Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Chessgames premium membership fee will increase to $39 per year effective June 15, 2023. Enroll Now!

Lembit Oll vs Yuri Kruppa
"Oll Systems Go" (game of the day May-02-2012)
USSR Championship (Young Masters) (1987), Uzhgorod URS
Spanish Game: Closed Variations. Zaitsev System (C92)  ·  1-0



explore this opening
find similar games 835 more games of Y Kruppa
sac: 25.Nxh6+ PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: All games have a Kibitzer's Corner provided for community discussion. If you have a question or comment about this game, register a free account so you can post there.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 2 OF 2 ·  Later Kibitzing>
Premium Chessgames Member
  ToTheDeath: What a game! This guy was on another level.
Apr-25-12  LoveThatJoker: <ToTheDeath> Oll was truly on another level, man. Well said! What a tremendous game!


May-02-12  LoveThatJoker: Great game by Oll, as I said about a week ago!


May-02-12  Oceanlake: Note Bb7 and denuded kingside.
May-02-12  xthred: Cool!
May-02-12  rilkefan: Not really impressed with black's defensive tactics here. 32...Kh7 jumps out as a waste of tempo in a critical position, for example. And checking with stockfish I see it thinks the move throws away a two-pawn advantage (compared to ...Rf7; other better natural moves I checked include Ra4, Ra2, Ra1+). 31...Kh8 was also strong for black, and a few other moves around there, but 32...Rf7 was critical.

Well, actually, a lot of what I thought was dithering was just black being lost after 34...d2 and 35...Qc4 (instead 34...Ra1/35...b4 was equal and 35...Ra4 in the game line held white to about 0.7 instead of 2).

May-02-12  vinidivici: i really blank about this game. so sharp and deep. this is hard
May-02-12  sevenseaman: What a gut-crusher by Oll! Like in a balanced tug-of-war, for a long time the hankie moves only inches right or left, until the realization dawns upon you the guy was going for P promotion. What nerve!

My slumber suffered a jolt at <41. Rg3+>. I will go on wondering why he took that little stroll into his backyard garden! Was it a ploy to collect his breath, gather his wits? Or a reassuring visit to tell his K he was still there?

May-02-12  gofer: Don't quite understand how black let this happen.

<47 ... Qxf2> clears white's defenses and opens a multitude of possibilities for black.

Shoving the black queen into a box like h1 makes no sense unless you are expecting white to protect Pg2, which white easily can. But after white gets greedy and plays <49 Rf7+> black surely should have played <49 ... Ke8> and not allowed white the tempo to get back to defend and instead forced <50 Nxd6+ Kd8> allowing the counter attack on g2!

May-02-12  TimothyLucasJaeger: gofer, after <49 ... Ke8 50 Nxd6+ Kd8 51 Be3> I don't see any satisfactory way for black to stop the threat of Bb6#. For example, after <51 Qxg2+ Kh4> black is out of checks (e4 is covered by the knight).
May-02-12  erniecohen: <<Timothy Glenn Forney>: Shedder 8-30.♕xf6 ♖f7 31.♖xg7+ ♖xg7 32.♖xg7 ♕e6+ ♖f7 33.♕g6+ ♖g7 34.♕e6+ ♖f7 draw=>

Much better for Black is 30... ♕c7 31. ♗xh6 ♔h8 32. ♗xg7+ ♖xg7 .

May-02-12  gofer: <TimothyLucasJaeger> Thanks!

Even more reason to play <47 ... Qxf2> rather than <47 ... Qh1>.

Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: White is threatened with matem,but cooly continues the attack. Later,all white has for the queen are knight and bishop,oh,any FIVE PASSED pawns.
May-02-12  ProLogik: The game from 39. Qxf7 onward was hilarious. How White runs circles around Black's king was sheer brilliance.
May-02-12  TimothyLucasJaeger: <gofer> Agreed. As <rilkefan> pointed out, black's defense in this game is quite inacurrate (in an admittedly difficult position). Entombing the queen on h1 was illogical with the threat on g2 so easily countered/ignored.

After your <47 ... Qxf2>, black's chances appear much better than in the game line. Instead of five connected passed pawns, white will be deprived of the f pawn and if able to win the d pawn, will only do so with difficulty.

After <48 Rf7+ Kc8>,

1. <49 Nxd6+ Kb8 50 Rb7+ Ka8> goes nowhere.

2. <49 Rxf6 Qg1+ 50 Kg3 Qe1+> looks bad for white. Black's queen will get a host of checks and will win the e4 or g2 pawn if white tries to avoid the perpetual check after <51 Kh2>.

3. <49 Be3 Qe1 50 Rxf6> looks like white's best try.

For example <50 ... Qh1+ 51 Kg3 Qe1+ Bf2> and the potential of Nxd6+ protects the e4 pawn from capture.

May-02-12  karnak64: Fascinating game. The name "Lembit Oll" sounds like it could belong to a dwarf-lord in the Mines of Moria. And if he could swing his ax as well as he played this game, there'd be nary an orc for leagues.
May-02-12  Jambow: <rilkefan: Not really impressed with black's defensive tactics here.>

Agreed blacks play was a bit weak but whites explotation of it was still very masterful. Another instructional game imho.

May-02-12  Riverbeast: A masterpiece...From (as the now-defunct magazine 'Chess Chow' once referred to him) the "Funky Estonian GM" Lembit Oll

Oll unfortunately took his own life...Another troubled talented chessplayer....RIP

May-02-12  chuter09: This is an awesome game. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Very deep as well.
May-02-12  screwdriver: Sacking the queen and winning always gets the roar of the crowd.
May-03-12  ZeejDonnelly: My second accepted Gotd "pun"! woot
May-03-12  LoveThatJoker: <ZeejDonnelly> Congratulations!


May-03-12  karnak64: <Riverbeast>: didn't know that. Sad.
May-03-12  King Death: <karnak64> A few days ago on another page here I saw a link to an article by the GM Baburin where he named a couple of other players that were suicides and they (just like Oll) jumped out windows. That's eerie.
May-03-12  rilkefan: Stockfish thinks 47...Kc7 is best, at about +2. 47...Qxf2 is refuted by 48.Be3, with Bb6 a deadly threat. 47...Qh1+ was comparatively much better at half a pawn or so worse than ...Kc7. As noted above, stockfish doesn't hate black's defense after moves 34/35.
search thread:   
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 2 OF 2 ·  Later Kibitzing>

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.
  8. Do not degrade Chessgames or any of it's staff/volunteers.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Lembit Oll says "Dambit Oll!"
from Sneaky's Scrapbook by Sneaky
...that just happened.
from DanielBryant's favorite games by DanielBryant
Two pieces for a queen! That's ballzy!
from Piece Count advantage by Granite
by zentovic
good idea
by hartkoka
Beautiful games!!!
by Tamerlan
Nick's Favorite Games
by nd792001
BNpppp and attack
from 52c_Middlegames_2 minor pieces for a Queen by whiteshark
If only I could take a little walk!
from The Kamikaze Collection by sevenseaman
DrChopper's good games 4
by DrChopper
May 2: Oll Systems Go
from Game of the Day 2012 by Phony Benoni
Spanish Closed, Zaitsev System (C92) 1-0The safer K wins, maybe
from Spaniards Settin' Sail by fredthebear
Spanish Closed, Zaitsev System (C92) 1-0The safer K wins, maybe
from yFredthebear's Roundhouse RUUK Manuevers I by fredthebear
Spanish: Zaitsev: 12. a4
from W e4 by pekda
Rage against the Monarchy: minorities vs Queen
by syracrophy
BNpppp and attack
from 52c_Middlegames_2 minor pieces for a Queen by Jaredfchess
Tabiyas 0010 +15 Moves + 100 Games
by Chibauk

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2023, Chessgames Services LLC