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Cheapo by the Dozen
Member since Dec-13-13 · Last seen Oct-18-17

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 1578 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-18-17 Santasiere vs F Reinfeld, 1932
Cheapo by the Dozen: Move 45 is brilliant. Nice puzzle material.
   Oct-17-17 Zsofia Polgar vs S Kamberi, 1996 (replies)
Cheapo by the Dozen: At the end of <Phony Benoni's> line above, Black has a queen for two pieces. Anything that avoids immediate mate (e.g. ... Rg8) loses queen for rook because of Rh7+. So White will have a material advantage plus a still-sizzling attack that will at a minimum gain ...
   Oct-16-17 V Makogonov vs Rauzer, 1927
Cheapo by the Dozen: Good puzzle material. Could start as early as Move 34.
   Oct-16-17 G Lasya vs I Barchuk, 2016 (replies)
Cheapo by the Dozen: Qxg7+ takes out two defenders with one sacrifice.
   Oct-14-17 W Adams vs A Simonson, 1940
Cheapo by the Dozen: <beenthere240>, Thanks! That makes sense. And I even saw past your new f2/f4 typo. :)
   Oct-13-17 I Nepomniachtchi vs Navara, 2017
Cheapo by the Dozen: The smothered mate theme around Move 30 was cool.
   Oct-12-17 Aronian vs Navara, 2017
Cheapo by the Dozen: Move 29 would be a nice Monday puzzle (on the "hard" side).
   Oct-12-17 Ivanchuk vs Kasparov, 1991 (replies)
Cheapo by the Dozen: I got this up to the "Two pawns for the exchange plus a strong attack" point. If it weren't for White's bishop covering h6, this would have been a Monday-easy puzzle. I examined a variety of ways to solve that problem directly, but eventually realized that Qf1 was a ...
   Oct-11-17 N Marache vs Morphy, 1857 (replies)
Cheapo by the Dozen: I guess White should have played 19 Qa4, but he still would have been well and truly lost.
   Oct-10-17 L Dominguez vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2017
Cheapo by the Dozen: White just melted in the endgame.
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