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Member since Jul-19-06 · Last seen Dec-05-17
I'm approximately contemporary with Nigel Short - to quote Sally Simpson, he and I went to different schools together; though as he played top board for Bolton and I rarely made bottom board for my school's second team, our paths have never crossed.
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   disasterion has kibitzed 195 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-18-17 Steinbach vs Schachcomputer, 1982 (replies)
disasterion: A bold march by the Black king into the heart of of enemy territory. Clearly the inspiration for Short's famous king walk. Short vs Timman, 1991
   Sep-13-17 A Giri vs Ivanchuk, 2017 (replies)
disasterion: <Howard>: Giri had to win this game to stay in the competition.
   Sep-07-17 World Cup (2017) (replies)
disasterion: <jphamlore: I'm just not seeing an actual win for Black. How can Black actually make a big enough threat for that pawn to Queen?> I can't see it either, on reflection.
   Sep-06-17 Yifan Hou vs Aronian, 2017 (replies)
disasterion: Not sure I believe 1.a3, particularly as Aronian is black in the first game.
   Aug-17-17 Nakamura vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2017
disasterion: Great game. Lovely exchange sac by Nepo: [DIAGRAM] 32... Nxd5 Very well defended by Nakamura, who finds the only way through: 33.Rxc8 Nxd3 34.Nd6: [DIAGRAM]
   Aug-13-17 Svidler vs Caruana, 2017
disasterion: Nice interview with Svidler here in which he talks about how he should have played the sac 18. Nf4
   Jun-14-17 Karjakin vs Aronian, 2017 (replies)
disasterion: MVL - Giri is a Dragon. Black seems to be doing ok, despite exchanging off the dragon bishop. After 19.Kb1 : [DIAGRAM]
   Mar-31-17 W So vs Carlsen, 2017 (replies)
disasterion: Time control was 15 minutes plus two second increment. There's a Leonard Barden piece about the event in today's Guardian:
   Mar-28-17 English (A13)
disasterion: <waustad: How far down do you have to get to call it the Agincourt defense?> I had thought the Agincourt defence was 1.c4 e6 2.Nf3 d5, but perhaps English vs French (1.c4 e6) is sufficient. And there's always the Agincourt gambit:
   Feb-01-17 Blackburne vs Rubinstein, 1914 (replies)
disasterion: Of Blackburne's 45.dxc5, Tarrasch remarked: <A brilliant witticism by the old master. He makes the move that apparently cannot be made. And he thereby forces an immediately drawn conclusion.> Not sure what options Rubinstein had other than 44... Nc5.
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