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   Retireborn has kibitzed 1961 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-11-18 Lilienthal vs Euwe, 1935
Retireborn: <goser> That's how it's given in Chessbase. Probably 28...Bxd7 was actually played, although one would have expected Euwe to play on in that case.
   Oct-09-18 Doll (replies)
Retireborn: She's well-known in the UK.
   Oct-07-18 Frederick Rhine (replies)
Retireborn: Geoff, my two categories would be: (1) people who played world title matches but narrowly failed to win them. This list has got longer recently but is still quite short; Schlechter, Bronstein, Korchnoi, Topalov, Gelfand, Karjakin. And (2) people who (for whatever reason) never ...
   Oct-06-18 Efim Bogoljubov
Retireborn: I remember seeing that photo in a book I owned - either London 1922 or Hastings 4 Masters 1922 books.
   Oct-04-18 Zsuzsa Polgar vs Vaganian, 1993
Retireborn: A very interesting rook endgame. 63.Rg7 is a perfectly natural move, and yet it loses by force, according to my engines. Sadly for Vaganian, he misses the win with 71...Rf3! The natural 71...Rxg3 permits Zsuzsa to draw in a way that John Nunn calls surprising in his book. An ...
   Oct-03-18 P D Bolland vs Euwe, 1924
Retireborn: The plan with 9...Kh8 intending ...Rg8 and ...g5 is interesting, but not seen very often. Another example from the same year:- Maroczy vs L Dewing, 1924 It is difficult to know what to make of 68.Kd5 or to understand how Euwe could have missed the simple Rd1+ in reply. Would be ...
   Oct-03-18 Maroczy vs L Dewing, 1925 (replies)
Retireborn: The plan with ...g5 does not work out well for Black, but he would still be in the game after 29...Kh7. After 29...Kf8 30.Qh3! he is completely lost as he can't defend h6 (although White never takes it.) The switchback with 33.Qd3 to threaen Qa6+ is elegant.
   Oct-03-18 Biographer Bistro (replies)
Retireborn: <Tab> OK, thanks. Will post my comments about that game a little later.
   Oct-02-18 Ehlvest vs Ljubojevic, 1989 (replies)
Retireborn: In "Secrets of rook endings" Nunn relates how Ehlvest actually sealed 62.Rf2-a2, but Ljubojevic "sportingly accepted that the intent was clear and immediately resigned." What if Ljubo had not been sporting? Is the penalty for sealing a non-move forfeit? I must admit I don't know.
   Sep-27-18 Korchnoi vs Beliavsky, 1992
Retireborn: <perfidious> The Seven Year Itch? LOL Yes, it was rare to see Viktor on the white side of a Spanish main, but you've reminded me of a favourite Korchnoi game:- Korchnoi vs Smyslov, 1973
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