chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Krum Georgiev vs Constantin Ionescu
Chess Olympiad (1986), Dubai UAE, rd 13, Nov-29
Sicilian Defense: French Variation. Westerinen Attack (B40)  ·  1-0

ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 6 times; par: 96 [what's this?]

explore this opening
find similar games 225 more games of Krum Georgiev
sac: 21.Bxh7+ PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can step through the moves by clicking the < and > buttons, but it's much easier to simply use the left and right arrow keys on your keyboard.

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
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 2 OF 3 ·  Later Kibitzing>
Dec-02-07  walker: See this game...
Krum Georgiev vs Kasparov, 1980
Dec-02-07  rigel1503: For the record, the move I considered was 21. Ncd5!? One example variation I ran on a GNUChess Engine went as follows. I am not saying this is the be all and end all, just that it illustrates the wild interesting variations possible here

21. Ncd5 exd5 22. Nf5 Nxf5 23. Bxf5 Bb4 24. e6 Bxe1 25. exf7+ Bxf7 26. Bxh7+ Kxh7 27. Rxf7 d4 28. Qh5+ Kg8 29. Bxd4 Ne5 30. Rxg7+ Kxg7 31. Bxe5+ Kf8 32. Bxb8 Rxb8 33. Qf5+ Ke7 34. Qe5+ Kd7 35. Qxe1 Rf8.

Have to go to bed now. Might analyse this more later

Dec-02-07  znprdx: Hilarious, barely serious. More crazy, than insane. My first impression of this position was that it came from a Random 360 array. Black's less than brilliant 'do nothing' strategy implodes after the ridiculous Qb8 while White explodes immediately with the simple e5. After the knight retreat 21. Bxh7+ and there must be a dozen ways to win....Kxh7[B]22.Qh5+ Kg8. Here I like 23.Rf6 (hardly 'a bolt from the blue' in this case) g7x f6[R] 24.Qg4+ Bg7 25. Ne4 and at 10 ply I'm lost: _________fill in the blank, after 26.Ng4: box the pieces.

No doubt when I look, my choice of move order may not be very efficient, but I found this position of little interest compared to most of this weeks problems, many which were far more challenging.

Dec-02-07  znprdx: <dzechiel:... Rf6 was an idea to prevent the f-pawn from advancing. As ideas go, it was probably the worst.> Of course certainly not on move 21. >see my post< but here is the point: <alan11:.... How can a puzzle take 30 moves?> As for <rigel1503: Us mere mortals over the board would have misplayed the attack and allowed Black to win, as there are so many pitfalls for white.> You may be right... as a teaching position it is priceless...but the odds are clearly in White's favor regardless of the sequence chosen. Of course the computers by now have been crashing on this one - and with the worst of luck someone will find either a more efficent way for White or even an actual defense for Black - which will be no doubt entertaining, but unlikely to be of any little real (applicable) value either way. For a better use of one’s precious time – here is what is happening in the real world of Chess http://cup2007.fide.com/tfd/tfd.asp
Dec-02-07  futonchild: I feel like an idiot, but why not 26...fxg4 ? I can't find the threat.
Dec-02-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  benveniste: Wow. I got up to move 24 where I tried Qf3, not knowing if I was ahead or behind. Georgiev's moves 24 through 27 take this game into the brilliancy category.

I think 27. ... Bxf6 works out a little better for Black, but in every line I tried Black still ends up losing his queen for a rook or bishop+knight to stop mate.

Dec-02-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  Peligroso Patzer: Very unusual version of the Bxh7+ sacrifice. This was really a prolonged speculative attack, not a combination. The classification of the puzzle as “Insane” may be an understatement.

In the position after 30. … Kf8, White is down a whole Rook in material. 31. Ba3+ initiates a nice forced sequence that wins Queen and pawn for minor piece, yielding White a decisive material advantage. That position would make a good mid-week puzzle, IMO.

Dec-02-07  MrSpock: <futonchild: why not 26...fxg4?> 27. e6! game over.
Dec-02-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  playground player: Bxh7+ was obvious, and it seems to me that no matter what Black does, he's in a world of hurt after that.
Dec-02-07  RandomVisitor: After 20...Nd7


click for larger view

Rybkav2.3.2a.x64: 22-ply

1. (1.16): 21.Bxh7+ Kxh7 22.Ne4 Kg8 23.Ng5 g6 24.Ng4 Nf5 25.Rxf5 exf5 26.Qf2 Be7 27.Nf6+ <Bxf6> 28.exf6 Qd6 29.Qh4 Nxf6 30.Ne4 fxe4 31.Bxf6 Qxf6 32.Qxf6 Bc6 33.h4 Rd7 34.h5 gxh5 35.Qg5+ Kf8 36.Rf1 Re8 37.Qxh5 Re6 38.Qh8+ Ke7 39.Qg7 Kd6 40.Rxf7

2. (0.39): 21.Ne4 Ng6 22.Ng4 b5 23.cxb5 Qxb5 24.Qe3 Bc5 25.Qh3 Bb4 26.Rd1 Qe2 27.Bd4 Ndf8 28.Ne3 Bc6 29.Ng5

3. (0.39): 21.Ng4 Ng6 22.Ne4 b5 23.cxb5 Qxb5 24.Qe3 Bc5 25.Qh3 Bb4 26.Rd1 Qe2 27.Bd4 Ndf8 28.Ne3 Bc6 29.Ng5

Dec-02-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  Jimfromprovidence: <Benveniste> <I think 27. ... Bxf6 works out a little better for Black, but in every line I tried Black still ends up losing his queen for a rook or bishop+knight to stop mate.>

I found this line to be a strong alternative for black. After 27… Bxf6 then 28 exf6 Nxf6 29 bxf6 (white cannot play Qh4 because Nh5 blocks it and white loses a piece). 29…Qd6 30 Ne4! fxe4 31 Qh4 Qxf6 (preventing mate) 32 Qxf6 Bc6.

Black is down just a queen vs. rook and bishop and has a good passed pawn.


click for larger view

That's not an easy win, is it?

Dec-02-07  Samagonka: For some reason, I just don't like this game..all this back and forth rearrangements in the back ranks by both players reminds me of a beginner's unconfident approach!
Dec-02-07  CaptGeorge: None of my candidate moves seemed strong enough to win. Stumped me.
Dec-02-07  A.G. Argent: <DukeAlba>
Saturday was Anand v. J. Van der Wiel - , Wiik aan Zee '89
Dec-02-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  Calli: Wouldn't 24.Qf3, with the idea Qh3-Qh7, be faster? For instance, 24...Nf5 25.Qh3 Bg7 26.Qh7+ Kf8 27.Ba3+ Nc5 28.Ne4
Dec-02-07  tallinn: I continued with 24. Qg4 Bh6 25. Nxe6 and got a winning position after Rc6 26 Nxd8 Qxd8 27. e6 Rxe6 28. Qd4 f6 29. Ng4 Rxe1 30. Nxh6+ Kg7 31. Rxe1 Nc6 (Kxh6 Qe3+) against Fritz.

Underlines both the strong and speculative nature of Bxh7+.

Dec-02-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Why not (the killer-move) <26.e6!!> to top it all ?


click for larger view

Dec-02-07  willyfly: Cool looking position - 21 ♗xh7+ and show me the rest

-----
good guess

Dec-02-07  znprdx: <whiteshark: 26.e6> You should get the brilliancy prize - the actual text is rather feeble by comparison. Of course I'm not convinced that Kg8 was forced - surely at least f6. This is why I chose the more matter of fact approach - blocading the 'f' file, once the queen had h5. I'm pleased so many agree that this study is somewhat not up to standard....

Dec-02-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  Jimfromprovidence: I’ll play devil’s advocate with these variations by replacing the proposed lines with highlighted better alternatives for black. (For review).

<Calli> <Wouldn't 24.Qf3, with the idea Qh3-Qh7, be faster? For instance, 24...Nf5 25.Qh3 Bg7 26.Qh7+ Kf8 27.Ba3+ Nc5 28.Ne4>

24...Nf5 25.Qh3 <<Bh6>>

<tallinn> <I continued with 24. Qg4 Bh6 25. Nxe6 and got a winning position after Rc6 26 Nxd8 Qxd8 27. e6 Rxe6 28. Qd4 f6 29. Ng4 Rxe1 30. Nxh6+ Kg7 31. Rxe1 Nc6 (Kxh6 Qe3+) against Fritz.>

24. Qg4 <<Bg7>> 25. Nxe6 <<Bxe5>>

<whiteshark> <Why not (the killer-move) 26.e6!! to top it all ?>

What about after 26…. Qf4 ?

Dec-02-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <Jimfromprovidence: <whiteshark> <Why not (the killer-move) 26.e6!! to top it all ?> What about after 26…. Qf4 ? >

After <26.e6 Qf4 27.exd7> and if

<27...Qxg4 28.Qe5 Qh5 29.dxc8Q Rxc8 30.Ne6!>


click for larger view

or if
<27...fxg4 28.dxc8Q Rxc8 29.Ne4!>, e.g. <29...Be7 30.Rf1 Qh6 31.Nf2>


click for larger view

and 32... Nxg4

Dec-02-07  stanleys: Another beautiful game from Krum - hope to see it the database soon:

[Event "Paris NAO GM 2nd"]
[Site "Paris"]
[Date "2003.06.20"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Vachier Lagrave,Maxime"]
[Black "Georgiev,Krum"]
[Result "0-1"]
[Eco "B80"]
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 Nf6 4.Nc3 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Bd7 6.g3 Nc6 7.Bg2 e6 8.Nde2 Rc8 9.0-0 Ne5 10.h3 h5 11.b3 h4 12.g4 Nfxg4 13.f4 Qb6+ 14.Kh1 Ne3 15.Bxe3 Qxe3 16.fxe5 Rxc3 17.Rf3 Qxf3 18.Bxf3 Rxf3 19.Qd4 Bc6 20.Kg2 Rf5 21.exd6 Rh6 22.Kh2 Rg6 23.exf5 Rg2+ 24.Kh1 Rg6+ 25.Kh2 Rg2+ 26.Kh1 Rg4+ 27.Kh2 Rxd4 28.Nxd4 Bxd6+ 29.Kg1 Bc5 30.c3 e5 31.Re1 f6 32.Kf1 Bd7 33.b4 Bb6 34.Ne6 g6 35.c4 gxf5 36.c5 Bxe6 37.cxb6 axb6 38.a4 f4 39.Kf2 Ke7 40.a5 bxa5 41.bxa5 Kd6 42.Rb1 Bd5 43.Rb6+ Bc6 44.a6 bxa6 45.Rxa6 e4 46.Ra5 Bd5 47.Ra7 Ke5 48.Ra4 f5 49.Ra7 f3 50.Rh7 f4 51.Re7+ Kd4 52.Rd7 e3+ 53.Kf1 Ke5 0-1

Dec-02-07  minasina: "Sicilian Defense: French Variation. Westerinen Attack" Westerinen Attack? Is it Heikki M J Westerinen and why?
Dec-02-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  Calli: <Jimfromprovidence> 24...Nf5 25.Qh3 <<Bh6>> 26.Rxf5 Bxg5 27.Rxg5 and with Nf5 or Nd5 in the air. Black can't last too long.
Dec-02-07  DarthStapler: I kept looking at Bxh7+ Kxh7 Qh5+ Kg8 Rf3
Jump to page #    (enter # from 1 to 3)
search thread:   
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 2 OF 3 ·  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?]
21.? (December 2, 2007)
from Sunday Puzzles, 2004-2010 by Jaredfchess
paulsonfrenchy's favorite games
by paulsonfrenchy
21 b sac
from TacticalArchives by villasinian
pf1450's favorite games
by pf1450
49. Qe6+!
from Double Attack by patzer2
49. Qe6+!
from Double Attack by trh6upsz
21W. Lxh7+ phantastic
from chgames dagopgaven by Q. Voorstander
21. Bxh7+!!
from Demolition of Pawn Structure: Sac on h7 (h2) by Jaredfchess
21 b sac
from Kash Kab of Kalamazoo by fredthebear
brilliant attack white,21.
from coralsea's favorite games by coralsea
21.? (Sunday, December 2)
from POTD Sicilian Defense 1 by takchess
21.? (December 2, 2007)
from Sunday Puzzles, 2004-2010 by Phony Benoni
21. Bxh7+!!
from Demolition of Pawn Structure: Sac on h7 (h2) by Baby Hawk
El Sagrado
from Claustro Catafobia by binshkeerfortt
21.? is indeed of insane difficulty
from Bulgarian Prowess by Viewer Deluxe
21 b sac
from TacticalArchives by trh6upsz
five pairs of pieces next to each other-a sixth very close
from unique themes :fourth division by kevin86
White to win move 21
from Fluxcapacitor's favorite games by Fluxcapacitor
Sic 1-0 23 drag.BRA!
from xfer's favorite games2007 by xfer

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 2001-2020, Chessgames Services LLC