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fred lennox
Member since Apr-14-02 · Last seen Nov-23-13
I suppose if i were to pick two hero's in chess it would be Adolf Anderssen and Alekhine. Two major influences are Steinitz and Botvinnik. The monumental vigor of the former. The latter for his firmness, boldness, and virile austerity. In defense, Petrosian and Lasker, especially creating counterplay in simpler positions. For more open tactical playing, Spassky and tolush. Others include Zukertort, Chigorin, Nimzowitch, Bronstein, Larsen, and Kamsky.

Three cornerstone books.

Alekhine My best games. Read when i first started playing. Strongly influenced my viewpoint and affinity for the game.

Tartakower 500 Before reading this i was an open player. Didn't care for hypermodern. With 500 i became fascinated with asymmetrical openings and Tartakowers energetic, intricate playing. Also my heart opened up to Reti, Nimzowitch and Breyer.

Botvinnik 100 Selected It's concentrated power, it's aversion to the loose and indefinite and being sensitive to the exact sequence of moves.

"Boldness has genius, power and magic in it" - Goethe.

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   fred lennox has kibitzed 1161 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-24-09 Richard Teichmann (replies)
fred lennox: master of the sweeping, cut and thrust kind of playing.
   Dec-03-09 Steinitz vs K Walbrodt, 1898 (replies)
fred lennox: it's interesting after move 5 to see double isolated pawns in the center. I have seen other openings where this happens, like a variation in the Bird's defense to the Roy. It isn't the weakness it first appears, it dominates the central sqrs. if briefly. Black appeared to ...
   Nov-28-09 G K Sandiford vs Keene, 1962
fred lennox: Wonderful game. I've been studying queen exchanges of late to improve my game in this area. Once Keene did 16...bxf3 the queen exchange comes next. The only advantage is central, after move 15 black has a passed pawn. While centralization is usually crucial, most often it isn't
   Nov-19-09 Breyer vs Bogoljubov, 1920
fred lennox: <Pawn and Two> You are an informative kibitzer. Thank you for that.
   Nov-17-09 Breyer vs F Englund, 1913 (replies)
fred lennox: a brilliant miniature. the point of 12.Nb5 is to expose e7 - point of no return.
   Nov-13-09 Bukhuti Gurgenidze (replies)
fred lennox: It pleases me to see this player well received. I'm quite fond of Gurgenidze myself. He was a geologist by profession. Here is a nice game. Gurgenidze vs Averbakh, 1961
   Nov-13-09 Carlsen vs Ponomariov, 2009 (replies)
fred lennox: im a couple of moves Qxg5+ allows some counterplay.
   Nov-12-09 Van Essen vs C Woskoff, 1931 (replies)
fred lennox: Long live the fork! It's the devils advocate.
   Nov-12-09 Mikhail Chigorin (replies)
fred lennox: Against Steinitz chigorin's record is 26 loses, 25 wins and 8 ties. A colorful rivalry. Steinitz showed himself superior in match play. there 1st match 10-1-6 in steinitz favor as the second 10-5-8. Steinitz showed better stamina in nerves and concentration.
   Nov-12-09 Florin Gheorghiu (replies)
fred lennox: The thing about the maroczy bind is that it isn't the rosy picture for white as once thought. Not because things are found easier for black, no the situation for black is not easy. It's been found that things aren't so easy for white, making for an interesting formation. Not all
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