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Member since Jul-19-06 · Last seen Jun-27-17
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 186 times to chessgames   [more...]
   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.
   Jan-31-17 Tata Steel (2017) (replies)
disasterion: <LucB> The pawn is pinned. Try again. Took me a while...
   Jan-24-17 chessforum (replies)
disasterion: I'm with <OCF> regarding <chrisowen> - I used to find it funny and I'd like to think it's an ongoing art project. I have a weakness for semi-random gibberish... Though it seems less effective recently and I can't be bothered to wade through it any more. But it's easy
   Jan-24-17 I Nepomniachtchi vs Harikrishna, 2017
disasterion: Excellent sustained defence from Harikrishna. It looks as though 27.Nf5 would have been winning for Nepomniachtchi - Black can't take the Knight because of Bh6+ with the threat of Qb8+; and if Black moves his Queen out of the line of fire Bh6+ wins at least the exchange.
   Jan-19-17 Karjakin vs B Adhiban, 2017 (replies)
disasterion: Anyone have an idea of what Karjakin was hoping for with 21.g6? Position after Black's 20th: [DIAGRAM]
   Jan-10-17 Vsevolod Rauzer
disasterion: <Fusili> Kurt Paul Otto Joseph Richter
   Jan-07-17 Blackburne vs Mackenzie, 1878
disasterion: This game should be included in Paris (1878) According to Tim Harding's biography, Blackburne's loss here was attributed to illness, consequent lack of sleep, and time lost on the clock due to late arrival.
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