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   Oxspawn has kibitzed 343 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-09-14 Karjakin vs Shirov, 2010 (replies)
Oxspawn: Took me ages to see this. Like a man with vertigo peered over the edge of a high building, I was drawn obsessively towards the disaster that is 37. Qxe5 Rd2+ king moves followed by 38. Qxe5 I had already ‘eliminated’ Rh8 but now I returned to it and followed through 37. Rh8 ...
   Aug-05-14 E Schiendorfer vs S S Ilic, 2012 (replies)
Oxspawn: The rooks can only check on h8 which is a well-defended square. The queen can check on h7 but her route there is blocked by her own rook and moving the rook out of the way requires times in view of the black threats on the c file. A rook sacrifice – with check- buys that time. 24. ...
   Jul-29-14 T Wedberg vs J Ljungdahl, 1974 (replies)
Oxspawn: It is not exactly as if White is in a bad place. 29. Qxe5+ dxe5 30. Nxc8 Rxc8 31. Rxb7 ….may be unexciting but leaves white a bishop and a pawn up. However, white’s three active pieces can provide something more dynamic and cataclysmic: 29. Rxh7+ Kxh7 (Kg8 30. Qf7#) 30.
   Jul-28-14 M Gerusel vs D Werner, 1984 (replies)
Oxspawn: Monday morning. Slow brain. Distracted by the white bishop. But when in doubt, sac the queen. 25 Qxg7+ Rxg7 26. Rd8+ Rg8 27. R (take your pick )xg8# Not so hard but not “very easy” as some.
   Jul-23-14 J D Tisdall vs Judit Polgar, 1988 (replies)
Oxspawn: Stared at it for ever so long and thought "If only I could shift the rook off e4 I could play Qa4+". Then I played the game through and when I saw 33. .... Qa4+ it looked immediately devastating, and suddenly obvious that 34. RxQ was futile .....what is the block in my brain that ...
   Jul-22-14 A Suarez Real vs A Alonso Alvarez, 2014 (replies)
Oxspawn: 20 Qxf6 Bxf6 21 Bxf6 Kf8 22 Rh8++ Anything else black can do? If black does not take the queen (e.g 20. Qxc3 or 20…. bxa, white mates on g7 with the queen. None of black’s pieces (bar the bishop) can protect the black diagonal. Black has 20…. a2 with the light squared bishop ...
   Jul-17-14 Wang Yue vs Karjakin, 2013 (replies)
Oxspawn: I didn’t get near this and to be honest it took me some time to see the knight fork and why white resigned, but I did get a kind of a result that cheered me up. As Karjakin, I played <17. h5> which was not exciting but I have been waiting around for quite a while and ...
   Jul-15-14 Chigorin vs Burn, 1905 (replies)
Oxspawn: <Whiteshark> Time travel is so yesterday!
   Jul-14-14 H Ueter vs M Fette, 1984 (replies)
Oxspawn: White has rook for knight but black has the position. And I think I prefer my way of finishing it…. 30. Nxa3 If 31. Bxa3 Qxb3++ If 31. Qc3 Nc2 double check and mate I hope that works or I am going to feel pretty silly about not going with Qxa3
   Jul-09-14 D Zaslavsky vs Botvinnik, 1926 (replies)
Oxspawn: Thanks <nearly everyone> for showing this through to the end.... but I see quite a few of us made slips on the way. Is this really any variation of "easy"?
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