|May-08-05|| ||soberknight: See http://www.angelfire.com/nf/chess/B... for commentary. The writers advise 7...Nf6! instead of ...a6?|
|Dec-23-05|| ||notyetagm: The Black side of the Sicilian can be such junk. Here a GM totally loses control of the position and goes down in flames in just 10 moves. You would never see Black lose a Ruy Lopez so quickly.|
|Dec-24-05|| ||THE pawn: He is not a GM, if my memory's good. But it's still a slauther all the same.|
ouch this is ugly...after e6, Nxe6 Qe8 or Qe7 he eventually loses the queen with a discovered on Nc7+ or Nd8+ or Nxf8+
|Mar-03-06|| ||McCool: Black played some pretty disgusting moves here.|
|Apr-30-06|| ||soberknight: I don't know if Afek is a GM, but he is most famous in the chess world as a composer of endgame studies.|
|May-29-06|| ||catfriend: Afek is a master, and far from being a top Israeli player. Also, he's way over 50, IIRC.|
|Sep-02-06|| ||Nikita Smirnov: Well the continuation is:
10...e6 (10...Kg6 11.Be2 with mate on h7) 11.Ne6 and the continuation is Ng5 or Nf4.
|Nov-23-06|| ||aazqua: This game is ridiculous. Black deserves his fate.|
|Dec-31-06|| ||Nikita Smirnov: This game should be game of the day!It is a brilliant attack play by Smirin!|
|Jan-21-07|| ||James Bowman: Perhaps too many endgame compositions and not enough opening theory ;o]|
|Feb-20-09|| ||swarmoflocusts: This is one of Smirin's notable games? The entire game is just his opponent playing a few inaccurate moves (I count two), a major blunder, and a few minor blunders (two) -- in just nine moves. Impressive, but a very far cry from good chess.|
<The Black side of the Sicilian can be such junk.>
This is a little bit unfair. Afek completely misplayed this game. He played the first two moves correctly, then started messing around, then started blundering. I don't think you can pin this one on the Sicilian.
|Oct-25-12|| ||murty: After 10...Kg6 what is the quick finish? The best I see is 11. Ne6 Qe8 (or else the Q is lost, or the B with check) 12. Qf5+ Kh6 (Kf7 13. Ng5#) 13. d3+ g5 and mate in 2 with Bxg5, Qxg5|