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   saintdufus has kibitzed 60 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jul-01-18 Dariusz Fistek vs A Sliwicka, 2017 (replies)
saintdufus: This game doesn't look right. The opening is odd, with White hanging important central pawns. White declines to capture a full rook for several moves, as Black undertakes clearly unsound tactical operations. Then the game ends in a win for Black--who's down a piece--on move 19? ...
   Jan-27-18 M Esserman vs Hracek, 2009
saintdufus: At the time of this game, Hracek was rated 2664 (USCF) and 2604 (FIDE). Esserman writes, in his monograph on the Morra Gambit, that Hracek was the highest-rated player yet to succumb to the Morra. Two years later Loek Van Wely (2700+) broke that record, also losing to Esserman. ...
   Jan-03-18 Ivanchuk vs Yusupov, 1991 (replies)
saintdufus: Yusupov's 28...Rg6!! reminds me of Spassky's 16th move in Spassky vs Bronstein, 1960 , 16.Nf7!!, letting the opponent take a whole rook *with check*.
   Dec-15-17 Shabalov vs S J Breckenridge, 2017
saintdufus: The startling 27.Bf7! seems to be based on the idea 27...Rf7 (27...Nf7 28.e6) 28.Rg5! Clever tactic from an imaginative attacking player.
   Dec-15-17 Kasparov vs Karjakin, 2017
saintdufus: <4... Qe7 wins on the spot.> Far from it. On the contrary, that move actually *improves* White's game, changing the evaluation from -0.85 to -0.50 (Stockfish).
   Dec-15-17 Elene Tsotsonava vs Dehankar Mrudul, 2016 (replies)
saintdufus: There is an obvious error in this score: 4.c3 is clearly not the move played, as it hangs the queen. My guess is that 4.f3 is correct.
   Dec-13-17 M Lange vs Anderssen, 1851
saintdufus: I wonder how Lange spotted the move 21.Bd4! Was it: "If I could deflect the queen somehow, there might be tactical possibilities around g6"... Or was it more like: "Okay, I've got a strong position, let's look for attacking moves. Bd4 hits the queen but loses a piece...if he ...
   Dec-08-17 H Westerinen vs G Timmerman, 1987 (replies)
saintdufus: Yeah...they definitely prefer slow games. ;)
   Dec-08-17 H Westerinen vs J Franzen, 1988
saintdufus: Yes, you are right: I saw my mistake afterward, but it was too late to delete the comment.
   Dec-08-17 M Damjanovic vs Fischer, 1967 (replies)
saintdufus: <SpiritedReposte: Simply <44. ...d2> and white will need to sac knight for pawn...unless he doesn't mind a black queen showing up. The a-pawn drops shortly after and bada bing bada boom it's an endgame where black has an extra knight.> Not sure what you mean: after ...
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