|Dec-22-04|| ||Resignation Trap: It is quite rare that a Grandmaster loses in just 15 moves. |
|Dec-22-04|| ||weirdoid: I still don't get the point of 12 ... Bh3. What is wrong with 14. f3 (instead of Bb7)? |
|Dec-22-04|| ||Resignation Trap: <weirdoid> on 14. f3 Qxe2 threatens both 14...Qg2# and 14...Qxf1#. If 15. Rf2 Qe1+ still mates. 14. Bb7 removes Black's Queen from the e2 square, but it loses two pieces. |
|Dec-22-04|| ||weirdoid: <Resignation Trap> I see.. Thanks! |
|Jan-07-07|| ||notyetagm: <Resignation Trap: <weirdoid> on 14. f3 Qxe2 threatens both 14...Qg2# and 14...Qxf1#. If 15. Rf2 Qe1+ still mates. 14. Bb7 removes Black's Queen from the e2 square, but it loses two pieces.>|
14 f3?? ♕xe2 is yet another example of a second rank pawn (White f2-pawn) being needed to <BLOCK> the second rank and so not be able to <DEFEND> the e3- and g3-squares or advance to f3.
|Sep-14-07|| ||hesyrett: I find this game a charming example of Larsen's talent for tactics in his prime. He sucks Bobotsov into overextending on the Q-side, then with 10...e5 (a move I missed in Guess the Move) and its logical followup 12...Bh3, switches fronts to the K-side, then after Bobotsov staves off mate, switches back to the Q-side where White is now defenseless. All in 15 moves--bravo, Bent! (Coda: RJF was not to be dealt with thus.)|
|Jul-05-09|| ||backrank: One of the shortest GM games ever ... and one of the greatest games under 20 moves.
After the somewhat careless move 6. 0-0 (?), White struggles hard to recover his pawn c4, but trying so, he gets only out of the frying pan into the fire.
He could have done so by 10. ♘xc7, but 10. ... ♗xa4 11. ♘xe8 ♗e7 12. ♘xf6 ♗xf6 leaves him in an unpleasant (underdeveloped) position.|
It is fascinating to watch the black advantage gradually growing from move to move, without White committing any real blunders. True, 12. axb4 would have been slightly better than 12. ♗xa6, and 13. axb4 loses immediately, but 13. ♘c3 (best) already loses the exchange, promising a long agony for White. He preferred the guillotine instead :)
The winning continuation after 13. ♖e1 is interesting: ♕c6 14. f3 ♗c5 15. ♕xc4 d3+ 16. ♔h1 ♖ae8 17. e4 ♘xe4! 18. fxe4 ♕f6 followed by ♕f2 or 18. ♖xe4 ♖xe4 19. ♕xe4 (fxe4 ♕f6) ♖e8.
However, the game continuation 13. axb4 ♕e4! was certainly nicest. Only now White realized that 14. f3 ♕xe2 15. ♖f2 is impossible due to ♕e1+ followed by mate.
Razor sharp and merciless play by Larsen.
|Nov-02-12|| ||Tired Tim: Oh - are we firmly in the USA for today's pun?! Help please!|
|Nov-02-12|| ||Shams: <Tired Tim> This is the most enjoyable way I can think to explain it: http://bit.ly/TpFS3b|
|Nov-02-12|| ||Tired Tim: Ah! Ah, indeed! We've had our share of lactic nonsense over the years (http://www.advertisingarchives.co.u...).|
Are you getting enough? <Nudge Nudge>
|Nov-02-12|| ||Shams: <achieve> Taylor Swift is almost enough to make me love country music. Looked like there were a couple cuties on your page too, but I'm not creating an account just to enlarge a picture.|
|Nov-02-12|| ||Abdel Irada: After this tactical tomfoolery, Black should be arrested for "Grand Larseny."|
|Nov-02-12|| ||Troller: This is the final entry in Larsen's "50 Selected Games". His comment on White's 6th:|
<6.0-0? The losing move. One should play 6.a3! Be7 7.d4 after which we have a position from the Catalan. White has an extra a3 which is of no great significance.>
|Nov-02-12|| ||gars: Poor Bobotsov! He'll be remembered by his losses to Larsen, Fischer, Keres, Geller and Tal. By the way, Bobotsov-Tal, (1958) is one of those games I never grow tired of.|
|Nov-02-12|| ||sfm: Larsen (playing 8.-,Bd7):
- Be careful! A pinned knight on b5 will cause you problems!
Bobotsov (playing 10.-,Nfd4):
- See? No problem, I have tricks up my sleeve... [12.Bxa6]: See, there! My knight, the one you told me to worry about, is well covered. Now you better save your bishop on b4, or I will eat it that too!
Larsen (playing 12.-,Bh3):
- You can have it. I will instead entertain your king. He looks a little lonely now.
- Hmmm. I give you the bishop back, and my king will be safe as a rock! OK, you can grab an exchange on f1, but I will fight!
Larsen (playing 15.-,Bd7):
- Remember what I said? A pinned knight on b5 will cause you problems!
|Nov-02-12|| ||kevin86: Black was focusing the bishop and queen at g2,then after the queen is decoyed to b7,the same two pieces focus on the horse-pin in b5.|