|Nov-09-05|| ||AdrianP: What a corker! 28...Nxg4!; 35 ...Bf5!!|
|Nov-09-05|| ||sheaf: I am absolutely surprised that there is only one comment on this game, it was one hell of a tactical battle. adams missed 48. Qc8! which draws by perpetual checks.|
|Nov-16-05|| ||watchchess79: What would be black's progress for 41>Qd2 or Qe3?|
|Nov-16-05|| ||sheaf: 41. Qd2 Rxf2 42. Qxf2 Rxf2 43. kxf2 Kf7 black has a passeed pawn, but this is most likely a draw|
|May-03-08|| ||positionalgenius: Heck of a fight! ...Nxg4!! is a very brilliant sacrifice. Anand's ...Bf5!! is also brilliant vision.|
|Aug-15-08|| ||SetNoEscapeOn: In the line by <sheaf> above, the game is not a draw. Black simply marches his king to the queenside and attacks white's pawns.|
White cannot push c5 and at the same time defend against the g pawn, and after he takes the g pawn, white will win the resulting ending.
At least that's what I think.
|Aug-15-08|| ||VaselineTopLove: What's wrong with 41. Qe2, with the idea of protecting Knight and c4 pawn and also moving the King to e1 on the next move, thus unpinning it.|
From e2 the Queen can also try to give perpetual checks from e6 and then on h3 and keep the rooks tied to block the King from perpetuals.
I haven't analyzed this line with a machine and am just suggesting it off hand.
|Aug-15-08|| ||SetNoEscapeOn: The same thing, Rxf2+. But I also haven't checked this. It looks like a pretty trivial win in the pawn endgame.|
|May-30-15|| ||Alex Schindler: I use an app called opening repertoire for Android, trying to improve my opening knowledge. So at the beginner level of sicilian najdorfs there's a variation I am not familiar with, with 9Kh1 b6, and the app gives you a cool game as the teaching example for each line. |
They're usually great games, but this one was exceptional even for the app. I just wanted to see what themes I could discern that would explain the function of kh1 (seems like a slow, initiative conceding move for white) and of b6 (more understandable, but I was curious whether the pawn would end up on b5 quickly anyway, as it did). Instead I got a tactical extravaganza! 28 Nxg4 looked intuitively right, but very hard to see a continuation through to an advantageous end. It took some pretty creative moves to turn that queen sac at moves 34 and 35 into a slight material plus
|Aug-16-15|| ||tivrfoa: this deserves to be a game of the day|
|Aug-16-15|| ||morfishine: At least this should be a 'Notable' game for Anand. Maybe its not because its a rapid game|