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   RookFile has kibitzed 16433 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-25-17 Kramnik - Topalov World Championship Match (2006) (replies)
RookFile: The actual games in this match were terrific, fighting chess, a joy to play through. It's too bad all the extraneous stuff was going on as well.
   May-24-17 Sam Loyd
RookFile: If Loyd mastered the openings he goes to the next level. I'm glad he didn't. His problems are amazing and we have those instead.
   May-20-17 Smyslov vs Spassky, 1959
RookFile: Looked like both sides were walking on a tightrope in this game. I actually really liked Smyslov's position in the middlegame.
   May-19-17 Karpov - Fischer World Championship Match (1975)
RookFile: Makes sense. Miles stumbled on something when he beat Karpov by answering 1. e4 with ....a6. Not that Fischer would have played this exact defense, but the idea is to make a murky position. Now, Karpov is smart too - he would have gotten ready for Fischer's poisoned pawn Sicilian. ...
   May-18-17 Max Lange
RookFile: It's too bad this guy never played Morphy. I'm sure they would have had some interesting games.
   May-17-17 Fischer vs Mecking, 1970
RookFile: This game reminds me of Lasker. I'm pretty sure he would have played the same moves once the middlegame arrived.
   May-17-17 Kasparov vs Kamsky, 1991
RookFile: 3...g6 isn't bad as long as you play ...d6 and eventually ...e5. If you going to play ....d5 move 3 is the time to do it.
   May-16-17 Portisch vs Spassky, 1980 (replies)
RookFile: Funny thing is, I love Portisch's game in the final positon of this one. He's got a space advantage and black's b7 bishop is locked out.
   May-15-17 Alapin vs Rubinstein, 1912
RookFile: 13. Bb6 was bad news for black. It prevented his planned ...b5 thrust and also made a later Ba4+ possible.
   May-14-17 Polugaevsky - Tal Candidates Quarterfinal (1980) (replies)
RookFile: Polugaevsky was very strong in the openings and that was what mattered in this match.
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