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  1. 22 Jan '09 10:58
    Here's a very interesting 3 0 game that I just played at FICS.

    I lost the game, but I felt I did really well.

    Towards the end I was in extreme time trouble and did flag.




    27. ... Rxe4 ! was what I missed. (28.Rxe4 Qg6 ! )

    In the game, 28.Be3! would have exploited my mistake.

    All in all a very exciting game.
  2. 22 Jan '09 11:04
    I got my revenge in the next game but again only after an extreme time scramble.



    The time scramble started around move 30.

    I got the idea of this exchange and letting black double the kingside pawns for the g file from Blackburne's book of games.

    13.Bxf6 ! was a simple tactic that I overlooked.

    I have to give my opponent his due. He is one tough cookie.
  3. 22 Jan '09 11:10
    By the way, does anyone know the modern GM consensus on the Ruy Lopez Breyer. I know Spassky and Karpov used it. Does anyone use it anymore?
  4. 22 Jan '09 15:54 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by paulbuchmanfromfics
    By the way, does anyone know the modern GM consensus on the Ruy Lopez Breyer. I know Spassky and Karpov used it. Does anyone use it anymore?
    A quick scan on www.chessgames.com shows Nigel Short and Wang Yue did play it last year, but to properly answer your question, Gata Kamsky is using it with reasonable success including a win over Peter Leko:

    http://tinyurl.com/byb7qw

    Edit: Nice games by the way
  5. 22 Jan '09 19:14
    Originally posted by Meadows
    A quick scan on www.chessgames.com shows Nigel Short and Wang Yue did play it last year, but to properly answer your question, Gata Kamsky is using it with reasonable success including a win over Peter Leko:

    http://tinyurl.com/byb7qw

    Edit: Nice games by the way
    Thanks for the kind words and the info. I will have to take a good look at those games.