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Member since May-05-15 · Last seen Mar-19-23
I enjoy Boris Spassky the most, then Karpov.
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   Allanur has kibitzed 196 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Mar-03-23 Spassky - Larsen Candidates Semifinal (1968) (replies)
Allanur: <Larsen did a good job not answering the question, or rather gave the poor organization and prize funds experienced by <both> players as the reason for his loss. Not convincing.> But that would have affected Larsen more than it would have affected Spassky. After all, ...
   Feb-18-23 Karpov - Timman FIDE World Championship Match (1993)
Allanur: Here is how that Gligorich match proceeded (and failed), compiled from Gligorich's interview he gavein Antwerp in 1989 and other contemporary newspaper reports: At first Fischer was keen to play but he was negotiating everything as privately as possible. Yugoslavs were granting him ...
   Feb-18-23 Spassky vs Botvinnik, 1970
Allanur: Preposterous style of Spassky always made me his fan. This game is one of those examples. At 16.Nc5 for example could lead to tripled pawn - something we would try to avoid but it is Spassky, he just plays it. 20.Na4 could end with the opponent winning pawn back as well as locating ...
   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) (replies)
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)
   Dec-18-21 Karpov - Fischer World Championship Match (1975) (replies)
   Dec-14-21 Petrosian - Spassky World Championship Match (1969) (replies)
   Dec-14-21 Fischer - Petrosian Candidates Final (1971) (replies)
   Dec-12-21 Karpov vs Kasparov, 1988 (replies)
   Mar-28-21 Kramnik - Topalov World Championship Match (2006) (replies)
   Mar-09-21 Fischer - Spassky (1992) (replies)
   Mar-09-21 Kramnik - Leko Classical World Championship Match (2004) (replies)
   Feb-20-21 Petrosian - Korchnoi Candidates Semifinal (1971)
   Feb-19-21 Petrosian - Spassky World Championship Match (1966)
   Jan-22-21 Petrosian vs Fischer, 1971 (replies)
   Jan-16-21 Korchnoi - Petrosian Candidates Quarterfinal (1980) (replies)
   Jan-07-21 Curacao Candidates (1962) (replies)
   Jan-07-21 Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 (replies)
   Dec-19-20 Lone Pine (1979) (replies)
   Jun-06-20 Korchnoi - Petrosian Candidates Quarterfinal (1977) (replies)
   Jun-06-20 Polgar - Spassky (1993)
   May-25-20 Karpov - Spassky Candidates Semifinal (1974) (replies)
   May-24-20 Steinitz - Zukertort World Championship Match (1886) (replies)
   May-24-20 Spassky vs Chekhov, 1972
   May-21-20 Spassky vs Taimanov, 1955 (replies)
   Apr-26-20 USSR vs. Rest of the World (1970) (replies)
   Apr-23-20 Anderssen vs Steinitz, 1866
   Apr-02-20 Karpov vs Spassky, 1974 (replies)
   Mar-26-19 Spassky vs W Dobrich, 1971 (replies)
   Mar-19-19 Bled (1931) (replies)
   Feb-15-19 AlphaZero (Computer) (replies)
   Feb-08-19 Geller vs Spassky, 1964 (replies)
   Nov-16-18 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
   Nov-10-18 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
   Jul-26-18 Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 (replies)
   Apr-13-18 Kasparov - Short PCA World Championship Match (1993) (replies)
   Mar-26-18 World Championship Candidates (2018) (replies)
   Mar-05-18 Fischer vs Stein, 1967 (replies)
   Mar-02-18 Kasparov vs Karpov, 1981 (replies)
   Mar-02-18 Karpov vs Kasparov, 1975 (replies)
   Feb-26-18 Spassky - Korchnoi Candidates Final (1968) (replies)
   Feb-26-18 Fischer vs Korchnoi, 1970 (replies)
   Feb-26-18 Karpov - Korchnoi Candidates Final (1974) (replies)
   Feb-26-18 Fischer vs V Kovacevic, 1970 (replies)
   Jun-19-17 Keres vs Fischer, 1959 (replies)
   Feb-25-17 Bad Kissingen (1928) (replies)
   Feb-25-17 Karlsbad (1929) (replies)
   Jan-29-17 Fischer vs Petrosian, 1971 (replies)
   Jan-26-17 Kasparov - Karpov World Championship Rematch (1986) (replies)
   Nov-30-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-29-16 Carlsen - Karjakin World Championship Match (2016) (replies)
   Nov-26-16 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-21-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-17-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-15-16 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
   Oct-15-16 Alekhine - Bogoljubov World Championship Match (1929) (replies)
   Oct-09-16 Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 (replies)
   Oct-08-16 Capablanca - Alekhine World Championship Match (1927) (replies)
   Oct-04-16 Korchnoi - Polugaevsky Candidates Semifinal (1977) (replies)
   Oct-01-16 Robert James Fischer (replies)
   Sep-30-16 Botvinnik vs Fischer, 1962 (replies)
   Jun-28-16 D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956 (replies)
   Mar-28-16 Karjakin vs Caruana, 2016 (replies)
   Feb-17-16 Alekhine vs V Nenarokov, 1907 (replies)
   Feb-17-16 Alekhine vs Colle, 1925 (replies)
   Feb-17-16 E Canal vs NN, 1934 (replies)
   Dec-07-15 Fischer vs R Burger, 1964 (replies)
   Dec-07-15 Fischer vs F Rummel, 1964
   Oct-03-15 Fischer vs Unzicker, 1959 (replies)
   Aug-05-15 Alekhine vs Vasic, 1931 (replies)
   Aug-05-15 Juliks vs Tal, 1950 (replies)
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