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Member since Feb-24-19 · Last seen Jan-31-20
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   smendel has kibitzed 15 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-01-20 W M Byland vs C F Tears, 1951 (replies)
smendel: I think that 33...Rd8 straight away would have made black's task easier. If d7 you simply take and after the exchange you're up two pawns and eyeing up white's unprotected pawns. We can assume that time trouble was a factor in black's demise.
   Oct-25-19 Simon Kim Williams (replies)
smendel: Polecateddy: I read that too. So disappointing -- Williams was one of my favourite vloggers.
   Oct-25-19 Gary Quillan (replies)
smendel: He's now been banned from being a company director for 12 years for deliberately misleading investors, so I think we can remove the 'alleged' bit. GM Simon Williams also has big questions to answer, in my opinion.
   Oct-25-19 Adams vs S Mohr, 1984
smendel: I don't blame Adams in the slightest for not taking a rook on move 32, but 16. Qe3 seemed a particularly weak move, and 19. Bb5 is a move most club players would have made without thinking. Adams's choice, 19. dxc5, reminded me of the quote along the lines of 'you have to be some ...
   Sep-24-19 Svidler vs Adams, 1997
smendel: According to Stockfish, Adams should have tried 20 Nxe3 and tried to put pressure on the d pawn. The natural Ra8 gives white a +2 edge, allowing defensive resources to drain as a R is swapped and B pair lost. 46 Be7 instead of Ne7 allows the g pawn to fall; as hcgflynn noted, it's ...
   Sep-24-19 Anand vs Adams, 1997
smendel: Adams tries 17. ... Bg4 here, which he beat Svidler with. H5 is slow and ineffective, and Re8 allowed Qxa6, after which Adams would have been in real trouble at +1.6 according to Stockfish...
   Sep-10-19 Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 (replies)
smendel: The computer thinks 25. Ra1 was Capa's best chance.
   Sep-04-19 Lautier vs Adams, 1991 (replies)
smendel: Lautier blows a promising position, first by kc1, which allows Adams to free his light-squared bishop, before then swapping off his other bishop so that Adams' light-squared bishop totally dominates its opposite on b1.
   Aug-21-19 N R Vignesh vs K Rathnakaran, 2019
smendel: Rxg4! NB that Rxb2 is impossible since the king escapes to f4...
   Aug-21-19 K Rathnakaran vs V Varshini, 2019
smendel: Superb game by Ratnakaran, with the black pieces buzzing furiously around the white king, unable to strike...
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