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

Kevin A Burke vs Harri Laakso
European Club Cup (2017), Antalya TUR, rd 3, Oct-10
French Defense: Winawer. Poisoned Pawn Variation Main Line (C18)  ·  0-1

ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

explore this opening
find similar games 8 more games of Kevin A Burke
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: Premium members can see a list of all games that they have seen recently at their Game History 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
Oct-12-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Who knows what evil...?


click for larger view

Black has just played 21...Kxc6. What, if anything, is Black threatening? If he is threatening nothing then White can probably push the h-pawn. There is a direct threat to the pawn on c2, though, so White plays
22. Ra2.
Black responds with a fairly nondescript move:
22...Nf5.


click for larger view

This move threatens 23...Ng3 followed by 24...Re2#.
White may have analysed 23. Rh3 followed by RxNg3, and saw that it was definitely lost. But he played
23. Kf1, so that if ...Ng3+ then Kxg2.


click for larger view

23...Rgd2!-+
Now if 24. Bxd2 cxd2 and the king cannot approach the pawn without the knight forking king and rook. So the pawn queens.

In fact White was lost after
22...Nf5! I think it was quite hard to see that.

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?]
A A A French: Winawer. Poisoned Pawn [Black]
by chess.master
A A A French: Winawer. Poisoned Pawn [Black]
by crecs
12.h4 dxc3 13.h5 O-O-O 14.Qd3 d4 15.Nxd4 Nxd4 16. Qxd4 Bc6
from 97_C18/19_Winawer_Poisoned Pwn 8.Qxg7 Rg8 9.Qxh7 by whiteshark


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 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC