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Castleinthesky
Member since May-11-08 · Last seen Aug-25-17
I currently live in Connecticut and am around a "C" class player, depending upon who kibitzes during the game. I enjoy 5-Minute on the ICC and am always open to a live game. My favorite players are: Spielmann, Tal, Judit Polgar (See her 2008 Corus win agianst Boris Gelfand),and Nezhmetdinov. Who cares about material, it only clogs up the board!
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   Castleinthesky has kibitzed 369 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-09-16 Aronian vs Adams, 2016 (replies)
 
Castleinthesky: It looks like 26...Qa2 is the killer for black, the consequences of grabbing the pawn is the decentralization of the queen, which gives white a big advantage.
 
   Dec-05-16 D Fridman vs H Odeev, 1996 (replies)
 
Castleinthesky: The trick of this puzzle is that it is not a puzzle, but really a demonstration of a fundamental chess principle: if you are up in material, trade down. Here it is no more complicated than realizing White is up a pawn and if the rook and bishop are traded then there is a ...
 
   Nov-02-16 Ivanchuk vs Sutovsky, 2002 (replies)
 
Castleinthesky: Got the move, but did not figure out the full mate.
 
   Oct-03-16 Tal Memorial (2016) (replies)
 
Castleinthesky: Nepo's last name is the one I'd most like to have at a graduation ceremony.
 
   Sep-08-16 Eljanov vs Navara, 2015 (replies)
 
Castleinthesky: Got it! The movement of the pawns was initially distracting, but once I recognized Black's mate threat, the solution quickly followed.
 
   Jun-07-16 Korchnoi vs Udovcic, 1967 (replies)
 
Castleinthesky: A great game from the greatest French player of all-time. Devastating logic.
 
   Jun-06-16 S Dittmann vs R Fuchs, 1956 (replies)
 
Castleinthesky: A Monday puzzle, albeit less dramatic than I hoped.
 
   Jun-02-16 Yiyi Xiao vs Ying Zhu, 2015 (replies)
 
Castleinthesky: Fairly straight forward for a Thursday. The rest of the game looks like Black just hanging on while White makes the most of his material advantage.
 
   Jun-01-16 W Winter vs Sultan Khan, 1931 (replies)
 
Castleinthesky: Good game, but black could have resigned ten moves earlier, when he was two pawns down and the game was obviously lost.
 
   May-24-16 Emil Joseph Diemer (replies)
 
Castleinthesky: I can smell him just by looking at his picture. Let's open a window and vent out the room.
 
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