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   TheoNov has kibitzed 78 times to chessgames   [less...]
   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.
   Oct-22-12 J Peters vs L Day, 1977 (replies)
   Sep-15-12 P Hesse vs Smejkal, 1977 (replies)
   Jun-07-12 M Beinoras vs H Salo, 2009 (replies)
   May-25-12 A Ivanov vs A Vitolinsh, 1979 (replies)
   May-21-12 Anand vs Gelfand, 2012 (replies)
   May-17-12 Alekhine vs K Opocensky, 1943 (replies)
   Apr-12-12 A Mikhalchishin vs Shirov, 1988 (replies)
   Mar-29-12 J Whitehead vs P Biyiasas, 1977 (replies)
   Mar-09-12 Radjabov vs Karjakin, 2012 (replies)
   Mar-02-12 N Dzagnidze vs P Cramling, 2012 (replies)
   Feb-24-12 Morozevich vs Fridman, 2012
   Feb-15-12 Polgar vs L B Hansen, 1989 (replies)
   Feb-13-12 J Mortimer vs J Mason, 1887 (replies)
   Feb-13-12 E Berg vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2012 (replies)
   Feb-11-12 Mamedyarov vs N Huschenbeth, 2012 (replies)
   Jan-25-12 Alekhine vs Sik, 1943 (replies)
   Jan-19-12 L Engels vs Maroczy, 1936 (replies)
   Jan-18-12 Cipev vs Ftacnik, 1973 (replies)
   Jan-16-12 J Schwarz vs Tarrasch, 1883 (replies)
   Jan-12-12 Maroczy vs Charousek, 1896 (replies)
   Jan-12-12 Botvinnik vs G Stepanov (Schneideman), 1931 (replies)
   Jan-06-12 Duras vs H Wolf, 1907 (replies)
   Jan-05-12 P Popovic vs D Rajkovic, 1980 (replies)
   Jan-04-12 H Ree vs S Polgar, 1995 (replies)
   Dec-22-11 Capablanca vs Rossolimo, 1938 (replies)
   Dec-18-11 Fischer vs J Durao, 1966 (replies)
   Dec-16-11 Fischer vs J Bolbochan, 1959 (replies)
   Dec-15-11 M Rubil vs D Feletar, 2010 (replies)
   Dec-14-11 Adams vs McShane, 2011 (replies)
   Dec-14-11 London Chess Classic (2011) (replies)
   Dec-13-11 Beliavsky vs Kupreichik, 1983 (replies)
   Dec-13-11 Sturmer vs The Turk, 1820 (replies)
   Dec-09-11 Kasparov vs Gavrikov, 1981 (replies)
   Nov-20-11 B Modr vs J Cesal, 1995 (replies)
   Oct-04-11 Nigel Short (replies)
   Sep-30-11 A J Goldsby vs R Phillips, 2011 (replies)
   Sep-28-11 Bird vs Morphy, 1858 (replies)
   Sep-16-11 Ivanchuk vs Ponomariov, 2011 (replies)
   Sep-05-11 Shirov vs D King, 1990 (replies)
   May-31-11 S Vaibhav vs A Yang Ching-Wei, 2011 (replies)
   Apr-14-11 Vasiukov vs Taimanov, 1965 (replies)
   Apr-11-11 Nakamura vs A J Goldsby, 2003 (replies)
   Mar-23-11 Carlsen vs Grischuk, 2011 (replies)
   Mar-18-11 Kramnik vs Gelfand, 2011 (replies)
   Mar-13-11 Aronian vs Giri, 2011 (replies)
   Mar-09-11 Astapovich vs Golosov, 1967 (replies)
   Mar-04-11 Karpov vs H Motyka, 2000 (replies)
   Mar-02-11 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
   Feb-28-11 G Grigore vs F Holzke, 1993 (replies)
   Feb-22-11 Philidor vs Cotter, 1789 (replies)
   Feb-20-11 P Cramling vs E Tsuboi, 1992 (replies)
   Jan-28-11 The World vs N Pogonina, 2010 (replies)
   Sep-26-10 J Agdamus vs J Rubinetti, 1970 (replies)
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