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ICCM Bart Gibbons
Member since Oct-02-07 · Last seen Jul-21-18
I'm an IM at correspondence chess (1993), and an OTB master (1979). I grew up in Los Angeles, but moved to Missouri in 2006.

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   ICCM Bart Gibbons has kibitzed 41 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jun-08-18 Foltys vs P Michel, 1939
 
ICCM Bart Gibbons: After 24...d4!, White cannot play 25 Nd4 (hoping to exploit Black's unguarded queen; if then 25...Qe2+ White can play 26 Ne2 with a pawn up) because of 25..Ng3+! 26 fg3 (forced) Bd3 winning White's queen.
 
   Apr-27-18 Maggie Feng vs A Zatonskih, 2018 (replies)
 
ICCM Bart Gibbons: Doesn't 22...Rd5 win a piece? If 23 cd5, then ... Qf3 is mate. If 23 Qg2, then ...d2 is winning, as it attacks White's rook on b1.
 
   Apr-23-18 M Esserman vs Fedorowicz, 2011
 
ICCM Bart Gibbons: Perhaps Black should have tried 28...Rf4!?
 
   Mar-02-18 Roy C Ervin (replies)
 
ICCM Bart Gibbons: I began playing chess at the Santa Monica Bay Chess Club in 1972, after the Fischer-Spassky match. I got to know Roy in the late 70s, playing him at Lina Grumette's (club (The Chess Set), and the Pacific Southwest Open. I also saw him play at Lone Pine. Roy was always ...
 
   Feb-19-18 Petrosian vs Furman, 1958
 
ICCM Bart Gibbons: Black resigned as White wins in the K&P ending by one (!) tempo after 45…Rc6 46 dc6+Kc6 47 Kf5 Kc5 48 Kf6 Kb4 49 Kg5 Ka3 50 Kh6 Ka2 51 Kh7 Kb3 52 g5 a5 53 g6 a4 54 g7 a3 55 g8(Q) a2 56 Qg7!
 
   Jan-27-18 S Volkov vs Svidler, 2017 (replies)
 
ICCM Bart Gibbons: I think the pun is similar to "Walk of Shame".
 
   Jan-15-18 A Giri vs Kramnik, 2018
 
ICCM Bart Gibbons: Gregor Samsa Mendel: <ICCM Bart Gibbons>--I think that after 24 Qxb7 Qxb7 25 Nd6+ Kg6 the attack on the bishop allows black to keep material level. Yes, you are correct.
 
   Mar-08-17 Lutikov vs Tal, 1965
 
ICCM Bart Gibbons: 21 Qf4 also seems very strong, attacking f7 and b7. If 24...0-0-0 25 Bb7+ Kb7 26 Ne4 wins at least a pawn.
 
   Mar-01-17 Kosteniuk vs A Muzychuk, 2017 (replies)
 
ICCM Bart Gibbons: White was a pawn ahead and should have at least drawn this game. 50 Qb4 looks more solid than g3 as played. White should try to exchange queens and/or rooks, and advance the a pawn.
 
   Dec-30-16 Csom vs Reshevsky, 1971 (replies)
 
ICCM Bart Gibbons: After White's 35th move, it appears Black could safely play Qxc3. If 36 a4 then Qc1+ 37 Kh2 Nd4 leaves Black a solid pawn ahead.
 
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