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john.owen
Member since Feb-19-09 · Last seen Mar-12-17
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   john.owen has kibitzed 12 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-29-16 Morphy vs M Conway, 1859 (replies)
 
john.owen: Engines recommend 7...Qh5 as about even. 7...Qg5 or Qf6 hold the position. Other playable lines start with 7...Nc6 or 7...d6. Ne7 is a real stinker.
 
   Dec-29-16 Morphy vs T Knight, 1856 (replies)
 
john.owen: Until 12...Nd7 black is in the game. 12...Be6 12 Ba3+ Kd8 is about even.
 
   Dec-28-16 Morphy vs NN, 1856
 
john.owen: 16...Qc5 saves the game. Looking at best moves for both sides on analyze this!, after 22 moves it leads to an advantage for black 16...Qc5 17. Bg5+ Ne7 18 Qe2 dxc3+ 19 Be3 cxb2 20 Bxc5 bxa1=Q+ 21Kh2 Qxh1+ 22 Kxh1 d6
 
   Dec-23-16 Fischer vs C Sharp, 1956 (replies)
 
john.owen: Lovely game if you're playing white. I'm six months younger than Fischer and at one time in the 50s I thought I might be able to catch up. Oh well. At least I got more years if not more rating points.
 
   Dec-23-16 Fischer vs M Fox, 1956 (replies)
 
john.owen: This was the tournament where Fischer started to "get good." He finished one point behind Evans and Lombardy, who tied for first. Tied with Yanofsky among others; I would guess a 2300 plus performance rating.
 
   Dec-22-16 Orest Popovych
 
john.owen: Being exposed and enclosed with venomous snakes. Sounds like a chess tournament.
 
   Nov-05-16 A Korobov vs E Alekseev, 2012
 
john.owen: Identical game Aleksandrov-Alekseev Chigorin Memorial 2016
 
   Sep-09-16 V Sipila vs L Moroni Jr, 2016
 
john.owen: Amazing game. Badminton with live grenades.
 
   May-13-16 K Commons vs Larry Evans, 1974 (replies)
 
john.owen: A blast from the past. I found it on page 105 of the Soltis defense book. Evans was my first GM simul. I got so creamed. Commons was a local kid doing very well. In this game Kim couldn't figure out what to do with his KR. Went from winning to losing with a few 2nd best moves. A ...
 
   Aug-10-15 John Russell Mortz
 
john.owen: I was visiting my old friend John Mortz in Boise last week. We know each other since cub scouts. He told me about this game, and the strategic use of tripled QB pawns. I think that the only one who could win with the Winawer, was Botvinnik.
 
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