chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing


register now - it's free!
Nikolai Ninov vs Ivan Cheparinov
"Entertainment Two Knight" (game of the day Sep-13-07)
69th Bulgarian Championship (2005)  ·  Italian Game: Two Knights Defense. Fritz Variation (C57)  ·  0-1
To move:
Last move:

explore this opening
find similar games 995 more games of I Cheparinov
sac: 11...Nf4 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: To flip the board (so black is on the bottom) either press F or click on the e7 square.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with the default chess viewer, please see the Pgn4web Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 2 OF 2 ·  Later Kibitzing>
Jul-06-07  noiselesion: yup, I haven't seen the whole game yet but so far at move 26.Ka5, 26...Qb6 is mate.
Sep-13-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  An Englishman: Good Evening: It takes a lot of bravery to play these 4.Ng5,d5 variations over the board--for either side. Especially for White, since in addition to the Fritz, Ulvestad and 5...Na5 lines, he also has to worry about 4...Bc5!?. Entertaining for the spectators, though.
Sep-13-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  Infohunter: <noiselesion: yup, I haven't seen the whole game yet but so far at move 26.Ka5, 26...Qb6 is mate.>

Well, not quite, since White can reply with 27.Qxb6. That aside, it's hard to believe that this game was played as recently as 2005.

Sep-13-07  CapablancaFan: Black almost from the get-go 5...Nd4! let's white know he's not settling for equalization...he want's the initiative! White fails to find the correct path. 11.Bc6? (wins the exchange, but loses everything else.) After 12...Nxg2+! white is stratigically lost. Crazy, wild, and forceful attacking game by black who took control of the game as early as move 5!
Sep-13-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  al wazir: What was wrong with 13. Bxg2 ?
Sep-13-07  mrbiggs: Is the Fritz variation named after the program? What is it?
Sep-13-07  Wolfgang01: Of course, mrbiggs!! The 2-nights-game was a standard-opening in the 19th century. In that time, Fritz was better known as the Chess-Turk.
Sep-13-07  King mega: <al wazir: What was wrong with 13. Bxg2 ?> 13.Bxg2 Qxg2 14Rxf1 Ba3
Sep-13-07  venk98: WHAT WAS WRONG WITH 34.Kc2?????? in the next move even if queen gets trapped by rook, it can capture the rook which wud hav given white some advantage......and why does white queen not capture black's rook when white plays the bishop move???? can anyone explain with analysis please?
Sep-13-07  Shakalul: If 34.Kc2,then 34...Ba4+ 35.Kd3 Bb5 and white loses his queen.
Sep-13-07  JohnBoy: What is the Fritz addition to theory here?
Sep-13-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  chessgames.com: According to Eric Schiller, the move that defines the Fritz Variation is 5...Nd4. Please note that the Fritz in question is Alexander Fritz and not the computer.

According to the Opening Explorer : more popular than 5...Nd4 is 5...Na5 (first game 1835). At Hastings 1945, Herman Steiner introduced 5...b5! (see Mieses vs H Steiner, 1945) was has shown great results for Black ever since. Dubious is 5...Nxd5? due to 6.Nxf7! Kxf7 7.Qf3+.

Sep-13-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  al wazir: <King mega: 13. Bxg2 Qxg2 14. Rf1 Ba3> 15. Qe2. If now 15...Qxf1+, then 16. Qxf1 Bxf1 17. Kxf1 dxc3 18. dxc3=.
Sep-13-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: What an impudent little pawn! While the queen is captures,the rook threatened,and the king mated-the little pawn marches along,seeming ignorant of the world around him. I almost felt sorry that he couldn't make it to queendom-brcause the lights went out one move too soon.
Sep-13-07  Intrepid Spiff: Hi everyone, this is my first post! Can someone tell me if there is any problem with 25...Nc4+ ? Looks like mate in 3 to me: 26. Kb7 Na5+ 27. Kb8 c6#.
Sep-13-07  Magic Castle: <Intrepid Stiff> Looks like you failed to consider that the black a7 pawn is en prise.
Sep-13-07  pawnofdoom: Haha. Entertainment Tonight (Two Knight). I get it

Crazy king stroll from a weird opening. I wonder how much of it was actually theory.

Sep-13-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  al wazir: <Intrepid Spiff: 25...Nc4+> 26. Kxa7, and now white threatens 27. Qb8+ and 27. Qxc4 (not much of a threat, but it staves off the mate).
Sep-13-07  unixfanatic: 18. ... Qg6!! would have been a lot better. 19. Qf3 (any other move is forced mate) Bg4! 20. Rg1 Qa6 and Black is devastating White.

And yes, I did find this with the aid of a computer, so I still find the grandmaster's play amazing and brilliant. The possible move is intriguing, though.

Sep-13-07  melv: As white I would play 5. d5 and 6. Bxf7
Sep-13-07  mrbiggs: Alexander Fritz

Seems to be the namesake.

(And yes, I know that the two knights defense was not made up by Fritz, I just didn't know what the variation was, or when it was invented. It's only a matter of time before computers start making serious contributions to opening theory.)

Sep-14-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  An Englishman: Good Evening: Good Heavens--*the* Spaceman Spiff has joined us?! How was your trip to Planet Zog?

Can't White just take the a-pawn after 25...Nc4+? What have I overlooked *this* time?

Sep-14-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  An Englishman: Good Evening: Incidentally, why was 5...b5 named after Ulvestad and not Steiner?
Sep-14-07  sneaky pete: <An Englishman> Ulvestad published the first analysis (in Handbuch style, tables with notes) of 5... b5 in issue # 2 of Chess Charts, April 1941 (around that time he was drafted, so no further issues appeared). That's where Herman Steiner picked up his novelty (which, in the meantime, may have been played in unpublished games by American amateurs and correspondence players).
Sep-16-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  An Englishman: Good Evening: <sneaky pete>, *nice* research!
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 2 OF 2 ·  Later Kibitzing>
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, totally anonymous, and 100% free--plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No posting personal information of members.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.


NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
Spot an error? Please submit a correction slip and help us eliminate database mistakes!
This game is type: CLASSICAL (Disagree? Please submit a correction slip.)

Featured in the Following Game Collections [what is this?]
Nicky's impudent pawn
from Pun games/funny positions by kevin86
Topista's favorite games
by Topista
87c_ Hunting Season - king marches OTB one way o
by whiteshark
two knights
by zentovic
85#__How to get away with Checkmate otb
by whiteshark
September 13: Entertainment Two Knight
from Game of the Day 2007 by Phony Benoni
MIFoguelman's favorite games
by MIFoguelman
Two Knights Def. Fritz Var 5.Nd4 (C57) 0-1 Swallow's Tail Mate
from Queenside Attacks, Checkmates and Resignations by fredthebear
Two Knights Def. Fritz Var 5.Nd4 (C57) 0-1 Swallow's Tail Mate
from Walk the King, Feel the Sting by fredthebear
Two Knights
by Rimrock
chocobonbon's favorite games
by chocobonbon
Entertainment Two Knight (hoy empecÚ con Dulce)
from Juegos para Sonreir by binshkeerfortt
2 k 2
by zentovic
Two Knights Def. Fritz Var 5.Nd4 (C57) 0-1 Swallow's Tail Mate
from Kwik Kollections I Like by fredthebear
Two Knights Def. Fritz Var 5.Nd4 (C57) 0-1 Swallow's Tail Mate
from Spearheads II (Batteries involving the Queen) by fredthebear
Wild!!
from Collections in Idleness 1 by xajik
Two Knights Def. Fritz Var 5.Nd4 (C57) 0-1 Swallow's Tail Mate
from Italians, Two Knights Defense of Fredthebear by fredthebear
nice C57 Two Knights sac: 11...Nf4!
from Cheparinov! by larrewl
Timos' favorite games
by Timos
checkmates!
from menacing knights' favorite games by menacing knights
plus 6 more collections (not shown)


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | advertising | contact us
Copyright 2001-2017, Chessgames Services LLC