chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

(If you register a free account you won't see all these ads!)
Robert Durkin vs Spielman
?? (1957), USA
Sodium Attack: General (A00)  ·  1-0
ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

find similar games 16 more games of R Durkin
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: Some people don't like to know the result of the game in advance. This can be done by registering a free account then visiting your preferences page, then checking "Don't show game results".

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-24-08  satch boogie: Looks like Black tried to go for a French setup.
It also looks like 8...0-0 was the losing move for Black. He's already cramped in position, and White siezed the Kingside attack opportunity. That Castle was a blunder.
May-29-08  prinsallan: Yeah, it was a good and swift attack after the bad castle by black.
May-29-08  prinsallan: Oh, my friend here asked why black didnt just take the Rook with: 17.. Kxf7. The reason is of course mate:
17... Kxf7
18. Bxg6+ Kg8 (or Kf8= mate(Qh8#))
19. Qh7+ Kf8 (forced)
20. Qh8#
Nov-20-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  thebribri8: Haha. Sodium attack. Anyone get it?
Nov-21-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Resignation Trap: <thebribri8> I used to play 1.Nh3, and I called it the Ammonia Attack. Everyone else thought it was a fitting name simply because it stinks!
Dec-22-08  shintaro go: <Looks like Black tried to go for a French setup.> Pawn structure and piece placement resembles that of a Slav/Semi-Slav, IMO.
Dec-29-08  satch boogie: <shintaro go> It does, thanks for the correction.
Feb-25-09  TheTamale: I assumed it was the Sodium Attack due to Na3--sodium is Na.
Feb-25-09  parisattack: Looking at the final position it is clear the sodium knight played a key part in the attack.
Oct-22-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  kilv: Hey, what about after 12. Qh5; black moves to g6? Seems like it would slow or stop the onslaught??!
Jan-07-11  dobryninda: <kilv>

13. Qxh7

Mar-05-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  zakkzheng: what does the knight do on a3?
Aug-20-12  satch boogie: <zakkzheng>
The Knight doesn't really do much on a3. It's just one of those uncommon openings you can use to (hopefully) throw your opponents game off a bit. It can lead to trench warfare style games, or it can get pulled back into better known positions. Example:

1.Na3 e5
2.Nc4 Nc6
3.e4 Nf6
4.d3 ... etc with the Knight being able to safely retreat back to d2.

Dec-20-12  goodevans: The mate after <17...Nf8> is equally pleasant: 17...Nf8 18.Rxf8+ Kxf8 19.Qh8+ Kf7 20.g6+ Kf6 21.Qh4#
Dec-20-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Truly pathetic play by Black.
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, totally anonymous, and 100% free--plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No posting personal information of members.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.


NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
Spot an error? Please submit a correction slip and help us eliminate database mistakes!
This game is type: CLASSICAL (Disagree? Please submit a correction slip.)

Featured in the Following Game Collections [what is this?]
Sodium Attack (A00) 1-0 Plays out like a Bird's Opening
from Attacks & Sacs on f7 Fredthebear ECO codes A-D-E by fredthebear
Sodium Attack (A00) Direct hits on f7 and h7
from Tar Baby Defenses by fredthebear
Sodium Attack (A00) Direct hits on f7 and h7; odd mate pattern
from Sadler's Alekhine Defense Collections Plus by Sudgon
Uncommon Openings
by Sudgon
Gre9's favorite games
by Gre9
18 moves
from Chess Miniatures, Collection XI by wwall
1. Na3
from Formula7's favorite games by Formula7


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2018, Chessgames Services LLC