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   alshatranji has kibitzed 341 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-31-23 Fischer vs Mac Hack VI, 1977 (replies)
alshatranji: "HeMateMe: Why would Fischer have demanded white against some crappy computer program?" He didn't. The database has two other games which Fischer played with black and won. The forth game of the match was not played because it was obviously unnecessary.
   Mar-31-23 Lutikov vs Lisitsin, 1951
alshatranji: 37...Kf8 was a crucial mistake. According to Stockfish, Black should have won with 37...Rc4 (-7.69). The position must have looked very promising to Black after 39...Re8. Then came 40.Bg7+, and everything fell apart. This is how one error could cost you the whole game. Black was
   Mar-04-23 I Cheparinov vs Shimanov, 2012 (replies)
alshatranji: Up to seven moves after the puzzle's "winning" move, White only has a slight advantage. Then at move 28, Black made a serious error with "Bb5", which is what gave White a definite advantage, and the win. What a strange puzzle. Could it be a typo?
   Feb-25-23 A Ardeleanu vs D Bondoc, 1994 (replies)
alshatranji: I saw 32. Ng6+, but I didn't know what to do after hxg6 33. Qxd6+ Kg8 (33...Qe8, 34.Re6+ is an obvious win) 34. Rxg6+ Kh7. Now Stockfish tells me that this is the winning line after 35.Qd3 (Actually, it ends in mate). I saw Qd3 immediately as the best move after I got to that ...
   Jan-19-23 Z Kovacs vs E McCormick, 1955
alshatranji: Kxh6 was a surprise. The question is, what does White do after Kf8? I had b4, which Stockfish gives a slight edge at +0.60. The correct response (again per Stockfish) is b3 at +3.61. I don't think I would have found this over the board. Maybe it's just me, but this is a little ...
   Oct-23-22 Showalter vs Albin, 1894
alshatranji: Showalter missed an earlier and faster win with 48. h8=Q.
   Oct-22-22 C Flanders vs I Hakki, 2008
alshatranji: White probably ran out of time.
   Oct-08-22 K Asrian vs T Kotanjian, 2007 (replies)
alshatranji: 28.Qf2 is possible too. Strange thing: Stockfish recommends 28.gxf7+ at +8.35; but if you play 28.Qf2, it gives it +10.86.
   Oct-05-22 Shirov vs H Wang, 2009 (replies)
alshatranji: It's not only the objective difficulty of the puzzle. But the "easy" mindset is hard to shake, pressing for quick, simple solutions.
   Oct-04-22 Kostenko vs A Utnasunov, 2001 (replies)
alshatranji: Interesting problem. It requires a little more finesse than the typical "easy". No straightforward mating tactics.
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