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   paul1959 has kibitzed 133 times to chessgames   [more...]
   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
   Feb-06-18 Kholmov vs Hort, 1967
paul1959: Hort also probably thought he had a dangerous attack and misjugded 36... Nb3+ 37 RxN! Stockfish gives 36...Rxf2! with about an equal game.
   Oct-23-17 E Lobron vs Timman, 1992 (replies)
paul1959: <Eggman> 35..Qxa3 36 Nxh7 Nxh7 37 Rg7+ Kf8 38 Rxh7 Kg8 39 Rhg7+ Kf8 40 Rgd7 Ke8 41 Rh7 wins If 40 ... Kh8 instead, Rge7! wins the queen
   Aug-11-17 Spassky vs Keres, 1961 (replies)
paul1959: Those were Spassky's dark years when he missed two complete WC cycles. 34 Qxc7 seems bad as it exchanges a weak pawn for the important one at f2. 34. Re5 looks much better: Black has to prevent Qc4+ and on all continuations , White can either get a rook ending with a pawn up or the
   Dec-10-16 Bronstein vs Keres, 1956 (replies)
paul1959: Keres gave his side of the story on several pages of 'The art of the middle game'. Here are the highlights: Bronstein sealed the strong 41-Rc6 but took 35 minutes to do so. Black only chance was to play unexpected moves and push white further into time trouble. 41- ... Rb8. This ...
   Dec-10-16 Karpov vs Huebner, 1979
paul1959: paul1959: According to the tournament book by Gligoric, Karpov still had 30 minutes at move 39 to Huebner 3. It seems that everyone at the time missed Qe3, giving 40-Rxg6 instead. This should also win but Qe3 is much better of course.
   Mar-09-16 Tringov vs N Spiridonov, 1973
paul1959: <Delboy> In your line 30...Qh5 looks very good with the threat of Qe2 or Rg8. Even if White is not mated, one of the pieces on the b file is likely to fall.
   Feb-27-16 G Barcza vs Tal, 1963
paul1959: Looks like White had a chance on the 22nd move: 22 Nd2 Rd3 23 Kf2 e3+ 24 Ke2 exd2 25 Bxd2 Rxd2 26 Kxd2 With material about equal, White`s position looks solid, his King is in the center, he has files for his rook and a potential passed d pawn. On other 22nd moves by ...
   Oct-15-15 Lasker vs Schlechter, 1910 (replies)
paul1959: Capa`s notes were probably written 'live' during the match for a newspaper which explains inconsistencies and errors noted here and on other games.
   Jul-27-15 A Matanovic vs Gligoric, 1952
paul1959: if 51 c5 Rg3 and Re3#
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