|Jan-15-17|| ||Nerwal: 39... ♔f5 is totally crazy. 43. ♖g3 isn't even the only way to win.|
|Jan-15-17|| ||marcodpt: What is the other one? Nf4 is weak....|
|Jan-16-17|| ||Boomie: <marcodpt: What is the other one? Nf4 is weak>|
Why? It's mate in one, too. I prefer Nf4 because it is more elegant.
|Jan-16-17|| ||hcgflynn: <Boomie> 43. Nf4 Rxe3|
|Jan-16-17|| ||An Englishman: Good Evening: Looking at the position after 21...f6, seemed that Black had a better game. Just an optical illusion?|
|Jan-16-17|| ||Boomie: <An Englishman: Good Evening: Looking at the position after 21...f6, seemed that Black had a better game. Just an optical illusion?>|
Hard to say, especially with the mysterious maneuvering that ensues. The two bishops could give an edge. Why black moved the bishop off the b1-h7 diagonal is a complete mystery to me. I would have placed the king on f7 to make room for that bishop. The backward pawns seem important to me although the GMs weren't interested. Go figure.
|Jan-16-17|| ||Nerwal: <What is the other one? Nf4 is weak....>|
Indeed, but 43. ♖hg1 first Δ ♖h6# and if 43... ♖h7(h8) then 44. ♘f4.
|Jan-16-17|| ||mrfuddington: Yeah, he got baited out with his king alone for some material, pretty silly.|
|Jan-18-17|| ||thegoodanarchist: Harikrishna Harikrishna
Hari Rama Hari Rama
Or is it the other 'way round?
Hari Rama Hari Rama
Yeah, that's the ticket!
|Jan-18-17|| ||ChessHigherCat: These guys are great. I was thinking aha, if 9. Nxe4 Bd5 wins a knight. Castling on move 10 changes everything though: 11. ...Nxe4 12.Bd5 followed by a series of a miraculous reciprocal refutations. Watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat!: 12...Qe8! 13. Qc2! Nb4! 14. Qxe4! Qxe4 15. Bxe4 d5!! Here it looks like white is fresh out of rabbits but he still manages to win the game.|
|Feb-01-17|| ||jerseybob: <Nerwal: 39... ♔f5 is totally crazy.> White's threatening 40.Nde5; what's black to do?|
|Feb-02-17|| ||Nerwal: <White's threatening 40.Nde5; what's black to do?>|
As Harikrishna pointed out after the game, after 39... ♔f7! 40. ♘f4 ♖g8! Black is fully equal. But even 39... ♔d6 40. ♖xf6+ (40. ♘de5 ♖e6) ♖e6 41. ♖xe6+ ♖xe6 42. ♘fe5 ♗e8! (threatening c5), although unpleasant, should not lose either.
|Feb-02-17|| ||jerseybob: That may be, but for every lost game there's a similar tale of woe - one I've told many times myself!|
|Feb-08-17|| ||tpstar: After 8. d4 Bb6, 9. a4 is the most common, 9. Be3 scores the best, and 9. Bg5 scores the worst = Opening Explorer|
<I was thinking aha, if 9. Nxe4 Bd5 wins a knight. Castling on move 10 changes everything though: 11. ...Nxe4 12.Bd5 followed by a series of a miraculous reciprocal refutations. Watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat!: 12...Qe8! 13. Qc2! Nb4! 14. Qxe4! Qxe4 15. Bxe4 d5!!>
Agree. That was a very imaginative resource by Adhiban.
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