|May-23-11|| ||ughaibu: What on Earth is the note to black's 26th about? And even worse, why cant black take the bishop on g5??|
|Mar-12-12|| ||backrank: The 'varation' 26. ... Qxf2+ makes no sense, that's right. Somehow it must have got into the pgn-file.
Black can't take the Bg5; after 26. ... Qxg5 27. Qxg5 Ne2+ is no mate.|
23. Rxc4!! was unexpected and ingenious, but maybe White had a better defence at his disposal with 26. Bd2.
After 26. Bg5, Qxd4! is a nice tactical blow. At first, White defends well with 30. Nb6!, because after 30. ... Bxa2 31. Be7! Rb8 32. Bxb4! (based on Rxb6 33. Bc5!) the win would be quite a difficult task, with all the pawns on the same wing.
But then, by 34. Be7??, White blunders horribly. He could still have kept some drawing chances by 34. h3! (avoiding the BACK RANK MATE) Rxa2 and only then 35. Be7!, since Black must lose his b-pawn then (35. .. b3 or Rb2 36. Rb5! threatening the BACK RANK MATE). The b-pawn is exchanged for the white f-pawn, and again all the pawns are on the same wing, although Black's position is strong, with his rook being placed on the 7th (2nd) rank.
|Apr-13-12|| ||backrank: <ughaibu> Only now I see what you really meant about the bishop g5. I hadn't checked the opening moves. The game score given here is incorrect. Chernev gives 13. Be5 (instead of Bg5??), which makes sense. After 14. ... Nd7 the bishop returns from e5 to f4, so that the position is right again.|
|Apr-13-12|| ||King Death: <backrank> Here's a copy of the game with 13.Be5.|
|Apr-14-12|| ||backrank: <King Death> Thank you. The databases db.mychess.com and chesslab.com give the correct score, too. However, chessgames.com, as faulty their game scores often are, is the only database I know where you can write comments on a game. Other databases are just good for searching and viewing games, not for commenting and discussing.|