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Mendrys
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   Mendrys has kibitzed 515 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jul-12-17 DeFirmian vs P Nikolic, 1985 (replies)
 
Mendrys: A scintillating game by DeFirmian that I've never seen before. It would be interesting to have the clock times at each move for this game as DeFirmian seemed to be a little short on time.
 
   May-31-17 S Bogdanovich vs D Zakaryan, 2017
 
Mendrys: The real star move is 24. Ra1f1! offering the exchange where a timid retreat of the rook to f2 would give back most of his advantage. A very strong finish by Bogdanovich.
 
   May-27-17 Lenderman vs K Dragun, 2014 (replies)
 
Mendrys: 38...Rxa7 is likely winning as well but I think he wanted to force the trade of queen for rook as white is forced to do after black gets Rd8 in. Once Lenderman saw that he was busted he was hoping to gain a tempo to make the mating threat with the Knight and Rood at the end ...
 
   May-26-17 St. Louis Spring Classic (Group A) (2017)
 
Mendrys: <stst: This is like breeders cup... a very slight hope any of these will be "brought" up to the WC calibre sorry, can ignore this one> It is nothing like a "breeder's cup". Most, except for Jeffery Xiong perhaps, are at an age where if they were going to be WC candidates they ...
 
   Apr-22-17 Averbakh vs Korchnoi, 1966
 
Mendrys: Nice positional game by Korchnoi. I think Averbakh should have kept his rook on the board with 27. Rb1 instead of the text move. With his rook gone his bishop's weakness was magnified. 34...Bxe6 was a nice move as 34...fxe6 would also have been winning but after 35. f6 white still ...
 
   Apr-18-17 A Anastasian vs L Babujian, 2008 (replies)
 
Mendrys: 21. Rf3 seems like a very prescient move, but given the weakness of the e pawn it's not really that hard to consider. If some other playable move were played, 21. Rce1 or the weird 21. Ba1 for instance, and the rest of the game played out similarly then 27... Ne4 would be winning ...
 
   Apr-13-17 J Dworakowska vs Shabalov, 2006 (replies)
 
Mendrys: Chess blindness is one thing but what about chess illusion or chess mirage? Somehow at the puzzle position I saw the black Queen being on d6 with a black pawn on d7 and didn't see a win, which there isn't one. [DIAGRAM] Likely a sign that these tired eyes should be in bed!
 
   Apr-07-17 D Kurbanov vs S Zhigalko, 2017 (replies)
 
Mendrys: <protonchess: @Mendrys: huh? 11. h4 leaves the Bishop en prize to the Black Pawn. White had no choice but 10. fxg5 which Black would clearly answer with 10. .. Ne5.? I meant to have said 11. Bh4 instead which would have been better than the text move. He may have intended to sac ...
 
   Apr-06-17 S Shankland vs Robson, 2017
 
Mendrys: <protonchess: @Mendrys, do you have endgame tablebases set up for the engines?> No tablebases configured. I think it's just an anomaly with my current set of old engines. Just curious if others see the same results with some of their engines. I don't think it's the GUI ...
 
   Feb-16-17 Naiditsch vs Fressinet, 2015 (replies)
 
Mendrys: After a short think Houdini came up with the following humorous variation as best after 27...Be2! [DIAGRAM] 28. Bf5 Nxf5 29. Bg5 fxg5 30. Re1 Bf3 [DIAGRAM]
 
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