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|May-18-11|| ||MKalafatas: Wow, Bill. Breathtaking combination.|
|May-18-11|| ||kevin86: A funny-but brilliant game!
Now,who is Bill Melvin?!
|May-18-11|| ||castle dweller: some games appear just a little more exciting than others!|
|May-18-11|| ||castle dweller: fine notes too - serendipity happens to all of us from time to time - I can relate here.|
|May-18-11|| ||JohnBoy: Ban <TuxedoKnight> for posting ads, not content!|
|May-18-11|| ||LIFE Master AJ: Nice game by my friend, Bill Melvin. (We have played many times, I think our lifetime score os close to even ... but I am not sure.) |
I am pretty sure that Bill is a (former) AL State Chess Champion.
|May-18-11|| ||cydmd: It's very annoying when someone wants to ostensively promote his site for free with the only purpose to make money. Pls, CG, ban <TuxedoKnight>.|
|May-18-11|| ||meetjain2295: OMG! What a game! Breathtaking Combinations...and of course..awesome luck! 20. Bg6+ was a real pleasant surprise!|
|May-18-11|| ||Penguincw: Really nice game. This should've been Game of the Day ages ago.|
|May-18-11|| ||picard: <Apple Jack> see, this is how you are supposed to post a game if you are a marginal player. That is why your horrible games will never be a game of the day.|
|May-18-11|| ||tatarch: Very nice.
What if 23...Bd5 instead of Bd7? This seems like a better defensive move because it gives the king another flight square and keeps a8 covered by the bishop. I don't see a clearly winning line for white -- but please, enlighten me.
|May-18-11|| ||Dr. J: <AGOJ: ... Fischer wrote that better tactics arise from superior positions ... so it must follow that White was positionally better. The annotations are great, but I would like to see a suggestion for improving Black's play as well.>|
Not too hard to do in this game. Working backwards we can see that Black's only problem was that he let the center be opened before he castled (Q-side - castling K-side is suicide). It follows that Black had to play 10...c4 or perhaps 13...0-0-0. In the latter he remains a Pawn down, but with what looks to me to be ample compensation.
(Hindsight is 20-20.)
|May-18-11|| ||Dr. J: <picard> Please don't start that argument here. There is a page already dedicated to food-fights with AJ. You know which.|
|May-18-11|| ||MaxxLange: <picard> following players that you disapprove of around, and sniping at them anywhere they comment, is really really bad for the site|
please do as Dr. J advises!
|May-18-11|| ||Lutwidge: Fantastic game and annotations - great job by chessgames.com for (re)discovering it!|
|May-18-11|| ||DarthStapler: I have been a fan of this game for quite a while, nice to see it as GOTD|
|May-18-11|| ||James Bowman: <picard> What's with you guys give the whole A J thing a rest, grow up and act like a big boy or at least behave like spoiled children on one page we can avoid please.|
|May-18-11|| ||eternaloptimist: <James Bowman> lol|
|May-18-11|| ||eternaloptimist: Wow! What an incredible game! It's good to c an Alabamian get recognized 4 such a great game! Bill did get a little lucky but I admire him 4 hanging in there, being alert, calculating well under pressure & not giving up. It also is a prime example of an adage that I learned, "always examine all checks & captures". Having this mentality saved Bill's hide...such resourcefulness & a great will to win. Also he did a great job w/ the amusing & honest annotations. Mr. Magoo reminds me of when I was a kid b/c I used to watch that cartoon back then. It has such an amusing concept of beneficially blundering into things.|
|May-18-11|| ||James Bowman: Yes this a good one, just keeps pressing the attack in what looks hopeless and his commentary really just tops it all off, no false pretense of yea I calculated this from move 14, just honest I was hanging on by the seat of my pants and rode er home. |
Nice pick chessgames I see why some of the posters liked this game.
|May-19-11|| ||MaxxLange: after Rxe6+ he sees that he can't just take the Qc7, great stuff|
|May-19-11|| ||FSR: I agree with the prior posters. It's a very entertaining game, and it's nice to see someone admit that he had NOT calculated all this ten moves ago, but was just lucky that everything worked.|
|May-19-11|| ||perfidious: <MaxxLange> That may well be; I played Robin twice in Philadelphia in the mid 1990s. He got to 2400, then I never heard any more of him.|
White's candour in annotating this is most welcome; especially in the days before computer analysis, one was accustomed to seeing games annotated 'by result'. A nice human touch!
|May-19-11|| ||MaxxLange: <perfidious> he got married and had kids, lo. so much for chess....|
I think he got the FM title, not sure. I was in awe of him, I never played him - I was trying to beat the 1500 set at the time that he was active in Raleigh
|May-22-13|| ||perfidious: The loser of this game is indeed Robert Cunningham, not Robin.|
Pity White did not see this fine combination all the way to the end when setting out into the wilderness, but his honesty and objectivity in the annotations are refreshing.
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