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   shalgo has kibitzed 661 times to chessgames   [more...]
   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!:
   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 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:
   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.)
   Jun-08-15 Tarrasch vs Capablanca, 1911 (replies)
shalgo: I agree that opening theory was not nearly as well-developed, or accessible, back in those days. (Although it is actually quite surprising how deep the theory could be in a line that was well-studied at the time, like the Evans Gambit.) I was responding to the gist of the remark that
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