|Nov-16-07|| ||unorthodox: What a strange game.|
|Nov-16-07|| ||zealouspawn: Does he resign b/c of 21 Nxg7 ?|
|Nov-16-07|| ||An Englishman: Good Evening: 16...Bf8 is a move that simply begs for an Exchange sac. Even if all the White pieces had was positional compensation, it is still sufficient to justify the move.|
|Nov-16-07|| ||t3hPolak: I agree with <unorthodox>, this is the oddest Najdorf Ive seen.|
|Nov-16-07|| ||sallom89: <t3hPolak: I agree with <unorthodox>, this is the oddest Najdorf Ive seen.>|
looks much like Najdrof combined with queen's gambit :P
|Nov-16-07|| ||nfazli: <Does he resign b/c of 21 Nxg7 ?>
queen is basically trapped|
|Nov-16-07|| ||andynmac: "Basically" trapped? 20. ... Qc8 / Qc6 leads to a family fork by one then the other Knight on e7, and everywhere else the Q can be captured except for a5. But 21. ... Qa5 22. Bb6 Qd2 seems to get the Q out of immediate trouble?|
|Nov-16-07|| ||zealouspawn: that's what I was looking at too... but then I decided that if ...Qa5, then Nxg7 and black can't recapture the knight or Qxf6+ followed by checkmate b/c of the bishop coming in at h6... I could be missing something|
|Nov-16-07|| ||zealouspawn: or else if after Qxf6+ ..Kh7 then Qxh6+ followed by Nf6#|
|Nov-16-07|| ||patzer2: Don't have my Chess program turned on today, but 17. Rxf6!! looks to be the winning move, initiating a double attack threat after 17. Rxf6!! gxf6 18. Nd5 which leads into a decisive discovered attack after 18...Qc5 19. Be3 Bg7 20. Nf5 .|
In the final position, White wins easily as play might continue with a line like 20...Qxc2 21. Nxg7 Kxg7 22. Qxf6+ Kh7 23. Qxh6+ Kg8 24. Nf6#.
|Nov-16-07|| ||Bobsterman3000: Wow, black's e5 knight looks strong at first glance, until you realize that the squares it controls are mostly double-covered by white or even occupied by one of its own pieces.|
|Nov-16-07|| ||kevin86: The pun is ironic,as the word in German for mouse is in fact,Maus. It is even capitalized as the Germans capitalize common nouns as well as proper nouns.|
White will win easily after the queen is scattered to c2 or a5;white swoops in for ♘xg7 followed by ♕xf6 and mate will arrive soon.
THE MOUSE THAT ROARED,is a movie about a superpower brought to its knees by a tiny entity-sound familiar?
|Nov-16-07|| ||WannaBe: Speaking of Maus, http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Maus... is one of the best (comic) book I've ever read. The book won the Pulitzer prize!|
|Nov-16-07|| ||futonchild: the threat is 21. Bxh6 Bxh6 22. Nxh6 and black will lose a bishop or worse|
|Sep-30-12|| ||vinidivici: Suddenly i am stranded at this game.
Its similar in terms of the caption with today GOTD.
The Maus that Roared and today is the Hedgehoc