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Cheapo by the Dozen
Member since Dec-13-13 · Last seen Jul-16-18

My main chess distinction is to have been the worst player in US history to have had the top under-13 rating (I peaked at 1650). This was in 1972. Most of the books in my chess library use English Descriptive Notation; I still am slow at reading algebraic. I've played little chess since 1974.

I wrote a bit of a reminiscence about my era, posted at

   Cheapo by the Dozen has kibitzed 1832 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jul-16-18 Matulovic vs G Del Pezzo, 1954
Cheapo by the Dozen: Oh yes -- the engine agrees with one of the comments above from 2004. It thinks White had the edge after e5, but Black would have had the edge if he'd averted that by ... d6.
   Jul-16-18 Naiditsch vs C Jeitz, 2016 (replies)
Cheapo by the Dozen: Queen sac, h-file -- it must be Monday!
   Jul-14-18 Aronian vs Nakamura, 2018
Cheapo by the Dozen: And White had a won game shortly before that story starts.
   Jul-14-18 Judit Polgar vs Shirov, 1995 (replies)
Cheapo by the Dozen: What <devere> said. The engine has the game as a draw at that point.
   Jul-12-18 N Eliet vs Rozentalis, 2016 (replies)
Cheapo by the Dozen: To be clear: Bxe6+/d5 shuts down one diagonal, while f4 shuts down the other.
   Jul-11-18 A Shashin vs Epishin, 1980
Cheapo by the Dozen: This would make a good GoTD. "Jump to the end", perhaps?
   Jul-11-18 J Cox vs D Guthrie, 2016 (replies)
Cheapo by the Dozen: This one came easily to me too, roughly along the lines: -- This isn't about mate; it's about material. -- Material starts out pretty even. -- Pawn promotion is obviously key. -- Can we divert the knight?
   Jul-10-18 Topalov vs Anand, 2016 (replies)
Cheapo by the Dozen: Nice simple Tuesday: 1. No obvious mates. 2. White's queen is loose. 3. Therefore ... Rxf3+ is forcing. 4. Rxf3+ actually gives an immediate win.
   Jul-09-18 Hector vs A Gupta, 2016 (replies)
Cheapo by the Dozen: Good Monday puzzle. The first couple of ideas don't work. Black's ability to check suggests a forcing move might be best. The most forcing move does turn out to work. And that whole analysis only takes a few seconds.
   Jul-08-18 Aronian vs A Giri, 2018 (replies)
Cheapo by the Dozen: The last move would make a fine Monday puzzle.
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