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|Apr-28-09|| ||GreenFacedPatzer: D'oh!
Almost! I saw Rb6, which is _almost_ as good, except that there may be some defense against it... quite a few lines need to be followed up on.
|Apr-28-09|| ||johnlspouge: < <zb2cr> wrote: [snip] My actual games are more like a realization of Tartakower's famous saying: "The mistakes are all there, just waiting to be found!" >|
This saying reminds me of Michelangelo's comment about sculpture, that a sculpture already existed in the marble he would carve, and that his job was merely to chip away the pieces that were not the sculpture.
C'mon, <zb2cr>, something more inspirational, if you please ;>)
|Apr-28-09|| ||YetAnotherAmateur: <GreenFacedPatzer>
Rb6 is easily refuted:
24. Rb6 Kd8
After that, Rxb7, but there's not much else white can gain from that.
|Apr-28-09|| ||CHESSTTCAMPS: <ennar:> asked <Would Rxb7 work?>|
Do you mean 24.Rxb7 from the puzzle position? After 24.Rxb7 Kxb7, do you have a specific continuation in mind? From that position, I can't find a white move that creates a compelling threat. If you can't answer the question "What is the threat?" with respect to a candidate that sacrifices a significant amount of material, you should probably discard it quickly.
|Apr-28-09|| ||ruzon: Like <dzechiel> and others, I tried to make 24. ♖xa7 or 24. ♖xb7 work before finding 24. ♕b6!.|
My question is why Black went with 20...g5?! allowing himself to go down the Exchange, and then compounded it with 21...♕xa4, trapping the Queen. My possible line goes: 21...♕d8 22. ♖ab1 ♘a5.
Both 23. ♖xb7 and 23. ♕xa7 seem to fail. 23. ♖xb7 ♘xb7 24. ♕xa7 ♕c7 and 23. ♕xa7 ♗xb5 24. ♖xb5 b6!? 25. ♖xb6 ♖f7 are the best lines I came up with.
But if White thought that 21...♕d8 was a good save, he would have played 21. ♗xf8, wouldn't he?
So what am I missing?
|Apr-28-09|| ||WhiteRook48: too bad I didn't know this kind of theme|
|Apr-28-09|| ||zb2cr: Hi <johnlspouge>,
Sorry, I can't come up with anything more inspirational. I'm just commenting on the sad state of my OTB play vs. my ability to solve the puzzles here and elsewhere.
|Apr-29-09|| ||Once: Inspiration, hm? Try this:
Strangers are friends you haven't met yet.
Difficulties are solutions you haven't found yet.
Mistakes are solutions you will find next time.
|Apr-29-09|| ||zb2cr: Hi <Once>,
Ha! My games more resemble the more cynical adage: "Experience is valuable. It lets you recognize that you've just made the same mistake again, moments after it's too late to remedy the problem."
|Apr-29-09|| ||gawain: This is a wonderful move reminding me just a bit of Frank Marshall's famous 23...Qg3! in S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912|
|Sep-04-15|| ||Penguincw: < I Think I'm Going to b6 >|
That's me, like all the time. Even right now.
I also feel that way whenever I eat too much food (okay, who doesn't). I remember I once had a food eating contest with someone at an all you can eat buffet, with the winner finishing the most dishes. I won 10-7. :)
|Sep-04-15|| ||al wazir: Instead of 22...Rf4, 22...Rf7 defends: 23. Bd6 Qxc2 24. Qb6 Be8.|
|Sep-04-15|| ||keypusher: Nice title, though it does sort of ruin the game as a Monday puzzle.|
|Sep-04-15|| ||pedro99: Black usually has plenty of options in this line of the French to snaffle the a-pawn. The general rule of thumb is to NEVER EVER take it if you are castled Q-side.|
|Sep-04-15|| ||offramp: Dueball did not do as well v. Dick Tracy.|
|Sep-04-15|| ||kevin86: Black will be mated in one by the queen, or in two if he takes the queen.|
|Sep-04-15|| ||thegoodanarchist: How is Gisbert pronounced? If it is as I think it is, then this would be quite an unfortunate name for anyone in the US, due to particular US slang. Good thing he is in Germany.|
FWIW, the German word for "snake" is "Schlange", IIRC from college German.
|Sep-04-15|| ||john barleycorn: <thegoodanarchist> try "Gis" with a G as in "good" and "is" as in "is" so "Gis" is similar to "Kiss". "ber" like "bare" and make it sound like "Giss-bare-d".|
|Sep-04-15|| ||offramp: It is G as in Gist and IS as in island and BER as in brrr and T as in a cup of tea. Make it sound like J-HIGH-BRRR-D.|
|Sep-04-15|| ||john barleycorn: <offramp> you tell that to my brother-in-law. Leave him you address, too.|
|Sep-04-15|| ||leow: I like the rook manoeuvre Rb1 b5 b1 after which white has effectively dropped a pawn and lost a tempo but gained a wonderfull a line for attack|
|Sep-04-15|| ||catlover: I think if I were Jacoby, I also would have thought, "I think I'm going to be sick!"|
|Sep-04-15|| ||morfishine: There's something about German Names|
|Sep-04-15|| ||The Kings Domain: Nice game. One of those games where a single move determines its fate. The final move must have felt like a bolt of lightning to black. This is one for the records.|
|Sep-08-15|| ||offramp: <john barleycorn: <offramp> you tell that to my brother-in-law. Leave him you address, too.>|
What is you brother-in-law name?
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