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efforts to analyse chess games

J Penrose vs Bobotsov, 1969 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 27 moves, 1-0

must look for direct lines and prepare to sac.
P Nikolic vs Yusupov, 1989 
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 22 moves, 0-1

working to improve
T Lanchava vs Spoelman, 2005 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 30 moves, 1-0

more pathetic than usual
Trattner vs P C Gibbs, 1955 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 10 moves, 0-1

Getting more verbose but no wins
Bareev vs Kupreichik, 1990 
(E73) King's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

exact play would be needed
Carlsen vs N Ibraev, 2004 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 17 moves, 1-0

Seem to be seeing clearer but no wins
Uhlmann vs T Paehtz Sr, 1974 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 34 moves, 1-0

More study required
Fischer vs Panno, 1970 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

Fritz doesnt believe in sacs.
Smagin vs N Monin, 1986 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 1-0

I'd have to be blind to not see that
Fischer vs Euwe, 1960 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 36 moves, 1-0

And a little help from my friends
Fischer vs M Bedford, 1964 
(B06) Robatsch, 25 moves, 1-0

Well my reasoning logical or not was successful
Fischer vs Fine, 1963 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

Nowhere near a solution
Fischer vs Spassky, 1992 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 44 moves, 1-0

My intuition can be correct
A Acevedo Milan vs Fischer, 1970 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 0-1

Fischer vs Benko, 1959 
(B57) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

Browne vs Fischer, 1970 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 98 moves, 1/2-1/2

Did consider B x B but not the follow up Queen moves
R Shirley Jr vs B Wall, 1982 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 12 moves, 0-1

Not a real problem
G Kuzmin vs E Torre, 1981 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

Saw that one easily
Onischuk vs Carlsen, 2007 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 42 moves, 0-1

Larsen vs Tal, 1984 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 28 moves, 0-1

Yes very satisfactory
Nunn vs J van der Tuuk, 1986 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 40 moves, 1-0

Dipped out on that one
Adorjan vs J Tisdall, 1981 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 23 moves, 1-0

got the first two moves but went off the rails
Portisch vs R Garcia, 1966 
(D23) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 28 moves, 1-0

Ole blurry eyes fails again
Shamkovich vs Tukmakov, 1970 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 38 moves, 1-0

should have been quicker
Keres vs Korchnoi, 1959 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

Kept on looking for ouright checks Never for a quieter move.
Karpov vs Shirov, 2000 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 51 moves, 0-1

Zappa vs Crafty, 2005 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 46 moves, 1-0

missed the bishop sac
Kramnik vs Leko, 2000 
(B44) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

Didn;t even see Rc1
V Kovacevic vs P Nikolic, 1989 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 1-0

a very good result straight forward thinking
E J Diemer vs R A Fuller, 1957 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

nice and easy
J Pinter vs Larsen, 1982 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

A brilliant move
Kasparov vs Tukmakov, 1982 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Fritz 11 varies after 23.
Lisitsin vs Smyslov, 1944 
(A06) Reti Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

According to Fritz two 1/2 moves right
E Prandstetter vs Ftacnik, 1986 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 48 moves, 1-0

Very hard
Kholmov vs I Polgar, 1979 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 45 moves, 0-1

Never say die
A Blees vs Plachetka, 1985 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 70 moves, 1-0

apparently an easy one
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1991 
(E97) King's Indian, 114 moves, 1/2-1/2

trickier than I thought
B Dikarev vs R Pelts, 1964 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 106 moves, 0-1

Grischuk vs Polgar, 2007 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 72 moves, 1/2-1/2

A little more thought would help
S Boyd vs T Glimbrant, 1992 
(C49) Four Knights, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Took some thinking
Karjakin vs T Metsalu, 2001 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

Basically correct
Alekhine vs Flohr, 1931 
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

flash of inspiration
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1961 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

Couldn't click on this one
Vladimirov vs V Vorotnikov, 1974 
(D22) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 0-1

went well on that one
A Colovic vs W Arencibia Rodriguez, 2004 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 34 moves, 1-0

I think I am improving
Smirin vs Beliavsky, 1989 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 38 moves, 0-1

Please look before you leap -pathetic attempt
Spielmann vs M Walter, 1928 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 20 moves, 1-0

good one
Sils vs L Schmid, 1971 
(C57) Two Knights, 14 moves, 0-1

Looked for everything except a stalemate
V Tomovic vs Vidmar, 1945 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 68 moves, 1/2-1/2

GM v mayhem
Quinteros vs L Christiansen, 1981 
(A15) English, 46 moves, 0-1

missed the obvious - again.
P Enders vs Uhlmann, 1978 
(C02) French, Advance, 52 moves, 0-1

of course e4
Kupreichik vs Chekhov, 1976 
(B33) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

B Koch vs Y Porat, 1931 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 0-1

Just iddn't perservere
Y Hou vs L Ruan, 2006 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 43 moves, 1-0

Not a bad effort - analysis that is
G Atwood vs J Wilson, 1801 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 32 moves, 1-0

Missed out by one measly move
Ribli vs Romanishin, 1982 
(D76) Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

Getting better
Short vs Psakhis, 1985 
(C16) French, Winawer, 35 moves, 1-0

Open your eyes and observe
Chiburdanidze vs E Torre, 1988 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 19 moves, 0-1

two 1/2 moves correct is better than none.
Karpov vs Quinteros, 1973 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 1-0

Could not be easier than thus.
F Bindrich vs Z Andriasian, 2007 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 0-1

Plachetka vs E Mnatsakanian, 1979 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

right moves in wrong order
E Formanek vs D Oshana, 1970 
(D09) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3, 19 moves, 0-1

Not even close
A Soltis vs D Gurevich, 1981 
(B89) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1-0

fussed around but couldn't settle on d6
G Sigurjonsson vs L Ogaard, 1978 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 33 moves, 1-0

Right pieces moved in the wrong order
Keres vs L Popov, 1973 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 38 moves, 0-1

not even getting close.
E Mortensen vs J Rodgaard, 1980 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

Missed the obvious- again
M J Freeman vs C Morrison, 1978 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

another pushover missed
Reti vs Dunkelblum, 1914 
(C46) Three Knights, 8 moves, 1-0

Arabian mate it was
Nimzowitsch vs A Gize, 1913 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

Damn, blast, missed again
Shumov vs Kolisch, 1862 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 24 moves, 0-1

Dipped out again
Polugaevsky vs Averbakh, 1961 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

took the 2nd string line
L Schmid vs Rossolimo, 1949 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 28 moves, 0-1

Just out of my league
Nunn vs Fedorowicz, 1991 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 24 moves, 1-0

A winner at last
B Franciskovic vs R Svaljek, 2001 
(A12) English with b3, 32 moves, 0-1

Never gave a promotion to a knight a thought
V Zurakhov vs Koblents, 1956 
(C11) French, 80 moves, 1-0

Another with blinkers on
Polgar vs Suba, 1993 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 45 moves, 0-1

Once more - limited vision
A Anastasian vs Yermolinsky, 1987 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 18 moves, 0-1

down the drain again
C Jauregui vs J de Souza Mendes, 1959 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 18 moves, 1-0

getting a little better
Psakhis vs A Kochyev, 1990 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 31 moves, 1-0

Vladimirov vs Van der Sterren, 1990 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 1-0

not so very easy if, h3 or g3
Albin vs O Bernstein, 1904 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 24 moves, 0-1

Short and sweet
Alekhine vs De Cassio, 1944 
(C25) Vienna, 10 moves, 1-0

Easiest is not always best
M Rohde vs I Rogers, 1982 
(D80) Grunfeld, 23 moves, 0-1

Nearer and nearer
J Arnason vs Nunn, 1990 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 26 moves, 1-0

My best assessment to date
O Foisor vs Smagin, 1991 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 41 moves, 1-0

Inadvertently wiped my solution which was wrong e5xf6 being the
I Marinkovic vs B Abramovic, 1991 
(B32) Sicilian, 44 moves, 1-0

They con't come any easier than that
Dake vs A De Burca, 1935 
(C11) French, 19 moves, 1-0

Analysis is clearer
Palatnik vs Geller, 1980 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 1-0

Nice one
Blackburne vs J Schwarz, 1881 
(C01) French, Exchange, 28 moves, 1-0

Got the key move
Zvjaginsev vs Y Vovk, 2008 
(B30) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

A tough one
K Burger vs P Keglevic, 1977 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

Not a bad effort
M Wahls vs Yusupov, 1991 
(C16) French, Winawer, 52 moves, 0-1

Looking for a checkmate
R Pert vs C Ward, 2005 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 16 moves, 0-1

another one down the drain
R Bertholee vs Polgar, 1990 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 43 moves, 0-1

a lot tougher
Taimanov vs Lisitsin, 1949 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 38 moves, 1-0

Another brick in the wall
Yusupov vs J Nogueiras, 1985 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 20 moves, 1-0

so so miss
B Rositsan vs A Hervais, 1998 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 20 moves, 1-0

not thought through
V Olexa vs M Ujtelky, 1948 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 26 moves, 0-1

Much simpler
M Trosman vs S Salov, 1978 
(B33) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

a small victory
A Soltis vs Z Kozul, 1989 
(B57) Sicilian, 48 moves, 0-1

tough one
V Pina vs D Duarte, 2001 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

expecting too much
G Kuzmin vs A Choudhary, 1984 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 33 moves, 1-0

don't overlook Ba5
M Dutreeuw vs O Salmensuu, 2001 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

patience patience
J L Watson vs Z Fayvinov, 1993 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 27 moves, 1-0

Not too bad
Ljubojevic vs G Tringov, 1982 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 42 moves, 1-0

Getting the candidate move is something I suppose
W N Watson vs E Meduna, 1992 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 17 moves, 1-0

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