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   Olavi has kibitzed 899 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-15-17 Kasparov vs Lautier, 1994 (replies)
Olavi: Monocle: <Dionysius1: Crikey! Who would chose 14...♘e7 15 ♘xf6 gxf6 against as good an attacker as Kasparov? Kramnik, apparently. Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1994> Yes, and according to Kasparov's 1994 analysis Lautier should have played 19...f5. He was always very ...
   Dec-11-17 Karpov vs Kramnik, 1996 (replies)
Olavi: <capafischer1: Karpov has 3 wins to 2 losses with 10 draws vs kramnik.> It's 2-2, as usual for chessgames,com a rapid game has been counted, in this case Eurotel 2002.
   Dec-10-17 Botvinnik vs Petrosian, 1963
Olavi: I think this was the decisive game of the match. It was only game 16, and Petrosian was only one point ahead, but when MB failed to win this I think it was psychologically settled. With a lot of hindsight, of course.
   Dec-09-17 London Chess Classic (2017) (replies)
Olavi: Yes, many books have separate sections on draws, with the explicit point that they are too often overlooked.
   Dec-08-17 AlphaZero vs Stockfish, 2017 (replies)
Olavi: <keypusher:> ???
   Dec-06-17 Carlsen vs W So, 2017 (replies)
Olavi: <Calli> That's a draw.
   Nov-16-17 Portisch vs Huebner, 1980 (replies)
Olavi: There was no July 1980 list, it was only the next year they calculated it twice.
   Nov-16-17 Kasparov vs Ulf Andersson, 1981 (replies)
Olavi: <Richard Taylor: Ulf does mean wolf (I believe).> Yes, it's an archaic Scandinavian word for which in modern Swedish is varg. In the classic Learn from the Grandmasters (ed. Keene) the chapter on Andersson's game is titled Ulf in Sheep's Clothing.
   Nov-13-17 Kasparov vs Speelman, 1995 (replies)
Olavi: The real blunder was 18...Nc6, speculating on the hanging position of the Rc1. Such things happen in blitz.
   Oct-20-17 USSR Absolute Championship (1941)
Olavi: And Polugaevsky beat Zaitsev for the title in 1968.
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