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Old King Cole
Member since Jul-29-10 · Last seen Jul-04-13
Born in 50's. Raised on Chernev, similar books, and problems/puzzles. Am amazed at the locations of famous, notable games (c. 1840 to present), and the international scope and traffic, the mobility of players. More game read than played.

   Old King Cole has kibitzed 75 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Jul-04-13 Marshall vs H Wolf, 1906 (replies)
 
Old King Cole: At the end, a seesaw checking pattern is threatened (a key point being g7), perhaps hence the pun. In the middle, 20 Qh5, with its combination, is grand, classic Marshall. Earlier, 10 ... c4 is avoided.
 
   Jun-09-13 Bondarevsky vs Boleslavsky, 1941 (replies)
 
Old King Cole: Pawn muscle is seen in this game where Bondarevsky beats Boleslavsky.
 
   Apr-06-13 B Fleissig vs Zukertort, 1882
 
Old King Cole: Good game by Fleissig over Zukertort, including his 16 f4, plus 25 Ne6 which if accepted brings a BRM involving the bishop. The following play is good, too.
 
   Apr-06-13 Mackenzie vs Winawer, 1882 (replies)
 
Old King Cole: 22 ... Kg2 could have perhaps foreclosed defense of h2, as by Black's Re7, were White (owning a Queen) then to bring rooks to the open h-file. But that is my impression.
 
   Apr-01-13 Mackenzie vs Blackburne, 1883
 
Old King Cole: Classic Zugzwang by White, as no Black piece can move but the rook, but it must stay blocking the d-file pawn which can discover check.
 
   Mar-13-13 Anderssen vs J Heral, 1873 (replies)
 
Old King Cole: A swindle by Heral.
 
   Mar-13-13 M Fleissig vs Paulsen, 1873 (replies)
 
Old King Cole: Classic bishops of opposite colors ending for most of the game, though one wonders about White's 70th move (a zugzwang?)
 
   Mar-13-13 Paulsen vs M Fleissig, 1873
 
Old King Cole: Were there no resignation and a liquidation of pieces at e1, White's King, to win, would have to go baseline and skirt the board clockwise on its edge, Black's meager central pawns being that strong. (Black's King can ward off White's central passed pawn.)
 
   Mar-13-13 S Rosenthal vs M Fleissig, 1873
 
Old King Cole: A win hammered out the old fashioned way.
 
   Feb-12-13 A Karklins vs A Dunne, 2004 (replies)
 
Old King Cole: Xen ... I think you're right.
 
   Feb-10-13 Koltanowski vs A Dunkelblum, 1924
   Feb-10-13 Koltanowski vs A Anderson, 1938 (replies)
   Feb-08-13 Karen Asrian (replies)
   Feb-04-13 Von Gottschall vs E Schallopp, 1893
   Feb-03-13 W Von Holzhausen vs Von Gottschall, 1926
   Feb-03-13 H Duhm vs Von Gottschall, 1926
   Feb-03-13 J Mieses vs O Antze, 1926
   Feb-03-13 Saemisch vs Nimzowitsch, 1926 (replies)
   Feb-03-13 Hsu Li Yang vs Nunn, 1992 (replies)
   Jan-28-13 Barcza vs P Rethy, 1953 (replies)
   Nov-22-12 J Mieses vs Von Scheve, 1887 (replies)
   Nov-22-12 Elena Donaldson-Akhmilovskaya (replies)
   Nov-06-12 Lilienthal vs Stein, 1957 (replies)
   Nov-03-12 Ljubojevic vs Larsen, 1980 (replies)
   Nov-03-12 Ljubojevic vs Larsen, 1980
   Nov-03-12 Larsen vs Ljubojevic, 1978
   Sep-20-12 Chekhov vs Yurtaev, 1987
   Sep-20-12 Chekhov vs Yurtaev, 1980
   Sep-20-12 Lutikov vs Yurtaev, 1977
   Sep-04-12 Morphy vs B Tilghman, 1859 (replies)
   Aug-21-12 S Redford vs C Madiba, 2011 (replies)
   Jul-06-12 Polgar vs Svidler, 2005 (replies)
   Jun-28-12 Nimzowitsch vs Vidmar, 1927 (replies)
   Feb-01-12 C Slingerland vs S van Eijk, 2011 (replies)
   Nov-17-11 Zukertort vs Chigorin, 1882 (replies)
   Nov-04-11 Elisaveta Bykova (replies)
   Nov-02-11 Jansa vs Geller, 1970 (replies)
   Nov-01-11 Denker vs Fischer, 1959
   Nov-01-11 N Zambor vs K Biro, 2001 (replies)
   Oct-21-11 Blackburne vs Chigorin, 1896
   Oct-20-11 Pomar Salamanca vs Andersson, 1972
   Oct-20-11 R Nixon vs A Anselmo, 1973 (replies)
   Oct-07-11 Seirawan vs Karpov, 1982 (replies)
   Oct-01-11 Khismatullin vs I Kurnosov, 2011 (replies)
   Sep-18-11 Polugaevsky vs E Torre, 1984 (replies)
   Sep-12-11 Vitiugov vs Rublevsky, 2010
   Sep-12-11 Vitiugov vs V Popov, 2011
   Sep-12-11 Vitiugov vs Stellwagen, 2006
   Sep-12-11 A Timofeev vs Vitiugov, 2007 (replies)
   Sep-12-11 Vitiugov vs A Timofeev, 2008
   Sep-12-11 Vitiugov vs A Timofeev, 2009
   Sep-12-11 Vitiugov vs A Timofeev, 2008
   Sep-07-11 Koltanowski vs W Schoenmann, 1928 (replies)
   Aug-30-11 Bogoljubov vs Reti, 1921 (replies)
   Mar-04-11 Botvinnik vs I Rabinovich, 1937
   Mar-04-11 I Rabinovich vs A Ebralidze, 1937
   Mar-04-11 I Rabinovich vs V Makogonov, 1939
   Mar-04-11 I Rabinovich vs V Makogonov, 1934
   Mar-04-11 I Rabinovich vs Marshall, 1925
   Mar-04-11 B Verlinsky vs I Rabinovich, 1924
   Dec-25-10 Barcza vs G Kluger, 1937 (replies)
   Dec-13-10 S Takacs vs J Krejcik, 1920 (replies)
   Nov-28-10 S Hamann vs Uhlmann, 1975
   Nov-28-10 Steinitz vs D Bleijkmans, 1896
   Nov-21-10 Lisitsin vs Tal, 1954 (replies)
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