chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Stefani Dian Cheri vs Youmna Makhlouf
36th Olympiad, Women (2004), Calvia ESP, rd 7, Oct-22
Queen's Gambit Accepted: Central Variation. McDonnell Defense (D20)  ·  1-0
ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

explore this opening
find similar games 12 more games of Y Makhlouf
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: Some people don't like to know the result of the game in advance. This can be done by registering a free account then visiting your preferences page, then checking "Don't show game results".

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-17-05  kingkill: damn down a piece.. maybe it helps to loose another one!
Jan-18-05  Saruman: <Kingkill> youre right Qb5+ picking up Nd5 is very humiliating!
Apr-30-05  Whitehat1963: What not to do in the Opening of the Day.
Mar-12-06  notyetagm: Damn, I play chess better than this and I am not on any Olympiad team.

Like Dr. Nunn wrote in his beginner's book on chess: <If your king is exposed to check, then you need only one loose piece to lose material to a double attack>.

Black seems to be totally unaware of this principle. First she plays 5 ... ♗b4??, creating a <loose (undefended) piece>, which togther with her exposed e8-king gives White the simple <double attack with check> 6 ♕a4+, winning a whole piece. The usual defense to this type of double threat is 6 ... ♘c6 but that fails here due to the White d5-pawn controlling the c6-square.

But wait, has Black learned her lesson? Shockingly the answer is no, for she repeats the exact same mistake just three moves later! With 8 ... ♘xd5??, Black makes another <loose (1 attacker, 1 defender) piece>, which together with her still exposed king gives the White queen yet another <double attack with check> 9 ♕b5+, losing yet another loose piece (d5-knight) to the exact same tactic (<queen fork>) that lost the first loose piece (b4-bishop). The usual defense to this type of double threat would be 9 ... c6 but that is not possible here since Black no longer possesses a c-pawn.

Hopefully after this game Black has learned that, in the immortal words of Dr. Nunn, <Loose Pieces Drop Off (LPDO)>.

Mar-12-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  Jim Bartle: This is really quite extraordinary. Black makes the exact same mistake twice in five moves.
Mar-12-06  notyetagm: <Jim Bartle> And this was an Olympiad game, a classical chess game!

Nakamura would never in a million years make either of these elementary blunders in bullet games (1 0) on ICC.

Mar-12-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: <notyetagm> I hold the archaic (even antiquated) view that every database game has educational value. Your lucid explanation of the major errors in this game sets a fine example for future students. The other teaching point would be the priority of check, so we all need to constantly beware Queen checks forking our loose pieces. Oh yes, everyone make blunders, just like Nakamura did when he was under 2000.

Surely some Olympiad players (especially women) are hugely inexperienced, so she'll do much better as she learns and improves. And at least she resigned in a timely fashion. =)

Mar-12-06  notyetagm: <tpstar: ... Your lucid explanation of the major errors in this game sets a fine example for future students.>

Thanks.

Games like this reinforce just how dangerous it is when your king is exposed. <An exposed king is a serious weakness!> If you treat it lightly, then you will suffer from LPDO just like Makhlouf does in this game.

Jan-17-09  WhiteRook48: Wow... what do you do when you blunder away a piece? Sac another one! This game is horribly played by Black.
Jun-06-10  siggemannen: 5...b5 looks better in my eyes
Jan-30-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: "Makhlouf, Not War"
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is totally anonymous, and 100% free—plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any member Iincludinfgall Admin and Owners or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. If you think someone is an idiot, then provide evidence that their reasoning is invalid and/or idiotic, instead of just calling them an idiot. It's a subtle but important distinction, even in political discussions.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a Moderator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors. All Moderator actions taken are at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.
Spot an error? Please submit a correction slip and help us eliminate database mistakes!
This game is type: CLASSICAL (Disagree? Please submit a correction slip.)

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Game 10
from Naked Chess: How to Win by Once
QGA Central Var. McDonnell Def (D20) 1-0 Q+ & fork LPDO & EAD!!
from Chess in Hours for the Life of Fredthebear! by fredthebear
QGA Central Var. McDonnell Def (D20) 1-0 Q+ & fork LPDO & EAD!!
from yFredthebear's Queenside Raps and Zaps by fredthebear
2 loose pieces drop: 5 ... Bb4?? 6 Qa4+ and 8 ... Nxd5?? 9 Qb5+
from LPDO -> LOOSE PIECES DROP OFF! (GM DR J. NUNN) by notyetagm
2 loose pieces drop: 5 ... Bb4?? 6 Qa4+ and 8 ... Nxd5?? 9 Qb5+
from A. TACTICS. LOOSE. by PinkLedDoor
Q.G.A.
by ABD.Brixton


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC