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Member since Nov-21-05 · Last seen Sep-09-22
IM Mark Ginsburg
peak USCF rating 2578 in 1993
Two-time champion, Manhattan CC once located at the famous Carnegie Hall -- too bad it's defunct now.

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   nezhmet has kibitzed 177 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Aug-13-22 Smyslov vs Evans, 1952 (replies)
nezhmet: So it turns out the 23. Nf5 "shot" was really a blank shot and black simply got confused when he blundered with 26...Bxd4? (he can still hold that, but it is not easy). If he found the right way on move 26 only black can think about winning.
   Jul-16-22 Fischer vs Matulovic, 1970
nezhmet: Fischer's play was complete bluff, 15...Nf2+ 16. Ke2 Nxh1 17. d4 f6! ends the game quickly. It was crazy of Matulovic to avoid this obvious fork.
   Jul-02-22 N Littlewood vs B Brinck-Claussen, 1963 (replies)
nezhmet: Take away black's a- and b-pawns and the finale could have been 1...Ng4+!! 2. hxg4 Qxg2+! 3. Kxg2 stalemate 1/2
   Mar-15-22 Smyslov vs Panov, 1943
nezhmet: The full expression is hors de concours which literally means outside of the competition (i.e. not eligible for honors).
   Aug-02-21 Ermenkov vs M Wilder, 1980
nezhmet: Looks like a bluff - white had the simple 21. Rxe4! and if 21…Qf5 then 22. Qe2! wins. Ermenkov must have missed that.
   Jun-12-21 T Rondio vs G Gorges, 1990
nezhmet: In the game, engines don't think much of 27. Re7 which would be met by 27...Qf6!, for example 28. Re6 Qg5 and the queenside pawns roll.
   Apr-29-21 Rubinstein vs Capablanca, 1911
nezhmet: Update! Paul Littlewood has found 38...Bxa2! 39. Rh8 b3 40. h5 Ra1 41. Rc8!! (what a move!) and now 41...b2 42.Rxc6+ Ka5 43.Bc4! Rg1+ 44.Kxg1 b1=Q+ 45.Kh2 Qe1 46.Kg2 and white should convert. Of course 38...Rxa2 should have been tried. So Vukovic was correct in the overall result ...
   Mar-20-21 V Frias Pablaza vs Gligoric, 1980 (replies)
nezhmet: In addition, 1. Qd4 is a second win. For example, 1. Qd4 Qe2 2. b6 Qc2 3. Qb4! b2 4. b7 b1=Q 5. b8=Q with check! and 1-0.
   Feb-23-21 Rubinstein vs Levenfish, 1911
nezhmet: In the translated Levenfish autobiography, "Soviet Outcast", he awards 16...Nxb2 a "??" quite rightly and points out black is thrown entirely back after white's simple response that occurred in the game. Instead, Levenfish points out the simple 16...b4! 17. Na4 Bd7! and opines that ...
   Feb-13-21 C van den Berg vs J H Donner, 1965 (replies)
nezhmet: 12...Qc5 13. Nb3 is easily winning for white. Earlier the terrible move 9...Rb8?? could have been punished immediately by 10. e5! and white is much better. One amusing example: 10. e5! dxe5 11. fxe5 Nxe5 12. Qg3 Nh5 13.Ndb5! and white wins.
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