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   Olavi has kibitzed 852 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-26-17 Keres vs Petrosian, 1949
Olavi: <Marmot PFL: Petrosian's fifth straight loss to start the USSR ch. Has any other future WC ever lost five straight games?*> A reigning one has, Steinitz in the first match against Lasker.
   Apr-14-17 Fischer vs Benko, 1962 (replies)
Olavi: 59..Kb2 60 Ke5 a4 =.
   Apr-11-17 Fischer vs Bisguier, 1963
Olavi: "Clearly superior" can mean different things. In this case the obvious interpretation is that it is clear that black is better (and if you study carefully a hundred top level games with the variation, you will agree that things have gone black's way). It doesn't necessarily say ...
   Apr-05-17 Smyslov - Hübner Candidates Quarterfinal (1983) (replies)
Olavi: <Kavalek fails to explain, or even attempt to explain, how the TV cameras harmed one player more than the other.> It doesn't need explaining, Hübner's sensitivity is famous, as is his sticking to principles. For instance in Teesside 1975 he forfeited the last game because the ...
   Mar-31-17 Suetin vs Polugaevsky, 1959 (replies)
Olavi: Krogius should have played 13...Ra7.
   Mar-31-17 Karpov - Fischer World Championship Match (1975) (replies)
Olavi: <Strelets: Rudolf Spielmann was the only player to have played at least ten tournament or match games against the adult Capablanca with an even score (+2 -2 =8).> Alekhine too, to be precise, exhibition games are normally not counted.
   Mar-29-17 A Sokolov vs Kasparov, 1988
Olavi: 37...Nd3 38.Rxd3 Bxd3 39.Rf8 Rxf8 40.Qxg5 Rc2 was suggested.
   Mar-24-17 Fischer - Reshevsky (1961) (replies)
Olavi: <Could they not have offered Reshevsky this 1935 solution?> Reshevsky had become more orthodox. Botvinnik tells in his 1978 memoirs (Achieving the Aim in English, I believe) about the negotiations in 1948: "Excuse me, but earlier you played on saturdays?" "Yes, but then I lost ...
   Mar-17-17 Ulf Andersson vs Kunsztowicz, 1973
Olavi: <some players weaker than he got there only when the format allowed more than six qualifiers, which began in the late 1980s.> Adorjan in 1979 and Torre in 1982 were also clearly weaker.
   Mar-17-17 Capablanca vs Janowski, 1911 (replies)
Olavi: The Dover edition of 1966 has it as quoted.
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