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thom0909
Member since Mar-09-09 · Last seen Jul-28-17
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   thom0909 has kibitzed 10 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Aug-28-14 Rossolimo vs P Reissmann, 1967 (replies)
 
thom0909: I love 23...Qc2. Yeah, I know it is futile here, but it's exactly the sort of defense I wouldn't find (not because it's futile, but b/c I wouldn't think of defending h7 *through* the White Q).
 
   Jul-28-14 Yermolinsky vs C Jones, 1994
 
thom0909: Nice example of the delayed recapture (of the N on c6). 16...Rb8? seems to have been what lost it once and for all. After 19 Rb1, then either 19...Nd7 Qh5+ or 19...Na8, then trade rooks and Qh5+.
 
   Jul-24-14 Karpov vs Uddenfeldt, 1972
 
thom0909: Move 20: every black pawn is on a light square and he has no dark-squared bishop.
 
   Jul-16-14 Larsen vs H Westerinen, 1969
 
thom0909: Why 28.b6 and not Rc1+ trading one set of Rooks (then returning the R to c7)? Once the K moves it's too late b/c no check.
 
   Jul-12-14 Tarrasch vs W Cohn, 1880
 
thom0909: Cohn misses Qb6 at some point (so says Tarrasch in 300 Chess Games). Also, he seems to think Bh4 is a big deal.
 
   Jul-11-14 Antoshin vs Kasparian, 1955
 
thom0909: 15...g6 might work, preventing f5 (which us the response to Be6).
 
   Jul-07-14 Hort vs Portisch, 1968 (replies)
 
thom0909: Why 25...Rb4 and not Rxb3?
 
   Jul-07-14 Tartakower vs E G Sergeant, 1926
 
thom0909: Oh, Edward G.! Instructive not just for the basic tactic, but for placing too much stock in pristine pawn structure (11 Be7?). Compare to Mnatsakanian-Karpov 1971.
 
   Jul-03-14 Marshall vs Capablanca, 1918
 
thom0909: I believe this is the last game in Chess Fundamentals. Capa is critical of 21. Rb1 (passive), suggesting Ne7+ and Rc7.
 
   Jun-27-14 Estrin vs Y Neishtadt, 1938
 
thom0909: Looks like a combination of f4, two move Bd3-c2, and then the two move attempt to flank the other B was to blame. He could have survived some of this, but not all of it. Too slow.
 
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