|Jan-26-09|| ||pawn to QB4: 8...b5!? is an innovation as far as our Opening Explorer is concerned. Anyone know what was planned if 9.cxb5 before I chance it myself?|
|Jan-26-09|| ||Bumcrot: I believe that 9.c5 would have followed.|
|Jan-28-09|| ||An Englishman: Good Evening: 8...b5 is a remarkable gambit, but I still can't see sufficient compensation for the pawn.|
|Jan-28-09|| ||paavoh: <An Englishman> is right. I believe the gambit was played to steer the game quickly off the book, a good strategy by an attacking player against such a young opponent.|
|Jan-28-09|| ||arctic tern: 26...Qh3! and White can't save the bishop. If 27.Bb5 then ...Rxc3+ is deadly.|
|Jan-28-09|| ||al wazir: What was the point of 27. Bc4 ? Wouldn't 27. Be1 have staved off defeat a little longer? If 27...Ne4, then 28. Bxe4 Rxc3+ 29. Bxc3 Qxc3+ 30. Bc2.|
But black has 30...Qe3+ 31. Rd2 Qxf4, with 32...Bg5 to follow.
|Jan-28-09|| ||Chicago Chess Man: <al wazir> 27Be1 loses to...27...Qe3+ Bd2 28.Nxd3+ Kc2 29.Nb4+ Kc1 30.Rxc3+|
|Jan-28-09|| ||DuskXIV: i agree entirely with englishman and paavoh: 8...b5 makes things interesting but I can't see that black has much to show for it if the "gambit" is accepted.|
And is it just me, or did white commit suicide on move 12? Black's queenside pawns look scary and Persson did a good job of showing why.
|Jan-28-09|| ||number 23 NBer: <DuskXIV> I agree with you, castling can't possibly be sound. It looks like Giri is jumping straight into the fire.|
I can see why Giri might not have taken the pawn. It would be psychologically difficult to defend against a gambit one hadn't prepared for, not to mention damaging to one's clock. Personally, I would have taken the pawn and accepted the consequences, be what they may, but I have already established to myself that I play the opening at a level about 600 points below my rating, so I wouldn't trust me on this.
|Jan-28-09|| ||cydmd: I see no compensation for White's sacrifice on move 27.Bc4. To me, resigning would be THE move.|
|Jan-28-09|| ||Jack Kerouac: Mercy! Nice relentless play by Tiger
with Nimzowitsch (or -vich if you prefer)knights creating havoc.
And perhaps indulge and pick up my 'Lonesome Traveler' novel between tournaments.....
|Jan-28-09|| ||Travis Bickle: I think it was suicidal for White to 0-0-0.|
|Jan-28-09|| ||MarbleSkull: after 9. cxd5: 9.Ne4, Qa5, or Bd6 are all interesting options that further the off-bookiness.|
|Jan-28-09|| ||WhiteRook48: nice for a pun|
|Jan-28-09|| ||al wazir: <Chicago Chess Man>: You're right. Thanks.|
Outside of problems I don't recall ever seeing such a constipated position.
|Jan-28-09|| ||Dr.KnowNothing: <Chicago Chess Man>: I live in Chicago too!!!!|
|Jan-29-09|| ||kevin86: A nice finish. Black spreads the white queen side on the table and then performs the "Melbourne method"-death in two hours,by surgery.|
|Oct-14-09|| ||gharigac: 8)...b5 is strange gambit !?
I think 9)c5 better than 9)cxd5 which giving the black strong position