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Pawn and Two
Member since May-08-05 · Last seen Nov-26-22
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   Pawn and Two has kibitzed 1512 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jun-22-22 B Finegold vs K Sorenson, 1982 (replies)
Pawn and Two: In the 1982 U.S. Chess Open, Knute Sorenson scored 5 1/2 points, his brother Arne scored 3 1/2 points and his brother Jacob scored 3 points. Their father, Somner Sorenson, who also played in the 1982 U.S. Open scored 6 1/2 points. Somner was a long-time instructor of English at
   Jun-15-22 Berlin BSG (1928)
Pawn and Two: The 100-year anniversary of the Berliner Schachgesellschaft occurred in 1927. However, due to delays, the international tournament to celebrate this event did not take place until February 1928. The prizes for this tournament were as follows: 1st prize - 2,000 Mark - ...
   May-02-22 USSR Championship (1940) (replies)
Pawn and Two: From the book: 'Masterpieces and Dramas of the Soviet Championships - Volume II (1938-1947)' by Sergey Voronkov. Tournament time limits for the 12th Soviet Championship - Moscow - 1940 - noted from the above book: 'On playing days, the games start at 6:30 p.m. and end at 11:30 ...
   Jan-14-22 Showalter vs Halprin, 1898
Pawn and Two: Per the edition Olms Vienna 1898 tournament book, this game, Showalter vs Halprin, 1898 , was played in round 21 on July 1st.
   Jul-14-21 Janowski vs Tarrasch, 1902 (replies)
Pawn and Two: <KEG> Yesterday I submitted a correction request for the indicated moves. This morning I noticed the corrections had already been made. Thank you for all your hard work. I find your comments and analysis of these old games and tournaments to be very instructive and ...
   Jun-03-21 Smyslov vs Szabo, 1953 (replies)
Pawn and Two: <Phony Benoni & Retireborn> Bronstein's original tournament book, in Russian, shows the move as 20....Rf8c8. Other Zurich 1953 tournament books, by Najdorf, Stahlberg and Wood, all show the move in question, as 20...Rfc8. In my opinion, our database should be corrected to
   Jun-03-21 Szabo vs Smyslov, 1953
Pawn and Two: <stevenashs20mworkout> Bronstein's original Zurich 1953 tournament book, in Russian, and other Zurich 1953 tournament books by Najdorf, Stahlberg, and Wood, all show the move 33.Rdc1. Thanks for catching this. I requested a correction for our database.
   May-04-21 Spielmann vs Vidmar, 1926
Pawn and Two: <perfidious & keypusher> Unfortunately, Janowski and Rosselli del Turco, did not get included in the tournament group photo. Several years ago, Dale Brandreth, penned a little note to me on a chess book order invoice, that Semmering 1926, was on his list of tournament ...
   Mar-10-21 Tarrasch vs Alekhine, 1923
Pawn and Two: <Honza Cervenka> Stockfish engine analysis on this page confirms 23.Nb2! was White's best move, with only a small edge for Black: (-.17) (40 ply) 23.Nb2! Rxc2 24.Rxc2 Rxc2 25.Qxf5 Nxf5 26.Nc4 Bf6 27.Rd1 Bd8. Stockfish's 2nd choice for White: (-.42) (40 ply) 23.Qxf5 Nxf5 ...
   Mar-09-21 Lilienthal vs Keres, 1941 (replies)
Pawn and Two: <Phony Benoni & Retireborn> My Dover edition, 'Soviet Chess Championship, 1941', by M. M. Botvinnik, in English descriptive, first published in 1973, states that it is an unabridged republication of the English translation originally published in 1950, under the title, ...
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