|Jan-08-13|| ||piltdown man: Magnificent pun!|
|Jan-08-13|| ||rilkefan: Very interesting game.
Per stockfish, white had an advantage after the Q for R+B exchange, but not a huge one, and 24...Bxf5 was about +0.4.
27.Nxe8 Rxe8 28.Nd6 was better (that is, crushing vs up a pawn). After 28...Qxh4 it's still a fight, but N and esp. Bh3 was just losing, as the game delightfully demonstrates.
|Jan-08-13|| ||master of defence: Why not 28...Bxd5?|
|Jan-08-13|| ||Once: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0Hd...
If anyone is wondering about the pun...
|Jan-08-13|| ||Once: Or a more modern version...
|Jan-08-13|| ||Abdel Irada: This game is in a Clash by itself.|
|Jan-08-13|| ||Check It Out: It's no regular Joe for sure.|
|Jan-08-13|| ||FSR: <rilkefan: ... Per stockfish, white had an advantage after the Q for R+B exchange, but not a huge one, and 24...Bxf5 was about +0.4.>|
Houdini gives White about +1 immediately after he gives up the Q. However, without indicating any serious mistakes by White, it gives 24...Bxf5 as almost equal (+0.2). 24...Qg5? 25.h4! gave White close to a winning advantage.
<27.Nxe8 Rxe8 28.Nd6 was better (that is, crushing vs up a pawn).>
<After 28...Qxh4 it's still a fight,>
Oliver Reeh in Mega Database 2013 gives Balogh's 28...Qh2 an exclam and says that 28...Qxh4 also gives counterchances due to White's exposed king. Houdini agrees with Stockfish that 28...Qxh4 is significantly better than 28...Qh2.
<but N and esp. Bh3 was just losing, as the game delightfully demonstrates.>
29...Bxh3+? was the fatal blunder. 29...Nxd6! 30.exd6 Bxh3+ 31.Ke2 Qxd6 favors White (Houdini says about +1.4) but is still messy. Reeh says "despite White's material advantage the position is not clear, since his pieces don't harmonize well and his king is unsafe." Since White is a human, not a computer, I agree.
|Jan-08-13|| ||shakman: Graf used this line couple of times... A Graf vs S Ionov, 1991 A Graf vs R Tischbierek, 2003|
|Jan-08-13|| ||okba12: seems to me black had played it bad|
|Jan-08-13|| ||kevin86: The queen is trapped.|
|Jan-08-13|| ||Eisenheim: The Full Pun is Serg-ey Don't like it, Rock the Csaba|
|Jan-08-13|| ||master of defence: <FSR> do you can show me a link to download and how install Houdini 3? I want this chess program to make some analysis.|
|Jan-08-13|| ||joe1137: How do you actually pronounce Balogh's first name? Does it really sound like Casbah?|
|Jan-08-13|| ||Chessmensch: Cat balouh, cat bal-ouh-ouh-ouh
He's mean and evil through and through
|Jan-08-13|| ||FSR: <master of defense> You can download Houdini 1.5a for free at http://www.houdinichess.com/ I tried to download an earlier version of this about a year ago, and was unsuccessful, but it works for many people.|
A couple of months ago I bought Houdini 3 from here: http://www.cruxis.com/chess/houdini... (€40). Houdini 3 is about 90 rating points stronger than 1.5a. http://bit.ly/g5RmgZ As a practical matter, I doubt that makes much difference: it's still much stronger than any human. So if the free version works for you, you might as well get that and save 40 euros.
Note that you need some sort of GUI to operate either version of Houdini. I bought ChessBase 12 in December when it came out, and am happy with it, but it is expensive.
Alternatively, you can get Houdini 3 bundled with various GUIs, e.g. Deep Fritz 13, http://www.chesscentral.com/Houdini... ($90 from this source; you can also buy it from ChessBase, http://www.chessbase-shop.com/en/se..., and others) or a Chess Assistant 13 package (including games database), http://www.uscfsales.com/chess-assi... ($200 from this source).
|Jan-08-13|| ||Sneaky: ♬ ♫ ♪ Sergeeeeey he don't like it / Rockin' the Csaba, Rock the Csaba ...|
|Jan-09-13|| ||Abdel Irada: <FSR>: Will Houdini work with Mac OS 9?|
|Jan-09-13|| ||FSR: <Abdel Irada> Beats me.|
|Jan-09-13|| ||Abdel Irada: <<Abdel Irada> Beats me.>|
A dirty lie. I do *not* beat you. In fact, I've never laid a glove on you!
(Anyway, thanks for the reply. I guess I'll just have to look it up myself, although I was hoping you already knew and could save me the time.)
|Jan-09-13|| ||perfidious: < Abdel Irada: <FSR>: <<Abdel Irada> Beats me.>
A dirty lie. I do *not* beat you. In fact, I've never laid a glove on you!>|
Always remember, however, the old adage that the threat is stronger than its execution.
This gem-whatever its origins-found its way into a poker book co-authored by noted men of the green felt Robert Ciaffone and Stewart Reuben.
|Jan-21-13|| ||jovack: I love queen traps... I sometimes push things too far trying to force one if I see the lines closing around her if I'm just playing for fun.
Great name for the game too.|