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Widsith
Member since Jan-16-11 · Last seen Jul-12-13
English journalist living in Paris. Very little playtime with real humans nowadays, but I still like to study the game. My greatest achievement is still checkmating my dad..

   Widsith has kibitzed 9 times to chessgames  
   Jan-17-13 M Packalen vs L Schandorff, 1998 (replies)
 
Widsith: Lots of possibilities, but I couldn't make out any kind of eventual mating net here. I eventually went for 25. ... Qxf2 26. Bxf2 Rxf2 but what came next was still a bit unclear. Playing through the resulting position, a sequence eventually clicked: 27. Nf3 Nf4 28. Kg1 Rg2+ 29. ...
 
   Jan-08-13 V Wehner vs I Zaragatski, 2006 (replies)
 
Widsith: I got 20 ... Qxb2, but annoyingly I couldn't quite see how to finish White off after 21. Rf1 Qxa1 22. Rxa1 Computer suggests Ra-b8, but I'm not convinced I would have fancied that OTB. Ultimately you're looking for Bxd2, but the line is not as clear to me as it should be for such
 
   Jan-08-13 M J Turner vs Hector, 1998 (replies)
 
Widsith: Huh. 40 ... Qxb5+ doesn't seem like a quicker mate than 40 ... Rh6, if for example after Qxb5+ White plays 41 Re2 instead of taking the queen. Maybe I'm missing something? I suppose it doesn't really matter, Black's mating however you play it.
 
   Apr-27-11 Short vs P H Nielsen, 2003
 
Widsith: Short says: "Needless to say, I share the view of Professor George Botterill that this remains a viable opening. I do not see how Morphy, Anderssen, Chigorin, Fischer and Kasparov can all have been wrong." Short's novelty in this game was 12.Nb5, although 12...d5 seems like a ...
 
   Apr-22-11 Panno vs Spassky, 1955 (replies)
 
Widsith: Interesting. Does 29...Rxb7 give Black a better chance?
 
   Apr-12-11 J Polgar vs Topalov, 1994
 
Widsith: @stanleys: I agree, except I like the look of 16. ... c4 17. Be2 f5 Judit gets on to c4 as soon as Topalov misses it.
 
   Apr-11-11 Short vs J Polgar, 1995
 
Widsith: @chancho: Short was already screwed by that stage. Looking further back, maybe 31.Nxe5 gives him more of a chance, but I still think Black's winning. I can't quite work out where he went wrong though. I quite fancy 26. Rb1, because as soon as he pushes the black Q to take on b2, ...
 
   Apr-06-11 J Polgar vs L Pliester, 1992 (replies)
 
Widsith: What a finish.
 
   Apr-06-11 Z Varga vs J Polgar, 1992
 
Widsith: Yes, but after 26. ... Qxd6 27. Qxd6 exd6 White can play 28. Qe5+ Kf8 29. Qh8+ Rg8 30. Qxh6+ Rg7 31. Kxd1 and White seems to have plenty of chances.
 
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