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   Retireborn has kibitzed 2335 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-17-19 Szabo vs Fine, 1937
Retireborn: The only game between these two masters is a real ding dong battle. Szabo launches a madly optimistic piece sacrifice with 30.Ng4 and 31.Nh6, and after 41...Rxe2 he even finds himself a whole rook down, as the continuation 42.Rg7+ Qxg7 43.fxg7 Bxa2 is clearly hopeless for him. ...
   Nov-17-19 Szabo vs V Tukmakov, 1970 (replies)
Retireborn: <al wazir> 53...Re5 54.Rxg7+!! Kxg7 55.Rxg6+! is given as drawing by Maric in Informator. Certainly Black could have played 55...Kxg7, but after 56.Rxg6+ it will lead to the same rook endgame that they had in the game.
   Nov-14-19 Fine vs R Levenstein, 1932 (replies)
Retireborn: <Phony Benoni> Woodger's book (1st edition) gives this as round 6, played November 6 1932. Source is Fine's own notebook, apparently. A ? is attached to 39...b6.
   Nov-11-19 U Rath vs Larsen, 1978 (replies)
Retireborn: <FSR> Refers to a nonsense poem by Lewis Carroll ("Twas brillig").
   Nov-09-19 Rellstab vs Fine, 1937
Retireborn: Rellstab, in a bad position, plays 40.Qg5, which both defends his rook and threatens to create a passed pawn with 41.g4. Fine replies with 40...Re6 which permits White to bail out to a drawn ending with 41.Qd8+. And yet a win was there with the elegant 40...Rd5!! Then 41.Qxd5 ...
   Nov-05-19 Rubinstein vs Janowski, 1906 (replies)
Retireborn: <spingo> Very interesting. My Houdini engine slightly prefers the immediate 14.Bxe6.
   Nov-02-19 Alekhine vs Keres, 1942
Retireborn: <beatgiant> I take your point; 17.exf6 may be a good practical chance. These lines wouldn't appeal to Keres, if he looked at them. It's noteworthy that when he had the same position as White his opponent didn't choose 14...Nxe5 either. Keres vs Ragozin, 1948
   Nov-01-19 Prins vs W Fairhurst, 1956 (replies)
Retireborn: <cmontonen> Such cases nearly always indicate that the given score is incorrect. I'd guess that White's 39th move was Qf1, not Rf1. This makes sense of the game continuation.
   Nov-01-19 Spielmann vs Pirc, 1931 (replies)
Retireborn: <Telemus> My thanks too. I'm guessing that Di Felice puts Ljubljana because the first, or the first two, games were played there.
   Oct-29-19 Larsen vs Bronstein, 1962
Retireborn: <vonKrolock>'s line 46...f4 47.Ra5+ Kxd4 48.Rxa6 Qd3+ 49.Qxd3+ cxd3 (49...Kxd3 apparently only draws) 50.Rxh6 Rg1! 51.Bf2+ e3 52.Bxg1 Ke5! leads to a fantastic position; White has two extra pieces and two passed pawns, but nevertheless it is the Black phalanx that wins! ...
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