|Aug-07-12|| ||Stonehenge: Look at this:
[Event "MT-Sokolov (RUS)"]
[White "Ziese, Gerhard"]
[Black "Balabanov, Viktor Viktorovitsj"]
1.c4 c6 2.g3 d5 3.Nf3 dxc4 4.Bg2 Nf6 5.O-O Nbd7 6.Na3 Nb6 7.Qc2 Be6 8.Ng5 Bg4 9.Nxc4 Bxe2 10.Ne5 Bh5 11.Re1 h6 12.Ne4 e6 13.Nxf6+ gxf6 14.Nxc6 bxc6 15.Bxc6+ Nd7 16.Qf5 Bg6 17.Rxe6+ Be7 18.Qxf6 Rg8 19.Re1 Kf8 20.Qf4 Rc8 21.Qxh6+ Rg7 22.Qh8+ 1/2-1/2
|Aug-07-12|| ||Stonehenge: (http://www.iccf-webchess.com/MakeAM...)|
|Aug-07-12|| ||Eyal: There's also a game from April played in the recent Austrian Championship U-16, between Christoph Menezes and
Martin Christian Huber, that went exactly like this (according to the chessbase database). I'm not even sure the later "copies" were aware of the "original", because neither of these previous two games was high-profile; also, if one looks with Houdini at the position after 12...e6, it very quickly gives this very forcing line starting with 13.Nxf6+ as the top recommendation. But as long as Black plays the best moves, White apparently can't deviate at any point without risking ending up significantly worse.|
|Aug-07-12|| ||master of defence: What´s wrong with 17...fxe6? or 21...Ke8?|
|Aug-07-12|| ||Eyal: 21...Ke8 22.Ba4 and Black remains paralyzed.
17...fxe6 18.Qxg6+ Ke7 19.b3! (with the threat Ba3+) and now Black has two playable defences: 19...Qe8 and Kd6. In both cases White gets a piece back and with the extra pawns for the exchange retains some advantage, but it's not completely clear, actually: 19...Qe8 20.Ba3+ Kd8 21.Qxe8+ Kxe8 22.Bxf8 Rc8 23.Bxd7+ Kxd7 24.Bg7; or 19...Kd6 20.Bg2 Ne5 21.Qe4 Rc8 22.d4 Ke7 23.Ba3+ Kf7 24.Bxf8 followed by 25.dxe5.
|Aug-07-12|| ||master of defence: < 21...Ke8 22.Ba4 and Black remains paralyzed.> What happens after 22...Bc2 23.Bb5 Qb6 24.Qh5 Rc5?|
|Aug-07-12|| ||Eyal: 21...Ke8 22.Ba4 Bc2 23.b3! (again with the idea of Ba3) is winning. Trying to block the e-file with the bishop doesn't help: 23...Bf5 24.Ba3 Be6 25.Rxe6! fxe6 26.Qxe6.|
|Aug-10-12|| ||kia0708: I thought only Aronian of the top players plays the King's Indian Attack.|
|Aug-10-12|| ||Jacob Arnold: <kia0708> Not at all! Although he is the strongest to regularly play it, many strong players use it regularly, and even more players use it depending on the opponents opening. For example, if 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6, then 3.d3 makes it a KIA, and many players use it this way to avoid lines they don't like.|