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|May-08-05|| ||tpstar: It's hot here at night (1. e4 e5), lonely, Black and quiet (2. Nf3 Nc6)/On a hot summer night (3. Nc3 Nf6)/Don't be afraid (4. Bb5 Bd6!?) of the world we made (5. d3 a6)/On a hot summer night (6. Bc4 Bc5)/'Cause when a long-legged lovely walks by (7. 0-0 d6)/Yeah you can see the look in her eye (8. h3 Na5)/Then you know that it's hot in the city (9. Bg5 Nxc4)/Hot in the city tonight (10. dxc4 h6)/For all the dreams and schemes (11. Bh4), people are as they seem (11 ... g5) [ ]/On a hot summer night (12. Nxg5?!) [12. Bg3 and White is still in the game]/Don't be no fun (12 ... hxg5 13. Bxg5), don't forget if you're young (13 ... Rg8)/On a hot summer night (14. h4 c6)/A sometime someone you're not (15. Kh1 Qe7)/Don't wait to see what you've got (16. f4 Bg4)/'Cause you know that you're hot in the city (17. Qe1 ef)/Hot in the city tonight (18. Rxf4 Rxg5!)/Well I'll walk until my feet drop (19. hxg5 Qe5!)/I'm a train when I'm hateful (20. Qg3 Qxg5)/Yeah lay right down now (21. Raf1)/And ride until your head breaks (21 ... 0-0-0!)/I'm walkin' 'til my brain pops (22. Qh2 Nh5)/I'll move with the beat now (23. g3 Nxf4)/I'm a chain 'round an A-bomb (24. gxf4 Qg7)/I'm a ribbon in the heat now (25. Kg2 Be2+)/New York! (0-1) - Billy Idol + Fritz 7, "Hot in the City"|
|May-09-05|| ||iron maiden: LOL tpstar, congratulations on another nice game.|
|May-09-05|| ||tamar: Fun game. It seems like a Western to me.
White decides to make a break for it with 25 Kg2, but is a little outgunned after 25...Be2+ (reminiscent of the scene where Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid made a break for it against 10000 Bolivian soldiers) :-)
|Dec-04-05|| ||Chopin: White makes the desperate move 22. Kg2 in order to save his queen, but his rook is gone. Great game!|
|Apr-15-06|| ||IMDONE4: awesome game tp, well done "defending" against that unsound sacrifice.|
|Apr-27-06|| ||alexandrovm: this is a very interesting game. White seems to hurry with his attack puting his king in a risk position which is very well explited by black. Great game tpstar!|
|Aug-16-06|| ||James Demery: I knew he was a good annotater , but I had no idea tpstar was such a highly rated player. Well done tpstar!!|
|Aug-31-06|| ||Rocafella: You could almost say it was <tpstardefender> who played this game ;)|
|Mar-25-07|| ||Richard Taylor: <tpstar> That's the way to deal to them!|
|Oct-11-08|| ||just a kid: Great game by tpstar.It seems White was opening the kingside where there was no king!|
|Mar-21-10|| ||bumpmobile: "Somebody set us up the pawn!"|
|Mar-21-10|| ||An Englishman: Good Evening: Inspired pun, but I pity the folks who won't understand. Here is a little help.|
|Mar-21-10|| ||SugarDom: Why is this a game of the day? Who's palmer? A stockholder of CG?..|
He's not even a master.
|Mar-21-10|| ||radicalcation: Oh SugarDom.
Very nice game. Nice tactics.
|Mar-21-10|| ||newzild: Thanks <An Englishman>. My brow was furrowed.|
|Mar-21-10|| ||Bradah: I've seen better games at local barbershops.I'd like to know where I can buy a 2001 elo rating.|
|Mar-21-10|| ||SugarDom: Well you know vote buying is everywhere...|
|Mar-21-10|| ||Richard Taylor: Good attack by black! Well played!|
|Mar-21-10|| ||sfm: The temptation to make this kind of sac on the g-pawn is very often there. This game demonstrates how real hollow it can be, something you don't learn from GM-games as they don't make sacs like this.|
In games by players well under IM-level there's the added incentive to look for improvements and prove yourself right or wrong.
<Bradah: ... where I can buy a 2001 elo rating.> You can't, that is your problem. If you have less than that, you will have to learn to play better chess, something much harder than to speak bad about the games of others.
|Mar-21-10|| ||SugarDom: <sfm: The temptation to make this kind of sac on the g-pawn is very often there. This game demonstrates how real hollow it can be,>|
Are you calling it a patzer's game?
|Mar-21-10|| ||SugarDom: How many hours to the next game of the day? Ewwwww....|
|Mar-21-10|| ||hedgeh0g: <The temptation to make this kind of sac on the g-pawn is very often there. This game demonstrates how real hollow it can be, something you don't learn from GM-games as they don't make sacs like this.>|
The thematic g5 sac is only worth playing, in my opinion, if the other side can't quickly break the pin on the the knight/reinforce the piece in some way and, crucially, if the other side has castled kingside.
As this game illustrates, sacrificing on g5 is even more precarious when your opponent hasn't castled kingside, but you have, as it opens up lines against your own king.
As for what you said about this sac not showing up in GM games, I can tell you I've seen at least two high-level games with this kind of sac in it. One of them was a rapid game between Topalov and Vallejo-Pons, I think.
|Mar-21-10|| ||zanshin: Congrats on GoTD Dr. Palmer. Peace everyone ;-)|
|Mar-21-10|| ||thegoodanarchist: No offense to tpstar, but a better GOTD would be:
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1978
"Korch pops on the queenside"
|Mar-21-10|| ||playground player: <tpstar> does it again, overcoming White's 19th-century-style knight sacrifice (12. Nxg5). |
Say, do we have any games of <tpstar> vs. <phony benoni>? For, say, Michigan bragging rights?
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