|Dec-13-12|| ||Phony Benoni: Yup. Straight to the bottom of the Pun Index.
Game Collection: Game of the Day Pun Index (T-Z)
|Dec-13-12|| ||PaulLovric: second|
|Dec-13-12|| ||Snehalshekatkar: I didn't understand why black resigned..|
|Dec-13-12|| ||Abdel Irada: < Snehalshekatkar: I didn't understand why black resigned..>|
Black resigned because he will have to return the exchange and be left two pawns down; further, the white queenside majority is becoming dangerous.
|Dec-13-12|| ||Acak: Yep. I think the continuation would be like this..
56. ... Rcf6
57. Nxf6 Rxf6
58. Re7 Rf7
59. Rxf7 Qxf7
And White has a passed pawn.
|Dec-13-12|| ||iking: 33. Rxf7! Arkadi Naiditsch may not expected that herculean move ....|
|Dec-13-12|| ||kevin86: the rook is trapped.|
|Dec-13-12|| ||talisman: i tried to call this guy once but every time i zanged i got the zong number.|
|Dec-13-12|| ||master of defence: What happens if 33...Kxf7?|
|Dec-13-12|| ||dfcx: <master of defence: What happens if 33...Kxf7?>|
34. Qd5+ Kf8/Re6,
|Dec-13-12|| ||Gilmoy: <master of defence: 33...Kxf7> 34.Qd5+ <skewers the retreat square g8, a typical K-hunt pattern cue> Kf8 <Re6 35.Rf1+ and the fork collects the Rc8> 35.Rf1+ and White's attack is matish, hence clearly worth any sac: 35..Bf6 36.Rxf6+ Kg7 37.Qf7+ Kh8 38.Rxg6 <mate fork, Bf6 or Rh6>, and White has strong-enough back rank: 38..(Qc1,Re1)+ 39.Nf1.|
Numerous sacs on f7/f2 are based on the skewered-retreat idea, e.g. Krasenkow vs Nakamura, 2007,
Botvinnik vs Portisch, 1968. A Kinghunt sometimes justifies any sacs, because your pawns all become mate threats (which replaces your lost firepower), plus his pieces are too far away to defend.
|Dec-13-12|| ||dumbgai: Usually when a player sacrifices material, a tactical melee ensues. But here Zhang Zhong shows great patience in converting his positional advantage.|
|Dec-13-12|| ||Check It Out: "Jesus just left Chicago, and he's bound for New Orleans"|
What a patient attack.
|Dec-13-12|| ||Jambow: Not too sure about the game but drove the ZZ Tops Eliminator coupe in 1986 ;o]|
|Dec-16-12|| ||rwbean: Houdini 1.5a chose 33. Qd5 after 31 ply (+1.36, 33. Qd1-d5 Rc8-c7 34. Ng3-e4 Re8-e5 35. Qd5-d3 f7-f5 36. Ne4-f6+ Kg8-f7 37. Nf6-g4 etc) as further along, 35... Rc7 scores only +0.24 for White (28 ply).|