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   Rookey has kibitzed 10 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jun-30-13 J Shaw vs N Berry, 2001 (replies)
Rookey: This game starts out very positional until at move 27. where time seems ripe for white to open up lines with playing f5. In the following tactical complications, black drops his queen and a pawn for a rook and a knight. The free center pawn of white makes it impossible for black to ...
   Apr-11-12 Alekhine vs Magazine Vue team, 1935 (replies)
Rookey: I've played through the game a second time, this time taking the view of the white pieces player, to see what went wrong with Alekhine's play. When he looked at the position before playing 22. g4, he must have searched for a plan to better his position, maybe advance with a pawn and ...
   Feb-04-12 Tal vs J Eversole, 1988 (replies)
Rookey: I don't know why the GOTD so often gets critisized for being not worthy in quality. If you want best quality, watch your computer playing against itself. Humans are already out of the scope for that quality level. Yet, chess remains also a game for human players, just because there ...
   Apr-26-11 Ivkov vs Korchnoi, 1957 (replies)
Rookey: Well, I would like to let Vic and Bobby out on this. They showed us so much love for our little game, take this GOD, Kortchnoi just wanted to know if there is a win in this Queen versus Rooks game, and he never got enough from chess, even when it took hours and hours. Of cause, there
   Apr-15-11 G Swathi vs Short, 2011 (replies)
Rookey: Even with massive computer power and hundreds of comments, the world did not make it to win against GM Pogovina. But what does this have to do with the acutal game and kibizing? I think, nowadays everyone can grab a computer and start to prove that others are Patzers, but thats not ...
   Feb-15-11 Alekhine vs Lasker, 1934 (replies)
Rookey: Aljechin shows how quickly everything can be over in chess, even when no obvious mistakes were made by the defeated party. I mean, everybody knows that it was common ground that black should take the chance and play the pawn to e5 when the possibility is there, because that is how he
   Jan-09-11 B Vladimirov vs Vulfson, 1969 (replies)
Rookey: Looks like the players were a little tired of playing it out, since Phalanx seems to find a winning plan for black. The center knight gets lost for white, being bound to to block the rook from entering the second row. Then, a pawn on the queen side marches through. Fending off the ...
   Sep-04-10 The World vs N Pogonina, 2010 (replies)
Rookey: Many people here vote for 3. Nf3, but this has the disadvantage of blocking the pawn of f2, which can only be pushed forward when moving the knight again and thus losing one or several tempo. I have seen lots of games being won by relentlessly pushing the pawns forward at some time ...
   Aug-26-10 Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994 (replies)
Rookey: Giving up the queen for lesser valued pieces, even when gettin a couple of them, seems a blunder for the beginner, and still looks like a risky sacrifice for the average player, so I had to think about it for a while. I've come to he conclusion that the queenless side has one lasting
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