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optimal play
Member since Oct-28-11
"Optimal Play" is when both sides make their best move at each turn, or one of equally good alternatives.

Favourite openings:

Ruy Lopez (C60)

Pirc (B07)

Nimzo-Indian (E20)

Interest in colonial Australian chess.

Favourite players from that era:

Andrew Burns

Charles Marshall Fisher

Henry Charlick

Louis Goldsmith

Frederick Karl Esling

"May everyone, not only in the game of Chess, but the game of life, know how to make the next best move." - Chess Club Toast

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   optimal play has kibitzed 7462 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-20-22 E W Brose vs L Steiner, 1946
optimal play: 33...Rg3! wins White has no adequate response. If 34.hxg3 then 34...fxg3 35.Qxg3 Qxg3 followed by 36...Rh5 & 37...Rh2 ∓ Lajos Steiner retained his title, winning the 1946/47 Australian Chess Championship. <STUDIES IN CONCENTRATION at the All-Australia Chess Congress ...
   Jan-19-22 E W Brose vs A L Miller, 1946
optimal play: 36...Qxd1 is a nice finish. Of course after 37.Qxd1 Ne3+! wins
   Jan-18-22 W Siebenhaar vs W Viner, 1905
optimal play: 8.Bxd5? Better is 8.Bd3 20.Bxd4? Nice play by black. Viner won the 1905 Western Australian Chess Championship, his fourth in a row.
   Jan-17-22 gezafan chessforum
optimal play: <diceman: The folks you're ready to surrender to ...> Me surrender? Am I an American? The coup d'├ętat took place in your country. Did you form up a well regulated militia in accordance with your second amendment to restore democracy? Or is the second amendment only ...
   Jan-17-22 Novak
optimal play: Novacc 1 - 2 Australia That's game set & match
   Jan-16-22 chessforum (replies)
optimal play: <George Wallace: ... I first started coming here in 2002 ...> Your bio says <Member since Nov-06-20> What was your previous username and why did you change?
   Jan-16-22 J Sayers vs C Purdy, 1926
optimal play: 23.f4? Instead 23.Nxe6! wins 23.Nxe6 Kxe6 24.Bxf4+ Kf7 25.Bxd7 Rf8 26.Nxd5 Kg8 27.Be6+ Kh8 28.Nf6 ± [DIAGRAM]
   Jan-15-22 playground player chessforum (replies)
optimal play: Lee, I too will pray for the health of you and Patty. "The Lord sustains them on their sickbed and restores them from their bed of illness." - Psalm 41:3
   Dec-22-21 technical draw chessforum (replies)
optimal play: Merry Christmas <technical draw> to you and your family.
   Dec-15-21 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
optimal play: <thebully99> Certainly the world championship title will be downgraded if Carlsen doesn't defend it. Of course it has perhaps been downgraded in recent years with the number of games reduced and rapids introduced as a tie-break. Even if Carlsen does break 2900 I doubt it ...
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