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  1. Standard member clandarkfire
    Grammar Nazi
    26 Oct '08 03:47 / 1 edit
    I just finished this 20/20 game on ICC.



    Interestingly, I found several similiar games, but all played 18.bxc3. However, I think my idea was just as good.

    Any comments?
  2. 26 Oct '08 05:28
    Poor Dragon I hate to watch it lose..its one of my most favored openings as black.
  3. 26 Oct '08 15:55
    Originally posted by clandarkfire
    I just finished this 20/20 game on ICC.

    [pgn]1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 O-O 8. Qd2 Nc6 9. Bc4 Bd7 10. O-O-O Rc8 11. Bb3 Ne5 12. h4 Nc4 13. Bxc4 Rxc4 14. h5 Nxh5 15. g4 Nf6 16. Bh6 Bxh6 17. Qxh6 Rxc3 18. g5 Nh5 19. Rxh5 gxh5 20. Rh1 Qc8 21. Rxh5 Bf5 22. exf5 Rxc2 23. Nxc2 Qxf5 24. g6 Qxg6 25. Rg5 0-1[/pgn]

    ...[text shortened]... iliar games, but all played 18.bxc3. However, I think my idea was just as good.

    Any comments?
    Your idea isn't equal.It is much better! Unless there's some ingenious defense I'm missing 18.g5 is outright winning.
  4. 26 Oct '08 17:09
    I don't understand the H pawn march, you don't seem to get any compensation for losing it to the knight and the knight stays in a solid position.
  5. 26 Oct '08 17:52
    Originally posted by tamuzi
    I don't understand the H pawn march, you don't seem to get any compensation for losing it to the knight and the knight stays in a solid position.
    I think it is to open the H-line for the white rooks
  6. Standard member clandarkfire
    Grammar Nazi
    26 Oct '08 18:22
    you need to open the H file, and the G pawn comes up with an extra tempo.
  7. 26 Oct '08 23:19 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by clandarkfire
    I just finished this 20/20 game on ICC.

    [pgn]1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 O-O 8. Qd2 Nc6 9. Bc4 Bd7 10. O-O-O Rc8 11. Bb3 Ne5 12. h4 Nc4 13. Bxc4 Rxc4 14. h5 Nxh5 15. g4 Nf6 16. Bh6 Bxh6 17. Qxh6 Rxc3 18. g5 Nh5 19. Rxh5 gxh5 20. Rh1 Qc8 21. Rxh5 Bf5 22. exf5 Rxc2 23. Nxc2 Qxf5 24. g6 Qxg6 25. Rg5 0-1[/pgn]

    ...[text shortened]... iliar games, but all played 18.bxc3. However, I think my idea was just as good.

    Any comments?
    16...Nxe4! 12...h5! Or 12...Qa5!

    I would also like to point out that 23.Kd1 forces mate. I'll leave you to figure that out... It's not too hard.
  8. 26 Oct '08 23:28
    Originally posted by tamuzi
    I don't understand the H pawn march, you don't seem to get any compensation for losing it to the knight and the knight stays in a solid position.
    I don't see where the logic is in saying he doesn't get any compensation. After 12...Nc4?? I don't think black has any chances of winning once white blasts open the h-file.