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RookFile
Member since Jan-27-05 · Last seen Dec-10-16
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   RookFile has kibitzed 16230 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-09-16 Nakamura vs W So, 2016 (replies)
 
RookFile: Opening prep is important. Naka has done a good job of toughening up his openings in the last few years. Evidently there are just a couple of blind spots left.
 
   Dec-09-16 Tal vs Timman, 1985
 
RookFile: If you told somebody this was a Rubinstein game, he might believe you. Nice ending by Tal.
 
   Dec-09-16 Timman vs Tal, 1985 (replies)
 
RookFile: Timman needed just a draw to advance. You might expect some girly man setup, but instead, he goes for it. Tal certainly didn't mind, it was his best chance to play for a win. I think this game reflects credit on both players.
 
   Dec-09-16 Kasparov vs Polugaevsky, 1979
 
RookFile: Brave play by Polugaevsky. Every now and then, things like this happen to you when you play this way.
 
   Dec-09-16 Botvinnik vs Bondarevsky, 1941
 
RookFile: Sloppy endgame play by Bondarevsky. He rushed his pawns ahead. The golden rule in these positions is: "Do not hurry".
 
   Dec-08-16 Kasparov vs Karpov, 1990 (replies)
 
RookFile: It's so old it's sometimes forgotten, but a basic defensive idea is to exchange pieces to lessen white's attacking chances. Look at the position after 20. b3 and try not to get a migraine figuring out all the bad things white can do to black. The whole thing is too complex unless ...
 
   Dec-08-16 Maroczy vs Marshall, 1929
 
RookFile: After 14 moves, I prefer black's position. Marshall tried too hard to win.
 
   Dec-08-16 Soltis vs Ljubojevic, 1985
 
RookFile: Intelligent play by Soltis. He keeps the draw in hand against a top GM.
 
   Dec-07-16 Fischer vs Spassky, 1972
 
RookFile: Did Fine overlook 28...Ng5? That's incredible. When he knew what he was doing, he would have seen that in a speed game. Obviously, he was just trying to cash in with his book based upon his ability to market his past accomplishments.
 
   Dec-06-16 Carlsen - Karjakin World Championship (2016) (replies)
 
RookFile: Sometimes Korchnoi was called vice world champion. I guess that's better than world champion of vice.
 
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