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|Feb-24-07|| ||Bobwhoosta: <alexmagnus> The Immortal Game is not correct in terms of the defending side, however I've never heard anything to the effect that Anderrson's play was incorrect. I may be wrong, but that is the difference, in that the sacrificer was entirely in the right in the Immortal Game.|
|Feb-24-07|| ||kevin86: The "Dore" was slammed in black's face in this one. With all of the sacs,whte was left with ONE piece to mate,a pretty picture.|
Ok,it was not the most accurate attack in history,but it was fun to see it! After all,who doesn't enjoy the Tower of Pisa?
|Feb-24-07|| ||Moondoll: Also 18.Nxh8+ Kd8 (Kf8? Qf7#) 19.Nf7+ Ke7 20.Nd6+ Kf8 21.Qf7# or 20...Ke8 21.Qe8#
I think the text move is "prettier" delivering mate with white's last remaining piece.|
|Feb-24-07|| ||ganstaman: <Bobwhoosta: <alexmagnus> The Immortal Game is not correct in terms of the defending side, however I've never heard anything to the effect that Anderrson's play was incorrect. I may be wrong, but that is the difference, in that the sacrificer was entirely in the right in the Immortal Game.>|
If the defender wasn't accurate, then that means the defender could have played better (and won or drew instead of losing -- unless you are saying "the defender could have improved with this move, but he still loses so it's not all that much of an improvement"). And this means that if the defender did play better, the attacker would not have won. Therefore, the attacker was not accurate and 'got lucky' the defender made 1 or more mistakes somewhere.
|Feb-24-07|| ||tatarch: Who doesn't love 19th century chess? The game doesn't have to be work remember, it can be fun too......|
|Feb-24-07|| ||Ashram64: so many flaws in the game...just look cool
black should have play ...16 Kf7
so 17.Nxh8+ Kg7 18. Qf7+ Kxh8 19.Re8+ Qxe8 20. Qxe8
white is dead lost w/ lonely queen.
or 17. Nf7 Qg8 black can hold the position and white is out of juice.
|Feb-24-07|| ||sfm: The player playing white, Franklin Langtude (an old Danish name), was actually a US general who drew similarities between chess and real-life fighting.
He had a hard time, as both generals and chess players thought that it would never work and only lead to losses (real men/chess men) if applied.|
However, one young women, a youg secretary in the army, understood his and suggested he changed name to "Knowledge". He thought it would a little too blunt and took the middle name "Knowles" instead.
|Feb-24-07|| ||Themofro: Love the ending of last remaining peice delivering the checkmate.|
|Feb-24-07|| ||Sydro: I keep the wolf from the door, but he calls me up.|
|Feb-24-07|| ||uuft: Is the pun implying Thom Yorke is as much of a genius? It is now! lol Brilliant stuff.|
|Feb-24-07|| ||Dr.Lecter: All I can say is: nice...|
|Feb-24-07|| ||ChessNe1: yes, very nice. a better title: "Locked Dore".
|Feb-24-07|| ||casecloser: this was so 1800's type chess, proper defence from black would have won easily|
|Feb-25-07|| ||WarmasterKron: <uuft> Thom Yorke didn't invent the expression 'the wolf at the door'.|
<casecloser> It's easy to find the proper defence when you plug it into Fritz and let it do the thinking for you, it's less easy to find the proper defence when you're sitting across the board from a vicious attack.
|Feb-25-07|| ||alexmagnus: I know, it's different page but still - in the Immortal Game the position after Qxa1+ and later Qb2! (instead of Bxg1) is highly unclear.|
|Feb-26-07|| ||Duque Roquero: The prettiest mate is the quickest. In my opinion 18. Ne5+? (mate in 5) is an inaccurate awkward move. Obviously 18. Nxh8 (mate in 4) is the correct way to play and, for that reason, a much more beautiful move than the text one.|
|Mar-29-07|| ||gambitfan: a very nice <smothered mate> !|
White to play and mate in 5 moves.
click for larger view
|Jul-09-07|| ||jokerman: 1) Nxh8+ Kd8 (1... kf8? 2)Qe7+#!)
2) Ne7+ Ke8
3) Nd6+ Kd8 (3... Kf8 4) Qe7+#!)
so it's mate in 4 :0D
|Oct-08-07|| ||syracrophy: The material balance:
But, who cares of the damn material? It's mate! Ladies and gentlemen. IT'S MATE!
|Nov-26-07|| ||t3hPolak: *takes a breath*
Oh my God....
|Dec-21-08|| ||java77: It seem like the cage!!!|
|May-10-11|| ||atarw: Why didn't Black capture the knight on move 20?|
|May-10-11|| ||Jim Bartle: He was in check from the queen as well as the knight.|
|May-26-11|| ||webadict: <Ashram64> 17 xh8+ is the problem there. You're shoving the Knight into a corner, and expecting the Rook to compensate for everything you just gave up. Maybe I'm seeing things incorrectly, but 16...f7 17 e5+ isn't all that great for Black.|
1) 17...f8 (17...g8) 18 f7#
2) 17...g7 18 f7+ h6 19 g4#
3) 17...e7 18 xc6+ ... 19 xd8 xd8 20 xe8+ g8 21 xh8 xh8 22 e8+.
4) 17...e6 18 xc6+ isn't much better. Black's King is out in the open with a hungry Queen and an anxious Rook. I don't see anything forcing in this line right off the bat, but it certainly doesn't look good.
So White manages to get at worst vs with attacking chances.
|Sep-08-12|| ||vinidivici: its like immortal game.|
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