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Jonathan Kolkey
Member since May-26-04 · Last seen Oct-18-05
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   Jonathan Kolkey has kibitzed 10 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-08-05 Smyslov vs Geller, 1951 (replies)
Jonathan Kolkey: See a similar tactical trick in Lasker-Pillsbury, New York 1893
   Jun-22-05 Fischer vs Myagmarsuren, 1967 (replies)
Jonathan Kolkey: 26..c-4 looks terrible for Black. Why not B-b7, which, by applying immediate pressure on the rook, at least prevents the White rook from reaching h4 after White pushes his king rook pawn next move? Could this scheme be any worse than what actually happened to Black in this ...
   Jun-09-05 Fischer vs Benko, 1963 (replies)
Jonathan Kolkey: In Fischer's Best Games of Chess, he remarks that he was tempted to take the king pawn and, after Black plays Ng4, capture the Black bishop with chech, thus lauching a speculative attack in exchange for two pieces for the queen. But after capturing the king pawn, can't ...
   May-29-05 Efim Bogoljubov (replies)
Jonathan Kolkey: Since Bogo played repeatedly in Nazi tournaments in occupied Europe, I highly doubt that he was Jewish.
   Jun-14-04 Alekhine vs Von Feldt, 1916 (replies)
Jonathan Kolkey: The noted brilliancy, Alekhine-Feldt (1916) somehow looks contrived. It may well be another one of Alekhine's "fake" simultaneous or blindbold crushes of unknown amateur opponents. In the Feldt game, Black plays like a patzer. But he neglects to trade off the White knight on
   Jun-12-04 D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956 (replies)
Jonathan Kolkey: Instead of the mating sequence, young Bobby might have simply won another piece by 35. B-d6 followed by N-f6. I wonder if another player, such as a Karpov, might have selected this safe course, if confronted with extreme time pressure.
   Jun-11-04 Jan Hein Donner (replies)
Jonathan Kolkey: Yes. As I sat in the audience, I was the official scorekeeper for the game. No, I don't recall any meltdown by Fischer at the time. Months later, Bernard Zuckerman annotating the game for Chess Life mentions that Fischer claims to have had the better game at one point.
   Jun-10-04 Salomon Flohr (replies)
Jonathan Kolkey: Flohr's reputation has been unjustly stained by his terrible performance at AVRO. But he had other things on his mind. He was, for a time, technically "stateless" and might have been deported back to Czechoslovakia-to face certain death. Luckily Botvinnik arranged for Flohr ...
   Jun-06-04 Alekhine vs O Naegeli, 1932 (replies)
Jonathan Kolkey: It pays to have a reputation. Evidently Alekhine's opponent did not have enough experience against top competition to handle his nerves well at the critical moment
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