|Dec-26-09|| ||parmetd: This final position is like a poetic piece of art.|
|Dec-26-09|| ||botvinnik64: Nice finish, Sascha!|
|Dec-26-09|| ||magnuschess: that's pretty good final position , and Grischa shows us his calculating ability...|
|Dec-26-09|| ||notyetagm: Grischuk is so strong <TACTICALLY> that it is *scary*.|
|Dec-26-09|| ||Inf: I like Grischuk very much. He should have a shot to be a World Champion some day.|
|Dec-26-09|| ||Jim Bartle: Sorry, but how is that mate?|
|Dec-27-09|| ||Wild Bill: <Jim Bartle:>
In the final position, Black must either surrender the Queen or submit to mate. The prettiest mate would be <32...Bxc3 33.Rg8#.>
Black could avert immediate mate by <32...Qg6>, but then the Rook takes the Queen, or by <32...Qxc2+>, when the Queen takes her opposite number. Otherwise, its <33.Qxg7#>.
I saw there was some discussion on this game, at which I have been looking today. Since I understand Sjugirov is 16 years old, I'm wondering if Grischuk has been charged with child abuse. This is a real thorough crushing. It almost hurts to watch.
|Dec-27-09|| ||Wild Bill: And just as I post that, I also noticed <32...Ng6>, in which case White mates by <33.f8Q+ Nxf8> (the Bishop is pinned and cannot take) <34.Qxg7#.>|
|Dec-27-09|| ||ajile: Black's best is 32..Qe5 but this leads to a winning White endgame after 33.Qxe5 dxe5|
|Dec-27-09|| ||Jim Bartle: Oops, I broke my rule again. My "how is that a mate" was referring to a post that was deleted. I have to remember to re-post the posts I'm responding to.|
|Dec-30-09|| ||chillowack: <parmetd: This final position is like a poetic piece of art.>|
I agree! A very pleasing finale by Grischuk, who was in excellent form for this event.
|Dec-31-09|| ||kingfu: chillowack, are you from British Columbia?|
|Jan-08-10|| ||chillowack: I am from everywhere--and I am from nowhere....|