|Dec-08-11|| ||whiteshark: Snowdrop´s captain Michal Konopka was dissapointed after the openings: „Snowdrops are out of their preparation again. Tania Sachdev expected Queen Gambit (Stonewall was played instead), <Eva Kulovaná> Sicilian game (Pirc defense was played).“|
<Robert Hübner> had favorable position against <Eva Kulovaná>. <Kulovaná> played patiently and equalized her position. But <GM Hübner> complicated the game by a queen sacrifise, <WGM Kulovana> made a mistake in the complicated position and lost.
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|Dec-09-11|| ||shakespeare: As we can see - Germanys Top player of the 80s can still play phantastic chess - the old hand really shattered the snowdrop :-)|
|Dec-13-11|| ||xthred: Could 53 Qg3 allowed white to promote a pawn?|
|Dec-13-11|| ||NM JRousselle: I don't understand the 20 moves of maneuvering between 18 and 37.|
|Dec-13-11|| ||HeMateMe: Old shatterhand?|
|Dec-13-11|| ||ossipossi: At a very first glance (maybe not the best) it looks like White has no plan and waste a lot of tempos(e.g.better 13 Bf3 waitng for WQueen to go elsewhere than d2).|
|Dec-13-11|| ||paavoh: @HeMateMe: Check out Wikipedia. A fiction character by Karl May, "[Old Shatterhand] was able to knock his opponents unconscious with a single punch from his fist aimed at the head (specifically the temple)."|
Fascinating reading from the Wild West for 8-year old boys, as I recall.
|Dec-13-11|| ||erniecohen: White is stretegically lost if Black skips the tempo-wasting 42...a8 and goes straight for the throat with 42...e4 43. f2 (to prevent e3) 43...e3.|
The sac didn't actually buy much; the game was basically even at that point, and after 50...d3 51. f6 e3+ 52. f3 g7, white has nothing better than a perpetual. And 50...bg7 was a big mistake, giving white time to blockade the d-pawn, centralize her and advance her queenside pawns. But she got greedy and tried to push the c-pawn without properly defending her own position.
|Dec-13-11|| ||kevin86: Black will promote the d pawn next.|
|Dec-13-11|| ||Domdaniel: It's hardly a Queen 'sacrifice' when you pick up Rook and two minor pieces. It can be an interesting imbalance, though, as it is here - where the Queen is active and Black's Knights are miserable, apart from defensive duties.|
|Dec-13-11|| ||Penguincw: Black's fortress pretty strong.|
|Dec-13-11|| ||Galaxy7: I love the galloping Knight moves by GM Huebner !|
|Dec-13-11|| ||Oceanlake: I prefer 8. h3 to d5. Restrict the Bishop; develop before advancing.|
|Dec-14-11|| ||King Death: <Oceanlake: I prefer 8. h3 to d5. Restrict the Bishop; develop before advancing.>|
Your move is playable but why lose a tempo when Black will often play ...Bf3 anyhow? The old main line was 8.Qd2 e5 9.d5 Ne7 10.Rad1.
This game was a nice win for Black in that line, even though I think his play was improved on later: Karpov vs Azmaiparashvili, 1983.
|Dec-14-11|| ||Ulhumbrus: Instead of 8 d5, 8 Qd2 connects the rooks.
8...Bxf3 concedes the bishop pair. Instead of this on 8...Ne5 9 Nxe5 Bxe2 19 Qxe2 dxe5 the N on f6 may head for d6.
It may be more advisable to follow a conservative policy on the King side by 11 f3 than it may be advisable to play 11 f4 if White is going to play for a queen side poawn advance.