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Grandma Sturleigh
Member since Apr-29-17 · Last seen Jan-19-18
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   Grandma Sturleigh has kibitzed 29 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-18-18 I Platonov vs Geller, 1969
 
Grandma Sturleigh: What's the losing move here? 32...Kg8 rushing the king to the centre looks like a solid draw. 33...f5 preventing Ke4 also looks drawn. After Geller mixes these plans with 33...Kg7, I can't see a convincing defence for Black.
 
   Jan-18-18 L Grigorian vs I Platonov, 1974
 
Grandma Sturleigh: <<TheAlchemist>: 19...Qxa2!! was a beautiful shot, 20.Rxa2? cxb3 21.Q~ bxa2 with an advantage for black.> I thought so too, but sadly Stockfish finds 20. Rxa2 cxb3 21. Bxe5! [DIAGRAM] 22...bxc2 22. Rxb8+ Rxb8 23. Bf4 and White keeps the extra piece.
 
   Jan-18-18 Tal vs I Platonov, 1968
 
Grandma Sturleigh: <<offramp>: A fascinating game that won a prize.> For most pins in a single game, perhaps?
 
   Jan-18-18 U Gass vs J Bjerre, 2013
 
Grandma Sturleigh: 19. Qg4 is a nice try, [DIAGRAM] but would have been refuted by 19...h5! winning a piece. After 19...h5, the line 20. Qg5 Qxd4 21. Rg3 g6 22. Qxh5 Qf4 23. Bf6 [DIAGRAM] fails against 23...Rc1+. Definitely a easy line to miss.
 
   Jan-18-18 Reti vs F Schubert, 1915 (replies)
 
Grandma Sturleigh: Great pun! Though here it's Reti rather than Schubert who had unfinished business.
 
   Jan-18-18 Csom vs A Planinc, 1974 (replies)
 
Grandma Sturleigh: Definitely more than medium difficulty, and very tough for a Thursday.
 
   Jan-17-18 M Luckis vs Jacobo Bolbochan, 1946
 
Grandma Sturleigh: Looks like Bolbochan overlooked 35. Rxd7. 34...Rd8 or 34... Be6 (in place of 34...Qc7?) would have kept the game pretty level.
 
   Jan-16-18 Yates vs Nimzowitsch, 1929
 
Grandma Sturleigh: Nimzowitsch neglects his rooks. Stockfish recommends 20...fxe4 21. Qxg4 h5 22. Qe2 h4 with advantage to Black.
 
   Jan-14-18 A P Smith vs S A Jones, 2017
 
Grandma Sturleigh: [DIAGRAM] White missed 31. Qxb4 Qxb4 32. Nc6+
 
   Jan-13-18 E Paoli vs P Michel, 1950
 
Grandma Sturleigh: Black refuses several offers to enter a drawn rook ending and forces a lost pawn ending instead.
 
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