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!)
Varlam Vepkhvishvili vs A Berdzenishvili
"The Berdz and the Bs" (game of the day Nov-10-2016)
Ch Georgian (1981), ?, rd 10, Apr-18
Queen Pawn Game: London System (D02)  ·  0-1
ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

NOTE: You are using our new chess viewer, "Olga." For more info see the Olga Quickstart Guide. You can switch back to the old viewer (pgn4web) from the pulldown menu below. If you have questions or suggestions see our Olga chessforum.

explore this opening
find similar games 2 more V Vepkhvishvili/A Berdzenishvili games
sac: 10...Bxf4 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: pgn4web is our default viewer, but we offer other choices as well. You can use a different viewer by selecting it from the pulldown menu below and pressing the "Set" button.

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
Nov-10-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: This game could not have been more Georgian even if it was made of mahogany with a honeysuckle motif.
Nov-10-16  Delboy: Nice game until 29. Qxd3, which could be a time scramble blunder, and should have prompted immediate resignation. Is there anything terminal after 29. Qg2?
Nov-10-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  gofer: <Delboy>: <29 Qg2 ...>

<29 ... Nf6+>
<30 Kh4 Nxh7>
<31 gxh7+ Kxh7>


click for larger view

I see only good things for black...

Nov-10-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: When Black played 28...Bd3


click for larger view

white either thought "Ho ho! A FREE piece!", having missed ...Nf2+, or he thought the game was lost anyway and thought he'd try to cause problems with his queenside pawns. I think it was the Ho ho concept.

Nov-10-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  morfishine: Dumb game, nonsensical irrelevant game title
Nov-10-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  chessgames.com: <Nice game until 29. Qxd3, which could be a time scramble blunder> It's possible that ...Nf2+ was overlooked but if you stick Stockfish on the position, it finds that 29.Qxd3 is actually the best move, relatively.

One of the more testing lines goes 29.Qg2 Bf1 30.Qc2 Rf5 31.Kh4 Bg3+ 32.Kg1 Be1 and now White must play QxN to avoid Nf6#.

The move that's actually suspect may be 26.Rxh7

Nov-10-16  marcusantoinerome: 28. Kg4 seems suspect to me. Walking into the King-Rook fork.

The only way out is 28. Rf7 Rxf7 29. gxf7+ Kxf7, but with White's c-pawn about to fall, I don't see much hope for White in the Q v 2B+N ending.

Nov-10-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: White hang onto long! Knight and bishop down for only two pawns!
Nov-10-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Annie K.: Great pun! :)
Nov-10-16  Bubo bubo: A game where a queen gets traded for three minor pieces already by move 11 is rare, and so is a GOTD with no prior kibitzing!

Unfortunately the odd balance of powers didn't yield a particularly interesting game: White never managed to show off his queen.

Nov-10-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <Bubo bubo: A game where a queen gets traded for three minor pieces already by move 11 is rare....>

Generally true, but there is a line in the Gruenfeld where this has often happened, though it is considered unfavourable for 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?]
November 10: The Berdz and the Bs
from Game of the Day 2016 by Phony Benoni
Nimzo, QID, Benoni, Trompowsy, et al.
by mmzkr
Queen sacrifices 4
by obrit
Rage against the Monarchy: minorities vs Queen
by syracrophy
Tromp, Nimzo, QID, Benoni, et al.
by fredthebear
d4 Bf4 London type
by ISeth


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 2001-2017, Chessgames Services LLC