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Saul Goodman
Member since May-14-20 · Last seen Jul-05-21
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   Saul Goodman has kibitzed 23 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jul-05-21 Keres vs Fischer, 1959
Saul Goodman: Keres may have been better than Fischer in 1959, but the Soviet players? rankings and ratings in that era have to be taken with a grain of salt. In any case, Fischer was still learning about international chess. He was the best in the world within a few years.
   Jul-05-21 Savon vs Polugaevsky, 1971
Saul Goodman: Savon was one of the least well-known players to make the top ten in the world in the last 50 years. Brilliant combination.
   Jul-04-21 J Polgar vs Anand, 1999 (replies)
Saul Goodman: Nona was a great champion, but to compare her accomplishments to Judit Polgar is ridiculous. Judit Polgar was the top rated woman in the world for 25 years. She was in the top ten in the world for several years, peaking at #5 in 2004. She was the first and only woman to play ...
   Jan-17-21 Korchnoi vs Fischer, 1962 (replies)
Saul Goodman: Some of the Kibitzers have this notion that Korchnoi had success against Fischer because either Korchnoi “had his number,” or because Fischer was a “speculative attacker.” The real reason is that Bobby was 19 years old at the time of this game, and because he grew up in
   Dec-06-20 Botvinnik vs Tal, 1961 (replies)
Saul Goodman: Botvinnik played a total of seven world Championship matches against Bronstein, Smyslov, Tal and Petrosian. In those matches, with the whole Soviet apparatus backing him, his record was two wins, three losses and two draws. Botvinnik is the most overrated great player in chess ...
   Jun-29-20 Tal vs Smyslov, 1959 (replies)
Saul Goodman: This game roughly coincides with the moment that Tal passed Smyslov to become the best player in the world.
   Jun-28-20 R Byrne vs Fischer, 1963 (replies)
Saul Goodman: The OMGP series are generally outstanding, but he tends to over-rate Botvinnik and Alekhine, and to subtly belittle Capablanca and Fischer. It’s understandable, I guess, because Capablanca and Fischer are his competitors in the “Best Ever” discussion.
   Jun-23-20 Fischer vs Petrosian, 1970 (replies)
Saul Goodman: <Atking> “ When you look at the first game of the match Fischer-Spassky in 1992 (Sure Spassky was not longer at his best but very motivated he played probably up to 2600 Elo which means actually in supposed inflation, up 2700 in relative force). After 20 years out of ...
   Jun-22-20 Tal vs Fischer, 1970 (replies)
Saul Goodman: Diademas: I didn’t realize that <Harry> meant to claim that Bobby dominated the Russians before 1970. If that’s what he meant, he is exaggerating, and I will stand down. That said, from age 23 until his death, Fischer won EVERY tournament or match he competed in, ...
   Jun-22-20 Alekhine vs Bogoljubov, 1929 (replies)
Saul Goodman: “MissScarlett: At which point during the 34 games of the 1927 match should Capablanca have started taking it seriously?“ Capablanca did not prepare for the match, which was indefensible. If he had prepared for a rematch, it likely would have been different. After all, ...
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