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Member since May-05-15 · Last seen Oct-10-22
I enjoy Boris Spassky the most, then Karpov.
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   Allanur has kibitzed 193 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-02-22 Karpov - Timman FIDE World Championship Match (1993) (replies)
Allanur: With my current mind, I think I would have never ever played this match. It is just like accepting remnants of someone's fame. Especially for a person who had career of Karpov, it us unacceptable. You were World Chess Champion for 10 years, you dominated tournaments, you were beaten
   Jul-30-22 Fischer vs Larsen, 1971 (replies)
Allanur: Bobby Fischer on this game: "we started our first game and around the 10th move he threw something at me. He figured to catch me by surprise. But when I looked at the position, I remembered it was something that Steinitz had tried against Lasker in the 1894 championship match. If I
   Jan-13-22 Second Piatigorsky Cup (1966) (replies)
Allanur: Yes, Willibob. I do agree that other non-Soviet player fared worse than Fischer did against the Soviets. But what makes Fischer's case different than theirs is: 1) Fischer had been asserting that he is the best frequently, yet failed. 2) Fischer, by many, is considered the best ever
   Jan-10-22 Karpov - Korchnoi World Championship Match (1978)
Allanur: Moreover, I believe, Korchnoi should have demanded that he is not gonna play unless his family is released from the Soviet Union. Karpov won the title by defeault and if he was to 'defend' his title by default, the world simply would not have accepted him second time by default. The
   Jan-05-22 Boris Spassky (replies)
Allanur: @beatgiant, I even forgot he was a world Champion.It seems, as far as I know, he is on the side of Spassky and Smyslov
   Dec-21-21 Larsen vs Spassky, 1970
Allanur: Fischer called 1.e4 the best. So, why not call 1e4 a6 line as "Best opening - Incorrect defense"? :-) Btw, Spassky was not the white side in the opening he named - nor was Karpov the black side in the defense he named ;)
   Dec-21-21 Geller vs Gligoric, 1970
Allanur: Geller was awarded the best game by a Soviet player prize for this game. The RotW equivalent went to Larsen's victory over Stein. Though I would say Spassky's victory over Larsen should have been awarded the brilliancy prize.
   Dec-20-21 Spassky vs Karpov, 1982
Allanur: It is good to see Spassky being able to not bottle a leading endgame to Karpov. I know of 3-4 games where Spassky was superior yet somehow managed to lose to Karpov but in this endgame he somehow managed to win.
   Dec-18-21 Fischer vs Petrosian, 1971 (replies)
Allanur: <<Petrosianic><Somebody, Bronstein, I think, said that if Petrosian sacrifices a piece, then resign. But if Tal sacrifices one, take it, because he might sacrifice another, and then who knows?> That quote has always eluded me, although I'm also sure that I've heard it
   Dec-18-21 Karpov - Fischer World Championship Match (1975) (replies)
Allanur: <That was the point of and interview made in 2015?> Yes, as 2015 is AFTER the moment Fischer called Korchnoi among "the lowest dogs around".
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