chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

(If you register a free account you won't see all these ads!)
Yifan Hou vs Richard Rapport
FIDE Grand Prix Geneva (2017), Geneva SUI, rd 5, Jul-10
Italian Game: Two Knights Defense. Modern Bishop's Opening (C55)  ·  0-1
ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

explore this opening
find similar games 2 more Yifan Hou/R Rapport games
sac: 28...Bxg2+ PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can get computer analysis by clicking the "ENGINE" button below the game.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-10-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  iking: 24... f4
- after this move, white's position is awkward to defend.
Jul-11-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  An Englishman: Good Evening: A few questions.

1. If I showed you the position after 9.d4 and asked you to guess the opening, how many would have guessed the Two Knights Defense?

2. Did White win that a-pawn cleverly and then botched the aftermath, or did Black play one of the most subtle, creative and ingenious pawn sacs in history?

Jul-11-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  kingfu: Finally, a Two Knights! Now at the Grandmaster level, it is almost exclusively 3...Bc5. Anybody care to speculate why? I do not know.

Good afternoon An Englishman. Answer to question 1 for me is YES! I used to play the French as black but it usually turned out like Agincourt! Then I tried the Sicilian but usually ended shot full of holes like Sonny Corleone. To the battlements 1. e4 e5!

Answer to question 2 is White botched the aftermath with 23. Red1. White could have temporarily snatched the e pawn at move 23.

Jul-11-17  Nerwal: 3... ♘f6 is still played quite often by GMs but White usually replies 4. d3, so why waste some time learning 4. d4 and 4. ♘g5 if you're gonna get mostly a giuco pianissimo setup anyway, unless you prefer the bishop to stand at e7.
Jul-11-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  kingfu: I like this game because of the early h6 and g6, parking the bishop on g7. I have to admit though, after 4.d3, I usually play 4...Bc5.

Does Be7 in the 2 Knights or Giuoco Piano work at all? I have never played it.

Jul-12-17  Calar: <Does Be7 in the 2 Knights or Giuoco Piano work at all? I have never played it.>

Sure, in fact - it's Black's most common response to 4.d3. Black plans to quickly castle and then decide whether he wants to move his d-pawn one or two squares forward, depending on a situation.

Karjakin vs Gelfand, 2009

Jul-12-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  kingfu: Interesting point. I am doing some research on Be7 after I do more research on h6 and g6 like this game.

Chapter 1 of The Giuoco Piano - Where to put the Black King Bishop?

Bc5, Be7, Bg6? I think we should learn all 3!

Thank You Calar. Always more work to do!

Jul-13-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <kingfu: I like this game because of the early h6 and g6, parking the bishop on g7....>

This setup enjoyed some popularity in the mid-late 1980s and I tried it at least once; perhaps I would go in for it even today.

Jul-23-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: nice squeeze! That pawn on g2 was a nasty surprise. Very instructive pin work, how Rapport loaded on the d file.
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, totally anonymous, and 100% free--plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No posting personal information of members.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.


NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
Spot an error? Please submit a correction slip and help us eliminate database mistakes!
This game is type: CLASSICAL (Disagree? Please submit a correction slip.)

Featured in the Following Game Collection [what is this?]
2017 games
by Severin


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2018, Chessgames Services LLC