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woldsmandriffield
Member since Dec-21-18 · Last seen Mar-21-19
Like endgames, tactics and anecdotes.

   woldsmandriffield has kibitzed 248 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-21-19 Paul Keres
 
woldsmandriffield: Sally Simpson: I am confused by your suggestion that PK was a stronger player than VK, yet VK was the strongest player not to be world champion. The discussion appears to be about ‘closest’ to becoming world champion. Hence details about players tying matches who were thus
 
   Mar-20-19 Stein vs Hort, 1968
 
woldsmandriffield: Just a very well played game by Hort. In there remaining two career encounters, Stein took the proffered early draw.
 
   Mar-20-19 Koehnlein vs Yates, 1910
 
woldsmandriffield: [DIAGRAM] Yates went wrong with 67..Kf7. Black needs to be able to get around the Q-side where there are too many squares for White to trap the King. Hence 67..Kd7! draws and if White goes Ke5-e6 Black escapes with Kc6-b5. After 67..Kf7? Black loses because White can force
 
   Mar-19-19 E Torre vs Karpov, 1969
 
woldsmandriffield: Karpov's 15..Qc8 was lame. Black's top priority must be to eliminate the Lopez Bishop: 15..Na5 xb3 or 15..Rxa3 x b3 were two good ways to achieve this. After some quite casual play on both sides (but a greater number of mistakes by Karpov), Torre reached a completely ...
 
   Mar-19-19 Keres vs Koblents, 1945
 
woldsmandriffield: [DIAGRAM] Black's move: what result? It should be a draw. Koblents did everything right until he played 83..Qc5+ (83..Qg1+ =)
 
   Mar-19-19 H Soonurm vs Keres, 1943
 
woldsmandriffield: [DIAGRAM] Black is two pawns down but can get one back. How do you capture the h-pawn: with the Rook or the King? 68..Rxh5+? loses because White answers 69 Kg6! This move embarrasses the Rh5 and keeps the Black monarch at bay. 68..Kxh5! draws: 69 Kg7 Kg5 70 Kf7 Kf5 71 Ke7 ...
 
   Mar-19-19 Keres vs Smyslov, 1941
 
woldsmandriffield: [DIAGRAM] A fascinating tussle this one, warts and all. Here Smyslov parted company with a piece when he could draw simply by repetitive checking (..Rc1+, ..Rc2+). Presumably, he missed 61 Nf7 The players reached this position: [DIAGRAM] Here 66 Na4 cleans up after ...
 
   Mar-19-19 Keres vs Levenfish, 1940
 
woldsmandriffield: [DIAGRAM] DRAW with Black to play. WIN if White has the move. Black's move: 62..Ng4+ 63 Kf1 f2+ 64 Ke2 f1=Q+ (just to rub it in) 65 Kxf1 Kg3 66 h5 Kh4 67 Rh8 Nf6 68 h6 Kh5 69 Kg2 Ng4 70 h7 Kh6 71 Kg3 Nf6 = White's move: 62 Rg7! Ng4+ 63 Kg1 and Black can'r round up the ...
 
   Mar-19-19 Opocensky vs Keres, 1939
 
woldsmandriffield: Opocensky defended the ending superbly up to this point: [DIAGRAM] Now White snaffled the a4 pawn. Instead, 68..Rc8 is a straightforward draw.
 
   Mar-19-19 Vladimir Petrov vs Keres, 1938
 
woldsmandriffield: The position is drawn. Euwe presumably adjudicated the game as a win for White on the grounds that Keres’ analysis contained a flaw. Without wishing to defend adjudication (thankfully now an extinct practice), this was entirely reasonable since the analysis submitted ought
 

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