|Jan-02-15|| ||JointheArmy: Shades of La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell.
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834
|Jan-02-15|| ||profK: A mildly wild affair from the new Turks.|
|Jan-03-15|| ||morfishine: These guys play like computers|
|Jan-08-15|| ||Domdaniel: No, no, no ... these computers play like guys.|
|Jan-17-15|| ||Abdel Irada: <JointheArmy: Shades of La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell.|
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834>
Ah, yes. The 3,000 Pawns Attack.
|Jan-17-15|| ||Abdel Irada: So, maybe there *is* something wrong with moving the queen five times in the opening? :-D|
|Mar-29-15|| ||An Englishman: Good Evening: <Abdel Irada>, I also wondered about White moving the Queen so often, esp. 24.Qe4, when it seems that White must take the c-pawn to prevent it from becoming so dangerous.|
|Mar-29-15|| ||offramp: I was lucky enough to see this game in progress and kibitzed on it at Critter (Computer).|
|Mar-29-15|| ||newzild: 37...Bc3!! is really something. I doubt I would find this over the board.|
|Mar-29-15|| ||Eduardo Leon: <newzild> 38.♕xc3 ♗h3 39.f3 ♕a2 is pretty obvious, and does not require evaluating any side lines.|
|Mar-29-15|| ||Check It Out: What's fun to do here is click the game to move 22.Bc6, and then fast forward the game while watching the black c- and e- pawns advance down the board to both become queens.|
|Mar-29-15|| ||morfishine: One of my absolute favorite engine vs engine games. Critter plays positionally with perfect aplomb, while White looks like he's trying to figure it out as he goes along|
|Mar-29-15|| ||mruknowwho: One of the things I've found about computers, and this game might not be the greatest example; when computers are given a losing position, they have a tendency to make moves that don't really make sense.|
|Mar-29-15|| ||kelu: An Englishman: 24. Qe4 prevents the queen from being trapped with otherwise 24... Qxe2 threathening g5 and the white queen is lost. I think this all the magic of 22... c4 !! The pawn cannot be taken after the exchange sacrifice.|
|Mar-30-15|| ||An Englishman: Good Evening: <kelu>, the threat of 25...g5 does look strong, esp. as after 24.dxc4,Qxe2; 25.c5,Bd5!, the light-squared Bishop becomes all-powerful. Also after 25...g5; 26.Qb4,Qf3, the Bishop can go to either d5 or h3 with decisive results.|
So 24.dxc4,Qxe2; 25.g4 is forced and White's Queen can retreat to g3 to stay near her man, but Black must have more than enough compensation for the sacrifice.
|Mar-30-15|| ||kevin86: Black promotes TWICE!|
|Apr-02-15|| ||newzild: <Eduardo Leon> Yes, it's easy to see that after the fact - not so easy before.|