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   plang has kibitzed 9612 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jun-17-18 Jeremy Lim (replies)
plang: Many catchers, including Bench, played other positions late in their career.
   Jun-16-18 Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1954
plang: 5..Ba6 is referred to as the Fischer variation. The only Nimzo Indian in the match; instead of 6..Be7 played here Smyslov tried 6..Bxc3+ three times in the 1957 match scoring a loss and two draws. 10 Qf3 had been played in Shainswit-Fine NY 1951; 10 g4 was Botvinnik's prepared ...
   Jun-14-18 Lautier vs M Gurevich, 2001
plang: The idea of using b4 against the Leningrad Dutch was relatively new at the time of this game. 11 Ne1 was new; 11 Qc2, 11 a4 and 11 Re1 had been played previously. Black probably should have continued with quiet maneuvering; instead after 23..Ne4? gave White a few tempi to start a push
   Jun-12-18 K Aseev vs A E Vaulin, 2001
plang: This game followed game 6 of the Kasparov-Kramnik up through 12 Bb3; Vaulin tried 12..Ncb4 instead of Kramnik's 12..Re8. In the draw Hort-Chandler Biel 1987 Black had played the thematic 14..Nxd5; 14..exd was new. 22..g6 weakening the dark squares around his king followed by ...
   Jun-10-18 Svetozar Gligoric (replies)
plang: I'm saying that you can't compare ratings from different eras - Elo was very clear when he developed the formula that the intent was to measure differences in players of the same era not different eras (though many here ignore this distinction).
   Jun-09-18 Rublevsky vs Sakaev, 2001
plang: 6..Qa5?! was a dubious novelty; 6..0-0 or 6..Nc6 are the main lines. White's advantage in development carried into the endgame. After 23 Bg4! Black decided to give up a pawn with 23..Kf7 as 23..Bc8 24 Rac1..e5 25 Bf3 would have left White with a strong initiative. 27..Rc8 would have ...
   Jun-07-18 Svidler vs Grischuk, 2001
plang: A few previous games had shown that Black has compensation for the exchange after 15 Bxa8; here White tried the new move 15 Bg5. 15..Ke6? 16 Rd4! would have been powerful for White. 22..Nxc6 23 Rxf6+..Ke7 24 Re1 would also have been good for White. 25..Bc4? was the losing move; Black ...
   Jun-04-18 Krasenkow vs S Kindermann, 2001
plang: The game quickly transposes to an offbeat form of the Philidors. 6..Nb4? was a new move that has not been repeated; 6..Nxd4 had been played a few times before. 11..Bg4 12 Qe1+..Be7 13 h3..h6 14 Nxf3..Bxf3 15 Rxf3..Nf6 16 Qg3 would have been strong for White. 17..Kf7? lost quickly; ...
   Jun-03-18 A Galkin vs Bologan, 2001
plang: 18 Nf5 was new; 18 Qd2 and 19 Bb1 had been played previously. 29 Ng6+..Kg8 30 Re1 gives an example of how dangerous the position is for Black. 33..Qc6 would have been a tougher defense though White would have retained a solid edge; Black perhaps overlooked 36 Re1!. 36..Rd7 37 Qe5..fxg
   Jun-02-18 Altibox Norway (2018) (replies)
plang: will he be able to play chess again?
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