|Oct-09-11|| ||AVRO38: I've always suspected that the King's Gambit is a forced win for White and this game just adds to my suspicion.|
|Oct-09-11|| ||SteinitzLives: Yes the the KGA is a forced win for white as long as it's blitz chess and you play so conservatively that you don't put a piece permanently on to the 5th rank until move 22, and don't fall asleep out of boredom during the opening.|
|Oct-10-11|| ||Shams: Position after 4...c6: |
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Here Short's 5.Bb3 is not the sharpest choice, though he won a nice game. I wonder if he passed on 5.d4 Bb4 6.e5 Ne4 7.Kf1 Nxc3 8.bxc3 because of Black's relatively new and annoying 8...d5 (instead of 8...Bxc3 9.Ba3! Bxa1 10.Bd6!! intending 11.Qg4 with a dangerous attack). Probably it is silly to speculate about choice of opening for a blitz game but I'm very curious about this line in particular.
|Oct-10-11|| ||APatzer: This is the shortest win of the match !|
|Oct-10-11|| ||whiteshark: Nice win with the gambit.|
|Oct-10-11|| ||Billy Ray Valentine: I'm really wondering why Black didn't play 8...f3.|
|Oct-10-11|| ||Robed.Bishop: A Pink Floyd day.|
|Oct-10-11|| ||hedgeh0g: Some very entertaining games in this match. I'm glad both players came with such a combative spirit.|
|Oct-10-11|| ||DarthStapler: I'm pretty sure this pun has been done before|
|Oct-10-11|| ||Domdaniel: If 35...Kxg5, White must retreat the Rf8 to f3/f1/f4 in order to stop Black's e-pawn. It might have been worth playing another couple of moves to see Nigel's choice, though the ending is an easy win for White once that e-pawn falls.|
|Oct-10-11|| ||sicilianhugefun: Good thing Nigel Short wasn't whitewashed all throughout unlike the good old days...|
|Oct-10-11|| ||KingsGambit73: @ Billy Ray Valentine
8...f3 is better for white after gxf3 0-0 and Bg5 h6 Bh4. White is definately better, I remember Rybka recommended this move f3 but it isnt that good believe me its better for white. and @ Shams, 5. Bb3 is more accurate then 5. d4 which will give black a better game. there have been some old games which GM Heikki Westerinnen won with White but nowadays with the strong computers black found a good way to play against it, Bb3 is still good for white. Or at least equalish positions arise.
|Oct-10-11|| ||kevin86: A short game turns Mr.Short into Deep Blue against Mr Kaspy.|
"Don't get short with me,Mr. Kasparov!"
|Oct-10-11|| ||playground player: Is the King's Gambit more popular in blitz than in regular chess?|
|Oct-10-11|| ||I play the Fred: <playground player>: I would think so.|
|Oct-10-11|| ||YetAnotherAmateur: For those wondering where this came from, it's one of the nice little gems of W.S. Gilbert, from The Mikado:|
"To sit in solemn silence in a dull, dark dock,
In a pestilential prison, with a life-long lock,
Awaiting the sensation of a short, sharp shock,
From a cheap and chippy chopper on a big black block!"
|Oct-12-11|| ||Billy Ray Valentine: Thanks, KG73. I was sure there was a reason--as it is the obvious move to consider here. Looking at it a bit more, White has the option of castling Queenside also after 8...f3. Also, black's d-pawn is quite weak. |
My only thought is whether Black can sacrifice a pawn in the line you mention. In other words, instead of h6, playing Be7 and letting go of the d-pawn. But I suppose you are saying there is not enough compensation for the pawn in such a line?
< KingsGambit73: @ Billy Ray Valentine
8...f3 is better for white after gxf3 0-0 and Bg5 h6 Bh4. White is definately better, I remember Rybka recommended this move f3 but it isnt that good believe me its better for white. and>
|Dec-22-11|| ||kamalakanta: Hi! After 8...f3 9.gxf3 it seems to me that 9...Nh5! is better than 9...0-0. Any thoughts?|
|Dec-29-11|| ||harrylime: Was wondering why Gazza did'nt play 20..b4 but just noticed Short has 21.d5 in answer.|
29..f4 was worth a try but still seems to favour white.
@Kamalakanta .. 9...Nh5 is certainly interesting ! Especially for a blitz game.
|Aug-22-12|| ||Helios727: After 35... Kxg5 36. Rf1 Rb8 37. Re1 Rxb3 38. Nd5 a5 39. Rxe3 Rxe3 40. Nxe3 a4 41. Nc2 Kf5|
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Won't black get at least a draw after his king scoops up white's c and d pawns?