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   paul1959 has kibitzed 142 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jul-29-19 D Bergin vs Nezhmetdinov, 1966
paul1959: 6 Qf3 looks like a typo since Black could have taken the d4 pawn without much risk. Qd3 seems more plausible.
   Jul-28-19 Smyslov vs Lilienthal, 1941
paul1959: Instead of 30...cxb3 , Qa3 was strong. If 31 bxc4 Qxc3 32 cxb5 Nd4 wins the Queen White has to go for 31 Qxe5 cxb3 with a dangerous passed pawn for Black
   Nov-18-18 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
paul1959: White has to rush his King to d4 and sac the g2 pawn
   Jun-24-18 Steinitz vs Blackburne, 1869 (replies)
paul1959: A crude game unworthy of those two greats. Steinitz got the right idea with the h pawn push but 13 Bxd4 ( Bg5 was better) was hasty since 14 Qh6 did not work. Blackburne could have equalized by exchanging queens but his 14... Nb4 simply allowed his opponent to resume his plan.
   Jun-23-18 Tartakower vs G A Thomas, 1936
paul1959: There is a picture from that game in the current article on Reshevsky on the Europe-Echecs site. Sir George had the better game until he blundered with 36... Nf5?? (Qc7 was correct). 18... Nb4 19 d4 Nd5 would also have been very good for Black.
   May-11-18 Lombardy vs J Sherwin, 1958
paul1959: On the 18th and 19th move, Black could have played Bxg2 apparently forcing a perpetual. Obviously Lombardy must have missed a turn somewhere.
   Apr-13-18 F Olafsson vs C H Alexander, 1957
paul1959: Olafsson was one of the strongest players of the late 50's. He was the great adversary of that other Viking Bent Larsen. In their 25 first games, only 3 were drawn!
   Apr-13-18 M Stolberg vs Botvinnik, 1940
paul1959: <SpaceRunner> Interesting comment. I am quite sure that Botvinnik saw 15 ... Bxh3 but probably rejected it because of 16 Nxd5 as in <whiteshark> first variation. It looks like a bad pawn exchange until you find that White loses d4.It is to be noted that while Lipnitsky ...
   Mar-28-18 Yusupov vs V Tukmakov, 1983
paul1959: Stockfish disagrees with the GMs at this point of the game. It thinks that after 18 Be3 White has a small advantage. It does not like 18...b6 either (Nc6 is given as equal). It seems Yusupov should have played 19 Rfe1 with a big advantage as Black has problems completing its ...
   Feb-12-18 Blackburne vs Steinitz, 1876
paul1959: <ColdSong> Critical position for sure. This was Blackburne last chance for an advantage with 30 Qe6+ Kb7 31 Rxd6 cxd6 32 Rxd6 when Black has to give up its Queen for the Rook. After 30 R5d3 the game was equal until Blackburne blundered his a-pawn
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