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   OBIT has kibitzed 2033 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-29-22 Aronian vs A Tari, 2020
 
OBIT: This game would suggest that the way to respond to an opponent forcing you to play against yourself is to keep playing against yourself until your opponent stops playing like you. In this case, the transgression occurred when Tari played 14...Qf6. Aronian had reached the same position ...
 
   Apr-25-22 Nunn vs K Georgiev, 1988 (replies)
 
OBIT: I vaguely recall 5. Ng5 was popular for awhile as an attempt to refute the super-solid 4...Nd7 line of the Caro-Kann. The natural 5...Ngf6 is okay here, but there is also nothing wrong with 5...h6 6. Ne6 Qb6. Georgiev's problems started with 6...Qa5+? You'd think having the White ...
 
   Jan-18-22 Dubov vs V S Gujrathi, 2022 (replies)
 
OBIT: So how come there have been no accusations of Vidit somehow using a chess engine? It's guaranteed that anybody who played this game at a major open tournament would be banned on the spot, and so what if nobody can figure out how it was done.
 
   Jan-17-22 Mamedyarov vs A Esipenko, 2022 (replies)
 
OBIT: Maybe it's a TN. Maybe Mamedyarov intended to play g3 but overshot the square.
 
   Dec-27-21 A Tang vs M Kobalia, 2021
 
OBIT: Better is 44.Qh5# :)
 
   Dec-27-21 World Rapid Championship (2021) (replies)
 
OBIT: <metatron2>You don't see as many great endgames nowadays. It may seem as though today's players aren't as strong in this phase of the game, but the likely explanation is that most of the brilliant endgames of the past were the result of a team of analysts working on an adjourned ...
 
   Dec-24-21 J Rudd vs P Roberson, 2006
 
OBIT: <solskytz> Actually, the last pawn move was on move 40, so he could have dragged out the delay for six more moves. The players reached the notoriously drawish K+R+N vs K+R (with no pawns) endgame soon after the g pawn was moved to avoid the 50-move draw, but White was not giving ...
 
   Sep-17-21 Tal vs T Paehtz Sr, 1974
 
OBIT: For those gushing over Tal's genius in this game: Tal himself called it an act of plagiarism, as he essentially duplicated Gaprindashvili's win over Servaty a few weeks earlier (as was already noted by <backrank>).
 
   Sep-17-21 N Gaprindashvili vs R Servaty, 1974 (replies)
 
OBIT: Oh, so this Gaprindashvili did play men occasionally. The Gaprindashvili mentioned in "The Queen's Gambit" must have been Anna Gaprindashvili, who is a totally fictional character.
 
   Apr-07-21 A S Rasmussen vs Robson, 2009
 
OBIT: <zebekias>Where does the White rook go once he gets to a3? Black's powerful knight is much better than that impotent rook, so don't trade knight for rook. After 39. Ra1, play as in the game: 39...Ke1 followed by ...Rd2, ...Rc2, and then either ...Kd2 or ...Nf1, depending on ...
 
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