|Nov-22-09|| ||zanshin: Good job Darwin! Good luck with the tie-break tomorrow.|
|Nov-22-09|| ||zanshin: Critical point in the game was White's <25.g4!>|
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Best defense may be the immediate <25...Bc8> (or ...hxg4). Instead, Black played Bb7 first, followed by Bc8. If this is an accurate move score, then it's close to an admission that Bb7 was a wasted tempo. But by the time it was played, Laylo had a decisive advantage because he had time to play g5.
[+1.00] d=18 25...hxg4 26.hxg4 (0:59.28) 183565kN
[+0.69] d=16 25...Bc8 26.Rc6 (0:14.14) 43584kN
|Nov-22-09|| ||Eyal: Navara is a very uneven player. As Nigel Short said after Navara's collapse against him in their game from Corus B (Navara vs Short, 2009): <David is a very erratic player; when he's good he's absolutely brilliant, but when he's bad... He tends to calculate everything, and what it means is that when you're in bad form, things go spectacularly wrong - sometimes you have to be a little more pragmatic.>|
|Nov-22-09|| ||Appaz: Good game from Laylo!
<I> would of course never have dreamt going into ♘vs♗, but Laylo cut the bishop of from where the action was, in the center and the kingside, and was sort of playing with a piece up parts of the game.
31.Qg5! was a worthy finish.
|Nov-23-09|| ||rjsolcruz: r1 g2
darwin's theory worked !!!
|Aug-31-16|| ||Virgil A: Inspirational win by GM Darwin.|
|Mar-27-17|| ||An Englishman: Good Evening: An Eric Clapton pun ("Layla"). Very well done.|
|Mar-27-17|| ||eykca: Wait a minute, this is the GOTD on Navara's B-day... cruel...|
|Mar-27-17|| ||chessgames.com: We didn't intended to show a Navara loss on his birthday; it was just a fluke. Anyhow, losing a game this brilliant could be regarded as an honor.|
|Mar-27-17|| ||morfishine: Darwin employed a natural move order selection
|Mar-27-17|| ||thegoodanarchist: Survival of the fittest!|
|Mar-27-17|| ||thegoodanarchist: < zanshin: Critical point in the game was White's <25.g4!>
Best defense may be the immediate <25...Bc8>>
Agree. I thought 25...Bb7 looked odd. The immediate ...Bc8 looked right to me.
|Mar-27-17|| ||Ironmanth: Sweet game! Happy birthday, GM Navara. Didn't get the pun until I read An Englishman's post; forgive me, Layla is only my fave R&R song of all time. Y'all be well today!|
|Mar-27-17|| ||paavoh: A Darwin game with a promotion taking place could be titled
"Origin of the Pieces".|
|Mar-27-17|| ||Domdaniel: "Thank Clapton", he thought...|