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xerox 30 ( +1 | -1 )
very strange position board #863769
I just wanna say that I find this a very weird game.
Jacobson is attacking with his king :)
I don't want any suggestion for further moves. But does everyone find this so strange?
mattafort 11 ( +1 | -1 )
That is very common.
It is a so called "King's Wing attack".
Can go both ways.
A win or a terrible loss.....
anaxagoras 5 ( +1 | -1 )
Yes, I agree that he is crazy. Let us know how it goes.
tambori 10 ( +1 | -1 )
that position is called... "a king on the Market..."...of course. i do not mean, however, to assert that he has a bad position...strange however...
squijum 14 ( +1 | -1 )
Well... That's a semi-endgame position. If you want to see something truly amazing, I refer you to Short - Timman, Tilburg 1991 (move 32).
mate_you_in_fifty 53 ( +1 | -1 )
Squijum That's amazing! I did a Google for that game and it was really fascinating.
Reminds me of a casual game I played on Yahoo,where I had just a KQ versus my opponent's KQRB and he drove my King towards his side of the board,in fact just one square from his King which was still placidly sitting behind his pawns. Thankfully his last move was not a check,which enabled me to move my Queen into that 'gap'. And then it was over. Wouldn't have happened if he was a strong player,but it's my favourite chess 'memory'.
atrifix 22 ( +1 | -1 )
Short was a little disappointed that Timman didn't continue the game with 34... Kh7, after which the intention was 35. Qxg6+! Kh8 36. Qh6+ Kg8 37. Kf6! Short said: "I was really going for that. On h6 the king's a little safe, somehow it's too easy."
honololou 1 ( +1 | -1 )
so why doesn't somebody… post the PGN?
tovmauzer 24 ( +1 | -1 )
PGN [Event "Tilburg 1991"]
[White "Nigel Short"]
[Black "Timman, J."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B04"]
["Alekhine Defence"]

1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 d6 4.Nf3 g6 5.Bc4 Nb6 6.Bb3 Bg7 7.Qe2 Nc6 8.O-O O-O 9.h3 a5 10.a4 dxe5 11.dxe5 Nd4 12. Nxd4 Qxd4 13.Re1 e6 14.Nd2 Nd5 15.Nf3 Qc5 16.Qe4 Qb4 17.Bc4 Nb6 18.b3 Nxc4 19.bxc4 Re8 20.Rd1 Qc5 21.Qh4 b6 22.Be3 Qc6 23.Bh6 Bh8 24.Rd8 Bb7 25.Rad1 Bg7 26.R8d7 Rf8 27.Bxg7 Kxg7 28.R1d4 Rae8 29.Qf6+ Kg8 30.h4 h5 31.Kh2 Rc8 32.Kg3 Rce8 33.Kf4 Bc8 34.Kg5 1-0
mattafort 18 ( +1 | -1 )
REPLAY On this website
You can replay Short-Timman game:
mattafort 18 ( +1 | -1 )
REPLAY On this website
You can replay Short-Timman game:
olympio 18 ( +1 | -1 )
i think the idea in this gameknot game is simple.. one player is down a minor piece.. so he is going to try to have his king substitute for the minor piece to give himself a chance