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|Jan-14-08|| ||chessmoron: Yifan capitalize on Short's strange opening and win. |
Pretty much a free gift from Short.
|Jan-14-08|| ||slomarko: 12...f6? what the..|
|Jan-14-08|| ||luzhin: I was even more surprised that Short played 15...Bg4, when 15...Bf5 would at least have prevented the immediate exf6.|
|Jan-14-08|| ||Nezhmetdinov: g4/g5 is Short's favorite losing move...|
|Jan-14-08|| ||Whitehat1963: What happens after 23...Kf8?|
|Jan-14-08|| ||Eyal: <Whitehat1963: What happens after 23...Kf8?>|
There are many good options for White - one of them is 24.Qh3 Bg7 (24...Qg6 25.Qf3) 25.Nxh7+ Kg8 26.Nxg5.
After 15...fxe5 16.N(either one)xg5 h6 Black's position isn't actually so bad. The losing mistake was 15...Bg4?? allowing 16.exf6, after which Black's position just falls to pieces.
|Jan-14-08|| ||cade: 24.Re1 & 25.Qf3
I would think.
|Jan-14-08|| ||Resignation Trap: This line of play lost vogue with the advent of World War I, although it was seen in Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1981 . Short is not likely to revive this opening variation. I especially dislike 12...f6 and 13...g5.|
A good game by the prodigy vs. the former prodigy.
|Jan-14-08|| ||Eyal: 24.Re1 followed by 25.Qh3 or 25.Nxh7+, depending on Black's response, is probably the most deadly.|
|Jan-15-08|| ||hitman84: Hou did she win so quick ?|
|Jan-15-08|| ||percyblakeney: Kasparov said it would be short, but not hou short.|
|Jan-15-08|| ||hitman84: It was just a matter of time as black's king was under hou's arrest.|
|Jan-15-08|| ||TheBB: <percyblakeney: Kasparov said it would be short, but not hou short.>|
<hitman84: Hou did she win so quick ?>
|Jan-15-08|| ||percyblakeney: When a player that won a match against Karpov the previous decade gets a resignable position after 15 moves against a 2527 opponent it does show that something was missing in the preparation. I doubt that Short is too depressed about it, he probably just had too fun with the Evans and thought that other ancient things might work as well.|
|Jan-15-08|| ||ianD: 10...Re8 is unusual here.
10...f6 is more normal.
Has Re8 been seen before?
|Jan-15-08|| ||mistreaver: yeah Nigel loses to 13 year old girl..
alas, i never seen a good game in Ruy Lopez from him
|Jan-15-08|| ||whiteshark: <mistreaver> but they are here, in the db, you only have to look harder. :D|
|Jan-15-08|| ||keypusher: As <Resignation Trap> points out, this defense was in style a century ago. It was featured in <Common Sense in Chess>, and denounced in a funny essay called <Telling Off the World Champion> that was reprinted in one of my Chernev(?) books. |
I've seen this variation in a number of old games, but I don't remember seeing 9. c4 before -- it just doesn't seem like a 19th-century kind of move. But 9. c4 was played in the 1860s:
Zukertort vs Anderssen, 1868
|Jan-15-08|| ||keypusher: Winter, unsurprisingly, has written about Hecht's essay. See item 4982 in the link.|
|Jan-15-08|| ||Paraconti: Former prodigies always seem to have trouble when they face later prodigies. Must be a psychological thing.|
|Jan-16-08|| ||pink gorilla: chessmoron. please change back to your old icon. it is so much better than the pensive conan. i would have to say it was the best icon chessgames.com had|
|Jan-17-08|| ||Eyal: <It was sort of a Berlin, only after the Allied bombing.> (Mig Greengard)|
|Jan-17-08|| ||tldr3: <Eyal: <It was sort of a Berlin, only after the Allied bombing.>>great line|
|Jan-17-08|| ||Jim Bartle: Very funny.|
|Jul-05-08|| ||apexin: apparently after 13...g5 Hou pulled a face and said "what is this?" Is he joking?".That i think best describes short's opening.|
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