13333 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?
Backgammon, Yatzy, and more!
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 was looking through my database of games and stumbled upon this game that I played a few years ago. Going into this fourth round game, I was 0.5/3 in the U2200 section (I was 1808 and playing up) and was kind of depressed at how the tournament was going.
However, he played into one of my favorite openings...the Milner Barry Gambit! I've been told by multiple people that it sucks as an opening and after a6, white is lost (no Nb5 ideas). However, it appears that after a6, my opponent didn't know what to do! This is what happens when you take too many pawns without a plan in this dangerous opening!
Hope you enjoyed the game!
Black's best is supposed to be 11...Rc8, although 11...Ne7 is certainly a good move. This move gives extra protection to the projected ...Bc5, so an eventual Be3 simply drops the e5 pawn.
12.Rd1 is answered by 12...Bc5! when the d3 bishop has no good discovered attack, and 12.Kh1 by 12...Bc5 13.f4 Nh6 14.Bd2 Ng4! and black is better.
Black's risky choice to grab the pawn on e5 isn't bad (factly, it may be best) provided that he will return the pawn immediately to simplify to a pawn up position: 13.Be4 Qxe5 14.f4 Nd4! 15.Qf2 Qc7 16.Rxd4 de4 17.Rxe4 Bc5 18.Be3 Bxe3 19.Rxe3 0-0.
Nice moves :) good game
Wow IM pfren, I didn't even see Nd4 in my analysis! Yeah I definitely agree, black is better in that position. Thanks! and Thanks Catnap!
What do you do after 18...Qe5?
Wow, I enjoyed that. May I ask what was the time control for this game?
Piphilologist: after 18...Qe5, I think Nb6 followed by Qf2 should be enough to win the game. The dark square penetration and tactics on d5 seem to be unpreventable.
Rotonblau, the time control of the game was 90 minute with 30 second increment each move
I also just played a game in live chess against FM asynchrony that followed this game pretty closely, until he played Bc5+ after retreating the queen to b8
lol, people use the term lost way too loosely. Black may have some chances for the advantage in the ...a6 line, but it is quite another thing to claim that his pawn will simply win him the game. But chess is a practical game, and this is a great attack, especially considering you were a class A player doing this to such a strong player at the time.
I never play these kinds of games. Maybe it's because I only play openings that are supposed to be good. Perhaps it's only by playing openings like the King's gambit and hoping your opponent messes up that you can get him to fail so brilliantly :)
It has its trade-offs I guess!
That looks promising, and I found a nice win for white in that line, but I think black can survive and win
I also agree Elubas, I never let people who say an opening is refuted prevent me from playing it. All the more reason to!
An Outstanding stategical/ tactical victory over your strong opponent (expert). With IM phren tremendous analysis a most INSTRUCTIVE thread !! Thanks for posting and HAPPY HOLIDAYS to ALL !
I think 9.Nbd2 is whites best option to get satisfactory compensation.
Yeah mateologist, IM pfren had some instructive insights into the game. Happy Holidays :)
Randomemory: I want to take back on d4 though. That's the line I like playing. Nbd2 may be the best move, but I like Nxd4 better :)
ANd piphologist, you're right, it's very pretty.
did you look at all of my lines? although after 18...Qe5 19.Nb6+ Kc7 20.Qf2 Bd6? white indeed has a pretty win, after 20...Bxf5 (my main line) it looks like a black win to me. I'm only around 2000 fide so there may be something I overlooked but I can't see it. can you see a white win after 18.f4 Qe5 19.Nb6+ Kc7 20.Qf2 Bxf5?
Nice game! tactical dream...you played a few moves that aren't at all obvious...Nice tactical motifs, well done.
Sorry to say that I made no analysis in this thread. The credits for the lines I posted in #2 should be given to GM Suat Atalik.
Why do my opponents always try to pin my horses?
by subtleattack 5 minutes ago
how do I find my record against a specific opponent?
by RonaldJosephCote 9 minutes ago
10/6/2015 - No Interest In Her
by Haunted_Owl1 18 minutes ago
by Vibhav_G 36 minutes ago
Chess rating system
by itchyscrodem4U 45 minutes ago
Need Help analyzing a specific position
by logozar 47 minutes ago
Little help on this please.
by MrKornKid 51 minutes ago
Reporting Moderation Abuse
by Facebook 51 minutes ago
How to get figurine algebraic notation on Word 2010
by Trevor-D 58 minutes ago
Soviet Cheating in FIDE Competition: Keres-Botvinnik, 1948, Pt 3
by DogOnTheRoad 70 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2015 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!