chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Valentine Green vs James Robey
"It Isn't Easy Beating Green" (game of the day Jul-10-2016)
B.C.A. Grand Tourney (1862), London ENG
Vienna Game: Anderssen Defense (C25)  ·  1-0

ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 49 more games of V Green
sac: 27.Rxg7+ 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]

A COMPUTER ANNOTATED SCORE OF THIS GAME IS AVAILABLE.  [CLICK HERE]

Kibitzer's Corner
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 2 OF 2 ·  Later Kibitzing>
Jul-23-06  THE pawn: Now we just have to find a player with «cookie» or «monster» in his name.
Jul-23-06  CapablancaFan: <Correction> The pun is from the children's show THE MUPPETS, not Seasame Street, with the song called "It ain't easy being green " sung by the one and only Kermit the Frog!
Jul-23-06  virtuex: Help please!..I 'm new and so I don't no some terms of chess..What is meaning of sac?.. Can you explain sac to me? (sac 27.Rxg7+ )
Jul-23-06  kbaumen: Sac is a sacrifice. That's when you give away a piece to gain a better position or anything else good for you.
Jul-23-06  CapablancaFan: <virtuex> To sacrafice a piece is to "willingly" give up a piece (or pawn) for some advantage. The reasons for a sacrafice can vary. Some sacrafices are the start of a combonation (a pre-calculated move order) leading to mate. Some sacrafices are made for positional reasons i.e.sacraficing a bishop in return for a key diagnol or file being opened up. Some sacrafices are for the initiative(forcing your opponent to continuously defend and thus not having the "time" to mount any offensive moves).Some sacrafices are psychological(fake sacrafices).These sacrafices are often not sound, but it may take some work to find the CORRECT refutation. These sacrafices have more bark than bite and are designed to mentally throw off an opponent and make him/her believe more is there than it really is. There was a chess master named Tal who did this alot with surprisingly a huge amount of success.
Jul-23-06  CapablancaFan: <virtuex>I have provided a link for more information regarding sacrafices. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacrif...
Jul-23-06  MrMelad: Tal: "There are two kinds of sacrifices, correct ones and mine."
Jul-23-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: Puns aside,this is a really good attack by Green. No surprise that with the name of Valentine,that white would have the heart for such a thrust as that.
Jul-23-06  RandomVisitor: Better would have been 18...b5 or 19...b5.

21...Ng5 or 22...Ng5 would hold off the end a little longer.

Jul-23-06  CapablancaFan: <RandomVisitor>< Better would have been 18...b5 or 19...b5.> 19...b5 would'nt have solved black's problems. 19...b5? 20.0-0-0! bxc4 21.Rh3 with a threatened Rh1 to follow. The c4 pawn is simply not significant enough to stem the attack and it wastes important tempi. Black should have simply attempted to exchange queens with 18...Qf7. It would not necessarily have been enough to save the game, but maybe he could retain drawing chances. A BIG MAYBE.
Jul-23-06  virtuex: Thank you chessfriends for your replies..
Jul-23-06  RandomVisitor: 2: Green ValentineJuly23 - J Robey, London 1862


click for larger view

Analysis by Rybka 2.1 mp:

1. = (-0.05): 18...Nh7 19.Qe2 b5 20.Nh5 Rab8 21.Qg2 Kh8 22.b4 Bb6 23.Nxg7 Qxg7 24.Qxg7+ Kxg7 25.Bxh6+

2. = (0.00): 18...b5 19.Qg4 bxc4 20.Rh5 Nh7 21.Rxh6 Nf6 22.Rxf6 Qxf6 23.Bg5 Qf7 24.0-0-0 Qd7 25.Rh1

(, 23.07.2006)

Jul-23-06  RandomVisitor: <CapablancaFan>Perhaps Black's position is not saveable by move 19.

The above 24-ply analysis suggests that Black can stay engaged in the game with 18...b5 or 18...Nh7.

Jul-23-06  CapablancaFan: <RandomVisitor> 18...Nh7? The only thing that line shows is that black has been relegated to waiting moves. White simply continues with 19.Bd2 with 20.0-0-0 to follow and white's queen rook enters the game with full effect.
Jul-23-06  JustWoodshifting: I usually look at the moves from 12 to 16, where most blunders occur. Here, however, Black's 6.--- a6 is somewhat suspect. How about 6.---- Kt-c6 or 6.---- Kt-f6 ?
Jul-23-06  RandomVisitor: Rybka sees this after 18...Nh7 19.Bd2:
2: Green ValentineJuly23 - J Robey, London 1862


click for larger view

Analysis by Rybka 2.1 mp:

1. = (0.00): 19...Qf7 20.Qe2 b5 21.Nh5 Kh8 22.Qf3 Rg8 23.0-0-0 bxc4 24.Rdf1 a5 25.f6 g6 26.Bxh6

(, 23.07.2006)

Feb-14-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Queen block is the only move, I believe (other than the usual draw and resign).
Feb-14-13  ossipossi: Rating... about 1800 ELO of today I suppose?!
Jul-10-16  thegoldenband: The song's title "Bein' Green", and the trademark lyric is "It's not easy being green".

It's not "It ain't easy being green", or "It isn't easy being green".

Jul-10-16  offramp: <thegoldenband: The song's title "Bein' Green", and the trademark lyric is "It's not easy being green". It's not "It ain't easy being green", or "It isn't easy being green".>

Correct. Kermit Pransky, as an Alumni of Sesame Street, would not have made such a solecism.

The worldwide pun drought continues, with puns being reused from 10 years ago. Please, help us end this famine by texting $5 to User: offramp and soon NEW puns might be on their way!

Jul-10-16  jith1207: <Offramp> You are a "'Pun'ch"a thanthra.
Jul-10-16  morfishine: Valentine is Heartless
Jul-10-16  offramp: 𝄤𝅗𝅥 I'll𝅘𝅥see 𝅘𝅥𝅮you 𝅘𝅥𝅯someday 𝅘𝅥𝅰on𝅗𝅥Valentine 𝅘𝅥Green! 𝅘𝅥𝅮LOL! 𝅘𝅥𝅯 𝅘𝅥𝅰
Jul-10-16  ajile: The simple 18..Qf7 also seems to virtually equalize. 18..Nf7? is inexplicable IMO.
Jul-11-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: White wins this one off a crucial cross check.
search thread:   
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 2 OF 2 ·  Later Kibitzing>

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.


NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
doguhan2002's favorite games
by doguhan2002
Vienna Game: Anderssen Def (C25) 1-0 Bxh6, BxB, Bh6#!
from Bxh6 or Bxh3 or Nxh6 or Nxh3. You get the idea. by fredthebear
Vienna Game: Anderssen Def (C25) 1-0 Bxh6, BxB, Bh6#!
from Hammer the 3rd/6th some more by fredthebear
July 10: It Isn't Easy Beating Green
from Game of the Day 2016 by Phony Benoni
Amusing
by lonchaney
7/10 It isn't easy being green.
from Games of the day for 2016. by truepacifism
Vienna Game: Anderssen Def (C25) 1-0 Bxh6, BxB, Bh6#!
from Decoy to, Deflect from, Remove Fredthebear 4 by trh6upsz
Romantic Chess
by greatdane
7/10 It isn't easy being green.
from Games of the day for 2016. by Jaredfchess
July 24: It Isn't Easy Beating Green
from Game of the Day 2006 by Phony Benoni
London 1862
by sneaky pete

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | 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 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC