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Member since Aug-13-09 · Last seen Nov-25-20
Just a woodpusher coming back to the game after a long absence...
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   BwanaVa has kibitzed 118 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-13-20 A Mengarini vs Reshevsky, 1951
BwanaVa: I did some looking, and believe that Petrosianic is refering not to Horowitz-Denker 1942 but to Reshevsky-Horowitz 1942, which was a last round game where Horowitz could not put Reshevsky away and allowed a draw which put Reshevsky into a tie with Kashdan for first. Reshevsky won ...
   Nov-13-20 Reshevsky vs I A Horowitz, 1942
BwanaVa: The game that allowed Reshevsky to tie for first. The story:
   Aug-03-20 McShane vs Z Andriasian, 2017 (replies)
BwanaVa: Regarding the opening...this is a Closed Sicilian, not a Kings Indian Attack.
   May-11-20 FIDE Online Steinitz Memorial (2020) (replies)
BwanaVa: I have read that the 19th century player Louis Paulsen played so slowly in a time before clocks that Paul Morphy was literally in tears of frustration during some of their games. Also, from Smithsonian Magazine: "Morphy entered the First American Chess Congress, held on October 5,
   Apr-30-20 Ding Liren vs Carlsen, 2020 (replies)
BwanaVa: The finish is 30. Qb4+ Kd5 31. f3 (cutting off the e4 square) and black has to sacrifice his queen to avoid mate.
   Apr-05-20 Reti vs Tartakower, 1919
BwanaVa: A Classics 21 game at for 4.5.2020.
   Apr-04-20 Benko vs Bisguier, 1964
BwanaVa: Delightful example of how to accept then get rid of a backward d-pawn in the KIA.
   Mar-10-20 H Johner vs Nimzowitsch, 1931 (replies)
BwanaVa: I went with 25. Nc6. So would Nimzo. ;-)
   Mar-04-20 J Mieses vs Von Scheve, 1887 (replies)
BwanaVa: Stacase...after 32...Qa3+ its mate in one, so why not resign?
   Feb-07-20 A H T dos Santos Fier vs R Aloma Vidal, 2018 (replies)
BwanaVa: OK, white sacrificed a bishop, a rook, and was ready to sac another rook to gain mate in one of the best known attack patterns...and black is 2400+ Does anyone else suspect collusion?
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