|Aug-14-17|| ||al wazir: Just the way I would have played it.|
|Aug-14-17|| ||al wazir: 23...Qc7 foils the attack.|
|Aug-14-17|| ||Dr Winston OBoogie: 2 great sacs that I never saw coming. Some real classy play at the end there.|
|Aug-14-17|| ||Domdaniel: Rapid game of the century? Well, OK, of the year...|
|Aug-14-17|| ||Dr Winston OBoogie: Black was okay until |
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Qd8. The engine saw those sacs though. Amazing what these GM's can see.
|Aug-14-17|| ||HeMateMe: did this really happen?|
|Aug-14-17|| ||OhioChessFan: I can undestand Qd8, wanting to defend the f Pawn, and keeping an eye on e7, but that was what led to the smashing attack.|
|Aug-14-17|| ||zanzibar: <<al w> Just the way I would have played it.>|
Ah, but which side?
|Aug-15-17|| ||Honza Cervenka: Poor David. Such a harsh treatment...|
|Aug-15-17|| ||tpstar: After 13 ... bxc5, Black has Hanging Pawns on c5 & d5, then they are quickly challenged with 15. e4. One way to play against Hanging Pawns is to force one to advance, trying to weaken their combined power.|
After 22 ... gxf6, White is a full Rook down! The two passed Pawns are some compensation, but I wonder if this second sacrifice would hold up in a longer time control.
After 27. Rh4, trying to hold the second rank with 27 ... Rcc7 or 27 ... Qc7 is met by 28. Bf4, then maybe d5-d6.
|Aug-15-17|| ||Honza Cervenka: 23...Qd8 was probably a mistake. 23...Qc7 may be the last chance for black defense to hold.|
|Aug-15-17|| ||ajile: I don't like 8..d5? since now White gets 9.cxd5 and Black gets a weak c pawn on the half open c file. IMO the ..c6 variations are better than this for Black.|
|Aug-21-17|| ||talwnbe4: Navara was still finished after 23..Qc7 24. Re4 Bg7 25. Rh4 h6 26. Be4 +-6.9|
even Stockfish is having trouble analysing this game..
23..Qc7 24. Re4 h5 25. Qxf6 Qg7 26. Qf5 Re7 27. Qxh5 Qh7 28. Rg4+ Bg7 29. Qxh7+ Kxh7 30. Bg5 +-1.9
white down a bishop but has many pawns
and can win the B back
23..Qc7 24. Re4 h5 25. Qxf6 Bg7 26. Qf5 d3 27. d6 Bxe4 28. Bxe4 Qxd6 29. Qf7+ Kh8 30. Qxh5+ Kg8 31. Bh7+ Kh8 32. Bxd3+ Kg8 33. Bh7+ Kh8 34. Bg6+ Kg8 35. Bxe8 Qd4+ 36. Kf1 Qd3+ 37. Ke1 Qe4+ 38. Kd1 Qh1+ 39. Be1 Rd8+ 40. Bd7 Bc3 41. Qg5+ Kh7 42. Qe3 Bb4 43. Kc2 Qxe1 44. Qxe1 Bxe1 45. e7
says white is winning
|Aug-21-17|| ||talwnbe4: 20..Ba6 21. e6 Bxf1 22. Rxf1 Nd7 23. Be4 h6 24. Bxh6 Nf6 25. Bg6 Qd8 26. Bf7+ Kh8 27. Bd2 +- 2.0|
looks like home cooked knock-out
|Oct-12-17|| ||Cheapo by the Dozen: Move 29 would be a nice Monday puzzle (on the "hard" side).|
|Feb-24-18|| ||AgentX: There were too many wins for it to be a valid puzzle. And Qc7 didn't defend, 18...Nd7 or 20...d3 comes closest to defend. Personally, I feel like 16...d4 and 18...f6 really led to this crushing loss.|