Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Yannick Pelletier vs Colin McNab
"Swiss Cheese" (game of the day Jun-24-2018)
Chess Olympiad (2012), Istanbul TUR, rd 8, Sep-05
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. Positional Defense (E94)  ·  0-1



Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 924 more games of Pelletier
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can get computer analysis by clicking the "ENGINE" button below the game.

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
  eternaloptimist: Swiss Cheese
Premium Chessgames Member
  jith1207: Ensuing threats are as stunning as the final move.
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Black played like M. N. Tal.
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: Might be a new world rekkid for elapsed time between suggestion as a pun and making the big stage.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Richard Taylor: 39. a3 looks like a mistake. White tangled up with a Queen trap threatened etc

Good game with some tricky threats at the end. At first I thought the R was attacking g3 then I noticed there was a B inside.

But up to about move 35 or so both were more or less on an equal footing then Black found a way of breaking through and White went wrong as happens....

Jun-24-18  Ironmanth: Tricky stuff in this; thanks chessgames!
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: <offramp: Black played like M. N. Tal.>

Emmental! Good one, <offramp>!

Premium Chessgames Member
  eternaloptimist: Thx for the complements guys!! <Richard Taylor> Indeed the a3 square ended up being a bad square for the ♕ after 40.♙bc5?. It also led to some lost tempos for Pelletier & a lost game as well. McNab set up a good combination threat at the end of the game w/ a ♘ fork together w/ a pin after 48.♔g3. It's definitely an interesting game!
Jun-24-18  cormier:

click for larger view

Analysis by Houdini 4: d 22 dpa done

<1. = (0.25): 9...exd4> 10.Nxd4 c6 11.Rad1 a5 12.f3 Nc5 13.Qd2 Nfd7 14.Rf2 Re8 15.Bg5 Bf6 16.Bxf6 Qxf6 17.Nc2 Re6 18.Rff1 Ra6 19.Qe3 Re8 20.Qd4 Re6 21.b3 Ra8 22.Qe3 Re8 23.Qd4 Qe5 24.Qxe5 dxe5 25.Rd6 Ne6 26.Rfd1 Ndc5

Jun-24-18  cormier: Analysis by Houdini 4: d 22 dpa

<1. = (0.24): 8...exd4> 9.Nxd4 Nc5 10.f3 b6 11.Qc2 a5 12.Rad1 Bb7 13.Bg5 Re8 14.Ndb5 Qd7 15.a3 a4 16.Be3 Qe7 17.Rfe1 Qd7 18.Bf1 Qe7 19.Qf2 Nb3 20.Bd3

Jun-24-18  cormier: Analysis by Houdini 4: d 22 dpa done

1. + / = (0.30): 7...exd4 8.Nxd4 0-0 9.Be3 Nc5 10.f3 a5 11.Qd2 b6 12.Rad1 Bb7 13.Ndb5 Re8 14.Nd5 Nxd5 15.cxd5 Be5 16.Bd4 Ba6 17.Qe3 Qd7 18.Bxe5 Rxe5 19.Nc3 Bxe2 20.Nxe2 Qa4 21.Nc3 Qb4 22.f4

2. + / = (0.38): 7...0-0 8.dxe5 Nxe5 9.Nxe5 dxe5 10.Be3 c6 11.Qa4 Qc7 12.Rad1 Re8 13.Rd2 Be6 14.Rfd1 a6 15.Qb4 Bf8 16.Bc5 Kg7 17.Bxf8+ Rxf8 18.h3 a5 19.Qc5 b6 20.Qe3 Rad8

Jun-24-18  cormier: Analysis by Houdini 4: d 23 dpa done

1. + / = (0.32): 6...exd4 7.Nxd4 Nc5 8.f3 Qh4+ 9.g3 Qd8 10.0-0 Ne7 11.Bg5 0-0 12.Qd2 Bxd4+ 13.Qxd4 Ne6 14.Qf6 Nxg5 15.Qxg5 Be6 16.Qe3 Nc6 17.Nd5 Ne5 18.f4 Nd7 19.Rad1 Bxd5 20.cxd5 Re8 21.f5 Ne5 22.Rc1 g5

2. + / = (0.35): 6...Ne7 7.0-0 exd4 8.Nxd4 Nc6 9.Be3 0-0 10.Qd2 Re8 11.Rad1 Rb8 12.b3 a6 13.f3 Be5 14.Nd5 Nc5 15.Rf2 Ne6 16.Nxe6 Bxe6 17.f4 Bg7 18.Bf3 Qd7 19.a3

Premium Chessgames Member
  eternaloptimist: <cormier> Thx for the chess engine analysis! I'll ck it out.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Honza Cervenka: It was better to insert 41.cxd6 with idea 41...Qxd6 42.Qxa5 bxc3 43.c5. Black then can keep edge with 43...Rb5! 44.Bxb5 Qxc5 45.Rc2 Qxb5 46.Qxc3 Rc8 etc. but it is not so simple to find over the board, and white still has some practical chances to save the game.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Richard Taylor: <offramp: Black played like M. N. Tal.>

I just looked at this closely. Very good!

Premium Chessgames Member
  Richard Taylor: <eternaloptimist> Cheers. I aggree it seemed a key point. Difficult but interesting game.
Jun-25-18  Saniyat24: Two black knights on the h-file...! Now that's a position that I never even dreamed of seeing...very complex game indeed...!
Premium Chessgames Member
  eternaloptimist: <Richard Taylor> Cheers to u as well. Indeed it is a difficult & interesting game! I plan to play over the chess engine analysis that <cormier> posted & see what could've been done differently in this game.

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?]
Incredibly Complex Games
by Saniyat24
KID: Orthodox Variation. Positional Defense
from MKD's KID by MKD
King's Indian Defense
by jediknightelijah
June 24: Swiss Cheese
from Game of the Day 2018 by Phony Benoni

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