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Klaus Bischoff vs Jesus Nogueiras
"Bischoff's Bishop" (game of the day Jan-18-2009)
Capablanca mem Elite 33rd (1998), Havana CUB, rd 11, May-22
English Opening: Anglo-Slav Variation. General (A11)  ·  1-0

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Feb-09-05  BadTemper: How does nobody comment on this game???? This game contains IMO one of the top 5 most beautiful moves of all time. Does nobody know about it? 38. Qxh7 that is.
Apr-17-08  addiction to chess: 38.Qxh7+!! is one of the most amazing, great and beautiful moves in HISTORY!
Jul-13-08  ravel5184: Can somebody please tell me what IMO stands for?
Jul-13-08  Alphastar: <ravel5184> IMO = in my opinion
Jul-13-08  ravel5184: Thank you!
Jul-13-08
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  whiteshark: IMO sea http://www.imo.org/
Jan-18-09  TheChessGuy: 31.Bxg7! is an excellent sacrifice. Black can't really consider accepting it- the dark squares around his king become weak quite fast. 38.Qxh7+!! is icing on the cake and makes for a great looking final position. It's not often that Kc1 is followed by resignation!
Jan-18-09  Extremophile: one of the most ridiculous queen sacrifices have ever seen!
Jan-18-09  patzer of patzers: Most of the moves in this game scare me half to death, but the ending is without a doubt one of the most beautiful finishes I've ever seen in chess. The bishop sacrifice confuses me--could someone provide a continuation or tell me whether 31...Kxg7 32.Qb2+ Kg8 33.Qf6 works out?
Jan-18-09  mosh: What about (39)...Rg7? Does it obviously loose?
Jan-18-09  DwayneMeller: I just want <addictiontochess> to know I'm enjoying hisorher collection<The Greatest Games of All Time 2> ...don't come here that often but I'll be getting back to it soon though...thanks for assembling it.
Jan-18-09  UnsoundHero: On 31...Kxg7 32 Qb2+ Kg8 33 h6! forces mate.
Jan-18-09  Avarus: 12.g4 This is the kind of french defense position I try to get into! It makes me think that 10..e4 was an error.

14.h4 A move for attack. I would have tried to play it like Petrosian with 14.Nd1!? with the idea to answer 14..b5 15.c5 Bc7 16.a3! closing the queenside and white has all the play.

Jan-18-09
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  Richard Taylor: Yes a great game - I saved it as I play the English (and the Q sac is great) by Bischoff - he is just now playing here in New Zealand at the Queenstown Classic International Tournament.
Jan-18-09
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  Richard Taylor: Here is the link there are live games - and also cross tables etc

http://www.newzealandchess.co.nz/qu...

Jan-18-09
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  Sneaky: Another jaw-dropping game from Cuba involving Jesus Nogueiras. (The other game being J Nogueiras vs M Gongora, 2001.) Funny to see Noguerias on both the winning and the losing side of two different "modern immortals."

As far as sacs go, Qxh7+ is a nice sac yes, but not too hard to imagine it winning. I wouldn't go comparing it to ...Qg3!! from S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912 or anything of that magnitude.

Indeed, it's that little bishop on b2 that makes the whole combination click.

Jan-18-09  computer chess guy: In the final position, Rybka 3 suggests Black is not quite lost: 40 .. ♖a7 41. gxh7+ ♔xh7 42. ♖g7+ ♖xg7 43. hxg7 and White has a much superior endgame but Black has the queening square covered so there is no immediate win. But I wouldn't want to defend it against a GM.
Jan-18-09  AxelBoldt: Can black fight on with 40...Ra7 41.gxh7+ Kxh7 42.Rg7+ Rxg7 43.hxg7+ Kg6?
Jan-18-09  Nietzowitsch: <AxelBoldt: Can black fight on with <40...Ra7 41.gxh7+ Kxh7 42.Rg7+ Rxg7 43.hxg7+ Kg6?>>


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Jan-18-09  WhiteRook48: nice game of the day.
Jan-18-09  eightbyeight: According to www.xs4all.nl/~timkr/chess/fant100.htm, 38.Qxh7+ is the tenth greatest move ever played.
Jan-18-09  Granny O Doul: Link fix: http://www.xs4all.nl/~timkr/chess/f...
Jan-18-09  vanthanh42: Very nice game !!!
Jan-18-09  xrt999: from the opening development with tension on c4, white castling queenside and placing the rooks on g and h, you can feel white just owning this game right from the get-go; as if he played 1.c4 knowing that his opponent would maintain the tension and go kingside. White's bishops and queen are slicing into black's kingside, and black really has nothing to pin his hopes on except for maybe a run on the a file.

I really like 12.h4! Black has no response, as if he didnt see it coming. These brutal pawns and rooks are unstoppable.

White maintains the tension waiting for black to offer an entry and here it is 29.e6! Beautiful.

Jan-18-09
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  jessicafischerqueen: You'd think <Jesus> would be able to beat a <Bishop>.

This makes the <Bishop's> achievement all the more miraculous, IMO.

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