|Jul-19-14|| ||Howard: The late John Grefe actually lost on time in this game--not that it mattered, since his position was beyond salvage.|
Commons annotated this game rather thoroughly for Chess Life and Review, in early 1976. In his notes, he awarded his bold 13.0-0 !! with two exclamation marks, saying that "Black just calmly continues his development" while leaving his bishop trapped by White's chain of kingside pawns.
|Jun-30-15|| ||Howard: And now Commons is gone, too !|
|Jun-24-17|| ||Cheapo by the Dozen: RIP Kim. Nice guy. Best player I ever defeated by far. (It was a game of Double Bughouse with Diane Saeveride as my partner. No way would I ever have beaten Kim at straight hess.)|
|Jun-24-17|| ||offramp: He has now come to Grefe.|
|Jun-24-17|| ||Ratt Boy: Isn't White's 23rd a big-ol' blunder? I was looking at 23.Rf2, which seems to hold the g-pawn.|
|Jun-24-17|| ||Ratt Boy: Nice obit for Kim Commons here: http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/musi...|
|Jun-24-17|| ||Swedish Logician: Van der Wiel vs Timman, 1986 was lost by black after a blunder by Timman, but the position after 19. - dxe4 has been lost in all the five later games it was played. Clearly serious improvments are called for if Black wants to play this again.....|
|Jun-24-17|| ||ChessHigherCat: John yields to Kim's come-ons|
|Jun-24-17|| ||ColeTrane: More like "Grefe and Loss"|
|Jun-24-17|| ||ChessHigherCat: <ColeTrane: More like "Grefe and Loss">|
You more like yours but I more like mine
|Jun-24-17|| ||RandomVisitor: 20.Kf1 might hold for white.|
|Jun-24-17|| ||morfishine: <Ratt Boy: Isn't White's 23rd a big-ol' blunder? I was looking at 23.Rf2, which seems to hold the g-pawn> Unfortunately, <23.Rf2> is met by <23...e3> forking the mis-placed rooks :(|
Nice obit though
|Jun-24-17|| ||RandomVisitor: 20.Kf1 dxe4 21.Qxe4 Qxc2
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Stockfish_17061704_x64_modern: <4 hours computer time>
<+0.84/45 22.Qe2 Qxe2+ 23.Bxe2> Rfd8 24.Rxd8+ Rxd8 25.Rh3 Rd7 26.Ra3 b6 27.Rc3 Kf8 28.Rc8+ Ke7 29.Bb5 Rd5 30.a4 Rc5 31.Rh8 h6 32.Ke2 Rc7 33.Kf3 Kf6 34.Kf4 Rc1 35.Ra8 Rc7 36.Rb8 Ke7 37.Ke5 Rc5+ 38.Ke4 Rc7 39.Kf4 Kf6 40.Ra8 Ke7 41.Ke5 Rc5+ 42.Kd4 Rc7 43.Ke3 Kf6 44.Rg8 Rc3+ 45.Kf4 Rc1 46.Kf3 Rc3+ 47.Ke4 Rc7 48.Ra8 Kg5 49.Ke5 Kxg4 50.Kd6 Rc2
+0.35/44 22.Qxc2 Rxc2 23.a3 Rfc8 24.Rh3 Kf8 25.Rb3 g6 26.Be2 R8c7 27.Rd8+ Kg7 28.Rh3 gxh5 29.gxh5 R7c3 30.Rxc3 Rxc3 31.a4 Ra3 32.Rd4 Rb3 33.Ke1 Rb2 34.Kf2 a6 35.Ke3 Kf6 36.Rf4+ Ke7 37.Rc4 Kf6 38.Bd3 Kg5 39.Rc7 Kxh5 40.Rxf7 Kg5 41.Rg7+ Kf6 42.Rxh7 Ra2 43.Rh6+ Ke7 44.Rh4 Ra3 45.Re4 b5 46.axb5 axb5
|Jun-26-17|| ||kevin86: White goes down...hard!|
|Jun-28-17|| ||Howard: Commons, incidentally, annotated this game in the March, 1976 issue of CL&R.|
Just looked at it last night, in fact.
|Jul-07-17|| ||Howard: Turns out that 20.Kf1 was played in the game Sikora-Varnusz 1979---just came across it the other day in a 1979 Informant. According to that volume, 21.Qe4! would have held the position, but White blundered with Rh2? and had to resign just a few moves later.|
Commons, somewhat strangely, doesn't even mention 20.Kf1 in his notes to the game.
This game, incidentally, is not in the Chessgames database, but it's in the chess365 one---just found it!