|Dec-01-04|| ||InspiredByMorphy: An outstanding game by Morphy! After giving up the exchange he gets a big attack on blacks king who is practically defenseless. 16.Ne5+ and 17.Bh6+ are great moves. |
|Dec-01-04|| ||drukenknight: oh come on. Didnt the guy just forget that his B was en prise? |
|Dec-01-04|| ||InspiredByMorphy: <drukenknight> I assume your referring to black. Are you talking about the bishop on a1 ? It is not en prise. Nor can it get into the scene of action due to whites d4 pawn blocking its escape. |
|Dec-01-04|| ||drukenknight: ??? What is wrong w/: 21...Bc3? |
|Dec-01-04|| ||Chessical: <drukenknight> Your idea of <21...Bc3> does not seem to work due to Black's back rank weakness:|
22.Re8 Bxd2 23.h4 (preventing the B retreat to answer the Q check on g4) 23...Rf7 24.Rxc8 Rxc8 25.Qg4+ Kh6 26.Qxc8 with a winning position.
|Dec-01-04|| ||drukenknight: how is it winning? it continues:
27. Qg8 Rd7
28. Qf8+ Kg6
29. Qe8+ Rf7
30. Qxc6 Bb4
this is better than what was played.
|Dec-01-04|| ||Chessical: <drukenknight> One particularly venomous plan is:|
<21...Bc3> 22.Re8 Bxd2 23.h4 Rf7 24.Rxc8 Rxc8 25.Qg4+ Kh6 26.Qxc8 b6 27.Qg8 Rd7 28.Qf8+ Rg7 29.g4!
|Dec-01-04|| ||drukenknight: I think we are on the same line up to black's 28th where you want to interpose the R. |
|Dec-02-04|| ||beatgiant: On 21...♗c3 22. ♖e8 ♗xd2 , why doesn't 23. ♖xc8 win immediately? |
|Dec-02-04|| ||beatgiant: <On 21...Bc3 22. Re8 Rxd2 , why doesn't 23. Rxc8 win immediately?>
Oh I see, Black would play 23...♖e7 24. ♕g4+ ♗g5 which was probably <Chessical>'s point.|
But 21...♗c3 22. ♕g4+ ♔f8 23. ♕e6 ♖f7 24. ♕e8+ ♔g7 25. ♖e7 ♖xe7 26. ♕xe7+ looks strong.
|Dec-02-04|| ||drukenknight: b.g.: SHOW ME YOUR WINNING LINE after:
22. Qg4+ Kf8
23. Qe6 Bxd4
24. Qe8+ Kg7
25. Re7+ Rxe7
26. Qxe7+ Kh6
|Dec-02-04|| ||Ziggurat: <drukenknight>: A suggestion for a winning line |
27. Nf3 Bb2 (or Ba1; otherwise he loses the f6 pawn. Bc3 loses the bishop to a fork)
28. Qf8+ Kg6 (Kh5 leads to mate by force.)
29. Nh4+ Kh5 (Kg5 loses even faster.)
White's plan is now Qg7, Qxh7, Qg6 mate. Black cannot do anything meaningful about it. If Black tries 30. - f5, 31. Qe7! leads to mate by force (plan f4, Qg5 mate).
|Dec-02-04|| ||beatgiant: <drukenknight>:
I never claimed I have a winning line, only that it looked strong. Moreover, I didn't consider your 23...♗xd4 .
Against this defense 21...♗c3 22. ♕g4+ ♔f8 23. ♕e6 ♗xd4 , white would probably play 24. ♕e8+ ♔g7 25. ♖e4 with a strong attack.
|Dec-02-04|| ||beatgiant: <Ziggurat>:
Looks like you posted at the same time as me. Your line looks pretty convincing, thanks.
|Dec-02-04|| ||drukenknight: Well hold on! Ziggurat has a good pt. That line seems to lead to Q vs 2 B, maybe not a win, but very difficult for black. As I go back and look at this why did I take that pawn? I violate my own theory!|
Lets go back and try this: 23...Rf7 Is this better?
Entire line now looks:
22. Qg4+ Kf8
23. Qe6 Rf7
|Dec-02-04|| ||beatgiant: <Q vs 2 B, maybe not a win>
It's almost always a win with so many pawns left on the board.|
<Lets go back and try this: 23...Rf7 Is this better?>
That was the defense I gave in my earlier post, please read. It goes on to move 26.
In any case, White is strong against this defense too, for example 21...♗c3 22. ♕g4+ ♔f8 23. ♕e6 ♖f7 24. ♕e8+ ♔g7 25. ♖e7 ♖xe7 26. ♕xe7+ ♔g6 27. ♕e8+ ♔g7 28. ♘e4 ♗xd4 29. ♘g3 threatens 30. ♘f5+ winning material.
|Apr-19-09|| ||heuristic: mo' better moves:
10.d5 Ne7 11.Qb3 Bc5 12.d6 cxd6
12.Na3 Bc3 13.Nb5 Ba5 14.d5 0-0
18...Kg6 19.Nxd8 Rxd8 20.Qb3 Bf5 21.Nd2
20...Be6 21.Rxe6 Rd7 22.Kf1 Rad8 23.Nd2
21.Re8 Rf7 22.Nd2 Bxd4 23.Nf3 Bf5
22.Re8 a6 23.Nf3 Bf5 24.Rxa8 Bg6
|Dec-17-10|| ||hawksie: Morphy is fun.|
|Dec-17-10|| ||tamar: 'You can set my truck on fire
And roll it down a hill,
And I still wouldn't trade it for P Capdevielle '
|Dec-18-10|| ||Calli: .....
as I was motorvatin' over the hill
saw Maybelline with P Capdevielle
Why can't you be true?
[pardon my French - vielle is pronounced closer to vee-eh, but this is chessgames after all]
|Sep-12-18|| ||Jack Kerouac: Uh..Guys..It 'Coupe de Ville'. As in Cadillac car.