|Sep-06-07|| ||syracrophy: Awesome game full of oustanding sacrifices!
22.f5! <To open lines>
24.xf5!! <To open the e-file. If 24...Nxf5 25.Rxf5!! still opens and wins>
26.g6!! <And the decisive coup!>
26...fxg6 27.e6+ g8 28.g7#
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|Sep-06-07|| ||DCP23: <syracrophy> <If 24...Nxf5 25.Rxf5!! still opens and wins>|
If 24..Nxf5 then not 25.Rxf5, but rather 25.Qxf7#! ;)
|Sep-06-07|| ||syracrophy: <DCP23: <syracrophy> <If 24...Nxf5 25.Rxf5!! still opens and wins>
If 24..Nxf5 then not 25.Rxf5, but rather 25.Qxf7#! ;)>|
Dang! I missed that! But without any doubt, a charming game, full of power
|Oct-14-07|| ||stanleys: Here is my second suggestion for "The game of the year" after R Fontaine vs M Vachier Lagrave, 2007|
|Feb-14-08|| ||arsen387: What a beautiful game!! And the final combination is simply AWESOME!|
|Feb-16-08|| ||Leoeo: B Savchenko vs A Kostin, 2007|
What would have been the result if instead of 14..<g6>, Kostin had played 14..<gxf6> ?
|Feb-16-08|| ||tpstar: <Leoeo> Welcome to the site. =)|
If 14 ... gxf6 instead, consider 15. Nd5 with a double attack on the Qc7 and the Pf6; note 15 ... Qc5?? 16. Nxf6+ Ke7 17. Nf5+ or 16 ... Kf8/Kd8 17. Nxe6+ winning the Queen. So 15. Nd5 Qd8 16. Nf5:
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Black is really low on moves, and 16 ... 0-0? 17. Qg3+ Kh8 18. Qg7# is out. 16 ... Nc4 makes sense but then 17. Qg3 & 18. Qg7 should win.
One major drawback to the Sicilian Kan is those weak dark squares, especially when Black's dsb is traded off.
|Feb-16-08|| ||Leoeo: <tpstar>, Thank you also for your reply. WoW!... it's like having teachers on call! I will set it up on a board and examine it in detail when I get a moment.|
|Feb-18-08|| ||Leoeo: <tpstar>, Thank you for your analysis. Very nice. I tried 'visualising' it without setting it up on a board, and succeeded in 'seeing' the moves. My late father used to stress the importance of visualisation. I think it might help in actual games to develop this skill. Your comments?|
|Feb-18-08|| ||sallom89: nice finish.|
|Feb-18-08|| ||tpstar: <Leoeo> Keep in mind that it's important to verify someone else's analysis, as even the best intentions can lead to mistakes or oversights. :-)|
One good way to practice visualization on this site is to find a decisive database game where they resigned before mate, and then try to work out why they resigned. Often an immediate winning tactic can be identified, and then list the potential candidate moves along with how the winner would respond to each one. Good luck. =)
|Feb-21-08|| ||Leoeo: Yes, <tpstar>, I often find that a mystery, and I'm asking myself "why did he resign?" and often can not work out the answer. Obviously the great players can see many more moves ahead than mere mortals.|
|Jun-22-11|| ||kellmano: And look at this!! What a combination.
I'm sure 26. Qg6 is trivial for a GM, but it impresses me, particularly after a run of sacs.