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JCigan
Member since Sep-12-10 · Last seen Oct-14-19
USCF rating: 1950

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   JCigan has kibitzed 74 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-05-19 S Volkov vs B Socko, 2014 (replies)
 
JCigan: Not a great puzzle as there are numerous wins. I had 21. Rh7 and see no reason to believe itís worse than the game move.
 
   Jun-28-19 L Dek vs Bacrot, 2017
 
JCigan: The real story here is that Bacrot blundered into a well-known opening trap (which someone first showed me when I was rated 1800) and was lost by move 12
 
   Apr-20-19 V Keymer vs Carlsen, 2019 (replies)
 
JCigan: To all those saying White queens w check, observe that White does not queen at all because the Black knight comes to e6
 
   Oct-14-18 D Mastrovasilis vs Nodirbek Yakubboev, 2018 (replies)
 
JCigan: I find it very difficult to believe the move order 1 e4 e5 2 Nc3 Nf6 3 d4 d6 occurred in this high-level of a game. Clearly 3... exd4 and Black is already better. What I find more likely is that it went, say, 1 e4 d6 2 d4 Nf6 3 Nc3 e5 - this is a common Philidor move order.
 
   Jul-04-18 P Ponkratov vs G Oparin, 2018 (replies)
 
JCigan: I know Ponkratov is a strong GM, but his treatment of this opening was dreadful. Just an awful middlegame to get as white, and this isnít even a good treatment of this particular sideline (Center Game).
 
   Jun-16-18 M Vachier-Lagrave vs Grischuk, 2017
 
JCigan: It is just a dead lost position I assume he resigned
 
   May-08-18 R Faizrakhmanov vs S Khanin, 2018
 
JCigan: *at times
 
   Feb-13-18 D Gedult vs B Houzet, 1980 (replies)
 
JCigan: This is not only not an impressive game, it's simply not good. How many players of, say, 2000 elo strength or so would fail to win as black at move 20, especially when 24 ...Rxd6+ was available?
 
   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
 
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