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Member since Feb-21-06 · Last seen Oct-11-06
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   Alyosha has kibitzed 35 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Oct-11-06 Kramnik - Topalov World Championship Match (2006) (replies)
Alyosha: <PeerGynt> The mystery GM in question was Kasimdzhanov. Morozevich never came out publicly accusing Topalov of cheating, whereas Kasimdzahnov made very clear insinuations of it.
   May-25-06 David Przepiorka (replies)
Alyosha: Przepiorka is best remembered for his compositions, as he was a brilliant problem composer. I'll try to track down some of them and post them here in a few days. (can anyone tell me how to put a chess diagram in the post?)
   Feb-24-06 Smirin vs Kasparov, 1998 (replies)
Alyosha: It does look like he was toying with him, doesn't it? :) Although it's also possible that he kept making those knight checks to stall a bit while he focused on one of the other games that was giving him more trouble. I was fortunate enough to watch this game when it was played in ...
   Feb-23-06 Levon Aronian (replies)
Alyosha: (as an example of yet another mistake, note his comment that "decent moves are not very numerous" in closed positions, which is why humans can do better than computers in closed positions. In fact it is open positions when the decent moves become less numerous, closed positions tend
   Feb-23-06 Aronian vs Svidler, 2006 (replies)
Alyosha: A very small pull for White, but I agree that a draw is by far the most likely outcome. But still, a lot more of the game remains to be played (hopefully they won't agree to an early draw), so anything can happen.
   Feb-23-06 Topalov vs Radjabov, 2006 (replies)
Alyosha: Radjabov seems to do better with Black when playing against the very best. He has wins now against Kasparov, Anand, and Topalov -- all with the Black pieces!
   Feb-22-06 Aronian vs Topalov, 2006 (replies)
Alyosha: <truthhurts: It reminds me Aronian not resigning against Van Wely at Corus.> This comment betrays a fundamental lack of endgame knowledge; Topalov's defensive task was not so simple, and he had to defend very accurately to secure the draw. Any top GM would have played on ...
   Feb-21-06 Morelia-Linares (2006) (replies)
Alyosha: Thank you Jim :)
   Feb-21-06 Peter Leko (replies)
Alyosha: <tamar> Very interesting observation.
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