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Member since Jul-19-06 · Last seen Aug-21-17
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 188 times to chessgames   [more...]
   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.
   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]
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