|Jul-16-04|| ||zb2cr: For those who don't get why Black resigned, after 22 ... Nxf6; 23 Rd7+.
Now there are several variations:
(a) 23 ... Nxd7; 24 Rxd7+, Qc7; 25 Qxc7#.
(b) 23 ... Qc7; 24 Rxc7+, Kb8; 25 Qc8#.
(c) 23 ... Kc6; 24 Rc7#.
(d) 23 ... Kc8; 24 Rc7+ (double check), Kd8; 25 Rxc5, Bxc5; 26 Ne4.
White has 2 Pawns and the Queen against 2 Rooks, but it seems as
if after a few checks, Black will lose one of his Rooks.
|Jul-16-04|| ||suenteus po 147: Thanks, <zb2cr>, that is most helpful in understanding this game. Also, you meant to write: (a) 23...Nxd7; 24 <Qxd7+,> Qc7; 25 Qxc7# |
|Jul-16-04|| ||zb2cr: <suenteus_po_147>, so I did. Thanks for the correction. |
|May-23-07|| ||nhat8121: I dont see any problem with Qxf5|
|Jan-29-09|| ||jrofrano: I think the problem here was 15. ... a6? this just seems to waste a tempo and lose the game. It seems also his idea of c5, was perhaps a move premature, instead on 13. ... 0-0-0 then the thematic c5 break. Black wastes too much time and white does a fine job of punishing him for his innacuracies.|
|Jul-04-09|| ||WhiteRook48: after 22...Qxf5 23 Rxf5. Black's a piece down|
|Sep-03-14|| ||sls: How come? Only two pawns down.|
|Jan-26-16|| ||jerseybob: I've always had trouble believing this sac is totally sound. Since black's a piece up, why not try and maximize that advantage, even if it costs a few pawns? After 19.Re6, the black king is semi-safe for the time being, so why not 19..Bd6!? blocking the d-file and threatening things like Nf8 or Nc5. Now if 20.Qg7,Rg8 grabs an open file. Black's pieces might actually start working together!(if he's not mated of course)|
|Feb-18-16|| ||thegoodanarchist: The GOTD pun could be:
|Feb-18-16|| ||thegoodanarchist: < WhiteRook48: after 22...Qxf5 23 Rxf5. Black's a piece down>|
Nope. Try again.
22...Qxf5 23.Rxf5 Nc6 and Black is two pawns down but maybe.... Ah, forget it. Two pawns down in the endgame? Resignation was sensible.