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Granny O Doul
Member since Jul-17-06 · Last seen Dec-14-17
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   Granny O Doul has kibitzed 591 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-11-17 Seirawan vs Yermolinsky, 2000
Granny O Doul: Perhaps so, though after ...Kg7 White still must find 35. Rf6 (not that he wouldn't, being Seirawan), which I assume is the "spectacular" part. I was looking at 34. Rf6+, and it seems promising with lines like ...Kf6 35. Qc3+ Kf7 36. Ng5+ Kf8 37. Qc8+ Kg7 38. Bb2+ Kh6 39. Qh3+
   Dec-09-17 William James Lombardy (replies)
Granny O Doul: I'd say that it isn't worth discussing, except that that'd be autocontradictory.
   Nov-02-17 Capablanca vs Randolph, 1911
Granny O Doul: Agree with right above. Until Black weakened his lights with ...e5, the most striking feature was how well Black had pulled it all together after his bad opening.
   Oct-20-17 Kotov vs Petrosian, 1952 (replies)
Granny O Doul: 19. Bb3 Qa6+ is immediate disaster for White.
   Oct-15-17 Reshevsky vs Lombardy, 1958 (replies)
Granny O Doul: Fischer went into the last round with a half-point lead over Reshevsky, made a quick draw with Abe Turner, and so needed Lombardy to not lose. According to Chess Life or Chess Review, Fischer went back into the playing room to check the progress of this game, then came back ...
   Oct-09-17 C Hertan vs J A Curdo, 1987
Granny O Doul: Yeah, hard to resist the double check. Also, it's more fun to draw the king deeper into White's territory.
   Oct-05-17 J Davidson vs Euwe, 1924
Granny O Doul: So why did black not want to take advantage of White's blunder?
   Sep-30-17 P W Bridgman vs L L Pollock, 1905 (replies)
Granny O Doul: Somewhat reminiscent of the one game I lost that day to my friend's stepfather. I fell into a back-rank check followed by Bf8+, and went back to g8 resigned to a perpetual, only to be shocked by Bh6+ forcing mate. In this case, of course, ...Kh8 would still be flattened by ...
   Sep-27-17 N Simon vs G Merenyi, 1997 (replies)
Granny O Doul: The NY Times crossword still increases in difficulty from Monday through Saturday. Sunday's, aside from being bigger, is generally not as challenging as Saturday's, closer to a Thursday level of difficulty.
   Sep-25-17 Lev Alburt (replies)
Granny O Doul: A more serious problem is his misspelling of "minuscule". Also, "near to his heart", regarding one's rating, is a better choice than "dear to", because the former implies simply that it matters a lot, while the latter suggests that one actually loves it, which to most players ...
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