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arosar
18-04-2005, 10:54 AM
Seen any good game in the past week? Post it here! It doesn't have to be super-GM. Games can be from any level. First up, check this one out. I saw this on the front page of the ACF site. I believe Hillarp-Persson is Stead's fave player.

[Event "13th Sigeman & Co"]
[Site "Copenhagen/Malmoe DEN"]
[Date "2005.04.16"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Hillarp Persson,T"]
[Black "Hansen,SuB"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2533"]
[BlackElo "2553"]
[EventDate "2005.04.15"]
[ECO "E55"]
[JsCom "startply=59"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 O-O 5. Bd3 c5 6. Nf3 d5 7. O-O dxc4 8. Bxc4 Nbd7 9. Qe2 b6 10. a3 cxd4 11. Nb5 Be7 12. Nbxd4 Bb7 13. b4 a5 14. b5 Qc7 15. Bb2 Rac8 16. Rac1 Qb8 17. Rfd1 Bd6 18. h3 Rfe8 19. Ba2 Bc5 20. Bb1 Qa8 21. Nc6 Bxc6 22. bxc6 Qxc6 23. Rc4 e5 24. Ba2 Qb7 25. Rh4 Re7 26. g4 h6 27. g5 hxg5 28. Nxg5 Rce8 29. Qc2 Qc7 30. Rxd7!! Qxd7 31. Qg6! Bxe3!? 32. Rh7!! Bxf2+ 33. Kh2 Bg1+ 34. Kh1 Qc6+ 35. Kxg1 Qc5+ 36. Kf1 Qb5+ 37. Ke1 1-0

AR

Rincewind
18-04-2005, 12:33 PM
Does anyone have a favourite Nimzo-Indian game with Black winning? Is so please PM me the PGN or just the reference.

arosar
18-04-2005, 12:38 PM
Does anyone have a favourite Nimzo-Indian game with Black winning? Is so please PM me the PGN or just the reference.

Have you seen Aagard's latest DVD on the NI?

AR

Rincewind
18-04-2005, 12:41 PM
Have you seen Aagard's latest DVD on the NI?

No. Is it good?

arosar
18-04-2005, 12:56 PM
No. Is it good?

Well, if you're fairly unfamiliar with the system, then I recommend this DVD. Aagard just basically provides a fairly broad coverage - talking about ideas, plans, etc. This is to be expected because it's simply impractical to be spending too much time on hard lines in a video presentation.

However, if you compare Aagard's presentation to that of Kasparov's on the QGD - then I have to say that I learnt more from Kaspy. You sort of think to yourself, "Hhmm...Interesting. I'd never think that". The Russian just had a knack of explaining ideas better. I think so anyway.

It reminds me of a mate of mine who once saw Canfell analyse some game. He was completely mersmerised by Greg. It just sort of makes you realise just how on a different level strong players are.

All in all, I think that watching a video presentation is useful as an introductory tool. So definitely a buy. Btw, there is another CD on "How to Play the NI". I don't know the author of that one.

AR

arosar
25-04-2005, 09:05 AM
There is a reason for the title, Matrix Reloaded. For more, check out the The Chess Drum (http://www.thechessdrum.net/newsbriefs/2005/NB_TheMatrix.html).

[Event "13th Sigeman & Co"]
[Site "Copenhagen/Malmoe DEN"]
[Date "2005.04.22"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Nakamura,H"]
[Black "Sasikiran,K"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "2657"]
[BlackElo "2642"]
[EventDate "2005.04.15"]
[ECO "C20"]

1. e4 e5 2. Qh5 Nc6 3. Bc4 g6 4. Qf3 Nf6 5. Ne2 Bg7 6. Nbc3 d6 7. d3 Bg4 8. Qg3 Qd7 9. f3 Be6 10. Bg5 Nh5 11. Qh4 h6 12. Be3 Na5 13. Bb3 Nxb3 14. axb3 a6 15. d4 Qe7 16. Qf2 exd4 17. Bxd4 Nf6 18. O-O-O O-O-O 19. Nf4 Rhg8 20. Rhe1 Kb8 21. Kb1 g5 22. Nfe2 Rge8 23. g4 Qf8 24. Ng3 Nd7 25. Be3 Qh8 26. Nge2 Be5 27. h4 Qg7 28. Rh1 Nf6 29. Bd4 Nd7 30. Qe3 Qf6 31. hxg5 hxg5 32. Bxe5 Qxe5 33. Rh5 Rg8 34. Nd5 Rde8 35. Qc1 Qg7 36. Ne3 Nf6 37. Rh2 Rh8 38. Rg2 Nd7 39. Nd4 Rh3 40. c4 Qf6 41. Rf2 Reh8 42. b4 Qe5 43. c5 dxc5 44. bxc5 Nxc5 45. Qc3 f6 46. Rc2 Na4 47. Qb4 Bd7 48. Nb3 Rh1 49. Rxh1 Rxh1+ 50. Ka2 Nb6 51. Qf8+ Qe8 52. Qxe8+ Bxe8 53. Nc5 Nd7 54. Nxd7+ Bxd7 55. Kb3 Re1 56. Rc3 Be6+ 57. Kc2 Re2+ 58. Kc1 a5 59. Nc2 Rf2 60. Nd4 Bd7 61. Rc5 b6 62. Rd5 Kc8 63. e5 fxe5 64. Rxe5 c5 65. Nb3 Rf1+ 66. Kd2 a4 67. Nxc5 bxc5 68. Rxc5+ Kb7 69. Rxg5 Rxf3 70. Rd5 Be6 71. Rd3 Rf1 72. Rg3 Rf2+ 73. Kc3 Kb6 74. Kb4 Rf4+ 75. Ka3 Kb5 76. Re3 Bd5 77. Rd3 Bc4 78. Re3 Rd4 79. g5 Rd1 80. b3 axb3 81. Re8 Ra1+ 82. Kb2 Ra2+ 83. Kc3 Rc2+ 84. Kd4 b2 85. Rb8+ Ka4 86. g6 Bb5 87. g7 b1=Q 0-1

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Comrade
25-04-2005, 01:25 PM
There is a reason for the title, Matrix Reloaded. For more, check out the The Chess Drum (http://www.thechessdrum.net/newsbriefs/2005/NB_TheMatrix.html).

AR

I think Ian (Rogers) has also surprised people with this 2.Qh5 move. It seemed that Nakamura got a reasonable position from the opening after all. But nice win in the ending for the Indian grandmaster.

arosar
21-05-2005, 09:47 PM
[Event "Mtel Masters"]
[Site "Sofia BUL"]
[Date "2005.05.14"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Adams,Mi"]
[Black "Kramnik,V"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2737"]
[BlackElo "2753"]
[EventDate "2005.05.12"]
[ECO "C42"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. d4 d5 6. Bd3 Nc6 7. O-O Be7 8. c4 Nb4 9. Be2 O-O 10. Nc3 Bf5 11. a3 Nxc3 12. bxc3 Nc6 13. Re1 Re8 14. cxd5 Qxd5 15. Bf4 Rac8 16. Bg3 Bf6 17. Nd2 Qa5 18. Qc1 Bxd4 19. cxd4 Nxd4 20. Bc4 Nc2 21. Rxe8+ Rxe8 22. Rb1 Re1+ 23. Qxe1 Nxe1 24. Rxe1 Kf8 25. Nf3 f6 26. Rd1 Qc5 27. Bf1 Ke8 28. Nd4 Bd7 29. Rd3 a5 30. h3 b5 31. Nb3 Qxa3 32. Bxc7 a4 33. Bd6 Qb2 34. Nc5 a3 35. Re3+ Kf7 36. Nd3 Qb1 37. Bxa3 Be6 38. Nf4 b4 39. Bxb4 Qxb4 40. Nxe6 g6 41. g3 1-0

AR

arosar
23-05-2005, 05:07 PM
A couple of Topalov games from Mtel.

[Event "Mtel Masters"]
[Site "Sofia BUL"]
[Date "2005.05.22"]
[Round "10"]
[White "Kramnik,V"]
[Black "Topalov,V"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "2753"]
[BlackElo "2778"]
[EventDate "2005.05.12"]
[ECO "B80"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3 e6 7. f3 b5 8. Qd2 b4 9. Nce2 e5 10. Nb3 Nc6 11. c4 Be7 12. Ng3 g6 13. Bd3 Nd7 14. Rd1 O-O 15. Qf2 a5 16. O-O a4 17. Nc1 Nc5 18. Bb1 Qc7 19. Nce2 Be6 20. Bh6 Rfe8 21. Nf5 Bxc4 22. Ne3 Ba6 23. f4 exf4 24. Bxf4 Ne5 25. Nd5 Qa7 26. Bxe5 dxe5 27. Kh1 Bg5 28. Nxb4 Bc4 29. Rfe1 Qb7 30. Nd5 Qxb2 31. Nc7 Ne6 32. Nxe8 Rxe8 33. Rf1 Rf8 34. Nc1 Qxb1 0-1

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arosar
23-05-2005, 05:07 PM
[Event "Mtel Masters"]
[Site "Sofia BUL"]
[Date "2005.05.21"]
[Round "9"]
[White "Topalov,V"]
[Black "Ponomariov,R"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2778"]
[BlackElo "2695"]
[EventDate "2005.05.12"]
[ECO "E15"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Ba6 5. b3 Bb4+ 6. Bd2 Be7 7. Nc3 O-O 8. Rc1 c6 9. e4 d5 10. e5 Ne4 11. Bd3 Nxc3 12. Rxc3 c5 13. dxc5 bxc5 14. h4 h6 15. Bb1 f5 16. exf6 Bxf6 17. Qc2 d4 18. Ng5 hxg5 19. hxg5 dxc3 20. Bf4 Kf7 21. Qg6+ Ke7 22. gxf6+ Rxf6 23. Qxg7+ Rf7 24. Bg5+ Kd6 25. Qxf7 Qxg5 26. Rh7 Qe5+ 27. Kf1 Kc6 28. Qe8+ Kb6 29. Qd8+ Kc6 30. Be4+ 1-0

Lucena
23-05-2005, 11:33 PM
All I can say is - ouch!

Bereaved
26-06-2005, 06:14 PM
This is in the latest Informator, and a friend showed it to me but i didn't find out who played it; 16...Rxc2+N was the new move; to me it is pretty without needing to be sound,
Enjoy everyone Macavity,
ps i will try and put up the full game with comments if requested

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 Nxd4 12.Bxd4 b5 13.Bxa7 b4 14.Nd5 Nxd5 15.exd5 Qa5 16.Bd4 Rxc2+ 17.Bxc2 Qxa2 18.Qf2 Rc8 19.Kd2 Rxc2+ 20.Kxc2 Qc4+ 21.Kd2 Bxd4 22.Qe2 Bc3+ 23.Ke3 Qc5+ 24.Ke4 Bf5+ 25.Kf4 Be5+ 26.Kg5 f6+ 27.Kh4 g5+

0-1

toyboy
26-06-2005, 06:28 PM
This is in the latest Informator, and a friend showed it to me but i didn't find out who played it; 16...Rxc2+N was the new move; to me it is pretty without needing to be sound,

It was

[White "Bakre, T"]
[Black "Kadziolka, B"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "2492"]
[BlackElo "2298"]
[ECO "B78"]
[EventDate "2004.07.23"]