|Jul-29-10|| ||alexrawlings: I've never seen this line against the KBG before. Did white make any mistakes in the openning?|
Also, would 17 Nxg3 been any better for white?
|Jul-29-10|| ||luzhin: Yes, White did make a mistake in the opening. 2.f4? blunders away a vital pawn. And if White had tried 17.Ng3 then 17...Bxd4+ would be crushing.|
|Jul-29-10|| ||Marmot PFL: I have seen it as black a few times, but always played 7...Qd8 instead of Qf5 (maybe I should change). Maybe 8 d4 is slightly better than 0-0 as white has 8...Nc6 9 d5 without black's 0-0-0 to worry about. |
Some might say its foolish to play KG vs a player like Adams. I suppose it would be better to play the Spanish or 4 knights and look for a draw but maybe white was more interested in a memorable game and chance for a brilliant win than the half point.
|Jul-29-10|| ||beenthere240: 21...Nb4 is very cruel.|
|Jul-29-10|| ||zanshin: Good game by Adams - just out of the opening and White is already in trouble.|
|Jul-30-10|| ||HeMateMe: Micky is back in the Royal Court, to slay the pretenders!|
|Jul-30-10|| ||twinlark: Nice to see Tricky Mickey back in form.|
|Jul-30-10|| ||kramputz: <luzhin: Yes, White did make a mistake in the opening. 2.f4? blunders away a vital pawn.>.....You sound like a fool saying this.|
|Jul-31-10|| ||champsylove: The web slinger returneth! Go get em Spidey.|
|Jul-31-10|| ||Garech: <kramputz> <luzhin: Yes, White did make a mistake in the opening. 2.f4? blunders away a vital pawn.>.....You sound like a fool saying this.|
I'm sure this is tongue in cheek my friend. Still, Fischer refuted the KG 50 years ago!
|Jul-31-10|| ||scormus: Sad to see KG getting smashed like that. I think it's only fair if Michael Admas played it as W at some time in in this championship.|
|Aug-01-10|| ||Ulhumbrus: An alternative to 10 Ne2 is 10 Nh4 uncovering an attack upon the f4 pawn with tempo by attacking Black's Queen. On 10 Nh4 Qf6 ( attacking the N on f3 and the d4 pawn) 11 Rxf4 defends the d4 pawn and the N on h4.|
|Aug-02-10|| ||luzhin: Well spotted, Garech!|
|Aug-04-10|| ||culei: I don't understand why 22 knight x h2.
Is not a good move seemingly or at least
To me black does not win yet
|Aug-04-10|| ||whiteshark: <culei> Have a look at the position after <22.Nxh2 Qh4>:|
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|Aug-04-10|| ||whiteshark: <scormus: Sad to see KG getting smashed like that.> Indeed, I demand a second game with these players, but this time with the better move <5.Nc3!>.|
|Aug-04-10|| ||ajile: <luzhin: Yes, White did make a mistake in the opening. 2.f4? blunders away a vital pawn.>|
|Aug-05-10|| ||culei: <Whiteshark> you mean after re8 the bishop enters looks gOod to me|
|Aug-05-10|| ||whiteshark: <culei> Yes, indeed. To me, too. :D|
|Aug-06-10|| ||shakespeare: no mistake by white in the opening - and why not to play it? It defeated world champions like Fischer, Karpov, Anand |
Surely - agaainst black who knows what to do its not easy - but honestly - which opening is easy against a 1700+ player?
The problem in this game seems to be, that black took directly the initiative after the opening and crashed white - and in the KGA the aggressive player should be white :-)
|Aug-08-10|| ||znsprdx: <shakespeare> gets it bang on... the fianchetto of the QB is counter-logical: once ...g4 is played the game is over. White cannot play strategic ideas in a purely tactical opening. I play the KG against players who think they can win games by playing defensively...hoping for some inopportune queen exchange which nets them a second pawn and favorable rook ending...dream on. |
Of course Fischer's claim that the KG is busted was nonsense... it is fun to see it re-appear at the GM level. But here is a clue: Carlsen won't dare play it against Anand,,,not even Leko he-he
|Oct-27-10|| ||GrahamClayton: <Marmot PFL>I have seen it as black a few times, but always played 7...Qd8 instead of Qf5 (maybe I should change).|
According to notes by Andrew Greet, with the White light-squared bishop no longer on the board, the Black Queen is ideally placed on f5, defending the f4-pawn and exerting influence all over the board.