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Member since Sep-25-06 · Last seen Jan-22-21
Hello everybody. My name is Alfonso and I am from Spain. Some of my favourite players are Fischer, Capablanca, Alekhine, Morphy and the Romantics (Mac Donnell, Labourdonnais, Anderssen, Pillsbury), Lasker, Rubinstein, Nimzovitch, Reti (and the Hypermodernists), Botvinnik (and the Soviet School). I like also Karpov. (I don't mean to suggest that Kasparov is not a good player. I learnt to play chess at eleven, in 1984. When Karpov and Kasparov played in my country in 1987, I used to support Karpov.) You can add to the list Anand and Carlsen. In short, I like: -Romantic players.
- Positional games la Capablanca, Karpov or Petrosian. -Ficher is my favourite player, and then possibly come Botvinnik, Capablanca, and the aforementioned. -Tal: I like him too. He was maybe apart from the "official" Russian School, so to say. It is for something he was called the Magician of Riga!

   Llera has kibitzed 83 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-30-20 J P Wallace vs Taimanov, 1995
Llera: Good Game of John Paul Wallace, who was 19 years old when he played this game against the veteran (69 years old; he died at 90 in 2016) Mark Taimanov, one of the strongest players of the world.
   Nov-04-20 kevin86 chessforum
Llera: Good morning, Kevin86. Here is your collection of "The longest games with more than 75 moves" (or "Marathon games"): Game Collection: marathon games I think you missed this two games (both with 133 moves; both longest decisive game featuring a (past, current or future), world ...
   Nov-02-20 Furman vs Smejkal, 1971
Llera: <FSR> "Black wins easily with various other 91st moves". Yes, for example with 91...Bd4!! 92.Nxd4 92...Kf2! -+
   Oct-18-20 Kramnik vs Timman, 1995
Llera: <LoveThatJoker> After 30...Qg7 31. Qd2 Rbd7 32. Bxd5 Rxd5 33. Qxd5 Rxd5 34. Nf6+ Qxf6 35. Rxf6 Ra5 36. Re4 b5 37. Re7 Rxa4 White wins with 38.Ra7, winning the bishop. After 38...Ra1+ 39.Kg2, if 39...Bb7+, then Black loses his bishop with 40.Rxb7. Or (after 38.Ra7), 38...Bc8 ...
   Oct-02-20 Morozevich vs J Rowson, 1999 (replies)
Llera: <tpstar> In your analysis, after 27.Rh6+ Kf5, after 28.Qg5+?? Or 28.Rg5??, of course Black plays 28...Bxg5 and White loses the Queen or the Rook. You must have had a typo; the right variation is: 26...Rf7? 27.Qh6+ Kf5 28. Qg6+ Kf4 29.Qg4+ Ke3 30.Re1+ Kf2 31. Rhf1 mate.
   Sep-01-20 Wouter Spoelman
Llera: Didn't he ever play against his distante cousin Jonathan Speelman? So, isnt'it a Spoelman-Speelman game?
   May-18-20 S Webb vs F Baumbach, 1999
Llera: After 44...Nf6, The natural plan of advancing White's king to the centre allows Black enough time to capture The a-pawn, sacrifice his knight for the g-pawn, and hurry with his King for the opposite Flank, to enforce a drawn endgame of King+wrong Bishop+ h pawn vs King. "Here I spent ...
   May-14-20 S Williams vs M Simons, 1999 (replies)
Llera: <Llera> The Game Williams-Simons, 1999, started with 1.f3 e5 2.Kf2 d5 and White won in 40 moves. The Game Sinclair-Knight, 1973, started with 1.d3 d5 2.Kd2 e5 and White won in 50 moves. Compare the two games!
   May-12-20 Tihomir Toshkov
Llera: <notyetagm>[Toshkov-Russek] : 16. e5! With the double threat 17.exd6 and 17.Qxg6. Black thinks that with his next move he will refute White's move: 16...Nxe5 (Refutation?), but... 17.f4! (Counter-refutation!!) The black Knight is trapped in the middle of the board!!!! The ...
   May-09-20 P Dely vs E Varnusz, 1961 (replies)
Llera: 12.Bc5!! is based on the tactical 12...dxc5 13.Na5 Qd4 14.Rd1. If Black does not react swiftly, 13.0-0-0 coupled with 14. Rd4 decides. This game -and this variations- appear in Amatzia Avni's book "Devious Chess".
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