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xanadu
Member since Jun-25-06 · Last seen Nov-26-22
Learn to play the Sicilian = Nirvana
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   xanadu has kibitzed 273 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Aug-13-22 Caruana vs N Abdusattorov, 2022 (replies)
 
xanadu: Yes,I agree, White does not reach an advantage in any line. However, the problem with the line followed by Caruana is that White got a disadvantage! After the opening, Caruana has an isolated pawn, while Black´s structure is fine. I guess Caruana should play BxN at c6, just earlier ...
 
   Aug-11-22 Chennai Olympiad (2022) (replies)
 
xanadu: Why Aronian left the Armenia team ?
 
   Jan-11-22 A Esipenko vs N Grandelius, 2021 (replies)
 
xanadu: Hi Douglas. I guess I see the point you mention: to pin/attack the White´s Knight and Bishop on the e-line. In any case, Black got a nice position.
 
   Jan-11-22 Andersson vs K Langeweg, 1981
 
xanadu: The mystake was to open the position with 22...d5, destroying the pawn structure.
 
   Feb-03-21 Giri vs N Grandelius, 2021 (replies)
 
xanadu: I guess one central issue in Najdorf-Oppocensky-like opennings is the break f4 by White. If Black takes (...e5xf4) then it gets nice diagonal for its two Bishops...but it gets a weak pawn structure also. If White neutralizes the Bishops, then goes to an advantageous final, like in ...
 
   Nov-06-20 So vs A Liang, 2020 (replies)
 
xanadu: Yes, the final position seems very even !
 
   Sep-20-20 Dominguez Perez vs Carlsen, 2020 (replies)
 
xanadu: By moves 10-11 it looks like a Caro Kan or a Sicilian game.
 
   May-23-20 Nakamura vs Aronian, 2020
 
xanadu: Very interesting was the manoeuvre by White of moving the Queen-Knight to e2 in order to hold the Bishop on f4 and exchange it for the Black Bishop. In this way White starts the attempts for dominating the central black squares.
 
   Sep-21-17 World Cup (2017) (replies)
 
xanadu: World Cup 2018 could be based on 4 Armageddon games at first. If they are still even then play four Blitz, then 2 Rapids. If they are still even, then play one Classic in Armageddon format.
 
   Jan-19-17 So vs Harikrishna, 2017 (replies)
 
xanadu: Positions in the English or QGD where Black opens the center at the very beginning (5...d5) are easy to play for White. Then Black uses to be under time pressure...not a good prospect if you are playing against Wesley So.
 
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