|Jun-07-12|| ||wordfunph: bitter pill for me to kibz..
Wesley's Petroff busted by Germany's Numero Uno GM Naiditsch.
|Jun-13-12|| ||whiteshark: I think it's appropriate to analyse this game with <Fritz 13>. :D|
|Sep-04-12|| ||MarkFinan: Ahhhh, THIS Is my favourite Wesley Bieber game :D
Once more "Shortround" gets soundly thrashed.
Tis a pleasure to see such a game :)
|Sep-05-12|| ||perfidious: Imagine how different history would be if Naiditsch had been rated merely two points higher, as we would no longer be treated to endless rubbish about Black's 'invincibility' against 2700+ players.|
|Sep-05-12|| ||whiteshark: <perfidious: Imagine how different history would be if Naiditsch had been rated merely two points higher, as we would no longer be treated to endless rubbish about Black's 'invincibility' against 2700+ players.> |
ELO 2698 was his rating according to FIDE May list. The July list showed Naiditsch with ELO 2700 and 15 rated games. It would be interesting to see his live-rating before this game for clarification.
|Sep-06-12|| ||whiteshark: If the Gods of special circumstances like it, we might see them playing again in the last round of the Olympiad. Hopefully for a medal, too. :D|
|Sep-08-12|| ||MarkFinan: <Perfidious>... Apparently Naiditsch WAS a 2700 player at the time of this game, so little Wesley has been beaten and his record Is just a myth!!
I must Inform the Filippino's ;)|
|Sep-08-12|| ||kimvot: Sorry to disappoint you people, but the list seems to have been researched on the official fide rating list. Just sayin.|
|Sep-10-12|| ||whiteshark: Note to self: You can't have everything.|
|Oct-31-12|| ||wordfunph: "A very nice fighting game! My opponent’s play was not very fortunate in the first 20 moves, but then he was very inventive in the defense!"|
- GM Arkadij Naiditsch
|Apr-07-13|| ||drukenknight: Going without computer here; but it seems to me 40...Re6 gets the R back to the third rank where it belongs. |
However, if white gets a passed pawn on the a file it will be deadly to the fortress. I am sure these GMs know this, so he gave check on move 40 to try to remove the a pawn. It may also be under time pressure so I can understand why he played that. But of course he allows the penetration of the fortress because the R not on third rank.
after 40...Re6 question becomes whether the R can hold the black pawn on a6; or whether white can advance g/h pawns and force the R off the third rank. Perhaps w/ R checks he can hold it?
|Apr-07-13|| ||Gregor Samsa Mendel: <drukenknight>--It looks like 40..Re6 loses the a-pawn after 41 Qa8+ and 42 Qxa7.|
|Apr-07-13|| ||pojtr: What happens after 50...gxh5?|
|Apr-07-13|| ||Phony Benoni: <pojtr> The problem with <50...gxh5>:|
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Is that Black's king becomes too exposed. White will answer <51.Qe5>, which threatens mate after 52.Qg5+ and 53.Kf8. Black can defend with 51...f6 or moving his rook along the third rank to check if White plays Kf8. In either case, White will be able to easily eliminate the kingside pawns and most of Black's chances to survive. It may not be a short process, but it will be a simple one.
|Apr-07-13|| ||pojtr: <Phony Benoni>, thanks.|