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|May-03-09|| ||Eyal: <Atking> Maybe there's no immediate refutation to 20...e5, but I think that such opening up of the position seems to be in favor of White with his bishop pair, after e.g. 21.Nc2.|
|May-03-09|| ||znprdx: Eyal: After 25.Ng2! in the N(4)h5 line it seems ...25.f6 holds
If you see a forcing line I'm keen...I realize White can maintain pressure but winning seems far from easy....there are surely drawing resources|
|May-03-09|| ||Eyal: <znprdx> No, I don't see a forced winning line - but Black is simply a piece down for only two pawns, in a middlegame position where the piece counts more anyhow, so I think the "burden of proof" is on Black to show something concrete. In the line 25.Kf1 Nf4 26.Bd1 Qh3+ 27.Kg1, you have this something with 27...Qh6! with strong threats of f6 and Nh3+; I don't see anything similar after 25.Ng2.|
|May-03-09|| ||Peligroso Patzer: <Eyal: ***
In fact, it's not so easy to point to where exactly Leko did "flounder". >
FWIW, computer analysis suggests Leko was OK (not necessarily equal, but definitely not losing, thus "OK") until 37. ... Kh8. According to Fritz, it was necessary here to play 37. ... a5, with the idea of driving White's LSB off the a2-g8 diagonal, for example: 37...a5 38.g4 Qf7 39.gxf5 a4.
After 37. ... Kh8, Black's game could not be saved.
|May-03-09|| ||Eyal: <According to Fritz, it was necessary here to play 37. ... a5, with the idea of driving White's LSB off the a2-g8 diagonal, for example: 37...a5 38.g4 Qf7 39.gxf5 a4.>|
Or get some counterplay after 38.a3 a4 39.Ba2 b4; Chessok's Rybka also gives white an advantage of "only" about +0.80 after 37...a5 (http://chessok.com/broadcast/?key=n...). But isn't Black completely finished after 37.g4 instead of Rxe6? (37...Qg6 38.h5 and gxf5)
|May-03-09|| ||rufalo123: for such a high level like aronian. world champion candidate level the move 34, in this game was a good sacrifice.. he knew what he was doing and won the game against the brilliant leko.|
|May-10-09|| ||Domdaniel: <SetNoEscapeOn> -- <Maybe Ivanchuk is simply insane.>|
Whatever drives that amazing brain is not 'simply' anything.
|May-12-09|| ||wharfrat: <Set No Escape On> There's a big difference between this game and Topalov's win over Aronian (which I thoroughly enjoyed, btw). Topalov's Exchange sacrifices were prepared at home and checked beforehand by his computers and his team of seconds. Aronian's was conceived over-the-board.|
|Jun-02-09|| ||whatthefat: A wonderful pun given the circumstances under which this very interesting game was played. Congratulations to <bennytschet>.|
|Jun-02-09|| ||patzer2: At http://forum.wordreference.com/show... is a discussion of the phrase "leave on a high note."|
Also at http://www.seinfeldscripts.com/TheB... is a script from an old Seinfeld T.V. episode entitled the "burning" where Jerry and George discuss the meaning and importance of "leaving on a high note."
|Jun-02-09|| ||patzer2: I've added 34. Re5! to my "positional sacrifices" collection. This is indeed a wonderful beginning to the "high note" Aronian reached in ending this game with two decisive passed pawns.|
|Jun-02-09|| ||furrer: <patzer2> That antonio guy is very funny!|
|Jun-02-09|| ||likestofork: 54) Qg8+. That'll do donkey. That'll do.|
|Jun-02-09|| ||Peligroso Patzer: <whatthefat: A wonderful pun given the circumstances under which this very interesting game was played. *** >|
To elaborate for any one not familiar with the background, those circumstances were that this was a last-round encounter between the two players tied for the lead (with everyone else at least a full point behind, thus a draw would have guaranteed these players a two-way shared first place; nevertheless, both players chose to "go for broke" in this game.).
This was hardly Leko's first last-round disappointment, and not even the first time this particular opponent had dealt him a crucial last-round loss: Leko vs Aronian, 2006
|Jun-02-09|| ||randomsac: I remember seeing this game in the voting booth. It's nice seeing one of the games I backed win. Congrats <bennytschet>.|
|Jun-02-09|| ||WhiteRook48: beautiful forced win|
|Jun-02-09|| ||patzer2: <furrer> Yes, Antonio at my first link in my post above was amusing, but his disucssion was both entertaining and educational. Surprisingly, other than some slang definitions at the "Urban Dictionary" this was the only site I could easily find on google that attempted to offer a definition of the phrase "leaving on a high note."|
|Jun-02-09|| ||lzromeu: Leko is winnning until the midle of the game, when the bishop pair shows your force in an open game and pass 2 pawns.|
|Jun-02-09|| ||patzer2: Speaking of the meaning of "leaving or ending on a high note," Mariah Carey probably has about the highest and one of the broadest vocal range of any popular singer. Her song Emotions, which can be heard at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPKs..., ends on about the highest note I've ever heard.|
An interesting discussion of whether Mariah Carey has the highest or broadest vocal range can be found at http://popdirt.com/mariah-carey-in-..., which indicates that in 2003 Mariah made the Guiness Book of World Records for the highest note ever recorded by a singer.
|Jun-02-09|| ||kevin86: After 55 g8+ xg8 56 xg8+ xg8 57 d7 and the two connectors will end this one soonest.|
STRIKE WHEN THE ARONIAN IS HOT
|Jun-02-09|| ||superstoned: Love the way that bishop pair moves.|
|Jun-02-09|| ||patzer2: Well, according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgi...(Brazilian_singer), Mariah has been eclipsed by Brazilian and italian female singer Georgia Brown for the Guiness world record in reaching high notes and vocal range. A display of her vocal range can be viewed and heard at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRCl.... the G8 note she hits is worth the listen.|
|Jun-02-09|| ||just a kid: Levon on a prayer.|
|Jun-02-09|| ||patzer2: Here at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtSD... is an interesting short accapella selection by Georgia Brown in which she sings all fourty voices on different channels of a gospel song.|
|Jun-02-09|| ||njchess: Tough game for Leko. Leko totally missed 21. ... N(6)d4. Then he proceeds to move his powerful light squared bishop off the long diagonal with 24. ... Bc4? (perhaps he was thinking he could play Ne2...) and only to move it back two moves later! Ugh.|
He must have known he was floundering when he was forced to play the ugly 25. ... Ng6 (again the result of 24. ... Bc4). 33. ... Nc3? is the last mistake. From there, White just eliminates the opposition and marches the pawns.
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