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   Retireborn has kibitzed 1035 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-24-17 Korchnoi vs Botvinnik, 1960
Retireborn: <perfidious> Yes, it's a pity that there weren't more Korchnoi-Botvinnik games after 1960. I'd have liked to see Botvinnik playing against Reti, Nimzowitsch, and Rubinstein too, come to think of it.
   Mar-23-17 Biographer Bistro (replies)
Retireborn: I'm not that cultured, but Google Images works quite well for this sort of thing - just drag & drop :)
   Mar-23-17 Korchnoi vs Kotov, 1954
Retireborn: <whiteshark> Interestingly, Big Database 2002 has the score with 23...Rab8 instead of the correct 23...Reb8, and 35.Nxb7 makes absolutely no sense then. Good to see that the later version has corrected it! 35.Nxb7 does seem to let the win slip. My engine likes 35.Rc3 ...
   Mar-23-17 Viktor Korchnoi (replies)
Retireborn: That's news to me about Korchnoi, but I do recall from somewhere that he once used the word "medician" (in the context of the 1978 match) and people thought he was saying "magician"....
   Mar-22-17 Bisguier vs Fischer, 1956 (replies)
Retireborn: Geoff, it's not unusual for (very strong) players to be slow starters, sometimes. Capa and Tal are good examples. One might mention Fischer at Santa Monica 1966.
   Mar-21-17 Curacao Candidates (1962) (replies)
Retireborn: Yes, I gather that dear old Botty was disgruntled that his right to a return match had been abolished. Or at least very far from being gruntled.
   Mar-20-17 Huebner vs Korchnoi, 1981
Retireborn: <Petrosianic> Just 1-0, there's no real text in Informator. It's certainly possible that they were ignored for rating purposes.
   Mar-16-17 Spassky vs Kasparov, 1988
Retireborn: <john b> I think it's fair to say that Spassky's last two good tournament results were Wellington 1988 (shared first with Chandler & Gufeld) and Salamanca 1991 (2nd behind Vladimirov) and he was unbeaten in both those tournaments. It's a convenient shorthand to call them ...
   Mar-16-17 Tartakower vs Lasker, 1924 (replies)
Retireborn: <Saniyat> He was emotionally attached to his queen, I expect.
   Mar-15-17 P F Johner vs Nimzowitsch, 1926 (replies)
Retireborn: <z> I have a hardback copy of Ray Keene's Nimzowitsch book (which I have owned for well over 30 years!) and on p65 he writes "In an interview granted to C.H.O'D.Alexander after Hastings 1972-73, Larsen remarked that Johner-Nimzowitsch was probably the game by another Master
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