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Granny O Doul
Member since Jul-17-06 · Last seen Jul-22-18
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   Granny O Doul has kibitzed 712 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jul-22-18 Browne vs Wolff, 1985
 
Granny O Doul: <thegoodanarchist> For a decisive game between GM's (or GMs-to-be-in-the-near-future), 25 moves is indeed short. As for the game's title, it isn't mine, so I won't go to the mat for it. But I had no trouble understanding it.
 
   Jul-22-18 Matulovic vs Tal, 1966
 
Granny O Doul: I think it a good idea to avoid wimp-out lines with white if they do not give a guaranteed draw. I have played not exactly this but a very similar line against a couple of GMs in quick games (5 and 15). Lost the first, drew the second but it felt bad both times. From a ...
 
   Jul-21-18 D B Gurevich vs de Firmian, 1986 (replies)
 
Granny O Doul: It is unlikely Black resigned after making his move. I mean, it happens, but if TC were coming up (as I assume), probably not going to happen till after 40. Btw, you did mean "very bad for BLACK", right?
 
   Jul-19-18 Marshall - Ed Lasker US Championship (1923) (replies)
 
Granny O Doul: <JimNorCal: Chess Secrets by Ed Lasker gives Lasker's side of the story.> It sure does. Lasker writes that he was hospitalized during the match, but that Marshall would not stand for a medical postponement, so Lasker had to disguise himself as an orderly to sneak out of ...
 
   Jul-16-18 Guillermo Celestino vs Larsen, 1995 (replies)
 
Granny O Doul: I used to always play 4. a3 here online. It worked well against the premove 4...Bb4, though Black sometimes saved himself by disconnecting.
 
   Jul-15-18 Guillermo Garcia Gonzalez (replies)
 
Granny O Doul: Clear second in the 1988 NY Open International, but unable to collect his prize ($10,000, I think?) due to enemy alien issues.
 
   Jul-15-18 G Garcia vs Ivkov, 1965
 
Granny O Doul: I suspect Ivkov missed something when he went in for 12...Ng4; perhaps that after 13. Na4, ...d3 is not on due to takes, takes, takes, takes (or if takes instead, then takes, takes, takes, and White is even slightly better off), takes, takes, takes. After that, he just tried ...
 
   Jul-14-18 Geller vs Korchnoi, 1960
 
Granny O Doul: <perfidious> So it was explained in "How to Beat the Russians". Somehow, I was never able to put the lesson to use in my own games.
 
   Jul-14-18 Kasparov vs Short, 1994
 
Granny O Doul: It was the extremely poisoned pawn variation.
 
   Jul-10-18 Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa (replies)
 
Granny O Doul: That is some great trivia there. Everyone knows Fischer was the youngest-ever GM for thirty-odd years, but how many know whose record he broke? It's like Reggie Jackson breaking Billy Martin's record for most total bases in a six-game World Series.
 
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