Interesting and difficult position. This happened at the World Cup 2019! -
on Sept. 11, 2019, 10:24 p.m.
Very difficult position, by elimination the 3rd and 4th options are discarded, ...Nxe1 leads to checkmate by white after giving up the rook on b5 and then the queen on d7; ...Bg7 doesn't lead to checkmate but allows the white pieces to activate first with a check from the queen on a4, then Re3 attacking the knight and so on; then the only considerable options would be ...Qc7 or ...Qd6, both which threaten an immediate checkmate on h2 while clearing the d8 square for the king after white checks him from a4, although ...Qc7 looks a bit odd to me because the queen is undefended on that square while on d6 it is defended by the e7-pawn, but ...Qd6 lets the white pieces activate after the exchange of queens with Qxd6 exd6, Re3 attacking the knight and the black pieces start retreating, so I would choose ...Qc7 which although looks a bit odd, holds the checkmate threat and clears a square for the king on e8, but still the position looks very double edged and with inaccurate play by any of the players it could lead to a win for any of them, so ...Qc7 seems the most balanced move -
on Sept. 11, 2019, 10:38 p.m.
From what game of the world cup is it? I'd like to check it out -
on Sept. 11, 2019, 10:41 p.m.
I just saw it's from the Svidler - Albornoz game, and actually ...Qc7 wins for white! :0 Well, the black position was already very passive and really difficult to defend, and didn't even consider ...Bg7 since I played against the engine and was outplayed pretty quickly haha but ...Bg7 is better in fact, difficult exercise though, but I think black didn't play good enough until this position. -
on Sept. 13, 2019, 12:53 a.m.
How did you find this game? -
on Sept. 13, 2019, 9:56 p.m.
Watching agadmator's YouTube channel, he recently posted an analysis of it. -
on Sept. 13, 2019, 10:04 p.m.