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Member since Jun-20-09 · Last seen Mar-15-11
Lajos Portisch is a great player.

   godfire has kibitzed 14 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Dec-08-10 The World vs N Pogonina, 2010 (replies)
godfire: I think the queen is a little better on f5. Following Re8 with Nd2 is interesting. I would give that a full analysis.
   Dec-24-09 A Madej vs E Gruz, 2001 (replies)
godfire: 19. Qb2 (otherwise loses the queen) Nb5+ 20. cxb5 Rd3+ 21. Qb3 (21. Qc3 Rxc3#) Rxb3+ 22. Ka4 Qxb4# or even better 19. Qb2 Rd3 20. white moves* 21. Nb5# *white has some moves that prevent Nb5# but all lines lead to checkmate.
   Dec-24-09 Korody vs Bologh, 1933 (replies)
godfire: I play this in competitive games with a 3-0 record. After e3 white has no hope. Even if they play the line correctly white has developmental problems which compensate for the gambited pawn. The only fight white can put up is the Spassky Variation with e4 instead of e3 or Nf3. Still,
   Nov-13-09 Leko vs Svidler, 2009
godfire: 6...Be7 looks inferior to 6...Ba7.
   Nov-13-09 Kramnik vs Svidler, 2009 (replies)
godfire: I respect--and play--the Grunfeld Defense, but moves seven, eight, and nine by Kramnik are the best defense. He anticipated the strike against the black queenside squares and did not waste time protecting them.
   Nov-13-09 P Troeger vs Tal, 1960 (replies)
godfire: Got 49... missed a few in the opening. I didn't like the opening he played. Had Troeger played more solid after c5 he could have won. I don't see why he adopted such a cramped position in the first place.
   Jul-23-09 M Umansky vs The World, 2009 (replies)
godfire: Re8 without second thought.
   Jul-23-09 Portisch vs Sosonko, 1984 (replies)
godfire: In a recent online game I traded two of my rooks for my opponents queen and checkmated him a few moves later. Players see wonderful queen sacs in trade of other material in games such as Byrne-Fischer, and try to incorporate them in their own games, but the queen often devastates ...
   Jul-23-09 Karpov vs Quinteros, 1980 (replies)
godfire: Typical of Karpov to try to avoid central conflict until his position is fortified and developed. He knows where to place pieces so they get the most effect.
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