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Got to 2300 USCF many years ago. Like tournament books, old crosstables, and following elite round robin events on the internet.

   wharfrat has kibitzed 45 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Feb-10-16 W So vs Nakamura, 2015 (replies)
wharfrat: <vajeer> I am pretty sure that 28.Nxe5 is met by 28...Rf1+ 29.Kg2 h3+ 30.Kxh3 Nf4+ 31.Kh4 Qf6+ and mate next.
   Jan-20-16 Karjakin vs Tomashevsky, 2016 (replies)
wharfrat: <catlover> Having advanced his f-pawn and placed his Q on f2, White moves the K to avoid any checks or tactics along the a7-g1 diagonal. By playing it now, White removes the possibility that he'll have to waste a move on it later when it might diminish his initiative. Black's
   Aug-23-15 Bronstein vs Boleslavsky, 1950 (replies)
wharfrat: <goodanarchist> I see that you won the game from 2004, but I think Black is better, if not winning, after 11.Nf4, cd. If 12.Nd5, Qd8, e6, I don't see how White avoids the loss of a pawn. If instead,, then 12...Nd4 leads to complications that favor Black. How did ...
   Oct-27-12 Nunn vs M Pribyl, 1996 (replies)
wharfrat: <Phony Benoni> I think 26...Qa4 falls to 27.Qf6+ and 28.Re3.
   May-12-09 Aronian vs Leko, 2009 (replies)
wharfrat: <Set No Escape On> There's a big difference between this game and Topalov's win over Aronian (which I thoroughly enjoyed, btw). Topalov's Exchange sacrifices were prepared at home and checked beforehand by his computers and his team of seconds. Aronian's was conceived ...
   Mar-28-07 Ulf Andersson vs E Jelling, 1994 (replies)
wharfrat: <goodevans> Black is busted before 48...Qe7. White threatens 49.Ng6 and 50.Qh2 mate, and I don't see a way out for Black that doesn't involve heavy loss of material.
   Mar-23-07 M Brodsky vs J Maiwald, 1994 (replies)
wharfrat: 36...Qf7 doesn't refute 36.Qd1 because of 37.Qg4 (ie 37...Qf8; 38.Qg6+, Kh8; 39.Qh5+, etc. and 37...Kh6; 38.Qh4+, Qh5; 39.Q:f6+, etc.). However 36...Qf4 defends. I was initially attracted to 36.Qd1 because 37.Qg4 appeared worthy of a puzzle.
   Mar-22-07 Pillsbury vs Tarrasch, 1895 (replies)
wharfrat: <hcser> White would play 53.Kg3 and if then 53...Kg6, White wins after 54.Qc6+, Kf7; 55.d5, c2; 56.d6, b3; 57.d7, Rb1; 58.d8(Q), c1(Q); 59.Qcf6 mate. Trying to stop the d-pawn doesn't help: 55...Rd2; 56.Qb7+, Kg8; 57.Q:b4, etc.
   Feb-23-07 E Alekseev vs G Sargissian, 2007 (replies)
wharfrat: <PhilFeeley> I think Alekseev was playing for a win the entire time but was repeating moves to gain time on the clock. Once he made time control at move 40, he stopped using this technique.
   Feb-07-07 H Westerinen vs G Sigurjonsson, 1977 (replies)
wharfrat: Preserving the a-pawn is more important than the immediate capture of the Black h-pawn. First of all, it will be very difficult for Black to save the h-pawn after the game continuation without exchanging rooks, so White can have his cake and eat it too. Secondly, the “exchange” of ...
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