|Jun-09-05|| ||Whitehat1963: Excellent technique from the Player of the Day against a young Nakamura.|
|Jun-10-17|| ||offramp: I was working at Bank Station on the Docklands Light Railway and I was approached by a Japanese tourist saying, "Grasshopper! Grasshopper!"|
It turned out he wanted directions to Crossharbour.
|Jun-10-17|| ||Imran Iskandar: This is what I like to see.|
|Jun-10-17|| ||offramp: Some of the very best games of chess are the ones where one side plays a blistering sacrificial attack but ends up just a small amount of material ahead in an endgame, because the opponent defends really well.|
Another good example is Tal vs Hecht, 1962.
|Jun-10-17|| ||rczcarvalho: 42 Ke4 Rxd4+, 43 Kxd4 Bb2+, and Bxg7 and Black wins...
Am I right?|
|Jun-10-17|| ||keypusher: <rczcarvalho: 42 Ke4 Rxd4+, 43 Kxd4 Bb2+, and Bxg7 and Black wins... Am I right?>|
The three White passed pawns are too much for the Black king and bishop in the ensuing ending: 45. c5 a5 46. c6 Kd8 47. Kc5 Be5 48. Kb5, and if, for example, Black tries 48....Ke7, then 49. c7 Bxc7 50. g7 and the pawn queens.
|Jun-10-17|| ||sfm: <rczcarvalho: 42 Ke4 Rxd4+, 43 Kxd4 Bb2+, and Bxg7 and Black wins... Am I right?>
So, no - but it was a damned good question.
And this is why we should ad at least one "!" to 42.Ke4, as the simplest path to the win. A great fight.
|Jun-10-17|| ||rczcarvalho: Or ar least, its a drawn|
|Jun-10-17|| ||ChessHigherCat: 17...Qe5? 18. Bf4 wins the Q or at least wins a piece for a pawn with 18. ..Bxb4 or Ne4.|
|Jun-10-17|| ||FairyPromotion: I believe credit for this pun should go to <tamar>.|
Ding Liren vs Ni Hua, 2013 (kibitz #2)
|Jun-10-17|| ||7he5haman: Is 25...Bb4 any good?!|
|Jun-10-17|| ||Breunor: I really enjoyed this game. IMO hreat fight from both players!|
|Jun-12-17|| ||kevin86: Pawns are the soul of chess: Philidor.|