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ChessHigherCat
Member since Sep-27-16 · Last seen Oct-20-17
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!

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   ChessHigherCat has kibitzed 2475 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-21-17 Aronian vs Ivanchuk, 2017
 
ChessHigherCat: How I love these solitary walks along the beach...
 
   Sep-17-17 F Zita vs Taimanov, 1950 (replies)
 
ChessHigherCat: <beenthere240: I don't think too many people confuse Dylan with liberal politics anymore.> I won't mention any names but according to one recent kibbitz the mere fact that Timman said he liked Bob Dylan was supposed to be proof positive that T. was a socialist. That ...
 
   Sep-16-17 A Montalvo vs Blatny, 1997 (replies)
 
ChessHigherCat: <tajasana: What about 28. Qd3? Is there anything better then than QxQ followed by Nc2?> Aha, you're right, but that's good enough because white can't trap the knight afterwards and is a whole rook down: 28. Qd3 Qxd3 29. Rxd3 Nc2 30. Nd2 Nxa1 31. Nc4 Ra6 <Walter ...
 
   Sep-16-17 O Seuss vs H Hurme, 1969 (replies)
 
ChessHigherCat: <FSR> Which proves that while you can't castle out of check, you can castle into checkmate (for your opponent)
 
   Sep-15-17 Kramnik vs Ivanchuk, 2017
 
ChessHigherCat: 20. Nxb6 loses a piece after 21. Qb5 Qxc7 (or Na7 22. Qxb6) 22. Rxc6 Qd7 23. Rxb6
 
   Sep-15-17 V Fedoseev vs M Rodshtein, 2017
 
ChessHigherCat: <Kent Swearingen: Sorry about putting the wrong move numbers in my earlier post. I thought I was being careful, but ....> That's okay, I do it all the time. For me, the best way to avoid it is to play the combination on the free WinBoard Game Viewer and then just ...
 
   Sep-15-17 NN vs R Crepeaux, 1923 (replies)
 
ChessHigherCat: Here's another subvariant I forgot to cover (I keep going back to bed and these nagging subvariants make me get up again): 11. Nxd5 Qxh2+ 12. Kxh2 Nxf3+ 13. Kh3 Nfg5+ 14. Kg4 f5+ 15. Kh5 g6+ 16. Kh6 Bf8+ 17. Bg7 Nf7# Have I finally covered everything?
 
   Sep-14-17 M Rodshtein vs V Fedoseev, 2017
 
ChessHigherCat: <fisayo123: Rapport has come close to last or last in virtually every top tournament he's played in.> Maybe he decided it's time for a change and put a lot of work into it. <He's playing fantastic here but he has a long way to go for that.> 5 years is a long time.
 
   Sep-14-17 Aronian vs D Dubov, 2017 (replies)
 
ChessHigherCat: <cro777: Jonathan Bryant‏: "Anybody who says it's not worth learning theoretical endings should ponder MVL's situation right now."> What you say is undoubtedly true for a professional or even a serious amateur tournament player, but it's a daunting task for the ...
 
   Sep-14-17 R Rapport vs E Najer, 2017
 
ChessHigherCat: <nick41chess: This is a weird game> I don't know, for me this is real chess. Exciting tactics all the way through, and you can tell they're really thinking everything through instead of playing book moves, unlike all those boring Berlins and Italian games leading to a ...
 
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