Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Markus Orndahl vs Eduardas Rozentalis
Rilton Cup (2006), Stockholm, rd 1, Dec-27
French Defense: Classical. Svenonius Variation (C10)  ·  0-1



Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 1,241 more games of Rozentalis
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: If you missed a Game of the Day, you can review the last year of games at our Game of the Day Archive.

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

Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-02-08  ravel5184: Cool! No comment from <notyetagm>! I'll have to do it myself!

Position after 28 ... Bc2:

click for larger view

The <TACTICAL POINT> behind this move is that it is a <FORK>, <FORKING> both the d1-Queen and the b3-square, on which the Black Pawn can move to <ATTACK THE PINNED PIECE> (White a2-Bishop). If White then plays 30. Bb1?? then Black can win a Rook for free with 30 ... Ra8xa1.

The e4-Bishop, while moving to c2, plans ... b4-b3 <WITH TEMPO>, so as to <TAKE> the b3-square <FOR FREE>, in order to win decisive material.

Aug-02-08  IT4L1CO: Why not 21. .., b3; ??? Isn't the bishop trapped?
Aug-02-08  IT4L1CO: If 22 Bh6 Nf5...
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <IT4L1CO: <Why not 21. .., b3; ??? Isn't the bishop trapped?>>

No, it isn't. After <22.cxb3> ♘c4 is under attack. If <22...f5 23.Qh5 Bxd3 24.bxc4 Bxc4> But the ♗a2 pin looks quite unpleasant.

click for larger view

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.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
28 ... Bc2! gains time on White d1-queen to support 29 ... b3
from FORCING MOVES are MOVE-YOUR-PIECE-FOR-FREE card by notyetagm
cocodrillo68's- Rozentalis best games
by cocodrillo68
28 ... Bc2! gains time on White d1-queen to support 29 ... b3
from FORCING MOVES are MOVE-YOUR-PIECE-FOR-FREE card by trh6upsz

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 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC