Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Mads Andersen vs Pablo Salinas Herrera
World Cup (2021), Krasnaya Polyana (Sochi) RUS, rd 1, Jul-12
Zukertort Opening: Queen Pawn Defense (A06)  ·  0-1



Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 1 more Mads Andersen/Salinas Herrera game
sac: 25...Qg1+ PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: Games that have been used in game collections will have a section at the bottom which shows collections which include it. For more information, see "What are Game Collections?" on our Help Page.

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
  An Englishman: Good Morning: The best game of 2021? White played just a little too quietly, and 12.Rfe1 invited trouble. Funny detail--with 18...Ne4!? Black set traps to ensnare *both* players. 19.a3? falls into Black's trap, whereas 19.Qxe4! springs the trap Black had set to catch himself. 19...dxe4; 20.Rxd7 and we have complications. The final mating net is both rare and spectacular.
Premium Chessgames Member
  fabelhaft: <The best game of 2021?>

Well, it?s a pretty mate in 2 in the end, but these guys are in the 2500s and there are mistakes. But not easy to pick the game of the year, I don?t recall anything too memorable from the Candidates, maybe the title match will solve the problem

Premium Chessgames Member
  0ZeR0: <An Englishman>

I'm not sure if it's the best game of 2021, but it's certainly the prettiest.

Jul-13-21  Mudphudder: This will be Pablo's immortal for sure.
Jul-19-21  Lovuschka: <An Englishman>

As Geoigios Souleidis points out on his Youtube channel "The Big Greek" (in German), 19.Qxe4! dxe4 20.Rxd7 Qe5 21.Rxb7 Bxc3 22.Nxc3 Rxc3 23.Bxc3 Qxc3 24.Rxd1 leads to an endgame where White is a small material disadvantage but has very active pieces.

Jul-20-21  qqdos: <David Howell>has published this spectacular game (London Sunday Times - 18:July:2021). His verdict - "One of the most beautiful checkmates you will ever see". Might I put forward a possible candidate puzzle - the position after Whte's move 24.Rd3? Yes, a #6!

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?]
from Fantastic finishes! by Mudphudder
best tactics
by robinbuk
philo's favorite games
by philo
Fide World Cup 2021
from Some games I want to study by chavezo
0ZeR0's Favorite Games Volume 6
by 0ZeR0
Instructive games
by Donek82
Spectacular Mate Looks Like Composition
from OhioChessFan's favorite games of 2021 by OhioChessFan

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