|Mar-22-07|| ||Autoreparaturwerkbau: 18.Ng6+ ... what's that sac all about? And why is it rejeczed?|
|Mar-22-07|| ||sambo: Ah, I applaud NN here! if accepted, 18. Ng6+ leads to 18...fxg6 19. Qd6 [moves the rook or defends it with Bc5] 20. Qxg6 [anything] 21. Qh7#|
|Mar-22-07|| ||keypusher: How about some applause for Staunton? That's a great combination!|
|Mar-23-07|| ||sambo: Frankly, I expect this from Staunton against NN. But for NN to avoid the bait, well, all I'm saying is, NN doesn't get enough applause.|
|Mar-23-07|| ||Assassinater: <Ah, I applaud NN here! if accepted, 18. Ng6+ leads to 18...fxg6 19. Qd6 [moves the rook or defends it with Bc5] 20. Qxg6 [anything] 21. Qh7#>|
What's wrong with 19... Rxf3? Sure, 20. Qg6 Kg8 21. Qh7+ leads to some dancing by the king but after all, white only has a bishop and a queen on the attack and he's down two pieces. What am I missing?
|Mar-23-07|| ||sambo: <What's wrong with 19... Rxf3?> Hm. Must say I didn't see that, and don't have an answer right away. That's a good point. At first glance I thought 20. Qxg6 Kg8 21. Qe8 was mate, but the rook can interpose. Perhaps Staunton and NN both overlooked it? I'll try and analyze further later. (fyi, I don't have a strong engine, so I can't really do it that way; if someone else does, feel free to post it).|
|Mar-25-07|| ||keypusher: I don't see anything better than 21. Qh7+ Kf8 22. Bg6, but then Black has 22...Rf7. White can try 23. Re3 with the idea of 24. Bxf7 Rxf7 25. Rf3+, but it doesn't look very convincing. So maybe neither Staunton nor NN deserve applause?|