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Granny O Doul
Member since Jul-17-06 · Last seen Oct-19-17
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   Granny O Doul has kibitzed 588 times to chessgames   [more...]
   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 ...
 
   Sep-24-17 Short vs F Osmanodja, 2017 (replies)
 
Granny O Doul: Yes, 40... Ng8 avoids mate but drops a bunch of pawns.
 
   Sep-24-17 Judit Polgar vs F Berkes, 2003
 
Granny O Doul: Uninspired title, yes, and of course not a pun, though I don't think a pun is required every time. But "Jude" and "Judit" don't rhyme, not even a little bit. They simply share a syllable. If we do need a pun, though, here is my suggestion: "Inter Ferenc", or "the 'inter ...
 
   Sep-20-17 A Muzychuk vs S Brunello, 2014 (replies)
 
Granny O Doul: <ndg2> Yeah, 31. Qxa2 wins a tempo by hitting the rook at g8. One thing top players are good at, I've noticed, is seeing all the way across the board.
 
   Sep-10-17 Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978 (replies)
 
Granny O Doul: <diagonal> That "no excellent beauty" quote comes from Francis Bacon, when Poe was not yet even a dream within a dream.
 
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