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TallTale
Member since Jan-15-10 · Last seen Jun-30-17
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   TallTale has kibitzed 7 times to chessgames  
   Nov-12-13 Carlsen vs Anand, 2013 (replies)
 
TallTale: Yes, it's a Reti, though it can still transpose into a Catalan.
 
   Oct-22-13 A G R Moen vs Topalov, 2013 (replies)
 
TallTale: I guess he felt that going down an exchange plus the pawn would lead to an inevitably lost endgame. 34.Qxh6 is equivalent to saying <I resign>.
 
   Sep-30-13 Caruana vs Gelfand, 2013 (replies)
 
TallTale: The position has a character similar to some English e5 lines.
 
   Sep-10-13 J Nicolas Zapata vs M A Ruiz Sanchez, 2013
 
TallTale: Very odd. I'm guessing that there is an error in the pgn for this game.
 
   May-15-13 Karjakin vs Nakamura, 2013 (replies)
 
TallTale: Black's setup is a very Dragon-like Najdorf. I wonder if Naka's long castle means he'll throw his kingside pawns at it in typical anti-Dragon fashion.
 
   Mar-25-13 Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2013 (replies)
 
TallTale: Looks to me like Kramnik's playing for a draw. The d file has to open soon, and it's hard to imagine both pairs of rooks staying on for much longer after 12. Rd1.
 
   Oct-09-12 Judit Polgar vs Akopian, 2012
 
TallTale: This is a fascinating positional game until the queens come off at move 30. Then it demonstrates the players' fighting spirit by going 49 moves in an incredibly static position without a capture or a pawn move! I think perhaps someone should have agreed to a draw before it got to ...
 
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