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   MelvinDoucet has kibitzed 47 times to chessgames   [more...]
   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.
   Feb-10-17 A Gupta vs S Fedorchuk, 2005
MelvinDoucet: <Probably it should be 15. Qe1> That would make a lot more sense.
   Feb-10-17 Kasparov vs Petrosian, 1982 (replies)
MelvinDoucet: DWINS wrote: <"There is nothing else, since it is no longer possible to buy off the opponent with a pawn sacrifice: 20...f6 21.♘c4 ♗d7 22.♘xb6 axb6 23.♕xb6 ♗c6 24.♗b5! ♗xb5 25.♕xb5 with a straightforward win." However, instead ...
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