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FM David H. Levin
Member since Jul-10-20 · Last seen Sep-23-22
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   FM David H. Levin has kibitzed 77 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-23-22 C Purdy vs G McIntosh, 1936
 
FM David H. Levin: <marcelete: Gaius was a man or woman? thanks. Best wishes!> Gaius was male.
 
   Aug-27-22 Robert James Fischer (replies)
 
FM David H. Levin: <diceman: <fredthebear: but we craved game reports. We had ABC, CBS, NBC and Public TV> It was on Public TV in the NY area.> I recall that WNET covered in real time the entire first playing session of each game, which could last up to five hours (!). The host ...
 
   Aug-14-22 Anton Smirnov
 
FM David H. Levin: <FM David H. Levin: I hadn't heard of "double GM norm." I surmise that it might mean a performance rating of at least 2700. Can someone advise as to the conditions for such a norm.> I found the answer at https://handbook.fide.com/chapter/B... , section 1.23b: a norm ...
 
   Jun-22-22 B Finegold vs K Sorenson, 1982 (replies)
 
FM David H. Levin: After 19. Bb6+ axb6 20. Qxb6+ Kc8 21. Rac1+ Kb8, my line continued 22. Qc7+ Ka7 23. Rc6, leaving Black without an adequate defense to 24. Ra6 mate. Thus, I also utilized a pin of the b-pawn, but along a rank instead of a file, and using a rook instead of the bishop. (I'm ...
 
   Jun-20-22 S Prokofiev vs D Oistrakh, 1937
 
FM David H. Levin: It seems to me that White's conduct of the early middlegame was at too fast a tempo. Some examples: 13. Qh6--This forced Black's king in the direction he would have gone anyway, whereas White's queen withdraws five moves later without having accomplished much. 15. ...
 
   May-28-22 Edmund MacDonald (replies)
 
FM David H. Levin: <MissScarlett>: Reading your comment reminded me of a simul that Tigran Petrosian gave at the Westfield (New Jersey, USA) Chess Club in the late 1970s. Among the participants was Mike Valvo, who certainly was IM strength although it would be a year or two before he ...
 
   May-23-22 Euwe vs G Welling, 1976 (replies)
 
FM David H. Levin: <samvega: 17. Qc3 seems to threaten Qxg7# and b4,c5.> That seems to work. After 17. Qc3, Black could try mixing it up with 17...Rf6 18. b4 Rg6 (Threatening 19...Qxf3.) 19. Kh1 Rae8 20. bxc5 Re4 (Threatening 21...Reg4 22. Rg1 Rxg2 23. Rxg2 Qxh3+.), but 21. Nh2 seems ...
 
   May-19-22 Henry Chicken
 
FM David H. Levin: Had he lived a century later, he almost certainly would have suffered hearing from many a disgruntled loser, "Just you wait, Henry Chicken, just you wait!"
 
   May-16-22 Nimzowitsch vs G Fluss, 1907 (replies)
 
FM David H. Levin: <Mate Hunter: 16.Nxc6!! and White won a piece or mate. 16...bxc6 would be better than 16...Rxd1??> 16...bxc6 prolongs the game, but 17.c5 should still win. If 17...Rd5, then 18.Ba6+ clears the way for 19.Qf3 and if needed, Qg2.
 
   May-06-22 Alan Kantor (replies)
 
FM David H. Levin: The U. S. Chess Federation's website (at http://www.uschess.org/msa/MbrDtlTn... ) indicates that Alan resides in Tennessee and most recently played an over-the-board event in February of this year.
 
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