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   Ulhumbrus has kibitzed 22158 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-28-18 Caruana vs Anand, 2018 (replies)
Ulhumbrus: 7 Be3 obstructs the e pawn. This helps to suggest 7...c6 followed by ...Nd5
   Sep-28-18 Caruana vs Gelfand, 2018 (replies)
Ulhumbrus: 12..fxe5 is greedy, 15...Rxf3 is generous and 21...Qxb2 is greedy again. If this sandwich of greed with generosity costs the game this suggests that either Black has to find another mixture or else not employ the mixture. How might Caissa view this? She would probably say that ...
   Sep-26-18 A Giri vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
Ulhumbrus: 24...Re8 offers to return the pawn in exchange for invading Black's seventh rank or White's second rank. We can assume that White wants more than this when he offers Black a pawn on d5.
   Sep-24-18 McShane vs Sergio Miguel, 2018 (replies)
Ulhumbrus: < Any winning chances here for either player?> It does look a bit hopeless for White
   Sep-18-18 Smyslov vs Stahlberg, 1953
Ulhumbrus: In his book on the tournament - perhaps the best tournament book ever written - Bronstein gives a combination after 20...fxe5 in reply to 20 Ne5 which he says is useful to know about. The combination goes 21 Qg5+ Kh8 22 Qf6+ Kg8 23 Re3 Rf8-e8 24 Qh6!! Kh8 25 Rg3 Rg8 26 Qf6+ and ...
   Sep-02-18 Anand - Carlsen World Championship (2013)
Ulhumbrus: I believe that Anand's team made a very serious mistake of omission although they could not help it as they did not know nearly as much chess as Anand did. More specifically they omitted to propose to FIDE that the old fashioned adjournments be brought back with computers, ...
   Aug-31-18 Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2018 (replies)
Ulhumbrus: <ex0duz: ...Even if he did get 10,000 more from directly throwing a game vs Carlsen, I still don't think he would do it. He probably hates losing to Carlsen more than any other player, and I doubt he would willingly give away more rating even if it is for 10,000...> I am ...
   Aug-28-18 6th Sinquefield Cup (2018) (replies)
Ulhumbrus: This is from <The sixth edition of the Sinquefield Cup had an unprecedented finish. Levon Aronian defeated Alexander Grischuk in a memorable game, while Magnus Carlsen got a 97-move victory over Hikaru Nakamura. Therefore, Aronian, Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana ...
   Aug-27-18 Caruana vs Anand, 2018
Ulhumbrus: 12 0-0 appears to make no attempt to stop the advance ...d4 and this suggests 12...d4
   Aug-27-18 Grischuk vs W So, 2018
Ulhumbrus: 1 f4 displaces a defender of e4 as well as the king side and 2...b6 prepares to develop a bishop on to the long diagonal where it attacks both. Instead of 6...0-0 it may be promising as well as interesting to prepare to castle on the queen side, considering that White's opening ...
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