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   john.owen has kibitzed 11 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-29-16 Morphy vs T Knight, 1856 (replies)
john.owen: Until 12...Nd7 black is in the game. 12...Be6 12 Ba3+ Kd8 is about even.
   Dec-28-16 Morphy vs NN, 1856
john.owen: 16...Qc5 saves the game. Looking at best moves for both sides on analyze this!, after 22 moves it leads to an advantage for black 16...Qc5 17. Bg5+ Ne7 18 Qe2 dxc3+ 19 Be3 cxb2 20 Bxc5 bxa1=Q+ 21Kh2 Qxh1+ 22 Kxh1 d6
   Dec-23-16 Fischer vs C Sharp, 1956 (replies)
john.owen: Lovely game if you're playing white. I'm six months younger than Fischer and at one time in the 50s I thought I might be able to catch up. Oh well. At least I got more years if not more rating points.
   Dec-23-16 Fischer vs M Fox, 1956 (replies)
john.owen: This was the tournament where Fischer started to "get good." He finished one point behind Evans and Lombardy, who tied for first. Tied with Yanofsky among others; I would guess a 2300 plus performance rating.
   Dec-22-16 Orest Popovych (replies)
john.owen: Being exposed and enclosed with venomous snakes. Sounds like a chess tournament.
   Nov-05-16 A Korobov vs E Alekseev, 2012
john.owen: Identical game Aleksandrov-Alekseev Chigorin Memorial 2016
   Sep-09-16 V Sipila vs L Moroni Jr, 2016 (replies)
john.owen: Amazing game. Badminton with live grenades.
   May-13-16 K Commons vs Evans, 1974 (replies)
john.owen: A blast from the past. I found it on page 105 of the Soltis defense book. Evans was my first GM simul. I got so creamed. Commons was a local kid doing very well. In this game Kim couldn't figure out what to do with his KR. Went from winning to losing with a few 2nd best moves. A ...
   Aug-10-15 John Russell Mortz
john.owen: I was visiting my old friend John Mortz in Boise last week. We know each other since cub scouts. He told me about this game, and the strategic use of tripled QB pawns. I think that the only one who could win with the Winawer, was Botvinnik.
   Jan-25-14 Browne vs Mednis, 1973
john.owen: As senior wall boy at the 1978 us championship in pasadena ca, I got to know Mednis. What a nice man. Pretty mild in his play as well. Walter Browne, an entirely different story. Is he still such a wild man? Don't play poker with him in his house' with his house rules.
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