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Jamboree
Member since Mar-10-10 · Last seen Jun-26-22
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   Jamboree has kibitzed 420 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jun-03-22 W Pollock vs T C Gibbons, 1888 (replies)
 
Jamboree: 30. ... Qg6!! is an amazing move -- threatens checkmate on g1, prevents checkmate on e8, threatens to take the bishop on d3, and hangs the queen -- all at the same time! If white tries 31. Rg3, then 31. ... Qxd3! sacs the queen yet again, forcing mate whether it's accepted or not.
 
   Mar-06-22 Z Varga vs S Kustar, 1993 (replies)
 
Jamboree: After 17. Nd5, I originally though that black could reply with 17. ... Nxd4!?, leading to a seemingly interesting position after 18. Nxe7 Nxe2+ 19. Kh1 Kxe7 -- black now has three minor pieces for the queen. But then I saw 20. Qg4! which wins a piece back, and the game. Oh well. A ...
 
   Feb-23-22 J Kristiansen vs Deep Blue, 1993 (replies)
 
Jamboree: This brings up an interesting question: When was the last time that a human player defeated a computer program playing at full strength? In the '60s and '70s, chess-playing computers were laughably weak. Starting in the '80s, the best ones could play at Expert or Master strength. ...
 
   Jan-26-22 M Efroimski vs E Rosen, 2022
 
Jamboree: The position after 20. Ba5!?! is highly amusing -- Marsel activates almost all her pieces...on the a-file! As of the 20th move, when the battle for control of the center is supposed to be at its most intense, the a-file has two knights, two rooks, a bishop and two pawns on it -- ...
 
   Dec-19-21 E Rosen vs S Lang, 2019 (replies)
 
Jamboree: <FSR: This game ties with E Szalanczy vs Thi Mai Hung Nguyen, 2009 and D Anton Guijarro vs A Franco, 2011 for the record for most queens (six) on the board at once.> Perhaps, but I nominate this game as unique in the history of chess for having the greatest point-value on the
 
   Dec-17-21 Savon vs Gurgenidze, 1971 (replies)
 
Jamboree: <Honey Blend: In the final position, Black must take care not to play the careless 38. ... ♖c1?, leading to a perpetual after 39. ♖xb7+ ♔a8 40. ♖b8+ etc.> No one has yet pointed out the reason why white resigned, which is not instantaneously noticeable: 38. Qb1 ...
 
   Nov-25-21 Saitek Brute Force vs B Kieboom, 1994 (replies)
 
Jamboree: <madhatter5: 32.♕xf7! is a very nice combination.> Yeah, but only if black cooperates with 32. .. KxQ? Can't black instead almost force a draw by simply walking away from the "free" queen with 32. ...Kh6!!? ? Now Black is threatening (at a minimum) Bh2+ Kh1 Bg3+ etc. for a ...
 
   Nov-15-21 F Rakotomaharo vs Movsesian, 2019 (replies)
 
Jamboree: The pun, I think, refers to Sergei Rachmaninoff, the famous Russian classical music composer -- "Sergei: Rak, Man, I'm Off" is close to "Sergei Rachmaninoff," I guess. Although what this game has to do with Rachmaninoff or classical music is anybody's guess.
 
   Nov-08-21 S Sjugirov vs Vitiugov, 2021
 
Jamboree: This was by far the most interesting game of this entire tournament. Although it ended up a draw, it was the most hard-fought and lopsided draw I've ever seen. I'll give two exclams to the queen sac 36.Qxf4!!, which functions as both a defensive and and offensive sacrifice. From ...
 
   Oct-23-21 Blackburne vs Steinitz, 1876 (replies)
 
Jamboree: Another interesting try leading to a similarly bizarre endgame would be 46...Ng4+?! (looks good at first but leads to nearly fatal 7th-rank weaknesses) 47. Rxg4 Qxg4 48. Rf7+! Qd7!? (stops mate at the cost of a queen) 49. Rxd7+ Kxd7 50. Qxh3+ Kc7 51. Qg2 Ra4 52. Qxg7+ Kb6... ...and
 
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