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maxi
Member since May-05-06 · Last seen Nov-20-17
I haven't played in tournaments in many years due to my time-demanding job, but I am fairly strong and carefully follow the world chess scene.
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   maxi has kibitzed 1512 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-20-17 L R Eisenberg vs Capablanca, 1909
 
maxi: Capa won in spite of being lost. (At least he looks lost to me.)
 
   Nov-20-17 Grischuk vs Caruana, 2017
 
maxi: In the maze of tactics Caruana ran into a wall.
 
   Nov-18-17 Kevitz vs Capablanca, 1931 (replies)
 
maxi: I would add to your list at the Jonathan Sarfati chessforum the Caro-Kann Defense and the Queen's Indian Defense. Capa helped popularize these defenses, and contributed to their understanding. Although I would bet he did not spend one hour studying them on his own!
 
   Nov-18-17 Fischer vs Tal, 1960
 
maxi: Surely this is a fascinating game. Perhaps some of the negative comments come from overexposure. You tend to be less impressed with something you are very used to.
 
   Nov-17-17 P Van der Sterren vs Ljubojevic, 1987 (replies)
 
maxi: Far nicer than usual.
 
   Nov-07-17 Janowski vs Capablanca, 1913 (replies)
 
maxi: <zanzibar> This game, Janowski-Capablanca, is precisely from that tournament, Havana 1913. So Capa commented this game twice, in Fundamentals and the Tournament Book. Boy, would I like to see his comments. But I fear, Capa being like he was, that he simply plagiarized himself.
 
   Nov-04-17 Najdorf vs J L Alvarez del Monte, 1962
 
maxi: To wit: White has B and Q attacking the pawn on f7. If the black king moves this crucial pawn is lost. The black queen cannot move since she has to control both the f7 and the f6 squares. For example, if black plays Qd7 Qf6 and mate follows. Finally, a rook move would allow Qc3 with ...
 
   Nov-03-17 Aronian vs Mamedyarov, 2017 (replies)
 
maxi: Perhaps somebody sees a justification for 16...b5, I don't. Please explain.
 
   Aug-30-17 O Chajes vs Capablanca, 1916
 
maxi: <Jimfromprovidence> One of my first two chess books was "Chess Fundamentals". I remember when I saw Capa's game with Chajes, and read his comment regarding Chajes fifty first move I thought "What the hell is he talking about". When I read your post I remembered Capa's comment and
 
   Aug-29-17 Pillsbury vs Schlechter, 1899 (replies)
 
maxi: What a game!
 
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