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   OBIT has kibitzed 2019 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-23-20 Nezhmetdinov vs Kasparian, 1955
OBIT: Something is funny, though. When Beth meets Benny for the second time (in episode 3), Benny mentions he saw this game in Life magazine and says she lost her advantage by castling. That comment hardly makes sense, as White's castling move occurs early in the game, before much is going ...
   Sep-03-20 A Laster vs R Gahtan, 1975 (replies)
OBIT: Hey, Ralph! Clarkson graduate, right?
   Mar-15-20 Marshall vs Chigorin, 1902
OBIT: The 144-move marathon mentioned by <capanegra> was actually played the year before, in the 1901 Monte Carlo tournament, so this opening blunder can't be blamed on fatigue. As for capanegra's reporting error, he can put the blame somewhere else: The Fireside Book of Chess, page ...
   Mar-31-19 S Shankland vs Caruana, 2019 (replies)
OBIT: Draw agreed in this game, and Nakamura's game still has all 32 pieces on the board.
   Mar-30-19 A Zatonskih vs Jennifer Yu, 2019 (replies)
OBIT: While Zatonskih is definitely in trouble after 29...Be3, the move 30. Qe1?? is still a shocking oversight. The finish after 30...Bf2 31. Qd2 is about a Tuesday level puzzle, IMO. Oh well, this combo did clinch the championship for Yu.
   Mar-30-19 Jennifer R Yu (replies)
   Mar-30-19 S Sevian vs T Gareyev, 2019
OBIT: <rcs784>If your plan is to promote the pawn next turn, that doesn't work: 57. Rxh3 e1Q+? 58. Bxe1 Rxe1 59. Kxd4 Kf7 60. Rd3 and White can reach the Lucena position for a win. Better is 57...d3, but it probably ends up in another R+B vs R endgame, e.g. 58. Ke3 Kf7 59. Rh8 Ke6 60. ...
   Mar-28-19 Sahovic vs L Christiansen, 1977 (replies)
OBIT: This wasn't a triumph of patience and perseverance so much as a brain fart by Christiansen. Despite having a good endgame with a pawn advantage at move 40, Sahovic never made a serious attempt to win it. For the next 49 moves, not much happened except a mindless shuffling of pieces. At
   Jan-03-19 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
OBIT: Re the solution to puzzle #19: Sheesh, and I thought the proof of Fermat's Last Theorem was hard to follow...
   Dec-21-18 Seirawan vs C Schulien, 1987 (replies)
OBIT: This line is his "bust to the Budapest." No win in this case.
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