Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Good Chess Lessons

Good chess lessons - Corus chess 2008, Round 9

Chess Lesson 1:

Denying the King Castling of the opponent (even if by sacrificing the Material, or even if Queen) to get a very very strong attacking on Enemy King => Opponent is in severe pressure => You are winning! (even if the opponent is World Number 1!)

Mr. Topalov, The ultimate entertainer along with Anand

Here is the game!

Chess Lesson 2:

Winning material is not the ultimate goal!, Checkmate is! 

The game between Grivas & Li illustrates this lesson. Li won the game. 

Opponent was grabbing all the stuff, Li was creating the mating net!

Check the end game, last 10 steps. 

Here is the game!

Chess Lesson 3:

Pinning the peices to King, will immobilize the development => you are losing the game! 

Cheparinov pinned the opponent's Knight & pawn to King, making them not to move at all! 

Opponent can't move peices, if he does, he looses the peices and the game. Opponent resigned! Cheparinov won!

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Corus chess 2008, Round 9, Leko won on Carlsen!

After the Topalov, the Ultimate entertainer along with Anand, won on Kramnik (earlier post, before this post), there are some other good games.

Leko (considered as the most solid chess player) defeated the young prodigy, Carlsen! (who was undefeated till now, round 9!)
In the end game, with a peice less, and opponent Queening his pawn Carlsen resigned. Leko won!

Here is the game!

Adams won! on Van Wely.

Koneru Humpy Vs Harikrishna  game ended in draw.
Negi could draw with black!

Group A, standings after round 9:

1  - L. Aronian, M. Carlsen - 5½
3  - V. Kramnik, T. Radjabov, M. Adams, V. Anand  - 5
7  - S. Mamedyarov, V. Ivanchuk, V. Topalov, P. Leko - 4½
11 - J. Polgar, L. van Wely  - 4
13 - P. Eljanov, B. Gelfand  - 3

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Corus chess 2008, Round 9, Topalov won(!!!) on Kramnik(?)


Corus chess 2008, Round 9

Topalov won!!! on Kramnik

Fearless Topalov sacrified his Knight, against the most solid draw player, Kramnik.
Looked like Kramnik has chances to win for his Knight up, if he can hold his position.
On the other side of coin, Topalov denied Kramnik's castling when he sacrified his Knight & got a better position for attacking Kramnik's king side.

Topalov's attacking was fatal. Kramnik's greediness to take Knight costed him the game.

After being defeated by Anand in the last round, great comback again by Topalov! to win on Kramnik.

With this new win, suddenly Topalov is also in the race! to the Top spot.

Here is the game!

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