10885 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
I think something like 1.hxg Kxg6 2. b5 axb 3.axb and here white will escort his a pawn down the board and not allow black to trade the KS pawns to keep the black king tied to it.
Interesting line Fezzik, I didn't notice 2.h6 which looks arguably stronger than my line.
I think this is also good enough?
1.Ne8+ Kf7 2.Nxf6 Kxf6 3.g5+ Kf7 (regrettably for black, this seems best) 4.h6 and because the pawns tie the king white's K+ two pawns are more than enough to mop up the queenside. Best case for black it's a wash and the liquidation will see an easily won K and P endgame on the other side.
The position was taken from the game Kasparov-Timman, Linares 1993, after 49.Nd6 Bd1.
Kasparov's winning idea was not only dramatic but also simple: 1.Ne8+ Kf7 2.Nxf6 Kxf6 3.g5+ Kf7 4.h6 1-0 . Dramatic as it involved sacrificing N for P. Simple as it made Black helpless in what White would be doing - eliminate the B by forcing it to stop one of White's queenside pawns from queening and then after the B is eliminated White would have a won game as Black would not be able to save his g-pawn.
Yay, it's fun when your first impression is right -- it's just too bad my game is peppered with the opposite circumstance too.
The sac works not only because of white's material advantage but his superior king position too.
new official FIDE WCC chess set
by plogmannen 7 minutes ago
If You Could Fix One Thing On Chess.com, What Would It Be?
by batman120 10 minutes ago
Kicking Double Standards - AKA Where do I get a refund?
by EricFleet 11 minutes ago
what other things do you like to do
by patrickli 12 minutes ago
ღ OFFICIAL 2014 Chess.com Awards ღ
by Syd_Arthur 19 minutes ago
Organised Drinking Session in a Brewery
by DrSpudnik 21 minutes ago
by ghostofmaroczy 21 minutes ago
How To Improve Professional Chess
by ghostofmaroczy 25 minutes ago
12/19/2014 - Honfi - Csenady, Hungary 1963
by belgie 26 minutes ago
Tactics Trainer - What happened to the source games?
by tigerprowl5 27 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2014 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!