|Aug-10-11|| ||Jazzer32: what a nice game!!!|
|Aug-16-11|| ||rilkefan: I was expecting 22.Raf1, dunno if it would have helped in the long run.|
I also wondered if the intense tactics after about move 30 were sound.
|Aug-16-11|| ||thegoldenband: Kind of an interesting twist to this pun, since "desi" is also a word for people from the Indian subcontinent, and this game was played in India against an Indian player!|
|Aug-16-11|| ||MarkThornton: 32...Rxd4!! is a great move.|
|Aug-16-11|| ||redcircle: Great game!!!Black was worse and tried to get activated with the desperate pawn sacrifice 22..e5.White went wrong with 29.Qe3 finally blundering with 32.Rd6 which was actually a not so obvious finger-slip.32..Rxd4 is fantastic.The 2 rooks with the bishop formed a very nice and unusual mating net and White should have been continuously alert not to be mated.|
|Aug-16-11|| ||kevin86: White must give up the queen to avoid mate...or resign.|
|Aug-16-11|| ||haydn20: I actually like white's game until 29 Qe3? 29 Bxe4 dxe4 30 b3 and white may have a decent plus. Even 32 Rxd7 Nxd7; 33 Ne2 and white has a P for the ex and a nice Bishop & could be ok.|
|Aug-16-11|| ||haydn20: White's game seems to be based on attack with the hP. No idea why he didn't pursue it more vigorously.|
|Aug-16-11|| ||rilkefan: <29 Bxe4 dxe4 30 b3 and white may have a decent plus. Even |
I also wondered about Bxe4 at some point. After 32.Rxd7 Nxd7 33.Ne2 though ... Rc2 looks kind of crushing to me.
|Aug-16-11|| ||haydn20: <rilkefan> 32 Rxd7 Nxd7; 33 Ne2 Rc2; 34 Qe7 holds maybe? BTW Rilke as in the Duino Elegies?|
|Aug-16-11|| ||ColeTrane: <haydn20> I too was expecting more hP attack,|
|Aug-16-11|| ||WhiteRook48: that is an awesome way to show that no, queens are not all.|
|Aug-16-11|| ||Nullifidian: 40... ♖d7! is a beautiful and winning move, but Black could have won faster with 40... ♔f8!. It's an instructive position because it shows how Black's pieces are so well deployed that there's nowhere on the entire long diagonal where the queen can be usefully placed to generate counterplay.|
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White's best move in this position would be 41. ♕b8 which leads to mate in 6:
41... ♖xb8 42. ♖h6 ♖d8 43. ♖xf6+ ♔g7 44. ♖e6 ♖d1+ (or ♗xe6 45. ♔e1 ♗g4 46. any move ♖d1#) 45. ♖e1 ♗h3+ 46. ♔g1 ♖xe1#
|Aug-16-11|| ||50movesaheadofyou: La Cori!|
|Aug-17-11|| ||rilkefan: <<hayden20>: 32 Rxd7 Nxd7; 33 Ne2 Rc2; 34 Qe7 holds maybe? BTW Rilke as in the Duino Elegies?>|
Hmm, that's better than I thought it was when I suggested ...Rc2, but Qd8 and I think white's still losing the qside and having to deal with doubled rooks on the second rank.
And yes, Rilke's my favorite poet in German, though more the New Poems than the Elegies.
|Aug-17-11|| ||SuperPatzer77: <Nullifidian: 40... Rd7! is a beautiful and winning move, but Black could have won faster with 40... Kf8!. It's an instructive position because it shows how Black's pieces are so well deployed that there's nowhere on the entire long diagonal where the queen can be usefully placed to generate counterplay. >|
<Nullifidan> I strongly agree with your excellent analysis of 40...Kf8! leading to a quick mate. I bet my boots 40...Kf8! sure could force White to resign as well.
40...Kf8!, 41. Qb8 (only move - preventing the Black Rook from mating White) Rxb8, 42. Rh6 Rd8 (threatening Rd1#), 43. Rxf6+ Kg7, 44. Re6 (forced) Rd1+, 45. Re1 Bh3+, 46. Kg1 Rxe1#
Well-done by Nullifidan - I mean your winning line of 40...Kf8! is much stronger than 40...Rd7. 40...Rd7 is a winning move as well but 40...Kf8! is much better.