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tonythekingfisher
Member since Dec-21-07 · Last seen Aug-06-18
I live in York and play very occasional league chess but am a shadow of my former self and need more practice!

   tonythekingfisher has kibitzed 27 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-07-11 Nakamura vs A J Goldsby, 2003 (replies)
 
tonythekingfisher: "TheFocus: <tonythekingfisher> Go away Grandma and stop telling people what to do." What an utter oxygen thief you are, TheFocus.
 
   May-02-11 Gligoric vs Fischer, 1961 (replies)
 
tonythekingfisher: Both sides play like Gods. The grasp of tactics and combinations is truly breathtaking and both Fischer's sacrificial attack and Gligoric's saving resources smack of wizardry. I have analysed this game extensively using Rybka and I can find no mistakes whatsoever (although
 
   Jan-16-11 A Teloeken vs G Welling, 1996 (replies)
 
tonythekingfisher: Hardly insane - took me less than 10 seconds to spot and analyse the winning line (20.....Rxh1+) to a forced mate!! I'd rate this one ** not ****!
 
   Nov-28-10 Petrosian vs Psakhis, 1982 (replies)
 
tonythekingfisher: Whew!! Never even looked at that. Not bad for a player with a rating of just 2645 (ie one who would be outside the top 100 now). Good enough to be world champion, though.
 
   Oct-31-10 The World vs N Pogonina, 2010 (replies)
 
tonythekingfisher: e4 for me, though e3 looks playable She's looking to play Ba3, which of course she couldn't have done if we'd played Qd3 (as I and a number of other of the better players suggested, but were overruled by the "computer knows best" brigade) instead of Qc2. Qc2 was ...
 
   Sep-20-10 J Alfred vs P Walsh, 2005 (replies)
 
tonythekingfisher: I wish I could play more players like Mr Alfred. Rc1 is a blunder even a beginner wouldn't make.
 
   Sep-12-10 Larsen vs B Djurasevic, 1955 (replies)
 
tonythekingfisher: I got nowhere near this - one of the hardest puzzles in ages because there are so many options. I looked at Qe7 but couldn't find the follow up. Helps to confirm my view that Larsen was one of the strongest players never to win the world title. Yet he was graded just 2625,
 
   Apr-12-10 Potkin vs Caruana, 2010 (replies)
 
tonythekingfisher: Potkin - top ELO rating 2629. Smyslov top rating 2620. Could you really see Smyslov coming up with a lemon like 30 Re1?? In a lost position, he would at least have found Qc2 which staves off imminent calamity at the cost of a pawn. Demonstrates the absurd inflation in ...
 
   Jan-17-10 Portisch vs de Firmian, 1990 (replies)
 
tonythekingfisher: If this is indeed defended accurately by black and there are no better moves, then this is a truly spectacular combination. I thought the sac on c6 was the key but didn't see the power of Ne5. But since Portisch was graded 2635 at best, it also suggests that gradings have ...
 
   Jul-20-09 J Gluckie vs M Moran-Venegas, 2009 (replies)
 
tonythekingfisher: 21 Qxc5 Nxc5 22 Bxf7+ Kxf7 23 Rxd8 Ne6 (not Nd7) 24 Rd2 Nxf4 and there's still a lot of play. Black may be the exchange for a pawn down, but he has the bishop pair and his position is far from hopeless, though white should probably win with best play. But black's handling ...
 
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