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|Jul-10-14|| ||MountainMatt: Got 27...Rxc3+, obviously winning material, but I looked at 28...Be4+ next. It wins too, just not <quite> as efficiently as 28...Ba4+. And yes, as others have mentioned, this is too easy for Thursday.|
|Jul-10-14|| ||M.Hassan: "Medium"
Black to play 27...?
Black has two pawns for a Knight.
An effective check could be made on e4 by Black. Knight on c3 prevents it, the way is to eliminate it:
Now pieces are equal, Black is two pawns ahead and White has three scattered pawns. Black will surely have better endgame.
|Jul-10-14|| ||diagonalley: hmmmm... black has two pawns (and a huge position!) vs a knight... it looks like 27... RxN+ 28.PxR B-K5+ which regains the piece and leaves white lost... aaaah, i see <cheapo> has the same continuation|
|Jul-10-14|| ||agb2002: Black has two pawns for a knight.
White threatens 28.Rxd8.
The knight on c3 avoids Ba4+ and Be4+. Hence, 27... Rxc3+ 28.bxc3 (28.Kxc3 Rxd1 - + [2P]) 28... Be4+ 29.Kb2 Rxd1 30.Ng5 Bg6 - + [2P].
|Jul-10-14|| ||Cheapo by the Dozen: <jdc2> "Unrated" doesn't signify the same thing in all cases. When I was a high Class C player, I run into an unrated guy who was clearly more experienced and better than I was. Not THAT much better; it was a hard-fought game, in which I apparently lost my queen, actually got three pieces for it, and still wound up losing in the end. Anyhow, he seemed to be a low/mid Class B player in strength.|
|Jul-10-14|| ||morfishine: First <27...Rxc3+> forcing <28.bxc3> and Black continues
28...Ba4+ 29.Kb2 Rxd1 with a won game
I forget if I remember this game
|Jul-10-14|| ||eblunt: I had 28 ... ♗e4+ instead, I'm guesing this works just as well ?|
This didn't seem very hard for a medium .. with the ♘ protecting the a4/e4 against a check that wins a rook, remove the defender with check ?
|Jul-10-14|| ||mbvklc: Nc3 is overloaded here, it protects Rd1 and a4, d5 and e4 squares. 1...Rxc3 bxc3 and I think both Ba4+ and Be4+ wins, as Black ends up two pawns ahead in any case.|
|Jul-10-14|| ||Penguincw: Interesting solution. Black was already up 2 pawns, and in the final position, still up 2 pawns, but a huge difference being having both pair of rooks off the board.|
|Jul-10-14|| ||Castleinthesky: This puzzle was fairly intuitive and easier for a Thursday. While I did not see an immediate win, I saw the advantage.|
|Jul-10-14|| ||Chess Dad: Here's what I saw:
27. ... Rxc3+
28. bxc3 Be4+
29. Kb3 Rxd1
Black is now up two pawns, white's DSB is pinned for the moment, and it shouldn't be too hard to finish from here.
|Jul-10-14|| ||eblunt: <Penguincw:> Black was down a Knight for 2 pawns in the puzzle position.|
|Jul-10-14|| ||kevin86: Black is able to give up the exchange, then gain a rook for a big pawn profit.|
|Jul-10-14|| ||standardwisdom: Very interesting moves 9, 11 and 13 by white, advancing the king side pawns (exposing the castle), while at the same time leaving queen side entirely undeveloped.|
Easier than usual Thursday, but then again I went to IHOP for breakfast, so maybe that had something to do with it.
|Jul-10-14|| ||PJs Studio: I thought 32.Nf6 was better... But I'm GUESSING Caruana saw that after Ne5 it was only a matter of time, so he went in for complications... Anyone agree?|
|Jul-10-14|| ||Cheapo by the Dozen: I'm going to concede that Ba4+ was a little better than Be4+, given the speed with which Black finished up the win in the game continuation.|
|Aug-05-14|| ||Everett: Last loss vs the Berlin for Caruana? One of Adams' better games.|
|Aug-12-17|| ||thegoodanarchist: I see that someone used my pun from the Anand-Caruana game 6 days ago:|
Anand vs Caruana, 2017 (kibitz #8)
They changed one letter, <lost> to <loss>, or maybe cg.com made the change.
|Aug-12-17|| ||ColeTrane: hate to break it to you <goodanarchist> but this pun has already been worked and reworked twice LONG before your post a few days ago..... just scope out car's notable games..... maybe they seaped into your id.|
|Aug-12-17|| ||eternaloptimist: Many of Mickey Adams' games are boring but this game was anything but boring! He even made the Berlin Defense interesting w/ this game! He played a well-constructed
combo culminating w/ 29...♖xd1. When I think of Adams, I think of the knockout tournament that he won in Tilburg, the Netherlands in 1992. That tournament was loaded w/ great players. I also remember that he got to the semis in the World Chess Championship Tournaments 3 times (1997, 1998 & 2000) & that he got to the final of the 2004 FIDE World Championship. Although many people don't consider this a true World Championship since there were 2 of them back then. He lost to Kasimdzhanov in that final. Kramnik was the Classical World Champion back then.|
|Aug-12-17|| ||thegoodanarchist: <ColeTrane: hate to break it to you <goodanarchist> but this pun has already been worked and reworked twice LONG before your post a few days ago..... just scope out car's notable games..... maybe they seaped into your id.>|
No worries, <ColeTrane>! Bubbles are for bursting. Even my own.
|Aug-12-17|| ||thegoodanarchist: <eternaloptimist: Many of Mickey Adams' games are boring but this game was anything but boring!>|
When even the <eternaloptimist> thinks many of your games are boring, then they are!
Sorry, GM Adams.
|Aug-12-17|| ||eternaloptimist: LOL that's funny! 😃|
|Aug-12-17|| ||eternaloptimist: Actually Adams also won the tournament that this game was played in! I forgot about that. Now I'll remember (at least try to remember 😃) that he won Dortmund (2013) as well.|
|Aug-13-17|| ||The Kings Domain: Good game, Caruana's another casualty to the mighty Berlin.|
The pun's quite the goodie. :-) Love the show.
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