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   Clodhopper has kibitzed 119 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Jan-22-17 Fischer vs Taimanov, 1971 (replies)
Clodhopper: 55. Bb3 was the move that caught my attention too - because it is the sort of move I would NEVER play. Being simple-minded, my instinct is for the straightforward 55. Rb6+, after which it is hard to see how white makes much headway, and Fritz calculates a mere +0.47 for white. ...
   Jan-22-17 Taimanov vs V Mikenas, 1965 (replies)
Clodhopper: I calculated the first 5 moves of this combo and thought, "Well, that can't be it..."
   Jan-20-17 Akobian vs R Barcenilla, 2015 (replies)
Clodhopper: The weird thing is that I saw 27. Rxe5, which is superior to the move played in the game. But then after 27 ... Be6, 28. Rg5+ , Qg6, 29. Rg6+, h7xg6 I missed 30 Rxf8+ which wins instantly, and instead went for 30. Rxc8. This leads to a 2B vs 2B ending with white a pawn up. But ...
   Dec-11-16 K Commons vs P Peev, 1976 (replies)
Clodhopper: Well, I thought I had it solved - without even having seen the pun hint. But black's 23rd was different from either of the moves I considered - and the game went a different direction from there. A valuable lesson - always look for one more reply you hadn't considered before ...
   Dec-05-16 D G Fridman vs H Odeev, 1996 (replies)
Clodhopper: Well, it was only hard because I kept looking for a quick mate. Because it's Monday, don't ya know....
   Sep-23-16 Jakovenko vs Gelfand, 2015 (replies)
Clodhopper: Wow, I finally "got" a Friday challenge. Only because it is so obvious that Black's goal must be to force stalemate. On most Fridays, I stumble at recognizing the motif: mating attack? material gain? creating an unstoppable passed pawn? Here the situation is so stark that there ...
   Sep-21-16 Tartakower vs E Steiner, 1921 (replies)
Clodhopper: Felt very smug about having found the best move, 25 Rb8+..... only to check the game and find out it wasn't the best move. Must be Wednesday!
   Sep-15-16 M Bluemich vs Alekhine, 1941 (replies)
Clodhopper: The hallmark of Thursday puzzles - I can pretty much figure out what the first move has to be, but I can't see the second move!
   May-30-16 Caruana vs Radjabov, 2016 (replies)
Clodhopper: Great game. Not a classical Sicilian in the sense that white doesn't play 3 d4 but classical in the sense that white goes all-in on the King side and black goes all-in on the queen side and white comes in first! Caruana is on fire.
   May-30-16 D Mitran vs M Carbajo Berrocal, 2007 (replies)
Clodhopper: 20. b3 is like one of those moves my computer makes when it is trying very hard to let me win!
   Aug-05-15 Politiken Cup (2015) (replies)
   May-31-15 Serper vs I Nikolaidis, 1993 (replies)
   May-28-15 M Keller vs H Jaser, 1977 (replies)
   May-27-15 Viswanathan Anand (replies)
   May-27-15 Yifan Hou vs Xu Yuanyuan, 2005 (replies)
   May-07-15 Timman vs A Ipatov, 2013 (replies)
   May-07-15 Russian Team Championship (2015) (replies)
   May-03-15 M Cebalo vs Vasiukov, 2014 (replies)
   Apr-28-15 FIDE World Team Championship (2015) (replies)
   Apr-24-15 Anand vs Adams, 2015 (replies)
   Apr-24-15 Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2015 (replies)
   Apr-24-15 Caruana vs W So, 2015 (replies)
   Apr-22-15 Ding Liren vs S Shankland, 2015 (replies)
   Apr-21-15 Anand vs W So, 2015 (replies)
   Mar-09-15 L Lalla vs V A Martin, 2005 (replies)
   Mar-02-15 Fischer vs Tal, 1961 (replies)
   Feb-01-15 S Melia vs D Naroditsky, 2015
   Sep-26-14 Short vs R Pogorelov, 2004 (replies)
   Sep-20-14 R Lau vs Kotronias, 1988 (replies)
   Sep-07-14 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
   Aug-18-14 B Tabernig vs D Naroditsky, 2014 (replies)
   May-31-14 A Delannoy vs Morphy, 1859 (replies)
   Mar-20-14 V Knorre vs G Neumann, 1864 (replies)
   Mar-12-14 Tal vs Spassky, 1980 (replies)
   Nov-18-13 P Dani vs Gyula Mester, 2002 (replies)
   Nov-08-13 M D Tseitlin vs A Krutiansky, 1971
   Nov-06-13 Duras vs Vidmar, 1907 (replies)
   Nov-01-13 S Shankland vs J M Lopez Martinez, 2013
   Oct-19-13 O'Kelly vs P Dubinin, 1963 (replies)
   Sep-12-13 T Gareyev vs R Yankovsky, 2012 (replies)
   Aug-05-13 M Aulia vs K Lyons, 2012 (replies)
   Jun-06-13 Karjakin vs Kosteniuk, 2003 (replies)
   May-06-13 K W Troff vs Kamsky, 2013 (replies)
   Aug-01-12 de Firmian vs A Rustemov, 1999 (replies)
   Jul-29-12 Biel Chess Festival (2012) (replies)
   Jul-28-12 A Giri vs Bologan, 2012 (replies)
   Jul-17-12 Maroczy vs Marshall, 1903 (replies)
   Jun-11-12 Aronian vs McShane, 2012 (replies)
   Jun-11-12 L Lane vs N Gaprindashvili, 1961 (replies)
   Jun-11-12 R Ashley vs R Morton, 1980 (replies)
   Jun-08-12 Grischuk vs McShane, 2012 (replies)
   May-26-12 J Barle vs I Jelen, 1979 (replies)
   May-10-12 Nakamura vs Robson, 2012 (replies)
   May-09-12 Robson vs Kamsky, 2012 (replies)
   Apr-29-12 Karjakin vs Anand, 2006 (replies)
   Apr-16-12 Kramnik - Aronian (2012) (replies)
   Apr-03-12 M Bartel vs Krasenkow, 2010 (replies)
   Jan-19-12 Nakamura vs Navara, 2012 (replies)
   Jan-13-12 Timman vs C van Wijgerden, 1977 (replies)
   Dec-31-11 D Naroditsky vs B Firat, 2011
   Dec-31-11 A Giri vs Nakamura, 2011 (replies)
   Dec-30-11 Anderssen vs de Riviere, 1859 (replies)
   Dec-03-11 Carlsen vs D Howell, 2011 (replies)
   Sep-07-11 L Dominguez vs Judit Polgar, 2011 (replies)
   Aug-24-11 Botvinnik Memorial (Seniors) (2011) (replies)
   Aug-07-11 S Nitin vs Robson, 2011
   Aug-06-11 K Priyadharshan vs Robson, 2011 (replies)
   Jul-22-11 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2011 (replies)
   Jul-17-11 Ganguly vs Judit Polgar, 2011 (replies)
   Jun-27-11 Tal vs Speelman, 1988 (replies)
   Jun-17-11 Karjakin vs Nisipeanu, 2011 (replies)
   Jun-15-11 Carlsen vs Nisipeanu, 2011 (replies)
   Jun-12-11 Nakamura vs Nisipeanu, 2011 (replies)
   Jun-08-11 C Vernay vs J L San Emeterio Cabanes, 2011
   Jun-08-11 Y Lamorelle vs A Le Diouron, 2011
   Jun-08-11 S Maze vs Y Gozzoli, 2011
   May-25-11 Gelfand vs Grischuk, 2011 (replies)
   May-17-11 O Chajes vs C Jaffe, 1911 (replies)
   May-15-11 Kramnik vs Grischuk, 2011 (replies)
   May-14-11 Kamsky vs Gelfand, 2011 (replies)
   May-11-11 F Wuts vs A Kohler, 2001 (replies)
   May-07-11 Mamedyarov vs Gelfand, 2011 (replies)
   May-06-11 Kramnik vs Radjabov, 2011 (replies)
   May-05-11 Kamsky vs Topalov, 2011 (replies)
   Apr-21-11 S Shankland vs B Finegold, 2011 (replies)
   Apr-21-11 L Christiansen vs R Hess, 2011 (replies)
   Apr-20-11 Stripunsky vs Robson, 2011 (replies)
   Apr-20-11 M Vachier-Lagrave vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2011 (replies)
   Mar-07-11 M Katetov vs C Kottnauer, 1942 (replies)
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