|Aug-12-12|| ||abuzic: Is there in the database any similar game where black sacs the Q on move 8...dxe3?! in the Alapin variation?
I found Ramirez Garcia vs. Ribas Carbo Malgrat del Mar 1997, where white continued 7.c4 Qd6 and was a draw.
I think this game coming from junior players is worth reviewing.|
|Aug-16-12|| ||KingV93: Amazing, gives up the Queen on move 8 and uses Queen checks to stay one tempo always ahead and eventually win Whites Queen. Great game by Black.|
|Nov-08-12|| ||Steve.Patzer: Does 12. 0-0-0 help white?|
|Nov-08-12|| ||Djoker: Does 9....Nxd2 help?|
|Nov-08-12|| ||Zan: That queen sacrifice is pretty astounding, but engine analysis confirms it.|
<Steve.Patzer: Does 12. 0-0-0 help white?> After <12. 0-0-0 exd5 13. Nd4 dxc4 14.Qc3 Rxd4 15.Rxd4 Nxd4 16. Qxd4 Be6 17.Qxa7>, black has a small advantage (Bishop Pair and Knight vs Queen), where as the main line is equal after <16. Qxf7>
Crafty actually prefers <12...Nb4 13. O-O Nd3> for black slightly over the main line.
<Djoker: Does 9....Nxd2 help?>
Assuming you actually meant <10.Nxd2>, the answer is no, because then black wins the bishop with <10...Nxd5>.
|Nov-08-12|| ||piltdown man: An entertaining game! Well played!|
|Nov-08-12|| ||kasputine: Epic game!! Playing without his queen, the young grandmaster "checkmates" the white queen in the center of the board in 23 moves! Amazing!|
|Nov-08-12|| ||abuzic: 12...Bb4+ is actually the best cont. here,
if 12...b4 13.e5 d6 14.d1 d3
<if 14...Nd3+ 15.Rxd3 Bxd3 16.Bxb7+
<(or perhaps 16.Bf3 Bb4+ 17.Kd1 Be4+ 18.Kc1 Bd2+ 19.Qxd2 Rxd2 20.Kxd2)>
16...Kxb7 17.Qf3+ Be4 18.Qb3+ Ka8 19.Nxf7 and white is OK.>
15.xb7+ xb7 16.f3+ e4 17.b3 c2 18.f3+ e4 19.b3 c2 and white has draw by repetition; if black diverts with say 19...Bxe5 then 20.Qxb4+ Kc7 21.0-0 and white is more than satisfied.
|Nov-08-12|| ||Abdel Irada: A very impressive sacrifice: at first glance speculative because it is extremely difficult to calculate all the lines and verify that it's justified, it is apparently sound against all defenses.|
If this is representative of Saleh Salem's play, he is a player to watch.
|Nov-08-12|| ||Castleinthesky: How about (non-chess engine analysis) after 10...O-O-O 11. Bxc6 Rxd2 12. Bxb7+ Kxb7 13. Kxd2 (with an even game) I thought 11. c4 was a bad mistake|
|Nov-08-12|| ||kevin86: The pieces fly in this one! A queen sac in eight moves!|
|Nov-08-12|| ||Willber G: <abuzic: 12...Bb4+ is actually the best cont. here>|
I don't understand your analysis - how is this better for black?
Also, this is one of the most exciting games I have seen for a long time!
|Nov-09-12|| ||abuzic: <Willber G:> my analysis was in respons to <Zan: Crafty actually prefers <12...Nb4 13. O-O Nd3> for black slightly over the main line>|
|Nov-09-12|| ||Zan: <abuzic: 12...Nb4 13.Ne5 Bd6 14.Rd1 Bd3 16...Kxb7 17.Qf3+ Be4 18.Qb3+ Ka8 19.Nxf7 and white is OK.>|
Actually black is better here, after <19. Rb8 20. Qh3 Bb4+ 21. Ke2 Rhf8> 20. Qd1 or Qa4 has similar results but slightly worse for white.