|Aug-24-09|| ||birthtimes: Nice example by White of how to utilize the bishop pair and a better king position to attack a weakened kingside pawn structure and how to take advantage of an extremely poor defensive coordination of Black's pieces. |
Black's mistake on move 35 quickly led to move 38 where White's bishops begin to dominate the board, while Black's knight "retires" on a3 for nearly ten moves.
A wonderful continual central control and proper endgame lesson by the old pro, Ljubojevic!
|Aug-24-09|| ||Gilmoy: <12.Rd1> is the novelty wrt this database. <14..Rfd8> self-traps Black's Q and weakens f7, hence the energetic <15.a5!> to seize a lasting initiative. 15..Bxa5? 16.Rxa5 Qxa5 17.Nd5 , with all 5 White pieces cooperating to close the noose.|
|Sep-27-09|| ||bright1: What's wrong with 33. ... Qxa6 winning a pawn instead of just trading queens?|
|Sep-27-09|| ||Quad Fifties: 33...Qxa6 loses the dark bishop for Black|
|Sep-27-09|| ||newzild: 32.Bb3! puzzled me at first, until I saw that it was a clever maneuver aimed at forcing the exchange of queens.|
36...Na3(?) looked terrible as the horsie is completely immobilised by the Bd3. This is a standard method of trapping a knight, but black couldn't play 36...Nc7 because of 37.Bc3+ and 38.Bd4, winning the pawn on a7.
|Sep-27-09|| ||kingsindian2006: <bright1> its funny how you asked about 33......qxa6 and ure id name is bright one.....lol|
|Sep-27-09|| ||Gouvaneur: Blah <bright1>, please use your brain a bit, before asking such questions.
Qd5 isn't just attacking Black's Queen.|
|Sep-27-09|| ||Eisenheim: lets play nice please! everyone is entitled to ask questions here and learn at their own pace. 33 ...Qxa6??, blunders the bishop 34 Qxe5+ with nothing to show in exhange after black blocks the check or flees, white realigns the Q with the white bishop and keeps black from forking with a check at B7.|
|Sep-27-09|| ||playground player: Gee, if someone thought it was a stupid question, he wouldn't've asked it. I hope beginners will always be welcome here. Besides which, sometimes a "stupid" question might not be so stupid after all.|
|Sep-27-09|| ||Chessmensch: I guess some of the kibitzers took too many nasty pills this morning. There is no place for such behavior on Chessgames.|
|Sep-27-09|| ||JohnBoy: <ki2006>, <Gouv> - I second the opinions that you two are out of line. I am a master, and sometimes staring at a diagram I miss absolutely trivial things. Worse - I've walked in to mate-in-one OTB in a 2/40 time control. Once on move 8 by just grabbing the wrong piece. The only saving grace is that Reshevsky, Petrosian and a whole lot of my other superiors have done so as well.|
|Sep-27-09|| ||WhiteRook48: what is wrong with 44 Bxh6?
I'm probably missing something obvious...
|Sep-27-09|| ||Eisenheim: whiterook - to me 44 Bxh6 loses a tempo as ... Be7 and the black king is backed up for a few moves|
|Sep-29-09|| ||kevin86: Two bishops can really cause a lot of havoc...Confucius say...|