|Jan-15-07|| ||The Backward Pawn: Perhaps the most poorly placed Queen I've seen in a while.|
|Jan-15-07|| ||Aspirador: Why is it called "Kick the Kan"? It should be called "Kan with a Kick".|
|Jan-15-07|| ||think: I think 21. Qa1? deserves a question mark. The objective of the move seems to be to bring a knight to f1, but what does that knight do? Nothing. |
29. Rxc3 is a pretty move that leaves two pieces en prise, but neither can be captured. 38. Rxc3 is a great exchange sac that sets up the final attack. Interesting that two highlights of the game would be notated exactly the same!
|Jan-15-07|| ||An Englishman: Good Evening: Not to diminish Langeweg's incisive play, but White was lost before he played 21.Qa1. 15.c3??,Na5!; 16.Rad1?,16.Nc4!; 17.Qc1,b3 and the game is over. That Black Knight controls the entire game.|
After the dismal gaffe 15.c3??, White would have a better chance of fighting on with 15...Na5!; 16.cxb4!?,Nb3, conceding the Exchange. Yes, it's bad, but at least White can fight on with 17.Qd3,Nxa1; 18.Rxa1 followed by Nec3 and Bf1.
|Jan-15-07|| ||soberknight: I don't know about kicking the can (Kan). Maybe we could try kicking the bucket, as in Hort vs S Buecker, 1987|
|Jan-15-07|| ||Tenderfoot: I agree, there seem to be at least a few questionable moves here on White's part, making for a pretty ugly position from white's end of the board...12. a4 seemed to start it sll off, as white was a little too optimistic in assuming black would oblige him in taking his pawn.|
|Jan-15-07|| ||Soltari: Wow nice aggressive play by black.|
|Jan-15-07|| ||lmreith: not bad|
|Jan-15-07|| ||sfm: c3 was really White's curse in this game. Everytime something was moved to this square it got rapidly worse.|
|Jan-15-07|| ||Marco65: The end should be 41.Qd2 Qh1+ 42.Kf2 Bh4+ 43.Ke2 Qf3# or 43.Ke3 Qe4#|
|Jan-15-07|| ||kevin86: White is threatened with the loss of his queen or checkmate-so it was time to strike his colors.|
|Jan-15-07|| ||question marks: Surprised I'm the first to mention that the pun is a repeat... Fischer vs Najdorf, 1970|
|Jan-15-07|| ||tamar: Rather than pointing fingers, we should be trying to help chessgames come up with fresh puns.|
"Kick the Zinn Master"
|Jan-15-07|| ||Defiler: g3 is a very unusual move in this opening. And the light squared bishop proved ineffective the whole game. I think the tempo it cost might also be part of what allowed black to launch a strong Queenside attack.|