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   rotgut has kibitzed 36 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-18-13 P Dani vs Gyula Mester, 2002 (replies)
rotgut: When I first looked at the position, I said, "White has to do something forcing, because Black threatens mate in two." Then I realized it was Black's move.
   Sep-30-13 Ivanchuk vs Wang Hao, 2013 (replies)
rotgut: Very interesting twist at the end. I don't think even Ivanchuck saw the mate threat 55...Bg4 56.Nd6 mate. Because if he had, he could have played 53.Rh6.
   Mar-04-13 Von Bardeleben vs Bird, 1883 (replies)
rotgut: White's demonstration on the king side starting around move 46 seemed suicidal. Black promptly used the newly opened lines to infiltrate his rook and end the game. Was this just plain over-optimism? I can't see any other reason for it.
   Feb-23-13 M Kapelan vs Tarjan, 1983 (replies)
rotgut: Some thoughts about this game: 1. Would 9. e4 have been better for white? The e pawn on e2 cramps white's position and cuts off the queen side pieces from the defense of the king later. Seems like sometimes these non-committal counter-punch openings are too reserved. If you don't ...
   Oct-22-12 J Rowson vs A Ledger, 1995 (replies)
rotgut: I saw 30. Rh8 Bxh8 31. Qxh8+ Kxh8 32. Nf7+ Kg8 33. Nh6# Do I get full credit??? :-)
   Aug-24-11 Hartston vs A J Whiteley, 1974 (replies)
rotgut: I missed yesterday's problem. I particularly liked one comment that went something like, "Hey, I don't need my queen!" after which the solution was obvious. Today is very similar, and I got this one! :-) I've always been amazed that anyone would play the Winawer. The philosophy ...
   Dec-16-10 Halprin vs K A Walbrodt, 1898 (replies)
rotgut: <Why didn't Halprin accept the sacrifice with 12.fe5> Probably because of 12..Qh4+ followed by 13..Qxc4
   Sep-13-10 Larsen vs R Bogdanovic, 1960 (replies)
rotgut: I don't think this is really all that easy because you have to take 51..e3 into account. After that black can stop the white pawn from queening, i.e. 52.Kxe3 Be5 53.Ke4 Bb8 According to Crafty, White can then win by running down and driving off the bishop: 54.Kd5 Ke7 55.Kc6 Kxe6 ...
   Jun-03-10 Chigorin vs Gunsberg, 1889 (replies)
rotgut: I got this one (after missing the one yesterday). I noticed the pawn pattern in front of the white king and started thinking "checkmate" because this seems to be the theme of the week.
   May-11-10 Anand - Topalov World Championship Match (2010) (replies)
rotgut: <53...Qh1+ is not mate> Ahh, yes, I never was any good at this game :-) Thanks! Congrats to Anand!
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