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no. I'll play bishop takes bishop,and if the rook retakes; play rook takes rook immediately. (intended as a homework response).
Hmm... 4.Nf1 is a blunder according to Houdini. 4... c4!! prepares Rb3 with unclear consequences, but many lines ending in perpetual check.
Maybe this position was a bit too tough to be a good barometer of expert level calculation? I doubt many experts would solve it correctly.
Answer: 1...d5 is wrong move ,because after 2Bg7 Kg7 3.cxd5 Nexf4 black missed very strong inbetween move 4.Nf1 and suddenly there is no sufficent defence and black resign if few moves. Whoever found that move would be an expert very soon! Good Luck!
I think this line gives white initiative and fairly strong attack:
(I wouldn't exchange rooks for a queen in the end - that was just to demonstrate the point that white is up in material... actual continuation could be Qf6, then Ne5, etc.)
Move 4. d6 is what i think allows white to take back initiative.
I can't belive potential world champions would make such obvious blunders
Always be careful of the snicky moves!
I tried out the hw but got no concrete answer as I flagged on the 15 min interval... I noted that cxd by white is prefered to the exd option due to issues with the opposing rooks that favors black... also ...d5 Bxg7 Kxg7 cxd5 Nxf4 gxf4 Qxg4+ Kh1 Qg3 to pick up the h pawn is all I saw but with the passed d pawn for white and the idea that the connected Q and R provide lateral defense along the 2nd rank I can't help but think white is still better.
Nice lesson - it's amazing how the top level players find these moves!
and... I'm totally wrong. sigh.
thoughts in diagram:
qBart, then RxR and the pawn is still pinned.
thanks for the video.
d5 is bad because after that sequence the e pawn can go to e5 and block the h2-b8 diagonal, the black knight will be lost and white has two dangerous center pawns.
You could also take the bisshop with your rook on 1:30
by GM Melikset Khachiyan
In this highly instructive installment to his new video series, Grandmaster Khachiyan reviews critical moments from the games Anand vs Kasparov WCH Match 1995, Timman vs Karpov Montreal 1979, and Radjabov vs Kasparov 2002. Finally, he leaves us with a homework assignment to see whether or not we learned anything from the mistakes of those great players! Enjoy!
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GM Melikset Khachiyan
Melik began playing chess at the age of 8, won the Baku Junior Championship two years later and became a Soviet Candidate Master two years after that. He began coaching early in his career and has brought up three Junior World Champions (among them Levon Aronian). In 2001, he immigrated to the US, where he qualified to play in the U.S. Championship several times. He earned his Grandmaster title in 2006.
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