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   paulthebox has kibitzed 42 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-25-22 Yusupov vs Short, 1995
paulthebox: Interesting was 18. Nxf7 Bb7 (now the knight is cut off from its base, however ...) 19. Nd8! Rxd8 20. Rc7 but according to engine this will end in draw by perpetual
   Apr-05-21 Sveshnikov vs Tukmakov, 1984
paulthebox: It seems 52... Be7, leaving the knight stranded, would have won: 53. Ke5 Kf7 and now a) 54. Kf4 Kf6 b) 54. Na5 Bd8! 55. Nc4 Bc7+ 56. Kd4 Kf6 -+ c) 54. h6 Kg6 55. Kxe6 f4 -+. With the BK on h6 (as in 53... Kh6 54. Kxe6 f4) white would draw with Kxe7 f3; Nd6! f3; Nf5+ and Ne3 thus ...
   Mar-14-21 Timman vs Miles, 1984
paulthebox: Fascinating double rook endgame. Black looks to be winning easily after 1st time control with an extra pawn, rooks doubled on 7th row and connected passed pawns yet Timman manages to draw. Miles must have regretted not eliminating white’s a-pawn on move 49; after that it ...
   Mar-03-21 Andersson vs Polugaevsky, 1984 (replies)
paulthebox: The rook manoeuvre Rf1-e1-e2xb2-b1-a1 (behind pawn a2) does not impress, no wonder Andersson soon found himself in a bad position.
   Mar-03-21 Andersson vs Chandler, 1984
paulthebox: Anderssons delay in capturing b7 cost him dearly. After 32. Rxb7 the line given by Chandler Rxb7 33. Rxb7 Bc5 “with counterplay” is not convincing due to 34. Bd5.
   Dec-22-20 L Vogt vs Gheorghiu, 1984 (replies)
paulthebox: The immediate 25. Bh8 Bf8 26. Rg7+ Kxh8 28. Rxg6+ fails to e5!; the meaning of 25. f5 is thus to eliminate that resource (gxf5 26. Bh8 Bf8 27. Rxf5!).
   Dec-12-20 Chandler vs Timman, 1984
paulthebox: Wild game, 31, Ne4 is a shocker (31... dxe4 32. Qf6+ Ke8 33. Qd8+!! with unexpected mate) but Timman finds a worthy reply 31... Rh7!
   Dec-08-20 Timman vs Andersson, 1984 (replies)
paulthebox: It is rare to see a pawn sacrifice in an endgame for longterm positional gains. I don’t think 39...gxf5 can save black; the open g-file only helps white: 40. gxf5 Ke7 41. Bc8 and now a) 41... Nd6 42. Rc7+ Ke8 (Kf8 43. Bc5 or Kc8 43. Rd7+ Kxc8 44. Rxd6 with mate) 43. Be6 with ...
   Sep-15-20 Nunn vs K Mokry, 1983
paulthebox: A much better defence was 38.Nxd3 (not mentioned by Mokry in Informator 37) Rxd3 39.Rxd3 Bxd3+ 40.Rxd3 Qh2 (going for the pawn endgame, with the heavy pieces on, blacks cramped king always gives white sufficient counterplay) 41.Rc3 Rxc3 42.Qxc3 Qg1+ 43.Qc1 Qxc1+ 44. Kxc1 Kf8 ...
   Apr-26-20 Spassky vs Taimanov, 1955 (replies)
paulthebox: Great game which I had not seen before. After losing the queen, black has enough material but he must shed some pawns because if 22...♗g7 23. ♕a6 ♗c6 24. ♗g5 ♗e8 (or 24... ♗d7 25. ♕a8+ ♗c8 26. ♕d5+) 25. ♕e6 wins a piece.
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