chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

(If you register a free account you won't see all these ads!)
Nigel Short vs Luiz Paulo Rouanet
Simul (2001), Sao Paulo BRA, Sep-01
Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit (C42)  ·  1-0
ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

NOTE: You are using our new chess viewer, "Olga." For more info see the Olga Quickstart Guide. You can switch back to the old viewer (pgn4web) from the pulldown menu below. If you have questions or suggestions see our Olga chessforum.

explore this opening
find similar games 2,685 more games of Short
sac: 4.Nxf7 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: Games that have been used in game collections will have a section at the bottom which shows collections which include it. For more information, see "What are Game Collections?" on our Help Page.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-22-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: OUCH!!!! Black fail to look between the moves!
Jan-22-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  technical draw: For all of you out there, don't try 4.Nxf7 at home.
Feb-04-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  bumpmobile: I would have been so excited at the prospect of winning the exchange with 25. Bd4 Re5 26 Bxe5 dxe5, I never would have even seen the move to win the queen for a bishop. (I'm only on the page in my tactics book about pins, I haven't read any further than that yet).
Mar-17-04  ruylopez900: <technical draw> what do you have against the cochrane gambit? IMO there's nothing seriously wrong with it! I play it so that Black doesn't get the drawish game they wanted.
Mar-17-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  refutor: i disagree with the drawish game, ruylopez900...most of the lines (if black plays ...f5 for instance) are only drawish is white wants it to be drawish, see boris spassky in the 1980s for instance ;)
Mar-18-04  caballos2: According to the database, this is the only Petrov in which Short was trying the Cochrane gambit. I think therefore that he considers it not wholly sound and only uses it against weaker players whom he expects not to find the right defense...just like in this game. 14...Nf8 is probably better. Any comments?
Mar-18-04  ruylopez900: <caballos2> I agree that the gambit isn't truly fit for GM play but for club amateurs like us kibitzers its fine.
Apr-06-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  jaime gallegos: Cochrane gambit is great to blitz chess !!!
Apr-06-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  acirce: Of course Short doesn't consider it "wholly sound", caballos. White has to fight for equality against a prepared player.

In this game he doesn't even follow up with 5. d4 which is quite necessary.

Apr-07-04  Stavrogin: refutor. Agree.
Shirov plays the russian defense well too.
And Marshall always played it beautifully!
The drawish reputation is highly exxagerated.
Apr-07-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  acirce: White can easily steer into very drawish lines though, like 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Qe2 and soon queen exchange + symmetrical position.
May-26-04  get Reti: Caballos2, Short also tried the cochrane with Shirov in 2002.
May-26-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  acirce: For a serious Cochrane game that I didn't know existed until today, Topalov vs Kramnik, 1999
Jan-30-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  fm avari viraf: To be candid, I never heard of such a gambit? But I feel it is good against the weaker players as giving them odds.
Mar-08-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  fm avari viraf: <acirce> Thanks for the Topalov vs Kramnik Cochrane game. Even I was also not knowing.
May-22-09  alexrawlings: <caballos2: According to the database, this is the only Petrov in which Short was trying the Cochrane gambit. I think therefore that he considers it not wholly sound and only uses it against weaker players whom he expects not to find the right defense...just like in this game.> Short played this openning with the white pieces against Shirov in 2002 and lost (game is in the database). I think you're right though, a GM with Black will have the upper hand if he faces this openning.
Nov-05-09  The Chess Express: <refutor: i disagree with the drawish game, ruylopez900...most of the lines (if black plays ...f5 for instance) are only drawish is white wants it to be drawish, see boris spassky in the 1980s for instance ;)>

I beg to differ. In the 80's Boris Spassky played mostly 5. Qe2 which is the ultimate drawing line. I'm a big fan of the Cochrane.

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...

Feb-01-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  David2009: Short vs L Rouanet, 2001 Enterprising play by Rouanet. Shame about the one-move blunder. Instead 23...Qe7 leaves Black a sound Pawn up.

Crafty End Game Trainer link to the pre-blunder position:


click for larger view

(Short vs L Rouanet, simul 2001, 23?) http://www.chessvideos.tv/endgame-t...

After 23 Qxf3 Qe7, there are some interesting variations starting 24.Bh6+!? but they all work out in Black's favour. One line: 24.Bh6+ Kxh6 25.Qxf6 Qxe4 26.Qxf7 Rf8 27 Qd7 (expecting 27...Rf2 and seeing that if 27.Qxa7 Rf2 28.Qa4 Ra8 wins quickly)


click for larger view

(Black to play) and now 27...Rf2 no doubt wins but Black has much better. To discover the solution if you are stuck, try out the line against Crafty EGT using the link above.

Nov-20-12  flightsquare: I disagree completely, try Cochrane at home! Its great at patzer level, especially in blitz. So many people playing Petroff like a boring draw, it immediately puts them in a very uncomfortable situation. Plus, you win lots of games from folks who don't see that 5...nxe4 loses. And otherwise the pawnstorm strategy is clear, you have a plan and black is just looking not to blow it. Of course I agree for strong players its probably unsound but I will never have that problem ;-)

Greatest Hits Vol 1
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, totally anonymous, and 100% free--plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No posting personal information of members.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.


NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
Spot an error? Please submit a correction slip and help us eliminate database mistakes!
This game is type: EXHIBITION (Disagree? Please submit a correction slip.)

Featured in the Following Game Collections [what is this?]
Casey55's favorite games
by Casey55
BONUS 5.Nc3
from Cochrane Gambit by Wookash
fm avari viraf's favorite games
by fm avari viraf
DRAGONS
by napostol
Nigel Short at the Cochrane´s orders !
from jaime gallegos' favorite games by jaime gallegos
Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit
from COCHRANE GAMBIT by gambitfan
Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit 5.Nc3 (C42) 1-0 Remove the guard
from Decoys To, Deflections From, Remove the Guard by fredthebear
Garre's favorite games
by Garre
Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit 5.Nc3 (C42) 1-0 Remove the guard
from QThee Queen is Meaner Volume Three!?! by fredthebear
Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit 5.Nc3 (C42) 1-0 Remove the guard
from Goering Gambit by TG Forney / Bonus Fredthebear by fredthebear


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2017, Chessgames Services LLC