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Viking707
Member since Apr-11-20 · Last seen Jun-15-21
Live in the Boston area. My favorite players are Kasparov, Fischer and Tal (not in any particular order).

   Viking707 has kibitzed 94 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jun-05-21 W Heinig vs Knaak, 1974 (replies)
 
Viking707: Knaak pawned Heinig to death.
 
   May-24-21 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2021 (replies)
 
Viking707: Putin's only "political principle" is unbridled power for himself, and death or damage to any opponent who dares to run against him. Kasparov had to run for his life when he opposed this brutal dictator. Putin has violated the Russian Constitution and extend his "reign" far longer
 
   May-14-21 Capablanca vs Rossolimo, 1938
 
Viking707: Oldstudent: I played at Rossolimo's chess studio in Greenwich Village, NY in the mid-1960s. He was not only an IG, but was kind and thoughtful. He died accidentally, and of course, way too soon.
 
   May-06-21 Robert James Fischer (replies)
 
Viking707: keypusher: the term "communist" is inappropriate. I have no idea what the political ideologies of Botvinnik, Smyslov or Tal were, although they all did represent the USSR. Tal was Latvian, which was under the thumb of the Soviets, and the few Latvians I know were never happy with ...
 
   May-04-21 J Polgar vs N Gaprindashvili, 1990
 
Viking707: Nona was woman world champion for 16 years, and was the first woman to achieve the title of International Grandmaster, after beating male IGs in several tournaments. And while her victory over Polgar here is impressive, it should be noted that Judit was only 14 years old at this ...
 
   May-01-21 Tal vs Gligoric, 1964
 
Viking707: Tal was crushingly brilliant as usual.
 
   Apr-28-21 Ding Liren vs Nepomniachtchi, 2021 (replies)
 
Viking707: Ding's move 17. Nc2, followed by his Qe3 sealed the capture of the black Knight. I thought they were mistakes at the time, but they cleverly insured his advantage.
 
   Apr-18-21 Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 (replies)
 
Viking707: After playing Fischer, Mikhail Tal described him as "Cuckoo!" when Bobby was 15. Similar opinions of Fischer's mental abnormalities were mentioned by American chess masters, Robert Byrne, and Pal Benko. In addition, Reuben Fine, another American chess master and a psychiatrist, ...
 
   Mar-19-21 Carlsen vs Nepomniachtchi, 2021
 
Viking707: I thought the 28 h3 move by Carlsen was not the best. Instead, Nxf5 would have resulted in pxN, in which case QxR+ followed with winning chances or if R on e8 moving to g8, Ng3 would have blunted the black attack, and provided a better game for white.
 
   Mar-06-21 Anand vs Macieja, 2000 (replies)
 
Viking707: chanco: You are right. It would not have won the Q, but as Brenin pointed out, it would have produced a strong position for the win.
 
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