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shalgo
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   shalgo has kibitzed 670 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-24-19 Jorden van Foreest
 
shalgo: Great game against Nepomniachtchi yesterday!
 
   Jan-18-19 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
shalgo: <THS> and <OCF>: thank you for the explanation, such as it is. I confess that I never would have made that connection.
 
   Jan-08-19 Tal vs I Sokolov, 1992
 
shalgo: Sokolov was to play Black against Tal in the second half of the tournament. While he was preparing, two hours before the game, the phone rang; it was Tal, who after apologising for phoning late said that he wasn’t feeling very well, and asked him, “Are you feeling ambitious?” Sokolov
 
   Nov-15-18 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
 
shalgo: Carlsen has already faced 6.b4 in this position, way back in 2005: Stellwagen vs Carlsen, 2005
 
   Jun-06-18 Anand vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
 
shalgo: Black is just repeating to make the time control. He is much better and shouldn't take the draw.
 
   Jun-01-18 Nakamura vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
 
shalgo: No Lasker Variation.
 
   Mar-07-18 R Bellin vs Ulf Andersson, 1981 (replies)
 
shalgo: Bellin's book "Queen's Pawn--Veresov System" includes this game in one of the notes (on page 79). Because it is not a primary game, it does not give the full move list. Instead, the reference starts with 8...c5. One thing is clear, however. As of move eight, black has played ...c6 ...
 
   Jan-03-18 Karpov vs Tal, 1977 (replies)
 
shalgo: To amplify on the mutual blunders at moves 42/43: the point is that after 42...a5 43.Rg4+ the d6-square is available to White's queen. (That is why 42...Qe6 was necessary.) After 43.Rg4+ Kf8 44.Qd6#. Therefore Black has to play 43...Kh8. Here 44.Qd6 still works, because Black can't ...
 
   Dec-03-17 Spassky vs Gligoric, 1978 (replies)
 
shalgo: According to Chess Results 1978-1980, Spassky won this tournament with 6.5/9, half a point ahead of Bellon Lopez, Miles, Hort, and Gligoric, who all finished on 6/9. Spassky of course remained very strong for several years after his losses to Fischer and Karpov, even if he probably ...
 
   Mar-13-17 Staunton vs Saint Amant, 1843
 
shalgo: It's hard to believe that Staunton isn't better after move 20. What if, instead of the futile piece attack, he tries to open lines on the kingside? Perhaps something like g3, Kf2, doubling rooks on the g-file, then h3 and g4. If Black plays g6 and h5, then White can still play g4 as ...
 
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