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Refused
Member since Sep-16-07
Just a common patzer OTB rating around the magical 2.000 mark. Best personal game, beating an IM in a tournament game.

Active fav. players.

Aronian

Players I would like to see (more often) at top events: Le Quang Liem. He has all the tools to make it to a very good Top Ten player in my book.

All time favorites: Tal, Kasparov.

Note: although I enjoy Tal and Kasparov my style of play looks more like Kramnik or Karpov playing (on a much , much lower level ofc., what I mean is, my play is more positional than tactical).

As much as I like watching Carlsen as World Champ and potentially gaining a status in chess history similar to Kasparov, I find his play sometimes a bit "dull". (almost) All of his games are high quality, they are just not as exciting to watch in my opinion. It's nice to see how Kramnik reinvented himself and started to play more actively for wins again.


   Refused has kibitzed 3227 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-23-21 N Mayorga vs E Cordova, 2007 (replies)
 
Refused: Nice puzzle. With one Rook on the 2nd rank black very much want to clear it and bring the White King to justice with all the heavy pieces already gathered. Rxf2 and Rxf3 are very much the moves I'd like to play as black. So, let's see how we can get there. 29...Bh2+!! is the move ...
 
   Oct-20-21 United States Championship (2021) (replies)
 
Refused: <HeMateMe: what happens at the end of the Caruna/So tiebreak game? It looks like So will be up a pawn, but such an early resignation?> White's position looks just bad. 46...Rd2 is picking up the pawn on g2 and then White still has to do something about black's c-pawn. Even ...
 
   Oct-17-21 Axel Smith vs Jansa, 2009 (replies)
 
Refused: Went witht he obvious 19.Bxh7+ Kxh7 20.g6+ Kg8 but then couldn't find a way to get an edge. In the game I don't understand white 21.Rdg1 that looks way too slow. 21.hxg6+ has to be the way to go. After that I am confident, that black's position will eventually collapse e.g. after ...
 
   Sep-24-21 Sax vs J Gallagher, 1999 (replies)
 
Refused: <agbe2002: [...] C) 27.Kc1 Nxb3+ 28.cxb3 Rfc8+ as above. > Nope. Not quite the same. The difference is that white can recapture with the Bishop on d2 in that line. 29.Kd2 Qa5+ 30.Ke3 Qb6 31.Ke2 Rc2+ 32.Rd2 Rxd2 33.Bxd2 and now Qd4 is not a check. Black is still winning after ...
 
   Aug-04-21 Myagmarsuren vs Bisguier, 1971 (replies)
 
Refused: 26.Re1! +- 26...Rxe1 27.Rxf5 (the entire point) now both black rooks are hanging. If black capture on f5 white recaptures on f5 with check and collect one e1 next. Otherwise the discovered check with 28.Rxf8+ kills black could try one last bluff with 27...Rfe8 but then 28.Re5+ ...
 
   Aug-03-21 Plachetka vs G Kluger, 1972 (replies)
 
Refused: <Honza Cervenka: Quite sad story for black. After immediate 34...e4 white could just resign.> I would make a few more moves. 34...e4 35.Ke1 Rh1+ 36.Kd2 Rxc1 37.Kxc1 and now after 37...Qxe2 I'd play 38.Qf7 and pretend to have threats. I mean, I can still resign after black ...
 
   Jul-29-21 V Fedoseev vs M A Tabatabaei, 2021 (replies)
 
Refused: Some I feel, that Tabatabaei had to lose this ending. Allowing the pawns to be split with 48.exf6 doesn't strike me as the best of ideas. Just capturing on e5, setting up solidly k-side, and I don't see Fedoseev win this. Was Tabatabaei trying to play for a win with his passer on ...
 
   Jul-29-21 H Rossetto vs Najdorf, 1955 (replies)
 
Refused: Ok, failed to get it. Thought it might be something along the lines of 28...Rxe2 in combination with cxd4-d3. 28...Re3 is ofc a very neat shot, adding more pressure on g3. Really nice Talesque game by Najdorf. Ignore the hanging piece (on g5) and just put another piece on offer.
 
   Jul-28-21 I Lysyj vs Sutovsky, 2008 (replies)
 
Refused: 41.Kf5 +- The point is that the Bishop on c4 is taboo because of 42.Kg6 otherwise Bb5 and the a-pawn is simply too much.
 
   Jul-27-21 Bellon Lopez vs Borges Mateos, 2000 (replies)
 
Refused: 38.Qg8+ also still wins easily tho. 38.Qg8+ Kg6 39.Qf7+ a)39...Kg5 40.h4# b)39...Kh7 40.Bf5+ Qxf5 (forced) 41.Qxf5+ Kg8 (again forced otherwise (Qf7+) Qf8+ Qxa3) 42.Qxd5+ Kh7(8) 43.Qxb7 and converting this is rather trivial.
 
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