|May-28-10|| ||Phony Benoni: Pirates of the Caribbean, led by Captain Hook.|
|May-28-10|| ||aidanpickering: When I first played through this game I figured it could be from the 19th century but no it is 1979, not 1879! Great swash buckling stuff with a couple of really nonchalant moves thrown in by white to cap off a real gem. What's unusual is that white makes 7 moves after black gets his second queen, not all of them checks, and the two ladies are still powerless to prevent mate. I'm Hooked!|
|May-28-10|| ||Dr. Funkenstein: Isn't 34. ..Qxf4+ better for black?|
|May-28-10|| ||Once: It's the old h-file hack, beloved of club players the world over. Against a fianchettoed Bg7, chuck h4, h5, h6, park a queen and rook on the h file, and hammer away.|
Can I bring myself to quote the over-used Fischer maxim here? Naah, I don't think I can.
<Dr. Funkenstein> According to Fritz, 34....Qxf4 is a little better for black, but only because it prolongs the fight. White mates in 10, compared with mating in 3 with Bxg2. Still, it would be a better move OTB since it leaves white more moves to find.
Black's losing move here seems to be 31...fxg4. Instead, the odd looking 31...Bf3 holds.
|May-28-10|| ||franksp: 34. N-f6+ mates in 3. 34... B or Qxf6 (If Kxf4 then 35. Q-h4#) 35. Q-h3+ Kxf4 36. Q-g3#|
|May-28-10|| ||AnotherNN: I thought this was another "For-The-Sake-The-Pun" selection until I played it. At move 29, I felt sure White must lose (I did decide on 29. Ng3 finally, because I could find nothing else).|
At the end, Black found Hook, Line & Sinker being thrown at him.
|May-28-10|| ||CapablancaFan122: What's the continuation after <34..Qh6>?|
|May-28-10|| ||Craigokat: John Meyer is the brother of IM Eugene Meyer|
|May-28-10|| ||desiobu: <CapablancaFan122>: This is all very superficial so I welcome any corrections.|
35. Rg3+ Kxh5 36. Rh3+ Kg4 37. Rxh6 Bxh6 38. Qxh6 Bxg2 (otherwise 39. Qg5#) 39. Qg5+ Kf3 40. Qxg2+ Kxf4
41. Bc2 Qe1 (only move)
At this point maybe 42. Bxf5 is something to consider, with the idea that white has enough forks to recover the missing material.
|May-28-10|| ||desiobu: And of course I was way off. From Crafty:
35. Bd1+ Qxd1 36. Rg3+ Kh4 (36...Kxh5 37. Rg5+ Kh4 g3#) 37. Qxh5
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And then the computer starts throwing away material. White has the unstoppable Qh3# or Rh3# lined up so anything not a check loses right away.
|May-28-10|| ||CapablancaFan122: <desiobu> Thanks! I am suffering from a bad case of chess blindness today so can you also provide Crafty's analysis after <37..Bxg2>? It seems to avoid mate after 38.Rxg2 Qf3.|
|May-28-10|| ||capablancakarpov: <CapablancaFan122> ...37 Bxg2 38 Rh3+ Bxh3 39 Qxh3++ Beautiful final position indeed.|
|May-28-10|| ||SufferingBruin: Now that was fun to watch.
RIP, Mr. Hook. I'm off to Amazon to find a used copy of Hooked on Chess.
|May-28-10|| ||CapablancaFan122: <capablancakarpov> <38.Rh3+> Of course! I missed that. Thanks!|
|May-28-10|| ||ajk68: Does 34...Bh6 save black?|
|May-28-10|| ||Craigokat: after 34...Bh6 it looks like 35.Bd1+ does the trick i.e. ..Qdxd1, Qg8+ etc.
..Qbxd1, Rg3+ and Qxf5 etc.
..Bf3, Rxf3 etc.
|May-29-10|| ||sisyphus: FM John Meyer is still active. Too bad there aren't more of his games in the database.|
|May-29-10|| ||kevin86: White's attack is so strong that black cannot hold it off-even with two queen.|
The opening is unusual;white decided to give up "the minor" exchange for doubling black's pawns.