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Professeur Y
Member since Sep-09-05 · Last seen May-13-10
Live in Montreal. Never actually played seriously, in tournaments, but I estimate my rating to be around 1900, from games with rated friends. I am mostly impressed by "naturally talented" players, such as Anand, Lasker, Capablanca, as there seems to be something magical about their ability; they make it look easy.
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   Professeur Y has kibitzed 103 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-29-09 Anand vs Dreev, 1991 (replies)
 
Professeur Y: What amazes me is how much White's position seems uncomfortable, to say the least, right until the end, with his King on g1 blocking his h1 Rook, his Knight awkwardly sitting on the first rank, Black's Queen and Bishop aiming at f1, etc. Only after everything can be ruled out ...
 
   Jun-10-09 Botvinnik vs Petrosian, 1963 (replies)
 
Professeur Y: Very instructive stuff; how to slowly improve your position. Beautiful. There is a nice four part video analysis of this game posted on ChessCafe (from a site called Letsplaychess.com): http://www.chesscafe.com/video/vide... (you have to scroll down the list of previously ...
 
   Dec-14-07 Fischer vs Keres, 1962 (replies)
 
Professeur Y: There seems to be a mistake in the score of this game; Black's 14th move should read Nb6 instead of Nf6. Interestingly, it does not change anything in the game itself, since the Knight is exchanged 3 moves later on d5, accessible from either square. But it does matter if one ...
 
   Dec-12-07 E Walther vs Fischer, 1959 (replies)
 
Professeur Y: In My 60 memorable games, Fisher gives a different score, which diverts from this one on move 58. Instead of 58.Kb3 Be1, etc., it goes 58.b5 Bf2 59.Be2 Be3 60.Kb3 Bd2 61.b6+ Kb7 62.Ka4 Kc6 63.Bb5+ Kc5 [½–½] . It reaches the same position, or just about, but in a different ...
 
   Feb-06-07 J Dworakowska vs Shabalov, 2006 (replies)
 
Professeur Y: Nice game; it is annotated by Susan Polgar here: http://beta.uschess.org/frontend/ma...
 
   Oct-23-06 Kasparov vs Anand, 1995 (replies)
 
Professeur Y: <AbhinavAsthana, Gbness, and all Evans Gambit lovers>; this is a beautiful game, one of Capablanca's rare losses, against an obscure guy playing the white side of the Evans, which says a lot about the opening's soundness. Of course theory has evolved since, but I think it
 
   Dec-19-05 Maroczy vs Tartakower, 1922 (replies)
 
Professeur Y: It is interesting to note that black gets three pawns for the rook, which does count for something, and then wins the exchange on move 25, which in fact reestablishes material equality only 7 moves after the sacrifice. When you consider with that the position of white’s king, ...
 
   Nov-29-05 Fischer vs J Sherwin, 1957 (replies)
 
Professeur Y: My guess is this knight's tour game is not a bad practice for one aspect of tactical vision in actual chess, but maybe I'm just making excuses. Then again chess is only a slightly more sophisticated way to waste time.
 
   Nov-28-05 Emanuel Lasker (replies)
 
Professeur Y: By the way, <Sneaky>, I've been trying to "reach" you, so to speak, about a study by Kasparian you talked about on the Genrikh Kasparian page more than a year ago; go check it out if you don't remember. My question is: I recently bought "The complete studies" of ...
 
   Nov-28-05 Genrikh Kasparian (replies)
 
Professeur Y: <Sneaky> the study you are refering to seems beautiful; I recently bought Kasparian's "complete studies" but haven't read through it. I will look for that magical dance between the crazy queens. In the meantime, it reminded me a bit of a famous study which you may know; ...
 
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