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Albion 1959
Member since Aug-24-11 · Last seen Jan-12-20
Have not played competitve chess for seven years at the time of posting: Favourite players Fischer and Capablanca !!

   Albion 1959 has kibitzed 337 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-11-20 Reti vs Capablanca, 1928 (replies)
Albion 1959: I wonder why Reti played e4 instead of his usual Nf3 Reti opening system ?
   Nov-09-19 Polugaevsky vs Tal, 1979
Albion 1959: Only the second win for Tal against Polugaevsky. His first one was in 1959 and had to wait 29 years for his second one! Only Tal could play a game like this. Carlsen couldn't do this, nor could Fischer! All done on pure intuition and some calculation. Move 17.Nb5?? was bad, he ...
   Oct-27-19 Kasparov vs Smyslov, 1984
Albion 1959: I remember looking at this game at the time it was played. The BBC used to cover chess back then. I recall that when I saw how Kasparov had allowed his a-pawns to be split and isolated, it did look weak to me. Surely, Smyslov can get something out of this? The passed pawn on c6 ...
   Sep-12-19 Lasker vs Nimzowitsch, 1934
Albion 1959: Odd to think that this was the second and last meeting between these two players, played twenty years apart ! They competed in many tournaments and yet the only met each other twice !
   Sep-12-19 Nimzowitsch vs Alekhine, 1927
Albion 1959: I had a look for a few minutes at the final position, before realising that Alekhine's was a total loss: A possible continuation could have been 57. Qc4+ Kd1 (Kb1 is met by Kxh2) 58. Qxb4 Kc2 59. Qe4+ Kc1 60. Qc4+ Kc2 61. Qb3 Kc1 62. Qc3+ Kb1 63. Kxh2 After which ...
   Aug-26-19 Tal vs Robert E Byrne, 1978
Albion 1959: Vintage Tal !! how does he always create so many open lines for his pieces ? One other statistic, Byrne had the black pieces in all of his six games against Tal:
   Aug-20-19 AlphaZero vs Stockfish, 2018 (replies)
Albion 1959: Morphy would never played the Evans Gambit like this. Those rip-roaring flashy sacrificial attacks from the 1850's against Amateur,or AN Other, where he wins in about 25 moves are far removed from Alpha Zero's handling of this vintage opening. A very deep, subtle and ...
   Aug-04-19 D Howell vs Adams, 2019 (replies)
Albion 1959: Why did Howell agree a draw here? He is chasing Adams for first place and has the white pieces? Surely he could have extended himself push a bit harder if he really wants to win?
   Jun-09-19 Ulf Andersson vs G Sigurjonsson, 1979
Albion 1959: An Ulf in sheep's clothing !
   Jun-06-19 Miles vs S Webb, 1975 (replies)
Albion 1959: Where is the rest of this game ? It was listed as 64 moves! So what happened to the other 21 moves ? This game features in Simon Webb's book Chess for Tigers - 1980 I think if memory serves me well:
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