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   steinitzfan has kibitzed 139 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-17-22 Menchik vs Gruenfeld, 1929
steinitzfan: Could have Karpov won this game for Black? Say from around move 68? I say Karpov - but you could substitute the name of any of the great positional geniuses of the game.
   Jan-12-22 A Grabinsky vs Shimanov, 2016 (replies)
steinitzfan: Easier than a lot of 2 move puzzles. Every move forced except for worthless interpositions. I saw to ...Bc7 and then kind of knew it was over.
   Dec-03-21 Landa vs S Shipov, 1998
steinitzfan: This is an equalizing puzzle. If you saw that the first two moves are necessary to avoid loss you can congratulate yourself.
   Aug-10-21 M Roiz vs T Warakomski, 2005
steinitzfan: Regarding the 2-move mate - there's a lot packed in those two moves. When Black takes the queen he opens the g-file and obstructs a critical retreat square. The actual mating move is pretty complicated as well.
   May-16-21 B Socko vs Krasenkow, 2000 (replies)
steinitzfan: According to Stockfish this is all a refutation of a horrendous blunder White made on the previous move. With 31 Re1, the evaluation goes from appr. 0 to -10. Would anybody but a computer know it though?
   Mar-03-21 Balashov vs P Biyiasas, 1976 (replies)
steinitzfan: I actually got this one. I could see the tactical idea that picks up the queen but it looks like almost queen-level material loss has be accepted to do so. Evaluating the position after the combination is the hard part.
   Feb-16-21 A Grosar vs Jirovsky, 1991 (replies)
steinitzfan: Difficult. The tactics starting with 31 e6 are amazing and that's five or six moves in.
   Feb-01-21 K Burger vs C Lyon, 1952 (replies)
steinitzfan: There need to be more puzzles like this to hold the interest of beginners. What makes this one so easy? It's short but then so are hard Monday problems. Here every move is forced. No variations to calculate.
   Jan-27-21 A Korobov vs A Mithil, 2018 (replies)
steinitzfan: I saw that Bxf8 would be devastating if not for the weak back rank and then I reasoned that the knight is needed where it is to support the mate. So I made the interference move Re6??? - a glorious fail. The variations where Black captures the rook are very pretty though.
   Jan-10-21 Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 (replies)
steinitzfan: MissScarlett - I just saw your response back on July 10. Quite good. It took a little while for me to get though.
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