|Jun-14-10|| ||Atking: A Master piece. This N domination vs B remembered the classical Short vs Sax. Candidates 1988.|
|Jun-15-10|| ||messachess: Congrats. to Liviu. What a game.|
|Jun-15-10|| ||messachess: It looks like Radjabov didn't respect him enough going in.|
|Jun-15-10|| ||OneArmedScissor: that knight is a beast|
|Jun-15-10|| ||Matsumoto: Nisi is not to be under estimated! Many of the young players wobbling right under the 2700 surface have tricks up their sleves the players 2700 ignorant of, simply because the latter spend most of their time mimicing Carlsen, Anand, and the other high profile players they usually face in competition. For instance, it seems that e4 has is less of a fashion at the 2700+ level these days and that the focus is on d4. This makes a creative space around e4 and other openings to be exploited by strong, inventive sub-2700 players.|
|Jun-15-10|| ||SU1989: Radjabov wasn't expecting <38. Nf7!>|
|Jun-15-10|| ||Ulhumbrus: The move 22...gxf5 blocks this square for Black's QB after 23 Bxc6 Rxc6 24 f4. This suggests 22...Bxf5 and after 23 Be4 Bxe4 24 Qxe4 Rf8 White's f2 pawn is a target and after ..Rf6 the d6 pawn may be no more than a medium weakness. |
After 24 f4 instead of 24...Rc6-c8 at once, Black has an interesting pawn sacrifice: 24...d5 25 fxe5 and now 25...Rc6-c8 preparing and so threatening ...dxc4.
|Jun-15-10|| ||Whitehat1963: I feel like an idiot, but I don't see the finish.|
|Jun-15-10|| ||Everett: <whitehat1963>
White wins at least the exchange and is up multiple pawns after 39..Kxf7 40.Rxd8
|Jun-15-10|| ||Whitehat1963: I guess. I just think these guys tend to resign a bit too early, or perhaps in this case, too late? I mean, after 38. Nf7+ black is already down three pawns and about to lose a rook. Why bother to play 39. Kg7 if you're already feeling hopeless?|
|Jun-15-10|| ||Everett: He probably played it automatically, thinking he still had chances nearing time control..., but upon a second glance saw that he had no shot at saving the game. No fortress, no counterplay in sight. Just down lot so material.|
|Jun-15-10|| ||Whitehat1963: Yeah, good point.|
|Jun-23-10|| ||The Rocket: This is one of the best games I have ever seen played by a 2600 player and probably the most magnificent win of this year so far|
|Jun-23-10|| ||SufferingBruin: Just a great, great game.|
|Jun-23-10|| ||freeman8201: Okay... what's up with 29)...d5?
I don't know what Radjabov had in mind.
|Jun-29-10|| ||SufferingBruin: If I were to guess, 29)d5 was an attempt to get the bishop more active, perhaps even provoke a later trade for white's more active knight. |
Any other ideas?
|Jan-03-11|| ||notyetagm: Great game.|
|Jan-03-11|| ||notyetagm: Game Collection: MAKE A THREAT: ++|
Nisipeanu vs Radjabov, 2010 30 Nb5-d6! based on 31 Qe3xe5+, 32 Qe5xRd6