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   Zenchess has kibitzed 567 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-01-23 Shimanov vs A Uskov, 2022
Zenchess: I want to know too. White is a little better here, but it's nothing to resign over. And I resign games prematurely all the time.
   Dec-15-22 P W Bridgman vs G W Tucker, 1904 (replies)
Zenchess: Black missed Noah's Ark Trap on move 8 with 8...c5. White does not have the saving clause 9. Qd5, because 9...Be6! protects everything.
   Sep-16-22 Champions Showdown 9LX (2022) (replies)
Zenchess: Why did Kasparov resign his game against Mamedyarov? Black was worse, but even I, who have a bad habit of resigning games prematurely, would not have resigned. Black is worse, but he can still play on.
   Jul-26-20 Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 (replies)
Zenchess: Black rage quits 100 years before Internet Chess became a thing.
   Jul-24-20 NN vs D Freeman, 2018
Zenchess: RIP Daniel. On a lighthearted note, NN may have slowed down a bit in recent years, but I see he is still around after 523 years. Hats off to the chess world's most lovable loser, who nonetheless rises to the occasion every once in a while and beats the best.
   Jul-11-20 Shirov vs J Santos Latasa, 2020 (replies)
Zenchess: 35. Rxb7?? The game was back and forth up to this point, but what was the point of 35. Rxb7?? 35. Ra2, consolidating, and White is winning.
   Jul-03-20 O H Castro Rojas vs Petrosian, 1976 (replies)
Zenchess: Petrosian could have claimed the draw by repetition here -- the position was the same on moves 36, 38, and 40.
   Jun-28-20 V Mikenas vs Tolush, 1959
Zenchess: Why was this agreed drawn? Black's play was sloppy, but he was still completely winning here. White is paralyzed, while Black still has his pawn roller.
   Jun-28-20 Harikrishna vs Carlsen, 2020
Zenchess: Also, the trade of the b pawn for the e pawn with 38. Qxb3 was not bad. The game is even here, with Carlsen's Q-B battery offset by the outside passer. White's real mistake came on move 40, when he gave away his passer with 40. c5? 40. b4 would have held the balance.
   May-13-20 Caruana vs V Artemiev, 2020
Zenchess: White missed a quicker win -- 30. Qh4!! Qe1+ 31. Kg2 Qe2+ 32. Kh3 Qf1+ 33. Kg4 h5+ 34. Kg5 Qxf3 35. Kxg6 Qd3+ 36. Kxh5, and White escapes the checks. Later, 38...g5? was Black's losing move, while Kg7 offered chances to hold.
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