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OP, you're the one missing something. You might want to take a look at the 24. fxg3 variation. And I did not analyze in depth the Queen sacrifice but some other players did and it seems it was totally unsound..
That's what's really weird - his opponent had a forced mate from 24. ...fxg3, but he missed it and went for an extremely unsound queen sacrifice that, ironically enough, was lauded by the OP.
I'm amazed that someone is rated ~2000 USCF and didn't make a single defensive move after the Q-sac. Black wasn't exactly hiding his intentions.
I think he was overwhelmed by the Brilliancy of Qh4!!.He felt like gifting his opponent the win because of his brillian sacrifice.
Okay. I let my engine run for about 30 minutes (~13,500,000,000 nodes) and it rates white as +15.82 after 24. ...Qh4+??. One line for after 25. Nxh4? goes like this; it's pretty easily defended:
Engines are beast at tactics. If it says +15 in that type of position, believe it (although you don't need an engine to see that Qh4 is a ?? move!).
Okay - the sac was unsound. However, as Tal once famously said, "Analysis after the game and a real game are two completely different things." It's easy to point out improvements after a game, but defending during a game is not as easy.
ok with all inaccuracies by white before move 32 but i dont understand why not 32.Kxg2?
and is there anything terrible for white after that?it seems white is winning.
even after 33.Kxg2 situation isnot clear for me.looks black now has some counterplay but white is a whole queen ahead and black has no immediate mate threat.but white simply plays the worst and only move which leads to mate in one:33.Rg1???
tal made sacrifices and created complications that was nearly impossible for a human to cope with at the board but is it really difficult to make some simple moves?not fall into a mate in one?
.self mate was the right word used by smyslov-fan.
That doesn't really apply here. Tal sacced rooks and minors for definite compensation, here black gave away a queen for no comp whatsoever. Playing white is quite easy.
Sure, but unless you were down to 10 seconds on the clock your moves really make no sense. You didn't take the immediate knight fork, there wasn't even any attempt to defend your king, and your final moves were literally a self-mate because you didn't take any avenues of escape. I know high-rated players blunder like us lower-rated peons, but this was just a clusterbomb of question marks masquerading under your title of "brilliancy". Games and analysis are different, yeah, and you didn't have any idea as you analyzed the game for us? It's not a good time to quote Tal...
Tal was his own worst critic. He rarely gave his brilliancies "!" marks, and often criticized the set-up. Reading his book, one got the impression he was just making plodding moves and his opponents were a bit unlucky.
Reading the comments to this game, I was expecting to see something like Svidler-Grischuk:
You didn't take the immediate knight fork, there wasn't even any attempt to defend your king, and your final moves were literally a self-mate because you didn't take any avenues of escape.
I understand where you're coming from but you also have to realize that in blitz, defense is a lot harder than in a longer game. When you're under attack in blitz, most of your moves are guided by blind defensive panic and you wouldn't play as accurately as in long games. In this game, factor in the shock that came from Qh4+ and you have a blitz defensive nightmare. Even grandmasters in long games suffer from defensive panic: take a look at Kramnik-Kasparov, Munich 1994, where Kramnik played far below his rating after a queen sacrifice by Kasparov. My defensive task was a lot easier in theory than during the game.
How much time did you have left when Qh4 happened?
Blitz defensive nightmare? you did not do anything to stop his attack. You can hardly call that defence.
Because of the shock and the blitz, may be I would have missed the Nb6 fork but I would have played 26 Bf2 right away. Giving some space to my king and kicking his knight
I don't remember exactly, but very little.
How much time did you have left to write the notes to the game that you published?
For example, after your opponent played Qh4??, you gave it "!!" and wrote,
"A sacrifice of astounding depth. With this move, black meticulously weaves a mating net."
I may have exaggerated a little.
i looked at some lines,32.Kxg2 wins easily white is still winning after 33.Bd3 with idea of opening second rank for white pieces in order to repel attack.33.Bd3 isnot only move.33.Kg1 is also good.
even after 33.Kxg2 instead of 33.Rg1?? black has nothing better than perpetual check.
33...Rxh2+ 34.Kg1 Bh3
you changed your post. I remember reading it was a big hoax...
I accidentally deleted that one. It was indeed a big hoax.
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