|Sep-06-16|| ||luzhin: Gawain Jones has a deep understanding of the dynamics of the King's Indian, as shown by his daring 14...f4, involving a Queen sacrifice. David Bronstein, the great King's Indian pioneer, would have loved this game.|
|Sep-06-16|| ||GlennOliver: Fine comment, luzhin.
This game from Gawain Jones is surely a candidate for any Brilliancy award for the current Olympiad.
|Sep-06-16|| ||Bruce Graham: <GlennOliver> Agreed. An astonishing game. Gawain's Gem.|
|Sep-06-16|| ||gokusano: He should more often play this kind of game. This game is a crowd drawer. Long live chess!|
|Sep-06-16|| ||mckmac: What a terrific game. Well played GM Jones. Just when you think, this is too good, this can't go on any longer, it keeps on getting better! Chapeau to both players.|
|Sep-07-16|| ||luzhin: One of the most attractive aspects of this is the way Jones never stops to play Ng3xh1 --which means the galloping steed is later able to hurtle across to other side of the board and take part in the final attack.|
|Sep-07-16|| ||mckmac: <Luzhin> Absolutely. The Rh1 hangs there en prise for a remarkable eight moves.|
FM Anh Koi Nguyen is only fourteen years old. His bio lists him as the winner of the World U12 title in 2014. I really like the way he threw everything into the defence.
|Oct-28-16|| ||Dave12: 30.Nd2 e3 31.Nc4 e2 and things become realy fun.|
|Dec-25-16|| ||Saniyat24: What a brilliant game...! After Black's 24th move the board looks pretty as a picture. White has Queen in b1, King in b2, Bishop at b3 and a pawn in b4...haven't seen anything like that before...|
|Dec-25-16|| ||Saniyat24: ...and a White Knight at f3 and Black Knight at g3!|
|Dec-26-16|| ||talwnbe4: 'puter (Fruit 2.1) gives the following line 19. Rh2 Bd7 20. Qf3 Nxf1 21. Nxf1 Rac8 22. Qe3 Bb5+ 23. Kd2 Rc4 24. Rc1 Rd4+ 25. Kc2 even game, apparently the sac was sound
19. Rh2 Bd7 20. Qf3 Nxf1 21. Nxf1 Rac8 22. Qxf2 Bb5+ 23. Kd2 Bh6+ 24. Ne3 Rc4
is ok 0.00
19. Kc2 Bd7 20. Bxa6 bxa6 21. Kb2 Bh6 22. Nc4 Nxh1 23. Qxh1 Ba4 0.5
|Dec-26-16|| ||talwnbe4: really great queen sac.. definitely one of the best|
|Dec-26-16|| ||MKD: What if white plays 9.Bc5?|
|Dec-26-16|| ||Shams: <MKD> The future belongs to the man with the bishops, as <keypusher> is fond of quoting. Chopping on c5 would be a strategic disaster; the slight weakness of Black's doubled c-pawns isn't nearly enough compensation for White's having shipped the much more promising of his two bishops. I don't see much of a plan for White's minors whereas Black can go for simple and strong plans like planting a knight on d6 and threatening pawn breaks on either wing. |
I'd back myself against an FM if you gave me Black after 9.Bxc5 bxc5. My (provisional) FIDE rating is in the low 1900s so I guess I'm calling 9.Bxc5 something on the order of a 400 rating point mistake. :)
|Dec-28-16|| ||MKD: <Shams> I agree. I was too impressed by creation of double pawns on c file. But you can forgive me having a rating of around 1550. -:)
On a serious note I have been benefitted from your analysis of the position. Thanks.|