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Count von Twothree
Member since May-04-17 · Last seen May-15-19
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   Count von Twothree has kibitzed 34 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-14-19 Spassky vs Fischer, 1972
 
Count von Twothree: Looks like this was equal by move 68, but Spassky blundered with 69.Rd1+ instead of the correct 69.Rc3+.
 
   Dec-24-18 Rubinstein vs Salwe, 1908 (replies)
 
Count von Twothree: This is a classic example of “one player plays, the other applauds”. 14.f3 weakens the e-file, so one obvious plan for Black would be to double on it. White would then have to ditch his plan, because to plough on regardless would give no advantage. Ploughing on would look
 
   Dec-24-18 Bronstein vs Keres, 1950
 
Count von Twothree: It must be admitted that the computer suggestion of 29...Rfb8 is not as terrible as the game, but moving yet another piece away from the action in this way looks horrible, smells horrible and is fairly horrible after the temporary pawn sac 30.e5. However, its suggestion ...
 
   Dec-24-18 Marshall vs Rubinstein, 1908 (replies)
 
Count von Twothree: In agreeing with the critics of 37...Rxf3, I would like to offer the following continuation of their analysis. 38.Kxf3 Rf8+ 39.Kg2 Qe4+ 40.Kg1 Rf3 41.Qd7 Qxg4+ 42.Ng3 a3 43.Qe8 axb2 44.Rxb2 Rxc3 45.Qh5 Rc1+ 46.Kh2 Qxd4 47.Rxc1 Qxb2 48.Ne2 Qxe5+ 49.Kg2 c3 50.Qf3, which is ...
 
   Jul-18-18 Tolush vs Keres, 1939
 
Count von Twothree: The second line Keres gives after 22...b5 23.Bxb5 is also faulty, i.e. 23...e4 24.Qf1 Rc5 25.Bd4 Rc2 because 26.Qf4 lands the knight in big trouble: 26...Nxg2 27.Qg3 and then Bf1 will pick up the errant knight.
 
   Jun-26-18 Tarrasch vs Rubinstein, 1911
 
Count von Twothree: This endgame has been fundamentally mis-assessed. Rubinstein's much-lauded decision to give up the second pawn in favour of rook activity with 32...Rd8 was a serious error which could have led to a loss (after 36.a4 instead of Tarrasch's erroneous 36.Rb5). Instead, ...
 
   Dec-31-17 Boleslavsky vs Keres, 1941
 
Count von Twothree: This is a remarkable ending because on move 78 Keres was winning, but he blundered, throwing away the win. He could still have bailed out with a draw by repetition on move 81, but declined this as well, so that a position he was winning on move 78, he was losing by move ...
 
   Dec-30-17 Capablanca vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1913
 
Count von Twothree: Because of Capa's weak 28th move, White was never better from then on. However, there was no need to lose this either. It looks like the incredibly natural 31.d6 was, with the benefit of hindsight, objectively incorrect, whereas 31.Nxc6 might have held the balance. And ...
 
   Dec-29-17 Lasker vs Janowski, 1909
 
Count von Twothree: OK, let's start the ball rolling as late as move 27. If 27...g6, for example, how does White win?
 
   Dec-27-17 Najdorf vs Golombek, 1956
 
Count von Twothree: In the 21.Bf5 line, I agree that interposing the queen on move 27 is more prosaic, but it still loses: 27...Qc5 28.Bxc5+ bxc5 29.Qh6+ Rg7 30.cxd5 30...Kg8 31.Qxf6 Ba5 32.Qe7 and the passed d-pawn is too hot to handle. In this line, Black can't play 30...Bxd5 because after
 
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