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Scardini
Member since Aug-02-04
Curitiba - Brazil
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   Scardini has kibitzed 12 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Feb-19-08 J Caldas Vianna vs A S Paes de Barros, 1900 (replies)
 
Scardini: This is the “Brazilian’s Immortal” or “The Brazilian Diamond”. Roberto Grau comments: 23...Kg8 (Right now, Caldas Vianna finds a notable move, of problem, which creates many difficulties for Silvestre; study the position, before continuing with the reading, to see if you find the ...
 
   Dec-24-07 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
Scardini: <clue #60> Genesis 7:07 And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.
 
   Oct-01-05 Leko vs Judit Polgar, 2005 (replies)
 
Scardini: I think 25.Bg1 Rh5 26.Nxb5 Rxb5 27.Bxb5 gives Black enough counterplay...
 
   Sep-24-05 Zsuzsa Polgar vs P Cramling, 1994
 
Scardini: Move by move analysis by Susan Polgar in www.worldchessacademy.com/June05Vol...
 
   Mar-17-05 Najdorf vs Pilz, 1934 (replies)
 
Scardini: "This game was awarded the first brilliancy prize. This is what Najdorf said about it: ...I can remember at no time seeing more than two moves ahead."
 
   Feb-18-05 Alekhine vs V Rozanov, 1907 (replies)
 
Scardini: Alekhine's first tournament game at age 14 left a lasting impression because his opponent missed a clear win by 22... Rh5 23 Qg3 Rah8 24 h3 g5 25 Be5 g4. Years later he recalled: "This escape endowed me with a curious psychological weakness wich I had to work hard and long to ...
 
   Feb-18-05 E Eliskases vs Fischer, 1960 (replies)
 
Scardini: "In 1960 I drew with Eliskases at an international tournament in Buenos Aires. He won only 2 games, drew 12, and lost 5, but one of his victims was 17-year-old Fisher, who missed a draw by 41... Bxa3! 42 Nxb6 Bxb2 43 Nxc4 Bc1 44 f5 h5. Later if 56... c2 57 Nf4 Kc3 58 Ne2 Kd2 59 Nd4
 
   Feb-18-05 Nunn vs Tal, 1982 (replies)
 
Scardini: Nunn wrote after this game that so far as he could remember he hardly calculated a single variation more than a couple of moves deep during the entire game (Secrets of Grandmaster Chess).
 
   Aug-19-04 Alekhine vs Bogoljubov, 1922 (replies)
 
Scardini: This is the game mentioned in the celebrated novel The Royal Game (Die Schachnovelle, 1942) by Stefan Zweig. Some consider this the finest novel about chess ever written (a passenger on a cruise ship appears to be a challenging opponent for the ruling chess world champion). In 1960
 
   Aug-18-04 Dzindzichashvili vs Ehlvest, 1990
 
Scardini: This is the game that appears in a chess board panel, in the first scenes of the thriller movie Knight Moves (1993), directed by Carl Schenkel, with Christopher Lambert and Diane Lane.
 
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