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Mar-05-15 Wesley So
joeyj: Forced move March 5, 2015
Mar-05-15 Jeremy Lim
plang: <HeMateMe: The western conference teams seem so inconsistent. It looks like any one of five teams could reach the finals.> When there are so many good teams they are going to be knocking each other off. Still, Golden State is 47-12 - ...
Mar-05-15 Kibitzer's Café
diceman: <Stevie King: What do you call those Russian dolls that fit inside each other?> Footprint efficient? I have Tupperware that does the same.
Mar-05-15 Kenneth Rogoff
Marmot PFL: <re Black History month I have always noticed that it includes all ethnic minorities, e.g. those of Asian decent.> say what?
Mar-05-15 A Kislinsky vs A Zakharchenko, 2005
patzer2: Four for Four this week, seeing all the way through from today's Thursday puzzle solution 15. Rxf8!+ to the game finish. Here's my look at the game using Fritz 12: <1. e4 g6 2. d4 d6 3. Nc3 c6 4. Bg5 Qb6 5. Bc4!> The gambit offer ...
Mar-05-15 Karpov - Fischer World Championship Match (1975)
offramp: That run in 1970-1972, plus the following Bob Hope specials (etc), must have been very draining, even for a 28-year-old. He needed a big break, as do all new world champions. But not a twenty year break. That's too much.
Mar-05-15 A Volokitin vs D Vocaturo, 2015
FairyPromotion: <Penguincw> Kd5 is most likely an arbiter's move, signalling that the game ended 1-0.
Mar-05-15 Edmund Beronio
torrefan: Your birthday is next month. I hope your game will be featured one day with a pun.
Mar-05-15 Biro
torrefan: Certainly. That explains why he loses quickly.
Mar-05-15 Oleg Romanishin
torrefan: We apologize. That's a very rare occurrence here at CG. It won't happen again.
Mar-05-15 European Individual Championship (2015)
PhilFeeley: Another short draw after 10 moves with a weird position: Volokitin - Rodshtein.
Mar-05-15 Odd Lie
ljfyffe: Excuse the typo.
Mar-05-15 Alberto A Artidiello
wordfunph: rest in peace, NM Artidiello..
Mar-05-15 Kamil Klim
torrefan: He milks dry positions towards victory.
Mar-05-15 Lukas Klima
torrefan: The changes he undergoes bring typhoons.
Mar-05-15 Georg Danner
waustad: He had an excellent result in the European Seniors Team Championships. As first board for the first Austrian team he scored 8/9.
Mar-05-15 W Schmidt vs R Grim, 1980
torrefan: 17... Na4. A knight on the rim is grim.
Mar-05-15 Gligoric vs E Bakonyi, 1948
Pirandus: Rapport won with BG vs Gelfand in 2014.
Mar-05-15 Enrique Nava Baro
torrefan: A cross-dressing master.
Mar-05-15 Adler vs Maroczy, 1896
Pirandus: The "full name" of Adler is "Mór Adler", he was a goicatore/joueur non-professional. (See: Magyar Sakktörténet 2 (The Games of Géza Maróczy.)
Mar-05-15 Evgeni Vasiukov
gars: One must be a very strong player to win with the black pieces a Pirc against Nezhmetdinov and a Scilian against Keres, as Vasiukov did in the 1961 URSS Championship. Happy Birthday, Grandmaster!
Mar-05-15 Keres vs Vasiukov, 1961
gars: One must be a very strong player to play the black pieces in a Sicilian Defense against Keres and win! Congratulations and Happy Birthday, Grandmaster Vasiukov!
Mar-05-15 Martin Zumsande
GrahamClayton: Zumsande studied physics at the University and Gottingen, and for his PhD worked at the Max Planck Institute. One of his published articles is "General analysis of mathematical models for bone remodeling".
Mar-05-15 K Hjortstam vs Genestier, 1995
GrahamClayton: 19...fxe5 20. ♗b6# would be another picturesque checkmate. This is Hjortstam's "Immortal Game".
Mar-05-15 K Funck vs B Halldorsson, 1971
GrahamClayton: Would 19...♗f2 be an improvement for Black, forcing White to sacrifice the rook for the g2-pawn? 20. ♖xg2 ♕xg2, and the Black queen covers the b7-square. 21. ♕xc7+ ♘d7, and I don't see how White can ...
Mar-05-15 Yusupov vs E Kengis, 1983
Nerwal: Tempo play seldomly applies in Hedgehog positions; it is much more about reacting to what the opponent does. Here, with 15. ♔h1 last played (isn't that a "loss of time" by the way ?), it is tempting to increase the pressure on e4 ...
Mar-05-15 Gelfand vs Grischuk, 2012
apanadsky: nice idea Kh8-Ng8
Mar-05-15 Fressinet vs C Ionescu, 2001
GrahamClayton: 20. ♕d1 ♕g5 and the Black queen guards the h5-square, so 20. ♖e5 stops 20...♕g5. Ionescu hoped that the pin with 22...♗g4 would stop the White attack, but White cleverly breaks the pin on the f3-rook.
Mar-05-15 Naiditsch vs M Schurade, 2004
Dr. J: Answer to my own questions: 1) 23 Bxa6+ Kb8 24 d6 won't do: 24...Qa5 25 Bc4 b3, and now 26 Rd3 saves both rooks, but the counterattack is too strong (found by Crafty EGT). 2) 25...Rgf8 does not improve on the game continuation, because it ...
Mar-05-15 J Rudd vs S Williams, 2013
GrahamClayton: 24. ♕xd4 exd4 25. ♘c2 ♗xc2 26. ♗xc2 ♖xd5 or 24. ♕xd4 exd4 25. ♘d1 ♗e4 and Black also wins a pawn.
Mar-05-15 N Minev vs S Bruechner, 1953
tpstar: Black to Play and Win after 24. Nxd7.
Mar-05-15 K Harandi vs Uhlmann, 1976
tpstar: Will Stewart reviews this game in the second half of his video: The database favors 14. Ng3 over 14. Rc1 = Opening Explorer
Mar-05-15 E Dekker vs J L Switzar, 1873
GrahamClayton: <Tullius>In your line Qxd5 checks the black King. <Tullius>, A check can be such an inconvenience!
Mar-05-15 S Smagin vs A Vaccani, 1991
tpstar: Clever maneuvers with the Queen and Knight to weaken Black's Kingside. 28 ... Kh7 29. Nf6+ Kg7 30. Nxh5+ breaks through. 28 ... Kg7 29. Qh6+ Kf7 30. Qh7+ Bg7? 31. Bh6 wins. 28 ... Kf7 29. Qf6+ & 30. Qxg6+. 28 ... Be8 29. Nf6+ Kf7 30. Nxe8 ...
Mar-05-15 Najdorf vs Huebner, 1971
An Englishman: Good Evening: The Huebner was my favorite variation of my favorite opening--I think I conceded a single draw to White during my entire career. Should have won that game, too. I remember how this game produced such a huge impact on ...
Mar-05-15 E Kengis vs R Djurhuus, 1991
tpstar: Will Stewart made a nice video on this game: 10. Nc3 avoids the Knight sacrifice on e5 = Opening Explorer
Mar-05-15 Steinitz vs Bird, 1866
TheFocus: <jnpope> Many thanks!
Mar-05-15 B Bok vs Y Yu, 2014
morfishine: Scintillating game. Somehow, I missed this one
Mar-05-15 Beliavsky vs Nunn, 1985
maseras: Sep-09-13 DrGridlock: <crazyedmen: what's wrong with 16 Nxf3?> Indeed! Nunn's own annotations (from "The World's Greatest Chess Games") are: "Or 16 Nxf3 Nxf3+, 17 Kd1 Bf5, 18 Bg3 Qe3, 19 Bf2 Qxe4, 20 Qxe4 Bxe4, 21 Bg2 Rf8 and ...
Mar-05-15 Gajdos vs Biro, 1916
GrahamClayton: 10....♕f5 was an error, allowing White to gain a tempo to get the Queen onto the h-file in preparation for the ♗xh6 sacrifice. Black needed to play 10...♖f8 to give the King an escape square.
Mar-05-15 Petrosian vs Larsen, 1968
perfidious: The line after 4.a3 c5 is actually not bad at all for Black, despite the score--it will be noted that after Kasparov vs Fedorowicz, 1981 and Kasparov vs Van der Wiel, 1981 from Graz, Kasparov tended to go in for 4.Nc3 Bb7 and only then
Mar-05-15 D Klein vs Beliavsky, 2015
Mating Net: A nice creative win by White with the sharp intermezzo 20.f6 being particularly slick. Only way to avoid mate on g7 is to shed massive material. Interesting that Black still has all his pieces and is about to get mated.
Mar-04-15 Ilia Iljiushenok
notyetagm: Ilia Iljiushenok <twinlark: ljiushenok is, as of round 8, within the qualifying group of 23. It's interesting to note his playing history.> He picked the best possible time to have the tournament of his life. He missed a win ...
Mar-04-15 I Popov vs Motylev, 2015
greed and death: 2 consecutive draws under 20 moves for Motylev...
Mar-04-15 Navara vs R Kempinski, 2015
SirRuthless: Nd8 was quite stunning. Good to see late 20s and 30+ players like Navara and Grischuk still getting stronger.
Mar-04-15 Larsen vs Gheorghiu, 1970
Fusilli: <ToTheDeath> <wordfunph> I also read it in Paul Hoffman's book (good book, btw). By the time of this game, their score was already 4.5 - 0.5, and in their last game, Gheorghiu had blundered badly: Larsen vs Gheorghiu, 1968 ...
Mar-04-15 A White vs J Houska, 2014
der623: White probably saw too late that 19. Bxh7+ doesn't work here because after White captures the Queen on d4, the e5 Knight takes on f3 with check and captures the Queen, leaving White down a piece.
Mar-04-15 Ludwig vs E J Diemer, 1974
Gregor Samsa Mendel: Actually, I think white mates more quickly after 13 Nf6+.
Mar-04-15 Matan Gorodetzky
notyetagm: A more instructive demolition of an opponent suffering from being <BEHIND IN DEVELOPMENT> you will not find than the game by Gorodetzky whose PGN I just listed below: PGN -> 18 ? ...
Mar-04-15 Larsen vs Gheorghiu, 1968
tonsillolith: That's not a cheap trick. It's punishing a blunder.
Mar-04-15 Fischer vs H Gross, 1956
TheTamale: Henry made quite a name for himself decades later:
Mar-04-15 A Pomar-Salamanca vs Larsen, 1968
zydeco: Tough loss for Pomar. The finish is 80.Kg1 (otherwise 80....h2) Kd4 81.a6 Ke3 82.a7 f2+ 83.Kh2 g1=Q+.
Mar-04-15 Larsen vs A Medina Garcia, 1968
zydeco: It's rare to see a bishop get completely entombed like this.
Mar-04-15 Benko vs Larsen, 1968
zydeco: Nice direct play by Larsen from 19....h4! straight through to the end. Benko likes compact positions, but here Larsen shows that white just gives away too much space in the opening.
Mar-04-15 I Cheparinov vs B Adhiban, 2015
notyetagm: I Cheparinov vs B Adhiban, 2015 <fisayo123: 34. Bc3??????> [DIAGRAM] 34 ♗a1-c3?? [DIAGRAM] 34 ... ♗c2-d1! 0-1 <skewer> [DIAGRAM] Bad day at the office for Cheparinov.
Mar-04-15 Karpov vs Timman, 1991
carpovius: they say Jan T. is a GM:)
Mar-04-15 Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1968
zydeco: Spassky had a nice flexible QID position that he ruined with 20....b5 and 24....d5. I guess 20....b5 makes sense to preempt white's playing c5. 24....d5 just seems to lose a pawn for nothing. He must have been worried about 25.e5.
Mar-04-15 Gligoric vs Korchnoi, 1968
zydeco: Characteristic play by both players. Korchnoi goes for material with 20....g5, at the cost of opening his king's position. Gligoric plays a complex, theoretical opening; and, as soon as he feels he's struggling, sacrifices material and ...
Mar-04-15 J Diez del Corral vs Korchnoi, 1968
zydeco: Tense game
Mar-04-15 I Nepomniachtchi vs D Howell, 2015
Penguincw: Didn't after 33.b6 black realized the pawn was going to promote? Anyway, congrats to Nepomniachtchi for the win and taking the lead heading into the anti-penultimate round.
Mar-04-15 H Westerinen vs Korchnoi, 1968
zydeco: 24.Rg1 is a sacrificial idea that doesn't work. After 24.Re3 white seems to be defending decently -- it will take a few moves for black to untangle his pieces.
Mar-04-15 C Lakdawala vs Akobian, 2001
plang: <thick enough to stop a bullet.> First requirement of any chess book
Mar-04-15 Fischer vs Myagmarsuren, 1967
Fusilli: BTW, I was thinking once that I would also teach from zero that way, and then I'd move on to playing games of king and eight pawns versus king and eight pawns. And then king and, say, seven pawns vs. king and seven pawns (where the ...
Mar-04-15 Silvia-Raluca Sgircea
WannaBe: <cro777> nice picture, the one from fbcdn-sphotos link...
Mar-04-15 A Lastin vs L Reutova, 1997
cyclemath: 27.Rd6 is good enough, but 27.Rc5 wins the Queen immediately.
Mar-04-15 Zurich Chess Challenge (Rapid) (2015)
visayanbraindoctor: <RookFile: Personally, I think that rapid games are good for a few laughs, but little else.> I think that the best quick game chess players in history were Capablanca and Fischer. Yet Fischer had nothing much to say about
Mar-04-15 Kramnik vs Caruana, 2015
thegoodanarchist: That is a lemon of a game by Caruana
Mar-04-15 Larry D Evans
Granny O Doul: Then there was Kasparian the prolific composer of studies and known to Pal Benko, for one, as "the good one".
Mar-04-15 Philidor vs G Atwood, 1795
Sebastian88: The biggest mistake was 23... dxe5?? After 23... Bg4! 24.e6 Ne5 25.e7+ Ke8 26.exd8Q+ Kxd8 white have no chance.
Mar-04-15 Yanofsky vs Fischer, 1962
Howard: But is it possible that Fischer might have missed a win earlier in the game ?
Mar-04-15 Portisch vs C W Pritchett, 1978
Howard: You're right ! Timman did allude to this game in Art of Chess Analysis, when he was analyzing Korchnoi-Karpov, 1978 (Game 21). In fact, he also referred to a game that Adjoran (sp)won in the 1979 interzonal, which was the same endgame as ...
Mar-04-15 Fischer vs Petrosian, 1971
Sally Simpson: Regarding the draw. I'm sure I read in one the many Fischer-Spassky '72 books when this game was discussed that Petrosian thought the three fold rep had to be continuous and not split up, as in the case here. Petrosian certainly ...
Mar-04-15 Miller
WannaBe: <TheFocus> No, he'd say "This Bud's for you!"
Mar-04-15 G Gajewski vs I Iljiushenok, 2015
Gilmoy: <54.Rc3 Qe2+> evokes Keres vs Fischer, 1959 , <53.Rc4? Q(c3)e5#>: [DIAGRAM]
Mar-04-15 Garry Kasparov
john barleycorn: <Caissanist: ...."accountancy pays better".> Yes, simple like that. The top10 in chess with more than 200k€ per year make a decent living - the rest lives from breadcrumps.
Mar-04-15 Larsen vs Kasparov, 1983
Howard: Kasparov analyzed the ending in his excellent book The Test of Time. This tournament, by the way, was probably Larsen's last big triumpth (sp). He came in second in a very strong event, but his best days were definitely behind him by that ...
Mar-04-15 Lombardy vs K Commons, 1975
Howard: Lombardy said in Chess Life & Review that Commons showed up for the resumption dressed to play tennis. The latter's position was dead lost, so he realized he'd have plenty of time to play tennis after the game !
Mar-04-15 Benko vs Browne, 1975
Howard: Browne reportedly made a significant error somewhere in the opening, and Benko quickly obtained the much better position. But he erred later, and when he realized his mistake, he "just couldn't play chess" after that, he later said. In the
Mar-04-15 Browne vs Bisguier, 1975
Howard: Tell you what....would anyone with a computer in his back pocket, care to look at this game ? Somehow, it appears that Browne probably should have won it.
Mar-04-15 Benko vs Reshevsky, 1975
Howard: Benko did indeed make a huge mistake at one point. But Reshevsky's alleged banging on the clock and also whispering to Benko during the game, obviously didn't help matters any.
Mar-04-15 B Esen vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2015
Skakalec: On 36.Kxg2 Qd2+ wins the rook on c3.
Mar-04-15 Nisipeanu vs A Korobov, 2015
CountryGirl: A mighty contest, indeed! The two players must have been exhausted after this tremendous battle.... :)
Mar-04-15 I Cheparinov vs A Demchenko, 2015
siggemannen: 51. Ke4??? is losing, so i guess it wasn't really played :(
Mar-04-15 Fischer - Petrosian Candidates Final (1971)
keypusher: <pericles of athens: Wow - playing 9 games against Petrosian and only losing once!> Losing once to Petrosian in nine games is not such a big deal. Game Collection: WCC Index (Petrosian-Korchnoi 1971) Beating Petrosian five times ...
Mar-04-15 Borin Topic
HeMateMe: Turns out Eddie Coyle didn't have enough friends.
Mar-04-15 A Riazantsev vs V Kovalev, 2015
tamar: Riazantsev must wonder what Black opening he will face next. He lost in round 6 to upstart Ilia Ilijushenok who played the Albin Counter Gambit, and today Kovalev with the Budapest had him sweating and using all his time (12 minutes left to
Mar-04-15 R Bitoon vs W So, 2010
SimplicityRichard: Brilliant combination! The makings of a potential World Champion.
Mar-04-15 Ohad Kraus vs R van Kampen, 2015
tamar: 436 point disparity in rating, but the young Israeli Ohad Kraus really should have played on in the final position. Black has no counterplay after 30 Qg4 Rcc1 although the rooks look threatening. 31 h4 Qd7 32 h5 creates threats against the ...
Mar-04-15 A Artidiello vs D Freeman, 2001
SimplicityRichard: My condolences. The Founders of demonstrate how it's done. A brilliant game culminating with an equally stupendous combination.
Mar-04-15 Botvinnik vs Fine, 1936
plang: The position after 5..f6 is already new and has not been repeated. Botvinnik's attacking scheme with 10 Nh4, 11 Qb1 and 13 f4 (leaving the e and d pawns on their original squares) is unusual and did create problems for Black. Alekihine ...
Mar-04-15 Tolush vs A Bannik, 1952
Chessical: <21...Qf5!> = <23.Rfe1> Nf6 24.Re6 gives White the advantage.
Mar-04-15 S Calthrop vs Paulsen, 1857
TheFocus: It would be very painful to step on this Samuel.
Mar-04-15 Fischer vs Tal, 1961
bennyvsfischer: one of my favorite....brillant..
Mar-04-15 Igor Berenboym vs R Hovhannisyan, 2015
Llera: Pun: Not like Barenboim vs Hovhannisyan
Mar-04-15 Carlsen vs S Ernst, 2004
bennyvsfischer: 25...Rd6 was nice try...
Mar-04-15 Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1994
bennyvsfischer: Ne6! wow
Mar-04-15 K Spraggett vs J Berry, 1976
kevin86: Queen me!
Mar-04-15 A Lastin vs S Ivanov, 2004
Castleinthesky: Lastin Memory, First In the Hearts of his Countrymen
Mar-04-15 Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian
whiteshark: Quote of the Day " You know, all these lofty matters we have been studying - strategy and endless opening subtleties - are not the main thing. The match will be decided, first and foremost, by our calculation reflexes during play, or,
Mar-04-15 Capablanca vs NN, 1918
sneaky pete: <Whitehat1963> You don't need an engine for that one. After 9... Bxf3 the logical 10.Bxf6.. is a simple win.
Mar-04-15 Naiditsch vs A Lastin, 2008
whiteshark: <cunctatorg: Why not 19. Bxd4?> After 19...Nxd4 20.cxd4 Qc3+> white drops the ♖a1.
Mar-04-15 J Gottfried vs Q Ducarmon, 2015
iking: castling? too late ... the combination was unforeseen ... though 3 move deep
Mar-04-15 Hans-Joachim Federer
achieve: Remember that the hard courts in Dubai are among the fastest on tour. Fed has the serious edge there, if he remains calm and just plays his natural game. Although here the edge was mostly Fed's ability to serve himself out of trouble. ...
Mar-04-15 Tartakower vs E Steiner, 1921
NikMuhdHaziq: Another lesson for me.....very outstanding chess player
Mar-04-15 M Zumsande vs P Taylor, 2013
Nerwal: <what exactly is a <Karstedt win>?> The manoeuver that happened in Grischuk vs Anand, 2007 after 95... ♔xe6. The assessment of these positions depends on how far the black king stands from the squares f6/f7 (the need to ...
Mar-04-15 Alexander Lastin
perfidious: It was a surprise to learn of Lastin's passing just now. In the late 1990s, I recall his frequently finishing high in Russian championships, usually ahead of more widely publicised players, but not getting into the international arena ...
Mar-04-15 A De Santis vs M Santurbano, 2005
sshhhh: <TheaN> very nice analysis - I completely missed the Bh6# threat. Thank you.
Mar-04-15 Portisch vs Huebner, 1980
Mateo: The score is wrong. 31.Rb4 was played.
Mar-04-15 Timman vs Kasparov, 1991
offramp: The Paris Immopar rapid tournament ( 2nd Trophée Immopar) of 1991 was one of Timman's best results. He won, beating Kasparov 1˝-˝ in the final. This was the decisive second game. En route to the final Timman had beaten Kamsky, Karpov and ...
Mar-04-15 K Gross vs G Zschischang, 2005
saintdufus: I am absolutely filled with admiration for 15.h6!! How does one find such a move? What a beauty....
Mar-04-15 L Milman vs Ehlvest, 2003
saintdufus: The move 9.e5!, which gambits a second pawn, is (I believe) the brainchild of Morra wizard IM Marc Esserman, who was Lev Milman's teacher at the time this game was played. In his book *Mayhem in the Morra!*, Esserman relates that he ...
Mar-04-15 M Zelic vs M Bertok, 2003
saintdufus: 16.Nb5!!
Mar-04-15 J Penrose vs M Kramer, 1981
Stonehenge: Chesstempo is (almost) right. Schaakschakeringen nr. 192, December 1984 has this game in an article by Haije Kramer himself. Played in 1981-1983.
Mar-04-15 Bent Larsen
perfidious: As the game score posted by <Chessdreamer> nearly four months ago remains absent from this DB--and it is one I recall from Bellin's work on the Classical Dutch--I have submitted it to CG, so as to honour, in my small way, the ...
Mar-04-15 Akobian vs G Kjartansson, 2014
whiteshark: <TangoJoseph: ? why Black resigns after Qg3+ ?? he can still fight> I don't think so. After 26...Kh8 27 Rd7! it's curtains.
Mar-04-15 New Zealand Open (2015)
Richard Taylor: Yes. That was commented on. By the way Alexei Kulashko (4 times NZ Champion) is playing in the A Grade at ACC. He lost 2 games as he has been away from chess for some time. After I lost to Catherine Yan I won against Rodney Li, ...
Mar-04-15 Nigel Short
HeMateMe: Yaz is a huge boxing fan. The heart of a pugilist beats beneath the calm exterior.
Mar-04-15 D Howell vs C Lupulescu, 2015
SimplicityRichard: <Mating Net> Indeed, he did. In my view with assistance from Software, GM Howell's position quickly became cramped right from the outset, as he attempted to hold on to 'the pawn'. Instead of 8.Ng5, 8.b3, could have been ...
Mar-04-15 Robert James Fischer
HeMateMe: nice collection of Fischer reflections. F. Olaffson: "So on another occasion, because I had been playing in the Turin Olympiad in 2006, and we were discussing this Olympiad, and <I told him that there was some kind of a poll about
Mar-04-15 R P Michell vs Lilienthal, 1933
offramp: Michell plays the opening badly, he messes about, 21.Kf1, 23.Kg1, and after 24...Qb7 black has the big threat of ....Ne5 or ....Ng5. [DIAGRAM] So Michell gives up the exchange with 25.Rxd6. Then just a few minutes later Lilienthal ...
Mar-04-15 Biographer Bistro
Tabanus: I've decided to lift the embargo. Probably CG has replied as much as they can (on the issue of safe-keeping TI games and other games), here and in their forum. Henceforthwith: there's a match up for Game Collection Voting !
Mar-04-15 Larsen - Portisch Candidates Quarterfinal (1968)
Poulsen: This match - with little doubt - strengthened Larsen's beliefs, that he was on the right track towards a match against WCh Petrosian. In hindsight it was already here clear, that his play although imaginative was not precise enough to get
Mar-04-15 Spassky vs Korchnoi, 1977
crchandler: In the original notes to the game in CL&R, I recall that Keene labelled 27. ... Ne7 a mistake. He advocated 27. ... Nh6, threatening to entomb the white rook on g5 and possibly exchanging off the powerful bishop on f2.
Mar-04-15 I Nepomniachtchi vs A Korobov, 2015
TangoJoseph: 11. Ng5 ! home preparation !!
Mar-04-15 Larsen vs Spassky, 1968
Poulsen: White cannot avoid exchange of rooks - and being a pawn down - and given the structure of pawn on g- and h-files, there is no more. This time Larsens risky play was dismantled by an a-file move: 20.-,a5!
Mar-04-15 W So vs Baburin, 2015
TangoJoseph: Super ~!!
Mar-04-15 S Kagan vs E Torre, 1972
kamagong24: Torre made it look too easy...
Mar-04-15 Motylev vs Y Vovk, 2015
hcgflynn: <Sastre>thx!
Mar-04-15 Reti vs R Grau, 1927
ToTheDeath: A very nice miniature by Reti, exploiting Black's opening inaccuracies to the hilt. The difference in positional understanding here could not be more obvious.
Mar-04-15 N Kasimovas
hemy: Some of my games are published in the book of E.Paleckis, B.Rositsan "Žydai Lietuvos šachmatai istorijoje" (Jews in history of Lithuanian chess). It was published in January 2015 in Lithuanian language and will be translated to English. The

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