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Member since Oct-05-07 · Last seen Nov-27-22
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 167 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-27-22 Boucek vs Duras, 1902
Ziryab: I think Boucek saw dimly what was coming and miscalculated in arranging a defense. 14.Nc3 is equal, as noted.
   Nov-13-22 T Germann vs E K Wagenheim, 1897
Ziryab: I was introduced to the book through a library copy in 1975. I didn’t get far far through it, but it was among the first chess books I looked at and it transformed my chess. I went from a complete beginner, knowing nothing of strategy and tactics, to someone capable of beating my ...
   Nov-13-22 Margulies vs Lwow, 1949
Ziryab: Was this Stuart Margulies, the author of <Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess>(1966)? He would have been 16 years old. Irving Chernev, <The 1000 Best Short Games of Chess>(1955) quips about the “younger generation” (169) in his headnote to this game.
   Oct-29-22 FSR chessforum (replies)
Ziryab: As I’m going through Chernev, The 1000 Best Short Games of Chess, I keep thinking of an Amazon review by a reader who annotated the first 800. I think you are that reviewer.
   Oct-06-22 W Pollock vs S Langleben / F Colson, 1893
Ziryab: According to Irving Chernev, Pollock announced a mate in five after 14…f6.
   Oct-03-22 P Damiano vs NN, 1497
Ziryab: I’d like to see a copy of Mário Silva Araújo’s text. Was it a published book. A self-published pamphlet? Something else? The version presented here differs from the one he presented as played in his interview with ChessBase in 2009. That game concluded 13…Qxe3 14.Nxe3. The ...
   Oct-03-22 Greco vs NN, 1620
Ziryab: The ideas in this game are found in Lucena and the Göttingen MS, both of which likely precede Pedro Damiano. Greco likely copied it from Polerio, who sought to improve on analysis he knew from Damiano’s published text, where the move order differs from the game referenced here.
   Sep-30-22 I Abonyi vs Hromadka, 1908
Ziryab: I really enjoy this game.
   Sep-17-22 A Pearsall vs White, 1935
Ziryab: Game 31 in Irving Chernev, <The 1000 Best Short Games of Chess> (1955). Pearsall is also mentioned in the note that precedes game 23 because he is one of four who played the moves in Greco vs NN, 1623 and had the game published. Pearsall’s game was published in <Chess ...
   Aug-27-22 Piotrowski vs J Sokolow, 1971
Ziryab: 15.Re3! Kevin Wicker <200 Modern Brilliancies> sees 14..Nf4 as the start of a combination, but it seems that White is fine after 15.Re3. What am I missing?
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