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   LRLeighton has kibitzed 95 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-18-23 E E Book vs Kashdan, 1937
LRLeighton: Book overlooked that he could play the Bxd6 line a move earlier. After 27. Bxd6, white has all the winning chances and black has to play accurately to draw. Of course, good players are lucky, but Kashdan was definitely lucky in this one.
   Aug-31-23 A M Bicer vs E Tarlabasi, 2023
LRLeighton: Black either lost this game on time or resigned in a dead drawn position.
   Jul-29-23 Euwe vs S Landau, 1939
LRLeighton: Not to take anything away from Euwe -- I think that he is underrated, and as Alekhine noted, he was an excellent tactician -- but 11.Bxe6 was likely opening prep. Euwe was a noted theoretician, and an expert on the Slav. He and Landau were friends, and interestingly, Landau had ...
   Jun-25-23 S Bekker-Jensen vs S B Hansen, 2006
LRLeighton: Black missed 43...Nde3+! 44 Rxe3, Qxg3+! 45 fxg3, Nxe3+ winning the queen back and leaving black an exchange up. If 45 Kf1 (or Kh1), then 45...Nxe3 anyway.
   Jun-16-23 Mamedyarov vs Vitiugov, 2017
LRLeighton: Both 14. Qc2 and 14. Qe2 are acceptable moves. The idea behind 14. Qc2, c5 15. Rad1 is to meet 15...Qc7 with Geller's idea 16. d5!. A typical line would be 16...exd5 17. Be5, Qd8 (or d7) 18. Ng5, when white is threatening Bxf6 followed by mate, and black's queen is awkwardly ...
   Jun-10-23 Geller vs D Ciric, 1961
LRLeighton: This is such a typical Geller game. Maximalist style, central breakthrough, each move in the middlegame a threat, tactics in support of the general strategy. This game made a huge impression on me when I first started studying the Catalan. It's a great example of how one can get ...
   Apr-26-23 F Olafsson vs Tolush, 1953
LRLeighton: Not that it mattered in the end, but Tolush overlooked the kill-shot, 32...Rxb2+ 33 Kxb2, Qc3+ 34 Kb1, Bd3+ 35 Rxd3, Qxd3+ 36 Nc2, b3 37 axb3, Rc8 winning. Material briefly winds up even, but white cannot save his king.
   Apr-21-23 Nepomniachtchi vs Ding Liren, 2023 (replies)
LRLeighton: 38..Nd2 was definitely a draw.
   Apr-19-23 Nepomniachtchi vs Ding Liren, 2023 (replies)
LRLeighton: I'm a little surprised that there hasn't been more discussion of a major reason why Ding has had so many losses -- he has been in bad to outright terrible time trouble almost every game (his win in Game 3 was an obvious exception). I'm not sure if he has just gotten used to ...
   Apr-14-23 Nepomniachtchi - Ding World Championship Match (2023) (replies)
LRLeighton: Re Tal Hypnosis -- the stories originated with Korchnoi, who was friends with Tal when they were young. Korchnoi would volunteer (sometimes in a conspiratorial whisper) to interested parties that Tal was a master of hypnosis. He thought that it was really funny that people ...
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