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Albion 1959
Member since Aug-24-11 · Last seen Jan-21-18
Have not played competitve chess for seven years at the time of posting: Favourite players Fischer and Capablanca !!

   Albion 1959 has kibitzed 226 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-15-18 Marshall vs Stodie, 1920
Albion 1959: The "Greek" gift claims another hapless victim as Marshall dispatches more fodder. Where did black go wrong? Clearly O-O?? was the losing blunder. The best move has got to be h6. Also possible was Ng6, with O-O to follow, this looks playable, or maybe: 8.Bd3 Ng6 9.O-O Bd7 ...
   Dec-28-17 Spielmann vs Tartakower, 1923
Albion 1959: I first came across game this back in 1977, in Reinfeld's "Chess Attack" 1954 by Sterling publishing. It features on page 127 and forms part of the how to defend chapter. When I was first learning the moves, it was knights before bishops, develop pieces and castle early. King ...
   Dec-27-17 Rubinstein vs Tarrasch, 1928
Albion 1959: Incredible to think that a player of Tarrasch's ability played Rubinstein 20 times over a 17 year period and failed to win a single game !
   Dec-27-17 Rubinstein vs Spielmann, 1922
Albion 1959: Possibly one of Rubinstein's lesser known "Great victories"? It did not even make Irving Chernev's The Golden Dozen! But I suppose we all have our own individual tastes and preferences. Psychologically, this must have been a blow to Spielmann. He played this very sharp gambit ...
   Dec-27-17 Marshall vs D Gladstone, 1932
Albion 1959: A colourful little game, with another one of those attacks that Marshall was able to conjour up and pull off against the lesser players. Had the opponent been Lasker or Capablanca, I am sure that they would have stepped carefully through the tactics and they would have won. ...
   Dec-25-17 Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1896 (replies)
Albion 1959: A game that has made the anthologies with much analysis devoted to it. When compared with today's top players, it is worth mentioning just how good and tough these masters of the 19th century were. In the age of thick set dark moustaches and bushy grey beards we see a remarkable
   Dec-18-17 Ivkov vs Fischer, 1968
Albion 1959: To Muttley 101. Yes you are right, it was remiss on my part not to carry my analysis further. Of course Re1 is not the right move. The correct move was simply 75.Kf2 Rf7+ 76.Ke3 Ke1! And not Re1 77.Rd8 d1=Q Wins And if white tries 77.Rh8 d1=Q 78.Rh1+ Rf1 Wins Thanks ...
   Dec-17-17 Karpov - Fischer World Championship Match (1975) (replies)
Albion 1959: Incredible to think that a match that never took place can fill 118 pages of Kibitzing! Amazing 42 years on from what might have been and there is still plenty to say. I am curious, are there any other features on this site that have this many pages devoted to it?
   Dec-17-17 Kan vs Botvinnik, 1935
Albion 1959: A bad day at the office for Botvinnik. It happens sometimes/even to a strong GM and a patzer like me !
   Dec-16-17 Fischer vs R Finegold, 1963
Albion 1959: One of Fischer lesser known endgames. Maybe because it was in a less prestigious tournament that was not international (It was a seven round Swiss)or even US Championship? Fischer's opponent was probably unheard of outside North America? Even so he puts up a good fight and makes
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