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   Amarande has kibitzed 294 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-12-18 M de Jong vs V Akotchik, 2008 (replies)
Amarande: First thing I saw was 41 Qxg6+ Kf8 (Qg7? 42 Rxe8#; Kh8 42 Rxe8+ winning the Q) 42 Qf7+ Qxf7 43 exf7, and Black will lose the pinned Knight with a hopeless ending. I actually didn't see the mate with 41 Rxe8+ until after this ...
   Oct-14-18 F Vallejo Pons vs L Deglmann, 2008 (replies)
Amarande: <Walter Glattke> Actually it's mate. 15 ... hxg5 16 hxg6+ Kxg6 17 Qh5+ Kf6 18 Bxg5+ Ke6 19 Qg4+ Rf5 20 Qxf5#.
   Aug-17-18 Gleizerov vs Krasenkow, 2016 (replies)
Amarande: <CHESSTTCAMPS> and ends in mate in a few more moves: 41 ... b2+ 42 Kxb2 Rb8+! (not Rb7+?! 43 Kxc2 with a tedious endgame victory for Black) 43 Ka1 (the King at bay) Rcb7 (with Rb1+ etc.)
   Aug-06-18 Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 (replies)
Amarande: 28 Qb1 Bxd1 29 Qxd1 Qxe4 and now - A. 30 Qf3 Qxe1+ and wins bluntly. B. 30 Qd2 Qe2, forces the exchange of Queens and Black wins the ending easily. C. (perhaps my favorite!) 30 Kf2 Qxg2+ 31 Ke3 a4!! White is completely helpless!
   Jul-17-18 A Y Rotstein vs Y Gonzalez Vidal, 2005 (replies)
Amarande: There doesn't appear to be a good defense after 32 c5, though. E.g., 32 ... h6 33 Nxh6! gxh6 (more or less forced in view of mate in two with 34 Nf7+; if 33 ... Nh7 then 34 Ng8 threatening both Qxh7# and Nxe7) 34 Qxh6+ Nh7 35 Qg6 d5 (there is nothing better) 37 Rxh7+ Qxh7 38 Rh3 ...
   Jul-14-18 Judit Polgar vs Shirov, 1995 (replies)
Amarande: I'm still trying to figure out what happens after 18 ... Qe6 (as opposed to Qb7 which obviously loses the queen)?
   Jul-12-18 M Yilmaz vs C Lupulescu, 2011 (replies)
Amarande: The other defense appears to be 20 ... Rc7, am I missing anything more decisive than 21 Bxc6+ Ke7 (recapturing allows mate at d8) 22 Qd6+ Bxd6 23 exd6+ Kd8 24 dxc7+ Kxc7 25 Bxb7 Kxb7 26 Rd7+ followed by 27 Rad1? (Certainly this must be enough to win, at any rate, as White remains ...
   Jun-30-18 Yifan Hou vs Ju Wenjun, 2017 (replies)
Amarande: After 36 Qe2 Nxa2+ appears to win as well: 37 Kd1 (Kb1 Qb7+, with mate) Qh1+ 38 Qe1 Qd5+ 39 Ke2 Qb5+ 40 Kf2 (Kd1 loses in a similar fashion after Qb1+) Qxf5+ 41 Kg2 Qxc2+ 42 Kh1 (or Kh3 Qf5+ and ... c2) Qf5!, and the c-pawn will result in fatal material loss.
   Jun-27-18 Karpov vs Taimanov, 1977 (replies)
Amarande: Am I missing anything more forcible, or is the end simply: 39 Qxg3 (not hxg3 Ra8, with mate) Rxb1 (threatens mate) 40 Qf3 (40 h3 holds out longer, but a Rook down) e4 41 Qe2 Qd3! 42 Qxd3 (forced due to the mate threats) exd3 43 Kg1 d2 and the pawn queens?
   May-17-18 Ruy Lopez (C70)
Amarande: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 b5 5. Bb3 Nf6 6. Ng5 d5 7. exd5 Nxd5 8. Nxf7 Kxf7 9. Qf3+ Ke6 10. Nc3 Ne7 11. d4 c6 12. Bg5 Bb7 13. O-O-O b4 14. Ne4 Qc8 15. Nc5+ Kd6 16. dxe5+ Kc7 17. Bxe7 Bxe7 18. Bxd5 cxd5 19. Nxb7 Qxb7 20. Rxd5 Rab8 21. Rhd1 Rhd8 22. Qf7 Kc8 23. Qe6+ Rd7 ...
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