|Apr-16-11|| ||HeMateMe: hmm, not a good start for Irina.
24.N-a4 seems to lose the game to a tactical shot on move 30. Foisor is rated 100 points lower, and I think does not have the universal IM title.
Krush has a history of inconsistency, hopefully this is just opening round jitters.
|Apr-16-11|| ||dumbgai: I don't think 24. Na4 loses. The real blunder is 30. Bb3?? For example something like 30. Qxb5 Rxb5 31. Bb3, followed by maybe Nc3 would leave White okay.|
|Apr-16-11|| ||HeMateMe: But, I think once the Knight goes out to a4, it no longer has a safe haven. After this move, there is a constant double threat of losing a piece or getting mated at b2.|
Finally, a simple 'attraction' move costs white her Queen.
|Apr-16-11|| ||kurtrichards: <Krush vs. Foisor> You'll be Krushed, For Sure!|
|Apr-16-11|| ||Gilmoy: Black spent the whole game seeking a Q trade, and White was so busy avoiding it that she never got her own attack going.|
Ultimately, the Rb8-Rc8 pressure outweighed Rg1. <HeMateMe: losing a piece or getting mated at b2> White could have solved both with b3 (and eventually Nb2-Nc4), but it cedes initiative. Black might jump on the holes at a3/c3, e.g. Nd5, or Bb4 <Qxa4!>
|Apr-16-11|| ||kdogphs: When I saw 30)...Rc1+ I literally shouted so loud that I woke my wife up...|
|Apr-16-11|| ||Mozart72: Sabina Krushed Irina!|
|Apr-16-11|| ||notyetagm: The <HOOK AND LADDER TRICK> strikes again!|
|Apr-16-11|| ||SetNoEscapeOn: <After this move, there is a constant double threat of losing a piece or getting mated at b2.>|
It's uncomfortable, but it's temporary. My question is: why didn't white exchange queens? With the Bf8, Nf6 and g7 covered from the second rank it looks like black's king is a little safer.
|Apr-16-11|| ||HeMateMe: We have to colate our thoughts, send an Irina-gram, get her pumped up for future rounds!|
|Apr-17-11|| ||cracknik: Amazing! i love these types of games!|
|Apr-17-11|| ||SetNoEscapeOn: <notyetagm: The <HOOK AND LADDER TRICK> strikes again!>|
No collection??? :)
|Apr-19-11|| ||notyetagm: Game Collection: OPENING LINES: EXTENSION|
|Apr-19-11|| ||notyetagm: Game Collection: fork-overload or hook-and-ladder trick|
|Apr-19-11|| ||notyetagm: <SetNoEscapeOn: <notyetagm: The <HOOK AND LADDER TRICK> strikes again!>
No collection??? :)>
But of course! :-)
Game Collection: FORK-OVERLOAD OR HOOK-AND-LADDER TRICK
|Apr-21-11|| ||tpstar: Correct!|
|Apr-21-11|| ||HeMateMe: What about for girls who play? Same thing?|
|Oct-10-11|| ||notyetagm: I Krush vs S Foisor, 2011|
Game Collection: DRAWBACK CHESS: OPENING LINES: EXTENSION
31 d3xc4?? extends rank of Black c3-queen to g3, 31 ... Qc3-g3!
|Apr-04-12|| ||HeMateMe: Geez, was this a rapids game? I used to beat people with that move during lunch, in high school.|
|Apr-05-12|| ||Granny O Doul: Probably just opening round jitters.|