|Mar-21-10|| ||jon01: Nice attack from Gashimov. 30. Rxg7+! Kxg7 31. Rg3+ Kh7 32. f6! is simple and beautiful.|
|Mar-22-10|| ||HeMateMe: most painful|
|Jan-02-11|| ||PeterThePatzer: Could someone please explain why 22...Nd5 would not work for black in this game? Did black miss this line because it was a rapid game, or did these two grandmasters see something which I am missing?|
|Jan-02-11|| ||Phony Benoni: Judging from Sutovsky vs E Inarkiev, 2009, 14...Nxb5 is an attempted improvement. Black may have to go back to the drawing board.|
Looks like 15...Kd8 could have been answered by 16.Bf4 Qxd1 17.Raxd1+, winning a piece.
Right at the end, after <32...Nxg6>:
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33.Rxg6 is very tempting, with lines like 33...Qd1+ 34.Rg1+ Qxc2 35.Rg7#. But 33.Qxd7 is probably more precise. Alas, the pros usually prefer the best move to the fancy dazzler.
|Jan-02-11|| ||ounos: 22. ...Nd5 23. Qxb7, I guess|
|Jan-02-11|| ||redorc19: Why not 9. Bxe4 dxe4 10. Rxe4 with a pawn up?|
|Jan-02-11|| ||BobCrisp: 9. Bxe4 dxe4 10. Rxe4 Bxf3 11. Qxf3 Nxd4 regains the pawn and equality reigns.|
|Jan-02-11|| ||tommy boy: PanterA!|
|Jan-02-11|| ||hedgeh0g: Are you talkin' to me?
Are you talkin' to me?
|Jan-02-11|| ||Llawdogg: Brilliant rook sacrifice. It is nice to see beauty in such a recent game.|
|Jan-02-11|| ||WhiteRook48: nice game of Gashimov|
|Jan-02-11|| ||Penguincw: I can't wait for this year's Amber tournament.|
|Jan-02-11|| ||Check It Out: RE-SPECT, WALK|
|Jan-02-11|| ||Gersch: How come vugar has 2740 if his profile says his highest rating was 2733?|
|Jan-02-11|| ||kudubux: Thank you chessgames.com for accepting my submitted GOTD pun.|
The pun is a reference to Vulgar Display of Power, the 6th studio album of heavy metal band Pantera.
|Jan-02-11|| ||swr: Great pun, long live Dime ;)|
|Jan-03-11|| ||Check It Out: <Dimebag Darrell> One of the greatest shredders of all time, if not the greatest.|
|Jan-03-11|| ||tommy boy: From where the pun is taken - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vulgar...|
|Jan-03-11|| ||Check It Out: Pantera's WALK, not for the feint of heart:
|Jan-03-11|| ||kevin86: Oops,the knight is pulled from the rook-and the castle is lost.|
|Dec-10-11|| ||Penguincw: Even in the final position white has an attack.|
|Jan-11-14|| ||RcfM: I have submitted the pun for this game 3 years ago as <kudubux>.|
The pun served right: fusing a song title from a favorite heavy metal band with a game of one of my favorite modern chess players.
R.I.P. Grandmaster Vugar Gashimov! A big loss to the 64 square game, indeed he was. I've always liked his games--- a chess artist of another sort, if you'd compare him to the likes of Ivanchuk, Morozevich, etc.