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   LivBlockade has kibitzed 306 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-01-15 Larsen vs Kavalek, 1979
LivBlockade: Position after 83. Nd7 [DIAGRAM] I think Kavalek said in "Chess Life and Review" that the pieces (from Black's perspective) formed the letter 'J', but he phrased it "J for Joke". He had a very rough start to this tournament be came back impressively in the 2nd half of the ...
   Aug-18-15 Tarjan vs Larsen, 1968 (replies)
LivBlockade: Here's another former GOTD E Torre vs Tarjan, 1983 "Me Tarjan, Eugene". I actually submitted A Lein vs Tarjan, 1981 as "Me Tarjan, You Lein"
   Jul-15-15 L Javakhishvili vs R Edouard, 2015 (replies)
LivBlockade: Here's another game in this line: B Adhiban vs Nakamura, 2015
   Jun-24-15 Carlsen vs Aronian, 2015 (replies)
LivBlockade: <HeMateMe> How does White mate after 40. Qxf5+ Rg6? [DIAGRAM] I thought Carlsen did a great job in the final few moves, considering he had less than a minute remaining for the last 3 moves or so. I think 40. Qc4 was the best move.
   Mar-13-15 Le Quang Liem (replies)
LivBlockade: Happy Birthday, LQL! For those who have not yet seen it, Le Quang Liem vs Kamsky, 2011 is a very nice game.
   Feb-23-15 FIDE Grand Prix Tbilisi (2015) (replies)
LivBlockade: <fgh> Here is one example of KNN vs. KP [DIAGRAM] Many are surprised that some of these positions (it depends on where the pawn is) can be won by force, when of course without the pawn it's a draw. The winning idea is to create a position which would be stalemate except ...
   Feb-22-15 Jobava vs L Dominguez, 2015 (replies)
LivBlockade: Analysis position after 42...Nxa7; 43. Ne3 [DIAGRAM] Leinier said in the press conference that he didn't play Nxa7 because of Ne3, and the computers agree. After Ne3, White's threats include: a) Qd8+ followed by Qb6 attacking two pieces b) Nf5 (or Qd8+ followed by Nf5). Note ...
   Feb-05-15 Motylev vs S Azarov, 2009 (replies)
LivBlockade: <al wazir:> Good analysis. In your line, I think 34. Qd7+ is another way to pick up a rook in a few moves. [DIAGRAM] Black has to try 34...Kg8 (otherwise Qf5+ wins the c2 Rook) and then Qd5+ followed by either Qf5+ or Qd4+.
   Jan-16-15 Carlsen vs Aronian, 2015 (replies)
LivBlockade: In the position after 31. h5 [DIAGRAM] An important and beautiful variation is 31... g5; 32. Nxd5 Nxd5; 33. Qxd5 Ba3; 34. Qf5! Bxc1; 35. Rxh6 with a winning attack.
   Jan-11-15 Van Wely vs R Wojtaszek, 2015 (replies)
LivBlockade: 52...Qg4, with White in time trouble, may have been a bluff. [DIAGRAM] White has a fairly simple win after 53. Qxg4 followed by Kg2 and f3. One line would be 53. Qxg4 hxg4; 54. Kg2 Ke7; 55. f3 Kd6; 56. fxg4 Kxd5; 57. Kf3 Ke5; 58. Ke3 f5; 59. g5! wins.
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