|May-14-06|| ||hayton3: What a nice game - revealing a series of thunderbolts by Black so typical of the nasty tactical surprises that come bundled with the fearsome weapon that is the King Indian's Defence.|
|May-17-06|| ||notyetagm: Yes, <hayton3>, this game won a Chess Informant Best Game Prize and is included in "The World's Greatest Chess Games".|
30 ... ♘g2!! is wicked.
|May-17-06|| ||aw1988: It's a fine move, but it's not too difficult at all to find.|
|May-18-06|| ||hayton3: <aw1988> You're right - it's not at all difficult to find this once you've been given the preceeding 5-6 moves. 30...Kg2 is the cherry on the cake. If you still think it's not difficult to find 5-6 moves out, I'll put up $2,000 to buy you a 2700 rating and then throw in $1,000,000 for your match against Topalov. As a bonus I'll toss in $5,000 for Kasparov's opening book - and I expect a return on my investment.|
|May-19-06|| ||notyetagm: <hayton3> Yes, and hindsight is 20/20. I still remember the fool who said that Anand's ... ♘c7!! against Karjakin at Corus 2006 was obvious. Yes, once someone has shown you why it works! :-)|
And in this game 23 ... ♗h3!! and 30 ... ♘g2!! were so outstanding that this game won a Chess Informant Best Game prize and was included in the 2nd edition of The World's Greatest Chess Games.
I do not think 2700+ rated Gelfand would have missed these incredible tactical ideas if they were "easy to see". That's not how you get a 2700 rating.
|May-19-06|| ||notyetagm: <hayton3: <aw1988> ... If you still think it's not difficult to find 5-6 moves out, I'll put up $2,000 to buy you a 2700 rating and then throw in $1,000,000 for your match against Topalov.>|
You are too funny, Winston.
|May-20-06|| ||zev22407: What would be if white plays 28)h3 how can black attack?|
|May-20-06|| ||abcpokerboy: <zev>, Nh4 followed by Qxh3 looks promising...|
|Jul-13-06|| ||notyetagm: 30 ... ♘g2!! is one of the best examples I have ever seen of <INTERFERENCE>. |
The Black g2-knight <BLOCKS> the line of life-giving force from the White e2-queen to the h2-mating focal point, creating the threat of 31 ... ♕xh2#.
|Oct-03-06|| ||THE pawn: reminescent of this game:
Korchnoi vs Kasparov, 1991
|Oct-03-06|| ||Starf1re: what's wrong with 35) q g2 -- are the passed pawns too strong?|
|Oct-04-06|| ||NBZ: 35. Qg2 Nh2+ wins the errant queen|
|Jun-01-08|| ||Xeroxx: I enjoyed this kings indian.|
|Aug-13-14|| ||Xeroxx: Absolutely.|
|Aug-29-17|| ||plang: 20..b6 21 Nb7 would have led to an unclear position (21..Nxb7?! 22 axb..Rxb7 23 Nxa7). White got into trouble after 24 gxh?; better was 24 hxg..Bxg2 25 Kxg2..Rxg3+ 26 Kf2..Bh4 with unclear consequences. 25 Kg2?..Ng6 would have played into Black's plans. 28 Rfc1..Nh4 29 Qf1..Nxf3+ 30 Qxf3..Qh3 would have been winning for Black.|