chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Darren P Wheeler vs John M Emms
"Dial Emms for Murder" (game of the day Oct-22-2013)
7th Dubai Open Chess Championship (2005), Nottingham ENG, rd 7, Apr-09
Sicilian Defense: McDonnell Attack. Tal Gambit (B21)  ·  0-1

ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

explore this opening
find similar games 388 more games of J Emms
sac: 22...Nxd3+ PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: Premium members can see a list of all games that they have seen recently at their Game History Page.

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
Dec-18-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  al wazir: One brilliant move after another from 19...Ne4+ on, none of them obvious.
Jan-03-06  safar: Is not 26....Qb2 checkmate??
Jan-03-06  olav dalkeith: Hi safar! How can 26....Qb2 be checkmate if it isn't even check?
Oct-22-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Well played John Emms. No moves were telegraphed. Very good game and a good pun.
Oct-22-13  Jim Bartle: A nice 1950s companion to my "Anatoly of a Murder," Karpov vs Bronstein, 1971? My only pun ever...
Oct-22-13  kkdogg: Oh, very tricky. 30. Qd8+ can be met with Re8 discovered check.
Oct-22-13  waustad: <jim>The only one they took isn't the only pun. They have to 1.) get it and 2.) feel like voting for it. How many of the folks who vote for them also are the ones represented? I don't know but I did one with a legal joke to hope that the lawyer amongst us who is very well represented would vote for it.
Oct-22-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  MarkThornton: Darren Wheeler set out, in principled fashion, to prove that White could grab 2 pawns in the opening. John Emms proved him wrong. This may well be a critically important game for the opening line 1.e4 c5 2.f4 <d5>.
Oct-22-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Check It Out: <Jim> That's a worthy pun.

Nice game here. Not only does Emms give up two pawns early on he sacs a knight to get his rooks doubled on the 7th rank. Gutsy play.

I played an otb 5 minute blitz against Emms once. At least the game went 34 moves or so...

Oct-22-13  King Sacrificer: Where has white gone wrong? <18. Re1> instead of <18. Qe5> looks better i guess. Black queen at <b6> does a good job of supporting the sixth rank, eyeing d4 and letting <Rd8>. White shouldn't take on d4-pawn.
Oct-22-13  migratedlamb: <Where has white gone wrong?> 29.Ne2?? is probably the most obvious blunder which ended up costing White the game. Instead he needed to respond 29.♖e2, which allows flight squares for his King.

I think it would have been smoother for Black to have played 26...♖xa2, instead of 26...♖xg2, with the threat of 27...Rf1 to follow.


click for larger view

According to Shredder, it gave 27.♘c3 losing but gives 27.♘d6 instead with 28.♘f7 as completely equal.

Oct-22-13  Moszkowski012273: 21...Nc5 looks like an example of making a game more complicated than it has to be. The simpler ...Qxd4 22.Nxd4,Rd6 is an easier path to victory.
Oct-22-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: a fine finish!
Oct-22-13  Moszkowski012273: And yes if one move had to be chosen as losing, my vote would be the passive 27.Nc3 instead of the (with correct play) drawing 27.Nd6...
Oct-22-13  hellopolgar: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dial_M...
Oct-22-13  Kikoman: position after 29...Rxe2


click for larger view

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.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Tal Gambit
from Anti-Sicilians by Patca63
tal gambit
from DrChopper's good games 4 by DrChopper
0ZeR0's Favorite Games Volume 7
by 0ZeR0
Chapter 4: Opening Play (Game 52)
from John Emms: Survival Guide to Competitive Chess by nakul1964
Game 51
from Survival Guide to Competitive Chess (Emms) by isfsam
Game 51
from Survival Guide to Competitive Chess (Emms) by Qindarka
good tactic
by hartkoka
MKD's Sicilian Defense Black 2
by MKD
Chapter 4: Opening Play (Game 52)
from John Emms: Survival Guide to Competitive Chess by nakul1964
October 22: Dial Emms for Murder
from Game of the Day 2013 by Phony Benoni
Tal Gambit
from Anti-Sicilians by KingG
Sicilian Def: McDonnell Attack 5.BxBd7+ QxB Tai G.(B21) 1/2-1/2
from Sic McDonnell & GPA f4, Bb5 Fredthebear's Hive by fredthebear
Chapter 4: Opening Play (Game 52)
from John Emms: Survival Guide to Competitive Chess by cu8sfan
Chapter 4: Opening Play (Game 52)
from John Emms: Survival Guide to Competitive Chess by Patca63

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