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FM David H. Levin
Member since Jul-10-20 · Last seen Aug-14-22
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   FM David H. Levin has kibitzed 75 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Aug-14-22 Anton Smirnov
FM David H. Levin: <FM David H. Levin: I hadn't heard of "double GM norm." I surmise that it might mean a performance rating of at least 2700. Can someone advise as to the conditions for such a norm.> I found the answer at , section 1.23b: a norm ...
   Jun-22-22 B Finegold vs K Sorenson, 1982 (replies)
FM David H. Levin: After 19. Bb6+ axb6 20. Qxb6+ Kc8 21. Rac1+ Kb8, my line continued 22. Qc7+ Ka7 23. Rc6, leaving Black without an adequate defense to 24. Ra6 mate. Thus, I also utilized a pin of the b-pawn, but along a rank instead of a file, and using a rook instead of the bishop. (I'm ...
   Jun-20-22 S Prokofiev vs D Oistrakh, 1937
FM David H. Levin: It seems to me that White's conduct of the early middlegame was at too fast a tempo. Some examples: 13. Qh6--This forced Black's king in the direction he would have gone anyway, whereas White's queen withdraws five moves later without having accomplished much. 15. ...
   May-28-22 Edmund MacDonald (replies)
FM David H. Levin: <MissScarlett>: Reading your comment reminded me of a simul that Tigran Petrosian gave at the Westfield (New Jersey, USA) Chess Club in the late 1970s. Among the participants was Mike Valvo, who certainly was IM strength although it would be a year or two before he ...
   May-23-22 Euwe vs G Welling, 1976 (replies)
FM David H. Levin: <samvega: 17. Qc3 seems to threaten Qxg7# and b4,c5.> That seems to work. After 17. Qc3, Black could try mixing it up with 17...Rf6 18. b4 Rg6 (Threatening 19...Qxf3.) 19. Kh1 Rae8 20. bxc5 Re4 (Threatening 21...Reg4 22. Rg1 Rxg2 23. Rxg2 Qxh3+.), but 21. Nh2 seems ...
   May-19-22 Henry Chicken
FM David H. Levin: Had he lived a century later, he almost certainly would have suffered hearing from many a disgruntled loser, "Just you wait, Henry Chicken, just you wait!"
   May-16-22 Nimzowitsch vs G Fluss, 1907 (replies)
FM David H. Levin: <Mate Hunter: 16.Nxc6!! and White won a piece or mate. 16...bxc6 would be better than 16...Rxd1??> 16...bxc6 prolongs the game, but 17.c5 should still win. If 17...Rd5, then 18.Ba6+ clears the way for 19.Qf3 and if needed, Qg2.
   May-06-22 Alan Kantor (replies)
FM David H. Levin: The U. S. Chess Federation's website (at ) indicates that Alan resides in Tennessee and most recently played an over-the-board event in February of this year.
   May-05-22 Gossip vs E E Gilbert, 1879
FM David H. Levin: <master of defence: What´s wrong with 39.Bxc7?> It doesn't seem significantly different from the game continuation, in that Black still obtains a kingside passed pawn. After 39.Bxc7, [DIAGRAM] the continuation might be 39...g5 40.hxg5 fxg5 41.Be5 (Controlling b2 so ...
   May-03-22 H Kline vs Capablanca, 1913
FM David H. Levin: I was surprised that in analyzing 22. Nf5, Nimzovich doesn't mention 22...Qh8, given his appreciation for what might seem to be eccentric piece placement. [DIAGRAM] After 23. Kg2 hxg3 24. hxg3 Ngf4+, Black's queen can enter White's position more readily than in his line. ...
   May-02-22 D Kadric vs A Jankovic, 2014
   Apr-28-22 J Magem Badals vs J Oms Pallisse, 2010 (replies)
   Apr-21-22 P Ostojic vs Fischer, 1970
   Apr-05-22 Vidmar vs Nimzowitsch, 1929
   Apr-04-22 Louis Stumpers (replies)
   Apr-01-22 Saemisch vs J H Donner, 1968 (replies)
   Apr-01-22 C Bloodgood vs T Sanderson, 1973
   Mar-29-22 Jennifer Shahade (replies)
   Mar-28-22 Vasiukov vs Uhlmann, 1968
   Mar-28-22 E Freeborough vs J R Clark, 1878 (replies)
   Mar-27-22 Polgar vs M Sharif, 1989
   Mar-24-22 Tingjie Lei vs O Girya, 2018 (replies)
   Mar-23-22 Tal vs Vasiukov, 1964
   Mar-18-22 Carl Ahues (replies)
   Mar-17-22 J Corzo vs Capablanca, 1901
   Feb-15-22 Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1938
   Feb-15-22 Furman vs Klovans, 1964 (replies)
   Feb-07-22 N Yakubboev vs M Demidov, 2019 (replies)
   Feb-04-22 Ermenkov vs K Bischoff, 1990 (replies)
   Jan-30-22 Euwe vs Najdorf, 1953 (replies)
   Jan-28-22 A Graf vs A F Anosheh, 2017 (replies)
   Jan-22-22 J Hellsten vs D Flores, 2006 (replies)
   Jan-19-22 O Bernstein vs F G Jacob, 1907 (replies)
   Jan-11-22 D Anton Guijarro vs Y Santiago, 2018 (replies)
   Jan-02-22 J Becerra Rivero vs J Sarkar, 2007
   Dec-26-21 G Orlov vs Glek, 1987 (replies)
   Dec-24-21 Geller vs Smyslov, 1953
   Dec-09-21 Bronstein vs Euwe, 1953
   Dec-05-21 Petrosian vs Taimanov, 1953
   Nov-14-21 David H Levin
   Nov-01-21 Euwe vs Smyslov, 1953 (replies)
   Oct-28-21 James A Thinnsen (replies)
   Aug-05-21 G Shahade vs D H Levin, 1993
   Jul-02-21 B Kreiman vs D H Levin, 1995
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