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Member since Nov-27-06 · Last seen Nov-26-22
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   Amarande has kibitzed 344 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-25-22 P Lalic vs M Grigoryan, 2022 (replies)
Amarande: <nalinw> It does remind me somewhat of Morphy vs Maurian, 1858
   Nov-24-22 M Sibarevic vs Bukic, 1976
Amarande: The mate after 17 ... Nxe5 18 Nf6# is a nice one. We were always told it was best to develop one's knights to QB3 and KB3. Even better if it's your opponent's QB3 and KB3, apparently!
   Oct-31-22 Tarrasch vs G Marco, 1892
Amarande: It's actually interesting to see how the computer vs. the human mind sees some of these games. On silicon, White's advantage at the end is actually a lot more mild than in many games where the loser trudges on for sometimes quite a long time before resigning. It's not even +3! A ...
   Oct-31-22 So vs Kasparov, 2016
Amarande: Ahhhh. The good old "when you find a good move, make sure you didn't miss a better one" adage once again, then :)
   Oct-31-22 Anatoly Karpov (replies)
Amarande: <MissScarlett: I pass on this information, conscious that the chess biographical community shows little apparent interest in the family affairs of the great players.> This seems noticeable, and I expect it's likely because of the nature of chess and its devotees compared to ...
   Oct-31-22 C S Howell vs R P Michell, 1907
Amarande: 13 ... Bf5? is the loser, and is exemplary of the reason that the Giuoco with 4 c3 used to be feared in less theorized times: the lemons often do appear quite rational, sometimes even more so than the right move. Here, for instance, the Bishop develops to a good square, even ...
   Oct-31-22 Giuoco Piano (C54)
Amarande: It just seems like this opening has kinda petered out under the weight of analysis, like draughts or tic-tac-toe, even. When it was less well known you got classics like Steinitz vs. von Bardeleben (7 ... d5? involves Black in difficulties), or the various ways in which the Moller ...
   Sep-30-22 D Arutinian vs D Doric, 2006 (replies)
Amarande: The Doric column was not very sturdy here.
   Sep-28-22 Tarrasch vs K Eckart, 1889
Amarande: <Autoreparaturwerkbau> By move 13, Black is already busted. The threat is 14 Bxh7+ Kh8 (naturally, if Nxh7, then 15 Qxh7 mate) 15 Ng6 mate. Naturally, 13 ... h6 does nothing against this, nor does 13 ... Re8 (as Ng6 will do the honors just as well against the King at f8 ...
   Sep-22-22 Tarrasch vs Pillsbury, 1898
Amarande: <jerseybob> 33 ... Kh8 34 g4 anyway, and if Black tries the planned 34 ... Ng7, then 35 Qh1+ and the Knight must go back and be lost (if 35 ... Kg8?? 36 Re8 double check and mate!).
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