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Peter Heine Nielsen vs Tiger Hillarp Persson
"Perssonal Best" (game of the day Mar-28-2011)
Politiken Cup 20th (1998), Copenhagen DEN, rd 10, Jul-04
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. Bayonet Attack (E97)  ·  0-1


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  Phony Benoni: Sometimes, you just want to sit back and enjoy the game. Analyzing too deeply would take away much of the pleasure.
Mar-28-11  picard: 15. exd5 looks interesting too
Mar-28-11  KingV93: Fantastic game. Very interesting way to play the Kings Indian. I'll bet White was fairly anxious for the post mortem thinking 'where did I go wrong?'
Mar-28-11  joupajou: <Whiterook48> Persson is a GM from Sweden who plays "some of the wildest chess on the planet".

<Pennypacker> When I saw 16. ..Bf5 my jaw hit the floor.

Persson clearly had a vision, saw something from a distance, and he consistently worked to get there. E.g. WN in A8: there was no hurry capturing it, because it had nowhere to go.

Very entertaining game!

Mar-28-11  newzild: More desperado combinations than you could shake a stick at.
Mar-28-11  ossipossi: Heavy-duty brain by Persson, I must say. Strategically speaking, <9.b4> is critical, without being a blunder, as far as it open the way to BSB. White then begins a manouvre on QS that leaves him exposed to deadly black moves, not least <18. .. e4>. And please don't tell me about Rybka saying "White it's OK", or I'll switch to Cluedo.
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  FSR: Another pun I submitted.
Mar-28-11  joupajou: This is the position after 20. ..Qxa3.

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21.d7 could be worth trying, regardless of black's attack. It would be interesting to know what the "wild" Swede had planned for that move.

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  HeMateMe: "Kiss My Heine!" (sorry)
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  Gilmoy: <flamboyant: As Denis pointed out, it is probably the first time in chess history that a player actually put 2 of his pieces in a fork: 16..Bf5 17..Nd5>

To put <both> pieces into a pawn fork is rare, but not that rare. IIRC, we just saw that at Amber this month: canonical Nd5 vs. a Sicilian Najdorf(?), Black declined, Nf5 <have your pick> exf5. (Maybe Amber doesn't count because it's non-classical.)

Here's one, a Sicilian Velimirovic: Fedorov vs Z Lanka, 1997 (PotD 2008/11/09), a (not-so-)canonical <13.Nf5 b5 14.Bd5>:

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Same theme of overworking e6. I guess in Rg1 positions, White's deeper motive is to deflect g half-open. Black flipped the principle <can capture only one> to its contrapositive <you're not both getting away>, and ignored both pieces until <19.Nxg7> one of them got away, then promptly <19..Bxd5> cashed the other.

To put only <the 2nd> piece into a pawn fork (i.e. to ignore a pawn thrust and leave the 1st piece there) is rare-but-been-done, on the principle that you're sacking one piece regardless, and the pawn can't get them both.

L Mista vs J Fichtl, 1974 (PotD 2007/04/01), after <15..g5 19.Nf4>:

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It's not a true fork, because the pawn is pinned, so the Nf4 isn't really in danger. Black never does get the B, either.

Mar-28-11  goodevans: <joupajou: This is the position after 20. ..Qxa3.

21.d7 could be worth trying, ...>

That indeed seems to be the critical position. Up until this point I was convinced white was winning, being the exchange up and with two connected pawns on the 6th rank.

But he has the joint threats of <21 ... exf3> and <21 ... Qxf1> to contend with. His chosen response, <21 Nh4>, didn't look good to me.

As you say, <21 d7>, is worthy of consideration. Black might then try <21 ... exf3> in the hope of 22 d8=Q? Nxe2+ 23 Kh1 fxg2+ 24 Kxg2 Qh3+ 25 Kh1 Qf3#, but simply <22 Bxf3> should be good enough for white.

Mar-28-11  sevenseaman: Sublime, fluid chess from Hillarp from 23.. Qxc1 onwards.
Mar-28-11  TuxedoKnight: this game reminds me to


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  kevin86: If white interposes,he loses a rook by fork;if he moves the king,the penalty will be immediate mate!
Mar-28-11  chessaddict25: come on....isn't there anything better than 23Be6?.....
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  Penguincw: Nice mating net.
Mar-28-11  Sho: White pawn forks black knight and bishop.

Such forks are common. But this is the first time I have seen the forked player move his pieces INTO the fork.

(I just think that's cool.)

Mar-28-11  waustad: I believe Tal once pointed out that the opponent can only take one piece at a time. This one was fun.
Jan-16-13  master of defence: What´s wrong with the simple 17.exf5? If 17...e4 18.Rb1 Nbd5 19.Nd2 and so what?
Jan-16-13  Albertan: <master of defence: What´s wrong with > <the simple 17.exf5? If 17...e4 > <18.Rb1 Nbd5 19.Nd2 and so what?>

19.Nd2? would be a mistake in your variation because of 19...Nc3. Play might continue: 20.Qc2 Nfxe2+ 21.Kh1 (only move) 21...Nxb1 22.Rxb1 Nd4 23.Qxe4 Qxe8

Jun-28-14  Lonnie Lurko: Putting your own pieces into a fork:
try Miles vs Nunn, 1976


Sep-03-14  SpiritedReposte: This game goes from insane complications in the middlegame to a crystal clear picture of harmony in the ending (at least for Black). The KID amazes.
Nov-12-14  tranquilsimplicity: This game disputes my recent conclusion that simple, highly positional Chess is superior in terms of correctness and strength, to combinatorial play.#
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  perfidious: <tranquilsimplicity> Both styles have their adherents; while I do not propose to advocate the superiority of one over the other, the great master must be well versed in both and able to utilise them as needed.
Nov-12-14  tranquilsimplicity: <Perfidious> Thanks for that. I can now comfortably revel in my preferred style; combinatorial play. I tend to do better in dynamic play.#
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