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   Retireborn has kibitzed 2894 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-06-22 Timman vs J Eslon, 1973
Retireborn: The score in Megabase, but it has been badly mangled. 21...Qb6 22.Na3 is obvious nonsense; it's beyond doubt that 21...Qb8 was actually played. 27...Re7 is also ridiculous and should be replaced with 27...Ra7. The rest of the score makes sense then (I hope!) although 38.Rb7 would
   Nov-06-22 Timman vs B Ivanovic, 1984
Retireborn: This is the score as given in Informator and Megabase; however van Reek has the moves 24.a3 and 33.h3 switched to 24.h3 and 33.a3. This affects the evaluation of 28.Rdf3, since if the a-pawn has not moved then Black can reply 28...e4 29.Nxe4 Rxf5 30.Rxf5 Re8 31.Rf4 f5! relying on
   Nov-02-22 Nakamura vs B Zisman, 2004 (replies)
Retireborn: "And when I'm introduced to one, I think, Mein Gott, Zisman is fun!"
   Oct-23-22 Romanishin vs S Polgar, 1987 (replies)
Retireborn: I like to think that Oleg chose the pawn ending because it's more artistic (or more fun!), but I suppose he could have assessed the plan with Kb3 and a4 as definitely winning; it's clear that Black can't do anything with her pawns. Thanks to both for your comments.
   Oct-17-22 Keene vs G Ligterink, 1981
Retireborn: Ray, you might be amused to learn that I ran this game through the Chessbase mangle, and it enthused that you were "really sharp" and "very precise".... One envisages dozens of amateurs putting their own games through the mangle, in the hope of getting nice compliments from the ...
   Oct-17-22 D King vs Keene, 1982 (replies)
Retireborn: Thanks Ray, much appreciated.
   Oct-13-22 Gunay Mammadzada
Retireborn: A cute little Mamma. I'd let her win at chess.
   Oct-13-22 Amirreza Pour Agha Bala
Retireborn: Pour me an Agha, I'll be Bala for breakfast.
   Oct-11-22 Andersson vs Y Gruenfeld, 1982
Retireborn: This game should be compared to one Andersson played the previous year:- Andersson vs K Langeweg, 1981 22...e5 is no better than Langeweg's 22...d5.
   Oct-10-22 Alec J Toll
Retireborn: Surprised to see his name pop up, as I distinctly remember playing him a couple of times in 1988 and 1989, scoring a draw and a loss. In those days he was based in Witney or at least played for their team. Our second game was more interesting; I recall 34...Kg7 being time trouble
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