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   Nerwal has kibitzed 1090 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-01-18 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
Nerwal: 46... a5! was much easier to find and play than 54... ♖h7. But 46... ♖e7 looked good...
   Mar-31-18 M Bluebaum vs Vitiugov, 2018 (replies)
Nerwal: 24... ♘e4+!! 25. ♗xe4 ♖c7 ▢ 26. ♕a8 ♖c8 ▢ 27. ♕b7 ♕d4+ ▢ 28. ♔g3 ♖c3+ ▢ 29. ♗f3 ♖c4 ▢ -+ is quite the line. Impressive calculation by Black.
   Mar-30-18 Caruana vs Mamedyarov, 2018
Nerwal: It seems there were only two sicilians played at the 2016 Candidates tournament : one by Topalov, and the last round game when Caruana was forced to play for a win as Black. Both games were lost by Black.
   Mar-28-18 Kramnik vs Mamedyarov, 2018 (replies)
Nerwal: <Matter of taste perhaps.> Most likely. I find this type of balanced games much more impressive than total squashes like Aronian - Kramnik. I don't think I could name 10 games better than this one anyway. Several games which could have been great were spoilt by serious mistakes
   Mar-24-18 Ding Liren vs Grischuk, 2018 (replies)
Nerwal: It is possible to overlook the pretty 29. ♘d8, but missing the forced continuation 32. ♘xf6+ gxf6 33. ♗xf7+ ♕xf7 34. ♕g4+ ♔h7 35. ♕f5+ ♔g7 36. ♖e4 to go for the messy position after 32. ♕e2 ♘fe5 shows Ding Liren was ...
   Mar-21-18 Karjakin vs Kramnik, 2018 (replies)
Nerwal: Kramnik often tries to play actively nowadays but at times he still doesn't have a great intuitive sense of dynamism. For instance instead of 14... h6? and then the long sacrificial lines that don't really work, the Svidler/comp suggestion of 14... ♕e4+ 15. ♗e2 b5!! is ...
   Mar-20-18 Shirov vs Kramnik, 1993
Nerwal: In Fire on Board Shirov called 31. b4 weak and offered 31. b3 as a better move, but after 31... ♖f3! Δ 32. ♔b2 ♖xc3 Black is alright, so it's still not clear what the best move is.
   Mar-05-18 Ju Wenjun vs Zhao Xue, 2017
Nerwal: <166...Ra7 is not mate. White plays 167.Kb5.> Oh well, that's embarrassing. Thanks for correcting my mistake. Black missed a real win at move 140 - a pretty difficult one. It's even hard to grasp at first why 140. ♔a4 loses and 140. ♖c1+ ♗c5 140. ♔a4 ...
   Mar-02-18 V Zvjaginsev vs E Shaposhnikov, 2008
Nerwal: I thought too that 32... ♗xd4 was a bad positional mistake, but actually things are not so simple and White keeps an edge after any move. Black probably calculated that 32... ♖b8 33. ♗xg7 ♔xg7 34. ♔e3 ♖d8 35. ♖d2 ♖xd2 loses, so there is
   Feb-20-18 Nino Maisuradze
Nerwal: <Any piece of background information about it?>
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