|Oct-19-09|| ||smitten: Interesting annotation. After immediate 18.Nf6+ White is threatening not only Nxh7 followed by Qh3 but also Qxb8 in case of 18..Nxf6 19.exf6.|
|Dec-20-09|| ||coolthing76: Very entertaining annotation|
|Dec-24-09|| ||Richard Taylor: Amusing! He has changed since I played him in 1982. It is actually hard to play in a simul as there isn't so much time...usually you can only pass once. I don't like playing simuls - I avoid them I prefer it if the GM gives a lecture - I have been to quite few free ones and I always argue the toss! (Or I contribute quite a lot shall we say!)|
When one GM was here I almost took over the lecture!
|Dec-24-09|| ||Richard Taylor: I think 9... Nbd7 is still better as you can get to c5 which guards e6. I;ve got abook on the Najdorf. |
These days at GM level the Bg5 lines* are less common but it is still tough to deal with. But there are also all the anti Sicilians to deal with!
*Dennis Monokroussos says that the white players fear the poison pawn lines. But then Spassky trapped Fischer's Q in that line in the World Champs!!
|Dec-24-09|| ||cu8sfan: <usually you can only pass once.> I waved him on once and he wouldn't have it and forced me to make my move...|
|Dec-24-09|| ||cu8sfan: <the white players fear the poison pawn lines.> I never realized white players feared the poisoned pawn lines. I never play them because *I* fear them.|
|Dec-31-09|| ||parisattack: I enjoyed you annotations; thanks for sharing and taking the time to post the game and comments.|
|Jan-01-10|| ||diagonal: <<In another game, something very odd had happened: Spassky made a move, then took it back again, then sat down and had a very long think. Then shook the opponents hands but after some analyzing they settled for a draw--even though Spassky had indeed lost. All of a sudden Boris was not behaving as meanly anymore. He started joking and talking trash to intimidate us. He would say "Behold my whole army", "I am very happy now that you made this move" or "You're opening was good but now we're in the middlegame. I am an expert of the middlegame">>|
Funny annotations and anectodes, and thanks to <<Marcel Bieler>>, our chessgames fellow <<cu8sfan>>.
*happy new year everybody*
|Jan-01-10|| ||aragorn69: Great photo, Marcel! Spassky looks like a MIB (or some king of maffia thug maybe) and his behaviour is awfully similar to his appearance... 8-/|
|Jan-01-10|| ||zanshin: I enjoyed reading the annotations - good photo too. |
<25...Rc7: It's quite obvious that this was a bad move but I was in some kind of Zugzwang and did not have many options.>
Maybe <25...e5> sacing the pawn to prevent Rh3 was a little better.
|Jan-11-10|| ||BISHOP TAL: Really cool HQ photo brings you in touch more, with the chessboard in there as well.Cool. You never said if he signed your book or not.I like Spassky if he was a jerk the 72 WC never takes place im glad to see he got some real cash in 92, He deserves it.Tks for the visit to Zurich, Marcel.|
|Sep-07-10|| ||Everett: Obviously he was having fun, but for many at age 70+, i imagine it just hurts to get out of bed. One things for sure: he wasn't saying "I am an expert of the middlegame" nor "behold my whole army" when he played Karpov.|
|Sep-12-10|| ||Brandon plays: lol, that's hilarious.|
|Jan-05-11|| ||talisman: chookie!!! LOL!|
|Aug-27-11|| ||Psihadal: Very interesting annotations.
|Aug-27-11|| ||ToTheDeath: Haha, very good.
|Aug-27-11|| ||Everett: <Bieler's Day Off>|
|Nov-08-11|| ||cu8sfan: I just found this video of the event: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bg9U...|
The draw that is on the video from 2:20 onwards is the one mentioned in my annotations of move 14.
<Everett: <Bieler's Day Off>> Very funny, I like it!
|Feb-04-12|| ||offramp: Spassky looks a lot like Karl Lagerfeld.|
|Aug-21-12|| ||Tigranny: Spassky looks cool in those sunglasses.|
|Jan-13-13|| ||DarthStapler: Here is the draw: http://www.chess.com/forum/view/gen...|
|Feb-15-13|| ||FSR: <cu8sfan: <usually you can only pass once.>|
I waved him on once and he wouldn't have it and forced me to make my move...>
That is mean and very hard for the players. When I've played in simuls, the simul-giver has always allowed three passes. When I've given simuls, I've followed the same rule.