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   srag has kibitzed 91 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-17-12 Alekhine vs K Opocensky, 1943 (replies)
srag: Too easy for a Thursday! I solved it in a glance. This should be a Monday POTD.
   May-16-12 Skaleto vs M Steinberg, 1962
srag: Vladimir Zak analyses this game on pages 6 and 7 of his book "Improve your Chess results" (Batsford 1985) and states that 21) bxa4 is a blunder. I quote: "There is no need at all for White to lose. To be sure, energetic measures are out of place here: 21)Qxc4? dxc 22)bxa Rb8+ ...
   May-15-12 Polugaevsky vs Tal, 1969 (replies)
srag: I have read an interview in which Tal stated he was trying hard to forget his 1969 games.
   May-14-12 Lisitsin vs Botvinnik, 1932 (replies)
srag: This is Game 30 in "One Hundred Selected Games" (Botvinnik, Dover Books, 1960)
   May-14-12 Blackburne vs W Knight, 1878 (replies)
srag: Wonderful pun, specially for old guys like me! Congratulations!
   May-13-12 Petrosian vs N Sorokin, 1944
srag: I think this is the game about which Vasiliev ("Tigran Petrosian his life and games", page 19) quotes Petrosian's chess diary:"I beat my nearest rival, Sorokin, in sharp (not typical for me) style".
   May-12-12 Lasker vs Tarrasch, 1914 (replies)
srag: A superb performance of The Great Lasker!
   May-11-12 LoveThatJoker chessforum (replies)
srag: Thanks a lot, <LTJ>!
   May-10-12 Kramnik vs Anand, 2008 (replies)
srag: Of course I didn't see anything like the solution, but after 35)fxe3 fxe3 all was clear. "Medium" or not, I found it very beautiful!
   May-07-12 Suri Vaibhav (replies)
srag: <notyetagm>: Where can one find the game Vaibhav vs Wang? Thanks a lot.
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