|Jan-09-06|| ||THE pawn: take a look a 64.? Hard to see a win for white here but f4! saves the day.|
|Jan-09-06|| ||EmperorAtahualpa: A lovely and insightful finish by this 12-year old prodigy! Excellent game!|
The last few moves could perhaps make a good puzzle.
|Jan-10-06|| ||THE pawn: It's just so depressing to witness such talent. I mean, this little brat is 12 years old. He has not even achieved half-puberty and he already kick asses. I'm now an adult and I still can't figure out what's the difference between a toaster and a microwave.|
|Jan-11-06|| ||PhilFeeley: This kid a very savvy end game player.|
|Apr-27-06|| ||Halldor: This is the position after Black's 68th move. - White to play and win.
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I was comparing this position whith various such positions in <“Comprehensive Chess Endings” by Averbakh, Henkin & Chekhover>. If I'm right this position is a theoretical win - but would be a draw if the white king were outside the zone which includes the squares d1-d4-e4-e5-h5. The tablebases say that apart from the text then also win: 69.♕g8+(#10) or 69.♕g7+(#11).
There are many winning variations, such as 69.Qg8+ Kf1 < 69...Kh1 70.Qa2 Kg1 71.Kf4 h1Q 72.Kg3 Qh4+ 73.Kxh4 Kf1 74.Kg3 Ke1 75.Qc2 Kf1 76.Qf2#> 70.Qd5 Kf2 71.Qd2+ Kg3 72.Qe3+ Kg2 73.Kf4 h1Q 74.Qe2+ Kg1 75.Kg3 Qh4+ 76.Kxh4 Kh1 77.Kg3 Kg1 78.Qd1#.
|Apr-27-06|| ||Halldor: One diagram in “Comprehensive Chess Endings” is this one:
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Here the draw zone includes the squares a5-d5-d4-e4-e1 for the white king, so there is a win if the white king is inside the zone as here. The book gives the following moves: 1.Qd2+ Kb1 2.Kb4 a1Q 3.Kb3, and Black has no defence against the mate. <“Comprehensive Chess Endings”, Volume 3, page 5>
I tested this using the Nalimov tablebases, they say: 1.Kc4 is mate in 6 but the text move is mate in 8 (Qb4 also wins, mate in 9). - <Nalimov: 1.Kc4 a1Q 2.Qd2+ Kb1 3.Kb3 Qa4+ 4.Kxa4 Ka1 5.Kb3 Kb1 6.Qb2#.<>>
|Apr-28-06|| ||Halldor: NB, the draw zone is outside the line marked by the squares a5-d5-d4-e4-e1. If the white king is on some of these squares it's a win, so these squares are not part of the draw zone. - (I should have said “here the winning zone includes the squares a5-d5-d4-e4-e1...,” etc.)|
|Jul-06-06|| ||samsal27: This game should dispel any doubts as to the level at which Parimarjan is playing ....|
|Jul-19-06|| ||Fast Gun: Having seen Negi's attacking prowess, it is worth noting that his endgame technique is not bad either. Vishy watch out this youngster is coming to get you !!|
|Sep-24-06|| ||samsal27: <it is worth noting that his endgame technique is not bad either><This kid a very savvy end game player> You bet!!|
|Jan-13-07|| ||Tactic101: Awesome! Parimarjan puts black in Zugzwang! Pretty impressive, considering that Erenburg came second in this tournament.|
|Feb-14-07|| ||Strongest Force: A shockingly sophisticated & smooth positional performance from such a young kid!|
|Mar-12-07|| ||Billy Ray Valentine: <THE pawn: take a look a 64.? Hard to see a win for white here but f4! saves the day.>|
Yes, it would make a nice puzzle...
|Feb-09-08|| ||Dr. J: Beautiful finish, but isn't 63 g3 a simpler win?
Also, did Black really have to surrender the pawn at move 32? Couldn't he have played 32 ... Rf6?
And is 31 ... Nxe5 even better?
|Aug-26-08|| ||TheaN: <Beautiful finish, but isn't 63 g3 a simpler win?>|
It is. Strange decision by Negi to play Ke5. 63.g3 cuts the Black King away from the fourth rank, and the only try 63....h4 64.gxh4† Kxh4 65.Ke5 wins.