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Member since Jan-27-05 · Last seen Apr-23-14
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   RookFile has kibitzed 13870 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-23-14 Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2014 (replies)
 
RookFile: I don't understand why black played 21....dxc4.
 
   Apr-23-14 Garry Kasparov (replies)
 
RookFile: Karpov picked a pretty good time to win against Anand - when it was for the championship.
 
   Apr-23-14 W Napier vs W T Dickinson, 1904 (replies)
 
RookFile: I guess there were at least two poets names Napier, another named Rice, and everybody has heard of Emily Dickinson.
 
   Apr-22-14 Jose Raul Capablanca
 
RookFile: I think visayanbraindoctor has a terrific point. Looked at it from the black side, to the best of my knowledge the Lasker loss is the only time he lost with black in a Ruy in his career. (Under the criteria mentioned, a simul loss to Vasiliev does not count). Didn't check into the ...
 
   Apr-22-14 Carlsen vs A Rodriguez Vila, 2014
 
RookFile: Not sure what I like most about black's position. Is it the buried bishop on h8, the pawn deficit, white's total domination of the e file, black' poorly placed queen, or the exposed king that is already lacking in escape squares?
 
   Apr-22-14 Petrosian vs I A Horowitz, 1955
 
RookFile: The game looks really complex, I wouldn't be surprised if black lost on time.
 
   Apr-22-14 Reshevsky-Najdorf (1952) (replies)
 
RookFile: Reshevsky didn't care. What else did he have to do in San Salvador, anyway?
 
   Apr-21-14 Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 (replies)
 
RookFile: Petrosian was weak enough to successfully defend his title - something many cannot say.
 
   Apr-20-14 Smyslov vs Petrosian, 1982 (replies)
 
RookFile: Cough.
 
   Apr-20-14 Browne vs Petrosian, 1982
 
RookFile: Great endgame mastery. You go into an ending, a pawn down, and say you're going to draw. If you're wrong about anything, you lose. Petrosian wasn't.
 
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