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   Alphonse1973 has kibitzed 29 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Jul-05-12 Horatio Caro (replies)
Alphonse1973: <But why doesn't the database have any games played by Kann?> As <al wazir> said, <Here is a game in which Kann plays the Caro-Kann defense.>, which is Mieses vs M Kann, 1885 Interestingly, there is no Horatio Caro vs Marcus Kann games, or Marcus Kann vs ...
   Jul-04-12 D Fidlow vs A Maier, 1959 (replies)
Alphonse1973: I knew this one, but with different moves: (1) e4, c5 (2) c3, e6 (3) d4, d5 (4) exd5 cxd5 (5)dxe6, dxc3 (6) exf7 Re7 (7)fxg8=N Rxg8 (8)Bg5+. I knew this because I invented this game. All the moves are symmetrical until the sixth move. But I didn't knew it had been really ...
   May-24-12 Anand vs Gelfand, 2012 (replies)
Alphonse1973: <kevin86: Another draw! I would suggest that they go to penalty kicks (with steel-toed shoes under the table). This would end forever the idea that chess is a nerd's game.> Spanish journalist Leontxo García has proposed that in case of draw, the two players (the champion
   May-19-12 Bronstein vs Korchnoi, 1962 (replies)
Alphonse1973: <Pretty much. I think I would also rate 23...Qg3!!! in S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912 higher. I didn't list it last time because I've seen it so many times now that it seems almost a cliché, but it's still an astonishing move. (There are some stunning Qg6!!! moves, such as in
   May-18-12 T Abrahamyan vs A Kats, 2012
Alphonse1973: 35.Qe8: Ouch! That hurts! Overall combined with all the manoeuvres, White has played an excellent game.
   May-11-12 Anand vs Gelfand, 2012 (replies)
Alphonse1973: A rare opening line. At first I didn't understand it. I thought after (9) d5 White won a piece; but then I saw Black has (9)...a6, then realized that (9)...Qa5 is much better! Black is menacing the Bishop at b5 and Bxc3+ with check and menacing the Rook at a1. I'm not an ...
   May-10-12 Botvinnik vs Ragozin, 1927 (replies)
Alphonse1973: <brankat: V.Ragozin was only 3 years older than M.Botvinnik, and at the time of the above game...> At the time of the above game Ragozin was nineteen and Botvinnik sixteen. Botvinnik, three years younger, was a genius: look at the score of his games with Ragozin: ...
   May-10-12 Karpov vs J Bellon Lopez, 1973 (replies)
Alphonse1973: <henrilin> You can see both games, with comments, here:
   Apr-17-12 Caruana vs Negi, 2011 (replies)
Alphonse1973: White should have played 58.Bf6, menacing mate. If 58...Kh5, then it's mate like this: 59.Rh8+ Kg4 60.Rh4 mate.
   Mar-19-12 K O'Brien vs D Salter, 2008 (replies)
Alphonse1973: Pun for this game: "We Need to Talk About K."
   Mar-03-12 T Brandhorst vs A Lecaros, 1999 (replies)
   Feb-27-12 Ljubojevic vs Andersson, 1976 (replies)
   Feb-06-12 Morphy vs T J Bryan, 1859 (replies)
   Dec-12-11 E Bykova vs N Gaprindashvili, 1962
   Nov-29-11 Hoang Thi Bao Tram vs Xu Tong, 2011 (replies)
   Nov-14-11 Fischer vs Euwe, 1957 (replies)
   Nov-07-11 Aron Nimzowitsch (replies)
   Nov-06-11 Le Quang Liem vs Dominguez Perez, 2011 (replies)
   Sep-17-11 Eljanov vs Leko, 2010
   Sep-03-11 Zherebukh vs R Felgaer, 2011 (replies)
   Aug-31-11 E Postny vs P H Nielsen, 2011
   Aug-31-11 World Cup (2011) (replies)
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