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Robert Samuels
Member since Sep-28-12 · Last seen Jan-04-22
I'm a Brit and live in Oxford. If you are reading this, you should read my blog,
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   Robert Samuels has kibitzed 46 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Feb-06-19 M L Hanauer vs Schoenberg, 1938 (replies)
Robert Samuels: Thanks, <Granny O Doul>, that's certainly possible. Schonberg would have been a 23 year-old grad student in 1938. I still wonder which Scho(e)nberg it was. It's not the composer of Les Miserables, anyway.
   Apr-19-18 S Gupta vs Atharva Bhajne, 2008
Robert Samuels: Not bad for a five-year-old.
   Apr-14-18 M Bach vs R Schubert, 1996 (replies)
Robert Samuels: I hope they're following my blog:
   Mar-10-18 M W Healey vs Graham J Moore, 2017 (replies)
Robert Samuels: A great game, one of my favourite openings, and I was actually playing in the same tournament (in a much lowlier division) at the time! The players are both Brits -- Michael Healey has a FIDE grade of 2141 and Graham Moore one of 2187. The game was played in my local ...
   Oct-24-17 C Bauer vs S Feller, 2016
Robert Samuels: 24.Bb7!! is an impressive "empty square" sacrifice to decoy the c8 bishop.
   Mar-21-17 M Godena vs Garcia Palermo, 2014
Robert Samuels: Given as a main line after 4...d6 in "Winning with the slow but venomous Italian". The authors suggest 18.g4! as a crucial improvement.
   Mar-18-17 Giri vs Anand, 2015 (replies)
Robert Samuels: One of the demonstration games in Muller and Souleidis, "Winning with the Slow (but Venomous!) Italian. Anand's error is 24...Qd6 (24...Nh5=).
   Mar-03-17 H Bogart vs NN, 1933 (replies)
Robert Samuels: You're right, <offramp>. NN is probably the most famous player of all time.
   Feb-23-17 S Franklin vs R Norinkeviciute, 2007 (replies)
Robert Samuels: And it's a British game, too! Not bad for a 13-year-old.
   Jan-19-17 Caruana vs Radjabov, 2016 (replies)
Robert Samuels: What I admired most were the pawn advances 22.h4! and 23.h5! apparently giving up two pawns, but actually preparing the decisive invasion of the kingside, plonking the knight on f6. That vision at move 21 is what sets up the brilliancy that ends the game fifteen moves later.
   Oct-18-16 G Jones vs Ngoc Truongson Nguyen, 2014
   Oct-17-16 W Hendriks vs Sybolt de Boer, 2006
   Sep-27-16 Anand vs Wei Yi, 2016
   Sep-24-16 Carlsen vs K Mekhitarian, 2014 (replies)
   Sep-19-16 Kamsky vs Eljanov, 2007
   Sep-16-16 A Beni vs Korchnoi, 1969
   Sep-14-16 A Medina Garcia vs Korchnoi, 1969
   Sep-11-16 E Haag vs Korchnoi, 1965 (replies)
   Sep-09-16 Y Kotkov vs Korchnoi, 1956
   Sep-07-16 I Sokolov vs Polgar, 2006
   Sep-06-16 I Krush vs Yifan Hou, 2008
   Jun-24-16 Menchik vs W Winter, 1932 (replies)
   May-20-16 Bareev vs Ivanchuk, 2006
   Apr-01-16 U Boensch vs Benjamin, 1988
   Mar-29-16 chessforum (replies)
   Jan-20-16 N Giffard vs S Williams, 2005
   Dec-24-15 Fischer vs A Sandrin, 1957 (replies)
   Dec-23-15 Benko vs Csom, 1971
   Nov-25-15 Nimzowitsch vs Alekhine, 1912 (replies)
   Nov-19-15 Sveshnikov vs J Stocek, 2000 (replies)
   Oct-14-15 A Czyz vs P Szablowski, 2010
   Aug-10-15 F Schubert vs K Weber, 1913
   Jul-02-15 Alekhine vs F Duz-Khotimirsky, 1911 (replies)
   May-16-15 Carlsen vs Ponomariov, 2008 (replies)
   May-13-15 P Smederevac vs C B van den Berg, 1965 (replies)
   Mar-09-15 L Trent vs G Jones, 2001
   Nov-23-14 Tisdall vs A Ipek, 2003
   Oct-28-14 A Herzog vs K Petschar, 1994 (replies)
   Sep-29-14 J Kupper vs Petrosian, 1967
   Sep-21-14 Carlsen vs E Berg, 2003 (replies)
   Jun-18-14 N Rogers vs J Foucault, 2001 (replies)
   Feb-11-14 Bellon Lopez vs J Garcia Padron, 1981 (replies)
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