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Member since Oct-05-07 · Last seen Dec-02-23
I introduced chess to Spain in the ninth century, and from there it spread to most of Europe.
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   Ziryab has kibitzed 208 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-29-23 E Mulder vs F Parr, 1939
Ziryab: Things turn against White with 15.Bxf6.
   Nov-29-23 H Ranneforth vs H Dobell, 1903
Ziryab: There’s a nice tactics problem for my students beginning with 22.Re7 in this game.
   Nov-17-23 Bird vs F Riemann, 1883
Ziryab: Bird coordinated his pieces well. Riemann certainly erred, failing to appreciate Bird’s threats.
   Nov-12-23 Koehnlein vs Tartakower, 1910
Ziryab: 43.Kd5 threw away a likely draw. Tartakower then demonstrated the power of two connected passed pawns in a rook ending.
   Nov-12-23 Spielmann vs J van den Bosch, 1935
Ziryab: After seeing this game and looking at the opening book, I am curious why I have rejected 5…Ne4 in hundreds of opportunities over the past 20 years. Clearly the move has some merit.
   Nov-08-23 Janowski vs Marshall, 1912 (replies)
Ziryab: I don’t know how important the move order is, but intend to pursue this. This game captured my attention yesterday when I encountered it in Irving Chernev, <The 1000 Best Short Games of Chess> (1955).
   Sep-28-23 M Soto Larrea vs J Brunner, 1932
Ziryab: Playing through this game on my iPad because it is number 809 in Irving Chernev, <The 1000 Best Short Games of Chess> (1955), I saw Bxg7 instantly, but then marvelled at the move’s effectiveness.
   Sep-24-23 Rossolimo vs K S Ojanen, 1949
Ziryab: 19…dxe5 and Black is fine. 19…Ne4 caused the position to collapse. This game is quite instructive. Both players developed well. Tension built in the center. Then in tactical complications, Black stumbled.
   Sep-08-23 Tarrasch vs J Mieses, 1916
Ziryab: A game worth remembering. Ran into it as no. 754 in Irving Chernev, <The 1000 Best Short Games of Chess> (1955).
   Sep-05-23 Keres vs C H Alexander, 1937
Ziryab: Instructive how fork threats and discovery threats keep Alexander’s queen under pressure.
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