chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Alexander Motylev vs Evgeny Najer
Russian Team Championship (2014), Loo RUS, rd 2, Apr-08
Spanish Game: Closed. Martinez Variation (C78)  ·  0-1

ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 8 more Motylev/E Najer games
sac: 14...Bg4 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.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-08-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  luzhin: It looks like White's only chance to defend was with 27.h4 -- but it was natural that White should think to rush his King to the other side of the board. Great attack by Najer.
Apr-08-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gilmoy: Great, indeed, to over-horizon Motylev. After <17.Bb2> Black is down R+P for B, and his Q is at least 1 tempo away from making a threat. For this, he has only the pin to shatter K-side pawns. Surely Motylev saw the risks, and still eval'd it as toast landing butter-side up.

<20..f5> opening f seems certain to eventually park the Bf3 -- could White have defended by returning Q for B+R? He chooses <19.d4> and an active pin defense. <23.e6> seems committal, misjudging initiative? e.g. 23.Qxe4 still trades down.

The essential problem is that after <23..Bxf3+ 24.Kg1> the lone Bf3 is now <more of a mate threat> than <both> of White's Rs combined. (White's Rf1 actually is part of Black's mating net!!) Hence Black can simply drop-sac the Bd6 and be down a full R, and still have all the play. It's a very subtle kind of promotion: not a pawn-to-a-queen for +8, but a piece-to-a-pattern for about +6 (e.g. White would/must give Q to remove it). If that's the sting lurking over the horizon, yah it could mess up a tightrope.

Apr-22-14  MountainMatt: Grandmaster magic.
May-22-18  SpiritedReposte: Black actually has time to make luft and step out of a pin while a rook down.

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?]
Game 27
from 2012-2015 Attacking Games (Naiditsch/Balogh) by rajeshupadhyay
Game 27
from 2012-2015 Attacking Games (Naiditsch/Balogh) by Qindarka
Best Attacking games book by Naidistsch
by FLAWLESSWIN64
Exchange sac on 14..Bg4! is justified vg variation.
from Trendy Opening Lines Quite Handy !!! part 3 by FLAWLESSWIN64
Best Attacking games book by Naidistsch
by trh6upsz
Volume 111, Game 2
from # Chess Evolution Volumes. 101-150 by Qindarka
A A Anti-e4 Spanish: Martinez [Black]
by chess.master
motel swim pool splashed Fredthebear C50s-C90s
by fredthebear
Aprils Showers Shined Up Fredthebear
by fredthebear
More Inspiring Games!
by SpiritedReposte

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