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Member since Oct-05-07 · Last seen Jan-28-23
I introduced chess to Spain in the ninth century, and from there it spread to most of Europe.
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   Ziryab has kibitzed 173 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-28-23 V Vukovic vs S Deutsch, 1923
Ziryab: Great mating combination!
   Jan-18-23 Tomashevsky vs M Chigaev, 2022
Ziryab: This game deserves some attention. Evgeny Tomashevsky offers a master class in using mobility and initiative to pick off weak pawns.
   Jan-17-23 Steinitz vs E Pilhal, 1860
Ziryab: User: Jean Defuse Does Harding explain what is wrong with the finish given in ChessBase? <Chess Player's Chronicle> gives only "king moves" for Black's last move.
   Jan-02-23 C W Hrissikopoulos vs R S Underwood, 1938
Ziryab: 15.Rg1+ Kxh4 16.Qh7#
   Dec-29-22 B Kristjansson vs M Roberts, 1967
Ziryab: Instructive ending, which I found in some book. What was the event?
   Dec-08-22 Aronian vs A Esipenko, 2022
Ziryab: 11.Ng5 was selected as the most important novelty of <Chess Informant> 152. More than likely, this game is an example of exceptional home preparation by Levon Aronian.
   Nov-27-22 Boucek vs Duras, 1902
Ziryab: I think Boucek saw dimly what was coming and miscalculated in arranging a defense. 14.Nc3 is equal, as noted.
   Nov-13-22 T Germann vs E K Wagenheim, 1897
Ziryab: I was introduced to the book through a library copy in 1975. I didn’t get far far through it, but it was among the first chess books I looked at and it transformed my chess. I went from a complete beginner, knowing nothing of strategy and tactics, to someone capable of beating my ...
   Nov-13-22 Margulies vs Lwow, 1949
Ziryab: Was this Stuart Margulies, the author of <Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess>(1966)? He would have been 16 years old. Irving Chernev, <The 1000 Best Short Games of Chess>(1955) quips about the “younger generation” (169) in his headnote to this game.
   Oct-29-22 FSR chessforum (replies)
Ziryab: As I’m going through Chernev, The 1000 Best Short Games of Chess, I keep thinking of an Amazon review by a reader who annotated the first 800. I think you are that reviewer.
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