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Member since Oct-26-04 · Last seen Sep-19-23
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   JohnTal has kibitzed 160 times to chessgames   [less...]
   May-26-23 Bologan vs P Schlosser, 2004 (replies)
JohnTal: No Baloney here - forceful and bold. With Black's K confined and White's ability to rapidly bring his Rooks and Q on the H-file spelled an easy W for VB.
   Jan-30-23 J Mieses vs Von Bardeleben, 1905 (replies)
JohnTal: Is there a refutation to 13...e4 followed by fortifying his defenses with Be6 and Qf6 within his next 2-4 moves. Allowing 14 Qh7+ is a horrific error.
   Sep-11-21 Shamkovich vs Kholmov, 1961 (replies)
JohnTal: 19 Rxg7 immediately grabbed my attention. This is a move you play without thinking while you have the supreme confidence that you will mate the king or recovery any sacrificed material while retaining a significant winning advantage. I saw the first 2 moves and figured that once ...
   May-03-21 H Barber vs M Hebden, 2000 (replies)
JohnTal: Ghitescu vs Fischer, 1960 Bobby Fischer administering a similar trick, 1960 Leipzig Olympiad.
   Dec-05-20 Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 (replies)
JohnTal: Think About 19 Knight g3 check!! with the idea runner check, queen check, game over. Nope, Spassky simply grabs the piece with 19 hg. ...hg+, 20 Bh3 without having to move his K.
   Jul-21-20 Romanishin vs A Vaisser, 1982 (replies)
JohnTal: He is reputed to have said that "Draws make me angry"
   Jul-13-17 Sidney Bernstein (replies)
JohnTal: One of the few players who would aggressively sacrifice a piece against Fischer and survive, even though he never beat Bobby -- at least he was entertaining and not simply an intimidated wimp who lacked any fight.
   Apr-13-17 J Dworakowska vs Shabalov, 2006 (replies)
JohnTal: 24...Ne3 and White survives with 25 Ne3 ... Bh6 followed by 26 Bf1
   Apr-11-17 A Bisguier vs Fischer, 1956 (replies)
JohnTal: After this game, Fischer turned Bisguier into his favorite whipping boy.
   Mar-03-17 H Bogart vs NN, 1933 (replies)
JohnTal: We'll always have Paris!
   Feb-18-17 R Tischbierek vs E Postny, 2007 (replies)
   Feb-06-17 R A Dowden vs S Yee, 2016 (replies)
   Jan-29-17 Raymond Keene (replies)
   Jan-29-17 S Trcala vs Alekhine, 1908
   Jan-27-17 So vs F El Taher, 2006 (replies)
   Oct-18-16 Shabalov vs G Jones, 2016 (replies)
   Sep-15-16 Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 (replies)
   Aug-29-16 T Ghitescu vs Fischer, 1960 (replies)
   Apr-25-15 Negi vs G Munkhgal, 2014 (replies)
   Apr-14-15 M Esserman vs Benjamin, 2010 (replies)
   Mar-25-15 J O H Taylor vs NN, 1874 (replies)
   Mar-02-15 A De Santis vs M Santurbano, 2005 (replies)
   Dec-06-14 Kasparov vs Anand, 1991 (replies)
   Nov-28-14 Fischer vs S Bernstein, 1959 (replies)
   Nov-14-14 The World vs Naiditsch, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-05-14 A Sokolov vs A Desboeufs, 2004 (replies)
   Sep-10-13 S Williams vs The World, 2013 (replies)
   Jun-10-13 Khalifman vs T Kaftan, 1997 (replies)
   May-27-13 T de Wit vs R Brandenburg, 2005 (replies)
   Apr-25-13 A Sokolov vs H Frauensohn, 1992 (replies)
   Feb-26-13 Fischer vs M Shifrine, 1964 (replies)
   Feb-26-13 R P Klabunde vs Snijder, 1983 (replies)
   Feb-16-13 Reshevsky vs Evans, 1951 (replies)
   Feb-16-13 R Nezhmetdinov vs M Ujtelky, 1964 (replies)
   Dec-20-12 K Walbrodt vs Loew, 1900 (replies)
   Dec-08-12 The World vs V Akobian, 2012 (replies)
   Oct-16-12 B Malich vs C Syre, 1974 (replies)
   Jul-28-12 Tal vs Unzicker, 1960 (replies)
   Jun-17-12 J Woollard vs M Woollett, 1889 (replies)
   Jun-14-12 Tal vs Y Rantanen, 1979 (replies)
   Jun-05-12 M Pestalozzi vs D Duhm, 1900 (replies)
   Apr-23-12 Oll vs M Ulybin, 1989 (replies)
   Jan-31-12 Fischer vs H Dondis, 1964 (replies)
   Jan-28-12 A Tarnowski vs Keres, 1950
   Nov-04-11 V Akobian vs The World, 2011 (replies)
   Sep-04-11 Shirov vs D King, 1990 (replies)
   Feb-01-11 V Wehner vs I Zaragatski, 2006 (replies)
   Jan-26-11 S Mulligan vs D Foord, 2007 (replies)
   Jan-08-11 The World vs N Pogonina, 2010 (replies)
   Apr-01-09 Nimzowitsch vs Systemsson, 1927 (replies)
   Mar-30-09 Stellwagen vs Anand, 2009 (replies)
   Feb-03-09 A Nickel vs The World, 2008 (replies)
   Nov-16-08 S Sunyasakta vs S Gour, 2008 (replies)
   Jul-08-08 Portisch vs Ivkov, 1973 (replies)
   Jun-29-08 The World vs G Timmerman, 2007 (replies)
   Jun-23-08 Tal vs S Witkowski, 1959 (replies)
   Jun-23-08 Dubois vs Count Kushelev-Bezborodko, 1858 (replies)
   Jun-02-08 A Hansen vs S Jensen, 1945 (replies)
   May-25-08 Pianoplayer chessforum (replies)
   May-05-08 Bologan vs B Heberla, 2008 (replies)
   Mar-13-08 Ribli vs Romanishin, 1982 (replies)
   Feb-28-08 Kotov vs Bronstein, 1944 (replies)
   Feb-21-08 B Dikarev vs R Pelts, 1964 (replies)
   Jan-29-08 G Kuzmin vs E Torre, 1981 (replies)
   Jan-17-08 Najdorf vs Glucksberg, 1929 (replies)
   Dec-17-07 H Bohm vs R Hernandez Onna, 1979 (replies)
   Dec-10-07 I Cheparinov vs L Lang, 1995 (replies)
   Nov-12-07 Hermann Neustadtl vs O Valenta, 1889 (replies)
   Oct-28-07 Bologan vs Westerinen, 1991 (replies)
   Oct-26-07 Matulovic vs G Tringov, 1970 (replies)
   Oct-24-07 F J Perez Perez vs Ivkov, 1962 (replies)
   Oct-22-07 Jansa vs Geller, 1970 (replies)
   Oct-15-07 Znosko-Borovsky vs Salwe, 1907 (replies)
   Oct-05-07 J Kostro vs W Schmidt, 1968 (replies)
   Sep-28-07 Kotov vs Unzicker, 1952 (replies)
   Sep-25-07 Boleslavsky vs B Goldenov, 1947 (replies)
   Sep-15-07 T L Petrosian vs A Minasian, 2006 (replies)
   Aug-13-07 Barnett vs Eastwood, 1949 (replies)
   Jul-27-07 R Nezhmetdinov vs Estrin, 1951 (replies)
   Jul-17-07 Fischer vs Fine, 1963 (replies)
   Jul-16-07 L Monosson vs M Fauque, 1935 (replies)
   Jul-15-07 Tal vs Keres, 1962 (replies)
   Jan-12-07 The World vs A Nickel, 2006 (replies)
   Dec-10-06 A Artidiello vs D Freeman, 2002 (replies)
   Nov-16-06 E Hearst vs E Mednis, 1956 (replies)
   Aug-29-06 Messinger vs M Rack, 1989 (replies)
   Nov-15-05 Fischer vs H Mobley, 1964 (replies)
   Jul-23-05 Shirov vs M Bluvshtein, 2005 (replies)
   Jul-07-05 Fischer vs E Jimenez Zerquera, 1966 (replies)
   Jun-18-05 Tal vs R Meulders, 1987 (replies)
   Jun-17-05 Botvinnik vs N Begunov, 1924 (replies)
   May-23-05 Fischer vs M Lister, 1964 (replies)
   May-18-05 M Bach vs R Schubert, 1996 (replies)
   May-17-05 Magnus vs E Schallopp, 1868 (replies)
   Apr-30-05 A Gudmundsson vs Fischer, 1960 (replies)
   Apr-18-05 Polgar vs F Berkes, 2003 (replies)
   Apr-13-05 Fischer vs Benko, 1962 (replies)
   Apr-04-05 A Schoene vs Fischer, 1957 (replies)
   Apr-01-05 Benko vs Smyslov, 1959 (replies)
   Mar-31-05 S J Hutchings vs Keene, 1973 (replies)
   Mar-27-05 Robert James Fischer (replies)
   Mar-23-05 M-Chess vs G West, 1994 (replies)
   Mar-16-05 Fischer vs F Panzer, 1964 (replies)
   Mar-14-05 J Lansing vs R A Hart, 1907 (replies)
   Mar-12-05 Fischer vs Benko, 1959 (replies)
   Mar-11-05 Fischer vs W Beach, 1963 (replies)
   Mar-08-05 Fischer vs J Sherwin, 1957 (replies)
   Mar-07-05 Fischer vs Tal, 1961 (replies)
   Mar-05-05 Maroczy vs Martinolich, 1907 (replies)
   Mar-05-05 Tal vs Korchnoi, 1985 (replies)
   Mar-04-05 Fischer vs W Koehler, 1964 (replies)
   Mar-02-05 P Potemkin vs Alekhine, 1912 (replies)
   Mar-01-05 Tal vs Benko, 1959 (replies)
   Mar-01-05 Tal vs Uhlmann, 1971 (replies)
   Feb-20-05 S Johannessen vs Fischer, 1966 (replies)
   Feb-18-05 T Weinberger vs F Street, 1976 (replies)
   Feb-17-05 Unzicker vs Fischer, 1962 (replies)
   Feb-16-05 A Karu vs Keres, 1931 (replies)
   Feb-08-05 J Nogueiras vs M Gongora, 2001 (replies)
   Jan-30-05 K Hamppe vs Meitner, 1872 (replies)
   Jan-30-05 Spassky vs Bronstein, 1960 (replies)
   Jan-23-05 Fischer vs Benko, 1965 (replies)
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