chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Vladimir Potkin vs Torsten Sarbok
European Championship (2011), Aix-les-Bains FRA, rd 1, Mar-22
Queen's Gambit Accepted: Central Variation. Alekhine System (D20)  ·  1-0

ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 27 times; par: 19 [what's this?]

Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 1 more Potkin/T Sarbok game
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.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-27-11  patzer2: Potkin destroys his opponent's QGA opening in this game. Black just can't find a happy place for his White squared Bishop.

For example, 7...Be6? blocks central development and hems in the dark squared bishop.

While on the surface 10...Bc4? trying to exchange off material and develop the center looks logical on the surface, it turns out to be the losing move.

After the final 18. Na4 , Black resigns as he has no good answer to the threat of 19. Nb6+ , combining the pin and the Knight fork to mate or win decisive material.

Mar-27-11  joupajou: Yes, 10. ..Bc4 was the losing move. 10. ..Nb4 was possible here.

10. ..e5 11.Ng5 Bg8 takes us to this position.


click for larger view

I think I've seen this before, and white won after a very beautiful combination.

Mar-29-11  znsprdx: castling queenside is dubious unless at least first playing 9...a6

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?]
18. Na4! creates a decisive threat
from Pin and the Knight Fork (combined) by patzer2
P-Q4 Attax
by fredthebear
Violence QGA Fought Fredthebear QGA Violence
by fredthebear
White slam if Blk plays along? 1st few moves r^.
from New Quick Games by fudludder

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