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|Mar-27-13|| ||Dionysius1: That is a really beautiful trap starting 22 Qc1! Made my morning.|
|Sep-08-14|| ||morfishine: Great positional play by White; True, 22...c5 is the losing move; I was thinking 22...Qe7 covering <c5> but even then, Black is under long-term pressure. Excellent!|
|Sep-09-14|| ||RookFile: 1. c4 is a good opening for white. Who prepares for it? I played actively for maybe 15 years and probably only saw it a half a dozen times.|
|Sep-09-14|| ||morfishine: <RookFile> Good Question. Like many, I was raised on <1.e4>; but in attempting to "expand my openings" with 1.d4, I was not doing so great. I found <1.c4> to be a solid, reliable alternative, as long as Black doesn't respond 1...c5, which equalizes instantly! :)|
|Nov-16-14|| ||tranquilsimplicity: Brilliant Queen sacrifice; maintains the initiative, allows the passed pawn to proceed unimpeded and the imminent Bxe4, Black's game is in tatters! #|
|Nov-16-14|| ||tranquilsimplicity: Rc6 looks very nice; eliminating either the Bishop or the Knight. White has a "won game".#|
|Dec-24-14|| ||Eduardo Bermudez: Pretty good game !|
|Aug-24-17|| ||WannaBe: The poor little baby plant got beat. Only to come back in the sequel (III), grew back branches and smashes everyone to pieces. =))|
|Aug-24-17|| ||WannaBe: Good game there, too. Alan. =))|
|Aug-24-17|| ||An Englishman: Good Evening: So much for my injudicious judgment--thought Black had the edge for most of the game. Can now see how effective 17.Bc3 and 21.Ne4 proved.|
However, can't see the win after 26...Nb6. Can see the pressure, but not the victory. How would White have wrapped up the game?
|Aug-24-17|| ||ChessHigherCat: I don't know, the whole game strikes me as somehow perfidious! But very well played, good timing, congratz. 22. c5 was a dastardly trap because the Q has no escape after 23...Rxc5, 24. Qxc5 Rc8 but it's not such a groot trap if you have to give up 2 rooks plus a pawn for the Q and a N, at least at not in that specific position with the passed a-pawn. |
I guess the finish is 28...Qe8 29. Bxe4 and if Bd5 30. BxB NxB 31. a8=Q. Or else 28...Qd8 29. Bc6
|Aug-24-17|| ||aranavkacker: I didn't quite understand why 23.Rxc5 happen. Can someone please explain why black didn't play 23.Qe7?
|Aug-24-17|| ||WorstPlayerEver: Not bad.|
|Aug-24-17|| ||ChessHigherCat: <aranavkacker: I didn't quite understand why 23.Rxc5 happen. Can someone please explain why black didn't play 23.Qe7? Thanks>|
23...Qe7 24. Nxe6 Qxe6 25. Qc4 and white has a lot of threats
|Aug-24-17|| ||teorems: <aranavkacker: I didn't quite understand why 23.Rxc5 happen. Can someone please explain why black didn't play 23.Qe7? Thanks>|
I guess it was just to setup a Queen trap which wasn't worth !
|Aug-24-17|| ||catlover: Cute pun and good game. Especially fun was de Groot's trap that backfired because Shaw saw just a little deeper into the position.|
|Aug-24-17|| ||kevin86: white's sole pawn throws black into a fit.|
|Aug-24-17|| ||keypusher: Nice game, Mr. Shaw! ...c5 looked like one hell of a trap, but you saw further.|
|Aug-24-17|| ||sfm: I must be missing something trivial, since nobody else seems to think Black should at least try e.g. 28.-,Qb7 Like, 29.Bxe4,Bd5 30.BxB+,QxB 31.Rc8+,Kf7.|
|Aug-24-17|| ||ChessHigherCat: <sfm: I must be missing something trivial, since nobody else seems to think Black should at least try e.g. 28.-,Qb7 Like, 29.Bxe4,Bd5 30.BxB+,QxB 31.Rc8+,Kf7.>|
That looks like a good defense, but what about this continuation to your line:
32. Rb8 Na8 33. Rxb4 Nc7 34. Rb8 Na8 35. e4 Qd4 36. Ra3 Qd6 37. Rab3 Qc6 38. R3b7+ Ke6 39. d4 Now if Qe4?? Re8+ wins the Q. Or if 39...Qc1+ Kg2 and, as Kramnik would say, you have nuttink.
|Aug-24-17|| ||morfishine: <sfm> Good point|
|Aug-24-17|| ||WorstPlayerEver: 28... Qb7 29. Rcb1|
|Aug-24-17|| ||catlover: <sfm> Stockfish gives: 28...Qb7 29. Bxe4 Bd5 30. Rc8+ Qxc8 31. Bxd5+ Nxd5 32. a8=Q Qxa8 33. Rxa8+ Kf7 34. Rb8.
+ (6.79*) Depth=38/61|
|Aug-24-17|| ||dumbgai: Nicely played by <perfidious>|
|Aug-24-17|| ||Willber G: Nice game, <perf>.|
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