Re: peter91 - Analysis Exchange: Gentlewhisper [16:03]
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Very nice analysis. Some of your opening variations looked interesting.
Btw, I have no idea about the closed sicilian, I just make up my mind otb what to play against the sicilian. Depends on my mood^^.Ok, I try to make it my main opening against the sicilian but I havent dealt with any theory so far. So, I was really interested in how you commented the opening.
I had to smile a bit when you said h4 wasnt good because I think so too (as did everybody who
looked at the game afterwards). Funnily it turned out later that h4 was quite a useful move, because suddenly I was able to launch an attack thanks to it =)...delayed effect so to speak^^
The idea behind Qh6->Qg5 was to threaten Qf6 (blocking the f7 pawn) followed by h6, with mate to follow.I think black has to be careful after Qg5. Thats why black played Qc3 - keeping the white queen out of f6.
It was so painful seeing you play Rxh7. I calculated it during the game but totally messed up.
I was sure it mates after Kxh7 but when I started to look at "K does not take" I sort of got distracted by black's option to just take the rook on a1 and somehow I immediately stopped looking at it - wtf! Still can't believe my mind tricked me :P
Hmm, Rab1 in the endgame looks better indeed.
Nice endgame analysis anyway. =)
Btw, Ke7 was played with a draw offer. ...h5 and Kf6 didnt happen anymore. I was considering e7 instead of Ke7 and I was thinking that this might even be losing, so I played Ke7 and offered a draw, as he only had 5 minutes left.
In the post-game analysis we also thought that after ...Ra3 white would win after g4 (not giving the pawn immediately). But I didn't check with Fritz, so good to know it's only a draw too.
Ke8 winning..yea, yea...seems it does :)
Loved the "bathtub" *g*. Didnt know that expression.
And, yes, it was one of my quiter games, but my first "serious" one in the closed sicilian.
Thx for the analysis :)