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   plang has kibitzed 8847 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Aug-17-17 Rubinstein vs Alekhine, 1926
 
plang: 4 h3 was already a new move though after the clever 5..Bd6!? Black was already at least equal. 17 a4?! was too slow; 17 g3 followed by Kh2 was recommended as a better defense. The queen maneuver 20..Qg3, 21..Qg7 and 23..Qg3 is quite attractive. Great game by Alekhine from beginning to
 
   Aug-16-17 Topalov vs Kiril D Georgiev, 2001
 
plang: This was round 8 at Sarajevo 2001 which was a 10 player round robin; Georgiev ended up finishing 1st a half point ahead of Topalov. 13..Qd7 was new; 13..Qc7 had been played a few times previously. Rather than play for a safe equality White sacrificed a pawn with 15 Bxg6!?. Black had ...
 
   Aug-14-17 Yusupov vs U Boensch, 2001
 
plang: This game, which started as a Noteboom Slav, transposed to the Catalan after 8..Nf6. 13..0-0 would have been more solid. Black defended well enough against White's gambit until 25..Kf8?; better was 25..c5 (giving back the pawn to free the bishop) 26 dxc..Rd2 27 Re1..Bc6 with chances ...
 
   Aug-14-17 Jeremy Lim (replies)
 
plang: All I am asking for is honesty - people that keep insisting that Kaepernick is not being signed for purely football reasons are full of it.
 
   Aug-12-17 Topalov vs Anand, 2010 (replies)
 
plang: <ChessHigherCat: I can't believe Anand missed 39...Rg3+ 40 Kh4 (hxg3 Qxg3#) Qg5# Is there a mistake in the score or was he just under extreme time pressure?> Something wrong with your analysis - don't see a forced mate.
 
   Aug-11-17 Joel Benjamin vs Xu Jun, 2001
 
plang: Played in round 1 (of 4) of the 10 board match between the US and China won by China 21-19. As usual, Benjamin avoided mainline theory with 6 a4 arriving at a position that was a Najdorf-Dragon hybrid. The idea behind 10..Qb6? is logical when a4 and ..a6 have not been played but here ...
 
   Aug-09-17 Sadvakasov vs Kasparov, 2001
 
plang: 13 Rc1 was a new move; 13 b3 had been played previously. After 24 Bd4 both players had only 5 minutes left. Black would have had better winning chances had he played 35..d4 36 Qb4..Nd6 37 Rc1..d3 38 Qc3..Ne4 39 Qxf6+..Kxf6 40 Rc7..Ne3+ 41 Kg1..d2 42 Nxd2..Nxd2 43 Rb7. With seconds ...
 
   Aug-09-17 Tal vs R Skuja, 1958 (replies)
 
plang: <Ultra: 24...N e5? What, pray tell, is Mr. Skuja thinking?> No good moves - 24..f6 is no better. 17 Rh4 is an odd move - would never have considered it.
 
   Aug-09-17 Lubomir Kavalek
 
plang: His last column was 2/9 - hope he is Ok
 
   Aug-08-17 Caruana vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2017 (replies)
 
plang: because MVL is leading the tournament
 
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