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   TheoNov has kibitzed 78 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-24-17 Carlsen vs Van Wely, 2017 (replies)
TheoNov: <Nerwal: <I'm also a little surprised that Carlsen played 32. Rxf4. 32. Rb7+ would have led to connected passers on the queen side while leaving doubled pawns for black. Presumably it has something to do with the activity of the rook...> Maybe he just assessed 32. ...
   Jan-04-16 Mamedyarov vs Carlsen, 2015 (replies)
TheoNov: <Kasparov Fan; Could Mamedyarov secured a draw by giving away the isolated pawn by 17.d5> Shak must have been hoping for an outcome more like in < Mamedyarov vs Kharlov, 2006 >
   Jun-06-15 T Bakre vs B Zawadzka, 2004 (replies)
TheoNov: Skeptical Ms. Kadziolka calculated the consequences of the first rook sac OTB. Nevertheless, brilliant idea, forces White to find several difficult "only" moves. White went wrong with 18. ♕f2; necessary was 18. ♕e3 and after 18 .. ♖c8 19. ♔d2 ♖xc2+ 20. ...
   Nov-11-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 (replies)
TheoNov: <americanlala: Bxf5 is so counterplay for black now.> My engines absolutely agree with you: 20. .. Bxf5 is Anand's first major error. Perhaps best here is the bizarre-looking 20. .. Kh8!! which appears, at first glance, to not only lose a piece but also hand White
   Aug-02-14 Krasenkow vs S Kindermann, 2001 (replies)
TheoNov: <gofer: ... Are two pawns enough for a Saturday? ... Okay, what is so wrong with <19 ... Ke8?>? 19. .. Ke8 20. Qxh5+ g6 21. Qh6 [DIAGRAM] with devastating threats. For instance, A. 21. .. Qd6 22. c4 Qg3 23. Bd2 and Black has nothing better than to give up the Nd5. ...
   Jan-06-14 S Tatai vs S Skembris, 1981 (replies)
TheoNov: Traditional Monday Q sac. Seems like Black (a GM!) only fooled himself with this opening. After the horrible 11... Ng6?, Black is already lost! 12. Ng5!! (+3.6 Houdini 1.5) [DIAGRAM] Actually, finding White's 12th move would be a good Sunday puzzle!
   Dec-19-12 Wiesel vs Weigel, 1923 (replies)
TheoNov: < thegoldenband: how do you evaluate <Helloween>'s line 8...Qc5 9. d4! Qd6 10. Bf4 Qe6+ 11. Ne3, which looks quite good for White, vs. your best line after 9. Nxc7? > I agree that <Helloween>'s 9.d4 is winning for White, but 9.Nxc7 is even more convincing. ...
   Dec-17-12 J Finnegan vs R P Allen, 1948 (replies)
TheoNov: Nice game by White, but there are some significant improvements possible: A) 13.Qe1 is much stronger than the text, as is B) 16.Qxe6+ Qe7 17.Bxd7+ Kd8 18.Bg5!, winning the house.
   Nov-28-12 Staunton vs NN, 1852 (replies)
TheoNov: A great game by Staunton. He achieved a significant advantage after 10. .. b5 , but Black could have refuted 12.Ne4(?!) [DIAGRAM] with <12. .. Nxe5! 13. Bxe5 f5 14. Nf6+ gxf6 15. Bxb7 fxe5 16. Bxa8 Qxa8=> [DIAGRAM] On the other hand, after the more accurate <12.O-O> ...
   Nov-14-12 Kharlov vs Krasenkow, 1997 (replies)
TheoNov: < thethingplays: what if for white (25) BXF4 rather than the move played > Then Black has a slight advantage, but it looks drawish. Can anyone demonstrate a win after 25.Bxf4 ? I would be surprised.
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