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J.A. Topfke
Member since Aug-27-03 · Last seen Jul-16-10
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   J.A. Topfke has kibitzed 56 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jul-07-10 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
J.A. Topfke: "Their only 'complaint' is that Magnus's facial expression is very similar in all the shots." That's the Blue Steel look.
   Jun-21-07 Rybka vs Zappa, 2007 (replies)
J.A. Topfke: I believe the winning procedure, according to the tablebases, is to bring the king around to the short side.
   Jun-14-07 Candidates Match: Grischuk - Rublevsky (2007) (replies)
J.A. Topfke: I think Aronian should look over his shoulder because every picture I see it looks like Caoili is making eyes at Aronian's second, Vladimir Potkin. Here's one where they're sitting shoulder-to-shoulder. Really, is it necessary for them to ...
   Jun-07-06 Von Scheve vs Teichmann, 1907 (replies)
J.A. Topfke: I was just playing through the game in Chernev’s book when I noticed the line already mentioned 18.Bxf7+!. After 18…Kf8 (18…Kxf7 leads to a forced draw as previously pointed out) 19.Bf4 Qxf4 20.Bh5! (cited above) it does appear to me that White can keep fighting. If, in ...
   Nov-27-05 A Istratescu vs Ftacnik, 2005
J.A. Topfke: I suppose the opening of this game was rather predictable. Istratescu likes to play the English and Ftacnik is well known as a Hedgehog specialist. Perhaps some of the stronger players can comment on the common strategic ideas of the Hedgehog. The novelty appears to be 12.a4 to ...
   Oct-23-05 Leonhardt vs Burn, 1911 (replies)
J.A. Topfke: My guess is that 16…Kh8 is a waiting move. Perhaps he can try something like 16…Ne7 but the point is White’s pawn center doesn’t allow Black to place any of his pieces in the center of the board. 18.Kh1 doesn’t seem necessary. Maybe attacking with 18.g5 Nh7 (not ...
   Oct-13-05 FIDE World Championship Tournament (2005) (replies)
J.A. Topfke: Round 14 predictions: All draws.
   May-14-05 Philidor vs NN, 1749 (replies)
J.A. Topfke: beenthere240, After the Fritz line 28...Qb3!?, then your idea of 29.f6 is refuted by 29...Nxe5!
   Jan-15-05 Corus Group A (2005) (replies)
J.A. Topfke: Some early pictures of Corus 2005 can be found here:
   Jan-03-05 Viktor Korchnoi (replies)
J.A. Topfke: Korchnoi doesn't look none to happy to lose to Sofia Polgar in this video clip.
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