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   gawain has kibitzed 1352 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jul-07-20 Huebner vs Adorjan, 1980 (replies)
gawain: THe position has a stalemate feeling right away with White's pawns stopped and White's king up against the edge of the board. Is there a stunning win for White? No, so take the stunning stalemate.
   Jul-06-20 Denker vs D MacMurray, 1932 (replies)
gawain: A beautiful finish. Opera Box mate was not known to me as the name for a mating pattern but of course I am familiar with that famous game of Morphy's. It's been fun to look at the Opera Box game again.
   Jun-30-20 H Pfleger vs G Mazzoni, 1966 (replies)
gawain: Like yesterday we have a combination that gives one side a rather modest edge. 21 Bxh6 g6 and White settles for a two pawn advantage and a slog toward eventual victory. Is 21 Rxg7 really any better?
   Jun-29-20 R Kiuttu vs A Giri, 2005 (replies)
gawain: Nice combination for Black to simplify while gaining some advantage--but for a Monday puzzle it seems rather inconclusive.
   Jun-24-20 S Krasnov vs Murey, 1966 (replies)
gawain: I could see that 31...Ng3+ had to be the first move, but I could not see how to seal the deal after 32 Kg1.
   Jun-23-20 I Rabinovich vs Goglidze, 1939 (replies)
gawain: This one is in a lot of collections. Deservedly so.
   Jun-22-20 E Pettersson vs Stahlberg, 1935
gawain: The key is to give up on mate and see that Black wins most easily by simplifying. And there is a way to force it.
   Jun-16-20 Nunn vs J A Sutton, 1984 (replies)
gawain: The winning idea is nice. Black could struggle on for a bit, but he gracefully bows to the inevitable.
   Jun-15-20 B Rabar vs E Paoli, 1953 (replies)
gawain: I saw something in mere seconds (33...Rxh2 34 Kxh2 Nf3+ etc. ) but it was absolutely the wrong something.
   Jun-10-20 Suba vs S Kindermann, 1984 (replies)
gawain: I saw that the clever 64 Bh5+ forcing 64... Kxh5 must be the key--but did not appreciate how decisive was the quiet follow-up 65 Qf5.
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