|Oct-14-07|| ||stanleys: Very nice mate!
But before that both players blundered:
25...Nxd3 allows 26.Qf5!! with a winning attack(line given by Bacrot himself)
|Jul-29-13|| ||sfm: Terrific! Wild shooting, somebody is going to die.
So close. This game is so hard.
|Jul-29-13|| ||ajax333221: <stanleys> my engine didn't see the winning attack after 26.Qf5|
however, if he doesn't return the knight, I did see the QxP KxQ PxP+ (mate in two)
|Jul-29-13|| ||offramp: A 19th-century style game. The final mate is easy to miss, I was thinking of ...Ne1. |
Enghien-les-Bains is a spa town. It is mentioned in a poem by Arthur Rimbaud.
|Jul-29-13|| ||Check It Out: This looks like an example of a pure mate.|
|Jul-29-13|| ||morfishine: Wow, Bologan gets sandwiched|
|Jul-29-13|| ||w0sera: 15... Rfc8 g6! Maybe you could give good results for whites to attack..|
|Jul-29-13|| ||JureIvanusic: 26. Qxc7 was a mistake, 26. Qf5 would be much better indeed, making pressure on h7.|
|Jul-29-13|| ||JohnBoy: Nice pun! I'm surprised is has not been used before.|
|Jul-29-13|| ||kevin86: Bologan gets sandwiched by black's minor pieces.Thanks <morfishine> Yes,and the mate is on the "back row".-though not as expected.|
|Jul-29-13|| ||ajk68: Why not 29. cxd3, ?|
|Jul-29-13|| ||KingV93: Brilliant mate!|
|Jul-29-13|| ||thegoodanarchist: Great pun! Good job to the person who thought it up.|
|Jul-29-13|| ||thegoodanarchist: <ajk68: Why not 29. cxd3, ?>|
It fails to the same move, 29...Rxb3+, followed by 30...Bxh1
|Jul-29-13|| ||holland oats: Anyone know what the line is from Bacrot? I saw the threat of 26.Qf5 and 27.Qh7+ creating a mating net, but black of course has 26...Ne5! creating a shield for g7 and immune to capture due to white's weaknesses on c2 and e4.|
I also see that 26.Qf5 Ne5 27.hxg7 Bxg7 28.Rxh7 Re8 29.Rxg7+ Kxg7 30.Rh1 (30.Rd7 Rxb3+! 31.cxb3 Bxe4+!) Rb6 looks like it holds for black:
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|Jul-29-13|| ||eternaloptimist: Actually I thought of this pun myself a couple of months ago or so but I didn't find an example of a back row mate by Bacrot. I did some googling on the 'net but it didn't pull up any examples. Btw who submitted this pun?|
|Jul-29-13|| ||Phony Benoni: <eternaloptimist> It was mine. I couldn't find a real "back row" mate either, but this game has a good enough mate to serve.|
|Jul-29-13|| ||eternaloptimist: <Phony> Ok cool! Great minds think alike!! 8 ) Agreed...the end of this game is close enough to a back row mate to suffice. This game shows just how brilliant Bacrot really is!!|
|Mar-17-15|| ||SpiritedReposte: The final mate after Ka1 needs a diagram
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