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   Cellist has kibitzed 162 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-27-23 Van Wely vs A Fishbein, 1993 (replies)
Cellist: I saw the first three moves quickly and then guessed the moves right all the way to the end.
   Jan-06-23 R Antonio vs R Phillips, 2006 (replies)
Cellist: I saw the initial sacrifice and wanted to follow it up with 39.d6. The engine says that this is just as strong as the text move (mate-in-8).
   Dec-29-22 Svidler vs V Yemelin, 1994 (replies)
Cellist: I considered 28.Qh4 but thought that just winning the exchange was not the best solution. I did see that after 28. Qh4 Rxg5, 29.Qxh6 would run into Ne6, protecting the R on g5. I then found 28.Nf5 but wanted to play 29.Qh4 instead of Qh3. Both moves work equally well.
   Dec-28-22 A Gorin vs E Henrichsen, 2012
Cellist: I had the same line as <goodevans>: 43.Bxf5 gxf5 44.Rg3+, mate in two after that. Just as fast as the game line.
   Dec-15-22 Vasiukov vs A Grushevsky, 1959 (replies)
Cellist: Many options. I considered 33. Rexe6, followed by Rd8+ and thought it was winning. I ultimately settled for the prosaic 33. Rd8+ Kg7 34. Ne8+, which also wins clearly (+7), although it is less good than the options involving the exchange sacrifice on e6.
   Dec-14-22 G Andruet vs Spassky, 1988 (replies)
Cellist: I saw the solution after trying all sorts of tricks by checking with one the knights on f3 or even through 28. ...Bxb5 29.Bxb5 Ra1. It is crucial after 28... Qf3 29.gxf3 to do Nexf3+ rather than Nhxf3+.
   Dec-13-22 Saric vs A Galkin, 2007 (replies)
Cellist: I had the same solution as <raymondhow>. Yes, it works.
   Dec-09-22 J Penrose vs Bobotsov, 1969 (replies)
Cellist: I thought that both Bxg7 and an immediate Rd5 would likely be winning but decided the former was slightly better (it actually is MUCH better according to the engine). I saw the beginning of the combination quickly, but the rest was hard, although, as others have said, there are many
   Dec-08-22 Bogoljubov vs Grob, 1936
Cellist: I also saw 21.f4 but expected Nxg4 and planned to follow up as others have suggested. After 21. ... Nh5, I would also have followed up with 22.gxh5, but after 22. ... axb3, I wanted to do 23. hxg6, which also works. Black is already in very bad shape when the problem starts.
   Dec-07-22 Portisch vs Bobotsov, 1972 (replies)
Cellist: I saw the first move, but expected Black to take not with the King but the Rook. After Kxe7, I wanted to play Re1+ first, before Bd5, and that works very well, too. Black's position is weak, with the K fairly exposed. Many possibilities exist to take advantage of this.
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