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Member since Dec-12-10 · Last seen Sep-30-23
I live near Woodstock in Shenandoah County, Virginia. I have played three GMs in simuls: Korchnoi, Dreev and Benjamin, losing all three, but having a memorable experience on each occasion. I once earned a provisional USCF rating of 1787.
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   markbstephenson has kibitzed 78 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-26-23 S Aritonang vs G Hjorth, 1982
markbstephenson: Black may have lost on time - black is clearly winning in the final position
   May-18-23 I A Horowitz vs R Romero, 1952
markbstephenson: 37...Qc6 seems to be unanswerable
   May-17-23 Reshevsky vs L Prins, 1952
markbstephenson: 39. Qd5! threatens both Qxg8+ and Qd6+ with mate to follow on b7. Resignation was not premature
   May-14-23 R Svane vs E Miranda Mesa, 2023
markbstephenson: Wow! One of those rare games where every piece and pawn remains on the board at the end of the game.
   Jan-13-21 A Brinckmann vs Reti, 1921
markbstephenson: Cool game using Reti's pawns on e4 & h2 to safeguard white's king while taking advantage of black's exposed king to make some nice little combinations.
   Feb-04-17 D Lemos vs T Bopp, 2017
markbstephenson: Black plays agressively for a king side attack - but with insufficient forces mustered. White's excellent N-h5 shot, threatening mate on f8, decides.
   Dec-29-16 P A Batchelor vs W Foo, 2016
markbstephenson: It seems white made too many moves with the dark squared bishop - even allowing it to become a target after 25.b3 Qc6. Good job by Black!
   Sep-24-16 Korchnoi vs K Darga, 1956
markbstephenson: In the 1978 publication, Korchnoi's 400 Best Games, the final move is given as 38. R-a5 which forces the exchange of rooks and connects white's Q side pawns.
   Sep-16-16 Y Quesada Perez vs T Hillarp Persson, 2016
markbstephenson: After Q-b2 black must retreat his Q to a7 (the endgame is lost) when he will have no counterplay. Resignation is very much justified here.
   Aug-28-16 H Wang vs A Hill, 2016 (replies)
markbstephenson: 13. Qxb3 imprisons the queen. Surely 13.Qh5 was a more prudent choice.
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