Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Rauf Mamedov vs Arkadij Naiditsch
Aeroflot Open (2010), Moscow RUS, rd 6, Feb-14
Scotch Game: Classical Variation (C45)  ·  0-1



explore this opening
find similar games 6 more R Mamedov/Naiditsch games
sac: 20...Ngxh4 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can get computer analysis by clicking the "ENGINE" button below the game.

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

Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-17-10  Eyal: An interesting novelty by Naiditsch in a Scotch line that recently got some attention from top players – instead of 13...0-0, which after 14.Nc3 Qf5 15.d5 allows White to cut the board in half with strong pressure, as in Carlsen vs Leko, 2009, or 13…Bh3, which after 14.Bf3 Qf5 15.Re1 d5 apparently leads to quick equality (, he tries the more ambitious 13...Qf5!?

27.Qh2?? is a losing mistake – White has to defend against the mate threat of 27...Rg1+ 28.Kf2 Qg3#, but after 27...Qf5+ he's losing to 28.Qf2 Rf4 or 28.Ke2 Qc2+ and Qxh2. Instead, 27.Qe5! allows White to salvage a draw – 27...Rg1+ 28.Kf2 and Black has nothing better than perpetual with 28...Rg2+ 29.Kf1 Rg1+etc.; if 29...Qg4, White is saved by 30.Qd6+! (not 30.Qe3?? Rh2) Kg8 31.exf7+ Kh7 (31...Kh8 32.Re2 Rg1+ 33.Kf2 Rxa1 34.Qh2+and mate; 31...Kxf7 32.Qe6+ forcing a queen exchange) 32.f8Q defending f3, and again there's nothing better for Black than forcing a perpetual; but note that after 27.e7+?? Ke8 28.Qe5 Rg1+ 29.Kf2 Rg2+ 30.Kf1, 30...Qg4 would be winning.

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?]
2010 Aeroflot6: Scotch Game (W's Q ... bbq'd on a skewer!)
from RPaterno1's favorite games: Aeroflot 2010 LIVE! by RPaterno1
2010 Aeroflot Rd6: Scotch Game
from RPaterno1's favorite games- Misc. Openings by RPaterno1
C45 Scotch [Black]
by chess.master
C45 Scotch [Black]
by oldhorse
Enrique C40+
by Sergio X Garcia

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