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   plang has kibitzed 9453 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-24-18 Jeremy Lim (replies)
plang: I certainly don't consider the Jazz to be "chumps". They had one of the best records in the NBA over the second half of the season and finished with an identical record as the Thunder. Donovan Mitchell looks like a budding superstar. Gobert is one of the best centers in the league and
   Apr-24-18 D B Gurevich vs Yermolinsky, 2001
plang: In Spassky-Smtslov 1056 Amsterdam Candidates White played 10 Bd3 and the game ended in a draw; 10 Nxd5 was new. Yermolinsky thought that 11 Nf5 would have been an improvement when Black could have offered an interesting sacrifice with 11..Bxf6 12 dxc..Nxc5 13 Nxg7..Qb6 14 Nd5..Be5 ...
   Apr-21-18 Reshevsky vs Botvinnik, 1936
plang: 8 Rb1 was a new movethat has not acxhieved much popularity. 9..Qh5 turned out to be a waste of time. 13..Ncxc5 14 Nd1!would have worked to White's advantage. Reshevsky's pawn sacrifice 19 f3 led to interesting play; the alternative 19..exf 20 Rxf3..cxb 21 Qb3..Bd7 22 Nf1..Bg5 23 ...
   Apr-20-18 Benko vs Taimanov, 1960
plang: 4..Nc6 is an odd move; after 6 d4 the position resembles some sort of offbeat Chigorins though the comparisons to that opening don't seem to favor Black. Benko thought. Taimanov must have overlooked 19 g4! as the knight cannot retreat without losing material. Nice game by Benko though
   Apr-20-18 Team White vs Team Black, 2017 (replies)
   Apr-19-18 P Ricardi vs Judit Polgar, 2001
plang: 7 Nc3 would have transposed into a sideline of the Taimanov variation; Ricardi's 7 Be3 was new leaving the opening in a rare line of the Kan. White encouraged Black to play 17..d5 counting on getting a kingside attack with the position opening up and with most of Black's pieces buried
   Apr-18-18 G M Todorovic vs B Tadic, 2001
plang: 6 Nd2 is an interesting innovation.
   Apr-18-18 Grischuk vs Korchnoi, 2001
plang: 9..Be7 preparing ..f5 was a new idea (in the actual game 8..Bd7 was played first and then 9..Be7). 11 Ng5..Nh6 would have been OK for Black as after 12 Qh5+..g6 White can't play 13 Qxh6..Bf8. As mentioned above Grischuk's 15 Qxh5?! seems to be asking for trouble; 15 Rb1 is a logical ...
   Apr-18-18 Grischuk vs Pelletier, 2001
plang: 15 Qd3 was a new idea; 15 Qc2 and 15 Qd4 had been played previously. 24..Bc4 25 Qh3..Bxf1 26 Rxf1..Qe3! 27 Bxf5..Qxh3 28 Bxh3..hxg 29 Be6+..Kh7 30 f5..Rae8 would have led to an even endgame. Black got into trouble after 27..Nf5? 28 Bf6!; better would have been 27..Bf7 28 Qh3..Be6 ...
   Apr-17-18 Beliavsky vs Z Kozul, 2001
plang: This is the first of five games played between 2001 and 2003 where Kozul played 12..Na6; he won one and lost four. In Grigore-Glek Porto San Giorgio 1999 (game not included in this database) White played 13 a3 and Black went on to win; 13 Qc2 was new. Beliavsky doesn't comment on ...
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