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Albion 1959
Member since Aug-24-11 · Last seen Aug-19-17
Have not played competitve chess for seven years at the time of posting: Favourite players Fischer and Capablanca !!

   Albion 1959 has kibitzed 198 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Aug-14-17 Hort vs Fischer, 1970 (replies)
 
Albion 1959: One of Fischer's best endgames, though for some reason one of his least known!
 
   Aug-14-17 Fischer vs Hort, 1970 (replies)
 
Albion 1959: Fischer actually starting a game with 1.d4? Even it was only a five minute game !
 
   Aug-13-17 Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 (replies)
 
Albion 1959: Forty five years on and it is time to revisit this game. I thought that it would have been a contender for Jon Speelman's Best Chess Games 1970-1980, though it never made it there. Much of the gloss has gone off Fischer's achievement because of Spassky's 69th move Rd3+?? which ...
 
   Aug-07-17 Short vs Kasparov, 1986
 
Albion 1959: Not even Kasparov's box of tricks could get him out of this one. Not sure why GK played 38.Nf8? instead of Kh7, which to me was the obvious and reflex response. It is never good to willingly submit to a pin unless it is a forced move:
 
   Aug-07-17 Short vs Kasparov, 1987
 
Albion 1959: I recall that this was the last game of a six game Rapid, or quick play match (25 minutes each I think ?) The players wore white and black jackets respectively depending on which colour they were playing. I seem to recall flashing lights (disco chess ?)It was played somewhere in
 
   Aug-07-17 Spassky vs Fischer, 1972
 
Albion 1959: Forty five years old and time to revisit this game. I came across a copy of Fischer Spassky Move by Move - by Larry Evans and Ken Smith. This game features on page 122. They suggest or give for Fischer on move 13 Na5 instead of Bd7. Analysis appears to show that this looks ...
 
   Aug-07-17 D Howell vs Emms, 2017
 
Albion 1959: An heroic effort from Howell ! He gave it his best shot and almost pulled off the impossible after his loss in round seven. Credit to DWLH for trying his hardest with his last two games both going beyond 60 moves, while others were content to canter towards the finish line with ...
 
   Aug-07-17 McShane vs G Jones, 2017
 
Albion 1959: You would have thought that one of these two would have tried for a win given what was at stake. Why only nine rounds this year ? In previous years it has been eleven games. Nine games is too short for a national championship! A four way tie with 7/9 to de decided by the lottery
 
   Aug-04-17 McShane vs D Howell, 2017 (replies)
 
Albion 1959: The surprise result of the tournament so far ! This has almost certainly (barring a miracle) knocked Howell out of the running. With only out of his last two games has left Howell with a mountain to climb. He may well recover lost ground, but what now for his chances to finish
 
   Aug-04-17 D Howell vs G Jones, 2017
 
Albion 1959: A quiet day at the office for Howell. Move 8.dxc ?! is a bit of a cop-out and is a declaration that he was not in the mood for a long hard game against one of his main rivals. So he decided on an early finish, no doubt planning to save his energy for the lesser rated opponents ...
 
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