|Nov-18-08|| ||think: It took me a while, but now I see 14. ... axb5 15. axb5 Rb8 (15. ... Rxa1? 16. Qxc8 and mate) 16. Qc7! which I believe is winning for White. Also, I don't see the win after 26. ... Nf6.|
|Nov-18-08|| ||nimzo knight: 27. Qd8+|
|Nov-18-08|| ||dovif: 27 Qd8+, Kf7
28 Ne5+, Ke6
29 Ng6+, kf7
|Nov-18-08|| ||DoubleCheck: <<dovif>: 27 Qd8+, Kf7
28 Ne5+, Ke6
29 Ng6+, kf7
29...Ne4 can be played but that loses queen to
30. Qe7+! Kd5
31. Nf4+ forking king/queen
|Nov-18-08|| ||NewLine: Wow! That was fast! As soon as Black missed (I believe) 14..Bd7 his position collapse amazingly fast...|
|Nov-18-08|| ||newzild: A strong game by white.
The key move was 13.Bb5+!
I'd like to know if this was book - similar sacrifices are common in the Sicilian Najdorf.
NewLine: I think your 13...Bd7 fails to 14.Bxd7+ Nxd7 15.Qc7
Now if 15...Nc5 then 16.b4
I'm sure there are many other lines, but even in this simple continuation, white regains the pawn with a strong attack (at least), since black can't castle without dropping the Be7.
|Nov-18-08|| ||apexin: 18...Bb7 looks reasonable.|
|Nov-18-08|| ||arnaud1959: I think 13.-♕h5 was wrong. White pieces are very active in the center and on the ♕-side. So I would put my ♕ on e4 and on 14.♗d3 I would play 14.-♕c6. If White avoids exchanging ♕'s Black castles immediately and white seems to have some compensation for the ♙.|
|Nov-18-08|| ||Once: Very strong attack by white. But what happens if the Bb5 is taken? Then we have something like this (building on <think's> line:|
14. Bb5+ axb5 15. axb5 Rb8 16. Qc7 Nd7 17. Rxd7 Bxd7 18. Qxb8+ Bd8 19. Bg5 f6 20. Qxb7 fxg5 21. Ne5 O-O 22. Qxd7
|Nov-18-08|| ||desiobu: 8. Qc2 was a really nice sacrifice. After the dust settled on d4 there was no good square for black's queen. If 11. Qc5 Bb5+, and if 11. Qb6 Be3. With the queen away the dark squares on the queenside are kind of weak.|
|Nov-18-08|| ||desiobu: Also interesting after 14...Bd7 is
15. Bxd7 Nxd7
16. Rxd7 Kxd7
with some real threats for white in exchange for the material.
|Nov-18-08|| ||kevin86: It looked like black's king will be approaching room temperature soon.|
|Nov-18-08|| ||WickedPawn: What a nice game. White was able to keep black under complete pressure. Moves like 14. Bb5+!! is the stuff that I'll never find over-the-board.|
|Nov-18-08|| ||rodantero: think: It took me a while, but now I see 14. ... axb5 15. axb5 Rb8 (15. ... Rxa1? 16. Qxc8 and mate) 16. Qc7! which I believe is winning for White. Also, I don't see the win after 26. ... Nf6. |
13...Nf6 14.Qd8+ Kf7 and white can at least win the black's rook, or can play for mate
|Nov-18-08|| ||njchess: <apexin: 18...Bb7 looks reasonable.>|
18. ... Bb7 19. Qc7 Re8 (Ne8 20. Qxb8 Bxf3 21. gxf3 Qxf3 leaves Black in a losing position) 21. Qxb7 Qf5 (nothing better) 22. Rc1 is also losing.
14. Bb5+ axb5 15. axb5 Rb8 16. Qc7 Nd7 17. Rxd7 Bxd7 18. Qxb8+ Bd8 19. Bg5 f6 20. Qxb7 fxg5 21. Ne5 O-O 22. Qxd7>
14. Bb5+ axb5 15. axb5 Rb8 16. Qc7 Nd7 17. Rxd7 Bxd7 18. Qxb8+ Bd8 19. Ra8 0-0 21. Qxd8 Qc5 22. Qxf8+ Qxf8 23. Rxf8+ Kxf8 is more forcing for White and leads to a winning endgame.
Black is guilty of trying to hang on to the pawn advantage. He should have given it back as early as move eight. 10. ... Qxd4 was his last chance.
|Nov-18-08|| ||MindCtrol9: That is the way to play,no waste of time.I like this game.|
|Nov-18-08|| ||Dr. J: <rodantero>: Welcome to the neighbourhood! (I see you are new to commenting on the daily puzzle, though not to cg.com.)|
|Jul-17-09|| ||totololo: I think the 8.Qc2 is a home preparation trap.|