|May-15-11|| ||falso contacto: Leinier had a solid position at the beginning of the middlegame, then something went wrong.|
|May-15-11|| ||Gilmoy: Black pushes d5 to equalize in Sicilian. Maroczy Bind plays c4 to prevent that. Andreikin continues <21..Rc5!>, offering an exchange for <many free tempi>, which he uses for <22..d5!> to blow up the center, and the vastly irritating <24..h3>.|
<26.Bxc5> grubs the material, but it looks like a strategic blunder: Black's recapture <26..Bxc5> wins a tempo <and> controls g1, with myriad smothering, parallel-diagonals, and (after <29..Nd1>) discovery/windmill threats. White's heav(ier) pieces are no match for Black's swarm of gnats.
Conjecture: Black's Bb7 was the strongest minor piece on the board <because> it moved the least number of times: <12.Bb7> once.
|May-15-11|| ||DanielBryant: I'm sure this is a really basic openings question, but I'm curious as I don't play the Sicilian: Why didn't he grab the pawn with 7...Bxc3?|
|May-15-11|| ||bronkenstein: For example, 7. ...Bxc3 8. Bxc3 Nxe4 9. Qg4 Nxc3 10. Qxg7 etc .|
|May-15-11|| ||DanielBryant: <bronkenstein> Thanks.|
|May-15-11|| ||hedgeh0g: Moving the f-rook to c1 looked slightly suspect to me. Surely it makes more sense to move the a-rook to the c-file and the f-rook to the d-file to pressure d6 and keep d5 under control. The way the game went, White relinquished control over d5 and allowed the break.|
|May-16-11|| ||HeMateMe: Wonderful, deep combination by black.|
|May-17-11|| ||beenthere240: It took white 5 moves to accept the exchange sacrifice on c5.|
|May-19-11|| ||tpstar: Great game by Black. The h Pawn advance really disrupted White's Kingside, then the Two Bishops were all powerful.|
An instructive exchange sacrifice.
|Jan-19-12|| ||parisattack: Nicely played Kan. Shows how Black can get play all over the board in this variation.|
|Jul-09-12|| ||fisayo123: Sweetness!|