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Member since Mar-22-09 · Last seen Dec-10-23
Total patzer who reads more than he plays.
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   scutigera has kibitzed 286 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-22-23 A Belezky vs G Phillips, 2005 (replies)
scutigera: <HeMateMe: Who is Sasha?> Not exactly a short form, but Sasha is the traditional nickname for those two names in Russian and some related languages, much like "Dick" or "Dickie" for "Richard" in English, without the unwanted connotations.
   Oct-01-23 K I Norman vs S Conquest, 1994
scutigera: In this case, Norman Conquered.
   Sep-24-23 C Carls vs H Johner, 1927 (replies)
scutigera: <Knezh>: Hans Johner beat Nimzovich not in a tournament game, nor even a club or offhand game, but in a training game, in which Nimzovich tried a version of the Orthodox QGD with a K-side fianchetto that quickly proved impractical; Nimzovich had flanked his KB in a QGD in a ...
   Jul-16-23 Oll vs M Ulybin, 1989
scutigera: Fun aside, if you are prone to Deep Thinks and time trouble, repeating moves when possible to get closer to the time control is just sound prophylaxis. It's not as though it took or takes meaningfully longer to play or play through the game.
   Jul-14-23 Kholmov vs Bronstein, 1965
scutigera: The tag for this game would be appropriate if Bronstein had detected Kholmov's plan and thwarted it, or at least taken specific measures against it, but falling into it and losing implies that he *didn't* 'smell the Rat(mir)' at all. "Bronstein Gets Ratted On" would be better, ...
   Jul-14-23 G Wainwright vs T Germann, 1914
scutigera: You could also call it the Rob Ruy.
   Jul-09-23 Nakamura vs Ding Liren, 2020
scutigera: So, an errant pawn placement on move 10, with all but two men (we should get ourselves a more au courant term for "pieces and pawns") still on the board, cost Naka the game on move 80. I once read a quote something like "There is no physical torture so terrible as to win someone's
   Jul-09-23 K Rogoff vs Adorjan, 1972
scutigera: Suggested title for this game: "Black is Irrationally Exhuberant".
   Jun-09-23 V Beznosikov vs I Koba, 1995 (replies)
scutigera: <goodevans>: Well, a sacrifice is frequently defined as the *offer* of material. Pretty much everything on the board was offered up at some point or other. Eventually even the Black King.
   Apr-19-23 Nepomniachtchi - Ding World Championship Match (2023) (replies)
scutigera: Right you are, and another one in the eye for me for posting while insomniac. As Emily Litella often said, "Never mind."
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