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   linuxguy has kibitzed 16 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-07-18 Averbakh vs H Steiner, 1952
linuxguy: I got here from the book "Inside Chess Openings" by Gufeld and Kalinichenko. From a theoretical point of view, this game is rather remarkable. Averbakh's play is very concise, and on point.
   Nov-13-18 D Mayers vs Fischer, 1953 (replies)
linuxguy: 11...NxNd2 Judging by the naked-eye, this is where he lost the thread. After 11...Qg5, 12.QxQ NxQ, I would prefer Black. He played surprisingly well for his age, kept track of both the threats, and positional advantages.
   Sep-15-18 Nezhmetdinov vs V Baskin, 1948
linuxguy: Game ends with the note: "This is the reason the king had to be on f2!. This game received the Brilliancy prize." - Nezhmetdinov. Wow.
   Apr-18-18 Tarrasch vs Mackenzie, 1890 (replies)
linuxguy: White could have kept playing for a win. Tarrasch seemed to have some psychological hangup whenever he faced Mackenzie (the kind that a lower-rated player often has toward a higher-rated player), despite getting winning positions against him. I'm guessing Mackenzie used the clock ...
   Mar-20-18 Mackenzie vs Tarrasch, 1885
linuxguy: From 300 Chess Games. (scoring here given by Stockfish) Tarrasch: "30....g5. There is hardly anything else." (gives three other move suggestions for Black, one drops the queen +7 30...Nb7, and one drops a pawn.) "....Thus, the text is not a spontaneous, but a forced desperate ...
   Oct-22-17 J A Grefe vs David Presser, 1969
linuxguy: What a great game! Great sense of mixing tactics with strategy, and never losing the sense of strategy throughout the game.
   Sep-16-17 A Pomar Salamanca vs Ribeiro, 1945
linuxguy: Move 32 is not Qf5. Move 32 is 32.BxRf8 Rxf8. The rest of the moves are correct, this move was simply left out. This explains why 35.Qxd5 is a sensible end to the game "107 Great Chess Battles - p.168"
   Jun-03-17 Lutikov vs Hamerman, 1949
linuxguy: Another brutal finish I'm seeing is 13...f6 (weakening the h3-c8 diagonal), 14.Be2! threatening 15.Qd5+, followed by 16.Bg4+.
   May-27-17 Bisguier vs Ivkov, 1961
linuxguy: Bisguier says in his book 'The Art of Bisguier', that he indicated to Borislav that he had flagged, before he was able to press his clock.
   May-16-17 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
linuxguy: Carlsen vs So is the next obvious world championship pairing. Caruana should be the challenger, but he flubs a little too often in time-pressure at that 2800 level. This is why world championship matches are so boring. You get the best defenders, who are the least capable of ...
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