Monday, 5 May 2008

Hack of the Month

"Miniature" is to kind a description for this game, as White just tears into Black's position. The only slight flaw in the game (if it can be called that), is the Black doesn't allow White the pretty pawn mate on move 15.

Kurnosov,I (2577) - Dzhumaev,M (2527) [B07]
2nd Agzamov Memorial Tashkent UZB (8), 27.03.2008

1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.Bg5 Nbd7 5.Qd2 [ 5.e5 can be tried if you are feeling aggressive. 5...dxe5 ( 5...Nh5±) 6.dxe5 Nxe5 7.Qxd8+ Kxd8 8.Bf4! Nc6 9.0-0-0+ Bd7 10.Bc4 e6 11.Nf3 and threats of Ng5 and Nb5 allow White to regain the pawn with advantage.] 5...a6 6.0-0-0 b5 7.e5 b4 8.exf6 bxc3 9.Qxc3 e6?? [ 9...Nxf6 10.Bxf6 Bh6+ ( 10...exf6? 11.Re1+ Be7 12.Qf3+-) 11.Kb1 exf6 12.Re1+ Kf8±] 10.Re1 Nb6 11.d5! Na4 12.Qc6+ Bd7(D)
13.Rxe6+!! fxe6 14.dxe6 Bg7
[ 14...Bxc6 15.f7#] 15.exd7+ [ 15.exd7+ Qxd7 ( 15...Kf8 16.fxg7+) 16.f7+] 1-0


TrueFiendish said...

It has nothing to do with the pretty hack given in the blog, but note that Gashimov, Wang and Carlsen have won the first FIDE Grand Prix in Baku, with Carlsen winning his final two games to join the leaders. Note also the page below and the photo under the final standings table...

Only chessplayers could look so miserable holding such a big cheque!

Shaun Press said...

Doh! You beat me to it. This was (but still will be) my post for today!

TrueFiendish said...

Wang is thinking, "The state won't let me spend this." Carlsen is thinking, "My parents won't let me spend this." Gashimov is thinking, "Well, I suppose I could holiday in Armenia."