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|Apr-06-15|| ||Sneaky: No, I don't think it's really that bad, I attribute the statistic imbalance to a type of skewing that you often see in those tables. Some moves attract patzers more than others, for some reason.|
|Apr-06-15|| ||zb2cr: 48. ... Qxf1+; 49. Bxf1, Nf2#. Very simple, with it being Monday and all.|
|Apr-06-15|| ||gauer: But after 1 ♘f3 ♘f6, there was no 2 d3; just 2 c4 g6 3 ♘c3 ♗g7 4 d4 etc in the Fischer brilliancy game - although black is probably happy with the move-order choice of having more flexibility there with 4 ... 0-0 instead of merely considering entry to a Grunfeld or King's Indian directly (by considering a d6 or d5). This one, however, even seems to be lacking the bite of a king's Indian, reversed.|
|Apr-06-15|| ||Nick46: Elementary my dear Myers, Monday is QueensacDay.|
|Apr-06-15|| ||morfishine: <48...Qxf1+> and mate next move: 49.Bxf1 Nf2#|
<Sneaky> You lost me with this comment: "One of the many Black victories after 2.d3 is an extremely famous one:
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956
This is a Gruenfeld
|Apr-06-15|| ||Caissas Clown: offramp: Myers's 2.d3 was an odd opening bullet in this game.|
Groan! But still,kind of funny !
|Apr-06-15|| ||CHESSTTCAMPS: Black removes the guard to force mate: 48... Qxf1+ 49.Bxf1 Nf2#. With the black queen on c5, black would have another nice mate-in-2.|
|Apr-06-15|| ||Sneaky: <gauer/morfishine> My error, I misread the Opening Explore page.|
|Apr-06-15|| ||morfishine: One interesting aspect of this game is White's repeated early attempts to trade Queens; eventually, Black sacs his Queen; But, as <Once> points out, 48.Ra4??? was a fatal error uncovering the second rank, specifically <f2>|
Obligatory was 48.Qa4 maintaining the balance
|Apr-06-15|| ||A.T PhoneHome: <48...Qxf1+> to remove the guard of f2; as it's with check, Bishop has to capture, <49.Bxf1> and now <49...Nf2#> mate.|
Have a good week <people>!
|Apr-06-15|| ||Cheapo by the Dozen: Nice and simple.
TGIM, especially after last week.
|Apr-06-15|| ||Mating Net: We have a prototype corner mating pattern in the final position.|
|Apr-06-15|| ||Penguincw: Ah, great way to start a week. Just queen sac, and deliver mate.|
According to this game collection (Game Collection: Checkmate: Checkmate Patterns), this mate would be called the "Knight Corner Mate". Never saw one of these before.
|Apr-06-15|| ||whiteshark: H8-2-c lac♔ of freedom of leg movement...|
|Apr-06-15|| ||kevin86: Simple mate in two after Qxf1+...the rook must be removed from guarding f2.|
typical Monday queen sacrifice.
|Apr-06-15|| ||scormus: 48 Ra4. oh dear, leading to a very sudden 0-1. I must admit, as blunders go it rivals one of mine in a recent game .... with an equally painful outcome :(|
|Apr-06-15|| ||mjmorri: A cold slap in the face, but it has happened many times.|
|Apr-06-15|| ||JohnBoy: Yeah - what <chrisowen> said. Exactly.|
|Apr-06-15|| ||Bubo bubo: Removal of the guard: 48...Qxf1+ 49.Bxf1 Nf2#|
|Apr-06-15|| ||Marmot PFL: <Is 2. d3 really so bad? Okay, it's far from the best move in the position, but it doesn't lose outright. And it does get White into a playable middlegame. >|
If the King's Indian is OK for black than it can't be too bad for white. 15 moves in I would take white with the bishop pair, but after that he gets outplayed.
|Apr-07-15|| ||ChessCoachClark: I prefer to call the ending position of this game a Corner Mate, straight. Yes, in the previously-cited <penguincw> game collection, based on Schiller's book, it's given the name Knight Corner Mate.|
However, according to several other sources, notably Wikipedia's checkmate patterns, Corner Mate is used for this Knight mate in the corner and the Corner Mate according to Schiller is the H-File Mate for others.
I'd much rather see two different names than extending one alone. At any rate, I've started a game collection today, <Corner Mate Examples> (where the Knight engages) and will keep expanding it as I find more games at this database (I've found dozens elsewhere).
All the best to all, always.
|Apr-07-15|| ||TheaN: Monday 7 April 2015 <48....?>|
A little late on this one due to second easter day, <48....Qxf1+ 49.Bxf1 Nf2# 0-1> I had seen yesterday but no time to post.
|Apr-07-15|| ||offramp: Reversed is worst.|
|Apr-07-15|| ||perfidious: <Sneaky: No, I don't think (2.d3 is) really that bad, I attribute the statistic imbalance to a type of skewing that you often see in those tables. Some moves attract patzers more than others, for some reason.>|
Very often, such offbeat ideas are played when opposed by a weaker player who is looking to get away from well-trodden paths, though in Myers' case, he was clearly devoted to such byways throughout his career.
There is a perfectly natural fear of facing a clearly stronger player than oneself, but in time, one adapts or perishes.
From my youthful experiences:
<Had that against stronger opposition in some cases as a teen, but managed to put it behind me.>
Gashimov Memorial (2014)
|Apr-08-15|| ||patzer2: With the recent Monday puzzle (48...?), I can somehow hear Mary Poppins saying "spit spot hurry it up get on with it 48...Qxf1+ 49. Bxf1 Nf2#."|
White's decisive mistake was 33. gxf4? Instead 33. Nb6 = or 33. Bxf4 = holds. Earlier 32. Nb6 would have been even better.
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