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Member since Dec-12-10 · Last seen Jan-13-21
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.

   markbstephenson has kibitzed 74 times to chessgames   [less...]
   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 Wang Hao vs A Hill, 2016 (replies)
markbstephenson: 13. Qxb3 imprisons the queen. Surely 13.Qh5 was a more prudent choice.
   Aug-14-16 Schlechter vs J Thirring, 1893 (replies)
markbstephenson: This has got to be one of Carl Schlecter's coolest games! Check it out.
   Jul-19-16 Wei Yi vs A Giri, 2016 (replies)
markbstephenson: This score must be incorrect. Wei Yi would not have given away his g pawn on move 38 and Anish Giri would not have neglected to capture it!
   Jul-14-16 Wei Yi vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
markbstephenson: This score cannot be correct!
   May-17-16 I Saric vs M Matlakov, 2016 (replies)
markbstephenson: Saric may have channelled the great Wilhelm Steinitz in this one!
   Oct-11-15 S Zhigalko vs Nepomniachtchi, 2015 (replies)
   Oct-11-15 Naiditsch vs Fressinet, 2015 (replies)
   Sep-19-15 Eljanov vs R Jumabayev, 2015
   Sep-11-15 Radjabov vs S Sevian, 2015 (replies)
   Sep-03-15 Kavalek vs Mednis, 1972 (replies)
   Aug-21-15 J T Collins vs Alburt, 1987
   Jul-16-15 Wei Yi vs Svidler, 2015 (replies)
   Jul-13-15 Szabo vs Short, 1981
   Jun-22-15 Anand vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2015 (replies)
   Feb-21-15 B Thorfinnsson vs L D'Costa, 2015 (replies)
   Feb-02-15 K W Troff vs T Rodshtein, 2015 (replies)
   Jan-13-15 Van Wely vs Carlsen, 2015 (replies)
   Jan-11-15 Caruana vs I Saric, 2015 (replies)
   Jan-06-15 S Megaranto vs Zhao Jun, 2012
   Jan-05-15 A Hodges vs Capablanca, 1915
   Dec-05-14 D Yang vs I Krush, 2010 (replies)
   Dec-04-14 Efimenko vs M Cornette, 2014
   May-23-14 Negi vs D Justo, 2014 (replies)
   Apr-11-14 Bologan vs Chandler, 1994
   Aug-02-12 Carlsen vs Bacrot, 2012 (replies)
   Aug-01-12 A Giri vs Carlsen, 2012 (replies)
   May-27-12 W Hasenfuss vs G Barcza, 1936
   May-27-12 G Barcza vs Fischer, 1959 (replies)
   May-18-12 Reshevsky vs W S Tevis, 1921 (replies)
   Feb-01-11 K Sterk vs Reti, 1913 (replies)
   Feb-01-11 Reti vs O Tenner, 1913 (replies)
   Jan-28-11 Rubinstein vs Salwe, 1906
   Jan-27-11 M Green vs Santasiere, 1945
   Jan-27-11 Prins vs Denker, 1946 (replies)
   Jan-07-11 Khalifman vs Sveshnikov, 1996 (replies)
   Jan-06-11 Albert Roberts vs M Judd, 1876
   Jan-06-11 M Judd vs H Davidson, 1876 (replies)
   Jan-06-11 J Mason vs D M Martinez, 1874
   Jan-01-11 Capablanca vs P W Sergeant, 1913 (replies)
   Jan-01-11 Parma vs S Tatai, 1968
   Dec-31-10 E O Jones vs J Mieses, 1899
   Dec-31-10 Burn vs Winawer, 1897
   Dec-31-10 Burn vs W Hunter, 1875
   Dec-31-10 Mackenzie vs Winawer, 1882 (replies)
   Dec-31-10 Steinitz vs Winawer, 1882 (replies)
   Dec-28-10 W Napier vs Marshall, 1896 (replies)
   Dec-27-10 Hort vs Tal, 1966 (replies)
   Dec-23-10 Steinitz vs M Fleissig, 1873 (replies)
   Dec-23-10 Ashley vs Zsofia Polgar, 1995 (replies)
   Dec-23-10 E Otene vs B R Anderson, 2003
   Dec-23-10 B R Anderson vs P R Green, 1977
   Dec-22-10 Lasker vs N Miniati, 1890
   Dec-22-10 Lasker vs J Mason, 1889 (replies)
   Dec-21-10 A Neumann vs Przepiorka, 1904 (replies)
   Dec-21-10 A W Fox vs Capablanca, 1916 (replies)
   Dec-21-10 Janowski vs M C Palmer, 1923
   Dec-21-10 Capablanca vs W M Ward, 1906 (replies)
   Dec-21-10 Lipke / Seger / Steif vs Lasker / Mendelsohn / Popiel, 1889
   Dec-21-10 Korchnoi vs Byvshev, 1954 (replies)
   Dec-21-10 Furman vs Korchnoi, 1954
   Dec-21-10 E von Feyerfeil vs Lasker, 1889 (replies)
   Dec-21-10 Lasker vs J M Hanham, 1893
   Dec-21-10 A K Robinson vs G Simonson, 1895
   Dec-21-10 A K Robinson vs Lasker, 1892 (replies)
   Dec-21-10 Lasker vs J Mieses, 1890
   Dec-21-10 Spassky vs A Bannik, 1956 (replies)
   Dec-20-10 A Bannik vs Korchnoi, 1954 (replies)
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