|Nov-04-06|| ||artemis: Yet another fine example of an endgame. Notice how white forces black to advance his h pawn. I am not sure if the BXN trade was good for chucky, but then again he needed some kind of imbalance, or else the endgame is just bad for him.|
|Nov-06-06|| ||Caissanist: It looks to me like the BxN was forced, after 45.Ne4 black will either have make that trade or give up a pawn. Perhaps if Ivanchuk had played 44..Nd4 instead of Ne8 he would have had more drawing chances. |
I was very surprised to see Dominguez play like this in the last round, when a draw would have clinched first and a loss would have dropped him to second. The sac itself appears to have been sound, but both players made tactical mistakes in the moves that followed (19.Rdg1? Kh8?)--Ivanchuk could easily have won this.
|Nov-19-06|| ||Tenderfoot: I wonder if the repetitions Domiguez-Perez does are for psychological purposes?|
|Nov-19-06|| ||think: These types of games are kind of funny, all that work for...a pawn!?!?!?|
Of course the pawn ended up winning the game.
|Nov-19-06|| ||oao2102: <Tenderfoot> The repetitions were most likely intended to gain a little time to think.|
|Nov-19-06|| ||al wazir: 19. Rf1 would have been an easier win, I think.|
|Nov-19-06|| ||WannaBe: Casino Royale, this is not.|
|Nov-19-06|| ||greatdane: Could one call such a game "action chess"? Because action, suspense, fighting, it's all there. Beautiful, action-packed opening, middle game and end-game. With lots of exciting events during the game. Take move 22: double black rooks on the f-file, double white rooks on the g-file. Two moves later all four rooks are gone, wiped of the board. Or take move 29-42 with 11 consecutive checks. Amazing!|
|Nov-19-06|| ||szunzein: Hello,
I think Ivanchuk is one of the greatest players of the last 20 years, and I'm affraid that this guy Dominguez is a new Cuban genius!
|Nov-19-06|| ||al wazir: 19. Rf1 Qd2 20. Qxe6 Rf8 21. a3 Bc8 (what else is there?) 22. Rxg7+ Kxg7 23. Qg6+ Kh8 24. Rxf7.|
|Nov-19-06|| ||Chessire Cat: Instead of giving up the exchange for an unclear position white could have won the exchange with 22. Qg6, right?|
|Nov-19-06|| ||Chessire Cat: Sorry, I meant 23. Qg6|
|Nov-19-06|| ||Pepitin17: This 2 Are going to meet again in the Capablanca memorial staring today!!!!!|
|Nov-19-06|| ||kevin86: White's pawn is more than a step ahead-thanks to black needing to waste a move,getting his king out of the way.|
White can exchange his queen for the pawn to win with the remaining pawn-even if black were a step further along-though in that case ,it would be an exchange of queens.
|Nov-19-06|| ||al wazir: <Chessire Cat: white could have won the exchange with 23. Qg6, right?>|
It wins more than an exchange: 23. Qg6 Kg8 (23...Bxe5 24. Qg8+ Rxg8 25. Rxg8#) 24. Qh7+ Kf7 25. Rxg7+ Ke8 26. Rxe7+, and black has had the proverbial wienie.
I can't help wondering if the moves are recorded correctly. There are a lot more blunders in this game than is usual in GM play.
|Nov-19-06|| ||Chessire Cat: <Al Wazir: "black has had the proverbial wienie"> It's more like he loses it: from the exchange to the sex change...
I always think I must be hallucinating when I think I see an obvious move that a strong GM missed, but Qg6 is clealry devastating.|
|Nov-20-06|| ||Caissanist: After 23.Qg6 Rf5 (which I assume is the win of the exchange that <Chessire Cat> was referring to) then white's attack seems to dissipate. Crafty gives this line as a forced draw:|
23. ... Rf5 24. Bxf5 exf5 25. Qxg7+ Rxg7 26. Rxg7 h5 27. Rg8+ Kh7 28. R1g7+ Kh6 29. Rg6+ Kh7 30. R6g7+
|Nov-20-06|| ||Laskerschueler: Itīs very complex. Just a few computer suggestions: 20.Ne2!? Qd2 21.R1g5
And in the variaton 23.Qg6 Rf5 White can try 24.d5!?
I donīt think this game is full of blundering, itīs just a tactically very demanding battle, and the winner did an excellent job!
|Nov-20-06|| ||Microbe: Nice game. The endgame was certainly pleasing to watch.|
|Nov-20-06|| ||al wazir: <Caissanist: After 23.Qg6 Rf5 (which I assume is the win of the exchange that <Chessire Cat> was referring to) then white's attack seems to dissipate.>|
I completely overlooked 23...Rf5, which was of course the point of <CC>'s post. But after 24. Bxf5 exf5 25. Qxf5, how does black save the on g7? White is threatening 26. Rxg7 Rxg7 27. Qf8+. If 25...Kg8 then 26. Qf6.
|Nov-20-06|| ||Caissanist: After Qxf5 then 25..Bc8 skewers the rook and leaves white with a lost endgame.|
|Jul-21-08|| ||Bobsterman3000: Whoa, Chucky just castles right into it with 11...O-O|
Maybe 11. Rhg1 should have told Chucky that a KS pawn push was on the way. Or maybe he saw the attack coming and thought that it wasn't that much of a threat. Who knows...
|Sep-03-11|| ||splatty: <think: These types of games are kind of funny, all that work for...a pawn!?!?!?
Of course the pawn ended up winning the game.> Lol, I know how you mean.|