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|Apr-08-07|| ||HannibalSchlecter: <KampongBoy> "I would have played the cute 35. Be7 mate, but only for aesthetics!"|
I also would have played Be7 mate but only because I'm lazy! (moving my hand one square vs four, no brainer!)
|Apr-08-07|| ||MasterSavely: i saw the first few moves, then i got messed up a little, still, a very good easter puzzle.|
|Apr-08-07|| ||mikejaqua: After I cheated and looked at the first move and capture, I realized the power of the bishop on the a1-h8 diagonal. But I did not see Qxb8 at all. So I think I can safely give myself an 'F' for the day.|
|Apr-08-07|| ||TrueBlue: I saw most of the moves. (Of course, in the wrong order ;) )|
|Apr-08-07|| ||fm avari viraf: It looks more logical to play 27.Nxc4 opening the long diagonal for the idle Bishop sitting on g2. But after that it was Kavalek's creative ideas that saw him through. Formanek who was preparing for a massive attack didn't take off. Hope in vain & die in despair.|
|Apr-08-07|| ||playground player: <Mostly Average Joe> Aughhh! I never saw the Black Rook on the second rank! I mean, I was totally blind to it, like it wasn't there. Goes to show what a touch of flu can do to you.|
|Apr-08-07|| ||technical draw: <goes to show you what a touch of flu can do to you> That's pretty good. I'll file it along with "the dog ate my homework"....|
|Apr-08-07|| ||independentthinker: What about Qxa7 and then piling in the rooks? How does that evaluate? (I don't have any chess computers)|
|Apr-08-07|| ||NakoSonorense: yohoo... i guessed the first 4-5 moves correctly, after that, i stopped and looked at the solution. xD|
|Apr-08-07|| ||MostlyAverageJoe: <independentthinker: What about Qxa7 and then piling in the rooks?> How do you intend to do that? Pawn a7 has 2 attackers and 2 defenders, b6 has one defender one attacker. In this situation, using plural for 'rooks' is kinda optimistic.|
|Apr-09-07|| ||kevin86: A stellar finish! The white sacs and offers lead this one to a quick checkmate.|
|Apr-09-07|| ||MostlyAverageJoe: <patzer2: See Fritz 8 analysis in my post above (Oct 15, 2003) for a winning continuation.>|
This line: <28. Qa4 Na5 29. Qb4 Rgg8 30. Rxa5 Rc7 31. Ra6 h4 32. Bxc7 Qxc7 33. Bh3 Bh5 34. f3> has two obvious blunders by the black.
First, 29...Rgg8 loses a tempo to move the rook from an irrelevant position on g6 to even less relevant one on g8. Actually, the fact that it says "Rgg8", in a position where "Rg8" would be sufficient, seems to indicate that the position you set up for Fritz might have been incorrect.
The best responses were 29 ... Nc6 and 29 ... Bc6 (the latter slightly better). No matter, though, both were losing (I can post them later). After extended analysis by HIARCS11.1, both are scored at just over +8 for white (while Rg8 is scored at +23 for white).
The other big blunder is 31 ... h4, where Fritz moved an irrelevant pawn (in fact, admitting at this point a forced mate in 12).
The bottom line: the analysis was old, and not reviewed critically. The blunders above should be obvious without a computer.
|Apr-10-07|| ||Crowaholic: <MostlyAverageJoe>: According to the Spike engine, your line <30. Rxb8+ Kxb8 31. Qb4+ Kc8 32. Rxa7> (after 29. ..Nb8) is winning quickly. A further improvement would be:|
31. Qxa7+ Kc8 32. Qa6+ Kd7 33. Qb5+ Kc8 34. Ra8#
exploiting the rook pin after Kxb8.
|Apr-10-07|| ||MostlyAverageJoe: <Crowaholic> Thanks. I never managed to find time to run a computer analysis on this variant.|
Speaking of the computer analysis, here are the lines after 29 ... Nc6 and 29 ... Bc6 that HIARCS found:
(+9 for white) 29. ... Nc6 30. Qxc4 Rgg7 31. Bxc6 Bxc6 32. Qxc6+ Rc7 33. Bxc7
(+15 for white) 29. ... Bc6 30. Rxa5 Bxg2 31. Kxg2 Rgg7 32. Qxc4+ Rc7 33. Qxe6+ Qd7 34. Qg8+ Qd8 35. Qd5 Rb7 36. Rxb6 Qxb6 37. Qg8+ Qd8 38. Qe6+ Rhd7 39. Rc5+ Rc7 40. Bxc7 Qxc7 41. Rxc7+ Kxc7
I did not see anything obviously ridiculous while reviewing the above ...
|Dec-30-10|| ||wordfunph: story by GM Kavalek on this game:
When the game was over, Larsen told me: "It was brilliant!" Then I found the tournament director George Koltanowski and said: "George, I was trying to be a Morphy - here is the game."
"No," he replied. "You were not Morphy. I saw the game: you were you!"
|Aug-09-11|| ||ColeTrane: good one wordfunph,
Morphy WOULD sac a queen for bishop + rook mate on move 31. Lots of Morphy-esque type moves here . . . . really pretty
|Aug-11-11|| ||sevenseaman: What a thumping game by <Kavalek>! The sacs go like a speeding train over a short steel bridge.|
I was momentarily enthused by <27. Qa6+ Kd7 28. Qb7, 1-0>, but 27...Rb7 in place of 27...Kd7 brought me quickly back to Earth and the main line.
|Aug-11-11|| ||FSR: Kavalek wrote a column about this game in Chess Life, entitled "Magical Mystery Tour."|
|Aug-11-11|| ||abuzic: It's like a heavy weight championship with many nockdowns.
Actually watching the game suffices for enjoyment, but this is chess....|
27.Nxc4! the first knockdown; better not accept the sac and play 27...Rb7, otherwise: 27...dxc4 28.Qa4 Na5 29.Qb4 Rgg7 30.Rxa5 Rc7 white is better but no immediate mate threats.
The game continued 27...dxc4 28.Qa4 Rc7? 29.Rxb6! the second knockdown 29...axb6? 30.Qa6+!, but white preferred <30.Qa8+> Nb8? now white should mate in 7 with 31.Qxb8 the third knockdown (30...Kd7 avoids mate 31.Bxc6+ Rxc6 32.Ra7+ Rc7 33.Rxc7+ Qxc7 34.Bxc7 Kxc7 35.Qxe8 Rh6 and white should win)
Instead of 30.Qa8 white forces mate with 30.Qa6+! against all black's defences: 30...Kd7 31.Qxb6 Qc8 32.Bxc6+ Kd8 33.Bxc7+ Ke7 34.Bd6+ Kf7 35.Bxe8+ Kg8 36.Ra7 Nh6 37.Bxg6 h4 38.Rc7 Qa8 39.Rc8+ Kg7 40.Bf8+ Kh8 41.Rxa8 Ng8 42.Qxe6 h3 43.Qxg8+ Kxg8 44.Bh6#
|Aug-11-11|| ||abuzic: <MostlyAverageJoe: <Crowaholic> Thanks. I never managed to find time to run a computer analysis on this variant. Speaking of the computer analysis, here are the lines after 29 ... Nc6 and 29 ... Bc6 that HIARCS found:>|
29...Rc7 or 29...Rgg7 are other alternatives which probably improve over ...Bc6 or ...Nc6, right?
|Aug-11-11|| ||sevenseaman: <FSR> <Kavalek wrote a column about this game in Chess Life, entitled "Magical Mystery Tour.">|
The way this game has been played by Kavalek, it was anyway destined to be a legend.
|Aug-11-11|| ||rilkefan: <Nb8?[...](30...Kd7 avoids mate 31.Bxc6+ Rxc6 32.Ra7+ Rc7 33.Rxc7+ Qxc7 34.Bxc7 Kxc7 35.Qxe8 Rh6 and white should win)> Thanks, I was trying to figure out why black didn't play that ...Kd7 line, hadn't considered it might be best.|
|Aug-11-11|| ||Garech: 20...Nxa5?? Total suicide.
|Aug-11-11|| ||kevin86: Whoever came up with this pun should be "grilled".|
|Aug-11-11|| ||whiteshark: <Garech: 20...Nxa5?? Total suicide.>
That opens the floodgates, so to say...|
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