|Aug-10-11|| ||azax: This game is a beautiful demonstration of all the ways passed pawns are middlegame magic. Black remains passive attempting to block the sprinter's path, but White is not content with simple passivity on his opponent's behalf. Instead, he insures the blockade is thoroughly shattered and nukes Black's defenses with his dynamic pawn, adding a second monster to the mix as well (why not?). By the end, Black's position is in shambles even though he has material equality with his opponent.|
|Aug-10-11|| ||al wazir: What was wrong with 45. Rxe8 or 45. Rf5? Too obvious?|
|Aug-10-11|| ||sharp position: i cant understand why black didnt play 26...RXF5.very odd.|
|Aug-10-11|| ||FSR: This game makes no sense to me, for the reasons noted by al wazir and sharp position.|
|Aug-10-11|| ||Infohunter: <al wazir: What was wrong with 45. Rxe8 or 45. Rf5? Too obvious?>|
That's got me stumped, too, especially when it comes to 45.Rf5: All Black would be able to do at that point is delay mate by two moves: 45...Rh3+ 46.Kxh3,Bc8+ 47.Kh4 (or 47.Kh2) 47...any 48.Rh5#. How does 45.Rf6+ top that?!
|Aug-10-11|| ||goodevans: It's often the case that a resignation happens just after the winner has made an inferior move. Maybe the fact that the position is still lost even after such a move serves to emphasise the hopelessness of the situation.|
|Aug-10-11|| ||sfm: <Infohunter: 45.Rf5 ... ,Rh3+ 46.Kxh3,Bc8+ 47.Kh4 (or 47.Kh2) 47...any 48.Rh5#. How does 45.Rf6+ top that?!>
|Aug-10-11|| ||rogl: Neither 26.e2 nor black not taking on f6 on the following moves makes any sense. I suspect this is a case of a corrupt score and that white actually played 26.c2. That also explains why white didn't play 45.xe8 since black could answer with 45...xc2+ prolonging the game a few moves. With the bishop on c2(diagram) there is a speedy mate in the final position
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45...h6 46.d1+ f3 47.xf3+ h4 48.h6#.
|Aug-10-11|| ||sopitis: I think there has been a mistake to 26.Be2.It's completely wrong because of 26....Rxf5 or even 26....Bxe2.I believe Bc2 was actually played and chessgames accidentally replaced it with 26.Be2.Otherwise it makes no sense...|
|Aug-10-11|| ||sfm: Well spotted. No doubt, 26.Bc2 iso. 26.Be2 does away with a number of otherwise senseless moves.|
|Aug-10-11|| ||kevin86: There seems to be a theme this week involving the rolling of rooks on the final two rows to give checkmate.|
|Aug-10-11|| ||LIFE Master AJ: 26.Bc2 was the move actually played ...|
|Aug-10-11|| ||Poisonpawns: Horrible play by black. Nothing special about this at all.|
|Aug-10-11|| ||LIFE Master AJ: 44.Kh2+!|
|Aug-10-11|| ||LIFE Master AJ: <<poisonpawns> Horrible play by black. Nothing special about this at all.>>|
Somebody has to have the "Game of The Day." (White's play was elegant, IMO.)
|Aug-10-11|| ||hedgeh0g: I imagine the gamescore has been changed, otherwise some of the comments above would make no sense.|
|Aug-10-11|| ||castledweller: <hedgehog>
it has - my scoresheet has it right.
|Aug-11-11|| ||Infohunter: Ah, so the error in the game score has been corrected. Now the finish makes sense.|