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Member since Jul-08-14 · Last seen Feb-10-17
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   Murphinsky has kibitzed 7 times to chessgames  
   Jun-02-15 Granda Zuniga vs Y Gruenfeld, 2006 (replies)
Murphinsky: This game, among others probably, shows why the critical variation of this mainline continues with 19...Rf8! cutting out the Bf4 defense and after 20.h6! Bh8 white intends to give the queen after black plays ...Ng4 and white has three pieces for the queen in a very dynamic ...
   Sep-07-14 M A Jensen vs M Leutwyler, 2014
Murphinsky: Calling the bluff, while complicated, gave black a nice advantage that can be translated to a win with even the smallest inaccuracy by white. Thus, 13...axb5! 14.Bxg7 (the point of the sacrifice) Bxg7 15.Nxg7 Kd7 16.Qxf7 Qg8! and the queen's should come off (else black is ...
   Sep-04-14 Ni Hua vs S Ionov, 2010
Murphinsky: A theoretically important game, with improvements for both sides!
   Aug-28-14 Caruana vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2014 (replies)
Murphinsky: This line is completely different from that elected in the game Christiansen-Seirawan, 2011. If you play the Caro-Kann or know anything at all about recent theoretical developments you will know that this line is a hot topic at high levels nowadays. There was an interesting game ...
   Jul-22-14 Zukertort vs Steinitz, 1886 (replies)
Murphinsky: Also, I am not such a huge fan of 21...Bd6. The idea seems to be better executed via 21...h5, threatening h4 and Ne4, and the importance of the move order is that 22.h4 Bd6! and now f3 is not available because the knight will hang and black seems to have a cleaner version of the ...
   Jul-15-14 V Gunina vs Cmilyte, 2013
Murphinsky: After 20...Nb5 it seems already that black has equalized and begins to play for an advantage in the near future. A fine game from Cmilyte. I wonder if white took on e5 in fear of some f5-f4 plan, shutting in the bishop on h2. I wonder what a more ambitious plan could have been ...
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