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Member since Mar-07-07 · Last seen Apr-12-18
Living in Edinburgh, quite an uptight guy who plays 1.c4; always getting late fines from library for overdue chess books - apologies to those I've kept waiting.

err... Bronstein rules?

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   landogriffin has kibitzed 29 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Aug-05-15 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
landogriffin: @ChessBookie <With that in mind, does anyone know a better site for it than ?> not really, but found this for what it's worth:
   Jul-01-15 G Chandler vs R Kynoch, 1981 (replies)
landogriffin: Brilliant stuff! Congrats, Geoff - a real champion of us chess "little guys"! Great to see you getting recognition in return. *Big up Sandy Bells chess massive*
   Jul-01-15 Ruy Lopez Festival (2007)
landogriffin: Apparently the 3rd highest Rating Performance of all time by Sargissian!? Obviously quite a short tournament and don't even get me started on rating inflation, but... still!! Also: what a beast in Team tournaments! 3 Team Gold, 1 Ind. Gold at Olympiads, another team gold at ...
   Jul-01-15 Petrosian Memorial (1999) (replies)
landogriffin: This is brilliant. Came here from Wiki "Chess World Records" page. Tournament to honour "Iron Tigran" ends up with highest draw % recorded (93%, 42/45) - maybe there is a god?
   Jun-02-15 Bronstein vs Boleslavsky, 1958 (replies)
landogriffin: Fantastic! Bronstein winning with the... Bronstein variation! Gotta love that guy.
   May-27-15 FIDE Grand Prix Khanty-Mansiysk (2015) (replies)
landogriffin: @mkrk17: FYI, Grischuk still on track to gain Candidates place via the Av Rating criteria (along with Topalov). Giri, Kramnik, So & Aronian also in contention.
   Aug-08-14 E Maggiolo vs D Suarez, 1994 (replies)
landogriffin: Got Qg3+, but not Rd1+ follow up :( <agb2002> - just to say your last line doesn't end in mate, but instead the rather nasty 'cold shower' - 50. Qxb3. It is obviously possible to force mate with moves other than 49...Qb3 though, so the general idea is right!
   Jun-16-14 Ivanchuk vs Kamsky, 1994 (replies)
landogriffin: Great game; was looking at this in a book recently, but forget which one it was now...anybody got any ideas?! Also, just a reminder to everybody: this was played 'blindfold'!!
   Jun-02-14 Ivkov vs M Cuellar Gacharna, 1967 (replies)
landogriffin: Was just wondering what would happen if black didn't play Re1??. One line was: 44...Rh1+ 45. Kg3 Rxh4 46. Nf4+ Kg5 47. Nxe5+ Kh5 48. Nf4+ Kg5 49. Rg6+ and white picks up the rook.
   May-02-14 M Raicevic vs P Lukacs, 1984 (replies)
landogriffin: Strange one in that I looked at it for about a minute without even getting close to seeing anything. Eventually it became apparent that the hanging rook on b1 had to be involved and after that Nxf2 jumped out. Saw there were some mating threats, but nothing too concrete after ...
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