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Member since Sep-27-16 · Last seen Apr-25-17
Hi, I'm a "Murkan sizzan" residing in Costa Rica, home of the unforgettable GM???....well, we made it to the soccer World Cup a few years ago anyway... I don't have the nerves, patience, time or sitzfleisch to play in tournaments, but I really love the game and find it a wonderful diversion from that other great vice: work! Full Member

   ChessHigherCat has kibitzed 808 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-25-17 G Barcza vs Bronstein, 1949 (replies)
ChessHigherCat: I got the feeling Barcza was afraid of Bronstein from the outset and wanted to trade everything down, maintain the calm and end up with a draw, but it's like trying to ride a dragon.
   Apr-25-17 G Milos vs P Carlsson, 2012 (replies)
ChessHigherCat: You can already see at move 14 that the big difference between the sides is that white can't really castle to safety. White thought the missing h pawn didn't compromise his castle but black thought differently and air-conditioned the White House with the exchange sacrifice ...
   Apr-24-17 Karjakin vs Adams, 2017 (replies)
ChessHigherCat: <lentil: oof! 40 ...Kxf1 Qc4+> but White's still got a few moves left in him: 41. Re2 Nc3 42. Qe8+ Kg2 43. Qe5+ Kh2 [Flag!] and white wins on time..
   Apr-24-17 offramp chessforum
ChessHigherCat: Thanks for the Wallace Stevens quote, they don't have any of his stuff on but I'll bite the bullet and buy an anthology from amazon. I remember a totally "inappropriate" novel named "Gog", of the many my big brother used to throw on top of my head when he ...
   Apr-24-17 Kramnik vs Harikrishna, 2017 (replies)
ChessHigherCat: I just watched Huschenbeth's analysis on youtube and there's no trick, folks, K just sacced a rook against 2 pawns and the computer kept favoring black, but when you're Kramnik the great adage applies: "póint values, shmoint values, it's all the position". <luzhin> How ...
   Apr-24-17 Najdorf vs Gligoric, 1952
ChessHigherCat: <keypusher> Is this more pinko liberal propaganda? (whoops, wrong forum :-)
   Apr-24-17 Showalter vs Gossip, 1889 (replies)
ChessHigherCat: <catlover>: Thanks for turning me on to <FSR's> article, which teaches us that Gossip, whose talents were in no way limited to chess, was also an accomplished antisemite and megalomaniac.
   Apr-24-17 M Mchedlishvili vs M Parligras, 2015
ChessHigherCat: <Patzer2> I'm so ignorant of tournament chess that I had to look up the definition of "Class A player": 1800–1999. I don't know if this is really true but it seems possible to me that somebody who lacked certain talents specific to tournament play (consistent level of ...
   Apr-24-17 Eljanov vs Mamedyarov, 2017 (replies)
ChessHigherCat: <luzhin: ChessHigherCat: To be clear, after 46...Qg2+ in your line White would play 47.Kxe3, not either 47.Kd1?? or 47.Kd3??> Rats, back to the drawing board. Still, intuitively it seems like there must be a mate there with the K on f1, possibly after moving/sacrificing
   Apr-24-17 Alekhine vs A Munoz, 1945 (replies)
ChessHigherCat: Right, 15. Nf5. It took me about 30 seconds to see because I was distracted first by 15. NxN as a cheapo trap, QxQ Ne7# but black plays 16. QxN with nyatink gained. This is a big step up from the usual Monday, I bet this will be a tough week.
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