|Jul-03-05|| ||notyetagm: My goodness, after 8 ... c6 White is 4 tempi ahead in development and he has not made any sacrifices!|
|Jul-03-05|| ||notyetagm: Wow, did Black really play 21 ... h7??, just hanging his f8-rook to the White queen?|
|Jul-04-05|| ||cade: What a massive blunder!|
|Jul-04-05|| ||sharkbenjamin: Wow! What a mistake.|
|Jul-04-05|| ||JohnBoy: The problem is that black is already in deep trouble and was probably banking on ...Kh7 to stop/slow white's h6 and h5 pawn shoves. Black's strategy is seriously flawed.|
|Jul-04-05|| ||OneArmedScissor: Obviously black was intending to attack the pawn on h5 with his king. But forgot to move his rook to safety first!|
I've done this before in a tournament once. I had an intuitive feeling about the position on the board; that something was there, but i couldn't quite see it yet. So I sat on the move for around 45 minutes. I had calculated that I was going to have to sacrafice a knight and a rook. After doing so, my opponent would either have to give up his queen or be mated.
I calculated all the ends and outs and figured out it was going to work.
I was so excited by this, that I hastefully moved my queen without even paying attention to the square it was going to move to. I moved the queen, and wrote down the move "Qe4". When I looked up, I saw that I had moved my queen to e5 instead! Where blacks d6 pawn was waiting to happily take it. I resigned before the guy would even take the piece.
After the game, I showed the guy the line I had found. After I showed him, he was like "wow! that's awesome! luckily you moved your queen to the wrong square!"
|Jul-04-05|| ||Marius: <OneArmedScissor>
you must have been very angry against you. Perhaps have you drunk a lot to forget
|Jul-04-05|| ||Paul123: Unless I've missed something this is a clear example of what happens when you play an opening that you are un-prepared in. (and against someone as strong as Ponomariov???)|
What's wrong with the establish classical defense of the French? Is there a line that is bad for black that my "non-up to date self" doesn't know about?
If there isn't....then what's up with Blacks choice?
|Jul-04-05|| ||flamboyant: 3.h6 is just the beginning of the end.. wasting a tempo for nothing|
|Jul-04-05|| ||Paul123: Exactly flamboyant !|
|Jul-04-05|| ||notyetagm: 3 ... h6!? against 3 c3/d2 was the subject of the Secrets of Opening Surprises (SOS) column from the 2004/1 New In Chess magazine. This line was created by the French (as in Paris) IM Bricard and is played by GM Eingorn.|
|Jul-05-05|| ||al wazir: Legky lives up to his name.
See also N Legky vs Y Drozdovskij, same tournament.
|Jul-05-05|| ||al wazir: "legky" = "light" (opposite of "heavy")|
|Jul-06-05|| ||Paul123: Opening surprise Legky ay notyetagm?
As a French player and one who plays the classical var: I don't like the looks of h6 I give it !? I also didn't like putting a Knight on b4. In general all I thought the line did was help white develope. Just like you said, 4 tempi and all black had to show for it was exchanging whites good bishop/ while yet again, developing another piece!
|Apr-12-08|| ||whiteshark: Better <20...Rfe8 21.h6 Qe7 22.Bd6 a5 23.Qc5 Qd8> |
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