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   RookFile has kibitzed 16613 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-19-17 Jose Raul Capablanca (replies)
RookFile: Yeah, AVRO was a poorly organized tournament, and a lot of travel was involved, which hurt the older players like Capa and Alekhine. It's true that Capa's health was going. Speaking of those last 4 years of Capa's life, if it was just a 12 game match and Capa could get sufficient ...
   Nov-13-17 Kasparov vs Speelman, 1995
RookFile: I don't know why you even think about not playing ...Bxd3 when you have a chance. Trade your lousy bishop for white's good one.
   Nov-08-17 Janowski vs Capablanca, 1913 (replies)
RookFile: It seemed like Capa was unnecessarily horsing around in this game. It cost him too, Marshall won the tournament.
   Nov-07-17 Fischer vs Panno, 1970
RookFile: I think after 10...Qb6 white plays 11. d5 Nd4 12. Nxd4 Bxd4 13. Be3 Bxe3 14. Rxe3. Some advantage to white. If 14....Qxb2 white keeps on developing with 15. Nc3.
   Nov-06-17 Taimanov vs Spassky, 1956
RookFile: Possible was 13...Nxe3 14. Rxe3 Re8 15. Qe2 dxe5. I think the g7 bishop is worth keeping because it controls key dark squares in the black position. White is a little better.
   Nov-06-17 Tal vs Hecht, 1962
RookFile: Black played a good game too. Very interesting game.
   Nov-06-17 Kevitz vs Capablanca, 1931 (replies)
RookFile: Here's my guess. Capa played the pawn sac with an eye towards the ending. It loses a pawn, yes, but that is not necesarily fatal. Black gets a lot of queenside play. If that queenside play accomplishes nothing other than exchanging off all the queenside pawns (for both sides) then ...
   Nov-04-17 Robert E Byrne vs Larry Evans, 1961 (replies)
RookFile: Yes, examples like these illustrate the need to shift focus to denying the opponent counterplay when you have a clearly winning position. Who cares if the win takes a little longer - just snuff out any hopes he may have and he'll resign.
   Nov-02-17 Kasparov vs Karpov, 1984
RookFile: 12. Ba5 would almost be good but for that annoying ...Nc6 from black. So 12. a3 is possible, i.e. 12. a3 Nbd7 13. Ba5. It's just equal, nothing special here for white.
   Nov-02-17 Capablanca vs Randolph, 1911 (replies)
RookFile: I thought Randolph made a lot of good moves in this game and had good prospects. It looks like he rushed his pawns forward when it wasn't necessary.
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