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   Thumbtack2007 has kibitzed 20 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-17-21 Savon vs B Gurgenidze, 1971 (replies)
Thumbtack2007: mel gibson: you made a good choice; SF 14.1 agrees with you. I have noticed significant differences between the behavior of 14 and 14.1.
   Mar-10-21 H Tikkanen vs L Babujian, 2005 (replies)
Thumbtack2007: SF12 gives 34.Nd6 with a winning advantage, basically because Black is a Knight down. (reynolds) is right. Where is the finish? It just isn't there.
   Nov-01-20 Shirov vs Karjakin, 2008 (replies)
Thumbtack2007: Black can play 26...Bxd7, although perhaps not the best, and eventually get a draw. These insane puzzles frequently show imperfect lines. As far as White's first move. SF12 prefers 26.Nd4, leading to a long end game battle, but eventually a win for White.
   Oct-22-20 I Findlay vs L Day, 1980 (replies)
Thumbtack2007: It looks to me as though 24.Bf3 leads to a draw with neither side able to make any progress towards a win.
   Sep-06-20 Areshchenko vs Savon, 2001 (replies)
Thumbtack2007: 22..d6 is a mistake; 22..Bd6 evens the game.
   Jul-22-14 M Sharif vs Kasparov, 1988 (replies)
Thumbtack2007: According to the heading today, it was a simultaneous exhibition. Still, beating K in a simul definitely deserves a gold star.
   Jul-12-14 G Chandler vs R Kynoch, 1981 (replies)
Thumbtack2007: Prettiest smothered mate I've ever seen (well, almost completely smothered). And the triple pin is indeed a gem.
   Jul-12-14 Potkin vs Kamsky, 2010 (replies)
Thumbtack2007: <funkenstein> 16.Qc2 is better, but White has an inferior position after 12.Qd2. 12.Rd1 is better, but we get a sporty game after 12..Nb4 13.Qb1 Nxe4 14.Nxe4 Bxa2 15.Qc1 Bd5. Even position, but lots of play on both sides. I would have liked to see the continuation on ...
   Jul-09-14 D Zaslavsky vs Botvinnik, 1926 (replies)
Thumbtack2007: Yes, no mating combination is there, but a Queen sac works with the passed pawns. As an aside, I've always liked the Cambridge Springs variation.
   Oct-03-12 J Gustafsson vs Naiditsch, 2012
Thumbtack2007: After further analysis, I conclude that it is not possible to lock up the pawns, and eventually the rooks can be joined together to devastating effect. So, unless you hoped that Black would make a mistake, a resignation was appropriate.
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