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|May-22-06|| ||Stevens: i quite like this opening by Short. Anyone ever tried it? Did it work?|
|May-22-06|| ||Jeb Boots: No, I just play the Two Knights Caro Kann with 1. e4 c6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Nf3 ... . Its a very active system, Fischer used to play it.|
|May-22-06|| ||refutor: <stevens> i've seen it irregularly, it's fabulous as a surprise weapon, but better for black if he has an idea how to play it. after 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nd7 the queen on f3 is just in the way.|
|May-22-06|| ||VanWellov: interesting game|
|May-23-06|| ||An Englishman: Good Evening: <Stevens>, 3.Qf3 is sometimes called the Spielmann Variation, although I'm not sure he ever played it. It contains a trap into which Black falls: 3...d4?; 4.Bc4! After <refutor's> siggestion, Black is already equal, but I always liked 4...Nf6, which is theoretically bad, but worked fine for me.|
After 5.Nxf6+,gxf6, Black supposedly can't develop his vital QB, but after 6.Ne2,Qa5; 7.Ng3,h5!?; 8.h3,h4 always proved troublesome. Or 8.h4,Bg4. 6.Bc4,Qa5 followed by ...Qf5 was good for equality.
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|May-23-06|| ||Pawsome: Another stupid attempt at word play by chessgames.com. Presumably "Saud in Half" is a play on "sawed in half," (har har). Unfortunately Mohammed Saud's last name is pronounced Sah-ood <http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/front...; , which leaves the chessgame punsters looking bad because that knowledge was at their finger tips too.|
|May-23-06|| ||xenophon: black was given short shrift|
|May-23-06|| ||blackjacki2: Nothing gets by you <Pawsome>. Great job Sherlock.|
|May-23-06|| ||offramp: <xenophon: black was given short shrift>|
Good one, Dude.
|May-23-06|| ||Bare Beginner: Check the beautiful symmetry of the white pieces around move 31. And black is completely under control, with very few moves available. Lovely!|
|May-23-06|| ||Stevens: thanks for the information <refutor> and <an englishman>. i'll have to investigate this opening furthur!|
|May-23-06|| ||offramp: The opening looks like one of Alekhine's ideas.|
|May-23-06|| ||sneaky pete: This opening was first played in Smyslov vs Flohr, 1950. The association of the line with Spielmann probably stems from a game (not in this database) Spielmann vs Josef Kolnhofer, Vienna 1933: 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Qf3 .. (0-1, 40). Warren Goldman wrote a monograph on this line "New Ideas in Old Settings", published in the 1970ies by Baruch Wood/Chess Ltd, so some writers call this the <Goldman Variation>.|
|May-23-06|| ||dakgootje: even though there is a 500 ELO point differance between the two of them, you cant say saud was totally slaughtered. He defended quite good until he ran in a somewhat cramped position, where he wasnt able to defend good enough. Well no shame as it would be a huge suprice if Saud HAD won or drawn the game. would be rather proud of myself if i would've defended this way versus short.|
opening is quite interesting, and probably useful versus players who arent very good yet and dont know the opening and also not able to improvise the correct moves.
|May-23-06|| ||Autoreparaturwerkbau: <Bare> I suppose you mean "move 11" not "move 31"?|
|May-23-06|| ||JohnBoy: Personally, I like 17...Bf8 for black better than the knight retreat. It gets the irritating bishop off of the board and the knight (a better defensive piece) ends up at f8 anyhow. I don't think that the open d file presents black with any unmanageable issues (Rd2, for example).|
|May-23-06|| ||Richard Taylor: Short certainly sawed his opponent in half! - That was a funny caption today!|
Great game by Short.
|May-23-06|| ||kevin86: Isn't black's bishop the symbol of the BAD bishop? White squared bishop-8 other pieces on white squares,including six pawns.|
Just an aside,as humorous as I can make it: Does a player who calls himself-Pawsome-think that the chessgames.com staff have the monopoly on bad puns? lol
|May-23-06|| ||EmperorAtahualpa: Black is resigning because he is going to lose his c-pawn, is that right?|
|May-23-06|| ||Sneaky: Great game, even better pun.|
|May-23-06|| ||JohnBoy: <kevin> - In a sense you are right that black's white-squared B on b7 is pawned in. But there several possible ways to free it up. For example, in many queen's gambit slav lines one sees a6 followed by c5 arising from such a q-side formation. As it turned out, white's dark squared bishop played a serious cramping role.|
|May-23-06|| ||weary willy: Awesome, Pawsome
<Pawsome: Another stupid attempt at word play by chessgames.com. Presumably "Saud in Half" is a play on "sawed in half," (har har). Unfortunately Mohammed Saud's last name is pronounced Sah-ood>
Perhaps it should be "Saud-erly defeated by short measures"
... but I don't really support you on your:
<<http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/front...; , which leaves the chessgame punsters looking bad because that knowledge was at their finger tips too.>
There's a whole internet at our fingertips if we knew but where to look. Have a Horlicks.
|May-23-06|| ||mynameisrandy: <Another stupid attempt at word play by chessgames.com. Presumably "Saud in Half" is a play on "sawed in half," (har har). Unfortunately Mohammed Saud's last name is pronounced Sah-ood <http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/front...; , which leaves the chessgame punsters looking bad because that knowledge was at their finger tips too.>>|
The horror, the horror...
|Nov-25-08|| ||jeeky1996: For your info, Saud actually lost on time.
I like this opening variation. An effective way to collapse the rock- solid Caro-Kann defence. White gets very rapid development.
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