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Member since Sep-12-10 · Last seen Jan-22-18
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   JCigan has kibitzed 55 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-29-17 D Bekker-Jensen vs E Forsa, 2014 (replies)
JCigan: This is one of the least impressive GOTDs I've ever seen.
   Oct-13-17 B Rositsan vs V Laznicka, 2017
JCigan: Lol, frankly a bit silly to make Lanzicka play it out that long but at least White had a fighting spirit
   Sep-25-17 Tarjan vs Kramnik, 2017 (replies)
JCigan: This result should be inspirational to anyone who feels they can't accomplish anything in chess after they are past the traditional "prime" age for a player. Kramnik has had many highlights in his career and it's a good chance to appreciate the significance of the win for Jim. Even ...
   Jul-24-17 Anthony B He vs Matt B Zavortink, 2017
JCigan: Nb4 does win but both players were down to seconds by then. (As a member of the Portland Rain, I was watching live)
   Jun-20-17 Potkin vs S Melia, 2014 (replies)
JCigan: This was 1-0? Really? Hard to imagine that Black would have flagged or resigned in a trivially drawn pawn ending.
   Jan-01-17 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
JCigan: There was no repetition as far as I can see
   Jul-21-15 Eljanov vs Navara, 2015 (replies)
JCigan: I assume he meant 46. Nxf4, and although that looks pretty bleak for White it's pretty surprising that Eljanov would play Re4 instead lol
   Jun-29-15 Yifan Hou vs Kramnik, 2015 (replies)
JCigan: <luzhin> False, 13. Nc4 Qd3 and White is just fighting for equality. No pawn.
   Feb-02-14 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2014 (replies)
JCigan: Unusual to see a Berlin from Caruana... he's usually all about sharper Lopez lines, like the Open Spanish, Archangel, or Zaitsev
   Feb-01-14 Nakamura vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
JCigan: The salient point is that White was winning by force lol
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