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Member since May-24-06 · Last seen Jun-17-10
I am an intermediate player living in Poland. My passion for chess cannot be entirely fulfilled due to lack of time. My idols are (what an originality!) Mikhail Tal, Bobby Fischer, Garry Kasparov and maybe Vladimir Kramnik - Petrosian of our times.

   Demostenes has kibitzed 22 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jul-14-08 Wang Hao vs Rublevsky, 2008 (replies)
Demostenes: Would there be any defence to 22.Bxg5?
   Apr-22-07 A Ostapenko vs S Kurkin, 1970 (replies)
Demostenes: I was thinking of the following line: 19.exd6 gxh6 20.gxh6+ Kf8 21.Rg8+ Kxf8 22.dxe7 f5 (?!) 23.Bh5 with the mate to follow. Nevertheless I'm afraid I missed something in my evaluation. Any suggestions where the mistake could me?
   Oct-28-06 Kaidanov vs D B Gurevich, 1997 (replies)
Demostenes: It was easy to spot Be4 (the only reasonable defence to the mating threat) but much more difficult task was to find the right continuation. I was thinking about something like: 15.Be4 fxe4 16.Bxg7 Bxg7 17.Qh5+ Kd8 but one can hardly say it is a satisfying option for white.
   Oct-02-06 Topalov vs Kramnik, 2006 (replies)
Demostenes: Did the players shake hands after the game?
   Sep-18-06 J Mason vs NN, 1900 (replies)
Demostenes: Here is a slightly different finish: 23.Nf6+ gxf6 24.Rg1+ Ng6 25.Rxg6#
   Jul-16-06 P McEvan vs G Kito, 1967 (replies)
Demostenes: <gala.martin> Thanks. I am completely out of form these days so my predictions are rather a matter of intuition than a concrete analysis. ;-)
   Jun-22-06 Movsesian vs Zhu Chen, 1998 (replies)
Demostenes: The most promising line seemed to me: 29.Nxc7 Rxc7 (29...Qxc7?! would have disabled black to capture the b3-pawn with the knight) 30.Bb5 Rf8 (30...Nd7 31.Rxc7 Qxc7 32.f6 and white wins a piece) 31.Rxe7 Rxe7 32.f6 Re2+ 33.Bxe2 Bxf6 However it is hard to say about this ...
   Jun-21-06 D Bryson vs K Arakhamia-Grant, 1999 (replies)
Demostenes: <apawnandafool> Just a response to a concrete move doesn't say a lot. That's why I try to show the whole variation I've 'discovered'. Besides this same 'check' might have quite different consequences in different lines (as I tried to show it in my poor analysis).
   Jun-18-06 Kavalek vs Matulovic, 1966 (replies)
Demostenes: I found a different solution: White could have trapped the black queen (Bg5 and Be2), but at first he has to get rid of the knight on e6 (the defender of the g5 sqare): 19.Nc7!? g5 (the only way to save the queen) 20.Nxa8 and white wins the rook. I have to admit anyway ...
   Jun-17-06 A Istratescu vs Ftacnik, 2005 (replies)
Demostenes: <Tariqov> Thanks. I considered the variation given by you, but finally I came to conclusion that it would be safer just to put constant pressure on the weak queenside pawns (while all the black pieces occupy rather passive positions) rather than taking risk of the one rook ...
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