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Zan
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   Zan has kibitzed 33 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-06-14 V Inkiov vs I Stohl, 1990
 
Zan: I wonder if the players were in time trouble here already around move 30, because it seems black would have won fairly easily with 30...gxf6 instead of 30...Kh8 allowing the 31. Nxd5 fork.
 
   Jan-30-14 Vaganian vs Kupreichik, 1974 (replies)
 
Zan: Just watched a good video analyzing this game here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seyK... and came to chessgames to look at it over a "board" myself. Amazingly aggressive play by white. Leaving multiple pieces hanging, none of which black has a tempo to capture.
 
   Mar-03-13 Lagno vs B Dincok, 2002 (replies)
 
Zan: I found this game on another site and it had the same move list. Black's moves might be explained by the fact that she was apparently either 9 or 10 years old at the time of this game (born in 1992) and was unrated (her lifetime maximum was 1968 in 2007), but that doesn't explain why ...
 
   Nov-09-12 S Soors vs A R Saleh Salem, 2012
 
Zan: <abuzic: 12...Nb4 13.Ne5 Bd6 14.Rd1 Bd3 16...Kxb7 17.Qf3+ Be4 18.Qb3+ Ka8 19.Nxf7 and white is OK.> Actually black is better here, after <19. Rb8 20. Qh3 Bb4+ 21. Ke2 Rhf8> 20. Qd1 or Qa4 has similar results but slightly worse for white.
 
   Oct-24-12 J Wyss vs B Bellahcene, 2012 (replies)
 
Zan: <michael104: 24.g4 Rc8 25.a4 Rxc1+ produces mate shortly, I think.> Not shortly, but only because white has a lot of stalling moves available. Crafty eventually found mate in 14. Just about everything after move 30 by white is a stalling move. <24...Rc8 25.a3 bxa3 26.Na2 axb2+ ...
 
   Sep-28-12 A Naumann vs F Kroeze, 2009 (replies)
 
Zan: <Stonehenge> seems to be on the right track, although the advantage is not immediately clear. Trying it in my chess engine I was surprised at first because the analysis at the starting position of 21...c3 was only a half pawn better for black than 21...Bxg2. But after it's ...
 
   Aug-28-12 A Hood vs J Hood, 1870 (replies)
 
Zan: <ForeverYoung: A burning question here is what does Black have after 18 Qxg7?> I ran this through Crafty, and it finally ended up at more than a two pawn advantage for black after <18...Qa6 <threatening rook> 19.c4 Qxc4 20.Nc3 Rhe8 21. b3 Qxc3 22.Bb2 Qc6 23.d5 Qxd5 24.Rc2
 
   Aug-20-12 N Ibraev vs S Hetul, 2009 (replies)
 
Zan: I can't make much sense of <17. b3>, but <19. Ne2> is even worse. <19. Ra2> would have been much better. Maybe Ibraev thought he could trap the queen or make up the material loss by chasing it around?
 
   Jun-08-12 Taimanov vs A Shashin, 1978 (replies)
 
Zan: <sevenseaman: Just as I was closing shop, a prankish thought occurred to me. What if 28...Qh5. You think it could unsettle a greenhorn? The move that must follow jams up everything.> Not sure what you're seeing to jam it up. Maybe in blitz or tight time constraints 28...Qh5 might ...
 
   May-19-12 Nakamura vs Robson, 2012 (replies)
 
Zan: <bambino3: why not 24. Nc5> Nothing wrong with that. Crafty actually considers it the superior move by at least half a pawn with best play by both sides, although white has the advantage in either line. Here are the lines it got for each after about 10 minutes of evaluation. With
 
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