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MelvinDoucet
Member since Nov-21-13 · Last seen Sep-15-18
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   MelvinDoucet has kibitzed 49 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jun-28-18 Maroczy vs Von Bardeleben, 1900 (replies)
 
MelvinDoucet: <11. ♕x♘ 0-0 Or 11...♕d7 12. ♗c2 d5> --> d4
 
   Jun-07-18 Ziji Zhang vs Yu Ruiyuan, 2015 (replies)
 
MelvinDoucet: I suppose 14... ♗b8 was because Black feared that 14... ♗c7 might run into 15. ♘b5 but on 14... ♗c7 15. ♘b5 <♘e5> gives Black a good game so the retreat to the back rank seemed unjustified. Perhaps the GM had an idea in mind but I can't
 
   Dec-10-17 AlphaZero - Stockfish (2017) (replies)
 
MelvinDoucet: <notnot>: How does one play the Spanish as black?
 
   Nov-21-17 Ju Wenjun (replies)
 
MelvinDoucet: You really had to make this photo of her in hijab her profile picture? She's not a Muslim, you know.
 
   Nov-17-17 Radjabov vs A Riazantsev, 2017
 
MelvinDoucet: Radjabov should retire already. This is a disgrace.
 
   Sep-26-17 Chandler vs C McNab, 1988
 
MelvinDoucet: The position at move 14 is featured in Soltis's <How to become a chess master>. 14 ♖a3 is a mighty good move. It's amazing that even Stockfish 8 up to depth 25 can't find it. 14.. ♘h5 is a good defense, though. [DIAGRAM]
 
   Sep-22-17 W So vs Ding Liren, 2017
 
MelvinDoucet: Move 68. Any GM worthy of their title knows that ♗+♙ vs ♖ is a draw. Only way for Black to lose is to blunder the bishop, basically.
 
   Feb-14-17 De Vere vs Paulsen, 1870
 
MelvinDoucet: <11... ♔f8> looks obvious to the modern player but I'm guessing chess theory wasn't as well developped in 1870 and perhaps Black wasn't comfortable with losing castling rights. 13... g6? is just asking for trouble, though. Regarding White's play, the quiet <20. ...
 
   Feb-12-17 Tal vs E Mochalov, 1980 (replies)
 
MelvinDoucet: <What's wrong with 19...Bc3?> I was thinking ♕c2 for ♖b3 but that fails to ♕a1+. The engine however points out <20. ♕c1>: ♕xc1+ 21. ♖xc1 ♘a4 22. c6 when Black will have to give the piece back to stop the passed b and ...
 
   Feb-12-17 V Gunina vs V Ni, 2017
 
MelvinDoucet: When Black plays e6 before taking on c4, it's usually considered a QGD although the position after move 6 could've been reached via the QGA move order as well, i.e 1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. ♘f3 ♘f6 4. ♘c3 e6 5. e3 c5.
 
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