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   tessathedog has kibitzed 37 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-27-17 J Lindstedt vs Kramnik, 1991
tessathedog: Thank you for your patience in awaiting a reply <I3illieJoe< The move 37 d7 would have been met by a check on d4 or a1 (to clear the f6 square) followed by ...Kf6. But you were right to suspect that something is amiss with the way the game ends. Had Lindstedt found the ...
   Aug-18-17 Aronian vs Navara, 2017
tessathedog: This ending seems to be identical to Salwe-Rubinstein 1908 with colours reversed. This is analysed in Dvorestsky on page 245 in the 3rd edition. Interesting that even a strong GM like Yasser (of course, in fairness he was under the pressure of having to make an instant ...
   Jun-20-17 Seirawan vs Van Wely, 1992
tessathedog: A key skill that separates masters from ordinary players is 'the ability to look through obstacles' and this is one of the best examples of it I've seen. After 17...a5 there are no less than 4 pieces between the Bg2 and the Ra8, and yet Seirawan initiates a forcing combination ...
   Jun-16-17 Altibox Norway (2017) (replies)
tessathedog: @FSR...'Fun facts: although Botvinnik was world champion for 13 out of 15 years, he never won a match as world champion'. I think you are mistaken, as Botvinnik defeated Smyslov as world champion in 1954. Nevertheless, your point is valid, as it is rather amusing that he only ...
   May-20-17 A Petrushin vs Yermolinsky, 1981 (replies)
tessathedog: Excellent, rich game of chess by Yermolinsky! An interesting moment after 22 Nd5. I was tempted by the Queen sacrifice ...Qxd5 in reply, which seems to be playable. I'm sure Yermolinsky saw that, but preferred an exchange sacrifice which was much harder to see. Then finally he ...
   May-16-17 Fressinet vs N Grandelius, 2015
tessathedog: a beautiful endgame featuring in GM Rozentalis' recent book on exchanging in the endgame.A most instructive moment on White's 25th. He could win a pawn with 26 Nd6?! b5 27 Bxc6 bxc4 28 Nxc4, but then Black gets to keep his bishop pair and good drawing chances. Instead, 25 Nc3! ...
   Oct-04-16 Epishin vs Judit Polgar, 1994
tessathedog: This is a tremendously intriguing, mysterious game, due to Ephisin's wonderful 21 Qd1!?, a move I would not have understood at all had it not been for recently reading Lund's great little book "The Secret Lives of Bad Bishops". White sacrifices the exchange for...well, seemingly
   Apr-25-16 US Chess Championships (2016) (replies)
tessathedog: I have a relatively simple solution to the "memory of theory is destroying classical chess" that doesn't require any compromising distortion of chess as we know it whatsoever. We should simply revert to the pairing arrangement used at New York 1924...the pairings
   Apr-19-16 Nigel Short (replies)
tessathedog: Thanks <Shams> I guess there's nothing in it after all!
   Mar-28-16 World Championship Candidates (2016) (replies)
tessathedog: I am tired of reading these ridiculous smart-alec posts denigrating Giri's draws. Most of his games have been hard struggles rich in colour and interest, and several could easily have ended in a different result. It's totally different to the 20 move "GM draws" that used to ...
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