chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

(If you register a free account you won't see all these ads!)
Andrei Volokitin vs Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
"The Whole 'Kitin Kaboodle" (game of the day Jan-23-2013)
28th European Club Cup (2012), Eilat ISR, rd 1, Oct-11
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation (B94)  ·  1-0
ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 9 times; par: 42 [what's this?]

NOTE: You are using our new chess viewer, "Olga." For more info see the Olga Quickstart Guide. You can switch back to the old viewer (pgn4web) from the pulldown menu below. If you have questions or suggestions see our Olga chessforum.

explore this opening
find similar games 8 more A Volokitin/Mamedyarov games
sac: 21.Bd8 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: Premium members can see a list of all games that they have seen recently at their Game History Page.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

Kibitzer's Corner
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 2 OF 2 ·  Later Kibitzing>
Oct-12-12  fisayo123: Sheer massacre. Should be one of Volokitin's notable games.
Oct-12-12  parisattack: Yes, Shak got hammered here, ugh. He is experimenting with black defenses and this one didn't turn out so well. If its Sicilian he wants, Kan a better pick for him.
Oct-13-12  fisayo123: http://chess-news.ru/en/node/9733
Oct-13-12  GilesFarnaby: Every variation below is playable for both sides, unless stated otherwise. The rule of thumb here is that, after a convoluted and short middle game, with precise play multiple exchanges are not avoidable and a simple and balanced endgame arises:

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 Nbd7 7. f4 e6 8. Qe2 Qc7


click for larger view

9. O-O-O b5 10. f5 b4


click for larger view

11. fxe6 bxc3 12. exd7+ Nxd7 13. Qc4 cxb2+
14. Kb1 Nc5 15. e5 Rb8 ([Also possible, and maybe better, is:] 15. ... dxe5


click for larger view

16. Nb5 axb5 17. Qd5 f6 18. Bxb5+


click for larger view

Ke7 19. Qxa8 fxg5 20. Rhf1 g4


click for larger view

21. Bc4 Be6 22. Bb5) 16. exd6 Bxd6 17. Re1+ Kf8


click for larger view

18. Bd3 Rb4 (18. .. h6?? [the move that actually Mame played, unfortunately for him] 19. Bd8 ) 19. Qxb4


click for larger view

(19. Qd5?? Bb7 ) 19. .. Nxd3 20.Qxd6+ (20. Qa4 20. .. Nxe1 21. Rxe1 Qd7


click for larger view

22. Qxd7 Bxd7 23. Rd1 Bc7


click for larger view

24. Nb3 Bc6 25. g3) (20. Be7+ Qxe7 (20. .. Bxe7 21. Rxe7 Qxe7 22. Qxe7+ Kxe7


click for larger view

23.cxd3 Bd7 24. Kxb2 Rc8 25. Rf1 g6) 21. Qc4 Nxe1


click for larger view

22. Qxc8+ Qe8 23. Qxe8+ Kxe8 24. Rxe1+ Kd7) 20. .. Qxd6 21. Be7+ Qxe7 22. Rxe7 Kxe7 [Same as above]


click for larger view

23. cxd3 Bd7 24.Kxb2 *

Oct-13-12  GilesFarnaby: All of the above, just the notation:

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 Nbd7 7. f4 e6 8. Qe2 Qc7 9. O-O-O b5 10. f5 b4 11. fxe6 bxc3 12. exd7+ Nxd7 13. Qc4 cxb2+ 14. Kb1 Nc5 15. e5 Rb8 (15. .. dxe5 16. Nb5 axb5 17. Qd5 f6 18. Bxb5+ Ke7 19. Qxa8 fxg5 20. Rhf1 g4 21. Bc4 Be6 22. Bb5) 16. exd6 Bxd6 17. Re1+ Kf8 18. Bd3 Rb4 (18. .. h6 19. Bd8) 19. Qxb4 (19. Qd5 Bb7) 19. .. Nxd3 20. Qxd6+ (20. Qa4 20. .. Nxe1 21. Rxe1 Qd7 22. Qxd7 Bxd7 23. Rd1 Bc7 24. Nb3 Bc6 25. g3) (20. Be7+ Qxe7 (20. .. Bxe7 21. Rxe7 Qxe7 22. Qxe7+ Kxe7 23. cxd3 Bd7 24. Kxb2 Rc8 25. Rf1 g6) 21. Qc4 Nxe1 22. Qxc8+ Qe8 23. Qxe8+ Kxe8 24. Rxe1+ Kd7) 20. .. Qxd6 21. Be7+ Qxe7 22. Rxe7 Kxe7 23. cxd3 Bd7 24. Kxb2 *

Oct-28-12  Karpova: Analysis by Csaba Balogh: http://www.chesscafe.com/text/evolu...
Jan-17-13  fisayo123: This has to be game of the day! Come on chessgames.com
Jan-20-13  Shams: "The only truly memorable combinational effort [of 2012]." -- Shipov

http://crestbook.com/en/node/1783

Jan-23-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Abdel Irada: Amazing finish: Black is two pawns up in a rook-and-bishop ending with bishops of opposite color, and dead lost.
Jan-23-13  King Sacrificer: Reminds me this game -> Y Gusev vs Averbakh, 1946
Jan-23-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  morfishine: 21.Bd8 is a wonderful shot

A beautiful game on the whole, but it appears flawed in one variation, namely 26...Bxc5? when Black needed to play 26...Bxc6

Jan-23-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: A different kind of game. White seals black's pieces in the coffin.
Jan-23-13  axy: Please forgive the silly question:

What am I missing by thinking of 24.qf7?

Jan-23-13  King Sacrificer: <axy: Please forgive the silly question: What am I missing by thinking of 24.qf7?>

24...Rxf7

Jan-23-13  mprodrigues: except the fact that there is a black rook defending f7 you aren't missing anything :p
Jan-23-13  Bartimaeus: What an incredible game !! Brilliant tactics from Volokitin in a classic Najdorf.

15. ...Rb8 seems dicey. Better might be Be6 or dxe5. The inability to castle had a telling effect on Shak's game. He was effectively playing a rook down the whole game and that enabled White to produce beautiful sacrifices like 21. Bd8!! deflecting the Queen and piling on the pressure on f7. Overall, a beautiful game and a nice pun.

Mar-09-13  EvanTheTerrible: That was incredible.
Mar-29-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: http://www.chesscafe.com/text/evolu...
Jun-10-13  Cemoblanca: Too much testosterone in this game! :D Epic stuff!

21.Bd8!! Marvellous!!

Mar-23-15  kellmano: The great thing about this combination is it just keeps going and going.
Jun-18-15  FairyPromotion: 21. Bd8!! still gives me chills.
Dec-15-15  falso contacto: Totally missed this game.
Mar-14-17  Howard: Timman stated in NIC back in the 2012/8 issue that Houdini rated the final position as one where White had an advantage of just .86---despite the fact that Black is dead lost.

Anyone have an engine (such as an improved version of Houdini) that can do "better" ?

Mar-14-17  Nerwal: <Timman stated in NIC back in the 2012/8 issue that Houdini rated the final position as one where White had an advantage of just .86---despite the fact that Black is dead lost.

Anyone have an engine (such as an improved version of Houdini) that can do "better" ?>

Houdini was not especially good at deep search back then - its strength lay elsewhere. Nowadays Stockfish 8 rates this as +4 in less than 10 seconds.

Still, Timman's statement is quite incorrect - after some 30 seconds Houdini 1.5 (from 2011) also rates this correctly as lost for Black.

Aug-14-17  Dave12:


click for larger view

White to play. Well... i can't find it!

search thread:   
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 2 OF 2 ·  Later Kibitzing>
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, totally anonymous, and 100% free--plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No posting personal information of members.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.


NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
Spot an error? Please submit a correction slip and help us eliminate database mistakes!
This game is type: CLASSICAL (Disagree? Please submit a correction slip.)

Featured in the Following Game Collections [what is this?]
wow
from More mmzkr's Fun in the Sicilian by fredthebear
Shipov: best combination of 2012
from Calar's favorite games by Calar
shakman's favorite games - 3
by shakman
Paralog's favorite games
by Paralog
Volokitin
from yzx - - -> BEST GAME of a chess player by whiteshark
Volume 34, Game 2
from # Chess Evolution Volumes 1-50 by Qindarka
JPL12's favorite games
by JPL12
Learning collection
by prashla
more tactics
from Trammy's Fav's by Trammy Cotch
Insanity
by akatombo
Sicilian Najdorf (B94) 1-0 This game will drive you nuts
from Decoys II, Deflections from, Remove Guard f.t.b. by fredthebear
yy_WILD + CRAZY TACTICAL BATTLES insane
by whiteshark
Game collection: fav
by apexin
Sicilian Najdorf (B94) 1-0 This game will drive you nuts
from 2008+ Fredthebear knows of Barry Soetoro by fredthebear
1) The Whole Kitin Kaboodle (34 points)
from Best Games of 2012 by tpstar
Sicilian GTM
by pbalak
najdorf alot to study
from Experts vs the Sicilian by Aagaard et al by Sharpen Your Tactics
21. Bd8!!
from deep and sound by computer chess guy
doubledrooks' favorite games
by doubledrooks
87b_Attack the UNCASTLED KING
by whiteshark
plus 40 more collections (not shown)


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2017, Chessgames Services LLC