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Member since Sep-27-16 · Last seen Mar-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!

   ChessHigherCat has kibitzed 471 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-25-17 Korchnoi vs Ponomariov, 2001
ChessHigherCat: After 31. Rab8, black was threatening both Rb1+, winning the Q, and 32...Qxf2+ 33. Kxf2 Nxe4+, trading the Q for both rooks and a pawn, but the wily old goat Korchnoi parried both threats with 32. Rb5.
   Mar-25-17 J Schulten vs Kieseritzky, 1850
ChessHigherCat: <morfishine: Another dumb game title that will confuse global players, which goes against the routine diversity agenda> Yes, henceforth all puns shall be in Esperanto! Instead of dumbing everything down to the level that even people with lousy English can understand, ...
   Mar-25-17 P Carlsson vs I Papaioannou, 2007 (replies)
ChessHigherCat: Aha, I overlooked 31. ...Kc7 which complicates everything to the Nth degree.
   Mar-24-17 Silman vs Smyslov, 1976
ChessHigherCat: Smyslov played like Kasparov in that game. I had to keep reminding myself it was really Smyslov. When black played 31...c3, I even thought: "Wow, who but Kasparov!" Was Smyslov one of his teachers?
   Mar-24-17 I Cheparinov vs Drasko, 2007 (replies)
ChessHigherCat: <tatarch: <unferth: yeah, I had Rxf4 followed by e5 (N moves) e6 threatening both exf7+ and Qg8 mate> <BOSTER: If 21.Rxf4 Rxd2 22.RXf6 and white is better.> I was looking at this too but don't see a good answer to Rxf4, exf4, e5, Ng4 threatening the ...
   Mar-23-17 R Polaczek vs A Antoniou, 2007
ChessHigherCat: Instead of the "Barmen Variation", it should be called the "Erbarmen" (German for "to have mercy upon") Variation because black piously refrains from fighting back against his aggressor, trusting in the powers of divine intervention.
   Mar-23-17 A Srebrnic vs A Benderac, 2007 (replies)
ChessHigherCat: Poly-Anas' immortal. White obviously has to do something fast to get out of black's killer attack. I thought it might be Nh6 attacking the rook and f7 three times, forcing 23...Rg7, but unfortunately that solves white's problems. The game line 23. e6 is perfect because if 23.
   Mar-22-17 L Pape vs G Freeman, 1931
ChessHigherCat: Do you mean that a refutation of 15..Nd7 has been found? I was looking at 16. Nxh7 Nxe5 17. dxe5 Kxh2 18. Qh5+ Kg7 and the attack fizzles out.
   Mar-21-17 Ruifeng Li vs S Sevian, 2017
ChessHigherCat: <computer chess guy: If 24. Rd3 Qa4, White plays 25. Qc3, and Black is lost.> Seems a bit perfunctory to me. 25. Qc3 Bxc5 with a lot of counterplay (the Q can't invade the back rank, the N on b6 is no longer threatened and Q on a4, the N on c4 and B on c5 are all ...
   Mar-21-17 Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 (replies)
ChessHigherCat: I think I may have answered my own question. If 26. Nxc5 Rb2 with a potential strong attack
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