|Apr-23-17|| ||ray keene: This technical win against Nunn was my best win against him. The others all contain some rather obvious errors on both sides.|
|Apr-23-17|| ||bubuli55: It seems effortless on your part to convert a pawn advantage into a win. Impressive.|
|Jan-01-18|| ||Jonathan Sarfati: Did Dr Nunn overlook the Zwischenzug 21.Qd7(!) ?|
|Jan-01-18|| ||Olavi: Probably, and even more probably he knew that he would get his doctorate - it happened eight years later. (No sarcasm intended.)|
|Jan-01-18|| ||Jonathan Sarfati: <Olavi:> anachronisms are common and acceptable, e.g. people say "The Queen was born on 21 April 1926" although she wasn't queen or even heir presumptive at birth.|
|Jan-01-18|| ||Olavi: In deneral yes, but Nunn was 14. In this case it feels awkward to me.|
|Jan-01-18|| ||perfidious: Nunn was already an undergraduate in maths at Oxford, aged fifteen, though of course <Olavi> is correct when he states that Nunn only took his PhD in 1978.|
|Jan-01-18|| ||Olavi: The youngest in undergraduate 400 years, I believe.|
|Jan-02-18|| ||NBZ: To be honest I am a little surprised by moves 26-27. To me it seems that control of the c-file is key in this ending, and both sides must try to get their rook on the c-file as soon as possible. So why does White play 26. Bh5+ and 27. Bf3, when 26. Rc1 seems to be higher on the priority list? And why doesn't Black seize the opportunity to play 27. ... Rc8 and take over the c-file, with good drawing prospects?|
|Jan-02-18|| ||notyetagm: <Olavi: The youngest in undergraduate 400 years, I believe.>|
Child geniuses: What happens when they grow up?
"In 1970, when John Nunn was 15, excited newspapers reported he'd become probably the youngest Oxford undergraduate since Cardinal Wolsey in the 15th century. "
|Jan-02-18|| ||ray keene: <NBZ> I checked with the B on h5 to fix more Black pawns on light squares. There is no rush for Rc1. If Nunn goes for ...Rc8 then Bxb7 simply picks up a second pawn free of charge.|
|Jan-02-18|| ||NBZ: <ray keene>: Thanks, I missed that Rc8 Bxb7 Rb8 can be met by Bd5+ (I'm guessing that's why Nunn played Kg7, and why Rc1 became necessary only then).|