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Albion 1959
Member since Aug-24-11 · Last seen Sep-30-17
Have not played competitve chess for seven years at the time of posting: Favourite players Fischer and Capablanca !!

   Albion 1959 has kibitzed 212 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-30-17 Kasparov vs Nikitin, 1981 (replies)
 
Albion 1959: A relentless wave of non-stop pressure, move after move of threats. A typical of Kasparov games !
 
   Sep-25-17 Beliavsky vs Larsen, 1981 (replies)
 
Albion 1959: I used to play the Caro Kann regularly back in the 80,s but had to give it up of because this line. The other systems I did okay with, but not this one. Larsen's idea of playing a5 and a4 was bad and it invited trouble and was probably lost after 16:Nf5, what a horrible mess ...
 
   Sep-21-17 L Day vs Timman, 1980
 
Albion 1959: From move 55 Timman must have calculated that he would win the pawn race, but overlooked the under promotion at move 71? It is difficult to credit Day for his ingenuity, since the sequence of moves is practically forced anyway! And it is manifestly obvious even to a novice that ...
 
   Sep-16-17 Korchnoi vs Kasparov, 1983 (replies)
 
Albion 1959: I recall at the time that move 63.d5 was the losing move and that Rd1 would have drawn. There was plenty of analysis to support this, but I wonder if this is correct today ? Now that there are powerful search engines that could probably play this ending with more precision, ...
 
   Sep-10-17 Tal vs N Kirov, 1974
 
Albion 1959: Not often you see Tal beaten like this ! Tal given a taste of his own sacrificial medicine and it brought to an end his 93 game unbeaten run !
 
   Sep-10-17 Petrosian vs Tal, 1962 (replies)
 
Albion 1959: At the unlucky 13th attempt, Petrosian scores his first win against Tal! I am sure I read somewhere that black actually lost on time (in what was a lost position anyway), though I could be wrong and stand to be corrected ?
 
   Sep-06-17 Kasparov vs Karpov, 1986 (replies)
 
Albion 1959: In the context of the match, which was tied at 10 and half each after 21 games. This was in effect the deciding game that put Kasparov in the lead and ultimately won him the match! It always amazes me how Kasparov can find these attacks and the energy with which he plays them. ...
 
   Sep-02-17 Korchnoi vs Portisch, 1967 (replies)
 
Albion 1959: A rare foray for Korchnoi to begin with e4 on move 1. Maybe he was mindful about Portisch's opening preparation and wanted to catch him off guard ? In any event, this was more good endgame technique from Korchnoi !
 
   Sep-02-17 Portisch vs Reshevsky, 1973 (replies)
 
Albion 1959: After 25. Nf8, you just knew that fxg followed by Bxg6! and Rxf6! was coming:
 
   Aug-30-17 Petrosian vs Fischer, 1971 (replies)
 
Albion 1959: Pundits and fans have waxed lyrical about Petrosian's win in game two and Fischer's win in game seven. but for me this was the game of the match. The longest and most difficult game, that put Bobby back into the lead and probably broke Petrosian:
 
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