|Jun-19-04|| ||ConLaMismaMano: Big surprise Sasikiran loosing to a player rated more than a 100 points lower, but anyway it was a very good game. Instead of playing Leonid Kritz, it looks like Sasikiran played against Leonid Fritz :).|
What happens if 23...Qxg3?
|Jun-20-04|| ||sergeidave: And Kritz just won the 2nd game with black! |
|Jun-20-04|| ||acirce: So Sasikiran is out; first real surprise in the tournament if you don't just count single games. |
|Jun-20-04|| ||weirdoid: <ConLaMismaMano> I also wonder what happens if 23 ... Qxg3. Seems like after 24. Qe4 white gets his piece back in a superior position, for instance 24 ... g6 25. Qxe6+ Rf7 26. Rf1 Rf8 27. Rxf7 Rxf7 28. Rf1 Ne5 29. Rxf7 Rxf7 30. Qxe7, but I wonder whether there is more, or whether there is a hole in my guess (a.k.a. analysis, but I don't want to pretend to be a non-patzer yet). |
|Jun-21-04|| ||Cyphelium: <weirdoid> I think that your variation looks strong, but there is a slight hole in it. After 23.- Qxg3 24. Qe4 g6 25. Qxe6+ Rf7 26. Raf1 Rf8 27. Rxf7 Rxf7 28. Rf1 Ne5 29. Rxf7 Rxf7 30. Qxe7, black plays 30.- Qe1+ when white must lose the queen with 31. Bc1 Qxe7. It might be that 28. Rf1 is a mistake and should be replaced by 28. Qxd7, which looks like a huge edge for white. |
|Jun-21-04|| ||AdrianP: <Cyph> I don't think 28. Qxd7 works,|
23. ... Qxg3 24. Qe4 g6 25. Qxe6+ Rf7 26. Raf1 Rf8 27. Rxf7 Rxf7 28. Qxd7
28... Qxd3 29. Qxb7? Qxd3!!+ 30. Rxd3 Rf1+ 31. Rd1 Rxd1#
If Black does not take on the B on b7, White simply hangs on to an extra piece.
|Jun-21-04|| ||Cyphelium: <AdrianP> Nice trick! =) Ok, point taken. Then I suggest that after 23.- Qxg3 24. Qe4 g6 25. Qxe6+ Rf7 26. Raf1 Rf8 27. Rxf7 Rxf7, white should play 28. d6! instead. Then 28.- Qxd6 29. Qxd6 Bxd6 30. Bc4 loses, as does 28.- Nc5 29. dxe7 or 28.- Bxd6 29. Bc4 Ne5 30. Qe8+. |