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

   Albion 1959 has kibitzed 256 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-06-18 E J Diemer vs T Heiling, 1984 (replies)
 
Albion 1959: In Star Trek parlance, Mr Spock would probably say to Captain Kirk "It's chess Jim, but not was we know it". The only other player who could play like this and get away with is Michael Basman, with his penchant for offbeat openings and pawn advances:
 
   Aug-15-18 Guimard vs Fischer, 1960 (replies)
 
Albion 1959: I first came across this game in 1977. It features in Irving Chernev's book The Golden Dozen - Oxford Chess Books 1976. Page 201 game 74, the notes are light with no real proper analysis. He (Chernev) gives Fischer's 15th move d5 as ! The interesting thing is after move 31, the ...
 
   Aug-14-18 Kramnik vs Leko, 2004
 
Albion 1959: This is the type of chess that Fischer would criticise as prearranged. Since the first 26 moves were part of Kramnik's preparation with his team and still he overlooked something! Fischer did not approve of this preparation in advance with teams and computers. This is in all ...
 
   Aug-09-18 V Fedoseev vs Carlsen, 2017 (replies)
 
Albion 1959: A grinding win for Carlsen. No such as thing as easy draw against this World Champion !
 
   Aug-09-18 M Cornette vs Karpov, 2016
 
Albion 1959: This must have been one of those 99 out of a hundred, where the extra pawn on the same side is not a draw ? From 57 onwards it looks as though it should be drawn? The exchange sac by Karpov is deep-sighted to facilitate the advance of the passed pawns and of course it works !
 
   Jul-27-18 Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 (replies)
 
Albion 1959: The shortest game of this celebrated match. Curious as to why Spassky on his 4th move played Nf3 instead of his pet move Bg5? He had a lot success with this, but for some reason could not bring himself to use it at Reykjavik. This game is almost akin to game three, Spassky ...
 
   Jul-26-18 Karpov vs Larsen, 1980 (replies)
 
Albion 1959: This is only the second win that Larsen achieved against Karpov. Both of them with the black pieces. Larsen only managed to win twice against Fischer, once again playing with the black pieces !
 
   Jul-21-18 Fischer vs Tal, 1960
 
Albion 1959: The picture shows Tal about to make his 7th move Ne7. A lively colourful little game, far removed from all those "Grandmaster draws". I don't understand why Soltis is so disparaging about this game? Okay, it's flawed, but given the level of sharp tactical play, it is very rare ...
 
   Jul-21-18 I Zaitsev vs Karpov, 1966
 
Albion 1959: This has the smell of what Fischer would call a "pre arranged game". This is almost certainly theory and not found over the board. For example, Zaitsev's 7th move Nxh8 forces Qe7 and what follows. Don't tell me that he worked all this out over the board only to conclude that is ...
 
   Jul-19-18 Tal vs Korchnoi, 1992
 
Albion 1959: Their last encounter. The three previous games were also short draws, they probably had nothing in the tank for each other anymore ?
 
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