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Alphastar
Member since Jun-25-07 · Last seen Jan-02-18
My favourite players in no particular order:

Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian
Jose Raul Capablanca
Alexander Morozevich
Boris Spassky
Anatoli Karpov
Garry Kasparov

On Glucksberg vs Najdorf, 1929 :

< JG27Pyth: <aazqua: This is white playing some ugly moves in the open and black exploiting white's lack of development and stumbling his way into a multi-piece sacrifice leading to a pretty pawn mate.>

God. So true. I mean I hate that when I'm playing a nice game of chess and I think I'm just going to win a pawn or something, and wham bam, all of a sudden I've just stumbled into a multi-piece sacrifice ending with an elegant pawn mate... I mean how annoying is that!? When I was a lad I was impressed by such things too... but now that I'm 9 years old, I divide my time between running my 7 trillion Euro hedge fund and DNA sequencing my cat, by hand (I want to see if I can figure out how to make her sing the Neil Diamond catalog in Celtic...haha that's impossible, I'm really just trying to make her grow batwings). I certainly don't have time to be impressed by the odd random multi-piece 9 move mating combination sacrifice. OHHH crap... I just bent a spoon with my mind!!! Dammit that is sooo annoying.>

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   Alphastar has kibitzed 949 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-31-17 J Weggen vs C Schoppen, 2017
 
Alphastar: 13. d6 is dubious at best. Instead 13. O-O-O is about equal.
 
   Dec-31-17 Jeroen Weggen (replies)
 
Alphastar: That isn't me. There are some pictures on the website of the tournament though: https://www.flickr.com/photos/harry... https://www.flickr.com/photos/harry...
 
   Dec-31-17 S Kuipers vs J Weggen, 2017
 
Alphastar: Also I suspect that the endgame is manageable for black if I play 33. ...Bf8! instead of Rce8?
 
   Dec-31-17 N Lubbe vs J Weggen, 2017
 
Alphastar: White lost on time, his flag fell as he played 35. Qxb4. Though the position is completely lost, e.g. 35. ...Qc1+ 36. Kc3 Qa1+ 37. Kd2 Qe1+ wins the white queen. 34. Re2?? loses on the spot, but after 34. Ne2 white is easily winning.
 
   Jan-02-15 Shabalov vs I Krush, 2004 (replies)
 
Alphastar: I missed that white has a check 40. Qxd6+. I kept trying to figure out where to place the queen on the e-file, and it ended up fruitless.
 
   Dec-12-14 M Oleksienko vs M V Golubev, 2007
 
Alphastar: <Nf3em> I think in that line the pawn on h4 is actually a white bishop and he can then play Bf2, keeping a piece against 2 pawns.
 
   Dec-12-14 Ribli vs Smyslov, 1982 (replies)
 
Alphastar: What is the pun about?
 
   Nov-25-13 Carlsen vs Radjabov, 2008 (replies)
 
Alphastar: Without the c4-pawn, the final position would be a mate in 3 for black...
 
   Nov-14-13 E Limayo vs G Armani, 1999 (replies)
 
Alphastar: <dakgootje> Things become interesting after 5. ...b5 6. Bf1! however.
 
   Nov-09-13 D Barua vs Gulko, 1993 (replies)
 
Alphastar: <morfishine> I missed it too, dont feel too bad!
 
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