|Apr-24-08|| ||whiteshark: Beware of the h6 !|
|Apr-24-08|| ||Shams: I must be really dumb today cuz I see nothing wrong with 32.Nxb7|
|Apr-24-08|| ||whiteshark: <Shams> There is no escape for the knight on b7 after <32...Rd7>: |
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|Apr-24-08|| ||pastpawn: <Shams> I think that after 32 xb7, d7 wins back the knight|
|Apr-24-08|| ||littlefermat: I think White wanted to keep the initiative.|
|Apr-24-08|| ||Shams: wow, I <am> hungover. I thought he could play Na5 there...I had the b6 pawn turned around.|
|Apr-24-08|| ||Jimfromprovidence: I like 31...Ba8, not Rd4. It allows black's rook on a4 the freedom over to to slide over to h4 to trap and capture the dangerous h pawn. |
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Black probably will lose his b pawn in this process, but with a rook and three connected pawns versus a rook, knight and pawn, he would be happy to end up with a rook and knight versus rook finish.
|Apr-24-08|| ||luzhin: Characteristic game by 'Spider' Adams: it's very hard to spot exactly where Navara went wrong; just an imperceptible slide into the web.|
|Apr-24-08|| ||sheaf: <jimfromprovidence> the main threat white has in the position is doubling on the seventh rank, and I have absolutely no idea if there is a way to prevent it..after Nd6 i think only a computer can defend the position, the main idea behind Rd4 was to allo Bd5 which is a key move to prevent doubling on the seventh by Bg8 if necessary but then adams saw another good move Rd7 which is a killer.. i think blacks decisive mistake was Qxb2 which was poisoned|
|Apr-24-08|| ||Jimfromprovidence: <sheaf> <the main threat white has in the position is doubling on the seventh rank, and I have absolutely no idea if there is a way to prevent it..after Nd6 i think only a computer can defend the position, the main idea behind Rd4 was to allo Bd5 which is a key move to prevent doubling on the seventh by Bg8 if necessary but then adams saw another good move Rd7 which is a killer.. i think blacks decisive mistake was Qxb2 which was poisoned>|
Your points are well taken. I don’t think that 31… Rd4 was a bad move at all, but, according to the pundits, he messed up later with 33… Kg8?? instead of Bc6.
Nevertheless, I think that taking (or neutralizing) that h pawn was just as critical for black as defending against the double rooks on the 7th rank.
So, assuming from my earlier continuation 32 Rc7 Rh4, I'm not seeing how white wins more the exchange from this point.
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He should end up ahead a knight vs. two pawns after the exchange.
|Apr-24-08|| ||veigaman: 14.. 0-0 seems a bad move to me|
|Apr-24-08|| ||acirce: <Adams-Navara was won by the Englishman, despite the fact that he was worse after the opening stage. "I didn't play the opening very well, my 15.Bg5 was a bit vague and at some point my position was just bad. I was quite lucky today."|
Navara, who had come up with an excellent novelty (9…Qc7!), agreed that he was fine. "But then I couldn't see a way to improve my position." He disapproved of several of his pawn moves. "I underestimated the danger." According to Sergey Shipov, instead of 24. dxc3 he should have chosen 24…exf4 25.Nxd4 Bxd4! 26.cxd4 g5 and instead of 30…Rxa4? the move 30…Rad8! was better.
Navara: "33…Ke8 was the final mistake, I just missed 34.Re8." And so it was "a pitiful defeat of a talented innovator" (Shipov).> http://baku2008.fide.com/round-4-ad...
I haven't gone over the game properly myself, but the final phase from about 31.Nd6 on is quite nice. Too bad for David though.
|Apr-29-08|| ||minasina: Rybka anlysis samples http://chessok.com/broadcast/live.p...|
|Apr-30-08|| ||benveniste: <Jimfromprovidence>, on your line I see the game going like this:|
32. c7 h4
33. f7 g8
34. g7 xh6
35. xg8+ xg8
36. e8+ g7
At this point black has three pawns for the piece, but black can't save the b-pawn.
|Apr-30-08|| ||minasina: 24....dxc3 ?! +0.26 <was played, and according to Rybka should have played:> ___________________ __________
(24... exf4 25. Nxd4 Bxd4+ 26. cxd4 g5 27. Bc3 Rfe8 28. Rxe8+ Rxe8 29. a5 bxa5 30. Rxa5 Qe4 31. Qf3 -0.11)|
27. Rac1 ?! +0.00
(27. b4 Rad8 28. Rac1 Qf6 29. Qxf4 g5 30. Qc7 Be4 31. Red1 Rxd1+ 32. Rxd1 Qxh6 33. Nd6 Qg7 +0.26)
30....Rxa4 ? +0.41
(30... Rad8 ! 31. Nc7 Rd7 32. Ne6 Ra8 33. Rc7 Rxc7 34. Nxc7 Rc8 35. Re7 Bc6 36. Nb5 Bd5 37. Nd6 -0.18)
31....Rd4 ?! +0.76
(31... Ba8 32. Rc7 Rh4 33. Rf7 Rg8 34. Rfxf5 Rxh6 35. Nf7+ Kg7 36. Nxh6 Rc8 37. Rf4 Kxh6 38. Rb5 +0.41)
33....Kg8 ?? +3.25
(33... Rd1+ 34. Kh2 Bc6 35. Nf7+ Kg8 36. Rxd1 Kxf7 37. Rd6 Rc8 38. Re2 Be4 39. Rd7+ Kf6 40. Rxh7 +0.76)
<See this Rybka analysis and try these variant moves here:>http://chessok.com/broadcast/live.p...