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Leviathan
Member since Jul-15-04
"The only thing chess players have in common is chess." --Lodewijk Prins

Hi everyone I am a young chess fan from italy (playing strength ~1800 ELO).

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   Leviathan has kibitzed 227 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Mar-27-08 B Blumenfeld vs Botvinnik, 1931 (replies)
 
Leviathan: Nice tactical sequence at the end.
 
   Feb-22-08 H Helms vs Marshall, 1897 (replies)
 
Leviathan: Young Marshall gets obliterated. Everyone who plays the dutch should know that trying to trap the Bg5 bishop is a bad idea - white goes e3 and Bd3 and the h5-e8 diagonal is just too weak.
 
   Feb-10-08 V Zvjaginsev vs Zhang Pengxiang, 2007 (replies)
 
Leviathan: Zvjaginsev shows creative play and cold-headed defense in a very beautiful game. 18.Ra2 is a gorgeous defensive move - doubling rooks behind the weak a4 pawn was . Then Pengxiang sacs a piece to get two connected passers, but Mr. Z doesn't panic. 31.Nxf7 returns the piece and ...
 
   Feb-09-08 Euwe vs Flohr, 1939 (replies)
 
Leviathan: Spectacular game by Euwe, going for an ambitious attack on the kingside. But I can't explain 14. ... Bf8 and 17. ... e6 - what was Flohr trying to do? After that the dark squares around his king are all weak and white's dark square bishop is a monster. Maybe 14. ... a5 followed by
 
   Feb-09-08 Kasparov vs Chiburdanidze, 1980 (replies)
 
Leviathan: What about 14. g5 Bg3 15.h4 ? Looks much safer to me.
 
   Jan-28-07 Conel Hugh O'Donel Alexander (replies)
 
Leviathan: Another one, on the same website: <"If you play Botvinnik, it is even alarming to see him write his move down. Slightly short-sighted, he stoops over his scoresheet and devotes his entire attention to recording the move in the most beautifully clear script; one feels that an ...
 
   Jan-26-07 M Monticelli vs Marshall, 1931 (replies)
 
Leviathan: Great game indeed! Black's queenside attack is extraordinarily powerful. However, I like 19.Nh4 much more than 19.Ba4, that looks a bit too passive in my humble amateur opinion. If 19. Nh4 Bg5 20.Bd3 or if 19. Nh4 Be4 20.Bd7 seems to give black a little more counterplay.
 
   Jan-26-07 Y Shulman vs G Vescovi, 2005 (replies)
 
Leviathan: <erli: why did he play 34. f5?> Probably just to open the f-file for the rook, since the f7 pawn is already under pressure. It looks like a good idea to me but somehow white didn't catch the opportunity to grab the f7 pawn and lost because of that, as <Honza> rightly ...
 
   Jan-05-07 Adorjan vs Kurajica, 1967
 
Leviathan: A spectacular display of aggressive energy. White's multiple sacrifices make his play highly entertaning: a true example for any intuitive (and brave) tactical player. Especially I consider the final mate in four very artistic and amusing. Although black's game is far from ...
 
   Dec-12-06 M Napolitano vs E Hintikka, 1984
 
Leviathan: Black's coordination is impressive: every piece (king included) is involved in the attack, while white is badly entangled. 9.Bxf6 is already questionable (is the doubled c-pawn really worth the loss of the dark-squared bishop?) and 11.fxe5 is an oversight after which the game ...
 
   Nov-28-06 Karpov vs Aronshtats, 1971
   Nov-21-06 P F Johner vs Nimzowitsch, 1929 (replies)
   Nov-20-06 G Welling vs P Cafolla, 2006
   Nov-15-06 V Smith vs Korchnoi, 1993
   Nov-05-06 C Becx vs Plachetka, 1987
   Oct-11-06 D Shirley vs J Kay, 1983 (replies)
   Sep-21-06 G Welling vs R Druon, 1980 (replies)
   Sep-18-06 S Sulskis vs G Welling, 2003 (replies)
   Sep-04-06 Karpov vs Leko, 2006 (replies)
   Aug-31-06 W Brandhorst vs A Lecaros, 1999 (replies)
   Aug-24-06 D D van Geet vs Versnel, 1950 (replies)
   Aug-19-06 M Bobotsov vs Ivkov, 1966 (replies)
   Aug-14-06 R Pert vs N Pert, 2001 (replies)
   Aug-13-06 Queen's Pawn Game (D00) (replies)
   Aug-07-06 G Acar vs L Krumina, 2001 (replies)
   Aug-07-06 Keene vs P F Staley, 1963 (replies)
   Aug-07-06 A Raweh vs S Elnami, 2006 (replies)
   Mar-15-06 Walter Shawn Browne (replies)
   Mar-01-06 M Basman vs C Horvath, 1979
   Feb-16-06 Tseshkovsky vs Balashov, 1975
   Feb-07-06 Seirawan vs Miles, 1979 (replies)
   Jan-24-06 Alekhine vs J Drewitt, 1923 (replies)
   Jan-09-06 P Heinrichsen vs A J Goldsby, 2003 (replies)
   Dec-31-05 A J Goldsby vs F D Hupp, 2003 (replies)
   Dec-19-05 J Matynia vs L Day, 1966 (replies)
   Dec-16-05 Larsen vs A Auletta, 1998
   Dec-03-05 Tartakower vs Grob, 1948 (replies)
   Oct-02-05 Gulko vs Battle Chess, 1993 (replies)
   Jul-23-05 François André Philidor (replies)
   Jul-22-05 Henrique Mecking (replies)
   Jul-18-05 La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834 (replies)
   Jul-18-05 McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 (replies)
   Jul-15-05 Van Wely vs Sutovsky, 2005 (replies)
   Jul-10-05 Dus Chotimirsky vs P A Evtifeev, 1905
   Jun-08-05 Morphy vs J G Cunningham, 1859 (replies)
   Apr-27-05 P Damiano vs NN, 1497 (replies)
   Apr-15-05 R Kaskevich vs V Nebolsina, 2001 (replies)
   Apr-05-05 Saemisch vs Maroczy, 1929 (replies)
   Apr-05-05 Nimzowitsch vs Saemisch, 1929 (replies)
   Mar-21-05 14th Amber Tournament: Rapid (2005) (replies)
   Mar-13-05 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer (B62) (replies)
   Mar-12-05 R Blatt vs T De Martini, 1998 (replies)
   Mar-04-05 Lombardy vs Portisch, 1969
   Feb-26-05 Cochrane vs A Deschapelles, 1821 (replies)
   Feb-17-05 H Van der Heijden vs Feenstra, 1982
   Feb-17-05 H Van der Heijden vs Van Wanrooy, 1978 (replies)
   Feb-17-05 C Bloodgood vs W Waymire, 1960 (replies)
   Feb-16-05 W Napier vs Marshall, 1896 (replies)
   Feb-13-05 Nimzowitsch vs J Szekely, 1927 (replies)
   Feb-13-05 Greco vs NN, 1619 (replies)
   Feb-12-05 Ulf Andersson vs M Basman, 1974 (replies)
   Feb-05-05 Indochess Man - Machine (2005) (replies)
   Feb-05-05 Lahno vs Areshchenko, 2003 (replies)
   Feb-04-05 Alekhine vs Journal l'Action Francaise, 1925 (replies)
   Feb-03-05 Tartakower vs Euwe, 1948 (replies)
   Feb-03-05 Uncommon Opening (A00) (replies)
   Jan-31-05 Greco vs NN, 1620 (replies)
   Jan-31-05 F Braga vs Timman, 1982 (replies)
   Jan-31-05 M Basman vs Keene, 1981 (replies)
   Jan-30-05 I Sokolov vs Anand, 2005 (replies)
   Jan-28-05 J Sunyer vs Tartakower, 1934 (replies)
   Jan-28-05 M Thaler vs J Bonin, 2004 (replies)
   Jan-25-05 Fidel Castro (replies)
   Jan-23-05 Z Varga vs A Skripchenko, 1996 (replies)
   Jan-13-05 A Kovacevic vs Tringov, 1993 (replies)
   Jan-07-05 Renate Schmidt vs R Solice, 1993 (replies)
   Jan-07-05 L Dubois vs J B Mapelle, 1989 (replies)
   Jan-04-05 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
   Jan-03-05 SmartFish Chess Masters (2004) (replies)
   Jan-03-05 Korchnoi vs P H Nielsen, 2005 (replies)
   Jan-03-05 Blackburne vs H T Young, 1862 (replies)
   Jan-02-05 Sokolsky vs Kotov, 1938 (replies)
   Dec-30-04 Viktor Korchnoi (replies)
   Dec-30-04 Milena Stefanova (replies)
   Dec-29-04 Vidmar vs Nimzowitsch, 1927 (replies)
   Dec-28-04 Raymond Keene (replies)
   Dec-28-04 Aron Nimzowitsch (replies)
   Dec-27-04 Owen vs Burn, 1874 (replies)
   Dec-27-04 Drei Hirn (Althoefer) (replies)
   Dec-23-04 Berliner vs A Rott, 1956 (replies)
   Dec-23-04 Cannes blind sim (2004)
   Dec-08-04 Giovanni Leonardo Di Bona da Cutri (replies)
   Dec-08-04 Erwin Puto (replies)
   Nov-26-04 E D'Andre vs De Vere, 1867 (replies)
   Nov-22-04 M Praszak vs M Miroslaw, 2001 (replies)
   Nov-19-04 F Malthan vs Marshall, 1908 (replies)
   Nov-19-04 Preston Ware (replies)
   Nov-15-04 Alburt vs I Zaitsev, 1973 (replies)
   Nov-15-04 Rubinstein vs S Takacs, 1922 (replies)
   Nov-11-04 Saemisch vs Nimzowitsch, 1923 (replies)
   Nov-09-04 Giuoco Piano (C50) (replies)
   Nov-08-04 Tarrasch vs Nimzowitsch, 1910 (replies)
   Nov-07-04 John Owen (replies)
   Nov-05-04 Zurab Azmaiparashvili (replies)
   Nov-05-04 Paul Morphy (replies)
   Nov-05-04 John Lindsay McCutcheon (replies)
   Nov-04-04 The World (replies)
   Nov-04-04 P Sternberg vs C Bloodgood, 1959 (replies)
   Nov-04-04 Morphy vs T W Barnes, 1858 (replies)
   Nov-04-04 Busnardo vs NN, 1590 (replies)
   Nov-04-04 M Ale vs Lefferts, 1986 (replies)
   Nov-04-04 NN vs Keres, 1940 (replies)
   Oct-28-04 Fischerandom Chess (replies)
   Oct-28-04 Adams vs M Basman, 1992 (replies)
   Oct-28-04 J P Nelson vs M Basman, 1991 (replies)
   Oct-27-04 Panov vs Kotov, 1939 (replies)
   Oct-27-04 M Sheremetieva vs A Stefanova, 1995
   Oct-27-04 Monika Grabics (replies)
   Oct-26-04 Eva Repkova (replies)
   Oct-26-04 Alexandra Kosteniuk (replies)
   Oct-12-04 Pal Benko (replies)
   Oct-12-04 S Takacs vs Rubinstein, 1929 (replies)
   Oct-08-04 G K Sandiford vs Keene, 1961 (replies)
   Sep-27-04 J Brach Sr vs J R von Pessler, 1910 (replies)
   Sep-24-04 Nimzowitsch vs Leonhardt, 1911 (replies)
   Sep-23-04 Dubois vs Wyvill, 1859 (replies)
   Sep-23-04 Carlsen vs Lahno, 2004 (replies)
   Sep-23-04 Georg Marco (replies)
   Sep-22-04 P P Benko vs Yurevich, 1903 (replies)
   Sep-13-04 Siegbert Tarrasch (replies)
   Sep-13-04 A A Ivanov vs A Ermolaev, 2001 (replies)
   Sep-13-04 The Turk (Automaton) (replies)
   Sep-13-04 M Basman vs C Daly, 1990 (replies)
   Sep-11-04 Nimzowitsch vs Alekhine, 1925 (replies)
   Sep-10-04 King's Gambit Accepted (C33) (replies)
   Sep-07-04 Alvise Zichichi (replies)
   Sep-07-04 Nunn vs Fritz, 1992 (replies)
   Sep-03-04 Georges Koltanowski (replies)
   Sep-02-04 B Thelen vs F Treybal, 1927 (replies)
   Sep-02-04 Hartlaub vs H Rosenbaum, 1892 (replies)
   Sep-01-04 NN vs H Bruening, 1907 (replies)
   Sep-01-04 Najdorf vs P Trifunovic, 1949 (replies)
   Aug-31-04 Ed. Lasker vs G A Thomas, 1912 (replies)
   Aug-31-04 Morphy vs A Morphy, 1850 (replies)
   Aug-31-04 Giorgio Porreca (replies)
   Aug-31-04 Lilienthal vs Capablanca, 1935 (replies)
   Aug-26-04 D Levy vs Chess 4, 1972 (replies)
   Jul-23-04 K H Steinfurth vs E J Diemer, 1955
   Jul-23-04 Kasparov vs D Letterman, 1990 (replies)
   Jul-19-04 R Schlenker vs W Stamer, 1980 (replies)
   Jul-19-04 T Kosintseva vs A Stefanova, 2003 (replies)
   Jul-19-04 T Kosintseva vs A Galliamova, 2003 (replies)
   Jul-18-04 Henri Grob (replies)
   Jul-18-04 NN vs J H Sarratt, 1810 (replies)
   Jul-16-04 V Malakhov vs E Shaposhnikov, 2001 (replies)
   Jul-16-04 M Basman vs Miles, 1981 (replies)
   Jul-16-04 S Sokolov vs I Semenov, 1987 (replies)
   Jul-16-04 Detlef Tobor (replies)
   Jul-16-04 M Basman vs J Kinlay, 1980 (replies)
   Jul-16-04 Nimzowitsch vs O Bernstein, 1912 (replies)
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