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   bamonson has kibitzed 17 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-08-21 LaVieve Mae Hines (replies)
bamonson: <MissScarlett: In <Pasadena 1932 International Chess Tournament>, Monson gives the scores of three simul games that LaVieve played with Alekhine, which apparently he found in the private papers of hers he was given access to.> MissScarlett, thanks for citing my coverage
   Jul-24-19 Capablanca vs H Steiner, 1931
bamonson: It was a blunder. Capa had no reason to play in such a manner against Steiner. He especially did not need to risk anything with the tournament state. He was quite lucky that he was able to get enough play to save the game.
   Jul-24-19 Capablanca vs H Steiner, 1933 (replies)
bamonson: People need to stop presenting this game as if it were real. It was 100 percent staged, preplanned days in advance, in fact.
   Jul-23-19 Reshevsky vs N Whitaker, 1927
bamonson: Not sure how "inadvertent" it was since there is nothing for the queen to do but play 29.Qd2 to protect e3 which was probably his intent until realizing (queen in-hand) that black has 29...Rxc5! White is in a bad way regardless, but his only options to keep the game going seem to ...
   Jul-22-19 Reshevsky vs H Steiner, 1927
bamonson: Nope. Sammy was at least two years older than advertised. Most likely 2 1/2 years older. He was born in 1909, not 1911. Probably on May 26 rather than November 26. So at the time of this tournament (August-September 1927) he would have been 17.
   Jul-19-19 H Steiner vs Reshevsky, 1936
bamonson: Reshevsky was notorious for his questionable ethical behavior at the board, up to and including outright cheating. The infamous Denker episode is just one among many examples. And L. Walter Stephens was equally notorious for supporting Reshevsky (his close friend) whenever these ...
   Jul-12-19 Capablanca vs H Steiner, 1924
bamonson: It is Herman Steiner. He had been playing for about a year at the time. He also played in Alekhine's blindfold simul in 1924 and had the Russian beat, but missed a brilliant tactic and lost.
   Jul-07-19 H Steiner vs S Mlotkowski, 1927
bamonson: 12.e6! would have ended the discussion since 12...Qxb5 is met with 13.Qxg7
   May-31-17 B Siff vs Kashdan, 1948 (replies)
bamonson: In sheer terms of material investment, is there another game that even compares? Granted, the opposition was weak, but this game SHOULD be as well known among romanticists as Morphy-Duke of Brunswick and Anderssen's "Evergreen Party" and "Immortal" against Kieseritsky.
   Nov-06-16 W Lovegrove vs Pillsbury, 1904
bamonson: The game was impressive either way. 29.Rxb7 was a nice shot!
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