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woldsmandriffield
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   woldsmandriffield has kibitzed 901 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Aug-14-21 Flohr vs Sultan Khan, 1932
 
woldsmandriffield: On Twitter, Douglas Griffin has drawn attention to the following anecdote by Genna Sosonko. "Flohr was holidaying in Abzkhazia and would occasionally be present as the young players analysed their games. He would do so silently, but would smile whenever one of them made an
 
   Aug-04-21 Hebden vs Sadler, 1991
 
woldsmandriffield: A very instructive game. [DIAGRAM] 18..a5 doesn't work and so Sadler played a move that makes it work: 18..Ne5! [DIAGRAM] Hebden tried 26 Rc2 here, perhaps intending to meet 26..Rd8 with 27 Rd2. But Sadler replied with 26..Rd8! anyway since 27 Rd2? runs into 27..Nf3+! ...
 
   Jul-17-21 G Oparin vs R D Liyanage, 2021
 
woldsmandriffield: [DIAGRAM] Another example of unsuccessful defence in the ending of RB vs R at modern time controls. Liyanage tried 81..Rg7 (either 81..Kh8 or 81..Rh6 would hold out but both are difficult moves) but ran into 82 Rf5+! Kh7 83 Bf7 Rg4 84 Kf6 Rh4 85 Bg6+ Kh6 [DIAGRAM] Here ...
 
   Jul-11-21 Psakhis vs S Semkov, 1982
 
woldsmandriffield: A gritty GM game. Against the eventual back marker, Psakhis grabs a pawn and seeks to defuse Semkov's substantial piece activity. [DIAGRAM] 26 Kd3! works because if 26..Rxc3+ 27 Rxc3 Rxc3+ 28 Ke4! Nc7 29 Rxf6 and now 29..Rxa3? runs into 30 Rxf8+ [DIAGRAM] Compare Black's ...
 
   Jul-04-21 Ivkov vs Puc, 1949
 
woldsmandriffield: [DIAGRAM] 43..e3!! would have posed the young Ivkov more problems than 43..g3. After 43..e3 if 44 fxe3 the passed g pawn gives Black counterplay, while if 44 Nxe3 Rh1+ 45 Ke2 Rb1 46 c5 Rc1(!) and Black will eliminate the dangerous Queenside pawns.
 
   Jun-22-21 Alexey Sokolsky
 
woldsmandriffield: ?A player of IM strength?. One of the strongest IMs ever?
 
   Jun-21-21 Suetin vs Korchnoi, 1951
 
woldsmandriffield: Is the game score correct? I completed the Guessthemove feature and found 62 Ke3 allowing 62..Bd5 = exceedingly strange. Points were deducted for the (winning) 62 Ke5
 
   Jun-17-21 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
woldsmandriffield: Kibitzing diagrams seem to have disappeared following the last chessgames.com maintenance. Has anyone else noticed this? Will they return!?!?!?
 
   Jun-13-21 Stein vs Gershberg, 1966
 
woldsmandriffield: Unbelievable game. Two suggestions: 1) Nominate for game of the day: “Golly Gersh” or “By George, Gershwin” 2) Nominate this position for Puzzle of the day: [DIAGRAM]
 
   Jun-12-21 Alekhine vs Yates, 1922
 
woldsmandriffield: A wonderful example of how to punish unwarranted pawn advances. Pawns cannot move backwards! The game also illustrates the art of exchanging pieces: [DIAGRAM] 14 Bxd5! cxd5 15 o-o gained control of the only open file, fixed Black pawns on the same colour as his bad Bishop,
 
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