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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.

favorite players: Ljubojevic, Smyslov, Volokitin

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   nezhmet has kibitzed 177 times to chessgames   [less...]
   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 (replies)
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 (replies)
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.
   Feb-02-21 Karpov vs Portisch, 1982
   Jan-19-21 Kavalek vs Andersson, 1978 (replies)
   Jan-19-21 Gufeld vs Kavalek, 1962 (replies)
   Jan-17-21 A Mengarini vs R Ervin, 1971
   Jan-17-21 M Diesen vs L Day, 1977
   Jan-17-21 R Ervin vs L Christiansen, 1977 (replies)
   Jan-13-21 Reshevsky vs Lombardy, 1956
   Jan-13-21 Reshevsky vs Lombardy, 1969
   Jan-03-21 Larsen vs Portisch, 1966
   Jan-03-21 M Wilder vs Larsen, 1988
   Sep-27-20 Janowski vs Lasker, 1912
   Jul-13-20 I A Horowitz vs Kavalek, 1972 (replies)
   May-17-20 Fischer vs Portisch, 1962 (replies)
   May-16-20 Geller vs Portisch, 1969
   May-09-20 Gligoric vs Portisch, 1974
   May-09-20 Gligoric vs Portisch, 1964
   May-08-20 Gligoric vs Pachman, 1958
   Apr-11-20 Bronstein vs Larsen, 1964 (replies)
   Apr-09-20 Smyslov vs Stein, 1964
   Feb-14-20 Spassky vs Timman, 1978 (replies)
   Jan-21-19 Ljubojevic vs Karpov, 1975 (replies)
   Oct-24-16 Tal vs Larsen, 1965 (replies)
   Jul-21-15 M Kobalia vs S Lu, 2015
   Sep-22-12 Marshall vs Lasker, 1907 (replies)
   Feb-26-12 Reti vs Tartakower, 1910 (replies)
   Sep-02-11 Bacrot vs Robson, 2011 (replies)
   Jul-05-11 Giri vs R Swinkels, 2011 (replies)
   Jul-05-11 Smeets vs Giri, 2011 (replies)
   Jul-05-11 Giri vs Spoelman, 2011 (replies)
   Jul-05-11 R Janssen vs Giri, 2011 (replies)
   Jul-04-11 V Laznicka vs Morozevich, 2006 (replies)
   Jul-04-11 V Laznicka vs Negi, 2011 (replies)
   Jun-23-11 Tal vs I Bilek, 1964 (replies)
   May-22-11 Anand vs Lautier, 1997 (replies)
   Feb-08-11 R Pernet vs C Costello, 1982 (replies)
   Dec-22-10 Nepomniachtchi vs Svidler, 2010 (replies)
   Nov-18-10 E Rojahn vs I Johannsson, 1958
   Nov-15-10 Grischuk vs Nakamura, 2010 (replies)
   Oct-20-10 M Ginsburg vs Larsen, 1974 (replies)
   Oct-20-10 M Ginsburg vs O Iwu, 2008
   Jul-09-10 B Wall vs Swaim, 1976
   Jul-06-10 M Ginsburg vs E Tate, 2008
   Apr-06-10 Bird vs Lasker, 1892 (replies)
   Jan-27-10 M Ginsburg vs R K Delaune, 1982
   Jan-27-10 C Li vs Robson, 2010 (replies)
   Jan-09-10 Beliavsky vs Nakamura, 2009 (replies)
   Dec-10-09 McShane vs Kramnik, 2009 (replies)
   Oct-11-09 Fischer vs C Munoz, 1960 (replies)
   Sep-07-09 Short vs Korchnoi, 1980 (replies)
   Aug-29-09 Ljubojevic vs Alburt, 1985 (replies)
   Jul-24-09 O Zaikov vs M Ginsburg, 2008
   May-26-09 Magnus Lindgren vs P Berkell, 1985
   Feb-24-09 Radjabov vs Grischuk, 2009 (replies)
   Oct-19-08 K Rogoff vs Smejkal, 1976 (replies)
   Sep-25-08 M Piriyev vs J L Hammer, 2007
   Jul-12-08 Gelfand vs K Lerner, 1987 (replies)
   Jul-09-08 D Weir vs J Messenger, 1951 (replies)
   Jul-06-08 M Ginsburg vs Shulman, 2008 (replies)
   Jul-04-08 Carlsen vs H Strand, 2008 (replies)
   Jun-21-08 M Vesel vs P Kovacic, 1996
   Jun-21-08 S Carrilho vs Y Tanaka, 1992
   Jun-03-08 K Smith vs Mecking, 1972 (replies)
   Jun-03-08 K Arkell vs M Ginsburg, 2008
   Apr-16-08 Z von Balla vs K Opocensky, 1922 (replies)
   Apr-10-08 Dzindzichashvili vs A Nikitin, 1966 (replies)
   Mar-18-08 Nicholas Nip (replies)
   Jul-21-07 E Sevillano vs S Erenburg, 2007
   Jun-29-07 E Lubarsky vs L Christiansen, 1982 (replies)
   Mar-19-07 M Ginsburg vs P Ponomarev, 2006
   Mar-18-07 M Mitkov vs M Ginsburg, 1989
   Feb-19-07 M Ginsburg vs D Gurevich, 2002
   Feb-13-07 M Ginsburg vs Blatny, 2001
   Feb-13-07 Alburt vs M Ginsburg, 1980
   Feb-04-07 R C Balinas vs M Ginsburg, 1979
   Feb-04-07 Alburt vs M Ginsburg, 1984
   Feb-04-07 A Lein vs M Ginsburg, 1980
   Feb-04-07 M Ginsburg vs Rajkovic, 1980
   Feb-03-07 P Wolff vs J Curdo, 1982 (replies)
   Feb-03-07 M Wilder vs A Lein, 1981 (replies)
   Feb-02-07 M Ginsburg vs R Ignacio, 2001
   Feb-02-07 Yermolinsky vs M Ginsburg, 2003
   Feb-02-07 M Ginsburg vs I Zenyuk, 2003
   Feb-02-07 S Fink vs M Ginsburg, 2001
   Feb-02-07 M Ginsburg vs R Rowley, 2001
   Feb-02-07 J Becerra Rivero vs M Ginsburg, 2001
   Feb-02-07 M Ginsburg vs M Ritter, 1990 (replies)
   Feb-02-07 R Henley vs M Ginsburg, 1980
   Feb-02-07 L Moss vs M Ginsburg, 2003
   Feb-02-07 M Ginsburg vs J Johnson, 2002
   Feb-02-07 M Ginsburg vs A Fishbein, 1990 (replies)
   Feb-02-07 V Frias Pablaza vs M Ginsburg, 1985 (replies)
   Jan-25-07 M Ginsburg vs Benjamin, 1989
   Jan-20-07 Mikhalevski vs M Ginsburg, 2005
   Jan-20-07 Petrechenko vs A Ginsburg, 1995
   Jan-20-07 M Ginsburg vs Sherzer, 1992
   Jan-20-07 I Ibragimov vs M Ginsburg, 2004
   Dec-11-06 J Grefe vs M Ginsburg, 1980
   Dec-07-06 M Ginsburg vs N McKelvie, 1985
   Nov-17-06 Vaganian vs V Akopian, 1997
   Aug-15-06 M Ginsburg vs S Kriventsov, 2006 (replies)
   Jul-24-06 Aleksander Wojtkiewicz (replies)
   Jul-23-06 Robson vs M Ginsburg, 2006 (replies)
   Jul-23-06 M Ginsburg vs G Ruiz Gonzalez, 2004
   Jul-22-06 M Ginsburg vs Kaidanov, 1990 (replies)
   Jul-22-06 M Ginsburg vs Wojtkiewicz, 1990
   Jul-19-06 M Gagunashvili vs M Ginsburg, 2006
   Jul-19-06 P Zarnicki vs M Ginsburg, 2005 (replies)
   Jul-18-06 C Airapetian vs M Ginsburg, 2006
   Jul-18-06 M Ginsburg vs Speelman, 1990
   Jul-18-06 M Ginsburg vs V Zaltsman, 1980
   Jul-18-06 Benjamin vs M Ginsburg, 1983
   Jul-18-06 M Ginsburg vs Serper, 2005
   Jul-18-06 D Wang vs M Ginsburg, 2005
   Jul-18-06 M Ginsburg vs Ashley, 1989 (replies)
   Jul-16-06 M Ginsburg vs I Gurevich, 1985
   May-22-06 M Ginsburg vs Dzindzichashvili, 1980
   May-19-06 P Wolff vs M Ginsburg, 1983 (replies)
   May-19-06 Mark Ginsburg (replies)
   May-19-06 Ponomariov vs Svidler, 2006 (replies)
   May-19-06 Zukertort vs Steinitz, 1886 (replies)
   May-09-06 M Ginsburg vs V West, 2006
   May-08-06 de Firmian vs M Ginsburg, 1989
   May-08-06 M Ginsburg vs G Lambert, 1978 (replies)
   May-08-06 Shamkovich vs M Ginsburg, 1978
   May-05-06 J Shahade vs M Ginsburg, 2003 (replies)
   May-05-06 Spassky vs M Ginsburg, 1984
   May-01-06 Polgar vs M Ginsburg, 1988 (replies)
   May-01-06 K A Stancil vs M Ginsburg, 2004
   Apr-12-06 M Ginsburg vs L Christiansen, 2006
   Apr-12-06 M Ginsburg vs J Sarkar, 2006
   Apr-12-06 M Ginsburg vs Yudasin, 2003 (replies)
   Apr-12-06 M Ginsburg vs B Kreiman, 2003 (replies)
   Apr-12-06 Geller vs M Ginsburg, 1990
   Apr-12-06 B Lugo vs M Ginsburg, 2006 (replies)
   Nov-21-05 Benjamin vs M Ginsburg, 1981 (replies)
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