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Cheapo by the Dozen
Member since Dec-13-13 · Last seen Jan-19-17

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 Full Member

   Cheapo by the Dozen has kibitzed 1347 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-18-17 B Gundavaa vs K Akbaev, 2013
Cheapo by the Dozen: Why does this game end so abruptly?
   Jan-18-17 Hertes Costa vs F Vasconcellos, 1968
Cheapo by the Dozen: A rather blunderful game in a transposed Budapest ...
   Jan-17-17 Chiburdanidze vs O A Andreieva, 1973
Cheapo by the Dozen: This game is nice puzzle material. I'd start it before White's Move 20.
   Jan-17-17 P Rout vs M Al Sayed, 2016 (replies)
Cheapo by the Dozen: My first thought was Qh6+. When I decided that didn't work, I realized the issue was an overloaded black rook, and flipped the move order. Voila!
   Jan-16-17 L Machado vs K McDonald, 2016 (replies)
Cheapo by the Dozen: Except for the g7/f7 typo, my thoughts are as <Oxspawn>'s. :) But what happens if Black plays 23 ... ed? How does White break through?
   Jan-14-17 Nakamura vs Le Quang Liem, 2015 (replies)
Cheapo by the Dozen: Like some, I saw the general idea of the queen fork, but not how to prepare it effectively
   Jan-12-17 Karjakin vs Svidler, 2015 (replies)
Cheapo by the Dozen: Was this a must-win game for Karajakin? I found it very hard to calculate what happens if Black played KxP.
   Jan-11-17 D Fridman vs S Petrosian, 2015 (replies)
Cheapo by the Dozen: Third straight puzzle this week that I solved in a Tuesday-appropriate length of time. :) If you're fortunate enough to realize that Bxg7/Qh6 is the only plan that could work, it's simple after that.
   Jan-10-17 Fischer vs W A Nyman, 1964 (replies)
Cheapo by the Dozen: <PhonyBenoni> and <AlicesKnight> are exhibiting untolled wit.
   Jan-09-17 Znosko-Borovsky vs Salwe, 1909 (replies)
Cheapo by the Dozen: Znosko-Borowsky played that like a smart beginner.
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