|Jun-30-12|| ||backrank: This game has been awarded a 1st brilliancy prize. With its multiple sacrifices, it's a glorious justification of the Sicilian dragon. |
16. Bd3, however, was weak. After this, White never gets any counterplay again.
In the end, Black misses the immediate mate by 31. ... Qg5+. However, he can win as he pleases now.
|May-04-13|| ||Tim Delaney: I am not a Sicilian expert, but it seems to me that O-O-O presupposes Kb1 at some point. Castling long and then running away seems to give black all the play.|
Nonetheless, a fine prosecution of the attack by Siska.
|May-04-13|| ||morfishine: 21.Bxf6 must be better than 21.Kd2; After 21...Bxf6 22.Qxh7+ Kf8 23.Qxg6 Qxb2+ 24.Kd2 White has the idea of Rh8+; If Bxh8 then Qxe6|
Obviously Black has a serious momentum
|May-04-13|| ||Abdel Irada: A most thematic counterattack. This is why, when playing against the Sicilian (especially such a sharp line as the Dragon), it's kill or be killed. White slackened his pursuit of the kill, and paid the usual price.|
|May-04-13|| ||PaulLovric: how did Siska miss 31...Qg5++ time?|
|May-04-13|| ||Abdel Irada: This is a technicality, but 31. ...Qg5† is not mate. White can delay it for a move with 32. Qe3.|
|May-04-13|| ||belgradegambit: The Yugoslav attack was young back in 1948. 11.Kb1 is the universal reply today since 11...Qa5 is met with 12. Nd5!|
|May-04-13|| ||FSR: <Abdel Irada: This is a technicality, but 31. ...Qg5† is not mate. White can delay it for a move with 32. Qe3.>|
Two moves, even: 32.f4! and 33.Qe3!
This game is the sort of thing Black dreams of when he plays the Dragon.
|May-04-13|| ||Abdel Irada: Er, yes. *Two* moves.
|May-04-13|| ||jheller1: What's wrong with 22.Bxb2|
|May-04-13|| ||kevin86: I would prefer "Sicilian Pizza" over "Sicilian Mafia"-I like how the queen and rooks enter white's position at a1,b2,c3-in consecutive moves!|
|May-04-13|| ||goodevans: <jheller1: What's wrong with 22.Bxb2>|
I can't see anything particularly wrong with it, although it still leaves white in the doggy do. I guess white's reckoning was that the rook was pinned so there was no need to take it straight away. Nevertheless, delaying the capture didn't seem to help much either.
|May-04-13|| ||fm avari viraf: Siska massacres Lesnik with his Dragon Fist with some spectacular combos!|
|May-04-13|| ||TheAlchemist: The location should be Rogaška Slatina. For our pun-loving friends, white's name Lešnik means nut (no, not in that sense, but as in hazelnut).|
|May-04-13|| ||Moszkowski012273: Not sure about brilliancies here...Black missed the crushing 19...Rxc3|
|May-04-13|| ||kia0708: beautiful attack|