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Nova
Member since Aug-22-10 · Last seen Apr-29-17
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   Nova has kibitzed 133 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-24-17 Silman vs Smyslov, 1976 (replies)
 
Nova: <ToTheDeath> Do you have that game to show? Loved your description - very fun to read!
 
   Mar-19-17 Karpov vs Ponomariov, 2007 (replies)
 
Nova: Why didn't White play 23. Bxc4 dxc4 24. Rxc4, winning a pawn? I don't see Black's compensation, besides 24...Nd5 blockading the d-pawn. Is there something deeper here that I'm missing?
 
   Mar-17-17 Karpov vs Spassky, 1974
 
Nova: Nice game from Karpov...continuing to squeeze and poke Black's position until the decisive tactic arises!
 
   Feb-06-17 Spassky vs J Penrose, 1969 (replies)
 
Nova: <RandomVisitor: 43.Qf8+ is in fact a big mistake, allowing black to draw. Better was 43.Qh8+, winning.> Sorry, how is 43. Qf8+ only lead to a draw? And how would 43. Qh8+ lead to a win instead? Can someone post some sample lines to demonstrate this?
 
   Jan-12-17 A Korobov vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2016 (replies)
 
Nova: Thank you <tpstar>! Wow, I'm surprised I missed that. I knew there had to be something there with the king "stalemated" in the center! Perhaps a good puzzle position one day.
 
   Jan-03-17 R Rapport vs Radjabov, 2016
 
Nova: WOW! Beautiful attack by Radja. I don't think I've ever seen 1...b6 as a reply to 1. b3. Looks like fun after this game! Should be a Game of The Day!!!
 
   Dec-31-16 Anderssen vs Kolisch, 1860
 
Nova: Haha, lovely post by <Phony Benoni>! Whether there are mistakes or not, I would be pleased to have contributed to such a fun game! It would be a shame to toss games like this away because of "imperfect" play...mistakes happen! Best some times to sit back and enjoy the art and ...
 
   Dec-31-16 Kasparov vs Timman, 1998
 
Nova: I was reading a nice blog post ( http://justlovechess.blogspot.com/2... ), where the author quotes from Ivan Sokolov's book "Ivan's Chess Journey." The author states that Sokolov and Ulf Andersson were working for Timman during his match with Kasparov in 1998, and they had analyzed the
 
   Dec-30-16 Fressinet vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2016 (replies)
 
Nova: Amazing how MVL gets out of this game alive down the exchange (for some pawns). 35. h5 seems to allow Black to target the loose pawn. But else wise it looks hard for White to generate play.
 
   Dec-30-16 Fressinet vs M Al Sayed, 2016
 
Nova: Again, another intense blitz game, but Black could have won right away with 32...Qh5! with the double attack. Another highlight that in time pressure anyone can win!
 
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