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

   Albion 1959 has kibitzed 232 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-22-18 Y Troinov vs L Popov, 1962
Albion 1959: What a deep-sighted move 13.Nxd5! was. White exploits the weakness of the f7 square, which was the soft spot of black's position. Some players at club level might have speculated with Nxd5, followed by Bxd5 giving up a piece for two pawns and a few open lines. I toyed with this ...
   Mar-24-18 Myagmarsuren vs H MacGrillen, 1972 (replies)
Albion 1959: I did experiment with this opening for black, but quickly gave it up. It is too passive and is not easy to gain active piece play and was not conducive to my style of play. It needs a certain mind set to play these types of positions as black. As the game pans out, black gains ...
   Mar-21-18 Euwe vs Menchik, 1930
Albion 1959: This has got to be the biggest scalp of her career ! To defeat a future World Champion in Max Euwe:
   Mar-10-18 J Rukavina vs Tal, 1973 (replies)
Albion 1959: Is this not the last game that Tal lost before he embarked on his 95 game unbeaten run?
   Mar-10-18 Tal vs Balashov, 1973 (replies)
Albion 1959: Unless I have missed something, is this not the game that ended Tal's 86 unbeaten game run? Later in the same year, he went on an even longer unbeaten run of 95 games. Of course I stand to be corrected:
   Feb-27-18 Bronstein vs C H Alexander, 1954
Albion 1959: As is so often in an endgame, the last solitary pawn is enough !
   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 ...
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