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   saintdufus has kibitzed 88 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Feb-24-20 Averkin vs Miles, 1976
saintdufus: After 47...Bd4 Black is threatening 48...Bc5#, so White is forced to sac the exchange.
   Sep-20-19 M Esserman vs Anand, 2016 (replies)
saintdufus: It wasn't White whose issue was confidence, but Black. Esserman is the world's #1 authority on this opening: he believes in it strongly, so he always plays it, no matter who his opponent is. I do wish Anand had accepted the gambit though. Maybe he feared a similar fate to what ...
   Apr-30-19 Charousek vs J Wollner, 1895
saintdufus: I love the beautiful tactical ideas of these "swashbuckling" geniuses of old.
   Apr-30-19 Spassky vs Karpov, 1982 (replies)
saintdufus: You hear stories about post-1972 Spassky "drawing his games quickly so he could go play tennis", but this game must have required immense energy to pull off.
   Apr-30-19 Chandler vs J Emms, 1997
saintdufus: If 12...Nd4, I wonder if White was planning 13.Qd3, with a double-attack on d4 and h7. (13...Nf5 14.Qb5+)
   Apr-21-19 Bronstein vs Udovcic, 1957
saintdufus: Bronstein seemed willing to put up with an awful lot of harassment from that knight & bishop duo: they kept pushing the White king around, but Bronstein didn't try to expel them.
   Apr-20-19 Bronstein vs Lilienthal, 1944
saintdufus: <nasmichael: I am not criticising my counterpart above--in fact I praise him/her for wanting to learn more about the game. With this post I am fulfilling my part in this dialogue, extending to the viewer the idea of playing this game 'live', setting up the board and trying to ...
   Apr-12-19 Kasparov vs Karpov, 1985
saintdufus: Due to the match situation (Kasparov up one point with two games left) a draw worked in Kasparov's favor: so he might have opted for 28.Qc5, forcing a queen trade, but I guess that wasn't really his style.
   Apr-08-19 Guy Botetsi Esungi vs Khalema Sechaba, 2018
saintdufus: In Esungi's country, a rating of 1500 is enough to get you on the national team.
   Apr-08-19 Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1914
saintdufus: <DarthStapler: I find this pun to be very offensive. Witch hunts were real tragedies in which many people lost their lives.> I imagine the "She's a witch--burn her!" scene in *Monty Python & the Holy Grail* must be excruciating for you to watch.
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