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Grandma Sturleigh
Member since Apr-29-17 · Last seen Apr-23-18
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   Grandma Sturleigh has kibitzed 117 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-23-18 A Liang vs Y Zherebukh, 2018
 
Grandma Sturleigh: All theory up to move 25, at which point the players in V Kovalev vs N Abasov, 2017 agreed the draw. Games like this make the 30-move draw rule look a bit silly.
 
   Apr-21-18 Saemisch vs Grob, 1936
 
Grandma Sturleigh: White won a pawn in a saemisch and grob raid.
 
   Apr-21-18 B Kreiman vs L Christiansen, 2002 (replies)
 
Grandma Sturleigh: I had 34... Qxg1+ 35. Qxg1 Rxg4 36 Qxg4 Rxb4, after which 37. Qg1 Ra4 is also a draw.
 
   Apr-08-18 Caruana vs Aronian, 2018 (replies)
 
Grandma Sturleigh: <offramp: It's a lovely old Berlin.> Snoozier than the siesta variation.
 
   Apr-03-18 Fischer vs Fine, 1963 (replies)
 
Grandma Sturleigh: <<HeMateMe> Considering that Fine was largely retired from chess for ten years before this game was played, it should not have been included in M60MG. It looks like a simul.> Fischer vs O Celle, 1964 (game 50 in 60MG) actually was from a simul.
 
   Mar-30-18 G Maicherczyk vs Niephaus, 1949
 
Grandma Sturleigh: Stockfish finds the win that Black missed: 34...Ke7 (threatening Nd6, Nf5#) 35. Qd5 Rf4+ 36. Kg3 e3 [DIAGRAM] 37. Qb7+ (37. Qd3 bxa4) Kd6 38. Qxa6+ Kc5 39. Qxb5+ Kd4 [DIAGRAM] when White is in big trouble. Not an easy line to see and play just before the time control.
 
   Mar-29-18 M Paragua vs B T Murali Krishnan, 2012
 
Grandma Sturleigh: Black worked hard to hold the endgame, then blundered away the draw with 59....Bh7?
 
   Mar-27-18 Grischuk vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
 
Grandma Sturleigh: The sequence Rg1, Rae1, Bf4, Bg3 looks rather nasty.
 
   Mar-21-18 Karjakin vs D Frolyanov, 2013 (replies)
 
Grandma Sturleigh: 34. Qg6 does win eventually. For example: 34...Qf8 35. c5 a4 36. b3 a3 37. c3 bxc3 38. Bc2 (zugzwang) Qe7 39. Rxh6+ Bxh6 40. Qxh6+ Bh7 41. Qxh7+ Qxh7 42. Bxh7 Kxh7 43. Kc2 etc. That's obviously not a Wednesday solution, so I looked again and found 34. Rxh6+.
 
   Mar-17-18 Capablanca vs A Chase, 1922
 
Grandma Sturleigh: <<beatgiant> Why wouldn't Black reply 12. Bxg5 <Ke6> and then 13. Nxf3 Bh6. I don't see the big advantage compared to the actual game. What am I missing?> 12. Bxg5 Ke6 13 gxf3! and Black doesn't have a good answer to the threat of Bh3+.
 
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