Master vs Master

-each game has a story., lets discover at least 1 piece of knowledge by exploring master games and find  some meaning., some understanding ., what thoughts /ideas govern winning moves?

I like how the eventual checkmate comes from the fianchettoed bishop - playing to your existing positions is a good concept to keep in mind.

wait how is that 1-0... oh. That's my thought process when I see the end of that.

What about 17...f6 or 17...Be7?    17...Bc5 seems to make it easy : /

Nice games. The plans were super. I cant even believe masters play this way. The game ZL vs. PS, the PS guy played really well. He tried and gave his most effort to try to win. I was amazed from how he played and thought on move 36, you would have to give up the R to keep opponent from playing mate. I didnt see through all the way for Q check to keep the R and B.

I'd like to find out how I didn't get 31. Qc7. Basically I committed the cardinal analytical sin: bouncing around analysing random variations. I looked at some forcing moves like Rh3, got a hallucination of a knight fork with the queen on h3 and king on h8(thought it'd be on h7), then I asked myself if there was a quiet move.

Since the solution was just that, the moment of rejecting such a move is also important. I noticed Black's "threat" of ...Rxe6 and just rejected a "quiet move"; notice how I didn't specify Qc7 or even Qxa7, both of which stop ...Rxe6. If I had seen the line 31. Qc7 Rxe6 32. Rxe6 Qxe6 33. Rh7+, which is extremely easy to find, I would know that 31. Qc7 wins because the attack plays itself from there.

In conclusion, I need to find a better method of analysing. Perhaps I should test Kotov's(and Silman's and many more) method of picking candidate moves before doing any analysis and only then working them out one at a time. No doubt I would've found Qc7 had I done this.

FM : VT ( 8yrs old!)

they r too good

i AGREE.

you're my coach and you dont even know it. lol

is ZL you Zoren???

These are nice and interesting games. Very good presentation also!