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|Mar-28-08|| ||xrt999: I play this position on line all the time, but usually I just move every pawn 2 moves on my first eight moves.....as a goof.|
<then> I try to win the game.
|Mar-28-08|| ||Marmot PFL: GOTD, but was played in 2000. If any GM beats today's programs on even terms it should probably be Game of the Year.|
|Mar-28-08|| ||pawnofdoom: <xrt999> By the 8th move I expect half of your pawns to be gone if you truly play like that :)|
Boris Alterman is a very smart player playing into positions like that against a computer. He gives a lot of simuls online but he never seems to use the Bird against huma players.
|Mar-28-08|| ||karnak64: Neat.|
|Jun-05-08|| ||offtherook: This game is beautiful. I sometimes get large walls like that in online blitz, but never do so quite so elegantly.|
|Jun-06-08|| ||Aspirador: I had larger walls than that in online blitz!|
|Sep-13-08|| ||Xenon Oxide: Was this a live OTB game, or was it correspondence?|
|Dec-13-08|| ||eightbyeight: <Aspirador: I had larger walls than that in online blitz!> Um, an eight pawn wall is the largest possible, duh! Just post the PGN if you want to prove yourself.|
|Jan-02-09|| ||WhiteRook48: what's funny is the pawn wall on move 26, then Alterman fritzing the Fritz, then the dark-squared bishop on white's side being the only non-king and non-pawn piece on the board, (that usually never happens, he's usually off the board in the opening) and then, finally, the resignation! (What happened? Did Deep Fritz crash??)|
|Jan-09-09|| ||WhiteRook48: all of Alterman's pawns are remaining until move 34.|
|Jan-23-09|| ||WhiteRook48: Great game by Alterman. Nice wall/|
|Jan-24-09|| ||WhiteRook48: 26. e4!! is a sign of great superiority|
|Jan-26-09|| ||WhiteRook48: and I always marvel at it|
|Jan-27-09|| ||WhiteRook48: 1. f4 is an interesting way to open|
|Jan-28-09|| ||WhiteRook48: did Alterman have the pawn wall in mind from the beginning?|
|Jan-29-09|| ||WhiteRook48: how frustrating for Deep Fritz!|
|Jan-31-09|| ||WhiteRook48: I don't want to set a record, but why 39...Bxb6? it just seems pointless|
|Feb-04-09|| ||WhiteRook48: this was one of the only games in which a human won|
|Mar-29-10|| ||gauer: A wall of 6 s on the 4th rank occurs as early as Cochrane vs Mohishunder, 1855.|
|Oct-01-10|| ||eightbyeight: Whiterook48's wall of short postings is longer than this wall.|
|Feb-16-11|| ||Domdaniel: 11.Kxe2 is beautiful. It stops the Bishop escaping via c2, and leads to the win of a key central pawn. The computer may have calculated that White's loss of castling rights was adequate compensation, but the King turns out to be safe.|
Alterman then plays to snuff out counterplay. As ...f5 is impossible due to Nxe6, he simply leaves the Bishop on e4 until he has to take it, getting in useful prophylactic moves such as b4.
Later we see the same idea repeated: clamp down, create a weakness, extract a concession ... but don't actually cash it in until you've choked the counterplay. Exquis.
Nimzo put it better: Restrain, Blockade, Destroy.
|Jan-08-12|| ||King Death: The position after 26.e4 must be unique. The hypermoderns would have approved.|
|Jan-08-12|| ||FSR: I thought of S Mariotti vs Gligoric, 1969, but Mariotti only attacked with six pawns in that game. I once saw a game between Bernard Parham and Allen Kornfeld where Kornfeld advanced all his pawns to the fourth rank by move 15 or so. His pawns looked pretty imposing, but he lost.|
|Jan-08-12|| ||Penguincw: < Jan-24-09 WhiteRook48: 26. e4!! is a sign of great superiority >|
I agree. Sometimes when I play chess, my opponent likes to built a wall on their 3rd rank. I sometimes do so on my 4th rank. I always break through though (they make blunders).
|Jul-06-12|| ||KnightPusher: Hah, I love it. He punked that computer. Still, he might've been sweating after his wall was broken up, after all if he'd gone to all this beautiful trouble and lost it would be a reverse-punking.|
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