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schnarre
Member since Jan-25-05 · Last seen Feb-26-21
I favor unorthodox openings, as these have given better results than more conventional lines. 1.a3 is a ready line for me (I've faced, no joke, every opening reply by Black against it--even Nh6 on one occasion) as White; I prefer to play as Black if given the choice (I find playing Black more versatile).
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   schnarre has kibitzed 2210 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-01-21 A Becker vs Szabo, 1935
 
schnarre: ...<Honza Cervenka> By move 15 White really doesn't have many options with such a constricted position. Perhaps 15. Nc2 with the intent of forcing a later b4 following the Rook exchange as a possible start?!
 
   Jan-01-21 J H Pannekoek vs A Bahnert, 1923
 
schnarre: White should win on the Queenside here.
 
   Jan-01-21 L S Phillips vs J McRae, 1870
 
schnarre: Yet another game that shows the hazards of deploying the Queen too early.
 
   Jan-01-21 T Neumueller vs P Hofmann, 1989
 
schnarre: Have to wonder if Black expected the delayed exchange: Black's play after move 7 shows little familiarity.
 
   Dec-23-20 Lasker vs Capablanca, 1935 (replies)
 
schnarre: ...<WorstPlayerEver> Indeed! White has free & active piece play very early on in this game.
 
   Dec-21-20 B Ellena vs B Wall, 1979
 
schnarre: ...A good example of 'greed doesn't pay'!
 
   Dec-20-20 F Velikhanli vs S Sulskis, 1999
 
schnarre: 3...Be7 reminds me of the Cunningham line in the King's Gambit Accepted, but without the active play: it seems too slow when used in the Philidor.
 
   Dec-19-20 Y Kryvoruchko vs B Brinck-Claussen, 2006
 
schnarre: ...Can we say "oops".
 
   Dec-19-20 Kasparov vs D Politis, 1996
 
schnarre: ...<tpstar> I think if 17...bxc6, then 18. Ng5 might be worth a try.
 
   Dec-19-20 H H Hahlbohm vs D S Polland, 1937 (replies)
 
schnarre: ...Totally NOT how to play against 1. b4!
 
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