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   Amarande has kibitzed 278 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-28-17 D K Shah vs N Pienabarca, 2013 (replies)
Amarande: 5 dxe5 seems tense at best, and indeed, Bc5 sets up a similar push against f2 to that seen in the Lolli Attack in the Two Knights (5 ... Nxd5 6 d4). White is pretty much in the snake's coils by about move 11, and seems to have little chance to vary in between. (Such measures as, ...
   Sep-21-17 I Korepanova vs A Tishkov, 2007 (replies)
Amarande: <areknames> It hardly matters, even without the possibility of en passant, 38 ... Bc4 would have been just as fatal over only a few more moves.
   Jul-02-17 G Grasser vs L Winokur, 2014 (replies)
Amarande: Of course, if 34 ... Qxc3 then simply 35 Rf7+ Kg8 (Ke8 36 Ng7#) 36 bxc3, and Black is in soon to be zugzwang in addition to being a piece down.
   Jun-26-17 F A Hoffmann vs A Petrov, 1844 (replies)
Amarande: Are the final moves confirmed anywhere? It seems that almost every source I've read agrees on up through 16 ... Nxe6 but then diverges on exactly how the game went to the mate: Mason's Social Chess (Game No. 51) gave the conclusion as seen here. Tartakower/Du Mont's 500 Master ...
   Jun-08-17 V Liublinsky vs Botvinnik, 1943 (replies)
Amarande: <dbquintillion> It's more about the eventual fate of the Black pawn at e5. In most lines with Bxc6 White will play d4 eventually. Often Black can avoid the exchange of the e-pawn by answering d4 with f6, reinforcing the center and generally producing a rather solid formation ...
   May-17-17 C Hansen vs L Kristensen, 1981 (replies)
Amarande: The ending would be: 23 ... fxe5 24 Qxd5+ Kh8 25 Nf7+ Rxf7 (else Philidor's Legacy) 26 Qxf7 Qh6 (else mate in one) 27 Qe8+ Bf8 28 Rf7 and Black is toast. It's saddening that the tempting 27 Rxe5 in this line is a distant second - it certainly wins, however, Black will not play 27 ...
   Jan-03-17 I Nikolic vs G Arsovic, 1989 (replies)
Amarande: <Albion 1959> The fifty-move rule draw needs to be explicitly claimed by a player, as does the threefold repetition draw. It is also a common belief that it is obligatory to claim the draw (probably because it is the norm for computer chess software to do so automatically), ...
   Jan-02-17 J Mason vs Winawer, 1883
Amarande: It will also be noted three things about adjournments in those former days: * Naturally, computer assistance was not a thing at this point, so diagrams were used, and an error (which is believed to be what happened here) in the diagram would easily go undetected at resumption. ...
   Jan-14-16 Aronian vs Nakamura, 2010
Amarande: <HeMateMe> regarding your earlier post about games where the winner plays Nh8, there's even this one where it is actually *the* winning move: [DIAGRAM] (From #97 in Tarrasch's The Game of Chess; I'm not sure who the players were or when the game was played) After 12 ... Nf8, ...
   Jan-11-16 B Kazic vs B Vukovic, 1940
Amarande: The fatal mistake was actually 12 ... b6??, after which there is a sharp shift in evaluation towards a winning advantage for White - not, as played, after 13 c3? (this actually gives Black a second chance, which he squandered, as after 13 ... Ne5?? 14 Nxe5! it is indeed all over), ...
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