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  1. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    30 Jul '11 01:21 / 1 edit
    Hi all,

    More of my reviewing for the US Open- this is a pretty neat game in the KIA where Tal is white, and intentionally resorts to the KIA to meet a Leningrad Dutch.

    The game and notes are taken from GM John Emms' Starting Out: The King's Indian Attack- I hope his notes here will be viewed as a review and endorsement of his work. I do recommend it highly.

    EDIT: Apparently the notes did not transcribe like I thought they would. I'll try to fix it, but the game speaks for itself without anyone "talking while the show is going on".

  2. 01 Aug '11 05:57
    That was a nice game. Does Emms say what the purpose of 21.Qa5 was?
  3. 01 Aug '11 06:37
    At move 32 black was not forced to sac with Rxf5. Also the commentary says "Missing White's very sneaky idea." What was his sneaky idea?
  4. 01 Aug '11 10:42 / 1 edit
    The sneaky moves was this. Here...

    White played 22.Nxg4

    And if 22...Qxg4 23.Bh3 Qf3 (only move) 24.Rd3 traps the Queen.


    Tried to repair the game but you have analysis outside the '{' & '}' and there
    are these '$' and () symbols cropping up. Could do it if had time but am already running late.

    Remember all notes must be inside the { and the } nothing but the moves must
    be outside the { and the } and there must be a space between the move and the { & }


    1 e4 e5 {Not the Queen's Gambit} 2.Nf3 Nc6. will work.

    1 e4 e5{Not the Queen's Gambit}2.Nf3 Nc6. will not work you, need to add the space.
  5. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    01 Aug '11 18:08 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    The sneaky moves was this. Here...

    [fen]r4rnk/pp1q1bb1/3p3p/Q1p5/3pPNpP/6P1/PPP2PBN/3RR1K1 w - c6 0 22[/fen]
    White played 22.Nxg4

    [fen]r4rnk/pp1q1bb1/3p3p/Q1p5/3pPNNP/6P1/PPP2PB1/3RR1K1 b - - 0 22[/fen]
    And if 22...Qxg4 23.Bh3 Qf3 (only move) 24.Rd3 traps the Queen.

    [fen]r4rnk/pp3bb1/3p3p/Q1p5/3pPN1P/3R1qPB/PPP2P2/4R1K1 b - - 0 24[/fen]

    Hi. e4 e5{Not the Queen's Gambit}2.Nf3 Nc6. will [b]not
    work you, need to add the space.[/b]
    Hi folks,

    I copied the game, notes and all, from Chessbase 11, which has some kind of javascript auto mechanism, but it apparently doesn't translate here, and there were funny symbols.

    I tried to clean it, but it's still not working for me. At least the notes will be somewhat readable this way until I master it!

    I am taking off the pgn bracket at the beginning so it will be readable without the "Invalid pgn inserted" message.

    [Event "Tallinn "]
    [Site "?"]
    [Date "1977.??.??"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "Tal, M."]
    [Black "Pohla, H."]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [ECO "A04"]
    [Annotator "John Emms"]
    [PlyCount "73"]
    [EventDate "1977.??.??"]
    [Source "Everyman Chess"]
    [SourceDate "2007.04.15"]

    1. Nf3 f5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 g6 4. O-O Bg7 5. d3 {5. d4 will reach regular Dutch Leningrad lines.} 5... O-O 6. e4 d6 7. Nc3 fxe4 8. dxe4 e5 {The typical structure.} 9. Be3 {Alternatively: 9. Bg5 h6 10. Bxf6 Bxf6 11. Nd5 Be6 12. c3 Nd7 13. Nd2 Bg7 14. Qe2 Rf7 15. Rad1 Nb6 16. Nb3 with a roughly level position, I. Ivanov-Y.Seirawan, Denver 1998,or 9. h3 Nbd7 10. Be3 b6 11. Ne1 Bb7 12. Nd3 Qe7 13. Kh2 a5 14. Qd2 again with approximate equality, L. Barczay-Z.Polgar, Lillafured 1989.} 9... Nc6 {Black can pin the knight with 9... Bg4 , but following 10. Qd2 the idea Nxe4 has a major flaw in 11. Qd5+.} 10. Qd2 Kh8 11. h3 Be6 12. Rad1 Qd7 13. Ng5 Bc4 14. Rfe1 h6 15. Nf3 g5 16. h4 {White forces Black to compromise his kingside structure before he has a chance to regroup with ...Ne7-g6.} 16... g4 17. Nh2 Ng8 18. Nd5 Nd4 19. Bxd4 {Giving up the bishop pair, but winning the f4-square for the knight.} 19... exd4 20. Nf4 Bf7 {Missing White's very sneaky idea. The best way to prevent Ng6+ was with 20... Ne7} 21. Qa5 c5 {Preventing Qf5, but...} 22. Nxg4 b6 {Now 22... Qxg4 allows 23. Bh3 Qf3 24. Rd3, trapping the queen, so White has simply won a crucial pawn.} 23. Qa3 Be5 24. Nxe5 dxe5 25. Nd3 Rae8 26. c3 {Black's only compensation for the pawn is in the shape of his central pawns, so White begins to nibble at them.} 26...Bh5 {Now 26... c4 is met by 27. Nxe5 as Rxe5 leaves the rook hanging on f8.}27. Rd2 Qg7 28. cxd4 cxd4 29. Rc2 Bf3 30. Bh3 Nf6 31. Bf5 Nh5 32. Kh2 {Black's next move is a final desperate attempt to mix things up.} 32... Rxf5 33. exf5 e4 34. Qd6 {...which Tal refutes easily.} 34... Nf6 35. Rc7 exd3 36. Rxg7 Kxg7 36... Rxe1 {threatens mate in one, but White gets in first with 37. Qf8+} 37. Rxe8 1-0[/pgn]
  6. 01 Aug '11 18:19
  7. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    01 Aug '11 18:30
    Originally posted by Elmyr
    [pgn][Event "?"] [Site "?"] [Date "????.??.??"] [Round "?"] [White "?"] [Black "?"] [Result "0-1"] [PlyCount "73"] {[Event "Tallinn "] [Site "?"] [Date "1977. ??. ??"] [Round "?"] [White "Tal, M. "] [Black "Pohla, H. "] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A04"] [Annotator "John Emms"] [PlyCount "73"] [EventDate "1977. ??. ??"] [Source "Everyman Chess"] [SourceDate "2007. 04. ...[text shortened]... hite gets in first with 37. Qf8+} 37. Rxe8 0-1[/pgn]
    Elmyr, I am the charter member of your RHP fan club.