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|Aug-06-12|| ||Chesschatology: Poor old Aaron. He was coaching my school around the time this game was played. For some reason he never showed it to us...|
|Aug-06-12|| ||lost in space: I love Mondays!
18. Qxf8+ Kxf8 (only move) 19. Rd8#
|Aug-06-12|| ||zb2cr: Lure Black into position to have a back-rank mate sprung on him with 18. Qxf8+, Kxf8; 19. Rd8#.|
|Aug-06-12|| ||stacase: I looked at the rook sac first, then I looked at the Queen sac. So it took five seconds instead of two to figure it out.|
|Aug-06-12|| ||dufferps: Very strange game - Black seemed prone to move his pawns to gain position, but then on the 10th move when pawn to g7 seemed the obvious move, he gave up position for a bad exchange.|
|Aug-06-12|| ||Marmot PFL: Looks like a bar room blitz game, considering both players are over 2500.|
|Aug-06-12|| ||dufferps: Shows how much I know. I see black's 10th move as a strange blunder, and the other kibitzers, backed by Fritz, rate it as a "strong exchange sac," and attribute black's demise to his subsequent play.|
|Aug-06-12|| ||gars: God save the Mondays!|
|Aug-06-12|| ||YetAnotherAmateur: <dufferps> I'd rate black's mistake as primarily shuffling that 1 knight around while never touching many of his other pieces. Something quieter like Nd7 seems like it would have given black more to work with.|
|Aug-06-12|| ||TheTamale: I actually stared at this for a few minutes thinking, "If only White had a rook on the h file!" Then I realized it was the exact same thing only on the d file. So apparently now a single cup of coffee does not suffice for Mondays.|
|Aug-06-12|| ||dragon player: This one is really easy:
Time to check.
|Aug-06-12|| ||kevin86: Here is an unusual case where a king is chased into a bank rank mate.|
|Aug-06-12|| ||BishopofBlunder: Where black went wrong was by playing 1...d5. I believe Deep Blue or Hydra would back me up on this. Certainly Tal or Morphy would.|
|Aug-06-12|| ||chrisowen: Does it each in 18.qxf8+ in claws it ground in kxf8 in liberty it |
rough in 19.rd8+ it seem like for in open free the kraken, feel the
wrath, overload whale you back!
|Aug-06-12|| ||perfidious: < BishopofBlunder: Where black went wrong was by playing 1...d5. I believe Deep Blue or Hydra would back me up on this. Certainly Tal or Morphy would.>|
There's one small problem with your hypothesis: here's one game (not the only one, either) where Tal answered 1.d4 with 1....d5 (Timman vs Tal, 1988).
If you do a little digging, you'll discover that there were numerous others in which he used the move order 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 to play either the Semi-Slav or Semi-Tarrasch QGD lines.
|Aug-06-12|| ||gawain: I've never before seen a back-rank mate like this one! 18 Qxf8+ Kxf8 19 Re8# as Black's poor king is trapped behind his e,f and g, pawns with no help needed from the edge of the chessboard.|
|Aug-06-12|| ||nirvanapirate: QxB and the King is toast!|
|Aug-06-12|| ||fm avari viraf: The sweet memories of Hastings still linger in my mind as I shared the Runner-up Prize with Aaron Summerscale & my Russian friend GM Alexandar Volzin in the Hastings International Open Championship.|
|Aug-06-12|| ||agb2002: White has a rook for a knight and three pawns.
Black threatens 18... Qxe3+.
Pattern recognition quickly finds 18.Qxf8+ and mate next.
|Aug-06-12|| ||numbersguy70: I agree with earlier comments that it had to be blitz. Pretty horrible play for GMs. 13...c5 would have put white on its knees.|
|Aug-06-12|| ||perfidious: < numbersguy70: I agree with earlier comments that it had to be blitz....>|
Frightfully sorry to rain on your parade, but here's the score from another source, which corroborates the score above.
<....Pretty horrible play for GMs.>
Both have doubtless played better games, but it amuses me when non-titled players lambaste GMs and have little or no idea what they're saying.
|Aug-06-12|| ||Tal7777777: Monday puzzles are easy!!!!!!!!!!!|
|Aug-06-12|| ||Abdel Irada: <I play the Fred: <david p>, you might consider the following suggestion I made sometime back:|
<Mondays & Tuesdays too easy for you? Take the given position and try to <lose> it using <Loser's Chess> rules! It's fun and challenging.>>
Either that, or try to work out how the position arose. Retrograde analysis can be a fascinating pastime; as a recreation, it is on a par with Kriegspiel, which requires you to deduce where the enemy forces are.
|Aug-06-12|| ||stst: 18.QxB+ KxQ
Quite a clear-cut finish, nothing to bother the Q, nothing to bother the R, and nowhere the K can escape (jailed by its own P's.)
|Nov-16-12|| ||The Last Straw: I doubt that 15.0-0-0?! is sound. It was unsafe for the king to castle that direction. However, black apparently blundered with 16...xc4?? and got thrashed.|
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