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alhine
Member since Feb-01-03 · Last seen Jul-02-03
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   alhine has kibitzed 41 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jun-22-03 Fischerandom Chess (replies)
 
alhine: To dbailey: You are right. The basic idea of FR is to require the player to "figure it out OTB" instead of relying on opening theory. Exciting fresh new games result, but mistakes increase due to the impossible task of "figuring it all out". The tendency for mistakes in FR can be ...
 
   Apr-13-03 Ponomariov vs Anand, 2003 (replies)
 
alhine: I thought you were GM Maurice Ashley (I was mistaken) who with Yasser Seirawan did an excellent job commentating the Kasparov-Deep Junior chess match on ESPN2. Chess is not exactly a spectator-friendly sport, but they were entertaining, insightful and simple. Arena football is a US ...
 
   Apr-02-03 Leko vs Radjabov, 2003 (replies)
 
alhine: To Shadout Mapes: I don't think he missed 31.Nf5!. If he wanted to play that way, why not 31.Nxe6!, which to me is actually stronger. Anyways, 31.Qg7 is simple and decisive.
 
   Mar-30-03 Kasparov vs Radjabov, 2003 (replies)
 
alhine: To panandh: You are right 23...Bc5 stops whites long castling. Here I like 24.Nf5 stopping 24...Be3 and threatening to clog d-file counterplay with 25.Nd6+ or simply 25.Nd4. Best for black seems 24...Bf2+ stopping whites castling. If 25.Kd1 [25.Kf1? Rhf8] black threatens a d4 break. ...
 
   Mar-13-03 Kasparov vs Ponomariov, 2003 (replies)
 
alhine: To drukenknight: if 44.gxf6 Kf8 45.Nh6 and where does the black rook go? If 45...Rh7 46.fxg7+ Kxg7 47.Nf5+ and white wins (taking it for granted that K could win this "piece up" endgame). Or, 45...Rxf6+ 46.Kxf6 and the same. Anyways, Your brilliant idea [after 44...Kg7] , 45.Nxf7 Ne4
 
   Mar-10-03 F Vallejo Pons vs Leko, 2003 (replies)
 
alhine: In general, I try to look early for improvements. 15...0-0-0 does not look good. 15...0-0, then 16...Rad8 looks much more solid, despite whites pawn center (I guess black wanted a rook on d8 immediately after 0-0-0, but his position suffers). Good question about 27...Qxb1 instead of ...
 
   Mar-09-03 Kasparov vs Kramnik, 2003 (replies)
 
alhine: This is an interesting variation of the Zaitsev where Black plays his bishops to f8 and b7, then starts his central pawn advance with c6, temporarily blocking the b7 bishop. Its tough to find an improvement in this one; white deflects the black knight so he can sac his own, forcing ...
 
   Mar-09-03 Kasparov vs Leko, 2003 (replies)
 
alhine: To Marnoff Mirlony: You may be right, there have been a few disappointing draws, but there have been plenty of exciting, attacking games. Top tier players (with World title aspirations) don't want to show too much, while the young guns go all out. I think in this game, each was ...
 
   Mar-08-03 Kramnik vs Ponomariov, 2003 (replies)
 
alhine: To drukenknight: I have to agree with you, 21...Nf6 is better. (I made a laughable oversight: Black can't play 21...Rxf4 because of 22.Qxa8+.) The question for white is, where to put the Queen? Black threatens 22...Rad8 followed by the pawn advances d5 and e4 strangling white. 26.Rf7
 
   Mar-08-03 Kramnik vs Radjabov, 2003 (replies)
 
alhine: To drukenknight: Thanks. There has been alot of interesting games in this tourney. I like this one for being a French but by turn 13 Black has steered it into Sicilian lines. No relation, but he's one of my favorites. Do you play on the net? I lost my site when Kasparovchess went ...
 
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