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   sharkw has kibitzed 82 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-17-17 Gelfand vs Nakamura, 2017
sharkw: The double minor piece endgame after move 26 has to be drawn, but somehow Nakamura outplays Gelfand after some inaccuracies on the latter's part. The finish is nice, Black is threatening 45...Nh2 forcing the bishop to move after which ...h3 would force a pawn to queen. A possible ...
   Oct-07-10 Tringov vs Ermenkov, 1973 (replies)
sharkw: Is the score for this game mistaken or am I missing something here? Doesn't 37. Bf8+ instead of the inexplicable 37. Re2 force mate for White?
   Oct-04-10 V Teterev vs P Wojciechowski, 2010
sharkw: There's a typographical error in the game score here. Black's 28th move should be ...Nf8, not ...Kf8, otherwise White would have simply captured it with 29. hxg6. In addition, mate is unstoppable in the final position with the knight on f8, while Black could defend with ...Qf8 if the
   Aug-29-10 P Garcia Castro vs N Collazo Hidalgo-Gato, 2001
sharkw: Wow, what a blunderfest in this game! 21. Rf1?? just loses a whole rook, then 24...R1f3?! unnecessarily gives back an exchange when 24...R1f7 should win more easily. Black's pieces should easily overwhelm the lone queen but 37...Ra3?? just drops a whole piece. Of course there are ...
   Aug-26-10 N Kraiouchkine vs Duong Thanh Nha, 2007 (replies)
sharkw: Who said all opposite-colour bishop endings are drawn? Though White had to screw up pretty badly to lose this one!
   Aug-04-10 Sutovsky vs Yudasin, 1994
sharkw: How did Sutovsky screw this one up? At move 27 White is a clear pawn up in what should be a won rook ending. By move 31 he's also obtained an outside passed pawn. However, things don't look so easy by move 39. Somehow he not only doesn't win, but overpresses and ends up losing. Rook ...
   Aug-04-10 K Spraggett vs E Bhend, 1992 (replies)
sharkw: Surely the final position is 0-1, not 1-0?
   Aug-04-10 K Spraggett vs Sax, 1989
sharkw: Cute! It looks like White still has some work to do in the endgame after 54...Bxe5 until you realize that 55. Rb8! wins on the spot.
   Aug-04-10 K Spraggett vs Hebert, 1983
sharkw: An interesting game with a sudden finish by Spraggett. 44. Qxf5! must have been quite the shock to Black, in the final position I was thinking that Black could just play 47...Kh8 until it hit me: 48. Qxh7+ Kxh7 49. Bxh7 and Black can't catch the c-pawn.
   Jul-24-10 Ponomariov vs Naiditsch, 2010 (replies)
sharkw: What I find really cute about this game is the series of semi-forcing moves initiated by White's 33. Be5. At first it looks like White is sacrificing two pieces for a rook, but after 33...Rxf6 White never actually takes it and places a series of moves a piece down, eventually winning
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