|Jun-20-06|| ||acirce: Good for Rublevsky to finally win a game here. 26..Rf7? simply loses the game. 26..Rh8 is better: if 27.Rg7 (27.Nf6 dxc4 and Rd1+ seems like nothing to fear) dxc4 28.f6 Bxh3 29.f7 Nd7 30.Rg8+ Ke7 31.f8=Q+ (31.Rxh8 Kxf7) Nxf8 32.Rxh8 Ng6 White is at least not better, he has other and maybe better tries but Black seems to hold.|
|Jun-20-06|| ||euripides: I like the exploitation of Black's congested Q-side in the ending. After 21...Rxf2 I guess Black runs into 22 Re8+ Kb7 23 Ne4 (threatening Nc5 mate) d6 24 c5 and if the knight moves White has 25 Bc8+ Kb8 26 Bxa6 mate.|
|Jun-20-06|| ||acirce: GM Nataf was talking about that line on ICC during the game, but with 24.a4 instead. 24.c5 isn't so effective because of 24..Bd3 or 24..Rh4|
After 24.a4, perhaps Black sacrifices B or N for two pawns (eat c4 twice) and then I have no idea what happens and I forgot his conclusion... but at least it looks hard for White to win with the limited material.
|Jun-21-06|| ||euripides: <acirce> thanks. I see Golubev also has done some helpful notes on the official site on all the games.|
|Jun-24-06|| ||sharkbenjamin: This is a note worthy game for the Scotch.|
|Jun-29-06|| ||LIFE Master AJ: Nice Scotch.
This will be my "Game of The Month" for June, 2006 ... that is, if I ever finish it.
|Jun-29-06|| ||Open Defence: Isnt this the line that Anand played against Kasparov.. I must go through this and see where they deviated ...|
|Jun-29-06|| ||LIFE Master AJ: Its 5:09 (CDT) ... and I just uploaded my June "Game Of The Month" ...|
|Jul-01-06|| ||hitman84: Its surprising Rublevsky used "not so popular" openings in the tourney.|
Four Knights,Scotch,Closed Sicillian...
|Jul-01-06|| ||suenteus po 147: <hitman84> "Surprising" is a relative term. I have learned from those who know Rublevsky's play and follow his games that these are pretty much the only openings he plays as white. So it was hardly surprising to Rublevsky or to them.|
|Jul-03-06|| ||hitman84: <suenteus po 147>Thanks for the info!|
|Jul-26-06|| ||LIFE Master AJ: My analysis, (http://www.geocities.com/TheGOTMman...) ...|
|Aug-06-06|| ||MUG: After 12...Rhe8 13.0-0-0 Nb6 the Black knight and bishop are side-lined for much of the game. Perhaps a better try may have been 12...Nb4!? 13.Kd1 c5!, then the knight can jump to the good c6 square, whilst the a8-h1 diagonal is open for the bishop.|