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Pin Ball 2

  • benws
  • | Jun 23, 2012
  • | 6921 views
  • | 26 comments

Here is another game that is full of pins. Radjabov uses several of them in succession around his twenty-fifth move. They are quite unexpected, and his opponent has no way to avoid losing his queen. The rest, as they say, is a matter of technique (and features a neat king march!).

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  • 2 years ago

    Chess4001

    sneaky maneuver by radjabov! excellent game.

  • 2 years ago

    LeeCooper78

    Yes, maybe you're right...white simply stands a lot better, if not completely winning.

    Nevertheless, I still prefer it compared to the game...

  • 2 years ago

    sumuva2000

    LeeCooper, even if after Kg7 I think white can try to enter through h3-c8 diagonal.  e.g., 34. Qf4 and if Rf8 35. Qg4 which looks promising for white.

  • 2 years ago

    LeeCooper78

    @AcerOverKowboys

    Well, I still think it looks at least a bit better than the collapse in the game. And in the ending position white still has some things to solve to reach the full point. After 33...Kg7, what would be the path to victory? Rf8 is a threat with further simplification and pawn ending is a draw despite that passed pawn.

  • 2 years ago

    sumuva2000

    Sorry i am wrong again. But AcesOverKowboys has explained it very nicely. White gets a good endgame advantage...

  • 2 years ago

    sumuva2000

    Lee Cooper, You are right. But instead of 26. Qh6? white should play Rxe7! I think that should win...If 26...Qc8 like you suggested NOW 27. Qh6! now there seems to be no defence for black. If Bxf6 Qh7 mate and if Qf8 black loses his queen for rook.

  • 2 years ago

    AcesOverKowboys

    as you can see it, rg8 fails anyway you slice it.  

    even in the best variation, white has a decisive advantage in the endgame with a passed pawn, a protected king and a battery on the f file

  • 2 years ago

    AcesOverKowboys

  • 2 years ago

    charlieweiler

  • 2 years ago

    LeeCooper78

    @sumuva2000:

    25...Rg8, 26. Qh6? exf6.

  • 2 years ago

    sumuva2000

    Hiraditya, If 25...Rg8 26. Qh6!

  • 2 years ago

    nick4567

    best I can see is a black lead with 25...Rg8 26. Bxg7+ Rxg7 27. Rf8+ Rg8 28. Rf7 Bh5 and he is up a piece.

    Please be relevant, helpful & nice!

  • 2 years ago

    LeeCooper78

    @StrategicPlay

     

    What mate on h7? 26...Rxg7, 27. Qxh7 Kxh7.

  • 2 years ago

    StrategicPlay

    hiraditya and LeeCooper78, 25...Rg8 fails to 26. Rxg7 followed by mate at h7. 

    And if 26...Bh5 to protect mate, Rxe7+ wins a free Queen by Discovered check. 

  • 2 years ago

    StrategicPlay

    41...g4 doesn't lead to a Zugzwang for Black. 

    Or am I missing something?

  • 2 years ago

    Adrenalyn

    Reposting chessgames.com's game of the day much?

  • 2 years ago

    shakespeare123

    what a king invasion Surprised

  • 2 years ago

    nyLsel

    but why is 27.exf6 a4? how about 22...Bf8?

  • 2 years ago

    nyLsel

    nice article!

  • 2 years ago

    poz_750

    @LeeCooper78 & hiraditya: maybe 26. Rxe7 Qc8 27. h3 is the trick. If the bishop goes back to e6 or d7, then 28. Bxg7+ Rxg7 29. Qf6 wins the piece back with a possible pickup of one or more of Black's pawns. Or if 27...Be2 28. Bxg7+ Rxg7 29. Qf6 Qg8 30. b4 axb4 31. axb4 followed by Rc7 looks pretty good for White.

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