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Nigel Rodney Davies vs The World
Vote Chess Match (2008) (exhibition),, rd 1, Mar-10
English Opening: King's English Variation. General (A20)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Nov-29-08  Ladolcevita: So basically,the World,here means"a mixture of various engines"
Jan-16-09  Mate Hunter: 32. Nxf6 and White stands significantly better...
Jan-17-09  RandomVisitor: After 18.Qd2:

[+0.58] d=21 <18...Ree8> 19.Rae1 Rxe1 20.Rxe1 Ne5 21.Bxb7 Re8 22.Bg2 d5 23.Nc3 dxc4 24.d4 Nfxg4 25.hxg4 Nxg4 26.Kh3 Rxe1 27.Qxe1 Bxf5 28.Nxf5 Qxf5 29.Qe8 Kh7 30.Qe4 Nf2 31.Kg3 Nxe4 32.Bxe4 Qxe4 33.Nxe4 Kg6 (4:42.28) 1015286kN

[+0.70] d=19 18...Ne5 19.Ne4 Rxe4 20.Bxe4 Nxe4 21.dxe4 Nxc4 22.Qd5 Nb6 23.Qd3 a6 24.Nc3 Qe8 25.Qd4 Nd7 26.Rad1 Rd8 27.a3 b5 28.b4 Ne5 29.f6 c6 30.fxg7 Kxg7 31.Ne2 (1:59.17) 466408kN

Jan-19-09  WhiteRook48: wow, why are there so many annotations there?
Jan-21-09  WhiteRook48: and why the repetition?
Jan-24-09  WhiteRook48: the annotations mess up the game
Feb-03-09  WhiteRook48: some of the annotations are obvious
Feb-03-09  shr0pshire: No disrespect to GM Davies, because I have a lot of respect for his chess abilities. But I have seen him on one or two correspondence servers, and he does not seem to be quite as strong in correspondence as he is in over the board chess.

But here he played a strong game. Well done to both sides.

Feb-13-09  WhiteRook48: wait, he managed to draw the world?
Feb-15-09  WhiteRook48: error annotation on 9. h3
How can white play g2-g4 when his pawn is already on g3?
Feb-22-09  WhiteRook48: no wonder all the annotation was in English!
Feb-24-09  whatthefat: I'm surprised White wasn't able to win this one after Black blundered the exchange. It seems White wasted valuable time with incorrect rook placement (putting them first on e1 and d1, when clearly a rook was needed on the c-file).

And good lord these annotations are unnecessary. <Of course the only choice here, black must regain the Bishop.> Jesus...

Feb-24-09  MaxxLange: well, some people want an "explanation for every move" game annotation, and here it is

the Ne5 was very strong after the loss of the Ox

Feb-25-09  swarmoflocusts: We really, really did not need annotation for every single move.

"Black must block the check."


Feb-28-09  WhiteRook48: 16...Rxe3
"Black must recapture the bishop"
Well, DUH!
Mar-07-09  WhiteRook48: 17...Bh7
"The only safe square for the bishop, now locked in by white's pawns." Patzers love to talk
Apr-16-09  WhiteRook48: and everyone knows black was hoping for perpetual at the end
Apr-28-09  smalldreams: For what it's worth, I appreciated the annotations, though many were redundant.
Jul-01-09  Dionyseus: I liked the annotations. Besides you're not forced to read them ;p
Aug-13-09  RoseJunkie: 1.e4 "A PAWN move by white because, well, it is his TURN. It attacks d5 and f5(!) quite well and tremendously(!) improves the mobility of the queen AND bishop."

1...d5 "DIRECTLY(!) attacking white's sole center pawn AND the c4 square. It ALSO appears to help(!) the MOBILITY of the queen AND bishop. White must NOW do something because, well, it is his turn.

2. Ke2 "Preparing the king for the ENDGAME as well as attacking d3, e3, AND f3."

2...Qe4# "Black checks his computer and, WELL(!), he sees that Qe4 is checkmate! Oh and it attack a whole lot of other squares too. A stupendous game masterfully played by two giants of the chessBOARD(!)"

In all seriousness: I believe the game above was played at where I was one of the few 2000+ rated players helping. I soon quit since there wasn't much cohesiveness to our team play and moves such as 4...Ng4 showed up often. Guess they didn't do so bad afterall.

Oct-06-10  wachovia07: What's with the arrogant snobs criticizing the annotation? What harm does annotation do? If you don't like it, don't read it. Congratulations on your great knowledge, and sorry it so offended your delicate sensibilities to have to see information the "little people" might enjoy. In short: Thanks, "NN," your annotations are interesting to those who aren't yet chess snobs. Ignore the ingrates who think it is their duty to prevent precious server space being taken up by 1k of text.
Feb-04-11  chesschampion11: swarmoflocusts:<46...Bh7 Black must block the check. Seriously?>

Yes, because the bishop blocks the king and the Queen is too far away to be captured

Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Is this the guy who wrote the annotations:
User: Patzer24?
Jun-23-11  Tigranny: How are we allowed to write annotations for games like Patzer24? Or is it only for premium members? I would really like to make annotations some time probably.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: I actually like the game. Are there any more in the database?
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