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|May-30-12|| ||Patriot: Funny...Houdini prefers my "iffy" line. But still, 40.Rxf5+ is too big a theme to not see.|
New game - Houdini 1.5a x64, Blitz:4'+2" Microsoft
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Analysis by Houdini 1.5a x64:
1. (5.76): 2.e6+ Kf6 3.Rxg6+ Rgxg6 4.Rxg6+ Rxg6 5.e7 Rg8 6.e8Q Rxe8 7.Bxe8 Ke7 8.Bg6 Ke6 9.h5 Kf6 10.Be8 Kg7 11.Ke5 Bc8 12.Bxc6 d4 13.Kxd4 Be6 14.Bd5 Bc8 15.Ke5 Kh6 16.Bf7 Bb7 17.g3 Bc6
2. (5.26): 2.Rxg6 Rgxg6 3.e6+ Ke7 4.Bxg6 Kxe6 5.Re3+ Kf6 6.h5 Bc8 7.Re8 Bd7 8.Rf8+ Ke7 9.Ra8 Ke6 10.a4 Kf6 11.a5 Ke6 12.Rxa6 Rh8 13.b5 Rc8 14.b6 cxb6 15.axb6 Kf6 16.b7 Rb8 17.Rb6 Be6
3. (3.23): 2.Rxf5+ Ke7 3.Be2 Rxh4 4.Rf6 Bc8 5.Rg5 Rf8 6.g3 Rh2 7.Rxf8 Kxf8 8.Bd3 Rb2 9.Rxg6 Rxb4+ 10.Kc3 a5 11.Rxc6 d4+ 12.Kc2 Ra4 13.Bh7 Ra3 14.Rxc7 Ba6 15.e6 Rxa2+ 16.Kb3 Re2 17.f5 Bb5
4. ± (1.08): 2.b5 axb5 3.e6+ Kf6 4.Bxg6 Rxh4 5.Rxf5+ Kxe6 6.Re3+ Kd7 7.Bf7 Rgh8 8.Be6+ Kd8 9.Rf7 Rh1 10.Rd7+ Kc8 11.Rxd5+ Kb8 12.Rde5 Bc8 13.f5 Rd1+ 14.Kc3 Rc1+ 15.Kd3 Kb7 16.Bxc8+ Rxc8 17.f6 Rf1
5. ± (0.92): 2.Bxg6+ Rgxg6 3.Rxf5+ Ke7 4.Rxg6 Rxg6 5.Rh5 Rg7 6.Rh6 Rxg2 7.Rh7+ Ke6 8.Rxc7 Ba8 9.Ra7 Rg4 10.Ke3 Rg3+ 11.Kf2 Rg8 12.h5 Kf5 13.Ke3 Rb8 14.h6 d4+ 15.Kxd4 Rxb4+ 16.Ke3 Re4+ 17.Kd3 Rxf4
|May-30-12|| ||Castleinthesky: <Thanks to Patriot for the analysis> I missed the solution.|
|May-30-12|| ||TimothyLucasJaeger: White has at least two reasonable tries: 39 d6+ and 39 Bxh5.|
1) 39 d6+ Kxd6 40 Rxg6+ Rxg6 41 Rxg6 Kf7 42 Rg5 Kf6 43 Rxh5 Re8 44 Bf3 Re1 (or 44 Bd3 Bc8 35 Rg5 Re1) appears to leave black with some counterplay. I guess i'll look over the other alternative and come back to this later, if necessary.
2) 39 Bxh5 and the bishop is immune to capture because of the threatened advance(s) of the d-pawn with check, so black must reply
39 ... Rh6 in order to defend the g-pawn. Then white can try
2a) 40 d6+ Kxd6 41 Rxg6+ Rgxg6 42 Rxg6+ Rxg 6 43 Bxg6 and black has a problem: the inability of his king so stop simulatenously the white king's intrusion to e5 and the advance of the h-pawn.
E.g. 43 ...
ahh nevermind white can just play 40 Rxf5+. I was beginning to think this was a little complex for a wednesday :P
|May-30-12|| ||mkrk17: I could see 2 moves, either e6+ or Bxh5. At first i thought both win, but then started thinking that this is a match between a world champ and a 2700+ guy. So, even a small change in order might not be winning. I figured that Bxh5 shd come first.|
|May-30-12|| ||doubledrooks: I went with 39. e6+.
Against Crafty, I achieved a won position afer 39...Kxe6 40. Rxg6+ Rxg6 41. Rxg6+ Kf7 42. Rg5 Kf6 43. Bxh5 (in my original analysis I went with 43. Rxh5) Bc8 44. g3 Be6 45. a4 Rh7 46. Be8 Bd7 47. Bxd7 Rxd7 48. h5 Rg7 49. Rxg7 Kxg7 50. Ke5 Kh6 51.Kxf5 Kxh5 52. g4+
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|May-30-12|| ||kevin86: White can afford to give up his bishop as black's is as dead as dogpoop. White will gain a pair of connectors and win soon after.|
|May-30-12|| ||kevin86: or white can win even quicker after...39...gxh5 40 e6+ f8 41 e7+ f7 42 xg8+ xg8 43 xg8+ xg8 44 e8=+ wins|
|May-30-12|| ||dufferps: Interesting - I chose 39. Bxh5 without really understanding how it would work out. I was disappointed that Barcot didn't play it out at least a little further. I did sense that my (I mean Kasparov's) e-pawn would be a repeated threat, but I had to play out the major variations (39. ... Rxh5 and 39. ... gxh5) to see how that threat eventually forced black to choose between defending his last rook and preventing promotion at e8. I guess Barcot saw it right away.|
|May-30-12|| ||chrisowen: Little feint bishop tooth in clink clawar good in low I think again |
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|May-30-12|| ||chrisowen: Accept for WCM it was a good year the mieses at choose |
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|May-30-12|| ||Once: Legend has it that chess was invented by a wise courtier who wanted to demonstrate to a vain king that you cannot win by one piece alone. The entire army must work together. |
It's a sort of socialist/ communist/ republic viewpoint. There is no I in team, but there's a me if you look hard enough.
But I beg to differ. I think that chess was invented by a woman.
Now before you get too excited, I must say that I don't know who this woman was. I don't know if she was what the young uns term a "hottie", a harridan or a home-maker.
What's my grounds for saying this? Take today's puzzle. The whole thing hinges on a single fact - the black king has two jobs to do. He needs to keep an eye on the dangerous passed e pawn and he needs to lend a protective hand to the g file. White has all sorts of tricks based on bishop sacs to pry open the g file.
The black king can manage to do either of these tasks - <if that was all he was expected to do.> But asking him to do both at the same time and we find the limitations of his gender all too obvious. Men simply cannot multi-task. Ergo, chess was invented by a woman.
Maybe the great Bob Marley was onto something when he said "no woman, no cry". I certainly found that when my ex wife left me I didn't cry as much as I did when I was still married to her.
|May-30-12|| ||PugtheThug: I would have tried 39.Bd3 because everything looks like it is protected. Even though you might sacrifice white's Bishop, it gets through hopefully with some promoted pawns after 40.Bxf5,gxf5 41.Rxf5+, Maybe 39...Bc8 40.e6+,Bxe6,Ke5 or better might be: 39.Bxh5,Rxh5 40.Rxh5,gxh5 42.e5+ gets a pawn on its way or wins the Exchange for White.|
|May-30-12|| ||PugtheThug: After winning the Exchange, white easily can pick off black's weak locked-in Bishop.|
|May-30-12|| ||dragon player: White's bisshop is a lot better than black's, and his rooks are way more active. Now you have to exploit this. A don't see a way of gaining a lot of material, so this seems the best to me:|
or else 40.e7
If 40...Kf7 41.Rxg8 Rxg8 42.Rxg8 Kxg8 43.Bh5, winning a pawn, and you'll win the f5-pawn too.
winning the f5 or h5 pawn, most likely both, with a winning advantage.
Time to check.
I was totally wrong. Lets check the kibitzing. I get it now. Lets find out whether my way wins too or not.
The computer thinks my varation is stronger than what was played. Hmmm... do I deserve a point for today? I don't know, what do you think?
|May-30-12|| ||ninja warrior: pretty sure i saw this game, either about when i was played, or in a book... either way the combination is unforgettable (and vera nice, vera nice....) Bxh5 wins for white, due to black having to both guard his rook & the promotion square if the bishop is taken (either way).|
|May-30-12|| ||Pawn and Two: Black's position after 38...Rag8 looked very fragile. I first considered 39.e6+, but before doing any more calculation, I decided to see if I could rule out any idea about attacking the a-pawn.|
I soon decided the a-pawn was not the target, so I went back to 39.e6+. The position looked totally winning after 39...Kxe6 40.Rxg6+ Rxg6 41.Rxg6+, but what if black played 39...Kf6? It took me a while before I spotted 40.Bxh5! and the g-pawn will fall.
I admit that once I got focused on 39.e6+, I never looked at 39.Bxh5. Kasparov's move looks more impressive, but the result seems to be about the same.
|May-30-12|| ||agb2002: The material is equal.
The black king protects the pawn on g6, essential to avoid the loss of the pawns on f5 and h5. This suggests 39.e6+ to divert the king or one of the rooks:
A) 39... Kxe6 40.Rxg6+ Rxg6 (40... Kf7 41.Rxg8 Rxg8 42.Rxg8 Kxg8 43.Bxh5 with a won ending) 41.Rxg6+ Kf7 42.Rg5 wins a pawn and the game.
B) 39... Kf6 40.e7
B.1) 40... Kxe7 41.Rxg6 is similar to previous lines.
B.2) 40... Rg7 42.Bxh5 (42.e8=Q Rxe8 43.Bxh5 Re4+) 42... Kxe7 43.Rxf5
B.2.a) 43... gxf5 44.Rxg7+ followed by Rg5 and g3 with a won ending.
B.2.b) 43... Ke6 44.Rfg5 seems to win. For example, 44... Kf6 45.Rxg6+ Rxg6 46.Rxg6+ Kf5 47.Rg5+ Kxf4 47.g3#.
B.3) 40... Rh6 41.Rxh5 Rxh5 (41... gxh5 42.Rxg8 Kxe7 43.Rb8) 42.Bxh5 is similar to other lines.
|May-30-12|| ||scormus: 39 Bxa5! All that effort I went to making sure it was definitely winning, and then I see it was 1-0 immediately.|
|May-30-12|| ||reti: I wonder if this sacrifice was really necessary, or was Kasparov showing off his great chess skills?|
|May-30-12|| ||TheBish: Kasparov vs Bacrot, 2000|
White to play (39.?) "Medium/Easy"
Black looks like he has everything covered, but his pawns are doubled on the queenside, most of his pawns are on the same color as his badly placed bishop (pawns which can be attacked by White's bishop), and White has maximized the placement of all his pieces. White just needs to find a way to break through.
39. e6+! Kf6
Or 39...Kxe6 40. Rxg6+ Rxg6 41. Rxg6+ Kf7 42. Rg5 Kf6 43. Rxh5 Rg8 44. Rg5 with an easy win.
40. Bxh5 Rh6 41. e7!
Threatening trades on g6 followed by queening the pawn.
41...Kxe7 42. Ke5!
Establishing king position before winning the g-pawn, followed by the f-pawn. It's only logical that when you have this many advantages (space, piece placement, king position), you're going to be able to convert to a winning endgame.
Hmmm.... never even consider 39. Bxh5, for some reason. Both moves win, but Kasparov's is flashier.
|May-30-12|| ||TheBish: Looks like there are two solutions. Fritz gives a transposition to my solution after 39. Bxh5 Rh6 40. e6+ Kf6 41. Rxg6+!.|
|May-30-12|| ||CHESSTTCAMPS: In this endgame position, material is even, but the bad black bishop is truly a "tall pawn." White's doubled rooks are aimed at the backward black g-pawm, magnifying the white advantage. Typically, a "sac" at f5 or h5 is thematic in such positions (when direct capture of the backward pawn is not advisable), and the passed e-pawn makes it work.|
At first I thought the immediate 39.e6+ was the move, but it quickly became apparent that this was the wrong move order.
A) 39... Rxh5 40.Rxh5 gxh5 41.e6+! (overloading the king) Kf8 42.e7+ Kf7 43.Rxg8 wins.
B) 39... gxh5 40.Rxg8 Rxg8 41.e6+ transposes to A.
C) 39... Rh6 (otherwise, 40.Bxg6+ followed by h5 wins quickly) 40.Rxf5+ Ke7 41.R5g5 followed by 42.f5 wins a third pawn.
|May-30-12|| ||CHESSTTCAMPS: 41.R5g5 in line C is a big mistake.|
|May-31-12|| ||QueentakesKing: <Chess 101: HOW TO CONFUSE YOUR OPPONENT>|
|Jun-02-12|| ||thejack: 37.-Bc8 38.Rb3 a5 looks like a better try to me.
Really nice game. Reminds me of Fischer vs. Reshevsky 1962/3 (if i remember the year correctly).
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