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sharkw
Member since Oct-07-05 · Last seen Mar-14-21
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   sharkw has kibitzed 83 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-24-19 Topalov vs Shirov, 1998 (replies)
 
sharkw: <Whitehat1963: Stockfish suggests 48...Kf2 as a far better move than gxh3. It may even be enough for a draw: 48. Kf2 Bg4 49. Bb2 Kf5...> Don't be so quick to trust computer analysis, especially when it doesn't make sense! After 48. Kf2, why would Black play 48...Bg4? Given ...
 
   Apr-17-17 Gelfand vs Nakamura, 2017
 
sharkw: The double minor piece endgame after move 26 has to be drawn, but somehow Nakamura outplays Gelfand after some inaccuracies on the latter's part. The finish is nice, Black is threatening 45...Nh2 forcing the bishop to move after which ...h3 would force a pawn to queen. A possible ...
 
   Oct-07-10 Tringov vs Ermenkov, 1973 (replies)
 
sharkw: Is the score for this game mistaken or am I missing something here? Doesn't 37. Bf8+ instead of the inexplicable 37. Re2 force mate for White?
 
   Oct-04-10 V Teterev vs P Wojciechowski, 2010
 
sharkw: There's a typographical error in the game score here. Black's 28th move should be ...Nf8, not ...Kf8, otherwise White would have simply captured it with 29. hxg6. In addition, mate is unstoppable in the final position with the knight on f8, while Black could defend with ...Qf8 if the
 
   Aug-29-10 P Garcia Castro vs N Collazo Hidalgo-Gato, 2001
 
sharkw: Wow, what a blunderfest in this game! 21. Rf1?? just loses a whole rook, then 24...R1f3?! unnecessarily gives back an exchange when 24...R1f7 should win more easily. Black's pieces should easily overwhelm the lone queen but 37...Ra3?? just drops a whole piece. Of course there are ...
 
   Aug-26-10 N Kraiouchkine vs T Duong, 2007 (replies)
 
sharkw: Who said all opposite-colour bishop endings are drawn? Though White had to screw up pretty badly to lose this one!
 
   Aug-04-10 Sutovsky vs Yudasin, 1994
 
sharkw: How did Sutovsky screw this one up? At move 27 White is a clear pawn up in what should be a won rook ending. By move 31 he's also obtained an outside passed pawn. However, things don't look so easy by move 39. Somehow he not only doesn't win, but overpresses and ends up losing. Rook ...
 
   Aug-04-10 K Spraggett vs E Bhend, 1992 (replies)
 
sharkw: Surely the final position is 0-1, not 1-0?
 
   Aug-04-10 K Spraggett vs Sax, 1989
 
sharkw: Cute! It looks like White still has some work to do in the endgame after 54...Bxe5 until you realize that 55. Rb8! wins on the spot.
 
   Aug-04-10 K Spraggett vs Hebert, 1983
 
sharkw: An interesting game with a sudden finish by Spraggett. 44. Qxf5! must have been quite the shock to Black, in the final position I was thinking that Black could just play 47...Kh8 until it hit me: 48. Qxh7+ Kxh7 49. Bxh7 and Black can't catch the c-pawn.
 
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