|Mar-17-05|| ||patzer2: Black goes wrong with 23...Be6?!, allowing White to greatly weaken his pawn structure after 24.Qxb6 Bxh3 25.Qxg6 fxg6 . Black would have been OK after 23...Rcb8!? 24.Bf5 Qc6 25.Qc2 Rd8=. |
|Mar-18-05|| ||Orbitkind: Looks like Grischuk was totally outplayed in that endgame by Bacrot. |
|Mar-18-05|| ||russep: Isn't this nimzo indian? |
|Mar-18-05|| ||PinkPanther: Yes, this is the Nimzo Indian 3 Knights Variation. |
|Mar-18-05|| ||WillyWonka: God you are all a bunch of frikin geeks! |
|Mar-18-05|| ||keypusher: Okay, <Willy>, what's your excuse? |
|Mar-18-05|| ||Karpova: why 25..fxg6 and not hxg6 ?
black's pawn position looks better then (no need to worry about the e-5pawn)
|Mar-18-05|| ||patzer2: After <25...hxg6> 26.Rd5! c4 27.Rxe5 , White has the advantage and is still firmly in control. Black, IMHO, had to try 23...Rcb8!? |
|Jul-25-05|| ||alexandrovm: Nice endgame in an ending with oposite colored bishops. The score is still in favor of Alexander, with a "Alexander Grischuk beat Etienne Bacrot 6 to 2, with 2 draws". Both are young and strong, many more games will follow in the future, I hope.|
|Jul-25-05|| ||TruthHurts: Alexandrovm 3 of Grischuk's wins were in rapid games(two in this rapids were 5 minutes ko blitz in world 1/4 finals rapid chess ko blitz after they drew 2 times in 25 minutes time control) while none of Bacrot's ones... It's actually 3-2 between the two.|
|Jul-25-05|| ||sitzkrieg: It is not!|
|Jul-25-05|| ||alexandrovm: thanks for the inf <verite>|
|Jul-25-05|| ||sitzkrieg: But it is 6 to 2 with two draws!|
|Jul-25-05|| ||sitzkrieg: As a mathemetician u d understand..
3+3=6 not 3. That holds true even for a frenchie..
|Jul-25-05|| ||sitzkrieg: No i dont! I dont need sleep I am only awake for about some 30 hours now and still I dont babble.|
To get to the point; i dissagree!
|Jul-29-05|| ||stijn: This game proves Bacrot superb endgame play. I think the endgame is his strongest point at this moment.|
|Jul-29-05|| ||euripides: It's a very beautiful game and reminds me of Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1997.
I am not sure whether <patzer>'s 23...Rcb8 helps. In general terms, the two bishops are a very big advantage in this half-open position with targets (as in the Kasparov-Kramnik game, though I think Kramnik claims he could have done much better). Tactically, 23...Rcb8 24 Qf2 looks worth considering e.g. 24...Bb3 25 Rdb1 Bc2 26 Rb2 or 25...Bxa4 26 Rxb6 Rxb6 27 Rxa4 Rb1+ 28 Kg2 or 25... Nxa4 26 Rxb3 Rxb3 27 Rxa4 and although the positions aren't entirely clear White looks better.|
|Jul-29-05|| ||euripides: <Karpova> good question. Whilte White would be better anyway, it would seem odd to choose fg over hg without a specific reason and the quicker access of the king to the centre doesn't seem enough to justify the weakening of e5. However, I think that if 25....hxg6 26 g4 f5 27 Kf2 fxg4 28 Kg3 the bishop cannot be saved. After 25...fxg6 26 g4 Black has 26...Rf8 when 27 Kf2 ? runs into 27...Bxg4 and otherwhise Black has h5 coming.|
|Jul-29-05|| ||euripides: Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1997 is the game I referred to above.|
|Jul-29-05|| ||TruthHurts: <euripides>, nice, yes the black's pawns structure is nearly the same.|
|Jul-29-05|| ||euripides: <Tactically, 23...Rcb8 24 Qf2 looks worth considering e.g. 24...Bb3 25 Rdb1 Bc2 26 Rb2 or 25...Bxa4 26 Rxb6 Rxb6 27 Rxa4 Rb1+ 28 Kg2 > on reflection 28 Bf1 with Kg2 to follow may be better here.|
|Jul-29-05|| ||TruthHurts: <euripides> I agree also 23.Be6 was not a very good moove allowing the queen to enter the blacks side.|
|Jul-29-05|| ||PinkPanther: See? Somebody disagrees with him and the first thing this loser (TruthHurts) says is "shut up moron".|
|Jul-29-05|| ||howardtheduck: Maybe truth is anticipating a wolrd wide insult championship and only getting prepared...
Or, he likes the sound of those words in his head...
He thinks its cool and helps affirm his manhood...
It might be the way he learned to learn: You make a mistake... BANG and then a huge serie of insult. He never forgot ever after.
It also can be a lot of other things so only God knows