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Bartimaeus
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   Bartimaeus has kibitzed 396 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-05-13 Keene vs N J Kalton, 1963 (replies)
 
Bartimaeus: Black seems to be preparing for a long castle in this position which is not yet quite out of the opening. The material is equal and black also has a pin on the white knight. However, this pin is shallow and a tactical weakness which can be exploited. Bxf7+ is too tempting to ...
 
   Nov-01-13 B Vladimirov vs Simagin, 1963 (replies)
 
Bartimaeus: A very interesting middle game position today. Though material is equal, there are some nice positional imbalances. White rules the h-file and post Rh8+, the king can be driven into an uncomfortable position. Black threatens the Queen and through it the weak b2 pawn. However, the
 
   Oct-30-13 Nezhmetdinov vs L Lengyel, 1963 (replies)
 
Bartimaeus: The black king is nicely trapped in the middle of a well-spun web by White. Sacs don't really finish the job. However, the Knight check is a powerful move driving the King to either mate or ending up losing the Queen via discovered check. A) 50. Nd5+ Kd6/7/8 51. Nxb4+ and the ...
 
   Oct-29-13 Janowski vs J S Morrison, 1923 (replies)
 
Bartimaeus: Though material is equal, White's R-Q-R battery in the centre is quite disruptive. However, brute force exchanges cause White to wind up on the losing end. A look at other pieces highlights the beautiful Bh6+ which diverts the Knight from its crucial defensive position and wins ...
 
   Oct-28-13 Ponomariov vs Grischuk, 1994 (replies)
 
Bartimaeus: With so many pieces raking the black kingside, heavy pieces playing spectator on the Queenside and the black king totally boxed in, it's just a matter of wrapping things up. Nxg6+ does it neatly. 23. Nxg6+ hxg6 24. Qh4+ Bh6 25. Qxh6# Wonder how Grischuk got into such a mess so ...
 
   Oct-25-13 Robert E Byrne vs Gligoric, 1963 (replies)
 
Bartimaeus: <rickster13 : what if black 24. Qxc1?> 23. Bxc5 Bxg2 24. Bxb6 Qxc1 25. Qxc1 Rdc8 26. Nxg2 Rxc1 27. Rxc1 axb6 28. d7 with the imminent threat of Rc8+ (Na7 fails to Rc7) There doesn't seem to be an easy way to prevent the pawn Queening without losing material and black's DSB ...
 
   Oct-24-13 Rubinstein vs M Hirschbein, 1927 (replies)
 
Bartimaeus: Interesting middlegame position today. White is behind a pawn but if his Knight can get to f6, then he can cause real bother. Moreover, the long diagonal is commanded by the Queen. Evaluating these aspects, enabling Nf6+ seems critical but that is infeasible because of the Knight
 
   Oct-22-13 Smyslov vs N Padevsky, 1963 (replies)
 
Bartimaeus: White has built up a terrific position with black's army running around in disjointed fashion. There is nice threat of winning Black's queen if white can move his Knight away with a check. However, black has his counter threat of Nf3+ forking Queen and King and this has to be ...
 
   Oct-21-13 Shirov vs M Al Sayed, 2013 (replies)
 
Bartimaeus: Rook sac today instead of the traditional Queen sac. No difference to the outcome though. Black's mated quite neatly. 32. Ra4+ Kxa4 33. Rxa6#
 
   Oct-18-13 A Z Kapengut vs V Tukmakov, 1963 (replies)
 
Bartimaeus: A queenless middlegame position today. Though material is equal, Black has boxed the White king into a corner. If black can castle, then he'd really be able to get all pieces swarming on the white king. This could either lead to mate or winning of major material. However, black's
 
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