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Alyosha Karamazov
Member since Sep-02-03 · Last seen Dec-18-03
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   Alyosha Karamazov has kibitzed 17 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-12-03 A Smitten vs Prince Dadian, 1896 (replies)
Alyosha Karamazov: One of the best things about is their frequent demonstration of the rollicking good time one can have in playing King's Gambit Accepted. Every game with that opening seemes to be either humorous or mind-boggling or both.
   Dec-12-03 O Rodriguez Vargas vs F Olafsson, 1978 (replies)
Alyosha Karamazov: Pardon me for asking what may be painfully obvious to others, but why didn't white take the Knight on move 26? I.e. 26. gxh4 Qxf4+ 27. Kh1 (or Kg1) ...what happens next?
   Nov-17-03 Kasparov vs X3D Fritz, 2003 (replies)
Alyosha Karamazov: "How to beat the living daylights out of a computer," by Garry Kasparov. 1. Make a nice closed pawn structure. 2. Make a plan. 3. Make quiet, perfect moves to develop the plan. 4. Drop the plan's conclusion on the silly but completely unemotional CPU like a ton of ...
   Nov-14-03 X3D Fritz vs Kasparov, 2003 (replies)
Alyosha Karamazov: For you real clever (or Fritz-equipped) folks, would 27. ... Ne7 have been substantially better than 27. ... Qg6 ?
   Nov-10-03 Steinitz vs Paulsen, 1870 (replies)
Alyosha Karamazov: Yeah, the opening royal wanderlust is mysteriously successful. But I'm wondering about the series of moves that close the game. 28. Qa5 is sure tempting, but I guess it doesn't pan out the way Steinitz's plan did. Guess that's why he was world champ, not me!
   Nov-05-03 L Tolstoy vs A Maude, 1906 (replies)
Alyosha Karamazov: Can anyone confirm whether this was Lev Tolsoy or not? A quick internet search reveals that a couple with the last name 'Maude' translated a number of Tolstoy's works into English.
   Nov-05-03 C de Ronde vs H Kamstra, 1938 (replies)
Alyosha Karamazov: Complicated pawn structure, knights hopping all over the place, huge sacrifices that are not part of a mating combination and do not immediately win material... this is indeed a bewildering game. Did de Ronde see 45. Rxf6! as far back as when he sacked his queen on move ...
   Oct-24-03 Spielmann vs R L'hermet, 1927 (replies)
Alyosha Karamazov: Dang! Thanks patzer2. Anyone who got all 5 on their own should get a free ice cream cone or something.
   Oct-02-03 V Nenarokov vs V Sozin, 1925 (replies)
Alyosha Karamazov: So, it seems that nabbing that free pawn out in left field isn't so bad an idea, even though things are so sharp down by White's king. By the way, where can I get a summary of the meaning of all those +, -, =, etc. symbols?
   Oct-01-03 Short vs Z Zhang, 2003 (replies)
Alyosha Karamazov: <NiceMove> I too wonder about 27. Rxf4 (incidentally, you meant move 27, not 14, right?). Does anyone else have an analysis of that move? I'm not so sure about the rest of your continuation as Black would just capture the Knight after Nf7+. It seems Short's ...
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