|Aug-17-10|| ||patzer3844: i cannot find out what white miscalculated and made such a useless sacrifice...??????|
|Jul-01-12|| ||Cushion: I think that students should be shown this game rather than Topalov-Kasparov 1999|
|Jul-02-12|| ||Honza Cervenka: 24.Qb3+ Ke7 25.Qf3 was still a playable option. Of course, black was busted in the opening here.|
|Dec-01-12|| ||waustad: http://www.grandcoach.com/thumb.php...|
|Dec-01-12|| ||xthred: Can someone recommend a PGN viewer for the iMac? Thanks.|
|Dec-01-12|| ||Snehalshekatkar: On 20'th move, I think Qd5+ was much better option so that queen would have taken pawn on f7 and would be in advantageous position.|
|Dec-01-12|| ||Meistro1: after 10 moves all of black's pieces are on the back rank... ha ha|
|Dec-01-12|| ||Abdel Irada: <Honza Cervenka>: This depends on what you mean by "playable." In the line you cite, 25. ...Ke6 should suffice for a draw, if Black can find nothing better.|
I also tend to agree with <Snehalshekatkar> (completely irrespective of my ability to pronounce his username): 20 Qd5† does look preferable to the text.
This game offers an excellent example of dynamic balance: White's queen versus Black's three minor pieces represents material parity, *all other things being equal*. However, the pieces are scattered, undeveloped and hard to coordinate, so White retains a temporary practical advantage.
However, White made several moves that seem unnecessarily slow, and thereby let her opponent off the hook. I'm thinking particularly of, for example, 16. h4. Here, I would expect 16. f4, with the idea of opening more lines so White can break through before Black's pieces can be developed.
|Dec-01-12|| ||Stonehenge: The pronunciation of 'Haast' is entirely different from 'haste', but the words mean the same.|
|Dec-01-12|| ||scormus: <Abdel Irada: .... 20 Qd5† does look preferable to the text.>|
Definitiely, and a good assessmsnt of the game. I suppose with 20 Qa5 W saw what she thought was a decisive combination.
I wouldn't want to criticise W's play too much, her style is so much like my own :-\
|Dec-01-12|| ||The Last Straw: Black was busted... until white played 21.♖xd6+?? and suddenly saw she couldn't continue the attack.|
|Dec-01-12|| ||The Last Straw: White simply missed the fact that black can block the check with 23...♘c6 or 23..♖c6.|
|Dec-01-12|| ||kevin86: White's attack just plain runs out of gas....|
|Dec-01-12|| ||Chessmensch: This is one of the poorest GOTDs in a long time.|
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