|Apr-16-12|| ||Severisk: Good game !|
|Apr-16-12|| ||sevenseaman: Amazing Smirnov; he does not mind losing the exchanges so long as he can see the objective coming in.|
|Apr-16-12|| ||andrewjsacks: Or..."Taking a shot at Smirnov."|
|Apr-16-12|| ||An Englishman: Good Evening: And it appears that the only reason the attack works is the Ra7; 32.Rac1,Rh7; 33.Bd1,Bxf3+; 34.Bxf3,Rxh2+ seems to leave Black a Knight ahead. Still not completely certain the entire attack is sound, but it's rather an imaginative effort indeed.|
|Apr-16-12|| ||rilkefan: Stockfish says: 22...Ba6 was a lot better, though white is up by a pawn. 23.Nxa7 was winning. Black very often needs the c8 bishop for the kside attack. 27.e5 was crushing, as control of g6 will be useful for counterattacking. I had actually expected 31.Raf1, which holds a two-pawn or more advantage - for starters it threatens Rxf4 and the second rank is safer. E.g., 31... Bxf3+ 32. Rxf3 Rxa7 33. hxg3 Rh7+ 34. Kg2 fxg3 35. Rxg3+ Kh8 36. e5 and it looks like white should win the endgame easily. 32.Rg1 and white doesn't collapse, though the defense is not much fun.|
Stockfish also likes 12...fxe4 with a tiny edge much more than ...f4, which I don't actually believe as a fervent KID player. Black has several tempi over standard lines - consider a3 and playing ...Nf6 only after ...f5 - which should amount to an extremely strong kside attack.
|Apr-16-12|| ||supergeckoh: Nice to see an Australian game today. Very nice game from IM Vlad Smirnov. Australia FTW!!!|
|Apr-16-12|| ||newzild: Mr. Harp allows Black to play the King's Indian Defence with two extra tempi (he achieves ...f5 without having to move the Nf6 out of the way and back again), which spells certain doom against a such a sharp opening.|
|Apr-16-12|| ||kevin86: It looks like Harp was hamstrung.|
|Apr-16-12|| ||Chessmensch: Evidently a shot of vodka with a lager chaser.|
|Apr-16-12|| ||David2009: J Harp vs V Smirnov, 2009
click for larger view
Lager vs Vodka?
Here's the position after 25...Nf4!?
White captured 26.gxf4 but more cautious is to exchange on c8 first, or to try 26.gxf4 exf4 27.Nxc8. Here's an interactive link
to Crafty End Game Trainer: http://www.chessvideos.tv/endgame-t.... The EGT meets 26.Nxc8 with 26...Nh3+ 27.Kh1 Rxc8 beating me. With 26.gxf4 exf4 27.Nxc8 I come close to the draw but the agile robot eludes a perpetual check and wins on material. I have yet to try with an engine.
POSTSCRIPT: I note <rilkefan: Stockfish says: 22...Ba6 was a lot better, though white is up by a pawn. 23.Nxa7 was winning. Black very often needs the c8 bishop for the kside attack. 27.e5 was crushing,> So the White win in the diagram must be there! Now to try to find it unaided.
|Apr-16-12|| ||Oceanlake: What's wrong with 5. de?|
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