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|Mar-07-09|| ||Sneaky: weisyschwarz: <"a Spanish Opening traffic jam" -- Keats> I prefer "logjam" myself. This is a hoary, stodgy and congested opening system. Often I wish the King's Gambit and Evan's Gambit never went out of style.|
|Mar-07-09|| ||Cacoethes: <Mateo: I hardly expected 18.Rc1...>
ChessOK broadcast error - that move is from Radge - Wang|
|Mar-07-09|| ||vonKrolock: But the exchange in f6 was not a very ambicious option|
|Mar-07-09|| ||Woody Wood Pusher: < just a kid: <WWP>Why is it funny?>|
Cos I liked it.
|Mar-07-09|| ||humangraymatter: Can someone explain what "spanish opening traffic jam" is please?Thanks.|
|Mar-07-09|| ||Open Defence: <Sneaky> the Evans Gambit is alive and well, the HIARCS Forum Team is in the middle of a very interesting game against corresspondence expert David Overton|
|Mar-07-09|| ||mokaccino: i would play with Tf1 and then f4|
|Mar-07-09|| ||PinnedPiece: < An Englishman: Good Morning: The Nf3-h2 idea is interesting. Ng4 is coming, forcing Black to choose between conceding the two Bishops or allowing a further Ng4-e3, with both d5 and f5 beckoning. >|
Nevertheless, 17.Ra6 would have pinned the d6 pawn after the N was driven off, and lasering the black Q, making black's center vulnerable....
Ra6 is still available....no?
|Mar-07-09|| ||Chlipchlop: 18. Ra6 looks good indeed. :)|
|Mar-07-09|| ||An Englishman: <PinnedPiece>, 18.Ra6 also looks interesting to me, for a different reason; preparation for monopolizing the a-file. If White can drive away the Nc6, then a combination of Ra6-a7 and Nh2-g4-e3-d5 puts a lot of pressure on Black's Queen side.|
|Mar-07-09|| ||chessic eric: <Pinned Piece: 18.Ra6> definitely !?, but i'm not sure it will do what you want it to. Seems to me that black Nc3 is doing very little there, and encouraging it to find a better square (...Nd8) is counterproductive for white. I like the idea of pinning d6 to the queen across the 6th rank, especially in tandem with Ng4 attacking f6 & e5, but once the black bishop vacates e6, there is enough protection on e5.|
|Mar-07-09|| ||TheWizardfromHarlem: you said IF he drives the knight away how do u suppose he go about doing that that was a fairy tale post you if if if if|
|Mar-07-09|| ||Chlipchlop: Then why did Leinier Dominguez-Perez not play Ra6 yet ?|
|Mar-07-09|| ||AuN1: Ne7 and b4 both look playable here for ivanchuck.|
|Mar-07-09|| ||chessic eric: The game A Kovacevic vs S Brenjo, 2000, 1-0, after white's 20th. Quite a similar position, although black looks better here:|
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|Mar-07-09|| ||herby rawley: R-a6 will not go naway and he keeps making "little problems" for black|
if black holds this he's gotta be really accurate
|Mar-07-09|| ||chessic eric: I mean Ivanchuk looks better than the diagram.|
|Mar-07-09|| ||Marmot PFL: It seems Ivanchuk should play 21..b4 for activity before white stops this with Nd5 or his own b4|
|Mar-07-09|| ||Eyal: <The second horse is sent to d5. Cover this field can be achieved by Ne7, but then the rook with tempo intrudes on a7.> (Notkin)|
|Mar-07-09|| ||melianis: My guess is 20...Kh7 ;-). Traffic jam begins to be cleared, I think.|
|Mar-07-09|| ||Chlipchlop: 21. Ra7. It seems to become left against right side... ;)|
|Mar-07-09|| ||Marmot PFL: 20...Ne7 stops Nd5 but Ra7 looks strong.|
|Mar-07-09|| ||chessic eric: <Marmot PFL: It seems Ivanchuk should play 21..b4 for activity before white stops this with Nd5 or his own b4>|
What to do about d5 would be my question. ...Ne7 preparing ...c6 and defending f5 looks good to me.
|Mar-07-09|| ||Mateo: White won't lose if he doesn't touch a pawn but he won't win neither.|
|Mar-07-09|| ||PinnedPiece: After 21. Ra7 ?
We may see the time even up here a little.
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