|Jul-07-13|| ||tamar: Rocky ride for Gelfand. Morozevich chooses a sideline in the D97 Grunfeld, and Gelfand promptly improves on I Lysyj vs A Gabrielian, 2013|
by tossing in 12...Qa5+ instead of 12...Bxd5 which allows a rook recapture on d5.
However, his recent lack of confidence shows when he does not capture the offered piece 21 Bxf7 when White has enough for a draw but no more.
|Jul-07-13|| ||talisman: <tamar> thanks...that was my question...why not just take the bishop on ...move 21. loved the game...this why folks love Moro...|
|Jul-07-13|| ||Octal: This is Moro's first win in how long?|
|Jul-07-13|| ||IngoBingo: He won his last game at Tal Memorial, against Nakamura.|
|Jul-07-13|| ||IngoBingo: Objectively 21...Kxf7 is best, but it is certainly not easy for a human mind to calculate all variations in a limited time.|
|Jul-07-13|| ||HeMateMe: Why not 21...Kxf7? what does white get, for the piece?|
|Jul-08-13|| ||galdur: 21..Kxf7 22.d7 Rf8 23.Ng5+ Kg7 24.Ne6 Kh7 25.Rd5 with a rather murky position.|
|Jul-08-13|| ||Check It Out: A super-GM's mind is so chess-deep. Gelfand must've seen reams of variations after the f7 capture, but the complications ran too deep. Somehow losing a pawn was preferable, though the actual game variations seemed very complicated as well. Seems taking the bishop would have been the safer move without engines telling anything.|
Who said the best way to refute a sac is to accept it? Or was that a gambit?
|Jul-08-13|| ||Check It Out: Wow. I typed that post on my mobile and then got distracted. I must have accidentally linked to suenteuspo147's forum, and look at the quote in his bio:|
Peter Alfred Fontaine
"A sacrifice is best refuted by accepting it." -- Wilhelm Steinitz
Now that is serendipity!
|Jul-12-13|| ||harrylime: <HeMateMe: Why not 21...Kxf7? what does white get, for the piece?>|
The black Queen is 'offside' and out of it on a5 .. and that is the key to Moro's thinking ...
|Jul-12-13|| ||MarkFinan: ..21..kxf7 is just met with 22.ng5+ ..kg7(forced) 23.ne6+ forking the Rooks...I would have thought that was part of the plan?|
|Aug-21-13|| ||Hesam7: <MarkFinan: ..21..kxf7 is just met with 22.ng5+ ..kg7(forced) 23.ne6+ forking the Rooks...I would have thought that was part of the plan?>|
In that line Black simply takes the Knight with 23...Re6 .
21...Kf7! 22 d7 (22 Ng5?? Kg7 White has no compensation) 22...Rf8 (22...Re7?? 23 Rd6 ) 23 Ng5 Kg8
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Now White can play both 24 Ne6 and 24 Qe4 but neither give him anything more than equality.