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|Sep-25-05|| ||kevin86: I think <granite> was right;the game is supposed to focus on white's good knight,not black's one. I was once told that a knight on the sixth is as painful as a rusty nail in a knee or a painful extra bone in an athlete's foot.|
|Sep-25-05|| ||RookFile: Yeah, but it's not like Reshevsky was the first guy in history to put a knight on d6. |
You don't see a knight completely immobile on h8, every day of the week, though.
|Sep-25-05|| ||khense: <RookFile> Agreed. I've even had a few knights on D6 where I didn't win the game. But I don't think I ever had a knight stuck on h8,h1,a8,a1... nevertheless I found other ways to lose.|
|Sep-25-05|| ||RookFile: Just to really confuse all of us, here is a game where ...Nh8 is a terrific move, leading to a winning black attack:|
Korchnoi vs Fischer, 1970
|Sep-26-05|| ||Landman: <RookFile> True, but in that game there was no black pawn on f7, and the g-pawn was already traded and therefore couldn't block in the Nh8.|
Nh8 is unusual but in that position it's not impossible to see. If you were thinking sacrificing at h3, transferring a Knight to g5 might come to mind, and after that the Ng6-h8-f7-g5 manuever. Also it would help if you were Bobby Fischer. Then you could see it rather easily.
|Sep-26-05|| ||khense: <Rookfile> In Korchnoi vs Fischer, Fischer's knight just stopped for gas on h8. Treysman's knight was in the junkyard. I remember the Korchnoi/Fischer game very well. Koichnoi never landed a punch on the queenside.|
|Sep-26-05|| ||RookFile: Well, Treysman thought he was stopping for gas too, but he found
out from Reshevsky that prices
were going up. :)
|Sep-26-05|| ||YouRang: Interestingly, this game could also have been called "A Knight to forget", referring to the pathetic creature on h8.|
|Sep-26-05|| ||kevin86: A NIGHT TO REMEMBER-was a movie about the Titanic;here as a pun,it has an odd double meaning. First,the white knight is heroic at d6-despite its stayed state. Also,the black knight is in a no-escape status--like the doomed ship.|
|Sep-26-05|| ||iron maiden: "A Night To Remember" was a very well-researched novel by Walter Lord. As always, the book was better than the movie.|
|Sep-26-05|| ||drmariogodrob: What about a cue from the Eagles: "What a Knight to Remember, What a Knight to Forget"?|
|Apr-12-06|| ||MorphyMatt: another example of a cool Nh1 is Piket vs Kasparov, 1989|
|May-25-06|| ||crptone: A knight to remember indeed!
That knight served an important role for black during the entire game. On the powerful h8 square, the knight controls a lot of territory, and could be used either offensively or defensively. Using the great h8 outpost square, the knight was free to maneuver all around the board, unhampered by its opponent's or its own pawns.
Reshevsky should have done more to try to restrict the mobility of this knight, otherwise he would have no chances of winning at all. This game clearly highlights the importance of finding active counterplay and good squares for your pieces.
Just kidding if you couldn't tell :O
|Jul-14-07|| ||syracrophy: A Knightmare!|
|Jan-31-09|| ||WhiteRook48: this is the worst thing that can happen to a knight|
|Feb-07-09|| ||WhiteRook48: why not 1...f5?|
|Feb-23-09|| ||WhiteRook48: trapped knight is horrible|
|Jun-02-09|| ||WhiteRook48: 27...g6 looks bad|
|May-27-10|| ||Cibator: The king's not much better off either, as long as White keeps e8 under control.|
Did Deep Purple maybe have this game in mind when making one of their biggest hits in 1971?
"Black knight is not right
I don't feel so bright.
I don't care to sit tight ... "
|Aug-18-10|| ||hstevens129: These comments seem to ignore perhaps the more significant Knight than Black's on h8 - the White Knight that remains on d6 from move 16 until the end of the game, wreaking havoc from its outpost.|
|Oct-11-10|| ||sevenseaman: A siesta for the Knight while the enemy Knight drags the Bishop over the coals.|
|Mar-26-11|| ||meppi: this knight is more like a mule when it gets to d6, so stubborn it refuses to move till the end of the game. meanwhile the black horse is locked in the stable on h8.|
i give my vote for strongest piece in this game for the horse on d6. if you look at move 17 the horse attacks 8 key squares. the black queen controls 6
|Jun-09-11|| ||nolanryan: my favorite game|
|Jun-09-11|| ||SteinitzLives: For a coffeehouse player like Treysman to be bottled up for so much of the game, this had to be particularly painful. For Reshevsky, it was a typical day at the office of positional chess.|
|Nov-02-12|| ||perfidious: An elegant exercise in strangulation as Black, a more than competent player, never gets anything going, twist and turn as he might.|
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