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|Jun-10-11|| ||panzerkampf: What if 15..fxg6?|
|Jun-10-11|| ||paire: Wow. This is amazing chess. Anybody know the details of the tournament?|
|Jun-10-11|| ||Magic Castle: <panzerkampf: What if 15..fxg6?>|
Simply 16. Qe2. The pawn at h6 gives white a tremendous advantage.
|Jun-10-11|| ||abuzic: 15...fxg6? 16. Qd5+ Kf8 17. Qd4 (16...Kf8 17. Bd4+ and mate follows) Kf7 18. Qg7+ Ke5 19. Rde1....|
|Jun-10-11|| ||sevenseaman: Pono knew where he was going, not Boris though!|
|Jun-10-11|| ||Oceanlake: Black should avoid cramping moves and prepare to castle on the same side as white. This suggests Nc6 rather than Be7.|
|Jun-10-11|| ||Check It Out: Whoa! Gelfand miniaturized in a Petroff no less!|
|Jun-10-11|| ||Jamboree: 14. ... Bxe2?? and 15. ... Bxd1?? are beyond bad - -probably the worst two moves Gelfand has ever made. It's like walking face first into an airplane propeller. Insta-mate.|
What would have happened if Gelfand had instead tried the obvious 14. ... dxe5. I mean, isn't the whole point of the strange move 12. ... Qc8 to protect the bishop on g4 if there's a knight exchange?
After 14. ... dxe5, Does white have anything, attack-wise, or has black managed to equalize?
|Jun-10-11|| ||ossipossi: <Oceanlake> right, odd castling gives white tremendous advantage.|
|Jun-10-11|| ||abuzic: <Jamboree After 14. ... dxe5, Does white have anything, attack-wise, or has black managed to equalize?>
14...dxe5 15. Bxg4 Qxg4 16. Qd5 and it looks that white is much better, and the structure of the black pawns is vulnerable.|
|Jun-10-11|| ||Sem: 16. Qd4 - what a beauty!|
|Jun-10-11|| ||piltdown man: I knew that pawn would cause trouble.|
|Jun-10-11|| ||Abdooss: Gelfand beats Ponomariov in 21 moves >>
Gelfand vs Ponomariov, 2009
|Jun-10-11|| ||Garech: Ponomariov makes it look to simple! Can anyone confirm if this was a blitz game? I hope so, for Gelfand's sake.|
|Jun-10-11|| ||kevin86: Quick question:When did the Petroff become the Petrov?|
Clearly a speed game is played and white comes in quickly with the attack. Black's defense couldn't be up to speed.
|Jun-10-11|| ||hedgeh0g: <kevin86> I always wondered why people called it the <Petroff> instead of the <Petrov>...|
|Jun-10-11|| ||scormus: Good pun, shame about the Bplay|
|Jun-10-11|| ||t4ngl3: It is called Petr-on, in case it is played right. If it is played like this... well... Petr-off.|
|Jun-10-11|| ||Once: Petrov/ Petroff - I <think> that the explanation goes something like this...|
The opening is named after Alexander Dmitrievich Petrov. Because he is a Russian, he would spell his name in cyrillic letters which do not correspond exactly to the letters that we use. The last character of his name looks a little like a capital B and is pronounced somewhere between "ff" and "v". In english there are two different spellings of his name - either with the ff or v. As far as I can tell, either is right.
More about petroff/ petrov here
|Jun-10-11|| ||ProLogik: As soon as White played 9. 0-0-0, Black should have seen the attack coming.|
I wonder if 14. ...Bf4 could have stopped White from taking the g pawn.
|Jun-10-11|| ||Check It Out: From now on it's the Petrov for me.|
|Jun-10-11|| ||Fusilli: <ProLogik: ... I wonder if 14. ...Bf4 could have stopped White from taking the g pawn.>|
If you mean 14...Bf5, White can just withdraw the knight and has an extra piece.
|Jun-10-11|| ||dfelix: Great game by Ponomarioff.|
|Aug-23-13|| ||Conrad93: 14...dxe5?
What would white play then?
|Mar-09-18|| ||tpstar: Ponomariov took this one to the bank!
<Gelfand just needed a draw in the last round to be sole winner, but stumbled into a mate before the 20th move.> Tragic.
<Black should avoid cramping moves and prepare to castle on the same side as white. This suggests Nc6 rather than Be7.> A perceptive comment. For these opposite side castling situations, White's attack is much quicker than Black's.
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