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xanadu
Member since Jun-25-06 · Last seen Oct-23-21
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   xanadu has kibitzed 267 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Feb-03-21 Giri vs N Grandelius, 2021
 
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 ...
 
   Jan-22-21 A Esipenko vs N Grandelius, 2021
 
xanadu: It seems that on the 20-25 move, Black got a strong center. But after the exchanges, the situation evened out. Is it possible to improve Black's position after move 25?
 
   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.
 
   Jan-03-17 So vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2016
 
xanadu: Hi Ulhumbrus. I guess the problem with 8...Be6 is that after 9cxd4 if Black takes back with 9...Nxd4, then the Pawn at e5 falls. I do not see actually any improvement in this line for Black than taken the c-pawn as soon as possible. Regards and the best for 2017!
 
   Sep-12-16 Harikrishna vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
 
xanadu: I am sorry but Chesstorian72 is right.Horrible mistake by Karjakin in move 26...and a very bad opening played before that.
 
   Apr-29-16 Aronian vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
 
xanadu: In the case of this game, Aronian-MC, according to CG database the novelty introduced by Magnus was in move 10...Na5, not in the one you mention, 7..dxc4.
 
   Apr-24-16 Carlsen vs Harikrishna, 2016
   Mar-16-16 Karjakin vs Svidler, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-10-16 M Muzychuk vs Yifan Hou, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-05-16 Yifan Hou vs M Muzychuk, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-03-16 Muzychuk - Hou Women's World Championship Match (2016) (replies)
   Feb-02-16 Gledura vs Anand, 2016 (replies)
   Apr-25-15 Adams vs Giri, 2015 (replies)
   Mar-28-15 Koneru vs M Muzychuk, 2015 (replies)
   Feb-17-15 Anand vs Nakamura, 2015 (replies)
   Feb-13-15 Karjakin vs Anand, 2015 (replies)
   Jan-19-15 Vachier-Lagrave vs Giri, 2015 (replies)
   Dec-27-14 G Oparin vs Morozevich, 2014 (replies)
   Dec-15-14 Adams vs Anand, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-15-14 Carlsen - Anand World Championship Match (2014) (replies)
   Jun-29-14 A Muzychuk vs Yifan Hou, 2014 (replies)
   Jun-29-14 Yifan Hou vs Ju Wenjun, 2014
   Jun-26-14 N Dzagnidze vs Yifan Hou, 2014
   Jun-24-14 Yifan Hou vs A Stefanova, 2014 (replies)
   Jun-22-14 Zhao Xue vs Yifan Hou, 2014
   Jun-04-14 Aronian vs Karjakin, 2014 (replies)
   Apr-25-14 Motylev vs Wojtaszek, 2014
   Apr-21-14 Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2014 (replies)
   Apr-19-14 Yifan Hou vs A Ushenina, 2014
   Apr-11-14 Yifan Hou vs N Dzagnidze, 2014 (replies)
   Mar-16-14 Svidler vs D Andreikin, 2014 (replies)
   Mar-07-14 A Stukopin vs V Akopian, 2014
   Mar-07-14 I Salgado Lopez vs A Riazantsev, 2014 (replies)
   Mar-06-14 I Cheparinov vs N Dzagnidze, 2014 (replies)
   Feb-22-14 Korneev vs G Jones, 2014
   Feb-20-14 Anand vs Nakamura, 2014 (replies)
   Feb-19-14 Kovalenko vs Jobava, 2014
   Feb-18-14 Jobava vs E Zaiatz, 2014 (replies)
   Feb-02-14 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-16-13 Anand - Carlsen World Championship Match (2013) (replies)
   Oct-09-13 B Kovanova vs A Kashlinskaya, 2013 (replies)
   Oct-08-13 A Kashlinskaya vs N Pogonina, 2013
   Sep-21-13 Yifan Hou vs A Ushenina, 2013 (replies)
   Sep-19-13 Ushenina - Hou Women's World Championship Match (2013) (replies)
   Sep-19-13 A Ushenina vs Yifan Hou, 2013
   Sep-17-13 Yifan Hou vs A Ushenina, 2013
   Sep-16-13 Yifan Hou vs A Ushenina, 2013
   Sep-14-13 A Ushenina vs Yifan Hou, 2013 (replies)
   Sep-12-13 A Ushenina vs Yifan Hou, 2013 (replies)
   Jun-22-13 Kramnik vs D Andreikin, 2013 (replies)
   May-30-13 Nakamura vs Topalov, 2013 (replies)
   May-27-13 Topalov vs Ivanchuk, 2013 (replies)
   May-27-13 Kamsky vs Dominguez Perez, 2013 (replies)
   May-11-13 Yifan Hou vs A Ushenina, 2013 (replies)
   May-11-13 Ulhumbrus chessforum (replies)
   May-09-13 Yifan Hou vs Cmilyte, 2013
   May-09-13 A Muzychuk vs Yifan Hou, 2013 (replies)
   May-04-13 A Muzychuk vs O Girya, 2013 (replies)
   Apr-26-13 Li Shilong vs Yifan Hou, 2013
   Apr-23-13 Wang Yue vs Yifan Hou, 2013 (replies)
   Apr-19-13 Yifan Hou vs Zhao Jun, 2013 (replies)
   Apr-18-13 Yifan Hou vs Yu Yangyi, 2013 (replies)
   Apr-15-13 Jobava vs Karjakin, 2013 (replies)
   Apr-13-13 Shirov vs Dreev, 2013 (replies)
   Apr-13-13 Morozevich vs Grischuk, 2013 (replies)
   Apr-13-13 Jobava vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2013
   Apr-11-13 Caruana vs Ivanchuk, 2013 (replies)
   Apr-10-13 Carlsen vs Gelfand, 2013 (replies)
   Mar-24-13 Radjabov vs Gelfand, 2013 (replies)
   Mar-24-13 Carlsen vs Aronian, 2013 (replies)
   Sep-27-12 Topalov vs Dominguez Perez, 2012 (replies)
   Sep-06-12 M Socko vs Yifan Hou, 2012
   Sep-06-12 Yifan Hou vs T Kosintseva, 2012 (replies)
   Aug-09-12 Carlsen vs Aronian, 2008 (replies)
   Jul-29-12 Lagno vs Yifan Hou, 2012
   Jul-22-12 Yifan Hou vs Khurtsidze, 2012
   Jun-20-12 FIDE Women's Grand Prix Kazan (2012) (replies)
   Jun-20-12 A Galliamova vs Yifan Hou, 2012 (replies)
   May-18-12 Gelfand vs Anand, 2012 (replies)
   May-17-12 Anand vs Gelfand, 2012 (replies)
   May-16-12 Anand - Gelfand World Championship Match (2012) (replies)
   May-16-12 Gelfand vs Anand, 2012 (replies)
   Mar-22-12 N Kabanov vs Caruana, 2012 (replies)
   Nov-24-11 Hou - Koneru Women's World Championship Match (2011) (replies)
   Nov-21-11 Koneru vs Yifan Hou, 2011 (replies)
   Nov-20-11 Yifan Hou vs Koneru, 2011 (replies)
   Nov-18-11 Koneru vs Yifan Hou, 2011 (replies)
   Nov-16-11 Yifan Hou vs Koneru, 2011 (replies)
   Nov-14-11 Koneru vs Yifan Hou, 2011 (replies)
   Nov-12-11 Navara vs Svidler, 2011
   Nov-11-11 Leko vs Topalov, 2011 (replies)
   Nov-11-11 Vachier-Lagrave vs Karjakin, 2011
   Nov-10-11 Ponomariov vs Naiditsch, 2011
   Nov-10-11 Topalov vs Svidler, 2011 (replies)
   Nov-08-11 Karjakin vs I Cheparinov, 2011
   Nov-08-11 Naiditsch vs Topalov, 2011 (replies)
   Nov-05-11 Yifan Hou vs Zhao Xue, 2011 (replies)
   Nov-05-11 Gong Qianyun vs Yifan Hou, 2011
   Oct-26-11 Dominguez Perez vs Le Quang Liem, 2011 (replies)
   Oct-25-11 Leko vs Vitiugov, 2011 (replies)
   Oct-25-11 Giri vs J Polgar, 2011
   Oct-24-11 Ju Wenjun vs Zhao Xue, 2011
   Oct-22-11 Kramnik vs J Polgar, 2011 (replies)
   Oct-20-11 Zhao Xue vs T Kosintseva, 2011 (replies)
   Oct-19-11 A Stefanova vs Zhao Xue, 2011 (replies)
   Oct-19-11 Nakamura vs Leko, 2010
   Oct-19-11 Cmilyte vs T Kosintseva, 2011
   Oct-18-11 Kosteniuk vs Zhao Xue, 2011 (replies)
   Oct-18-11 Adams vs Yifan Hou, 2007
   Oct-14-11 Morozevich vs Vitiugov, 2011
   Oct-08-11 F Vallejo Pons vs Ivanchuk, 2011 (replies)
   Oct-08-11 Ivanchuk vs Nakamura, 2011 (replies)
   Sep-27-11 Anand vs Carlsen, 2011 (replies)
   Sep-27-11 Aronian vs F Vallejo Pons, 2011 (replies)
   Sep-23-11 Adams vs Topalov, 2006 (replies)
   Sep-22-11 Ruan Lufei vs Yifan Hou, 2011 (replies)
   Sep-18-11 Yifan Hou vs A Muzychuk, 2011
   Sep-18-11 Cmilyte vs A Muzychuk, 2011
   Sep-09-11 Ivanchuk vs Radjabov, 2011 (replies)
   Sep-09-11 World Cup (2011) (replies)
   Jul-04-11 Caruana vs Negi, 2011 (replies)
   Jul-02-11 Caruana vs Yifan Hou, 2011
   Jun-15-11 Ivanchuk vs Radjabov, 2011 (replies)
   Apr-25-11 Ivanchuk vs Ponomariov, 2011 (replies)
   Jan-11-11 V Gashimov vs M Godena, 2010
   Dec-21-10 Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament (2010) (replies)
   Dec-18-10 Koneru vs Yifan Hou, 2010 (replies)
   Oct-25-10 N Pogonina vs Yifan Hou, 2010 (replies)
   Oct-25-10 A Stefanova vs Cmilyte, 2010
   Oct-05-10 T Kosintseva vs Lagno, 2010 (replies)
   Oct-05-10 Yifan Hou vs D Reizniece-Ozola, 2010
   Oct-02-10 Kosteniuk vs Andjelija Stojanovic, 2010 (replies)
   Sep-09-10 H Hamdouchi vs R Edouard, 2010
   Sep-06-10 Shirov vs Wang Hao, 2010 (replies)
   Sep-03-10 Shirov vs Anand, 2008
   Aug-13-10 A Stefanova vs Yifan Hou, 2010 (replies)
   Aug-11-10 FIDE Women Grand Prix (2010) (replies)
   Aug-10-10 Koneru vs Zhao Xue, 2010
   Jun-27-10 Wang Yue vs Carlsen, 2010 (replies)
   Jun-22-10 Carlsen vs Radjabov, 2010 (replies)
   Jun-21-10 Ponomariov vs Carlsen, 2010 (replies)
   Jun-20-10 Nisipeanu vs Carlsen, 2010 (replies)
   May-29-10 Giri vs N Grandelius, 2010 (replies)
   May-18-10 Shirov vs Bareev, 1994 (replies)
   Nov-28-09 So vs Kamsky, 2009 (replies)
   Oct-20-08 Anand - Kramnik World Championship Match (2008) (replies)
   Oct-10-08 Karpov vs I A Zaitsev, 1970 (replies)
   Sep-23-08 B Lasker vs H Caro, 1890 (replies)
   Sep-15-08 Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament (2008) (replies)
   Sep-09-08 Kosteniuk vs A Pourkashiyan, 2008 (replies)
   Sep-06-08 T Kosintseva vs Kosteniuk, 2008
   Jun-21-08 Daniel Hugo Campora (replies)
   May-03-08 Bacrot vs Kramnik, 2002 (replies)
   Apr-30-08 Kasparov vs Bareev, 1991 (replies)
   Dec-11-07 Nigel Short (replies)
   Nov-05-07 B Socko vs Shirov, 2007 (replies)
   Nov-02-07 Kosteniuk vs A Stefanova, 2007
   Nov-02-07 Z Kozul vs Topalov, 2007 (replies)
   Nov-01-07 Svidler vs Navara, 2007 (replies)
   Nov-01-07 N Djukic vs Topalov, 2007 (replies)
   Oct-15-07 Negi vs D Arngrimsson, 2007
   Oct-13-07 Adams vs Kasparov, 1999 (replies)
   Oct-12-07 Lagno vs Koneru, 2007 (replies)
   Sep-12-07 World Championship Tournament (2007) (replies)
   Aug-18-07 Azmaiparashvili vs Anand, 2002 (replies)
   Jun-26-07 Karjakin vs Van Wely, 2007 (replies)
   Jun-24-07 Dortmund Sparkassen (2007) (replies)
   Jun-22-07 Dominguez Perez vs Van Wely, 2007 (replies)
   Apr-08-07 Jakovenko vs E Alekseev, 2007 (replies)
   Apr-07-07 Jakovenko vs P Bobras, 2007
   Apr-07-07 E Romanov vs Nepomniachtchi, 2007 (replies)
   Feb-17-07 Morelia-Linares (2007) (replies)
   Feb-01-07 Veselin Topalov (replies)
   Dec-25-06 Spassky vs Fischer, 1970 (replies)
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