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This web site ... as with many of my other web sites ... will be home to some of the finest and best annotated chess games known. No other author or web site can offer you this.  

  A list of CHESS Games on this site.  


  Coming soon?    Leitao - BaburinTal - Uhlmann.   And many, many more.   
(Both of the above games are already annotated ... I just have to get around to actually building the web pages.   
Thanks to the holidays, I am behind. 01/30/'04)  

(04/30/2004 I have not forgotten about this! Just been busy!!) 

   Other games of note -   


The contest,  LASKER - NAPIER; Cambridge Springs, 1904
This is a deeply analyzed chess game. I have already gotten somewhere between  30-50 e-mails on this page, and nearly all have been positive. Check it out!!!  
(Thanks to Bill - of Buffalo, NY - who pointed out that this link was "busted.") 

The very exciting game:  KASPAROV - TOPALOV;  Wijk ann Zee, 1999.   
I rate this as (perhaps) the single greatest game of chess ever played!!! (Real, OTB chess.) And dozens of people/fans, (and even Masters!); 
have written to tell me they agree! (Part of my "Top Ten" of the greatest chess games ever played.) 

He considered this exciting struggle:  CAPABLANCA - BERNSTEIN;  Moscow, (RUS) 1914
to be the very best - or the most artistic - game of chess he (he = Capablanca) ever played. 

A game that took me MONTHS to finish ... and I consider one of my best jobs of annotation: 
The incredible contest  ...  David Janowsky - Frank J. Marshall;  Cambridge Springs, 1904.  
If you print this game out,  (for your own, personal use ONLY!!!);  it takes nearly 50 pages on your printer!! One of my best jobs of annotation. 
Along the way, I also discovered MANY new and different things about this struggle. Check it out! 

A game that took over a month to analyze:  
Fritz_X3D - GM Garry Kasparov;  2003 "Man vs. Machine" Match. (Game # 4.)    
In some cases there is a comment and a detailed variation after nearly every move. This is easily one of the more interesting and entertaining draws that I have ever studied. I also correct many inaccuracies that had been committed in previous jobs of (attempting) to annotate this game ... until Garry does a book on this match, you can consider this THE definitive job of analysis of this exciting contest! 

GM Vishy Anand - GM Jan Timman;  GM 'A' Group / Wijk aan Zee, NED / 2004.  
Anand plays a rip-roaring King-side attack against the pesky Sicilian. This is the game ... as it turned out ... that put the Indian GM at an un-catchable 'plus five.' 

Here is a game that took 2-3 weeks to analyze properly, then almost the same amount of time to build the web page for. (Normally it does not take this long, I got two colds and also the flu during this period.) 

Anyway, after much work it is completed. I am very proud of this game, the opening analysis is pretty detailed, as are some of the variations. I have tried (hard) to explain the general ideas of this whole line, as well as give a 'blow-by--blow' of the entire game. There are about half a dozen diagrams, as well as a java-script re-play page. (In case you do not have a chess set handy.) The page is even color-coordinated! Check it out! 


GM Vladimir Malakhov (2700) - GM Vadim Zvjaginsev (2650);   5th Karpov Tournament 
  Poikovsky, Russia  March, 2004[E97]  A "King's Indian Defense."  

Here is a carefully analyzed chess game from the Black opening scheme that has been a favorite of many great players. (V. Smyslov;  M. Tal;  Bobby Fischer, etc.)  I first saw this game when a fellow e-mailed it to me from Russia. (At first I thought the game to be a blatant fake!) Then later a {former} Internet student sent me the game and game me the direct link where I could download it (in PGN format) from a Russian web site. Same game again. I thought someone had not recorded the moves correctly. 

Fast forward about one-to-two weeks. All the games - well, maybe not all, (the last round was missing); - from this event were released in the latest issue of   "The Week In Chess."  

But here was the same game. I had toyed with this game ... one night for several hours. After the game was published in TWIC, I figured it had to be for real. And I began work. (This time nothing was held back.) 

I had already analyzed the game when I first saw it ... but none of that was in earnest, since I truly believed the game to be a clever forgery. But now I pulled out all the stops. Multiple computers were engaged in the task. (My computer/PC, my room-mate's Dell, my lap-top, several smaller, dedicated Micro-Processor Units like Novag, Mephisto, Saitek-Kasparov, etc. And don't laugh at the abilities of these units, one has an OTB rating of over 2500!) I did not get much sleep while I was working on the task.  

I also did extensive research on the opening. I pulled out ECO ... and every single book or magazine with a reference to this opening. I analyzed the game in detail, and I also did literally dozens of database searches as well ... to ascertain that nothing was missed. 

I also dug through the Internet and my personal library to find any reference to either of these two players. I came up almost a complete zero on Malakov, (or Malakhov); but I found multiple references to Vadim Zvjaginsev, (or Zviagintsev); in various books. 

The end result is a beautifully and well-analyzed game. It is also -without question - perhaps one of the most brilliant games of the whole of the 21st Century!!! 


Another way to find a lot of my games that I have annotated is simply go to the Google web site, and search under "chess" and my name.  (You should get around 10,000 matches.) 


(Stay tuned for more!) 

Write me {please} and let me know what games you would like to see here!

 STAY TUNED.  Much more stuff coming!  
  (This page last updated, edited or worked on:  Sunday, January 25, 2015 .)  


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