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HSS
Member since Jun-28-08 · Last seen May-26-12
Toledo is where I live.

My favorite players are Fischer, Karpov, Kasparov, and Petrosian.


   HSS has kibitzed 7 times to chessgames  
   Jun-30-08 Balashov vs Polugaevsky, 1976 (replies)
 
HSS: Out of fairness to Korchnoi, he wasn't the only one to suspect the game might have been rigged. Lubomir Kavalek said in an article in "Chess Life and Review" back in late 1976 that the circumstantial evidence suggested the game MIGHT have been thrown. Kavalek pointed out that ...
 
   Jun-29-08 Portisch vs Spassky, 1977 (replies)
 
HSS: A point that was made about this game was that here was a case where a former world champion (Spassky) had a virtually lost position after just 15 moves without making any obvious mistakes.
 
   Jun-29-08 Petrosian vs Sosonko, 1976 (replies)
 
HSS: This was one of Petrosian's better wins that year.
 
   Jun-29-08 Larsen vs Portisch, 1976 (replies)
 
HSS: The endgame from this game is discussed in Pal Benko's Psychology in the Endgame. Larsen no doubt was pleased to score a win against one of his perennial rivals, but then Portisch was paired against him in the quarterfinals of the 1977 Candidates Matches... ...and that match went "quite
 
   Jun-29-08 Kavalek vs Tal, 1979
 
HSS: I recall reading somewhere that some people suspected that a reason Tal took a quick draw against Kavalek here was because Tal did not want to win this game for it would have jeopardized Karpov's chances for first place. But on the other hand (!) a counterpoint that's been made was that
 
   Jun-29-08 Tal vs Kavalek, 1979 (replies)
 
HSS: This was the first time Kavalek and Tal ever played! That was a bit of a surprise. Of course, they played each other a second time in this tournament but that was a short draw.
 
   Jun-29-08 Karpov vs Larsen, 1979 (replies)
 
HSS: If I'm not mistaken, this game won the second brillancy prize at Montreal--not the first. First prize went to Tal for one of his two wins against Spassky I believe. I'm fairly sure of that. Nonetheless, this game was the sensation of the tournament with little doubt.
 
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