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Albion 1959
Member since Aug-24-11 · Last seen Nov-15-18
Have not played competitve chess for seven years at the time of posting: Favourite players Fischer and Capablanca !!

   Albion 1959 has kibitzed 264 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-15-18 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
Albion 1959: A game that almost threatened a breakthrough, but in the end another draw:
   Nov-14-18 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
Albion 1959: I wonder when Carlsen switch to playing 1:e4?
   Nov-12-18 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
Albion 1959: Off champ: This was a bit sudden, I was expecting a bit more, I did not expect Caruana to sacrifice his knight to bring about the draw by pushing on with his e & f pawns. The position is a 100% dead draw now due to the wrong coloured bishop for the h1 square:
   Nov-12-18 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2018
Albion 1959: Phew, what a marathon !! Usually the first game of a World Championship ends in a quick draw, followed by the next one. It can take up about four games before the players really start to push themselves. If this is the shape of things to come, then let's have more. Good to see ...
   Sep-30-18 Spassky vs Petrosian, 1966
Albion 1959: Spassky's first win against Petrosian in his 23rd attempt! And it took 91 moves played over two sessions to do it.
   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 (replies)
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 !
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