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  1. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    05 Oct '13 13:32 / 1 edit
    YouTube

    This is a beaut!
  2. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    06 Oct '13 15:34
    Wow, it is a very inspirational game. Sometimes, when I see the simplicity and clarity of best players' ideas and moves (once they are shown to me, that is), my own games start to look depressingly primitive.

    Also, this YT channel looks like a great find.
  3. 06 Oct '13 17:53
    Yes, Mato has a lot of entertaining and instructive videos. Besides a great sense of humor as well.
  4. 07 Oct '13 01:09
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrGS7iBYJKI

    This is a beaut!
    I can't get link to open. Who is opponent & what event?
  5. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    07 Oct '13 02:15 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Bebop5
    I can't get link to open. Who is opponent & what event?
    Alexey Shirov VS Judit Polgar [B45]
    Buenos Aires ARG (8), 1994
    Sicilian Defence
    1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 d6 6.g4 a6 7.Be3 Nge7 8.Nb3 b5 9.f4 Bb7 10.Qf3 g5 11.fxg5 Ne5 12.Qg2 b4 13.Ne2 h5 14.gxh5 Nf5 15.Bf2 Qxg5 16.Na5 [16.Qxg5 Nf3+ 17.Kd1 Nxg5µ 18.exf5 Bxh1] 16...Ne3 17.Qg3 [17.Bxe3 Qxe3 18.Nxb7 Nf3+ 19.Kd1 Qd2#; 17.Qxg5 Nf3#] 17...Qxg3 18.Nxg3 Nxc2+ 19.Kd1 Nxa1 20.Nxb7 b3 21.axb3 Nxb3 22.Kc2 Nc5 23.Nxc5 dxc5 24.Be1 [24.Be2] 24...Nf3 25.Bc3 Nd4+ 26.Kd3 Bd6 27.Bg2 Be5 28.Kc4 [28.b4 Rd8] 28...Ke7 29.Ra1 [29.Kxc5 Rhc8+ 30.Kb4 Rab8+ 31.Ka4 Rc4+ 32.b4 (32.Ka3 Nc2+ 33.Ka2 Bxc3 34.bxc3 Ra4 ] 29...Nc6 30.Kxc5 Rhc8 31.Kc4 Bxc3 32.bxc3 Ne5+ 33.Kb3 0--1
  6. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    07 Oct '13 02:19
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    Alexey Shirov VS Judit Polgar [B45]
    Buenos Aires ARG (8), 1994
    Sicilian Defence
    1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 d6 6.g4 a6 7.Be3 Nge7 8.Nb3 b5 9.f4 Bb7 10.Qf3 g5 11.fxg5 Ne5 12.Qg2 b4 13.Ne2 h5 14.gxh5 Nf5 15.Bf2 Qxg5 16.Na5 [16.Qxg5 Nf3+ 17.Kd1 Nxg5µ 18.exf5 Bxh1] 16...Ne3 17.Qg3 [17.Bxe3 Qxe3 18.Nxb7 Nf3+ 19.Kd1 Qd2#; 17.Qxg5 Nf3#] 17... ...[text shortened]... .Ka3 Nc2+ 33.Ka2 Bxc3 34.bxc3 Ra4 ] 29...Nc6 30.Kxc5 Rhc8 31.Kc4 Bxc3 32.bxc3 Ne5+ 33.Kb3 0--1
    34...Ra4 must be a blunder
  7. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    07 Oct '13 04:35
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrGS7iBYJKI

    This is a beaut!
    OMG fantastic!
    What a way to use knights!
  8. 07 Oct '13 09:16 / 1 edit
    I like Judit Polgar best when she is in full blown cave woman mode!


    I often show this game to kids to demonstrate that even strong players can overlook back rank mates.
  9. 07 Oct '13 12:49
    Hi F.L.

    "I like Judit Polgar best when she is in full blown cave woman mode!"

    So apparently do Blackbeer and Itsmerlin they played out the exact
    same game in 2009 Game 5872692

    Also Maite and DigitGus do an exact copy Game 242176

    These two were into re-creating brillo's in July 2003.
    They also (as near as dam it) replayed Hoffman - Pterov 1844 Game 246408
    Zuckertort - Anderssen 1865 they got spot on Game 242173
    and then one of them fell into the well known opening trap v the Owen Defence. Game 242171