Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Matthew Sadler vs Sipke Ernst
"Back in the Sadler" (game of the day Oct-16-2011)
Oslo Chess International (2011), Oslo NOR, rd 5, Oct-05
Slav Defense: General (D10)  ·  1-0



explore this opening
find similar games 1 more Sadler/S Ernst game
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: Help with kibitzing features can be found on our Kibtizing Help Page.

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

Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-13-11  Whitehat1963: "You won't take the bishop. Fine. Here. Take my h-pawn."
Oct-14-11  goodevans: Sadler's win against the runner-up in the tournament was his quickest.

23 ... Bf6? didn't help black's cause. White was already better by then but this move was the source of all black's subsequent troubles.

There are several better ways to prevent a white incursion with Qf7. 23 ... Qg8 probably gets my vote.

Oct-16-11  sevenseaman: Persuade or coerce, the deal must come into force.
Oct-16-11  LIFE Master AJ: Sadler back playing again ...
Oct-16-11  goodevans: Since returning to serious chess (his last previous outing was in 2004) Sadler has scored +14 -0 =3 for a very impressive 91.2%
Oct-16-11  cunctatorg: What was Sipke Ernst's last grave error?
Was it 29 ... Nc6? instead of 29 ... h5?! or was it 23 ... Bf6 (?) instead of 23 ... Bh4!? or even 23 ... Qg8 with the idea of 24... Rf8(!?)?

Good for Matthew: he completely outplayed Sipke!...

Oct-16-11  DieHard: I think the last chance to avoid the lost game continuation, was 24. ... Nc6. Black was still lost at that point. I think it was 23. ... Bf6 because 23. ... Qg8 instead seems to hold.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Once: The final position is pretty. If black takes the pawn we get this...

31.h6+ Kxh6 32.Bf8+ Bg7 33.Qh3+ Kg5 34.Bxg7

click for larger view

It's a GOOT. Black can move just about any of his pieces but he cannot stop mate in one.

But here's tonight's pop quiz. Against just about any black move white will mate with 35. Bh6#. Can you spot the two black moves which force a different mate?

Oct-16-11  horncabbage: Alternative pun: The Impotence of being Ernst.
Oct-16-11  chessicle: <once> 34 ... h5 35 ♕g3# is one; can't see the other!
Oct-16-11  TheRavenPK: <Once> I guess the other move is "resign, 1-0" ?
Premium Chessgames Member
  Once: Sorry, folks, it was a trick question!

The other finish is 34...h6 35. Bxh6# Strictly speaking, 35. Bxh6# isn't quite the same move as 35. Bh6#.

Oct-16-11  DarthStapler: I figured that out
Oct-17-11  kevin86: Take my h-pawn,please!

The pawn was as hard driving as Eliot Sadler-the NASCAR driver.

Oct-18-11  TheRavenPK: <Once> Nice, you got me :)

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?]
Game 165
from Pawn Structure Chess (Soltis) by Qindarka
October 16: Back in the Sadler
from Game of the Day 2011 by Phony Benoni
Oslo Chess International 2011 Rd 5 (GOTD)
from Selected Tournaments and Favorite Games (2011) b by partien
Game 165
from Pawn Structure Chess (Soltis) by Jersey Joe
Game 165
from Pawn Structure Chess (Soltis) by diegoggil
Game 165
from Pawn Structure Chess (Soltis) by isfsam
Game 165
from Pawn Structure Chess (Soltis) by Ziiggyy
Game 165
from Pawn Structure Chess (Soltis) by Paskbr
Game 165
from Pawn Structure Chess (Soltis) by Patca63
Stonewall = Kingside attack (1)
from Pawn Structures by PassedPawnDuo
Game 165
from Pawn Structure Chess (Soltis) by Southernrun
Stonewall = Kingside attack (1)
from Pawn Structures by Simpo137
Game 165
from Pawn Structure Chess (Soltis) by Okavango
Game 165
from Pawn Structure Chess (Soltis) by PassedPawnDuo
0ZeR0's Favorite Games Volume 72
by 0ZeR0

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