|Dec-22-06|| ||Phony Benoni: One of the craziest games ever. Many players would have resigned after 13.Rxa7, but Czerniak keeps fighting and eventually prevails. The attempted stalemate trap at the end (41...b1Q?? 42.Rg8+!) is the perfect finish.|
For the power of a Black pawn on e3, see also Portisch vs Kavalek, 1975, in which it just about compensates for a queen.
|Oct-01-10|| ||C4gambit: Why did white exchange the queen for a rook and a bishop?|
|Oct-01-10|| ||nuwanda: |
yes, crazy, fascinating game...
blacks solution to the final stalemate-problem seems a bit strange. check and a second queen looks like mate in a few moves, but on the other hand, is doesnt matter much...
|Oct-01-10|| ||adbat: not perfect finish. mate in 6- 41...Qg1/42.Rg3-Qf1/43.Rh4-b1Q/44.Rg8-Kg8/45.Rg4-
|Oct-01-10|| ||thegoodanarchist: During the opening I kept thinking "What is White doing? Develop your pieces, man!"|
|Oct-01-10|| ||whiteshark: <31...Qf2!!> is worth a look. |
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|Oct-01-10|| ||whiteshark: Well, above position arose after <33...Qf2>, too.|
1) 34.R8e5 e1Q 35.Rxe1 Qf3+ 36.Kh4 h6 37.g5 hxg5+ 38.Rxg5 Qf4+ 39.Kh3 Qxg5 40.Re8 f5 41.Rg8+ Kf7 42.Rf8+ -18.28/18
2) 34.Ra3/Rb3 Qf1+ 35.Kg3 e1Q+ 36.Rxe1 Qxe1+ 37.Kf3 b5 38.h3 b4 -22.85/18
3) 34.Rg3 Qf1+ 35.Rg2 g5 36.Rexe2 Qf3+ 37.Rg3 Qxe2 38.Ra3 h5 -23.39/17
4) 34.g5 h6 35.gxh6+ Kxh6 36.Ra3 g5 37.Rh8+ Kg7 38.Re8 f5 -23.53/18
|Oct-01-10|| ||Phony Benoni: <C4gambit: Why did white exchange the queen for a rook and a bishop?>|
Are you asking about the position after <23...Kg7>, when White played <24.Rxf3>?
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White has no choice about giving up the queen, due to the threat of ...Rd1+. His misfortune was not being able to save the bishop on d3 afterwards.
|Oct-01-10|| ||kevin86: A crazy one! Black will queen after white takes the original queen. Q vs R endings are almost always won,except if the rook's side can set up a blockade.|
|Oct-01-10|| ||scormus: Winz and los(s)es. The pun is mightier than the (s)word.|
|Oct-01-10|| ||Chessmensch: From what I've been able to find out, Czerniak means melanoma, often malignant melanoma. How does one get a name like that? Also, Czerniak played a match against Nadjorf and didn't do too terribly badly. http://jewishchesshistory.blogspot.... Incidentally, a link on that site tells us that Nadjorf's birth name was also Moshe.|
|Oct-01-10|| ||Leontes: I must be missing something obvious, but what is the matter with 34. Rxe2, before the b pawn gets moving?|
|Oct-01-10|| ||Sastre: If 34.Rxe2 then <34...Qf3+ 35.Kh4 h6 36.R2e3 g5+ 37.Kh5 Qf6> and White can only delay mate.|
|Oct-01-10|| ||chessenthus: <Leontes: I must be missing something obvious, but what is the matter with 34. Rxe2, before the b pawn gets moving?>|
If 34.Rxe2,then Qf3+!35.Kh4 g5+! Now:
a)If he played 36.Kxg5?? Qf6+ Kh5 Qh6 mate.
b)If he played 36.Kh5? Qf6 and white will be forced to sacrifice a rook inorder to escape mate on h6.
|Oct-01-10|| ||Gambit All: 9.d5 Gave black's King too much scope. It was a good attack-counterattack game; but, this early move - opening up the long diagonal - was to me a positional mistake by white.|
|Aug-17-11|| ||DiscoJew: dance dance revolutionnn.|
|May-18-12|| ||zev22407: Played in Tel Aviv
For a moment I thought id was from the Anand-Gelfand match!