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optimal play
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   optimal play has kibitzed 6884 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-20-21 Big Pawn chessforum
optimal play: I'm a little surprised Alan hasn't yet weighed in on the professional poker player debate. Seeing as how this discussion began with a query about Alan's pride in his profession as a poker player I would have thought he might have contributed some commentary on this matter. Alan
   Jan-20-21 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
optimal play: <HeMateMe: <New York is one of the WORST cities in the world today.> I've lived here my entire adult life, retard. Never been mugged. never suffered an apartment break in. never been assaulted on the street. Go live in one of these open carry states and see how long it
   Jan-19-21 playground player chessforum (replies)
optimal play: <OhioChessFan> I agree much of the discussion regarding the "Messianic Secret" is speculative. Those examples from Mark and Luke both relate to the Gerasene demoniac and conclude with Jesus rejecting the man as a disciple, and directing him to go home and tell how much ...
   Jan-16-21 D R Hay vs Stenhouse, 1885
optimal play: 8.d5 was a novelty 17...Kd7? Better to castle 22...Kd7? Better is 22...Kb7 23.Bxe5! 29.Bd5!
   Jan-11-21 S Crakanthorp vs D R Hay, 1904
optimal play: 6...d5 was a novelty 33...Bc6? Black missed a golden opportunity with 33...f4!! e.g. 33...f4 34.gxf4 Qxf4 wins! or 33...f4 34.Qd6 fxg3+ also wins! After 33...f4 what can white do?
   Jan-07-21 F Whitacre vs D Davis, 1982
optimal play: <perfidious: <gambitfan...At least one of the players should be a strong player.> A prerequisite which, if enforced, would eliminate most of my 74 games which are in this DB, mais certainement.> Wouldn't that eliminate *all* of your games, but certainly?
   Jan-07-21 C G M Watson vs W H Rowe, 1898 (replies)
optimal play: 6.Qe2 was a novelty 14...hxg5? Watson's time was just 25 minutes to checkmate his opponent whereas Rowe took one hour for his 18 moves.
   Dec-22-20 Leeds Chess Club vs Doncaster Chess Club, 1834 (replies)
optimal play: <<<<CHESS.> Great Match at Chess between the Leeds and Doncaster Clubs.> In the month of March last the clubs of Leeds and Doncaster agreed to play a match at chess by correspondence. The match to consist of two games played simultaneously. The games were to ...
   Dec-13-20 C G M Watson vs A Wallace, 1899
optimal play: 13.Rad1 Compare 13.b3 Taubenhaus vs M Judd, 1889 A E Post vs E Schallopp, 1907 21...Ng5 more interesting is 21...Bxg2! Then 22.Kxg2 Qf3+ 23.Kg1 Rf4 24.Bxf4? Nxf4 wins [DIAGRAM] 27...Nxd3 again more interesting is 27...Bxg2! Then 28.Kxg2 Qg6+ 29.Kh1 Nxd3 30.Rg1 Qe4+ 31.Qg2 ...
   Dec-05-20 A Wallace vs T E Ash, 1893 (replies)
optimal play: 8.h4 was a novelty 9...Qb6 compare 9...Nc6 Pillsbury vs Albin, 1896 25...Nxe5? expecting 26.fxe5? Bxc5 27.Bxc5+ Qxc5+ and black wins a pawn. But instead white played 26.Nxe6+! 34.Rc1!
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