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   Mateo has kibitzed 7602 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Aug-10-17 Larsen vs Geller, 1966
Mateo: 21...Red8? was a blunder as <vonKrolok> noticed. If 22...Nf6, the simple 22.Be5 wins the exchange, although the sophisticated computer move 22.Rxe6 might be brilliant.
   Jul-06-17 B Andersen vs Larsen, 1965
Mateo: Beautiful tactical play of Larsen from 28...Bxg4! until the end. 29.fxg4 loses material after 29...Qe3+!. 29...fxg3+! was nice too, as 30.fxg3 is refuted by 30...Qxf6 pinning the pawn. 30...Nh5+!! was a beautiful move. 31.Kxg4 Qd7+ 32.Bf5 (32.Kxh5 Qh3 mate) Nf6+.
   Jun-30-17 Larsen vs Tal, 1983 (replies)
Mateo: An interesting game as usual with Larsen. I am wondering why Tal did not play the obvious 31...Rxg3. 31...Ke6 (?) actually played loses a pawn after the accurate 32.Kf2!. Later, Larsen made a questionable move, 51.d5 (?). Maybe he thought he was winning after 51...Rb6 52.Re7 Nxb5 ...
   Jun-23-17 Karpov vs Spassky, 1979
Mateo: <Retireborn: Spassky probably expected 41.dxe7 Rxd3 and had missed 41.b3! when he played 38...b5 - it's bad but not the worst blunder I've seen a GM make.> There are GMs and GMs. The difference of strengh between GMs can be very big. Spassky, as a former World Champion, was not ...
   Jun-23-17 Kavalek vs Huebner, 1979 (replies)
Mateo: One of the most intersting games played in this tournament. 12...c5?! was a dubious experiment. 15.Rxe6!! was brilliant. Later, instead of the obvious 21.Nxh8?, he should have played 21.Rhe1! with an overwhelming attack.
   Jun-16-17 Portisch vs Huebner, 1979
Mateo: Portisch was known as a very deep opening expert. Here his novelty (10.Fe3) leads almost to a win as the computer move 15...Qe6 was very difficult to find on the board. Even the ending is instructive. 35.Rb6+! and 38.h4+! were nice.
   Jun-14-17 Karjakin vs Aronian, 2017 (replies)
Mateo: 19...Ng5!? instead of 19...Qxd3 is a real challenge.
   Jun-14-17 H Melkumyan vs D Khismatullin, 2017
Mateo: Sound game from Melkumyan. 24.Qb5! was the turning point. 24...Qxb5 25.axb5 cxd4 seems at first glance to win a pawn for Black, but, if you go further, it's White who is winning a pawn! 24...Qc7 was better although White has an edge.
   Jun-14-17 I Cheparinov vs S Azarov, 2017
Mateo: 19.c6! was a nice way to win a pawn.
   Jun-13-17 A Minasian vs Y Kuzubov, 2017
Mateo: <fispok> Yes. 31.Qb1 was better. 42.Kh1?? was the last mistake. 42...Qc6! wins after 43.Nd5 Qe6! and mate.
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