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Member since Oct-13-09 · Last seen Jul-17-22
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   Pballa has kibitzed 55 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jun-11-20 C Polk vs M Sana, 2016 (replies)
Pballa: White was doing quite well until 27. Na5. Had he played Nc5 or Ne3, he would maintain a winning edge. The move that was played allowed for black to find a very nice attack to swing the game. Also, as Mariano mentioned in a previous comment, white missed a clear edge in the opening on
   May-07-20 Suetin vs F Schuh, 1990 (replies)
Pballa: The game is even when it ends. Perhaps black ran out of time or saw ghosts.
   Mar-13-20 Kasparov vs Timman, 1999 (replies)
Pballa: 49. Nf5 loses to 49. ..Qf1+ 50. Kh2 Bd2 with mate to follow in a few moves. The move Kasparov missed was 49. Rb8! which forces a perpetual, i.e. 49. ..Rxb8 50. g6 Rb7 51. Qxe5+ Rg7 52. Qb8+ Rg8 53. Qe5+ repeating.
   Sep-05-18 A Winding vs S Sorensen, 1874 (replies)
Pballa: Weird game, several inaccuracies. White's 16th move makes no sense (16. cxd4 is clearly winning), however Black's 15th move also makes no sense. Perhaps black meant to play 15. ..Rxg4 (which is logical) and made the wrong notation in correspondence? In turn, White realized the error ...
   Jul-15-18 Patrick A Ballard
Pballa: I didn't see your comment until now, Mariano. Thank you!
   Apr-12-18 K Galia vs C Kottnauer, 1947
Pballa: <thejack>After 24. ..Rd3 25. Rc8+ Kh7 26. Qd3+ white is winning. 24. ..e4 blocks that diagonal.
   Jul-25-17 Otto vs von der Lasa, 1839 (replies)
Pballa: [DIAGRAM] I get the feeling white wasn't enjoying his 2 pawn edge here.
   Jun-27-17 Korchnoi vs Simagin, 1960 (replies)
Pballa: <Moszkowski012273>23. Nd2 g3 24. fxg3 Qxe3+
   Apr-19-17 E Bone vs L Dubeck, 1971 (replies)
Pballa: I'm nitpicking here, but black missed a cleaner finish. 19. ..hxg5++ 20. Kxg5 Qa5+ 21. Kf4 e5+ 22. Bxe5 (22. Ke3 Ng4#) dxe5+ 23. Kg5 Qd8#.
   Apr-05-17 T Hillarp Persson vs H Grooten, 2007 (replies)
Pballa: White's 22nd move was a clear error. Black is toast after 22. Bc4. That said, black's 22nd move was a very nice find. White still holds an edge with correct play, but it's not easy to find. A better puzzle would be white's 27th move. Finding 27. Bxe6+ followed by 28. Rxd6+ is more ...
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