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   unspiek has kibitzed 21 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-27-23 T Gelashvili vs M Gagunashvili, 2001 (replies)
unspiek: How does this work, if Black plays 21. ... Bg3:!? The obvious reply 22. Rg7:+ Rg7: 23. Nd8+ leaves me wondering after 23 ... Kf8, instead of the crude blunder 23 ... Qc4: suggested by Reeh.
   Jul-01-23 I Rabinovich vs N Riumin, 1933
unspiek: No doubt Gypsy's line wins, but the immediate 33. ... Qc4+ gives mate in three.
   Nov-09-22 Amsterdam Candidates (1956)
unspiek: <thelegendisback> Nobody but Botvinnik was ever in sight of winning the 1948 match-tournament. In 1953, Keres played well, but not as steadily as Smyslov. 1962 was Keres' great chance; I followed that event closely at the time, pulling for him, but, alas, Petrosian eked past ...
   Aug-08-22 Petrosian vs Botvinnik, 1963 (replies)
unspiek: There was the Gruenfeld, doing its evil work yet again. After game 5, one wonders why MB didn't switch to a reserve defense, like maybe the Semi-Slav. Botvinnik's history with the Gruenfeld in WC matches doesn't make it look attractive. Even Kasparov couldn't make it work at that ...
   Jul-25-22 T van Scheltinga vs Gruenfeld, 1936
unspiek: Gruenfeld was famous as an opening theoretician, but I've never seen any of this monographs. I wonder if other powerful ideas could be found in them. The idea might have been noticed more if his opponent, van Scheltinga, hadn't finished 0-0-7 in the tournament. And Gruenfeld's 1-5-1
   Jul-04-22 E Zagoryansky vs Botvinnik, 1943 (replies)
unspiek: Looks rather more like Botvinnik was not inclined to take any risks in this next-to-last round game, when he had a massive lead in the tournament.
   Jun-28-22 Botvinnik vs Ragozin, 1933
unspiek: This reply to Knight13's question, above, is a little late, but what can you do? After 34. ... Qf5:, Black probably foresaw 35. Re7, which immediately annihilates him.
   Dec-25-21 Grigoriev vs Furman, 1950
unspiek: Thanks to Sally Simpson for actual facts!
   Feb-13-21 Tseshkovsky vs K Agapov, 1984 (replies)
unspiek: That move 30. Re4 and its followup are mighty hard to believe. This score must be inaccurate.
   Jan-24-21 V Nevednichy vs Gligoric, 2001
unspiek: White is totally busted in the final position after 83. ... Ne4+. White's gauche blunder 83. Kc3 makes one suppose that both flags must have been hanging.
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