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|Apr-19-18|| ||Richard Taylor: Has Navara apologised enough times yet?! He seems to be one of the most considerate chess players in the higher levels of chess savagery....I mean chess competitions...|
It looks as if White has the advantage to me without a machine...The Black King's position is a good clue though!
|Apr-19-18|| ||chessgames.com: Isn't that more or less what a desperado is?|
|Apr-19-18|| ||frogbert: Navara chose to pick off the knight instead of the bishop.|
|Apr-19-18|| ||morfishine: Black is lost! No, wait, Black is winning!|
|Apr-19-18|| ||frogbert: Correction: it depends on whether black moves his king or plays Re7. After Re7 it's safe to take the bishop.|
|Apr-19-18|| ||ChessHigherCat: Yeah, I don't know whether the Qxg6 "refinement" was worth it because it opens up the g-file just for a pawn. I would have just taken the knight directly.|
|Apr-19-18|| ||frogbert: Instead of Qxg6+, white could've played Kxg2, still attacking the d4-knight. But I don't think it really matters. With correct play, this seems to peter out to a draw, anyway. But Mamedov is slightly low on time, so he might still go wrong.|
|Apr-19-18|| ||ChessHigherCat: If black is obliging enough to play Kc6, then Qxg2+, is okay|
|Apr-19-18|| ||frogbert: Stockfish indicates a small advantage for white, but in practical terms, at my level, I think I would've preferred to have the two rooks. Slightly lesser risk of messing up, then. ;)|
|Apr-19-18|| ||frogbert: Ding - Wojtaszek is quite interesting. Stockfish gives white a huge plus, mainly due to space advantage, I guess, and black's really useless knight on h7, whose movements are limited to h7-f8-d7-b8 and back. But the position is so closed without any clear path for white to penetrate, so this might be another one of those positions that Stockfish misevaluates rather badly - that is, <if> it turns out that white can't break through by force.|
|Apr-19-18|| ||Domdaniel: chessgames is being unusually proactive today.|
|Apr-19-18|| ||frogbert: Actually, Wojtaszek's knight on h7 is even more limited, since it can't really move at all. It needs to stay on h7 in order to prevent white's potential pawn-break g4-g5.|
|Apr-19-18|| ||ChessHigherCat: I think it's a scary position for white.|
|Apr-19-18|| ||Domdaniel: <Richard Taylor> -- <to me without a machine.>
You have not, I hope, suddenly become homeless?
Because a house is a machine for living in, and all that.
|Apr-19-18|| ||frogbert: Dom, he must have a really fast pigeon-connection to chessgames.com since he managed to post without a machine!|
|Apr-19-18|| ||ChessHigherCat: Rxc2? didn't work because black had the knight fork (lucky for him)|
|Apr-19-18|| ||Domdaniel: <frog> - Heh, indeed. Once we start subtracting machines from our lives, where might it end?|
|Apr-19-18|| ||frogbert: We've successfully selected the two quickest draws so far. Which game will be the next to finish a draw? That's our game!|
|Apr-19-18|| ||Domdaniel: <CHC> - I don't think the various Knight forks threatened by White are a matter of luck. More a question of who saw further.|
|Apr-19-18|| ||Domdaniel: A draw? OK, it was pretty equal, but it was also getting interesting.|
I admit that I agreed a draw in a club match, in a similar position, last weekend. There are always many factors to take into account.
|Apr-19-18|| ||frogbert: Rats! Giri bailed to a repetition draw against Karjakin before we managed to change games. ;) (To my amateur eyes, there seemed to be a lot more play left in the position.)|
|Apr-19-18|| ||FSR: Wow, insane game. I've never seen this variation before.|
|Apr-19-18|| ||Richard Taylor: <Domdaniel: <Richard Taylor> -- <to me without a machine.> You have not, I hope, suddenly become homeless?
Because a house is a machine for living in, and all that.> |
Hi Dom. No, I meant without using one (then I went to bed it getting too late). Good point re a house / home being a machine. Mine has damage due to ants and some wetness and I have been slowly painting repairing it. (And some of the repairs might be expensive but it is a good house.)
But re the game this was certainly quite dynamic. I wanted to try to analyse it without a computer (either the onboard Stock or my Komodo...Fritz gets too carried away). I've never paid for a chess program. People have either given me them or some like the free Komodo, are, well free. But it is very good.
|Apr-19-18|| ||Richard Taylor: Yes, it is interesting in the Accelerated that White can get away with f3 then f4 but it seems logical. Then e5 invited Bxf7+ ....I don't think that part was pre-arranged but it might have been.|
|Apr-20-18|| ||frogbert: <RT>
We talked about more recent books about Carlsen in English a week or two ago. At the moment I forgot about the book «The Wizards», whose subject is Carlsen and Anand. It's co-written by Norwegian author (and chessplayer) Arne Danielsen and a young Indian fellow (whom I don't know much about). Danielsen, however, has written several books about Carlsen. The Wizards is available from Amazon as an ebook, downloadable to Kindle for instance. See link below:
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