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2100 player very active in the 1970s-1990s in California. Grew up during the Fischer era, then went to university, got a job, got married, and chess became less important. Full Member

   lunchwithgina has kibitzed 24 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-20-18 Polugaevsky vs Nunn, 1980 (replies)
lunchwithgina: A short but effective king walk by Nunn to cap a great attacking game.... nonesuch = a person or thing that is regarded as perfect or excellent. <weary_willy>: I like your suggestion of nunnpariel as well
   Mar-15-18 J Friedel vs Sundararajan, 2018
lunchwithgina: 30. Ree2?? ouch...time trouble?
   Mar-14-18 Karjakin vs Aronian, 2018 (replies)
lunchwithgina: <An Englishman> I think at 22...Nf6 white has a pawn's worth of compensation, but 23. Bb7 wins back a pawn at the cost of allowing black to exchange or activate his Q-side pieces. Perhaps 23. Nb3 is better, intending Nc5 or Na5, keeping black's Q-side bottled up a little
   Mar-06-18 S Nikolic vs Chandler, 1979
lunchwithgina: A good example of patient exploitation of the two bishops.
   Feb-21-18 Khalifman vs Kirill Shevchenko, 2018 (replies)
lunchwithgina: The veteran Grandmaster schools the young Grandmaster. 10...Be4 looks like a waste of time. And 13...Be7 looks safer than 13...Qd7. And 16...g6 looks suicidal, but it is hard to suggest something better- the f and e pawns advance like a freight train....
   Jan-30-18 G Quillan vs D Spence, 2018
lunchwithgina: 15...g6 is hopeless desperation; 13...Qg2 was way too greedy--maybe 13...Qe4 had to be tried.
   Jan-17-18 Chiburdanidze vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 1995
lunchwithgina: <And wins the exchange.> True. But after the fighting 25. Kh2!, offering the knight, black still has to play very accurately. It took me awhile to calculate the defensive sequence, culminating with 28...Rg5, that refutes white's attack.
   Dec-27-17 Movsesian vs Carlsen, 2017
lunchwithgina: In hindsight, 17. Na4 looks like a mistake: after 17...Qd6, preventing occupation of c5, white's knight becomes a liability. And after 23. Bd2, white gets swept away; perhaps 23. Nc3 had to be tried.
   Dec-15-17 Grischuk vs Harikrishna, 2017
lunchwithgina: Nice demonstration of the power of the two bishops versus bishop and knight in an unbalanced pawn position. Grischuk's 49. Bg1 even better then 49. Be6, which also wins.
   Nov-25-17 M Vachier-Lagrave vs Jakovenko, 2017 (replies)
lunchwithgina: I don't understand 38. Bb2; desperation? Maybe white is losing here anyway (I think white should have played 32. Na5, and 37. Nd8 also looks weak), but 38. Bb2 loses in straightforward fashion. A bad day for MVL.
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