chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Victor Markovich Mikhalevski vs Nigel Short
Edmonton International (2012), rd 1, Jun-27
English Opening: King's English Variation. General (A20)  ·  1-0

ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

explore this opening
find similar games 3 more V M Mikhalevski/Short games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: If you register a free account you will be able to create game collections and add games and notes to them. For more information on game collections, see 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
Jun-28-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  PhilFeeley: Well played! Nice to see Mikhalevski beat Short these days.
Jun-28-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Maybe black's play in the center was too aggressive. He ended up with some weak squares.
Jun-28-12  Edmontonchessclub: Short says that he was actually winning before he was losing.
Jun-28-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Well, its too deep for you or I. Black putting up such an agressive center so soon looked a tad risky. Of course,if it had worked, we would say "brilliant choice". All in a day's chess.
Jun-28-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Eyal: <Short says that he was actually winning before he was losing.>

Yeah, apparently after 25.Qxa7? (the correct move is Qd2) Black could win with an immediate <25...Qb2!>:


click for larger view

e.g. 26.Qxb7+ Kh8 27.Rf1 Qd4+ (now that the white queen has left the a7-g1 diagonal), or 26.Rf1 Kg8/h8!! 27.h3 Be4! and now 28.Bxe4 is played <without check> and so allows mate on h2 (an immediate 26...Be4? loses to 27.Bxe4+ followed by 28.Qxb7+ with a winning attack for White). A very tricky position tactically.

After 31...Ne3 it's completely hopeless - Perhaps Short could still save himself with 31...Be4! 32.Nf5+ Bxf5 33.Rxf5 Ne3, and after the knight is exchanged for the rook it's going to be very difficult for White to win the resulting queen endgame.

Jun-28-12  Whitehat1963: Probably obvious to most people here, but:

37...Qxd5?? 38. Qf8+ Kh7 39. Re7+ Bf7 40. Rxf7+

Jun-28-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Check It Out: <Eyal> Right. Or, after 25.Qxa7 Qb2

A better move for white, 26.Rf1 and Shredder gives this as a possible line:

26...Kg8 27.Nc7 Be4 28.Rf2 Qb1+ 29.Rf1 Qc2 30.Rf2 Nxf2 31.Qxf2 Qxf2+ 32.Kxf2 Rf8+ 33.Kg1 Bxg2 34.Kxg2 Rc8 35.Nb5 Rxc4 36.a3 [-3.37]


click for larger view

Jun-30-12  Edmontonchessclub: Photos from this game:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-...

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-...

Jun-30-12  PinnedPiece: <Ed> Nice!

Thanks.

Aug-20-12  andyatchess: Yeah nice pics <Edmontonchessclub>
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is totally anonymous, and 100% free—plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any gratuitous name-calling of any members—including Admin and Owners—or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. 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: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, 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 at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.

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 Opening: K's English Var (A20) 1-0 Photo links in blog
from M&M players... of the 21st Century by fredthebear
English Opening: K's English Var (A20) 1-0 Photo links in blog
from yFredthebear Heard England Speak by fredthebear
Edmonton International 2012 Rd.1
from Selected Tournaments/Favorite Games (2012-3) by partien
Would Like to Study these games
by FLAWLESSWIN64
Botvinnik et al
by algebraic
Must Look*****
from A20 English: King's English/General [White] by chess.master


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your 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