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   Amarande has kibitzed 284 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Feb-14-18 J P Sonnet vs M Poupinel, 1985 (replies)
Amarande: The loss of a whole Queen is pretty much the best Black can do, in fact - 23 ... Kxg7 24 Qg5+ Kh8 25 Qf6+ Kg8 26 Rd3 Rxe4 (else mate on the g-file) 27 Rg3+ Rg4 28 Rxg4+ Qxg4 29 hxg4 (up Queen for Rook) Bc7 (there seems nothing better?) 30 Bc2!! winning the Rook! (Mate in five is ...
   Dec-19-17 I Myall vs C Rice, 2015 (replies)
Amarande: 28 ... Kb8 29 Nc6+ and Black's Queen is toast. If Black tries to meet the threat Qd7+ there follows such lines as: 27 ... Rcd8 28 Qa7+ Kc8 29 Nxc4 dxc4 30 Re7 Qc6 31 b5, also winning the Queen. 27 ... Rcd8 28 Qa7+ Kd6 29 Qxb6+ Ke7 30 Qc7+ Kf8 (Ke8 31 Ng6+ is the end) 31 Nd7+ Rxd7 ...
   Dec-12-17 R J Dive vs P W Stuart, 1987 (replies)
Amarande: <Walter Glattke 29.Rd7+ Qxd7 30.Rh7+ Rf7 31.Rxf7+ Kxf7 32.Qxd7 only +-> Seems to be a forced mate actually, something on the lines of 32 ... Kg6 33 Qf5+ Kg7 34 Nh5+ Kh8 35 Nf6 Nxf6 36 Qxf6+ Kg8 37 Bb2 Rf8 38 Qg6+ Kh8 39 Bxe5+ Rf6 40 Bxf6# (Mate in eleven starting with Rh7+, I
   Dec-08-17 Ding Liren vs E Inarkiev, 2015 (replies)
Amarande: Missed it, after initially thinking of Bc2 but it seemed the Bishop was important to keep. The line I tried was 30 Ne6 Nxe6 (virtually forced, since Qxg7# and both Rooks are threatened, and Nf5? blocks the Queen) 31 Bxe6 Ng8 (the Bishop is immune, and 32 Bf5 is threatened) 32 Qh5, ...
   Nov-15-17 E Paehtz vs M Geldyeva, 2016 (replies)
Amarande: Not quite but it is mate in a few moves anyway: 31 ... Kb4 32 Re4+ Ka3 33 Rxa4#. (Black can delay one move by giving the Q on either move 31 or 32)
   Nov-08-17 King's Gambit Accepted (C34) (replies)
Amarande: Alternatives are dangerous for Black. Here is a natural one (which is apparently the second most popular move, despite its hazards). 1 e4 e5 2 f4 exf4 3 Nf3 d6 4 Bc4 g5? <Not sure this is really losing but it's playing with fire for sure. Play h6 first!> 5 h4! <Time ...
   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 Alexander 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 ...
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