|Feb-09-05|| ||iron maiden: Good stuff from Sutovsky. He was on the verge of breaking 2700 a while ago. |
|Feb-09-05|| ||patzer2: Black's 13...g4! initiates an amazing sequence of deflections, with 18...Bd4! offering White a particularly unpleasant surprise Knight Fork. |
|Feb-09-05|| ||BlazingArrow56: My oh my. 18. ...Bd4 is one of those crazy moves that just ties everything together at the end of a combo. Too cool. |
|Feb-09-05|| ||RisingChamp: Bd4!! is an absolutely sensational move,when playing through the game at ICC I absolutely couldnt make any sense of it till white played Ke2 and then the light dawned.beautiful chess by Emil Sutovsky,I believe he played a beautiful win against Daniel Gormally anyone have the score? |
|Feb-09-05|| ||Pawsome: <rising champ.> The score is posted under the Gibraltar tmt on the home page. Just click on Gormally's name or Sutovsky's. |
|Feb-09-05|| ||mjk: Yes, 18...♗d4! is beautiful, and ironic in that it is right next to White's e4 strongpoint. |
|Feb-09-05|| ||jkiipli: white cannot play 17.Qxf6 because of 17...Rg6 18.Qh4 Rxg2+ 19.Kf1,Qh2 20.Nxf3,Bxf3 and white queen cannot parry mate 21...Qh1# |
|Feb-09-05|| ||kevin86: Would Henny Youngman have said after black's sixteenth move:"Take my bishop, please!" White has the choice of bishops to capture,neither gives him a long life.|
As I've said many times before-it is startling how the winners in these attack games seem to have all their pieces working while the loser's pieces are most often passive and out of the fray!
|Feb-09-05|| ||Zaius: Deep Fritz 8 says that 18...Rxf2+ is a much better move, and the resulting variation is pretty interesting.|
Analysis by Deep Fritz 8:
1. (-16.55): 18...Rxf2+ 19.Kxf2 Qh2+ 20.Ke3 Nd4 21.Bd1 Bh4
2. (-6.42): 18...Bd4 19.Qxf3 Rxf2+ 20.Qxf2 Bxf2 21.Re2 Bh4
|Feb-09-05|| ||Kefka: I love this pun! :) |
|Feb-09-05|| ||eyalbd: <Zaius> what is the difference between -6.5 and -16.5 evaluations? In both cases it is a decisive advantage.|
Sutovsky opted for the prettiest finish. He is in a good company - both Fischer and Alekhine (probably others too) said in their book that the prettier finish gave them much more satisfaction than a scientifically correct win.
|Feb-09-05|| ||yoozum: It seems Areshchenko let himself fall into a deathtrap. The game was not won by Sutovsky, but rather lost by Areshchenko, I think.|
Also, is Bd3 followed by Bc2 a common maneuvre in this type of Sicilian?
|Feb-09-05|| ||patzer2: After 13...g4!?, White may be able to achieve equality with 14.hxg4!? Nxg4 15.d4 Kb8 16.b4 cxd4 17.cxd4 Ngxe5 18.dxe5 Nd4 19.Nxd4 Bxe2 20.Rxe2 h5 21.N2f3 =. With three minor pieces for the Queen, Black's defensive task may be more difficult than White's. |
|Feb-09-05|| ||patzer2: The not-so-obvious losing blunder was 16. Qh6?, after which 16...Rhg8! gives Black a decisive attack on White's weakened castled position. |
Instead of 16. Qh6?, White could have had just about even counter chances after 16.Nxf3!? Rhg8 17.Bd1 Bg6 18.Qxc5 Bxd3 19.Bh6 Be4 20.Qe3 Rg6 21.Bf4 e5 22.Bg3 h5 23.h4 Be7 .
|Feb-09-05|| ||patzer2: <Zaius> Appreciate you sharing the winning alternative 18...Rxf2+!! I'm adding it to my pursuit (i.e. King Hunt) collection. White's King cannot escape: |
18...♖xf2+ 19.♔xf2 ♕h2+ 20.♔xf3
[20.Ke3 d4+ 21.Kxf3
(21.cxd4 Bxd4+ 22.Kxf3 (22.Ke4 f5+ 23.Kxf3 Qf2#) 22...Qf2+ 23.Kg4 Rg8+ )
21...Rg8! 22.Ke4 Bh4! 23.Bb3 (23.Nf3 f5+ ) 23...f5+ 24.Kf3 Qf2#]
20...♖g8! 21.♘e4 (21.Nf1 Qg2+ 22.Ke3 d4+ 23.cxd4 cxd4+ 24.Kf4 Bg5+ ) 21...♕g2+ 22.♔f4 dxe4 23.♗d1 ♗g5+
|Feb-09-05|| ||patzer2: Of course part of what makes 18...Bd4!! preferable is that it avoids the complications involved with the 18...Rxf2+!! Pursuit combination. Note that the move 22...Bh4! in the analysis of 18...Rxf2+!! above could be hard to find in time pressure, whereas the calculations after 18...Bd4!! are much easier to make in a practical OTB situation. |
|Feb-09-05|| ||patzer2: In the final position, play could continue 22...Rxe1+ 23.Kxe1 Qg1+ 24.Nf1 Nxf3+ 25.Ke2 Nd4+ 26.Ke1 Nxc2+ 27.Ke2 Nxa1 0-1. |
|Jul-03-05|| ||farrooj: This should also be a puzzle game. It's just too cool!|
|Jun-13-17|| ||Saniyat24: Black's Queen side castling is the start of the chain reaction...!|