|Feb-19-07|| ||Hafen Slawkenbergius: I'm surprised to be the first kibbitzing on this game! How often do you see three white queens on the board? Well, three queens seem just enough to repel black's attack.|
|Feb-19-07|| ||Resignation Trap: <Hafen Slawkenbergius> Now that's different, four Queens on the board, and three of them White!|
When I saw photos of this game, I just assumed that it was played in a lower section, with Black being so weak that he didn't know how to resign. Boy, was I wrong! See: http://picasaweb.google.com/aeroflo... .
|Dec-27-10|| ||Phony Benoni: What's remarkable is that White was able to win despite his lagging development. After <31...Rh4>:|
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He had yet to make a single queen move.
|Feb-02-14|| ||Poisonpawns: This game is insane. I do not prefer either side.These games will make you get grey hair quickly.If you are black and hate getting ground down in Spanish positions,this is definitely for you.|
|Mar-08-17|| ||offramp: Amazing. After 31. a7-a8=Q,
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After 31...Ng4 a possible continuation is
32. Qf3 Nf2+ 33. Kg1 Nh3+ 34. Kf1? Qd3+ 35. Ke1 Bc3#
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|Mar-08-17|| ||clement41: What a wild Sveshnikov!|
|Mar-08-17|| ||morfishine: <offramp> I was looking at the immediate 31...Rxh2+ followed by 32...Ng4, but this comes up short. |
31...Ng4 looks much better
If you have time, check out 31...Qf4
I'm rushing off to work
|Mar-08-17|| ||Ironmanth: Incredible game! Thanks for this one, chessgames. Y'all have a great day!|
|Mar-08-17|| ||Honza Cervenka: Lovely game thanks to both players. The man with three ladies was the luckier one in the end but Rauf Mamedov deserves the credit for this gem as well.|
|Mar-08-17|| ||Honza Cervenka: Btw, Mamedov's revenge was not bad too: R Mamedov vs A Shomoev, 2009|
|Mar-08-17|| ||Phony Benoni: For those who like this sort of thing, I have assembled a collection with currently 240 examples:|
Game Collection: Upside Down Rooks: Games with 4 or More Queens
The only other 3 vs. 1 split that I have found is B Grachev vs Gelfand, 2010.
|Mar-08-17|| ||catlover: What a wild game!
<offramp><morfishine> I went over the game with the help of Stockfish. You are correct about 31...Ng4 saving the game! Wow...how do you guys do that without the help of a silicon monster?
Stockfish also suggests 29...Rxb8 as a move that would have equalized a few moves earlier.
|Mar-08-17|| ||ChessHigherCat: Hi <catlover>, [SORRY FOR ALL THE CORRECTIONS, THIS IS WHAT I MEANT:] I don't see how 29...Rxb8 would have equalized. 30. Rxb8+ and if Bf8 31. Be2 or Bf3 and black's attack has fizzled out (if Ng4 Bxg4) and white is threatening Qf1 and has the passed "a" pawn|
|Mar-08-17|| ||morfishine: Thanks <Phony Benoni> for that extraordinary game collection|
<catlover> all analysis starts with just plain visualization, IMHO
|Mar-08-17|| ||catlover: Hi, <ChessHigherCat>. You're right that black's attack fizzles and that white gets another queen, but black gets a perpetual check. So black equalizes in that sense (a draw) but not in the sense that he has chances to win. |
Here is a possible continuation: 30. Rxb8+ Bf8 31. Rb1 Qg5 32. a7 Rxh5 33. a8=Q Rxh2+ 34. Kxh2 Qh4+ 35. Kg1 Qf2+ 36. Kh2
|Mar-08-17|| ||ChessHigherCat: <Cat lover: Here is a possible continuation: 30. Rxb8+ Bf8 31. Rb1 Qg5 32. a7 Rxh5 33. a8=Q Rxh2+ 34. Kxh2 Qh4+ 35. Kg1 Qf2+ 36. Kh2>
Thanks again, but I think the perpetual is only possible because it's a waste of time bringing the white rook back to b1 since black doesn't have the Q+R doubled on the f column anymore and the rook on B8 still covers the threat of Qb1. Can you ask the Great Cybernetic Fish Stick what it thinks of 30. Rxb8+ Bf8 31. Be2 ??. The rook sack doesn't work because white still has the bishop and can just take the N and then play 32. Qf1.|
|Mar-08-17|| ||catlover: <ChessHigherCat> Hmmm...you might be looking at a board that has a different position, maybe a different variation? If 29. b8=Q Rxb8 30. Rxb8+ Bf8 31. Be2, the bishop moving leaves h2 attacked by both black rook on h6 and the queen on f4. So black would play 31...Qxh2++.|
Instead of 31 Be2, an attempt to keep that h2 from being such a weak spot might be 31. h3, but then the Cybernetic Fish Stick sees it playing out 31...Rxh5 32. Qxh5 Qf1+ 33. Kh2 Qf4+ 34. Kg1 Qf2+ Perpetual check once again.
|Mar-08-17|| ||ChessHigherCat: <catlover> You're right, sorry I was thinking the Q was already on f5 instead of f4! Mea culpa.|
|Mar-09-17|| ||kevin86: White will exchange queens and emerge a rook ahead!|
|Mar-09-17|| ||ChessHigherCat: <catlover> I'm starting to think the Omniscient Cybernetic Fishstick was the mysterious monolith in 2001: A Space Odyssey (burnt to a crisp by cosmic rays but still able to make the monkeys go ape).|
|Mar-09-17|| ||catlover: <ChessHigherCat> LOL! I hope it doesn't make all of us go ape! |
At least Stockfish isn't that creepy computer HAL that not only beat the astronauts at chess but started killing them off.