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   shalgo has kibitzed 662 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-07-18 R Bellin vs Ulf Andersson, 1981
 
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-21-17 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
shalgo: Sufjan Stevens - Get Behind Me, Santa!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syw...
 
   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 ...
 
   Jan-04-17 Ulf Andersson (replies)
 
shalgo: From readings "Grandmaster Chess Strategy," one thing emerged for me: although Andersson is very much a positional player, he is not a static player. On the contrary, many of the endgames in the book are characterized by his attempts to maximize the activity of his pieces rather than
 
   Dec-24-16 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
shalgo: Merry Christmas to all, and thank you again to cg for the klu hunt!
 
   Dec-24-16 chessgames.com chessforum (replies)
 
shalgo: On Klu 63, I received an error message saying that I had already reached the five-prize limit, but I only have four prizes. Here is a screen capture of the message: http://imgur.com/Jv7fPRX
 
   Dec-03-16 Korchnoi vs Petrosian, 1980 (replies)
 
shalgo: In one of his New York Times columns on this match, Robert Byrne wrote: "Korchnoi and Petrosian have little in common except hatred for each other and a preference for 5 B-B4 against the orthodox defense to the Queen's Gambit Declined."
 
   Dec-03-16 Petrosian vs Korchnoi, 1980 (replies)
 
shalgo: I looked back at Robert Byrne's New York Times columns about this match, but he does not analyze this game in them. (He analyzes only the decisive fifth and ninth games.)
 
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