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   Amarande has kibitzed 364 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-16-23 M Brichinova vs E Alexandrova, 1979
Amarande: <Hinchliffe: That terribly familiar rush of blood.....than splat. Has any half decent player ever drawn let along won with this opening?> I suppose "not often" is a legitimate answer to that, looking at Opening Explorer. The draw rate is lower-middle of the pack at 22.1% ...
   Sep-19-23 H Caro vs Lasker, 1890 (replies)
Amarande: <12.12.12: black's last move shows he does not know what's going on on the board.> On top of 14 Nc8+, White also threatened 14 Qd7+ Kf6 15 Qxf7#. 13 ... Nh6 was played to prevent the mate, but of course could not save the game.
   Aug-16-23 A Flaata vs O Hole, 1994 (replies)
Amarande: This mating pattern occurs rarely enough to seem an oddity, but is of real relevance in such situations (weak color complex + control of the f-file). Another example is after White's 40th move in Schlechter vs W John, 1905 where, although not carried out, the threat of this mating ...
   Jul-13-23 Staunton vs Cochrane, 1842 (replies)
Amarande: Yeah, my assumption (and probably, that posited by what Fischer regarded as the popular theory, then) is that both ability and knowledge are duplicated. In other words, Morphy has his talents, but his modern opponent gets to have the aid of current theory, while Morphy has to make ...
   Jun-10-23 J K Holliday vs A Ghasi, 2023 (replies)
Amarande: 16 Be5??, oops! And no take backsies either! That's an interesting line though: 17 Bg3 (Unfortunately, sorry doesn't feed the bulldog!) h4! 18 a3 (a neat, but insufficient attempt. Quick mate can be averted by h3 now or on the next move, but with a piece down it's hopeless) hxg3!!
   May-28-23 J P Batista vs G R S Name, 2009 (replies)
Amarande: If Kxf7, then I presume 21 Ng5+ and then as Black cannot afford to go back to g8 (22 Nxe6 will be a rock crusher, attacking the Queen and threatening a big discovered check if she moves), the King will have to come out to f6. After this I thought of 22 Nxh7+ but it seemed like that
   May-17-23 L Forgacs vs E Cohn, 1909
Amarande: 21 ... Rd8 was the final mistake, blocking the Queen's ability to lend aid via d8. A little better is, say, 21 ... Rc8, but then still White can continue with the game line, 22 Rd3 c5 23 Nf6 Ng6 24 Rh3. True, the Doomsday clock pauses now after 24 ... Qd8 25 Qg5 Qf8, but 26 Bd3 ...
   May-11-23 Lasker vs Capablanca, 1935 (replies)
Amarande: <beatgiant: This event used an old rule for draw by repetition: the sequence of moves must repeat, not only the position.> Probably still the <de facto> situation OTB, I'd imagine. Unlike the 50 move rule (which can be checked by a glance at the scoresheet), how likely ...
   May-09-23 M Kolesar vs O Sikorova, 1998 (replies)
Amarande: I expect the finish had to be calculated very precisely as well: not only must White not be allowed to get away with f8=Q (this would surely draw), but Q v. 2N is *also* a draw in the general non-trivial case, unless there's a rapid win like the zugzwang here. A very interesting ...
   Apr-15-23 Bogoljubov vs J Mieses, 1925 (replies)
Amarande: <Honza Cervenka: This game and the combination are a bit too famous. Mieses' 21...Qh5? was a fatal mistake.> Yeah, I recognized it right off because I saw the game. And yep, Qh5 is a lemon. Obviously, Black had to do something, because 22 Bxd5 is a threat (the g7 pawn becomes
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