|Feb-26-08|| ||wouldpusher: 26. c6! and 27. g7! were crushing. If 27. ... xg7, 28. xc7 xc7 29. xc6 d8 30. f3 looks strong.|
Maybe there are just those <times> when the position gets a little too cramped.
|Feb-26-08|| ||jovack: Just wow...
Domination to an extreme.
|Feb-26-08|| ||apexin: an amazing game almost an ultimate submission to the power of the queen|
|Feb-26-08|| ||Bobwhoosta: A Brief History of Time, Stephen (Steven??) Hawkins. Good book, very scientific, but not boring.|
Haven't looked through the game yet... I actually don't play chess. ;-)
|Feb-26-08|| ||WannaBe: Absolutely the worst pun ever!! Another Caissar Nominee!|
|Feb-26-08|| ||IT4L1CO: A Brief History of Time is a popular science book written by Professor Stephen Hawking and first published in 1988. It rapidly became a best-seller, and had sold 9 million copies by 2002. It was also on the London Sunday Times best-seller list for a record-breaking 237 weeks.|
There is also a documentary by the same name, directed by Errol Morris and released in 1991. Unlike the book, the documentary is primarily a biography of Stephen Hawking.
|Feb-26-08|| ||MichAdams: It's a pity that Hawking never released an audio version.|
|Feb-26-08|| ||Bobsterman3000: A better pun: <it was the best of Times, it was the worst of Times>|
|Feb-26-08|| ||Jimfromprovidence: Here's a link to where Hawking tells a series of 9 pretty funny jokes. (some are not for the easily offended).|
|Feb-26-08|| ||Riverbeast: This is my boy Jerald... He's a good player, I think he won the under 2400 prize in this tournament...|
I wonder if, instead of 19...Nxd4, a better try might have been 19...f4 20. Nexf4 Be4
|Feb-26-08|| ||drpoundsign: when you lose your Queen in the middle of your castle being burned it's pretty bad.|
|Feb-26-08|| ||benveniste: As pretty as 27. g7 was, I think 27. xc7! is stronger and even prettier. If 27 ... xc7 or xc7 then xc6+. "Best" for black is probably xd4+, which only delays the inevitable.|
|Feb-26-08|| ||DarthStapler: The Foxwoods open is a tournament I've always wanted to play in since it's close to where I live but I never got the opportunity|
|Feb-26-08|| ||Riverbeast: Well, there's another one coming up in a few months.|
As an addition to my last note: After 19...f4 20. Nexf4 Be4, black can continue with ...g6 and ...Bg7
|Feb-26-08|| ||Chessmensch: To flesh this out fully and be fair to the competition, we should add the International Jerald Tribune even though the comments so far contain All the News that's Fit to Print (slogan of the New York Times for those in other countries).|
|Feb-26-08|| ||JonnyTurgi: 8. f5 is the better positionnal pawn sacrifice that i ever seen. it's incredible the Black pawn on f5 limits the bishop the white pawn on g5 cut with the pawn chain e5 d4 all the good square for the knights and the bishop on f8 is far from been devellopped and his better option seem the exchange on c3 after the loss of two tempi... so white is too nice!|
|Feb-26-08|| ||eternaloptimist: This is a great example of Shabalov's attacking prowess. After 11.h4 he pretty much entombed the g6. He did a good job of gathering space on the -side & in the center of the board. It seems that after 20....f6?, the bottom fell out. Times could have kept the -side locked up if he wouldn't have played this move. Also, immediately after 20....f6 Shabalov played 21.ef4. He just put his pieces in the best places he could think of, & when the time was ripe...he attacked! Things happened quickly after 20....f6?, & eventually Shabalov took advantage of it w/ 27.g7!. This deflected the off of the a3-f8 diagonal, so he could put his c5. This led to Times giving up his to try to slow down the attack, but this left his 2nd rank weak. Shabalov's got to f7, & the game ended shortly after that. This was an excellent example of thinking ahead by Shabalov!!|
|Feb-26-08|| ||Akuni: how about "The Times they Are a Changin'"
"A Time to Kill"
"Just Killin' Time"...that's a bit harsh, isn't it.
|Feb-26-08|| ||Chan: "Times Keeps on Slipping"|
|Feb-26-08|| ||LexBenaim: why not 23...fxe5?|
|Feb-28-08|| ||kevin86: Wow! White should be reported to the SPCB (society for prevention of cruelty to bishops). For most of the game,black's clergy were confined to f8 and g8. Oddly,later,white gives up a rook for one.In the final set up,black position is as fragile as a house of cards-or the College of Cardinals.|