Originally posted by clandarkfirehey this is identical to the very first game in my Karpov book!
I just finished Game 7167615, where I had planned 22...Bxb4, Qxb4, and then Qa7. Unfortunatly, I accidently played Qa7 first, and I resigned immediatly. I played this quick game against a friend of mine to cheer me up, and It's kindda cool. Ok....I admit it; my friend has been playing chess for about 6 months... Still, it's worth looking at.
[p ...[text shortened]... that I'm pretty sure I have played this exact game, or one very similiar to it online before.
Originally posted by greenpawn34That wee OTB game you showed hides a beautiful variation.There's a black pawn on g6, is that pinned in any way because after Nf5...
I believe ...Nxe4 is theory (well it was once upon a time) as the Knight
on d4 hangs.[/b]
Originally posted by BlacksonHi Blackson.
There's a black pawn on g6, is that pinned in any way because after Nf5...
I think you need a 1 minute pre-post ritual 😀
Originally posted by BlacksonAfter
ah right, the knight can't move because it's protecting h7 from mate, but why can't g5 be played after Kh8 in the PGN? How does the black pawn STAYING on g6 prevent pawn-g5?
Originally posted by greenpawn34Interestingly, fritz thinks white has a mate in 8 after Ne4
Hi Blackson. if 20.g5 then 20...Nh5 blocking the h-file.
Then Rxh5 and Rh1 ideas are far too slow.
I just wanted to show the idea of Nf5 and the double sac on h7
ending with the Knight/Rook Mating pattern.
Instead of 20.Nf5 from the diagram 20.Nd5 is a more mundane forced win.
Black should play 17...Rxc3 and then 18...Nf6.
That would be interesting.