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swordfish
Member since Aug-05-06 · Last seen Oct-16-19
I'm a Midwestern club player; I play when I can and try to follow developments in the chess world. No favorite player currently.
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   swordfish has kibitzed 328 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-03-19 Cochrane vs Somacarana, 1856
 
swordfish: Yeah, after move 50 the game looks completely drawn. Modern players would probably shake hands at that point.
 
   Mar-11-19 R Rapport vs V Laznicka, 2019 (replies)
 
swordfish: Why not 3...Ne4?
 
   Nov-24-18 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
 
swordfish: Yes, he will be toasted and celebrated and deservedly so. A victory in the match will invite comparisons with Fischer, who also hailed from Brooklyn (although neither was born there), in terms of chess prowess, though not personality. The difficulty is, Caruana has yet to win a ...
 
   Nov-24-18 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
 
swordfish: This looks completely drawn to me. I agree with Albion's comments above, though. The two best players in the world, both in their prime. It's very difficult to score a win at that level , absent a significant mistake. For understandable reasons, neither player wants to make that ...
 
   May-13-18 Capablanca Memorial (Elite) (2018) (replies)
 
swordfish: No Dominguez Perez either.
 
   Mar-12-18 Aronian vs Kramnik, 2018 (replies)
 
swordfish: Wow - I don't expect to see an attack like this one at such a high level. But why would Aronian open e4 - not usually his thing - in such an important game?
 
   Jan-29-18 A Gara vs Aronian, 2018
 
swordfish: Wow! Maybe the strongest pure-e5 player in the world, Aronian draws against a much lower rated opponent playing the Pirc.
 
   Jan-01-18 Carlsen vs E Inarkiev, 2017 (replies)
 
swordfish: I had a higher opinion of Inarkiev before this (despite his ties to what's his name). But to claim victory on one's own illegal move is really unsporting. I think the honorable act on his part would have been to resign (which would have led to the same result as took place).
 
   Dec-26-17 Short vs P Corbin, 2006
 
swordfish: To my untrained eye, Short's exchange sacrifice on move 17 seems unnecessary - why not simply dxe4?
 
   Dec-13-16 Kulaots vs J Geller, 2002 (replies)
 
swordfish: Hard to believe a GM rated nearly 2500 would lose this way, but then I noticed the game was played back in 2002.
 
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