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Albion 1959
Member since Aug-24-11 · Last seen May-22-17
Have not played competitve chess for seven years at the time of posting: Favourite players Fischer and Capablanca !!

   Albion 1959 has kibitzed 182 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-15-17 Larsen vs Stein, 1970 (replies)
Albion 1959: To morfishine. I think you need to get out more and get more fun out life. And as for your penchant for Fischerandom 960 chess. Good luck to you!
   May-01-17 Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1913 (replies)
Albion 1959: This classic ending is featured in Irving Chernev's brilliant book "Capablanca's 60 Best Chess Endings - Game 19, though in Chernev's book moves 63 and 64 are not given! However, it DOES NOT appear in Golombek's Capablanca's 100 best games! It does appear in The Unknown ...
   Apr-26-17 Larsen vs Ulf Andersson, 1975
Albion 1959: Clearly an oversight in Larsen's calculations or a blind spot? The best 31st move was b4!For example: 31. b4! Nxd4 32. Bxd4 (The bishop protects a1 now) 32. Rd2 33. g3 Rxd4 34. b5 Larsen should not lose from here the b-pawn should allow him to hold this resulting ...
   Apr-19-17 E Bone vs L Dubeck, 1971
Albion 1959: Oh, them bones, them bones, them dry bones! The Duebeck Immortal? It looked like one of those Morphy v Amateur from the 1850's games. What a mess white got into as early as move 9! Qc1? was a poor misguided attempt to exchange the dark squared bishops. Surely Nf3 is better? Move
   Apr-15-17 Spassky vs Bronstein, 1960 (replies)
Albion 1959: Amazing to think that Bronstein was unable to defeat Spassky once in 22 games! The Spassky Immortal Game? Possibly, though the use of computers and powerful search engines will have taken some of the gloss of this game. A key feature of a Spassky attack is the white squared ...
   Apr-15-17 Spassky vs Pilnik, 1955
Albion 1959: A game that has made the anthologies, though for me a lot of this was home preparation with teams of analysis doing the donkey work. The game was most in part replicated by Geller and Keres! Which makes me wonder if such lavish praise should be given to this game? In Fischer ...
   Mar-30-17 Nunn vs Adorjan, 1975 (replies)
Albion 1959: This had to done by pure intuition in the style of Tal. No way Adorjan worked all this out! White uncastled king in the centre, open diagonals for the bishops assisted by an active queen all lead to belief that there must be something there in this position! I have played in ...
   Mar-28-17 Karpov - Fischer World Championship Match (1975) (replies)
Albion 1959: Edzelli - Wrong! I don't believe that Fischer was scared of anyone. I think he would have got past Karpov and maybe even Kasparov at a first attempt. Though I am of the view that Kasparov would have eventually beaten him. Bobby's motives are hard to fathom as to why he just quit
   Mar-16-17 Adams vs D Howell, 2012
Albion 1959: The ultimate example of "Sitzfleisch" This is more akin to Bobby Fischer. Ie: Geller v Fischer Palma 1970 or Fischer v Taimanov Candidates Game 2 in 1971. Here Adams grinds away for nearly 60 moves in a position where most players would probably agree to a draw, but not Mickey! ...
   Mar-14-17 M Basman vs Miles, 1981
Albion 1959: Mickey takes his hat off ! A Mickey mouse opening gets the treatment it deserves. Basman is a tricky player with his offbeat unorthodox opening lines, which work against players of similar strength as well as weaker ones. But ultimately he comes unstuck against stronger ...
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