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   MidnightDuffer has kibitzed 208 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Feb-18-05 Miles vs F Ullrich, 1984 (replies)
MidnightDuffer: Anthony Miles, a great all-around player, original, has embellished many openings with his own ideas, here to the Queen's Gambit Accepted 3. e4 versus the usual 3. Nf3 which one will often see the likes of Spassky play since this is what conventional wisdom dictates; Miles ...
   Feb-18-05 Mikhailuk vs Akobian, 2002
MidnightDuffer: This is not 34. ...Qc5 a three fold repetition Draw; but Chessmaster 9000 says it is!! It gets close to it but no draw; perhaps I am the one mistaken.
   Feb-18-05 Kim S Commons (replies)
MidnightDuffer: Commons and Dieter Mohrlock ; both of these players had some good playing days, though it is not that well known, between them, wins against Anand, Schmid and Nunn,
   Feb-18-05 R Fuchs vs Uhlmann, 1980
MidnightDuffer: Uhlmann is so helpful in his book; always talking about trading off pieces, in this game, White's Queen and pawns vs. Black's Rook and Bishop and pawns wins the endgame; Uhlmann makes a game effort of it; Another thing occassionally seen in the French is the White Queen ...
   Feb-18-05 T Weinberger vs F Street, 1976 (replies)
MidnightDuffer: I got it, not to difficult, my follow up on just checking it out, though would have been wrong, I might believe mate was in the air and give another check with the Bishop on the h file rather than going for the material. Black must go for the material here, not to give ...
   Feb-17-05 A Caveney vs N Bezaleel, 2002
MidnightDuffer: It would be interesting to compare this Bird's opening to others, I think, they are playing it close to the book. On another subject, dog gone, White is down 2 pawns, Move 29. Should be 29. Rxe4! getting one pawn back and possibly another in site, the King would have to ...
   Feb-17-05 T Abrahamyan vs T Vayserberg, 2004
MidnightDuffer: I wished to add on; because it is not clear from what I wrote, that the game in the Nov. Chess Life, Var won, an elegant game, unsure of all the details, I left that out. It is pertinent to this game, because of similar playing styles, with the opening [C02] at the World ...
   Feb-17-05 V G Kirillov vs Blankstein, 1938 (replies)
MidnightDuffer: I don't mean to draw a blank, but I haven't seen many games here where the Queen gets trapped in such a succinct manor, well done, Black had to see this ahead of time!
   Feb-17-05 K Yee vs Akobian, 2001 (replies)
MidnightDuffer: Yee decides he doesn't want the straightforward McCutcheon variation with 5. e5 h6 as in this prototypical game from Monte Carlo J Mortimer vs Gunsberg, 1902 ; this page too, has information that has been stated on the MacCutcheon Variation page, interesting, ...
   Feb-17-05 Tatev Abrahamyan (replies)
MidnightDuffer: Like Akobian, of Armenian descent, living in SoCal; if my geography is correct.
   Feb-17-05 T Enkhbat vs S Muhammad, 2004
   Feb-15-05 Aeroflot Open (2005) (replies)
   Feb-14-05 Scandinavian (B01) (replies)
   Feb-14-05 Umberto Scotti (replies)
   Feb-13-05 Robert Bellin (replies)
   Feb-12-05 David Przepiorka (replies)
   Feb-12-05 Saemisch vs Przepiorka, 1922
   Feb-12-05 Borislav Kostic (replies)
   Feb-10-05 Tarrasch vs Lasker, 1908 (replies)
   Feb-10-05 Spassky vs Seirawan, 1982 (replies)
   Feb-10-05 Pirc vs Benko, 1948 (replies)
   Feb-09-05 Alexander V Ivanov vs Ashley, 1995
   Feb-09-05 Alexander Vladimirovich Ivanov (replies)
   Feb-08-05 Bronstein vs Uhlmann, 1971 (replies)
   Jan-31-05 Vladimir Simagin (replies)
   Jan-28-05 Napoleon Bonaparte vs The Turk, 1809 (replies)
   Jan-28-05 Spassky vs Tal, 1958 (replies)
   Jan-26-05 Topalov vs Judit Polgar, 2005 (replies)
   Jan-25-05 I Sokolov vs Morozevich, 2005 (replies)
   Jan-24-05 Ioannis Papaioannou (replies)
   Jan-24-05 Jaroslav Hybl (replies)
   Jan-23-05 Alexander Kazimirovich Tolush (replies)
   Jan-23-05 Pal Benko (replies)
   Jan-22-05 Botvinnik vs Reshevsky, 1948 (replies)
   Jan-22-05 L Bruzon Batista vs Anand, 2005 (replies)
   Jan-22-05 Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 (replies)
   Jan-22-05 Fischer vs Benko, 1962 (replies)
   Jan-21-05 Szabo vs Benko, 1951 (replies)
   Jan-21-05 Beliavsky vs Spassky, 1980 (replies)
   Jan-20-05 Smyslov vs Bondarevsky, 1941 (replies)
   Jan-20-05 Alexander Alekhine (replies)
   Jan-20-05 William Ritson-Morry (replies)
   Jan-19-05 Irving Chernev (replies)
   Jan-19-05 Victor J Frias Pablaza (replies)
   Jan-19-05 Kramnik vs Anand, 2001 (replies)
   Jan-19-05 Ernst Falkbeer (replies)
   Jan-19-05 S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912 (replies)
   Jan-18-05 Wilson (replies)
   Jan-18-05 W Hartmann vs Uhlmann, 1986 (replies)
   Jan-18-05 Ponomariov vs Leko, 2005 (replies)
   Jan-18-05 Karpov vs Uhlmann, 1973 (replies)
   Jan-18-05 Stein vs Uhlmann, 1971 (replies)
   Jan-17-05 L Johnston vs L Rerabkova, 2000
   Jan-17-05 Leko vs Svidler, 2005 (replies)
   Jan-16-05 Larry Melvyn Evans (replies)
   Jan-16-05 Arshak B Petrosian (replies)
   Jan-16-05 Euwe vs Larry Evans, 1951 (replies)
   Jan-16-05 Short vs Miles, 1984 (replies)
   Jan-16-05 Kramnik vs Topalov, 2005 (replies)
   Jan-15-05 Blackburne vs Tinsley, 1899 (replies)
   Jan-15-05 Adianto vs Fritz, 2005 (replies)
   Jan-14-05 Karpov vs Short, 1995
   Jan-14-05 P Trifunovic vs Gligoric, 1953 (replies)
   Jan-14-05 Fred Reinfeld (replies)
   Jan-12-05 Richter-Veresov Attack (D01) (replies)
   Jan-12-05 Rubinstein vs Levenfish, 1911 (replies)
   Jan-12-05 R Payne vs H Westerman, 2001 (replies)
   Jan-12-05 D Barron vs P Gardner, 2001 (replies)
   Jan-12-05 Lu Wei vs Xia Yu, 2001
   Jan-10-05 Jim A Diamond (replies)
   Jan-08-05 Smyslov vs M Katetov, 1946 (replies)
   Jan-08-05 H Brehmer vs F Menz, 1999
   Jan-07-05 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
   Jan-06-05 Factor vs I A Horowitz, 1928
   Jan-06-05 H Rossetto vs I A Horowitz, 1945
   Jan-06-05 Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1948 (replies)
   Jan-06-05 Philidor vs NN, 1790 (replies)
   Jan-05-05 Robert James Fischer (replies)
   Jan-05-05 Jose Raul Capablanca (replies)
   Jan-04-05 Walter Shawn Browne (replies)
   Jan-04-05 Browne vs L Christiansen, 1977 (replies)
   Jan-04-05 Antoaneta Stefanova (replies)
   Jan-04-05 Edward Lasker (replies)
   Jan-04-05 Pamplona Tournament (2004) (replies)
   Jan-03-05 Lombardy vs I A Horowitz, 1955
   Jan-03-05 Korchnoi vs P H Nielsen, 2005 (replies)
   Jan-03-05 Viktor Korchnoi (replies)
   Jan-02-05 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav (D43) (replies)
   Jan-02-05 E Spencer vs Burn, 1911
   Jan-02-05 Hermann Victor Hesse (replies)
   Jan-02-05 I A Horowitz vs Denker, 1948
   Jan-02-05 Kasparov vs A Horiguti, 2004 (replies)
   Jan-02-05 Arnold Denker (replies)
   Jan-02-05 Georges Koltanowski (replies)
   Jan-02-05 Spassky vs Bukic, 1978 (replies)
   Jan-01-05 Eugene Aleksandrovich Znosko-Borovsky (replies)
   Jan-01-05 A R B Thomas vs L Schmid, 1951
   Jan-01-05 Victor Davidovich Baturinsky (replies)
   Dec-31-04 Botvinnik vs Keres, 1948 (replies)
   Dec-30-04 Rubinstein vs Maroczy, 1922 (replies)
   Dec-30-04 Siegbert Tarrasch (replies)
   Dec-29-04 Goldin vs Morozevich, 1993 (replies)
   Dec-29-04 Maurice Fox (replies)
   Dec-29-04 David Forsyth (replies)
   Dec-29-04 Korchnoi vs McShane, 2004 (replies)
   Dec-29-04 Horvath vs Kramnik, 1996 (replies)
   Dec-29-04 Tartakower vs Reti, 1919 (replies)
   Dec-28-04 Mir Sultan Khan (replies)
   Dec-26-04 Alberic O'Kelly de Galway (replies)
   Dec-25-04 Wilhelm Steinitz (replies)
   Dec-25-04 Queen's Gambit Declined (D06) (replies)
   Dec-25-04 R Ashley vs R Morton, 1980 (replies)
   Dec-25-04 Beer (replies)
   Dec-24-04 Hans Kmoch (replies)
   Dec-24-04 John W Collins (replies)
   Dec-24-04 Maurice Ashley (replies)
   Dec-22-04 J Mason vs Chigorin, 1889 (replies)
   Dec-21-04 P Benkovic vs M Tosic, 2001 (replies)
   Dec-21-04 Nalbandian vs Finkel, 1993
   Dec-21-04 George Alan Thomas (replies)
   Dec-20-04 Vladimir Kramnik (replies)
   Dec-20-04 Ashley vs A M Mikhalevski, 1997 (replies)
   Dec-20-04 M Jadoul vs G Plomp, 2003 (replies)
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