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optimal play
Member since Oct-28-11
"Optimal Play" is when both sides make their best move at each turn, or one of equally good alternatives.

"May everyone, not only in the game of Chess, but the game of life, know how to make the next best move." - Chess Club Toast

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   optimal play has kibitzed 4215 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-23-17 World Cup (2017) (replies)
optimal play: A new venue for the final & Keti's in pigtails.
   Sep-23-17 A H Pope vs A Rudzitis, 1969
optimal play: 18...Bxc5?! More promising is 18...Bg4! Obviously white can't respond with 19.f3? so if he avoids losing the exchange with say 19.Rc1 then 19...Bf3 20.g3 Qg4 threatening 21...Qh3 22...Qg2# White can certainly defend against this but it should still leave black with the better
   Sep-21-17 Wesley So (replies)
optimal play: <The Boomerang: ... In hidsight I wish he went for that RxB3, chances against Ding were super rare.> Also he should have refused Ding's offer of a draw after only nine moves in the second rapid. Ding was obviously suffering after letting what looked like a sure win in the
   Sep-21-17 D Kewley vs K Hill, 1968
optimal play: 22.Bd6??? This game is from the 4th round of the 1969 Australian Championship (1968.12.27 to 1969.01.15) played in Melbourne on 31st December 1968. Ken Hill finished 20th (out of 24) on 6/15 [+05/=02/-08] Douglas Kewley finished 24th on 3/15 [+02/=03/-10] The eventual ...
   Sep-19-17 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
optimal play: <OBoogie: <Oppy: <no peace treaty> Correct.> Thank you :)> Okay, so do you now understand the difference between a cease-fire and a peace treaty? For example, the First World War effectively ended with a cease-fire on 11th November 1918 but didn't officially ...
   Sep-18-17 L S Fell vs D Kewley, 1969
optimal play: 39...Bxg3? The alternative 39...Kc7 is admittedly an awkward and uncomfortable move, keeping the king in the firing line to be used in support of a minor piece, but opting instead for the exchange of Queens ultimately led to defeat. This game is from the 9th round of the 1969 ...
   Sep-14-17 J Hanks vs K Hill, 1969
optimal play: 22.Bd8! 24...Nxe4? 37.Bh6! nice finish This game is from the 11th round of the 1969 Australian Championship (1968.12.27 to 1969.01.15) played in Melbourne on 10th January 1969. John Nugent Hanks finished =13th (out of 24) on 7/15 [+04/=06/-05] Ken Hill finished 20th on 6/15 ...
   Sep-13-17 Robert James Fischer (replies)
optimal play: Huh? Are you making a joke?
   Sep-12-17 Olgerts Bergmanis vs N Craske, 1969
optimal play: 13...dxe5! This game is from the 9th round of the 1969 Australian Championship (1968.12.27 to 1969.01.15) played in Melbourne on 7th January 1969. Noel Gregory Craske finished =13th (out of 24) on 7/15 [+05/=04/-06] Olgerts Bergmanis finished =17th on 6/15 [+05/=03/-07] The ...
   Sep-09-17 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
optimal play: Congratulations to Sloane Stephens on winning this year's US Open women's tennis title. According to the criteria laid down by <saffuna> & <HeMateMe> I presume Sloane Stephens must now be considered the greatest women's tennis player of all time! At least until next
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