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   OBIT has kibitzed 2035 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-20-22 Tata Steel India (Women) (2022)
 
OBIT: Take out Bhakti, and you have the results of the rapid tournament. Not shown are the results of the blitz tournament (except for Bhakti, who played only blitz).
 
   Dec-20-22 R Vaishali vs K Bhakti, 2022
 
OBIT: It was a blitz game, 3 minutes/game with a 2 second increment. No need to worry about soundness at that time control.
 
   Apr-29-22 Aronian vs A Tari, 2020
 
OBIT: This game would suggest that the way to respond to an opponent forcing you to play against yourself is to keep playing against yourself until your opponent stops playing like you. In this case, the transgression occurred when Tari played 14...Qf6. Aronian had reached the same position ...
 
   Apr-25-22 Nunn vs K Georgiev, 1988 (replies)
 
OBIT: I vaguely recall 5. Ng5 was popular for awhile as an attempt to refute the super-solid 4...Nd7 line of the Caro-Kann. The natural 5...Ngf6 is okay here, but there is also nothing wrong with 5...h6 6. Ne6 Qb6. Georgiev's problems started with 6...Qa5+? You'd think having the White ...
 
   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>).
 
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