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   spektrowski has kibitzed 17 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-11-23 Alekhine vs Alapin, 1912
spektrowski: The blunders were probably caused by time trouble - the time control was most likely 2 hours per 30 moves.
   Feb-07-23 Alekhine vs Bogoljubov, 1934
spektrowski: According to Aron Nimzowitsch's report in De Telegraaf, Bogoljubov made the "mysterious rook moves" to spite Alekhine. Alekhine insisted on moving the play-off to 2 p.m. because he bought the tickets to a Wagner opera performance in the evening. Bogoljubov grudgingly obliged and
   Jan-14-23 17th DSB Congress, Hamburg (1910)
spektrowski: @Nosnibor: yes, this was this tournament. What's funnier, the story had a continuation, recounted (as an unrelated incident) in Baudet and Strick van Linschoten's chess column in Het Vaderland: on the next day after the game against John, after meeting John's second in the ...
   Nov-10-21 Lasker vs A Willigerode, 1909
spektrowski: Might be this A. Willigerode.
   Oct-14-21 F Duz-Khotimirsky vs Alapin, 1908
spektrowski: This story was first related by Duz-Khotimirsky himself in his "Selected Games" (1953).
   Sep-10-21 R C Balinas vs Savon, 1976 (replies)
spektrowski: In his interview for 64, Balinas said, "Round 13 was decisive in the battle for the first place, when I managed to defeat my main competitor, Vladimir Savon. It was a very nervous and uncompromising game that was decided in mutual time trouble. After winning this difficult game,
   Aug-21-21 Alatortsev vs Kmoch, 1934 (replies)
spektrowski: This game had a funny background story that was told by Ilya Kan in his 1962 autobiography. In the first round of the tournament, both Moscow players, Riumin and Kan, lost to Kmoch and Euwe respectively. The next day, their friends from Moscow, first-category players Anatoly ...
   Jan-30-21 P Dubinin vs Tolush, 1947
spektrowski: According to a report in Shakhmaty v SSSR, Tolush offered Dubinin a draw at one point. Dubinin said grumpily, "I'd rather lose..." and proceeded to do just that.
   Sep-21-20 Nakamura vs Tomashevsky, 2013
spektrowski: Until 12. 0-0-0, the game followed Boris Vainstein's analysis of the Bronstein - Kotov 1948 game, published in 1976 in his book "Improvization in the Chess Art". Vainstein only considered 12... Nf7 13. Bh5, but Tomashevsky found another way.
   Aug-12-20 Kotov vs Spassky, 1958
spektrowski: Kotov wrote that after 28. 0-0-0, he decided to retire from high-level tournament play.
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