|Nov-24-08|| ||sleepyirv: Good work by Sengupta for not falling into 55...a1=Q?? 56.Ne4# Then again, if my oppoent didn't resign at move 55, I would probably be suspicious!|
|Nov-24-08|| ||emayev: nice swindle try on the last move|
|Nov-24-08|| ||jperr75108: Nice game|
|Nov-24-08|| ||Once: With a pun like that one, I was expecting a massive attack where one side was ripped apart.|
Instead we have a pleasant display of queening technique, with black correctly giving up his bishop to create a mass of queenside passed pawns. The swindle is fun, but was well spotted.
|Nov-24-08|| ||Andrijadj: Is this some sort of indian computer???Deep Sengupta...:)|
|Nov-24-08|| ||Open Defence: thats the Multi Processor version! and it does not need to visit the toilet!|
|Nov-24-08|| ||VaselineTopLove: 37.Bd3 would have been better. If 37...Bg4, then 38.Bg6|
|Nov-24-08|| ||WickedPawn: WOW!!... I've fallen into so many "last-resort" traps with huge material advantages that I'm glad black saw the whole thing before proudly promoting his pawn.|
|Nov-24-08|| ||andymac: Although, 56. Ne4# is undeniably an interesting mating pattern... One to remember in the (likely vain) hope I get to spring it on someone one day.|
|Nov-24-08|| ||eaglewing: <VaselineTopLove> You are wrong: 37.Bd3 Bg4 38.Bg6 Bxd1 |
and, I think, you are right: 37.Bd3 Bg4 38.Nb2 Bxh5 (and maybe 39. a4) is better. Why?
If a pawn is about to be lost, I think, it should better be a kingside one. With pawns on both sides of the board the bishop pair is already the advantaged attacker, giving a two-pawn advantage on the queenside like in the game should spell doom, a counterattack on kingside with 3 vs 2 pawns against bishop pair won't be useful anyway. So better make it 2 vs 2 at kingside and only one pawn disadvantage on queenside. I think 39. a4 is a way to disrupt and/or exchange blacks queenside pawn structure.
Steps (not necessarily in that order) to a draw could be: (1) Exchange f+g pawn against at least g-pawn (2) Exchange white squared bishops (3) Exchange three pairs of pawns on queenside (4) Give the knight for the last queenside pawn (5) Be first to h1 with your king in the end.
|Nov-24-08|| ||tivrfoa: amazing game! very nice sacrifice! smart end game.|
|Nov-24-08|| ||sleepyirv: <andymac> There's no doubt about that. Since I'm rather sloppy on defense I try to count how many escape squares the King has at any given time. Here Black has only one which should set off warning lights.|
|Nov-24-08|| ||kevin86: Black was able to force home a pawn,avoiding a twopenny trap at the very end|
55...a1=????? 56 e4#
|Nov-24-08|| ||JG27Pyth: <Black was able to force home a pawn,avoiding a twopenny trap at the very end|
55...a1=Q????? 56 Ne4#>
Oh man, I can <easily> see losing a blitz game that way! Give him credit for trying -- that would have been a knee slapper.