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hitman84
18-12-2005, 11:49 PM
Here is a game i played long back,
U-18 Nat'l Championship.
I had to win this round to finish in the prize list!
This game is kinda strange coz i hardly sat in front of the board and was strollin around the hall after i had equalisied and my opponent king was also kinda in the same mood!

My opponent who is an IM at present was rated 2145.
White:Future IM(2145)
Black:Future "?" (myself)


1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bg7 7. Be3 c5 8. Bc4 Nc6 9. Ne2 cxd4 10. cxd4 Qa5+ 11. Qd2 00 12. Qxa5 Nxa5 13. Bd3 Bd7 14. Rb1 b6 15. Bg5 Rfc8 16. Bxe7 Nc6 17. Bb5 Nxe7 18. Bxd7 Rd8 19. Ba4 Bxd4 20. 00 Bc5 21. Rfd1 Rac8 22. g3 Bd6 23. Kg2 Kg7 24. f4 Rc4 25. e5 Rxa4 26. Rxd6 Re8 27. Nc3 Rc4 28. Rb3 Rec8 29. Rd7 Nf5 30. Nb5 Rc2+ 31. Kf3 Rxa2 32. e6 a6 33. Na7 Rcc2 34. Rxf7+ Kg8 35. Rxb6 Rf2+ 36. Kg4 Nh6+ 37. Kg5 Ra5+ 38. Kf6 Rf5+ 39. Ke7 Nxf7 40. Nc6 Nh6 41. Rb8+ Kg7 42. Rb7 Rb5 43. Ra7 Nf5+ 44. Ke8+ Kf6 45. Nd8 Ng7+ 46. Kd7 Nxe6 47. Nc6 Rd2+ 48. Ke8 Rb8+ 01

I had no patience to annotate this game again, so visit my site below for analysis.

Kevin Bonham
19-12-2005, 01:19 AM
Games where one side gets their king to the other end - whether they win or lose - have often fascinated me.

I have also won a game where the white king finished on e8, but in mine I was white! I had to sneak my king down the h-file and behind black's king to do it. He should have stopped this plan and drawn I think, although it's a while since I looked at this game in detail.

Bonham (then 1875) - Stubbs (then 1739). Tas Champs 2001 (2)

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nf6 5.Nxf6+ exf6 6.Nf3 Bd6 7.c3 Be6 8.Qc2 Qe7 9.Be3 Nd7 10.Bd3 g6 11.a4 Bd5 12.Qe2 a5 13.0-0 0-0 14.Rfe1 Rfe8 15.c4 Bxf3 16.Qxf3 f5 17.Re2 Qf6 18.Rae1 Bb4 19.Rd1 Bd6 20.g3 Bc7? 21.Rde1 f4 22.Bxf4 Rxe2 23.Rxe2 Bxf4 24.Qxf4 Qxf4 25.gxf4 Kf8 26.Kg2 Re8 27.Rxe8+ Kxe8 28.f5 Ke7 29.fxg6 hxg6 30.Kf3 f5 31.Kf4 Kf6 32.h4 Nf8 33.d5 c5 34.Be2?! Nd7 35.Kg3 Ne5 36.b3 Nf7 37.f4 Nd6 38.Bf3 b6 39.h5 gxh5 40.Kh4 Kg6 41.Bxh5+ Kf6 42.Bd1 Kg6 43.Bc2 Nf7 44.Bd1 Nd6 45.Bf3 Nc8 46.Bh5+ Kf6 47.Be8 Nd6 48.Bd7 Ne4 49.Kh5 Nd6 50.Kh6 Ne4 (here my opponent offered a draw!) 51.Kh7 Nd6 52.Kg8 Kg6 53.Kf8 Kf6 54.Bc6 Ne4 55.Ke8 Nd2 56.d6 1-0

After winning this game I lost in round 3 then went win, draw, win, win, win and won the tournament by a point.

Phil Bourke
19-12-2005, 07:26 PM
Does anyone recall the game in which Nigel Short sent his King on a long trip down the board? It created a bit of a sensation at the time, I can recall it being much discussed on Chess servers at the time, but unfortunately, either didn't record the details, or have lost/forgotten where I did record them :)

Rhubarb
19-12-2005, 07:36 PM
Does anyone recall the game in which Nigel Short sent his King on a long trip down the board? It created a bit of a sensation at the time, I can recall it being much discussed on Chess servers at the time, but unfortunately, either didn't record the details, or have lost/forgotten where I did record them :)

Could this be the game? It's very famous. Annotations by Ian Rogers.


[Event "Tilburg"]
[Site "Tilburg"]
[Date "1991.??.??"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Short, Nigel D"]
[Black "Timman, Jan H"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B04"]
[WhiteElo "2660"]
[BlackElo "2630"]
[Annotator "Rogers"]
[PlyCount "67"]
[EventDate "1991.10.??"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "14"]
[EventCountry "NED"]
[EventCategory "17"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "2004.01.01"]

1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Nd5 3. d4 d6 4. Nf3 g6 5. Bc4 Nb6 6. Bb3 Bg7 7. Qe2 Nc6 8. O-O
O-O 9. h3 $1 {By preventing ...Bg4 White ensures that Black will be unable to
lay seige to the e5 pawn, keeping Black's bishop on g7 permanently out of play.
} a5 10. a4 dxe5 11. dxe5 Nd4 12. Nxd4 Qxd4 13. Re1 e6 14. Nd2 $1 Nd5 15. Nf3
Qc5 16. Qe4 Qb4 {Black is trying to prevent the transfer of White's queen to
h4 but Short is prepared to ruin his pawn structure and give up the bishop
pair just to gain h4 for his queen.} 17. Bc4 $1 Nb6 18. b3 $1 Nxc4 19. bxc4 Re8
20. Rd1 Qc5 21. Qh4 b6 22. Be3 Qc6 $6 ({
Now White is free to pursue his kingside attack without hindrance;} 22... Qf8 {
was necessary.}) 23. Bh6 Bh8 24. Rd8 $1 Bb7 25. Rad1 Bg7 {Against other moves
26.Qe7! (now answered by 26...Bxh6) would have been very strong.} 26. R8d7 $1
Rf8 ({After} 26... Bxh6 27. Qxh6 {White threatens 28.Rxf7!.}) (26... Qe4 27.
Rxf7 $3 {Timman saw this move too late (Anand).}) 27. Bxg7 Kxg7 28. R1d4 Rae8
29. Qf6+ Kg8 30. h4 h5 31. Kh2 Rc8 ({Black must remain passive since} 31... Bc8
{allows} 32. g4 $1 hxg4 (32... Bxd7 33. gxh5) 33. Ng5 $1 Bxd7 34. h5 $1 {
with a winning attack. Now White has a fine attacking position but the
immobility of his knight on f3 prevents an immediate knockout. However Short
finds a phenomenal idea -to use his king as part of the mating attack.}) 32.
Kg3 $1 Rce8 33. Kf4 $1 Bc8 34. Kg5 $3 (34. Kg5 $3 Bxd7 35. Kh6 $1 {
Black cannot avoid mate on g7.}) 1-0

Edit: Looking at this game again, and metaphorically speaking, I think one of the reasons this game is so popular is that the final King march evokes an image of the pissweak and gutless General, striding with impunity through the raging battlefield, his powerful warriors having totally dominated their opposite numbers, just so can he deliver the final blow.

Plus the fact that it was against a player of Timman's calibre.

Rhubarb
19-12-2005, 09:19 PM
White King's Long Journey Ends At e8!!
Here is a game i played long back,
U-18 Nat'l Championship.
I had to win this round to finish in the prize list!
This game is kinda strange coz i hardly sat in front of the board and was strollin around the hall after i had equalisied and my opponent king was also kinda in the same mood!

My opponent who is an IM at present was rated 2145.
White:Future IM(2145)
Black:Future "?" (myself)



I had no patience to annotate this game again.You mean you wanted to gloss over the fact that 36.Kg4?? is just a ridiculous losing blunder. :)

hitman84
20-12-2005, 04:04 AM
Could this be the game? It's very famous. Annotations by Ian Rogers.


[Event "Tilburg"]
[Site "Tilburg"]
[Date "1991.??.??"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Short, Nigel D"]
[Black "Timman, Jan H"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B04"]
[WhiteElo "2660"]
[BlackElo "2630"]
[Annotator "Rogers"]
[PlyCount "67"]
[EventDate "1991.10.??"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "14"]
[EventCountry "NED"]
[EventCategory "17"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "2004.01.01"]

1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Nd5 3. d4 d6 4. Nf3 g6 5. Bc4 Nb6 6. Bb3 Bg7 7. Qe2 Nc6 8. O-O
O-O 9. h3 $1 {By preventing ...Bg4 White ensures that Black will be unable to
lay seige to the e5 pawn, keeping Black's bishop on g7 permanently out of play.
} a5 10. a4 dxe5 11. dxe5 Nd4 12. Nxd4 Qxd4 13. Re1 e6 14. Nd2 $1 Nd5 15. Nf3
Qc5 16. Qe4 Qb4 {Black is trying to prevent the transfer of White's queen to
h4 but Short is prepared to ruin his pawn structure and give up the bishop
pair just to gain h4 for his queen.} 17. Bc4 $1 Nb6 18. b3 $1 Nxc4 19. bxc4 Re8
20. Rd1 Qc5 21. Qh4 b6 22. Be3 Qc6 $6 ({
Now White is free to pursue his kingside attack without hindrance;} 22... Qf8 {
was necessary.}) 23. Bh6 Bh8 24. Rd8 $1 Bb7 25. Rad1 Bg7 {Against other moves
26.Qe7! (now answered by 26...Bxh6) would have been very strong.} 26. R8d7 $1
Rf8 ({After} 26... Bxh6 27. Qxh6 {White threatens 28.Rxf7!.}) (26... Qe4 27.
Rxf7 $3 {Timman saw this move too late (Anand).}) 27. Bxg7 Kxg7 28. R1d4 Rae8
29. Qf6+ Kg8 30. h4 h5 31. Kh2 Rc8 ({Black must remain passive since} 31... Bc8
{allows} 32. g4 $1 hxg4 (32... Bxd7 33. gxh5) 33. Ng5 $1 Bxd7 34. h5 $1 {
with a winning attack. Now White has a fine attacking position but the
immobility of his knight on f3 prevents an immediate knockout. However Short
finds a phenomenal idea -to use his king as part of the mating attack.}) 32.
Kg3 $1 Rce8 33. Kf4 $1 Bc8 34. Kg5 $3 (34. Kg5 $3 Bxd7 35. Kh6 $1 {
Black cannot avoid mate on g7.}) 1-0

Edit: Looking at this game again, and metaphorically speaking, I think one of the reasons this game is so popular is that the final King march evokes an image of the pissweak and gutless General, striding with impunity through the raging battlefield, his powerful warriors having totally dominated their opposite numbers, just so can he deliver the final blow.


Wonderful game by far the most charismatic chess player ever!
I'm a big fan of Nigel Short not just for his chess but for his all round knowledge and his superb annotations.
His coverage of the recently concluded World championship was simply superb!

Does anyone know a game were Karpov tries the same theme in a dead equal position and loses i think it was against Bareev i'm not sure.

hitman84
20-12-2005, 04:24 AM
You mean you wanted to gloss over the fact that 36.Kg4?? is just a ridiculous losing blunder. :)

I had analysed the same game and posted it on my page,the reason why i had no patience to annotate is firstly my annotations aint that good coz i'm no GM,
secondly still if you had keen interest to know my analytical prowess you could take the pain of clicking the HTML link below!

Kg4?? well yes but i forgot to mention he too was playin for a win and if the king had taken the other path it would end in a draw,but i feel the middle game was enterprising as both were trying to complicate the position which finally only favoured me as he lost his nerve and commited the blunder.

Hey Remember this if you have any dreams of becoming a successful chess player.
chess is not all about moves ,

chess is 99% tactics,1% strategy - Patchman
which was proved wrong after the groundbreaking strategical theatrics of Nimzowitsch!

Then it became 50% tactics 50% strategy
Which was again proved wrong by kasparov! His opponents seemed to be nervous before the game!

Nowadays Psychology plays a vital role too besides just tactics and strategy!
Dont believe me ask Aronian !


Anyways here is one more game ,king catwalking like a queen!

Sasikiran,K (2670) - Anand,V (2755) [A07]
FIDE World Cup-C Hyderabad (2), 11.10.2002
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 c6 4. 00 Bg4 5. d3 Nbd7 6. Nbd2 e6 7. b3 Bc5 8. Bb2 00 9. a3 a5 10. e4 b5 11. Qe1 Ne8 12. h3 Bh5 13. Kh1 Nc7 14. c4 dxc4 15. d4 Be7 16. bxc4 b4 17. Qe3 Na6 18. Rfc1 e5 19. g4 Bg6 20. dxe5 Re8 21. Nb3 Nac5 22. axb4 Nxb3 23. Qxb3 Bxb4 24. Qe3 h5 25. g5 Bc5 26. Bd4 Qe7 27. Rd1 a4 28. e6 Bxd4 29. Nxd4 Nf8 30. f4 Nxe6 31. f5 Nxd4 32. Qxd4 Bh7 33. h4 Red8 34. Rxa4 Rab8 35. Qa1 Rxd1+ 36. Qxd1 Qe5 37. Rb4 Ra8 38. Ra4 Rb8 39. Ra3 Qf4 40. Qe1 g6 41. f6 Kh8 42. Qg3 Qc1+ 43. Kh2 Rb1 44. Qd6 Bg8 45. Kh3 Rb8 46. Rg3 Qb2 47. c5 Rb3 48. Rxb3 Qxb3+ 49. Kh2 Qe3 50. Qf8 Qf4+ 51. Kg1 Qe3+ 52. Kf1 Qd3+ 53. Kf2 Qd2+ 54. Kf3 Qd3+ 55. Kf4 Qd2+ 56. Ke5 Qb2+ 57. Kd6 Qd4+ 58. Kc7 Qe5+ 59. Kb7 Qb2+ 60.Kc8 10

Anand's comment after this game
"I have never faced any serious challenger all these years from the whole of asia,but now it seems the challenger is brewing in my own city(Chennai)"

Rhubarb
20-12-2005, 06:33 AM
I had analysed the same game and posted it on my page,the reason why i had no patience to annotate is firstly my annotations aint that good coz i'm no GMHey no probs, Hitman. A lot of people like you around here as you're a breath of fresh air. But you can handle the occasional friendly stir, right?


chess is 99% tactics,1% strategy - PatchmanI believe it was Tartakower - a quote at which Karpov reportedly scoffed.


Then it became 50% tactics 50% strategy
Which was again proved wrong by kasparov! His opponents seemed to be nervous before the game!Fathead certainly introduced full-on intimidation to the world game (amongst many more important things).


Nowadays Psychology plays a vital role too besides just tactics and strategy!
Dont believe me ask Aronian !No offence, but although Aronian is a wonderful modern player, he's just an engine-headed hack in comparison to the best players.


Sasikiran,K (2670) - Anand,V (2755) .....Nice game, but what the hell was Vishy thinking with 14...dxc4? giving up the centre. Can you explain this?

Phil Bourke
20-12-2005, 09:50 AM
Thanks Greg,
A pleasure to play over it again.

hitman84
20-12-2005, 03:39 PM
Hey no probs, Hitman. A lot of people like you around here as you're a breath of fresh air. But you can handle the occasional friendly stir, right?
I'm sorry i guess i got a little bit carried away.This is a great forum,the info on chess you get here are really cool so i guess i can put up with the occasional freindly stir for that!

I believe it was Tartakower - a quote at which Karpov reportedly scoffed.
I believe it was tiechman(might have spelt it wrong) and not patchman i dunno where i got that name from!

Nice game, but what the hell was Vishy thinking with 14...dxc4? giving up the centre. Can you explain this?
I'm pretty sure he was thinking somethin other than chess!

Rhubarb
20-12-2005, 06:25 PM
I'm sorry i guess i got a little bit carried away.This is a great forum,the info on chess you get here are really cool so i guess i can put up with the occasional freindly stir for that!

I believe it was tiechman(might have spelt it wrong) and not patchman i dunno where i got that name from!

I'm pretty sure he was thinking somethin other than chess!

you can give up now.

ElevatorEscapee
30-12-2005, 10:16 AM
you can give up now.

You can start up again now hitman! (I think Greg's a bit busy at the moment and probably won't notice! ;) :lol: )