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phantasmagorium
Member since Jul-01-20 · Last seen Sep-23-22
Just some ye olde Gen-X patzer

   phantasmagorium has kibitzed 75 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-23-22 F Sideifzade vs Yurtaev, 1980
 
phantasmagorium: <Straclonoor> It is unfortunate indeed that this otherwise interesting, hard-fought (if imperfect) game was finished by such blunders as 37 ... Bg3? and 39 ... Re8? I could only guess that Yurtaev (a GM-level player from an era where there were <200 GMs worldwide) ...
 
   Sep-17-22 W N Watson vs Piket, 1987 (replies)
 
phantasmagorium: <GrahamClayton> Maybe so - but I wonder if he was simply unaware of the rule. We are all aware that one cannot castle if the king is under direct threat (check), or if the king's path is under attack. What many people seem unaware is that the same rule does not apply ...
 
   Sep-09-22 Arovah Bachtiar
 
phantasmagorium: I suspect Arovah Bachtiar has passed, but cannot find any concrete info. In http://chess.gunadarma.ac.id/attach... page 2, right column, second full paragraph, the first two sentences are: "Target saya mencetak atlet-atlet catur andal seperti Utut Adianto. Dulu Kalimantan ...
 
   Aug-30-22 Coenraad Zuidema
 
phantasmagorium: <Olavi> Yup. Those would not have been an easy time for anyone there too. I could only wonder, when he/his parents moved to the Netherlands.
 
   Aug-29-22 Florencio Flores vs C Zuidema, 1964
 
phantasmagorium: I cannot help wondering if White probably loses precisely because he wants too badly to win. What if in the moves 31-37 he does not try too hard to stay one full piece up? Say, 31. Qf2. Or 32. Qf2 (32... Nxe1 33. Qxe1 f5 33. Qc3). Or 34. Rc1, or 37. Re1. Would he have lost ...
 
   Aug-17-22 Z Mestrovic vs Polugaevsky, 1965
 
phantasmagorium: <Honza Cervenka> Agreed - this is weird. Severe time crisis, maybe? Without actual info on this though, we could only guess.
 
   Aug-17-22 Yanofsky vs O Neikirch, 1939
 
phantasmagorium: Bizarre finish. With 35... f6, clearly Black is aware of the Re8+ x-ray attack (35... Qxd5? 36. Re8+). So, why does he make that mistake (36... Qxd5?) anyway? Having made mental mistakes of the same type myself, I could only guess that our brains do weird things when tired. ...
 
   May-25-22 R Seoev vs Kholmov, 1961
 
phantasmagorium: <Straclonoor> I could only hypothesize that the scoresheet is wrong for move 15-18, and the correct moves are probably: 15. cxb4 Qxb4 16. Qxb4 Nxb4 17. a3 Rc8+ 18. Kd2 Rc2+ Moves 1-14 and moves 19 onward are probably correct. I wonder if probably anyone has more info ...
 
   Apr-08-22 Bondarevsky vs Kotov, 1948 (replies)
 
phantasmagorium: <cehertan> I don't know if the vartiation you showed had been played in practice, but probably it was already played. The game Hulak-Crepan 1998 did (from a different opening) line reach a similar position (with a possibly important difference that White's QRP is in a4
 
   Mar-31-22 Westerinen vs S Arkhipov, 1973
 
phantasmagorium: This game and Westerinen vs S Arkhipov, 1983 seem to be duplicates. Does anyone know which one is the real one?
 
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