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   sotoohy has kibitzed 10 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Jul-29-08 Carlsen vs E Alekseev, 2008 (replies)
sotoohy: For those of you who wondered like me what would have happened if Carlsen played 82.Bxf2 rather than 82.c7, here's the finish: 82.Bxf2 gxf2 83.c7 f1=Q and now there are two possibilities: A) 84.b8=Q Qf2+ 85.Kb3 (forced since 85.Ka3 Qf8+ wins) Qc2+ 86.Ka3 Qc3+ 87.Ka4 Rg4+ and mate in
   Apr-27-08 Baku Grand Prix (2008) (replies)
sotoohy: This game (Kamsky-Adams) shows clearly, yet again, what Kamsky is capable of these days. This is just beautiful chess.
   Apr-02-08 Polgar vs Suba, 1993 (replies)
sotoohy: Also winning is 43..Ra1 44.Qe2 Bg3 and the threat Qh2 mate forces 45.Rxg3 Qxe2 .
   Feb-26-08 Alekhine vs Flohr, 1931 (replies)
sotoohy: The moral of the story here is: Beware of unprotected pieces, they tend to always give your opponent tactical opportunities. This is particularly true when playing against computers, as I remember Kaspy once saying.
   Feb-25-08 Karjakin vs T Metsalu, 2001 (replies)
sotoohy: This pretty mating pattern is worth learning since it does come up in practice. Two examples are Kramnik-Anand in WC New Mexico last year (where it was a threatened by black) and Gelfand-Kasimzhanov in the qualifiers to New Mexico where the threat allowed Kasim a very clever save. ...
   Feb-20-08 Grischuk vs Polgar, 2007 (replies)
sotoohy: "awfulhangover" asks about what happens if white plays 65.Kf5 instead of 65.Kf3, which was the moves actually played. If 65.Kf5 then black draws as follows: 65.Kf5 Kxg3 and the black N is immune since 66.Kxf6 Kxf4 draws. On the other hand after 65.Kf5 Kxg3 the white K has to move ...
   Feb-16-08 G Horvath vs Kupreichik, 1992 (replies)
sotoohy: Excellent point from "zooter": 40..Qe2 threatening mate via Qxf2+ and Qg2# seems very strong but loses spectacularly to 41.Qh8+!. Other moves by white lose: 40..Qe2 41. Kg1 Rxg3+ and mate next move. The other try against 40..Qe2 would be: 40. ..Qe2 41. Rf1 Rxg3 42. Kxg3 Qe5+ and now
   Jan-10-08 Bagirov vs A Vooremaa, 1981 (replies)
sotoohy: The game shows declining the N offer loses. People here correctly established 33.gxf5 gxf5 34.Ree1 Qg6+ 35.Kh1 Rc2 36.Qb1 as the only reply that doesn't immediately lose for white. After 36.Qb1, I think the most precise continuation is 36..Qe6. Then 37.Qxc2? Qxh3+ 38. Kg1 f3 and ...
   Jan-09-08 Fischer vs Bolbochan, 1962 (replies)
sotoohy: So what if, instead of 35..Rxf4, black had played 35..Kh8? White can try 36 Rxg5 but then 36..Rxf4 seems to hold as 37 Qb3 is met by Rf6 and 37 Qc3+ is met by 37..Kg8..etc.
   Jan-08-08 Fischer vs Keres, 1959 (replies)
sotoohy: Black resigns since his king can only shuttle between g8 and h8 (otherwise h7 promotes). Meanwhile, white moves his king to e7: Kf4-Ke5-Kd6-Ke7. Then white plays Bf5 and Be6 forcing either an exchange of bishops or the promotion of the f pawn.
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