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ChrisWainscott
Member since Jul-24-13 · Last seen Sep-26-17
Chess writer and player with goals for each. As a player I am out to prove that you can come back to the game as an adult and still become a master(returned in 2011 at age 37 and have gained several hundred Elo since that time.) As a writer I would like to cover a top level tournament in an official capacity some day.

   ChrisWainscott has kibitzed 21 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-04-17 Bronstein vs Lutikov, 1959 (replies)
 
ChrisWainscott: This game is an excellent example of why you should never move "automatically" in the opening. In his book "Grandmaster Performance" Polugaevsky says that the main line after 6...b6 was 7.d5 c5 8.dxc6 Nxc6 which wasn't giving White the desired result. So Bronstein prepped ...
 
   Aug-23-17 E Najer vs Tomashevsky, 2014
 
ChrisWainscott: Boris Gelfand gives a position from near the end of this game in his book Positional Decision Making in Chess as an excellent example of a position where one side has a space advantage, but can't take advantage of it due to there being no useful breaks in the position.
 
   Aug-16-17 Short vs Topalov, 1995
 
ChrisWainscott: The position after 33.Nd4 is the first position given in the amazing book Imagination in Chess by Paata Gaprindashvili.
 
   Jun-03-17 Ivanchuk vs Smirin, 1985
 
ChrisWainscott: 15.Nb5 gives me the impression that Chucky was really looking at a lot of Kasparov's games at this time.
 
   Mar-11-17 Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858 (replies)
 
ChrisWainscott: Knowing historical games can be useful. This game was one of the tests in the third lesson of the first orange Yusupov book. Of course that made me want to come here and play through the entire game again.
 
   Nov-26-16 Saemisch vs Z von Balla, 1921
 
ChrisWainscott: Wow, what an insane blunder with 31.h4 rather than 31.Nxb6. White dominated this game until then. Chess is hard!
 
   Nov-26-16 Euwe vs J Schweiger, 1921 (replies)
 
ChrisWainscott: Nice Technique by Euwe as always. Once he was up material he just improved his position until Schweiger collapsed. However, Schweiger seemed to hasten his defeat with 13...Qb5 and then especially with 17...Bc5, after which this game seems strategically lost.
 
   Nov-26-16 Alekhine vs Bogoljubov, 1921
 
ChrisWainscott: The Romanovsky book above is Soviet Middlegame Technique, and the game in question begins on page 18.
 
   Sep-27-16 S Tatai vs L Christiansen, 1977
 
ChrisWainscott: Sad news today to hear of the passing of Mark Izrailovich. I also looked at this example in the same book tonight. RIP Legend.
 
   Aug-06-16 Nakamura vs J Smeets, 2011
 
ChrisWainscott: I like the story of how Naka and his second, Kris Littlejohn, prepped for this game. They chose 19.Bf4 rather than 19.Be3 knowing that it was not the best move, but also knowing that they could catch Smeets (and really his second, Jan Gustafsson) flatfooted a bit. Granted ...
 
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