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Member since Nov-29-15 · Last seen Mar-27-20
I am attempting to pick up chess again after an illness which left me partially disabled cognitively. Sounds crazy but I can't leave chess alone. My favourite players are Blackburne, Morphy, Kasparov and Nimzowitch.
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   mcb has kibitzed 17 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-25-20 Biographer Bistro (replies)
mcb: Sorry I don't know how to ask a general question so I hope you'll forgive me if I just post it here: which Lasker played E.N.Olly in 1893, using the Scandinavian opening?
   Nov-02-17 Janowski vs Nimzowitsch, 1914
mcb: Nimz.'s general rule "an attack on the flank must be meet by a counterattack in the center" (My System) is clearly not applicable when the center is a rock of pawns!
   Oct-31-17 Team White vs Team Black, 2015
mcb: Doesn't seem sound to try to win with an across the board pawn storm, right from the word go. IMHO. I'm no expert. ;;
   Oct-19-17 Morphy vs M Conway, 1859 (replies)
mcb: I had to play the game a dozen times until I saw suddenly that every move Morphy made was perfectly calculated to murder the King on f7. How many games are so well directed? I know mine aren't. (yet)
   Oct-15-17 Michael Meyer vs D Newcomb, 1952 (replies)
mcb: Like many attacks it's deadly unless you play the one defending move that works, every time. Then you can control White.
   Sep-12-17 A Palekha vs Alexei Julin, 2000
mcb: Was there a middlegame element that was decisive or was black simply outplayed in the endgame?
   Sep-11-17 Judit Polgar vs Kasparov, 1996 (replies)
mcb: Dumb question about move 30. It's late and I'm stupider than usual. Queen can't take with mate because White has Queen pinned on King. Other than that it's a wonderful move..
   Sep-10-17 Salov vs Korchnoi, 1997 (replies)
mcb: Very instructive - you are very good players and I learn from the kibitzing as well as the puzzle.
   Feb-02-16 Bogoljubov vs Spielmann, 1920 (replies)
mcb: Kinda like a guilty pleasure, watching a superior player get creamed by another superior player...dash cam in 64 squares.
   Jan-30-16 W Hanstein vs Von Der Lasa, 1841
mcb: Is it merely a coincidence that the losing player had his king stuck in the middle and failed to castle before launching his attack?
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