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Member since May-24-14
US citizen living and working in Bangladesh in international development. 1979 Texas Junior Champ, then gave up chess for over 30 years, now making comeback. Present FIDE rating is 1912. Carlsen for his endgame play and ability to win long games. Like Anand and want to see him play Sicilian more. Want to see him play d4 more also.

   ScottElliott has kibitzed 78 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-04-15 J Bonin vs Sofia Polgar, 1988
ScottElliott: Wonderful sacrifice in ..Rxf2+ to finish things off. Black need not fear e5 by White in the Benko, if the major black pieces are poised for quick counterplay as in this game.
   May-03-15 C B van den Berg vs Larsen, 1959
ScottElliott: Would have never thought the final break through would have come on the king-side. The threat of Black winning the a-pawn and breaking through on the q-side tied down White's pieces to enable the break-through on the h-file. Centrally placed bishop, rooks on the a-file and the ...
   May-02-15 Malinin vs A Andreev, 1989 (replies)
ScottElliott: I like 27 Nd2 which nullifies ..Qxe2+. If 27 ..Qxa2+ 28 Kc1. What can White do to prevent Bd5+ Qxd5, Ne7+?. The strategy of h5 Nxh5, Rxh5 is a brilliant sacrifice which can be a thought any time Black fianchettoes his KB and castles but White has not yet castled. Its a good ...
   May-02-15 Murey vs D Gurevich, 1982 (replies)
ScottElliott: Castling queenside as White in the Benko Gambit??
   Apr-30-15 E van den Doel vs G Guseinov, 2005
ScottElliott: Not really sure 15 Na4 qualifies as a sacrifice but rather good tactics and positional insight. White gets a rook and two pawns for giving up both of his knights with the foresight to know that his q-side pawns would be dominant.
   Apr-30-15 Andersson vs Larsen, 1983
ScottElliott: 18 Rxc5 was a useful exchange sacrifice for keeping the initiative and the bishop pair. After 18...dxc5 19 Bxc5 the Black Nb4 and e7 were forked allowing White to play Bxe7 giving White a fully passed d5-d6 pawn which blocked Black's KB out of the game allowing White to ...
   Apr-26-15 E Spencer vs Kostic, 1922
ScottElliott: Is it really best to accept the exchange sacrifice offer with 16 Bxb8. White has significant positional opportunities with 16 Nd6+ Bxd6 17 Bxd6 getting the bishop pair, preventing Black from castling, etc.
   Apr-26-15 A Reggio vs Tarrasch, 1902 (replies)
ScottElliott: The formation of the knight, bishop, knight and queen along the b2-e5 diagonal at the conclusion of this game is quite artistic!
   Mar-25-15 F Zakaria vs A F Ker, 2000
ScottElliott: This is a similar pattern to a Walter Browne game where Black plays 16 ..Rxb2. White follows with Rxb2 after which Black replies with ..Bxc3 skewing the White rooks. Black recovers the exchange winning back the Benko pawn and ends up with a better pawn structure with White's ...
   Mar-25-15 P Parr vs Browne, 1971
ScottElliott: 16..Rxb2 was not really a sacrifice but rather good tactics.
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