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   tessathedog has kibitzed 107 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-26-22 Polugaevsky vs Korchnoi, 1985
tessathedog: A rare occasion when Polugaevsky, the renowned calculator, seemingly fails to calculate a relatively simple saving line to the end. After 63 Kg4! Ke3+ 64 Kxg5 Kxf3, Polugaevsky likely stopped here. To the naked eye, white's king seems to have gone in the wrong direction, and is ...
   May-12-22 Aseev vs Dolmatov, 1989
tessathedog: Oh! My Informator has a different move order. 23...Nc6 24 Ke3 Bxd3 25 cxd3 Rhg8! Another nice tactical move, allowing 26 Nxg6? to be met by ...f4+! Dolmatov gives 24 Ke3 a "?" for this reason.
   May-11-22 Vaganian vs Dvoirys, 1989
tessathedog: 20 Bf4+!! is a lovely positional move. Loses time, but weakens the h3-c8 diagonal for the light squared bishop. Great example of how to open diagonals to "get at" a king in the centre in the board with one's two bishops.
   Mar-13-22 Lilienthal vs Keres, 1941 (replies)
tessathedog: Yusupov presents the position with White to play his 31st as an exercise on the topic of "a piece out of play". In this case, that's the Nb8, which requires several moves (including of course ...d6) to get to the kingside. The example supports Yusupov's advice of starting play ...
   Dec-31-21 World Blitz Championship (2021) (replies)
tessathedog: I was curious after seeing video footage on chess24 of Petrosian’s final round game (drawn) in the world blitz. The game had ended. The camera had been focused on something else, but picked up Petrosian’s reaction at the end of the game. He looked…broken. He sat at the ...
   Oct-17-21 Kamsky vs Yusupov, 1992 (replies)
tessathedog: Even though he lost, I am so impressed by Yusupov's concept of "fortress building" in this game. Early on his Queen is uncomfortable in the middle of the board, so he imaginatively gives her up for a rook and a bishop. Then he later sacrifices his "a" pawn as well, seeing that ...
   Sep-17-21 Gulko vs Karpov, 1976
tessathedog: This is a magnificent, genuine chess "struggle", typical of a "no holds barred" USSR Championship game. There are several highlights. Firstly, there is Karpov's intriguing pawn sacrifice offer on move 16 mentioned by others. There's some compensation, but it seems to be very ...
   Sep-10-21 Petrosian vs Gligoric, 1963 (replies)
tessathedog: Some of the most elegant "Patented Petrosian Exchange Sacrifices" were merely prepared and not played. In this game, Gligorich sees through 16 ...Bxc3 17 Nxc3!! (protecting the e4 pawn) Bxf1 18 Qxf1, which Tigran had intended, the Armenian describing the compensation as ...
   Sep-08-21 Karpov vs Timman, 1991 (replies)
tessathedog: Karpov wrote excellent Informator notes to his games, including this one (#364 of 51). He was one of the annotators who managed to overcome the languageless format. One senses him "talking" to us through his notes even without words. Petrosian and Polugaevsky also did this ...
   Aug-15-21 Hort vs de Firmian, 1990
tessathedog: Good point <Dionysius1> I may have extolled Hort a little too highly for the first point, which as you have pointed out, was not as straightforward as I had assumed. I think I simply missed that black could still get in ...Bc8. Thanks also to <0ZeR0> for nevertheless
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