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

Assem Abdel Razik Afifi vs Alexander Beliavsky
Tunis Interzonal (1985), Tunis TUN, rd 15, May-??
English Opening: Agincourt Defense. Agincourt Variation (A13)  ·  0-1

ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 9 times; par: 32 [what's this?]

explore this opening
find similar games 1 more A A R Afifi/Beliavsky game
sac: 14...Nxh2 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 3 ·  Later Kibitzing>
Oct-21-06  percyblakeney: My Shredder 9 has 14. ... Nd4 as 3 pawns up after looking at it for a minute, and has it as the best move for black. But if you play out a few moves Nxh2 scores better, some lines are hard to find though. One possible continuation is <14. ... Nxh2 15. Rg1 0-0-0 16. Nc3 Qc5 17. Rh1 Nd4 18. Rb1 Nc2+ 19. Kd1 Ne3+ 20. Ke1 Ng2+ 21. Kd1 Nf3 22. exf3 Qf2> and white is two pieces up but will lose the queen (after Qe5 Ne3+ Qxe3 Qxe3):


click for larger view

Oct-21-06  rigel1503: <What happens after 14...Nd4 15. Qxh8+ Ke7; 16. Qxh7, defending the c2 square?>

In that case what about 16. ... Rh8 reoffering the remaining rook? White cannot maintain his Queen on the b1-h7 diagonal to cover c2

Oct-21-06  percyblakeney: <and white is two pieces up> Make that one piece...
Oct-21-06  percyblakeney: <What happens after 14...Nd4 15. Qxh8+ Ke7; 16. Qxh7>

The problem after Ke7 is that white in many lines can play Qh4+, picking up the g4 knight. If <14. ... Nd4 15. Qxh8+> black should play <Kd7> to avoid this. After <Qxh7> black can then play <Qg2> with mate threat, to be followed by <Nxh2> and white's <Qxf7+> will be followed by <Kc6>. I'd never see such lines in a real game and think 14. ... Nd4 was a much "safer" win...

Oct-21-06  percyblakeney: <In that case what about 16. ... Rh8 reoffering the remaining rook?>

Looks good, even if white's 17. Nc3 seems to keep him alive.

Oct-21-06  rigel1503: well actually, white has one try in maintaining cover for c2, but black can still come out on top: 14. Qxg7 Nd4 15. Qxh8+ Ke7 16. Qxh7 Rh8 17. Nc3!? Rxh7 18. Nxd5+ exd5 19. Kd1 Rxh2 20. e3 Nf2+ 21. Ke1 Nc2+ 22. Ke2 Nd3+ 23. Kf3 Nxa1---IF 21. Rxf2 then 21. ... Rh1+ 22. Rf1 Rxf1# However, when all is said and done, Beliavsky 14. Nxh2!! is the strongest
Oct-21-06  TrueBlue: 22 e3 not best defence I think ....
Oct-21-06  ahmadov: One can see with a naked eye that 16.Qxa8 was wrong. The white was just greedy without heeding coming dangers.
Oct-21-06  GufeldStudent: If Qxh7 then Rh8. the queen is either trapped or the mate still happens on c2
Oct-21-06  GufeldStudent: Oh, then Nc3. Yeah, Nd4 does not work.
Oct-21-06  KOCCMOHAYT: adolf andersen or that kind oh player. Piece of art
Oct-22-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: A classic two rook sac and king hunt. In 1985! Always good to see both!
May-26-07  Zorts: Why didn't white play 22.Rxh2?
May-28-07  Halfpricemidge: 22.Rxh2 is winning for white, causing black's king-hunt to backfire. Black, however could've moved 19...Qxf2!!
May-28-07  spin: if 22. Rxh2, then 22... Nxa5+ (not a possibility in the game because of the Rook attacking the queen) and either 23.Kxa5 or 23.Kc5 will be followed with mate.
May-29-07  Zorts: <Spin 22...Nxa5+> Excellent! Didn't see that-thanx for the analysis.
Jun-28-07  Halfpricemidge: Correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't 13.Nd3+ win much faster?, about 5 moves thereafter?
Jun-28-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  SwitchingQuylthulg: <Halfpricemidge: Correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't 13...Nd3+ win much faster?, about 5 moves thereafter?> An interesting idea. After 14.exd3 cxd3 15.Qxg7? Qg2 16.Nc3 Nb4 there is a forced mate (computer line): 17.Qxh8+ Ke7 18.Nd5+ exd5 19.Qe5+ Kd7 20.Qf5+ Kc6 and White can do nothing. Even 21.Qxd3 Nxd3+ 22.Kd1 Qxf1+ 23.Kc2 Nb4+ 24.Kb3 Qc4+ 25.Ka4 Nc2+ 26.b4 Qxb4# is a mate.

However, White seems to be saved by the defensive 15.Na3! While Black still has a lot of compensation for the piece, and might well be better, the attack doesn't crush through directly.

Jun-29-07  Zorts: Thanx for the analysis but what about 13...Nd3+ 14.exd3 cxd3 15.Qxg7 Qe4+!! 16.Kf2 Nd4 17.Qxh8+ Kd7 18.Qxa8 Qf3+! 19.Kg1 Ne2# ?
Jun-29-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  SwitchingQuylthulg: <Zorts> Doesn't work. White has no need to take both rooks: 18.Nc3 instead of Qxa8 seems to leave him with an advantage. And 17.Nc3 is even stronger. So, it's 15...Qe4+? (and 16...Nd4??) instead of '...Qe4+!!' and 15...Qg2! is the right move.
Jun-29-07  Zorts: <SwitchingQuylthelg> You are correct, 15...Qg2! in response to 15.Qxg7, very cool game and analysis.
Dec-09-08  dwavechess: 21/26 Beliavsky`s moves concur with Rybka 3 at 3 minutes per move.
Dec-09-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chessdreamer: The moves 24.Kd4 Nhf3+ 25.Rxf3 Nxf3+ 26.Ke4 Qd5# were not played, White resigned after 23...Qb5+.
Dec-11-08  dwavechess: Thanks, I didnt know.How do you know?
Jan-05-09  WhiteRook48: I'm a bit crazy, but how about continuing with 26. Kc3?
Jump to page #    (enter # from 1 to 3)
search thread:   
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 2 OF 3 ·  Later Kibitzing>
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is 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, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any gratuitous name-calling of any members—including Admin and Owners—or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. 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: 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, 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 at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.

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?]
shakespeare's favorite games
by shakespeare
64idi0t's flank_&_english
by 64idi0t
14...? (Saturday, October 21)
from POTD English by takchess
English Opening: Agincourt Defense. Agincourt Variation
from MKD's Favourite Games by MKD
Double Rook sac...
from Collections in Idleness 1 by xajik
Black 14?..
from Guess The Move l by Ercan
Beliavsky plays give-away in brilliant fashion
from A Players Announced to Fredthebear's Audience by Patca63
Beliavsky plays give-away in brilliant fashion
from A B C Players 21st Century by fredthebear
Double Rook sac...
from Collections in Idleness 1 by kishchess
Beliavsky !
from Games Rybka likes! by dwavechess
14...? (Saturday, October 21)
from Puzzle of the Day 2006 by Phony Benoni
Check mate II
by popski
English, Agincourt Defense (A13) 0-1 Dbl Rook Sac, K walk
from Walk the King, Feel the Sting; Fredthebear Thing by fredthebear
Double Rook sac...
from Collections in Idleness 1 by Trigonometrist
Tactics - 1
by obrit
Two rooks for a king? Sure!
from Amazing Masterpieces in Chess by DerrickcoJotin
More games I don't want to forget
by SwitchingQuylthulg
Double rook sac leads to stunning Q+2N king hunt
from Wild games by YouRang


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 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC