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   YetAnotherAmateur has kibitzed 487 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Feb-15-17 N Pert vs F Dinger, 2007 (replies)
YetAnotherAmateur: First off, white must check or defend against 49. ... Rd1+ 50. Re1 Rxe1# That narrows our options considerably. 49. Qg7+ seems to be the right starting move, leaving black with few options. <agb2002> helpfully wrote out all the lines I had worked out, so I won't ...
   Feb-13-17 Tal vs Simagin, 1956 (replies)
YetAnotherAmateur: One description I've heard about Tal's incredible willingness to part with material: he felt that was the fastest way to get rid of his own pieces stopping up his attacks.
   Feb-08-17 Kasparov vs Bareev, 2001 (replies)
YetAnotherAmateur: I was looking too hard at 39. Ne4. This did several things that seemed worth doing: 1. Opened up the threat of Qd8, especially if black was dumb enough to play Bxe4 2. Threatened the black queen. 3. Threatened the black c3 pawn. 4. Overprotected the Rg3. Play might ...
   Feb-07-17 Sasikiran vs Areshchenko, 2005 (replies)
YetAnotherAmateur: I got the initial combination: 27. ... Rxe4+ 28. Kxe4 Bf5+ 29. Kd4 (best for maintaining defense of the central pieces and lines for the white bishop) Bxb1 Stopping the d-pawn, though, presents a real challenge, because white has the right bishop. For example, 30. d6 Bf5 ...
   Feb-06-17 T Dowden vs S Yee, 2016 (replies)
YetAnotherAmateur: Wouldn't be Monday without a great queen sac, right? 40. Qxh7+ Kxh7 (forced) 41. Rh5+ Bh6 (also forced) 42. Rxh6#
   Feb-02-17 P Danenhower vs Spassky, 1971 (replies)
YetAnotherAmateur: <tivrfoa> I looked at 27. ... Nh2 for a while. It's definitely immune from capture: 28. Kxh2?? Qxg3# and 28. Rxh2? Qxg3+ 29. Kh1 or Kf1 Qg1# And of course it threatens Nxf3 as well. However, white has the option of ignoring the knight and defending against the real ...
   Jan-31-17 S Schweber vs Spassky, 1955 (replies)
YetAnotherAmateur: Another couple of lines: 35. ... Rd1 36. Kf2 Qc2+ 37. Ke3 (Kg1? Qg2#) Rxf1 and white cannot prevent Rf3# (I particularly like how the c5 pawn is key to this one working). 35. ... Rd1 36. Rf3 Qxf3 37. Qxd1 Qxd1+ 38. Kf2 Qf3+ 39. Ke1 (Kg1? Qg2#) Qg2 and all white can do is
   Jan-17-17 M Mrva vs J Dudas, 2001 (replies)
YetAnotherAmateur: I'm surprised no one called this "Being very un-Dudas"
   Jan-11-17 D Fridman vs S Petrosian, 2015 (replies)
YetAnotherAmateur: <Only when I saw black play <19...Rxc1?>, allowing the 20.Qh6 mating attack, did I realize that it couldn't have been *that* Petrosian.> Not even a 10-year-old Iron Tigran? You catch the greats in either their youth or their doddering old age, and scoring a win
   Jan-09-17 Chandler vs O I Barkan, 1975 (replies)
YetAnotherAmateur: <pth: <offramp: 25. Ne9+ also wins.> It is countered by Kf9> I think white gets a winning line after 25. Ne9+ Kf9 26. Qh9+ Ke8 27. f7+ Kd9 28. Bg5+
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