|Aug-20-06|| ||mack: Your complete refusal to play ...Bg7 in the opening drove me mad, <IMlday>. There was that lovely square, all prepared by 1...g6...|
|Aug-20-06|| ||Ron: Interesting that Timman chose 25.Qh5.
I'm going to look into the alternatives: 25 fxe5+, and also 25. Nxd4
|Aug-22-06|| ||IMlday: Black is better out of the opening. Maybe White can play 10.c5 Bxg2 with big complications. 19..Bh6 & 20..Be3 was the plan he under-estimated. 24..Kc8! is better than 24..Qxb2!?~ no need for unclarity when Black was better with simple play. 27.Bb7! I'd missed this strong move keeping the in the centre. 27..exf5?!~ he was glad to see this anti-positional move. Much stronger was 27..Rg7.
<mack> In the Gurgenidze systems Black 'saves' one tempo by ..d7-d5 but later loses two by Bf8-g7-f8. With the pawns locked the g7-square is better for a than a . Paradoxical eh!|
|Aug-22-06|| ||TommyC: <IMlday> I was the guy in a red shirt watching this game from a few metres away, in the front row of the audience. I thought after 19. ... Bh6 Timman should have gone 20. Rg1, so if 20. ... Be3 21. Rg7.|
It was a hugely entertaining game to watch, I have to say, shame I had to leave before the killer punch. I guessed that Timman was going to punt g4 w Be3 (I think before you did!) but got hardly any of the other moves. At 24. ... Qxb2, for instance, my eyes popped out of my head.
I think you were unlucky to lose this great fight.
|Aug-22-06|| ||Kingdom NL: I don't think 41...Nf4 is a good one but the black position already looks not very healty in that stage of the game. Maybe 41..Rxg3, 42..Nd8 and 43..Nb7 is a possibility but I think black is already lost here.|
|Aug-22-06|| ||Ron: I agree that Black was better out of the opening.|
|Sep-01-06|| ||keypusher: What a great battle! Thanks for pointing it out, <euripides>.|
|Sep-01-06|| ||Domdaniel: <keypusher: What a great battle! Thanks for pointing it out, <euripides>.>|
I'll second that. Oddly, I'd downloaded this whole tournament but somehow failed to check out this game. After Timman's bad showing in the Dutch championship I was surprised to see him bounce back like this - which I shouldn't have been, since he's been bouncing back regularly for about 30 years...
|Sep-02-06|| ||IMlday: <Domdaniel> Thirty years ago he was already a resilient 'bounce backer' as in Timman vs L Day, 1976 from the Haifa Olympiad.|