chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Aydin Suleymanli vs Ilia Smirin
"First Ayd" (game of the day Mar-03-2020)
Aeroflot Open (2020), Moscow RUS, rd 7, Feb-25
Rat Defense: English Rat (A41)  ·  1-0

ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 1 more A Suleymanli/Smirin game
sac: 16.Qxc3 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]

A COMPUTER ANNOTATED SCORE OF THIS GAME IS AVAILABLE.  [CLICK HERE]

Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-26-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Honza Cervenka: Impressive play by youngster.
Feb-27-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  fredthebear: 12...Nb6 does not seem correct; Black just wants it out-of-the-way for kingside operations. Nf6 had to be better, but in the way. Black is in a hurry.

White's bind is very effective while Black has no center. Black weakened his defenses by trading off both bishops.

The comparison of rooks and weak squares is interesting. Black's one piece attack does not make up the difference for the problems left behind.

<Honza> How many teens would have refrained from BxRf4 or cxNb6? White played for Rd6 instead, keeping the Black queen out of the game, and then hauling in the confused Black knight. Instead, 19...Nc8 was probably Black's last chance to save his game, but it writes off the Ra8, which never got involved anyway.

This game takes a bit of study. It should be regarded as White's solid position thwarting Black's premature attack which left significant weakness behind. White's counterattack had the superior piece coordination by including the White queen. The combination beginning 22.BxBh3 (remove the defender) must be recognized.

Yes, impressive play by the youngster, positionally and materially. His style here reminds one of Botvinnik, Korchnoi.

Feb-28-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  An Englishman: Good Evening: There exists exactly one advantage to no longer playing tournament chess--can't get squashed by someone less than one-fourth my age.
Mar-03-20  Muttley101: <fredthebear ... How many teens would have refrained from BxRf4 or cxNb6? White played for Rd6 instead ...>

Well, hopefully all of them, since if white plays 19. c:b6 black replies 19 ... Q:h2#

I missed ... Qh2# when I first flicked through this game! Only spending time to trying to figure out why white didn't play c:b6 or R:e6 did it hit me.

I think this is an easy one to miss, and a very good lesson.

Incidentally, B:f4 is a dire move of course. I'd hope a junior's chess education included "play on a colour complex" and "dark square weaknesses" to realise the value of the bishop over the rook here.

Mar-03-20  Ratt Boy: GM Ben Finegold's entertaining analysis of this impressive effort by Suleymanli: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Anq...
Mar-03-20  ajile: The simple 17..Rf7 gives Black an equal game albeit very unbalanced. Black has a minor piece for a pawn but unpleasant cramped and uncoordinated position. But if Black can unwind or give back some material at the right time he should win or draw.


click for larger view

In this position White will continue with the same strategy of playing c5 and posting his rook on d6.

Mar-03-20  ajile: lol Well I went a little deeper and things are not so clear. It looks like Black will be fighting for a draw with perfect defense.

Sample forwarded position with White to play in the 17..Rf7 line:


click for larger view

Analysis by Rybka 3 32-bit :

1. ² (0.49): 26.Bb2 Be2 27.R1d2 Ba6 28.Kh1 Qb8 29.Qc3 Qc7 30.Ba3 Bb5 31.Rf6 c5 32.Bxc5

2. ² (0.44): 26.Bc3 Qb8 27.Qf6 Be2 28.R1d2 Bb5 29.Qf4 Ba6 30.Kh1 Qb6 31.Qf6 Bc8 32.Bf1 Ba6 33.Bg2 Qb5

Black is horribly weak on the dark squares.

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?]
Great Midgame Tactical Finishes
by Easy Point
Rat Defense: English Rat / Bind (A41) 1-0 Compare the Rooks
from Black Nbd7 Does Not Roar at Fredthebear by fredthebear
Chessgames used my pun
by belgradegambit
Rat Defense: English Rat / Bind (A41) 1-0 Compare the Rooks
from Youngbloods Like to Listen to Fredthebear by fredthebear
Wonder Kids ('Wunderkinds') To Conquer the World
by syracrophy
XXI Century Masterpieces/Second decade (2011) Pt
by syracrophy
What Just Happened There? White Destroys Black's Defenses
from OhioChessFan's favorite games of 2020 by OhioChessFan
0ZeR0's Favorite Games Volume 4
by 0ZeR0
March 3: First Ayd
from Game of the Day 2020 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 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC