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|Jul-21-14|| ||RookFile: The whole game is pretty unbelievable, because Korchnoi got the rook on a8 too. The game is way over my head, I wouldn't presume to understand it.|
|Jul-21-14|| ||HeMateMe: One of my puns finally sneaks in...|
|Jul-21-14|| ||waustad: I'm guessing that there is something about "none" -> "nunn" but I haven't a clue about the pun. Is it another pop culture one?|
|Jul-21-14|| ||lentil: <waustad>: it's the title of song by Pink Floyd: "Comfortably Numb"|
|Jul-21-14|| ||HeMateMe: Indeed.|
|Jul-21-14|| ||morfishine: Congratulations <HeMateMe>! Pink Floyd is my favorite band. Nice game here, Nunn plays completely within himself, a real picture of comfort, and against Korchnoi of all people|
|Jul-21-14|| ||HeMateMe: It's a nice tactical punch out, looks more like a Korchnoi game than a Nunn game.|
|Jul-21-14|| ||Garech: Impressive...
One does not simply beat Korchnoi in the King's Indian.
|Jul-21-14|| ||kevin86: I like "Korchnoi's complaint" but I think it is used.|
|Jul-21-14|| ||Howard: On paper, at least, this was one of the strongest tournaments of the 1980's...Korchnoi, Nunn, Andersson (sp), and Huebner played in this four-man quad, with each one playing the other three four times apiece---for a total of 12 rounds.|
Given the fact that three of these players were among the world's top 10-15 at the time, the average rating was exceptionally high....
....except that FIDE wouldn't rate the event given its somewhat strange venue. South Africa was a hotbed of controversy back then given apartheid (and probably other reasons), and not only did FIDE ignore the tournament, but a lot of chess publications around the world didn't bother covering it.
For the record, Chess Life ran a few game scores but without notes.
On the other hand, FIDE refused to
|Jul-21-14|| ||Vinod S U: Really a nyc queen trap....!!|
|Jul-21-14|| ||IFNB: Would be nice to get this tournament in the database. Probably one of Ulf's best result if I remember.|
|Jul-21-14|| ||Fusilli: Wow, it's unusual to see Korchnoi so badly beaten handling the white pieces in a KID. |
<Howard>, your post ended mid-sentence.
|Jul-21-14|| ||Chessmensch: Nunn is the Viktor. Score: Nil to Nunn.|
|Jul-22-14|| ||WhiteRook48: A true brilliancy on the part of Nunn.|
|Jul-28-14|| ||zweigeltrebe: The weird looking 26.Kf3 might have saved the day for White, as it rules out e4 as an attacking square for black's white-squared bishop. 26....Bh5+ 27.g4 Qf5+ 28.Kg2 Qc2+ 29.Kg1 B:g4 and White could still survive.|
|Jan-13-15|| ||Conrad93: Nunn: the most brilliant chess player England ever produced.|
|Jan-14-15|| ||perfidious: While an admirer of Nunn as a player and still more as an author, that is a stretch, to put it mildly: Nigel Short's career has far outstripped his.|
|Jan-14-15|| ||Conrad93: Nigel Short is good, but Nunn's games are more exciting, and I have a feling if he devoted more time and energy towards chess, instead of mathematics, we would have far outclassed Short.|
|Apr-20-15|| ||ToTheDeath: Short may be the better competitor, but I dare say Nunn has contributed far more to chess theory, all while playing some really beautiful games.|
|Apr-20-15|| ||Jim Bartle: Similar to the famous game Beliavsky vs Nunn, 1985.|
|Aug-27-15|| ||offramp: <Howard: On paper, at least, this was one of the strongest tournaments of the 1980's...Korchnoi, Nunn, Andersson (sp), and Huebner played in this four-man quad...>|
The question should be asked about why these players were playing chess in South Africa in 1981.
|Aug-27-15|| ||keypusher: <offramp: <Howard: On paper, at least, this was one of the strongest tournaments of the 1980's...Korchnoi, Nunn, Andersson (sp), and Huebner played in this four-man quad...>
The question should be asked about why these players were playing chess in South Africa in 1981.>|
Perhaps the organizers were trying to lure Bobby Fischer out of hiding.
|Aug-27-15|| ||NeverAgain: Same reason others played in Tripoli, Elista and Sochi - points and money.|
|May-18-19|| ||kingscrusher: I remember Nunn talking about this game to Chess juniors - and I predicted Rxf2 when asked :)|
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