Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Peter Svidler vs David Howell
Rising Stars - Experience (2010), Amsterdam NED, rd 10, Aug-22
English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense. King's Indian Formation (A15)  ·  1-0



explore this opening
find similar games 6 more Svidler/D Howell games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: Games that have been used in game collections will have a section at the bottom which shows collections which include it. For more information, see "What are Game Collections?" on our Help Page.

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

Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Give Howell props for a great effort. Two rooks for the Queen and a big attack. I thought Svid did a great job of picking off the two pawns at the end, to reach the Q v. R ending.
Aug-22-10  Brandon plays: Hmm, I don't think that white should've been able to win that with better play. I don't see why Svidler didn't play 84... Ke6 instead of Kg6 which doesn't seem very good. After that black's game which seemed very comfortable becomes more uncomfortable. How can white every make any progress. White can never advance his king and make any progress and black shouldn't mind just hopping his king around the black pawn.
Aug-22-10  luzhin: 84...Ke6 is not a legal move. And even if it were, Svidler couldn't play it, as you're not allowed to play with both colors simultaneously.
Aug-22-10  alwilliams: I might be missing something really obvious but after 53 e5 Rh6 does'nt White have 54 h8 Q+! Rh8 (forced) 55 e6. How does Black stop mate on f7?
Aug-22-10  Pterophyllum: "54 h8 Q+! Rh8 (forced) 55 e6. How does Black stop mate on f7?" 55 ... Rh3+ followed by 56.... Kg8 maybe?
Aug-22-10  luzhin: I'm afraid so, alwilliams: 55...Kg8!
Aug-22-10  ronpaz1: according to Nalimov tablebase, after 61. Qxh8 it's mate in 54 moves. Svidler actually never entered a tablebase drawn position. both players made some inaccurate moves for example:

84...Kg6 is mate in 31, while 84...Ke5 is mate in 40.

88.Qh4 is mate in 36, while 36.Kf4 is mate in 28.

88...Re5 is mate in 29, while 88...Rf1+ is mate in 36.

Aug-22-10  Marmot PFL: Black has a fortress if his pawn is on the 2nd rank, but here the white queen slips in behind.
Aug-23-10  Hesam7: After 36. h4:

click for larger view

Is 36. ... Rxe3 really forced? Can't black play something else?

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, 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?]
English: Peter Svidler Collection
by chess.master

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