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   woldsmandriffield has kibitzed 892 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jun-12-21 Alekhine vs Yates, 1922
woldsmandriffield: A wonderful example of how to punish unwarranted pawn advances. Pawns cannot move backwards! The game also illustrates the art of exchanging pieces: [DIAGRAM] 14 Bxd5! cxd5 15 o-o gained control of the only open file, fixed Black pawns on the same colour as his bad Bishop,
   Jun-11-21 J H Donner vs Csom, 1974
woldsmandriffield: [DIAGRAM] A version of the Vancura defence. Donner hastened to bring his King over towards the Queening square but 84 Ke2? cost a half point. Instead 84 Re3+! holds.
   Jun-11-21 Csom vs N Gaprindashvili, 1973
woldsmandriffield: [DIAGRAM] Greed got the better of Black. After 79..Kxg4? 80 Kg6 Kf4 81 Re6 Ra1 [DIAGRAM] White deferred immediate gratification and played the excellent 82 Rb6! Ra5 83 Rxf6 +- Returning to the first diagram, 79..Kg5! would have held.
   Jun-05-21 R Britton vs Nunn, 1978
woldsmandriffield: Very nice game with a positional exchange sacrifice and crisp tactical finish. One of the hardest moves to find though is 12..Rad8! with the idea of ..Ne5 and ..e6. I remember this game being published in Chess magazine - John Nunn may even have written an article on 4..a6
   Jun-02-21 N Ioseliani vs Chiburdanidze, 1988 (replies)
woldsmandriffield: [DIAGRAM] High drama in a very close match. Ioselani played 80 Kf3 and Chirburdanidze converted her two pawn advantage into a win. 80 Kf5! would have held. A key line runs 80..Kg3 81 Ra3+ Kg2 82 Kg5 e4 83 Kxh5 e3 84 Kg4 Re1 85 Rb3 e2 86 Rg3+ =
   May-02-21 F Olafsson vs Hort, 1972
woldsmandriffield: This game should be dropped from Guessthemove. It is completely ridiculous to include it.
   Apr-28-21 Capablanca vs Spielmann, 1928 (replies)
woldsmandriffield: [DIAGRAM] "Although the Knight is generally considered to be on a par with the Bishop in strength, the latter piece is somewhat stronger in the majority of cases in which they are opposed to each other" - Jose Capablanca
   Apr-18-21 G Barcza vs Fischer, 1959
woldsmandriffield: [DIAGRAM] White to play and draw. 73 Rd4! (73 Rh1? Rf2! -+) 73..Rf6 74 Rd8 (74 h7? Rh6) 74..Rxh6 75 Rg8+ =
   Apr-17-21 Portisch vs Simagin, 1961
woldsmandriffield: [DIAGRAM] 19 Qg4 is crushing with no investment of material. Portisch opted for the more speculative 19 Bxh7+!? Kxh7 20 Qh5+ Kg8 and now continued 21 Ne4! (if 21 Re4? Black has the resource 21..Nxc4 22 Rh4 Qxh4! 23 Rxh4 Nxb2). The game continued 21..f6 (an alternative was ...
   Apr-14-21 Alekhine vs M Feigin, 1937
woldsmandriffield: This game impressed Alexander Kotov who cited it as a model example of manoeuvring. It seems though that Alekhine simply got away with a bluff. [DIAGRAM] 40..Bxd4 41 Nxf5 Bxb2 (now White's Rook is also attacked) 42 Rc2 Rd8 is fine for Black. [DIAGRAM] Only 42..b6? led to a
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  OhioChessFan: Nice Horwitz analysis.

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