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   saintdufus has kibitzed 96 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-04-21 M Esserman vs Van Wely, 2011 (replies)
saintdufus: <<Conrad93: You just look like an idiot. Were you attempting to be clever?>> I notice you throw the word "idiot" around a lot. There's no need to be so negative, nobody here insulted you. These people are just trying to have fun. Thanks Sally! For setting the record ...
   Nov-03-21 F Rhine vs NN, 2019 (replies)
saintdufus: From one Morraphile to another: beautiful game, Frederick! I will look for an opportunity to play that Nd5 maneuver. Inspiring!
   Apr-05-21 S Vaibhav vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
saintdufus: <takchess: gm quickly goes overs some combinations where black clean house.> Agadmator is not a GM, he's actually an A-player.
   Feb-10-21 Stein vs Hort, 1967 (replies)
saintdufus: From the tournament book: "March 1: This must be the blackest day of Stein's chess career. Stein lost in 40 moves after turning down Hort's offer of a draw on move 11! Hort was depressed at the way his luck had run and only wanted to be away from the torture. His chances of ...
   Dec-11-20 NN vs G H Derrickson, 1860
saintdufus: Playing through these Derrickson games, I get the impression he was a player who hung lots of pieces, used the "fishing pole" tactic in every game, and managed to win from lost positions because his opponents didn't defend properly. But it was a different game back then. ...
   Oct-21-20 Schlechter vs Lasker, 1910 (replies)
saintdufus: <PizzatheHut: Could someone help here? The note after move 49 reads "Drawish position".> I was about to say "there's no note after move 49," but then I read the comments and realized there must have been some weird bogus annotation thing going on, which ...
   Sep-24-20 C Yip vs A Ivanov, 2014 (replies)
saintdufus: <How about a wee bit of credit for the lass.> Exactly! This was a great achievement for Carissa.
   Sep-19-20 A Vitolinsh vs Khalifman, 1984
saintdufus: <5. Bc4+ is a blunder that runs into 5...d5 6.ed Bd6 with almost no compensation for white.> You consider three pawns for a piece "almost no compensation"?
   Feb-24-20 Averkin vs Miles, 1976
saintdufus: After 47...Bd4 Black is threatening 48...Bc5#, so White is forced to sac the exchange.
   Sep-20-19 M Esserman vs Anand, 2016 (replies)
saintdufus: It wasn't White whose issue was confidence, but Black. Esserman is the world's #1 authority on this opening: he believes in it strongly, so he always plays it, no matter who his opponent is. I do wish Anand had accepted the gambit though. Maybe he feared a similar fate to what ...
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