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SymphonicKnight
Member since Aug-19-19 · Last seen May-31-20
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   SymphonicKnight has kibitzed 102 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-19-19 I Nepomniachtchi vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2019 (replies)
 
SymphonicKnight: 24.Ne4! was indeed a great find, and took patience. Tough loss for MVL, but it wasn't always an easy position to win. Very nice.
 
   Dec-19-19 Steinitz vs McCutcheon, 1885
 
SymphonicKnight: 13.Bxf5! would have been an amazing move, as Stockfish indicates, because IF 13...exf5? then 14.Nxd5!!, which is very instructive in these types of French positions. No matter where the Q moves, the N will either pick up the exchange, the Q, or pin the B with a R, winning ...
 
   Dec-19-19 Steinitz vs J B Brockenbrough, 1885 (replies)
 
SymphonicKnight: 12...Bxf3? was much inferior to 12...Qxe7, losing a Bishop. This game has a great mating finish -- text book.
 
   Dec-15-19 Young / Ware vs Zukertort, 1884 (replies)
 
SymphonicKnight: Somewhat sloppy game, but full of exciting twists, surely a delight to any onlookers who were (or will be) watching. ("The whole game is one of the most interesting that we ever played over." C.E. Ranken), according to the source listed below, who also explains some ...
 
   Dec-15-19 Zukertort vs J Adair, 1884
 
SymphonicKnight: Zukertort missed a mate-in-3 beginning with 24.Bg8+!
 
   Dec-15-19 M Judd vs Zukertort / Hoffer, 1884
 
SymphonicKnight: Fascinating game if you like a really complex, congested battlefield. Truly complicated stuff.
 
   Dec-15-19 M Judd vs Zukertort, 1884
 
SymphonicKnight: Good steady fun game by Judd and Zukertort. Judd never relinquished his advantage.
 
   Dec-14-19 Zukertort vs D M Martinez, 1884
 
SymphonicKnight: Dionisio Martinez is reported as 42 years old in 1880, making him born approximately 1838. He would be about 46 years old here. When Steinitz was asked in 1883 who he considered the strongest living players, he answered "Zukertort, Martinez, and Mackenzie; Mason too ...." ...
 
   Dec-14-19 Steinitz vs W P Shipley, 1883
 
SymphonicKnight: In spite of (or perhaps because of) the quirky opening, and roaming King, Steinitz had a tremendous advantage through move 13, but he should have played 14.a4! first (to support the N blocking a Q check from b6), and then looked to play Qe1, and dxc5. He still had the ...
 
   Dec-14-19 Steinitz vs J Elson, 1883
 
SymphonicKnight: He does have to work too hard in this opening. The Steinitz Variation with the en passant is not good.
 
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