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Steakanator
Member since Mar-26-19 · Last seen Jan-15-20
They held each other close and turned their backs upon the end; The hills that split asunder and the black that ate the skies; The flames that shot so high and hot that even dragons burned Would never be the final sights that fell upon their eyes.

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   Steakanator has kibitzed 6 times to chessgames  
   Jun-20-19 Anderssen vs Szen, 1851
 
Steakanator: 20. Ne2 does protect the pawn, although it fails to help the soon-to-be hanging Knight on e5. 20. Nf3 looks to do the same thing, but good luck telling Anderssen to move backwards. 24. Bg4 seems like it's a move late. Staunton praises Anderssen's ability to quickly activate his ...
 
   Jun-08-19 Staunton vs Horwitz, 1851 (replies)
 
Steakanator: Staunton claims this game took 11 hours in the TB. Given his duties in organizing the tourney, and his weakening heart, it's not hard to believe he was simply exhausted when the endgame arrived.
 
   May-28-19 H Kennedy vs Wyvill, 1851
 
Steakanator: Staunton makes a note on page 29 of the tourney book: "I have before taken occasion to remark that in this position of the Sicilian Opening[1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 e6] , the first player may gain time and a tolerably free game by taking off the [Knight] at once, ...
 
   May-17-19 FIDE Grand Prix Moscow (2019) (replies)
 
Steakanator: If Radjabov had his way, they'd go all the way to Armageddon.
 
   Apr-21-19 Loewenthal vs E Williams, 1851
 
Steakanator: The first two games in this mini match showed that neither player is very good at defending. Game 1 showed that L÷wenthal's defenses often created weaknesses elsewhere(13. Bf4 defending h3 but losing d4, 26. Qe7 overloading his own Queen), and game 2 showed that Williams's ...
 
   Apr-16-19 E Williams vs Loewenthal, 1851
 
Steakanator: I'm far from a fan of 16... Ne4, but 17. f5 does certainly justify it. 23. g4 is also worse than 23. Kf1, giving L÷wenthal too many easy targets. I agree with Staunton's book comments and his opinion that L÷wenthal was indeed the better player, even though his play in this game ...
 
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