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Member since Jun-03-20 · Last seen May-15-22
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   spektrowski has kibitzed 13 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Nov-10-21 Lasker vs 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.
   Jun-18-20 Riumin vs Rauzer, 1929 (replies)
spektrowski: <An Englishman> Sadly, Rauzer suffered from a mental illness because of overworking himself (he once complained that he "couldn't make himself work on analysis for more than 16 hours a day!"). He was ultimately put into a mental institution and perished during the Siege of
   Jun-15-20 Alexander Zaitsev
spektrowski: Zaitsev's chess player friends tried to convince him to undergo the operation in Moscow. But he insisted he'd do everything in Vladivostok, and it turned out tragic...
   Jun-12-20 Simagin vs Sajtar, 1946
spektrowski: <zanzibar> The possible source is Averbakh's 1967 book. He described the whole situation - with illegal moves and laughter - and then said that ultimately the error was corrected, and the game proceeded as normal.
   Jun-08-20 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge (2020) (replies)
   Jun-07-20 Levenfish vs Botvinnik, 1937 (replies)
   Jun-04-20 S Belavenets vs Simagin, 1937
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