Nesta partida, as brancas atacaram freneticamente, não olhando a meios para chegar ao rei adversário.
Sacrificaram a dama e na posição do diagrama, estão sobre a ameaça de perder a torre de "h1" e o cavalo de "c3".
Só há um lance possivel para dar seguimento a esta aventura...


Viriatovitch - NN (Espanha)
Internet chess game, 5 0, 29.04.2008

Adivinharam ?

"Porreiro, pá !"




37...,De1+ 38.Ra2 De8;



40.gxh8=D dxc3 41.Dc8+ Df5 42.Dxf5+ Rxf5 43.h8=D f3 44.Dxh1 Rf4 45.Df1, abandona

[ 39...Rf5 40.g8=D Txg8 41.Txg8! De5 42.h8=D 1:0;
39...Rh3 40.g8=D + -;
39...Rf3 40.g8=D Dxg6 41.Dxg6 dxc3 42.Dh5+ Rg3 43.Dxh1 f3 44.Dg1+ Rh3 45.Dg8 f2 46.Dxh8 f1=D 47.Dg7 1:0 ]




( Opinion Article By Garry Kasparov )

April 26, 2008

"The international community is justly concerned about China's crackdown in Tibet in the run-up to the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
But perhaps some attention could be spared for the suffering of Russians ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics, scheduled to take place in the Russian town of Sochi.

An International Olympic Committee official visited Sochi last week and remarked: "Here you start from nothing." Jean-Claude Killy went on to say that the complete lack of infrastructure only meant it was "an incredible chance" to build a resort.

The original estimate for the Sochi Games was $12 billion, more than was spent on the last three Winter Olympics combined.
Now the organizers are saying $20 billion, and it's only 2008. This is only the beginning of yet another massive shift of Russian assets from public to private hands – this time under the cover of the Olympic rings.

Three weeks ago, I and other Russian opposition members held a press conference with residents of Sochi.
We read aloud from a new law pertaining to the Olympic site. It gives the state the ability to confiscate as much land as it wants in the area, with no possible appeal. With one decision, people will lose their homes and businesses and will have no avenue of protest.

The government announced that it will soon begin to appropriate land, and that the current owners will get a "fair-market price," which of course will be set by the government.
During the IOC's visit, a group of local protesters tried to unfurl an "SOS" banner and were physically attacked by the police.

President George W. Bush recently visited Vladimir Putin in Sochi and did not object to the Kremlin's assault on private ownership. Perhaps this is the same "quiet diplomacy" advocated by U.S. National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley a few weeks ago, when he was asked about the Chinese crackdown in Tibet.
In other words, we are not going to hear this U.S. president say "I am a Tibetan" any time soon.

I have had a painfully close-up view of over seven years of Western quiet diplomacy toward Russia. "Quiet diplomacy" can be roughly translated as, "we'll cut a deal no matter what."
During this period we have moved from a frail new democracy to a KGB dictatorship. Based on such results, it is long past time to try something noisier.

Despite their bluster over missile defense, Kosovo and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, there are only two things that Mr.Putin and his gang really care about: total control inside of Russia and legitimacy outside of Russia.

Legitimacy in Western eyes is clearly important to Mr.Putin.
Otherwise, why not simply change the constitution, or ignore it entirely, and remain as president for a third term ?
Why did he even bother with the rigged elections?

The answer: the hundreds of billions of dollars flowing out of Russia in the hands of Mr. Putin's oligarchs need a safe home.
London's capital markets, Swiss banks, real estate, energy companies across Europe – this is where much of the Russian treasury has been going for the past eight years. In order to maintain such a cozy arrangement of mutual enrichment with the West, Russia must maintain a democratic façade.

I used to compare our vanishing democracy to that of countries like Venezuela and Zimbabwe.
But events have shown how wrong I was to make such comparisons – and how unfair I was being to Hugo Chávez and Robert Mugabe.
Venezuela's Mr. Chávez, little more than an oil-empowered hooligan, actually lost a recent referendum on expanding his powers by 2%.
Vladimir Churov of the Russian Central Election Committee would never have stood for such an embarrassment!

Even Mr. Mugabe, Zimbabwe's old-fashioned despot, is too shy to publish victorious results in the latest elections.
Perhaps Mr. Churov can be rented out to other would-be dictators who wish to maintain pleasant relations with the champions of democracy in America and the European Union.

After Mr. Putin's handpicked successor, Dmitry Medvedev, "won" the Russian presidency last March, the leaders of the free world lined up to congratulate him on, as German chancellor Angela Merkel put it, "a smooth transition of power." Were phone calls made to celebrate a similar transition in Cuba, when Fidel Castro handed the reins to his brother ?

Legitimizing their capital in the West is the Kremlin's top priority, and those congratulatory phone calls to Mr. Medvedev were worth countless billions of dollars. The last hurdle, transition of power, has been surmounted with barely a word of protest from the leaders of the G-7 nations.
The return of Silvio Berlusconi, a self-declared European "advocate" for Mr. Putin and his gang, can only make things worse.

It doesn't take a whole lot of courage to criticize the rule of Fidel Castro or Kim Jong Il.
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown sounded quite tough criticizing Zimbabwe's elections.
But when it comes to nations like Russia and China, issues of basic human rights suddenly become "complicated."

I am all for refusing to bless the Chinese show.
But at the same time, it's not fair to suddenly drag the world's greatest athletes into a battle that politicians should have had the courage to fight.
Will Russians have to wait until 2014 to see support for our own struggle for human rights ?

Mr. Kasparov, leader of The Other Russia coalition,
is a contributing editor of The Wall Street Journal."




Tal como aconteceu na primeira sessão do torneio, Rui Damaso, também perdeu esta partida.
O espirito atacante e combativo do Rui está bem patente em ambos os jogos, não temendo entrar em linhas arriscadissimas, contra Grandes Mestres, teoricamente mais fortes.
Deixo, as minhas análises, numa partida de jogo concreto, onde é possivel a melhoria imediata da variante utilizada.

Rui Damaso (2449) - Levante Vajda (2582)
9th European Individual Ch (m) round 4 Plovdiv BUL (4.85), 24.04.2008
ECO: A45

1.d4 Cf6 2.Bg5 Ce4 3.Bf4 d5 4.f3 Cf6 5.e4; Gambito !

5...,dxe4 6.Cc3 exf3 7.Cxf3 c6 8.Ce5 e6 9.Df3; E lá vai mais um peão !

9...,Dxd4 10.Rd1; O Rui procura encontrar uma forma de ter compensação pelos dois peões sacrificados.
Para aqueles que toda a vida jogaram como passarinhos com medo de sair da gaiola esta maneira de encarar o xadrez não faz muito sentido.
Neste blog, os xadrezistas heróicos, nem que seja por um dia, terão sempre lugar, para que a História os recorde...

10...,Dc5 11.Be2;

[ 11.Td8+?; Era bonito, sim senhor, mas, igualmente mau.
A partida já lá não vai com trocas e pequenas recuperações de material.
11...,Rxd8 12.Cxf7+ Re8 13.Cxh8 Bd6 14.Bxd6 Dxd6 15.g4 De5+ 16.Rf2 Rf8! 17.h4 Dd4+ 18.Rg3 Rg8 19.g5 Cbd7 20.gxf6 Cxf6 21.Cg6 hxg6- +; As negras só teriam de seguir o plano do seu adversário para ganhar ! ]


[ 11...Cbd7 ]

12.Dg3 Cbd7 13.Dxg7 Tf8; E chegamos ao momento chave do jogo !

14.Cc4?; 14.Cd3!

14.Cc4?; Ops ! O Rui fez a opção errada. Este lance entrega a partida ao GM romeno.

[ 14.Cd3!; O cavalo aguenta a posição de uma maneira formidável !
Ataca a dama negra colocada em "c5" afastando-a das casas negras centrais, base de um ataque eminente ao rei branco.
O cavalo em "d3" bate a frágil casa "f2" e as brancas não deixam de ter a intenção de retornar com o cavalo a "e5" !
Analisem comigo:
14...Da5 15.Bf3 Cc5 16.Ce5 Cce4 17.Bxe4 Cxe4 18.Cc4 Db4 19.Td4 Bh4+ 20.g3 Bf6 21.Bg5 Bxd4 22.Dxd4 f5 23.Tf1 b5 24.Dd8+ Rf7 25.Dc7+ Rg8 26.Bh6 Tf7 27.Dd8+ Tf8 28.Dc7= Draw !
( 28.Bxf8 Dxf8 29.Dxf8+ Rxf8 30.Cxe4 bxc4 31.Rd2 Re7 32.Cg5 Rf6 33.Ce4+ Rg6
34.Cd6 Ba6 35.Rc3 Td8 36.Td1 Tb8 37.Tf1 Rf6
( 37...h5 38.Tf4 c5 39.Cxc4 Rf6 40.Th4 e5 41.b3 e as brancas nunca mais perdem isto ! )
38.Tf4 Td8 39.Cxc4 e5 40.Th4 Bxc4 41.Txc4 Tc8 42.Rd3 h5 43.Re3 e até são as brancas que estão melhor !! ]

A partida real continuou, com:

14...Tg8- +; A vantagem das negras é clarissima.

15.Dh6 Txg2 16.Cd6+ Bxd6 17.Bxd6 Df2+ 18.Rd2 Ce4+ 19.Rc1 Cxc3 20.Dxh7 De3+
21.Td2 Cf6 22.Dh8+ Tg8 23.Dh4 Cxe2+ 24.Rd1 Cc3+ 25.bxc3 Tg1+ 26.Txg1 Dxg1+
27.Re2 Dg4+; As negras não conseguiram dar mate, mas, com a troca de damas conseguem impôr a sua vantagem material.

28.Dxg4 Cxg4 29.Rf3 e5;