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   OBIT has kibitzed 2031 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-18-22 Dubov vs V S Gujrathi, 2022 (replies)
OBIT: So how come there have been no accusations of Vidit somehow using a chess engine? It's guaranteed that anybody who played this game at a major open tournament would be banned on the spot, and so what if nobody can figure out how it was done.
   Jan-17-22 Mamedyarov vs A Esipenko, 2022 (replies)
OBIT: Maybe it's a TN. Maybe Mamedyarov intended to play g3 but overshot the square.
   Dec-27-21 A Tang vs M Kobalia, 2021
OBIT: Better is 44.Qh5# :)
   Dec-27-21 World Rapid Championship (2021) (replies)
OBIT: <metatron2>You don't see as many great endgames nowadays. It may seem as though today's players aren't as strong in this phase of the game, but the likely explanation is that most of the brilliant endgames of the past were the result of a team of analysts working on an adjourned ...
   Dec-24-21 J Rudd vs P Roberson, 2006
OBIT: <solskytz> Actually, the last pawn move was on move 40, so he could have dragged out the delay for six more moves. The players reached the notoriously drawish K+R+N vs K+R (with no pawns) endgame soon after the g pawn was moved to avoid the 50-move draw, but White was not giving ...
   Sep-17-21 Tal vs T Paehtz Sr, 1974
OBIT: For those gushing over Tal's genius in this game: Tal himself called it an act of plagiarism, as he essentially duplicated Gaprindashvili's win over Servaty a few weeks earlier (as was already noted by <backrank>).
   Sep-17-21 N Gaprindashvili vs R Servaty, 1974 (replies)
OBIT: Oh, so this Gaprindashvili did play men occasionally. The Gaprindashvili mentioned in "The Queen's Gambit" must have been Anna Gaprindashvili, who is a totally fictional character.
   Apr-07-21 A S Rasmussen vs Robson, 2009
OBIT: <zebekias>Where does the White rook go once he gets to a3? Black's powerful knight is much better than that impotent rook, so don't trade knight for rook. After 39. Ra1, play as in the game: 39...Ke1 followed by ...Rd2, ...Rc2, and then either ...Kd2 or ...Nf1, depending on ...
   Mar-28-21 Ribli vs M Szekely, 1969 (replies)
OBIT: Fischer must have noticed this game, in particular the move 12. Bd5! He played this move in his 24-move crush vs Rubinetti at the 1970 Interzonal.
   Feb-21-21 Znosko-Borovsky vs J A Seitz, 1931 (replies)
OBIT: I would add that this game, having been played in 1931, probably went through at least two adjournments, giving Seitz a couple of nights to study the intricacies of this endgame. Now that chess engines have made adjournments a thing of the past, today's player would have to figure out ...
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