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Magic Pawn
Member since Oct-19-04 · Last seen Mar-17-11
So far, I am only an amateur chess enthusiast, playing as a hobby. I find as much pleasure in analysing master games as playing myself. When analysing games, I try to understand the logic behind the game: strategies and positional advantages and weaknesses.

Being more a student of the game than a serious player, my comments should be viewed with a lot of criticism, which, as well as answers to my questions, I would appreciate very much.

   Magic Pawn has kibitzed 4 times to chessgames  
   Sep-04-08 Larsen vs J H Donner, 1969 (replies)
Magic Pawn: No spectacular combinations, but a strategic offensive play, which I dream I could play. Larsen's key advantage was the control of the e-file which enabled invasion of the 7th rank and attack on the Black's King. Amazingly, although he had all of his four pieces active and ...
   Aug-23-08 Bagirov vs I Kesanen, 1992
Magic Pawn: It seems to me that White's determination to hold firm control over b-file was decisive. Am I right? Besides, it seems strange that Black's attack on the White King with 4 pieces (!) fails. At least, each possible attempt to assault the White King that comes to my mind fails.
   Feb-24-08 Fischer vs D C Kumro, 1964 (replies)
Magic Pawn: notyetagm: <Fischer (White) merely needs a way to bring his queen into contact with this <LOOSE> g7-square to create mate threats, which is exactly what 29 Rg7xh7+! does.> I am not sure if there isn't a misunderstanding here. Fischer played this combination on move ...
   Nov-29-04 Blackburne vs Mackenzie, 1882 (replies)
Magic Pawn: Here we have a creative mating combination. But what has made it possible? First, the loser's, White's, mistakes. As pointed out before, it seems that all bagan on move 13. when White created three weaknesses in succession: first, unprotected Bc4, then backwards pawn f3, and, ...
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