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Member since Oct-05-07 · Last seen Aug-09-19
I introduced chess to Spain in the ninth century, and from there it spread to most of Europe.

   Ziryab has kibitzed 54 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jul-05-19 H Gifford vs T C ter Haar, 1873
Ziryab: Good example of smother mate at the end.
   Jun-30-19 Korchnoi vs D Keller, 1984
Ziryab: Interesting variation.
   Jun-30-19 Steinitz vs Sellman, 1885
Ziryab: 5.f4 was a novelty when played in this game. Of course, it is the main line now.
   Jun-28-19 Steinitz vs A C Vazquez, 1888
Ziryab: Is this the game for which the Steinitz variation of the French is named?
   Jun-27-19 A Dreev vs S N Arkhipov, 1992
Ziryab: Kerry Shirts, the lowest rated chess teacher in history (on YouTube as the "back yard professor"), was reading from someone's analysis of this game. I doubt he reads Russian.
   Mar-30-19 E Eliskases vs Gruenfeld, 1933
Ziryab: The line give above by psmith and fevered cheek falters at move 30. White should play 30.Qe2 and retains a substantial advantage. The line given by whiteshark bears investigation. According to Stockfish 10, Black's game went downhill after 25...Bxd5.
   Mar-21-19 Greco vs NN, 1620 (replies)
Ziryab: If someone reads Russian and has Botvinnik’s books, they could do the chess world a service and translate Botvinnik’s analysis of this game. Igor Sukhin, Chess Gems (Mongoose, 2007) offers a couple of tantalizing tidbits.
   Feb-24-19 Morphy vs C Golmayo, 1864
Ziryab: Golmayo deviated at move 16 from Morphy's well-known game against Stanley in 1857. The link is posted above by aw1988. Stanley put up more stubborn resistance.
   Dec-30-18 McShane vs D Flores, 2018
Ziryab: 12.dxc6 is a stunning sacrifice
   Dec-25-18 Breyer vs Z von Balla, 1912 (replies)
Ziryab: 9...Nf6 10.Bf7+ appears in Chernev, 1000 Best Short Games of Chess as Michaelsen,D.--Michaelsen,L. 1884
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