Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Camilla Baginskaite vs Ana-Cristina Calotescu
Turin Olympiad (Women) (2006), Turin ITA, rd 4, May-24
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. General (E91)  ·  1-0



explore this opening
find similar games 211 more games of C Baginskaite
sac: 26.Nxg5 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: To flip the board (so black is on the bottom) press the "I" key on your keyboard.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-19-06  notyetagm: White To Play: 32 ?

click for larger view

Black has just blundered with 32 ... ♘xb3?, totally missing White's threat.

White would like to play ♖f6-f8#, a rook and bishop mate. Only the Black g7-knight prevents this, by <BLOCKING> the diagonal h6-f8 of the White h6-bishop.

So the Black g7-knight is <PINNED> to the h6-f8 diagonal. Then which Black piece defends the e8-square? None! The e8-square is undefended because the Black g7-knight cannot go there, since that would allow the aforementioned rook and bishop mate.

<The defensive power of a pinned piece is merely illusory, Nimzowitsch said.> The Black g7-knight, pinned to the h6-f8 diagonal, only pretends to defend the e8-square.

Note that the Black g7-knight has two ways of meeting the threat of ♖f6-f8#. The knight can stay on g7 where it <BLOCKS> the h6-f8 diagonal. -Or- it can move to the e6-square, from where it <DEFENDS> the f8-mating focal point. So the Black g7-knight, in order to meet the rook and bishop mate threat against f8, must stay on g7 or go to e6. But there is no way the Black g7-knight can meet the mating threat if it goes to e8, so it -cannot- go to e8.

32 ♖e8+! ♘xe8 33 ♖f8#

Jun-19-06  notyetagm: 26 ♘xg5! since <BLOCKADERS DO NOT DEFEND, THEY BLOCKADE>. The Black f6-pawn must <BLOCKADE> the White f5-pawn to stop the <PAWN FORK> f5-f6. Hence the Black f6-pawn cannot also defend the Black g5-pawn since it must stay put on the f6-blockading square.

26 ♘xg5! fxg5 27 f6

Jun-19-06  notyetagm: With 6 ... ♗g4 and 7 ... ♘fd7, Black is actually playing a Reversed KIA! That is, this line is what White can play in the KIA can confronted witht the Reversed KID.
Aug-26-06  watergun7: This is actually a black line that white can play in "reversed" KID, otherwise known as KIA... lol. Not the other way round!

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.
  8. Do not degrade Chessgames or any of it's staff/volunteers.

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, 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?]
32 Re8+! Black g7-knight pinned to h6-f8 cannot also defend e8
from Pins! Exploit every pin!!! by notyetagm
Black plays a Reversed KIA with 6 ... Bg4 and 7 ... Nfd7
from KIA rules by notyetagm
Black plays a Reversed KIA with 6 ... Bg4 and 7 ... Nfd7
from KIA rules by Patca63
32 Re8+! Black g7-knight pinned to h6-f8 cannot also defend e8
from Pins! Exploit every pin!!! by trh6upsz

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 2001-2023, Chessgames Services LLC