Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Pavel Mikhailovich Kotsur vs Andrei Volokitin
Aeroflot Open (2011), Moscow RUS, rd 2, Feb-09
Scotch Game: Mieses Variation (C45)  ·  0-1


explore this opening
find similar games 1,059 more games of A Volokitin
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can get computer analysis by clicking the "ENGINE" button below the game.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-09-11  Chesscomedian: Wow.
18...f6! 22...Bg7!! 23...Na4!
Analysis please.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sastre: 23.Qxg7 Rxe6 24.Ba5 (to prevent 24...Na4+ 25.bxa4 Rb6+) would have been equal.

White was lost after 23...Na4+. If 24.bxa4, then 24...Rb6+ 25.Ka3 Bc6 and White can only delay mate.

Feb-09-11  riverunner: 22... Bg7
I think he just wanted to pull the knight away from attacking the c5 pawn.

But I could be wrong.

23... Na4
If white follows with PxN, Black checks with rook and coordinates with the queen for mate.

Premium Chessgames Member
  beenthere240: I think 22 Bg7 is a diversion. If 22. Na4+ etc. immediately, the white knight is still on e6, then Nxc7 is possible, which protects the h6 square and prevents an immediate rook check and if Kxc7 Qxc5 and the mating net is torn. This analysis is done on the fly and almost as full of holes as the final mating net wasn't.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Rob Morrison: 22. . . Bg7!! is indeed a brilliant diversion. The problem with 22. . . Na4+ immediately is that on 23. bxa4 Rb6+ 24. Ka3 black would like to play 24. . . Bc6, threatening 25. . . Qxa4 mate. But white would then have 25. Qxc7+ Ka8 26. Qc8+ and mate next.

So 22. . . Bg7!! draws the white knight away from being able to attack c7.

Sastre says that 23. Qxg7 Rxe6 24. Ba5 is equal. Actually, black then has 24. . . Be4!!, winning. White can then try:

A) 25. Qg8+ Kb7 26. Qxe6 Qb1+ with mate next.

B) 25. Bxb6 Rxb6 and there is no answer to the threat of 26. . . Qb1+.

C) 25. Bd3!! (best try) Qxh1 (25. . . Qxd3? 26. Qg8+ and 27. Qxe6) 26. Qg8+ Kb7 27. Qxe6 Bxd3 28. Bxb6 Qxg2+ wins.

Premium Chessgames Member
  Sastre: <Rob Morrison> After 23.Qxg7 Rxe6 24.Ba5, you're right in that 24...Be4 gives Black an advantage. Yet I think White is still alive after 25.Qc3 Qb1+ 26.Ka3 Rd6 27.Qb2 Qxb2+ 28.Kxb2 Rd1 29.h4 Bd3 30.f5 gxf5 31.Bxd3 Rxh1 32.Bxf1 .
Premium Chessgames Member
  Rob Morrison: Still alive? This will surely get to a position where white will be hopelessly tied up. On 25. Qc3 Qb1+ 26. Ka3 Rd6 27. Qb2 Rd1 (let's keep white's king stuck on a3) 28. Qxb1 Rxb1 29. h4. White can now hardly move and there is no need to force things with 29. . . Bd3.

Better would be 29. . . h5! Black can now look at repositioning the knight or moving the king up the board. White must be dead, though it could take a while.

NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is totally anonymous, and 100% free—plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any member Iincludinfgall Admin and Owners or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. If you think someone is an idiot, then provide evidence that their reasoning is invalid and/or idiotic, instead of just calling them an idiot. It's a subtle but important distinction, even in political discussions.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a Moderator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors. All Moderator actions taken are at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.
Spot an error? Please submit a correction slip and help us eliminate database mistakes!
This game is type: CLASSICAL (Disagree? Please submit a correction slip.)

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Game 1106
from # Chess Informant Best Games. 1101-1150 by Qindarka
koinonia's favorite games
by koinonia
Memorable Open Games
by mmzkr
Scotch Game: Mieses Variation
from deniz baykala's favorite games by deniz baykala

home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC