|Jan-02-05|| ||cu8sfan: What a fun game! Thanks, <cg.com> for pointing it out. Was there a brilliancy price in this tournament? |
|Jan-02-05|| ||euripides: A beautiful game. It looks as if the Q sacrifice was based on judgement at least as much as calculation, since White has some developing moves to play before his attack gets going. |
21 Nc4, when 21...Nb7 can be met by 22 Be5+, is also an unexpected and economical attacking move - it looks as if Black's knight is exposed so that White might not consider the option of forcing its exchange, but it turns out it's the square a5 that counts.
|Jan-02-05|| ||MoonlitKnight: I'm glad to see the 8.Qf3 variation being used at this level. I thought only patzers like me would play it. |
|Apr-07-05|| ||psmith: Note that:
At first I thought 22...Qd8 was a blunder, but:
22...Qd7 23 Be5+ Kc8 24 Nd6+ Kd8 25 Nf5 gf5 26 Bb8
22...Qd7 23 Be5+ Kb7 24 Nc5+
22...Qd7 23 Be5+ Kb6 24 Rab1+ and mates with Bc3 and Na5.
|Feb-05-07|| ||Timothy Glenn Forney: I was shocked to see my shedder pick 8.Qf3 as the best move.It sees 9.Bxc6+ as a better line although.It didn't pick the the Q sac but after analysis later it proved it to be sound.Great Game.|
|Dec-26-08|| ||GrahamClayton: What if Black plays 15...♖g8? Does White have nothing better than 16. ♗f6, as in the game, or is 16. ♗h6 a better option?|
Van Der Wiel has only a B, N & 2 pawns for the Queen sacrifice, but he must have had a feeling that he was "equal" positionally.
|Aug-05-11|| ||freakclub: Interestingly, 14. Qxf4 leads only to equality with proper play by Black, according to Houdini, and suggests 14.Ba3 instead.|
|Feb-03-14|| ||Andrew Bussom: This is a good example of the success of the 14 Qxf4 Queen sac discussed in "Two Knights a Chess Killing Machine with an Emphasis on 4 Ng5."|