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Resident of San Francisco Bay Area, librarian by profession, USCF master.

   Murky has kibitzed 54 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-27-18 L Christiansen vs Tal, 1991
Murky: Christiansen overlooked 25. Rxd5! Nxd5 26. Qe8+ Qf8 27. Bh7+ winning the black queen.
   Aug-20-18 Savorin Cup (1913) (replies)
Murky: I suspect 'Savorin Cup' could actually be 'Suvorin Cup'. Suvorin was a famous Russian publisher who died in 1912, was resident of St. Petersburg, and was an avid chess enthusiast. There are many Suvorin's in Russia, but very few Savorins. There are some Italian Savorins. Murky ...
   Aug-09-18 V Fedoseev vs Carlsen, 2017
Murky: Scrap my last comment; makes no sense. Why not 65. Nc6+ Kd5 66. Nb8 winning the Black a pawn?
   May-14-18 L Bruzon Batista vs S Shankland, 2018
Murky: Black will grab the c file with his rook, and then to c3 threatening the white 'a' pawn. An exchange of rooks on c6 does not help. The black king will march to e5 then d4, followed by the advance of the black e pawn to e4. Try playing the white side of this. It's horrible. Resignation
   Mar-31-18 P Ponkratov vs Navara, 2018
Murky: After 28.Qb8 Nf8 29.Qxb7 Re6 looks pretty solid. White can then throw kingside pawns forward, but black can blockade with his own pawns. Earlier 17...Bxb4?! appears to be a mistake. Ponkratov could have played 18.Re8+ Re8 19.Bxd5 Bxd2 20.Qxd2 Nxd5 21.Nf5 and now both the black Nd5 the
   Feb-01-18 Le Quang Liem vs D Dubov, 2018
Murky: Position after 44...Bc7? would make for a good daily puzzle. 45. d4! crushes.
   Oct-15-17 Polugaevsky vs E Torre, 1984 (replies)
Murky: I greatly enjoy and appreciate chrisowen's commentary. - Murky
   Jul-29-17 Levon Aronian (replies)
Murky: New Yorker magazine just posted an article about Aronian:
   Apr-26-17 Sutovsky vs D Anton Guijarro, 2017 (replies)
Murky: Yup, 28, e6 is a nice clearance move preparing Rc5. But Sutovsky could have easily lost this game if Guijarro had found 24..Nd4, with the probable continuation of 25.Nd6+ Rxd6 26.Qf6 Ne2+ 27.Kh2 0-0 28.ed6 Nxc1 29.Rxc1, and now Qxb4 leaves black with the equivalent of a 2 pawn ...
   Mar-06-17 Geller vs Smyslov, 1965 (replies)
Murky: 32. Bf8 is not so hard to find, and deserves at most one '!'. Why not play Bf8 a move earlier on move 31? What's brilliant is Geller's methodical massing of Q,R,B,N against the black king, while letting his queenside go to shambles. Smyslov eventually gets a passed pawn on c2 ...
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