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Member since May-05-15 · Last seen Jun-27-22
I enjoy Boris Spassky the most, then Karpov.
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   Allanur has kibitzed 191 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-13-22 Second Piatigorsky Cup (1966) (replies)
Allanur: Yes, Willibob. I do agree that other non-Soviet player fared worse than Fischer did against the Soviets. But what makes Fischer's case different than theirs is: 1) Fischer had been asserting that he is the best frequently, yet failed. 2) Fischer, by many, is considered the best ever
   Jan-10-22 Karpov - Korchnoi World Championship Match (1978)
Allanur: Moreover, I believe, Korchnoi should have demanded that he is not gonna play unless his family is released from the Soviet Union. Karpov won the title by defeault and if he was to 'defend' his title by default, the world simply would not have accepted him second time by default. The
   Jan-05-22 Boris Spassky (replies)
Allanur: @beatgiant, I even forgot he was a world Champion.It seems, as far as I know, he is on the side of Spassky and Smyslov
   Dec-21-21 Larsen vs Spassky, 1970
Allanur: Fischer called 1.e4 the best. So, why not call 1e4 a6 line as "Best opening - Incorrect defense"? :-) Btw, Spassky was not the white side in the opening he named - nor was Karpov the black side in the defense he named ;)
   Dec-21-21 Geller vs Gligoric, 1970
Allanur: Geller was awarded the best game by a Soviet player prize for this game. The RotW equivalent went to Larsen's victory over Stein. Though I would say Spassky's victory over Larsen should have been awarded the brilliancy prize.
   Dec-20-21 Spassky vs Karpov, 1982
Allanur: It is good to see Spassky being able to not bottle a leading endgame to Karpov. I know of 3-4 games where Spassky was superior yet somehow managed to lose to Karpov but in this endgame he somehow managed to win.
   Dec-18-21 Fischer vs Petrosian, 1971
Allanur: <<Petrosianic><Somebody, Bronstein, I think, said that if Petrosian sacrifices a piece, then resign. But if Tal sacrifices one, take it, because he might sacrifice another, and then who knows?> That quote has always eluded me, although I'm also sure that I've heard it
   Dec-18-21 Karpov - Fischer World Championship Match (1975) (replies)
Allanur: <That was the point of and interview made in 2015?> Yes, as 2015 is AFTER the moment Fischer called Korchnoi among "the lowest dogs around".
   Dec-14-21 Petrosian - Spassky World Championship Match (1969) (replies)
Allanur: Before this match, Korchnoi asserted that Spassky will win it but no matter who the next challenger is, Spassky will lose the title. Because, he reasoned, Spassky is too lazy for chess. Years later, Spassky similarly prophecied: Korchnoi will never become world chess champion ...
   Dec-14-21 Fischer - Petrosian Candidates Final (1971) (replies)
Allanur: I have narrations of Petrosian about this event. How can we have them added into the intro? They are very interesting like negotiations about the venue and electricity being cut off during a game, making the board hardly visible - Petrosian left the table as the referee stopped the ...
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