|Jan-25-10|| ||think: Atlas vs. Aristotle - pure brains vs. brawn. The confusing part is that brawn wins in this game.|
|Jan-25-10|| ||Phony Benoni: So what was the first cause of Black's defeat?|
|Jan-25-10|| ||tpstar: *shrugs*|
|Jan-25-10|| ||RandomVisitor: 16...f5 was the beginning of the end...|
|Jan-25-10|| ||gawain: 24...h6 was a poor move, creating a weakness at g6. White exploited that weakness skillfully|
Very nice <tpstar>: "Atlas shrugs!" Ha.
|Jan-25-10|| ||crwynn: <Phony Benoni: So what was the first cause of Black's defeat?>|
Isn't it obvious? White was the first mover.
|Jan-25-10|| ||newzild: <Phony Benoni: So what was the first cause of Black's defeat?>|
Maybe the 500 point rating difference
|Jan-25-10|| ||ounos: Haha, nice pun! I wonder what team Black played for, certainly not for the Greek one (perhaps Cyprus was participating, I can't really remember).|
|Jan-25-10|| ||Bonifratz: <crwynn: Isn't it obvious? White was the first mover.>|
|Jan-25-10|| ||goodevans: <tpstar: *shrugs*>
"Atlas Shrugged" was the pun for the GOTD for 16 Feb 2009: Valeri Atlas vs Ye Jiangchuan.
One of the most offensive and unpleasant books I've ever read (I gave up a third of the way through - maybe it got better after that!).
|Jan-25-10|| ||kevin86: The pawn sets up a big attack by queen and others.|
|Jan-25-10|| ||ILikeFruits: tomorrow...
|Jan-25-10|| ||whiteshark: <the real atlas>
Girl, you gonna carry that weight,
carry that weight a long time ...
|Jan-25-10|| ||Justawoodpusher: I don't know something about the Pirc as I do not play it, but in the sicilian with e5 you better fight for the the d5 square as black. I think black allowed here white to conquer this square without much costs, contributing probably to blacks loss of the game.|
|Jan-25-10|| ||Amarande: As the resignation is not entirely obvious to the beginner:|
a) 33 ... Kf8 34 Qh6+ Ke8 (not Kg8 35 Ne7+ winning the Queen) 35 Qh8+ Kd7 36 Qg7 Qxg7 (forced, for Ke8 37 Bxg6 wins the Queen, and if Ke6 37 Nf4+ does likewise) 37 fxg7 and the Pawn queens.
b) 33 ... Kh8 34 Qh6+ Qh7 (again, Kg8 35 Ne7+) 35 Qxh7+ Kxh7 36 gxh5 followed by 37 hxg6 and White will soon queen.
c) 33 ... Kh7 34 gxh5 and again Black's g-pawn is doomed, after which the passed Pawn phalanx on the sixth rank is again decisive.
d) 33 ... Kg8 34 Qh6 Qd7 (the only apparent defense to Ne7+, for after 34 ... Qh7 35 Ne7+ the Queen is still lost, while after 34 ... Qe8 or Qe6 35 Qg7 is mate) 35 Ne7+ Kf7 36 Bxg6+ Ke6 37 Bf5+ Nxf5 38 gxf5+ Ke5 (if Kf7 39 Qg7+ and 40 Qg8 mate) 39 f7 and the Pawn still queens.
|Jan-25-10|| ||zb2cr: <Amarande>,
In your line (a), even simpler is 35. Bxg6 winning the Black Queen, two moves earlier than you give it.
|Jan-25-10|| ||Sydro: Strength beyond strength.|
|Jan-25-10|| ||TheChessGuy: This is one of the best puns I've seen in awhile for a Game of the Day. Keep it up!|
|Jan-25-10|| ||randomsac: A great pun. I actually laughed when I saw it.|
|Jan-25-10|| ||WhiteRook48: horrible pun|
|Jan-25-10|| ||Laocoon: ... Kakotelous|
|Jan-25-10|| ||pulsar: The pun made me smile today! :)|
|Jan-26-10|| ||MarbleSkull: Is 32. Qe3 necessary? It seems like he could go f6 a full move earlier.|
|Jan-26-10|| ||tpstar: <goodevans> "South Park" had a hilarious episode called "Chickenlover" where town policeman Officer Barbrady finally learns to read (!?) but then makes a huge mistake by bringing home "Atlas Shrugged" which was so bad that he swore off reading for good. ;>D|
<MarbleSkull> 32. Qe3 avoids 32 ... Ne2+ ideas, as in 32. f6+!? Qxf6! 33. Nxf6 Ne2+ & 34 ... Nxc1 and Black has great drawing chances.
|Jan-26-10|| ||MarbleSkull: Ah, thanks tpstar.|