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Deefstes
Member since Oct-11-05 · Last seen Oct-10-13
I live in Johannesburg, South Africa, have always loved Chess but never played it much. Now that I'm 30 I'm trying to become what I should be.

I quite like Mikhail Tal and Garry Kasparov simply because they're such wizards of tactical play - not that I'm all that skilled to tell a good tactical manoeuvre anyway.

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   Deefstes has kibitzed 40 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-29-11 Lilienthal vs Nezhmetdinov, 1951 (replies)
 
Deefstes: It's when I look through a game like this when I realise how little I really understand of chess. 1. Rule of thumb: Don't move a piece twice until all your pieces have been developed. Yet, black starts an elaborate dance with his Knights from move 9 while his Queenside Bishop and ...
 
   Jan-24-07 J Kristiansen vs B Jacobsen, 1976 (replies)
 
Deefstes: There's something about a smothered mate that I just always find aesthetically pleasing.
 
   Nov-10-06 London vs Edinburgh, 1824 (replies)
 
Deefstes: Was 48.Qg2 a blunder? It seem to me that it sets up the exchange that ends in the loss of the white Rook.
 
   Nov-07-06 Schlechter vs Meitner, 1899 (replies)
 
Deefstes: I have to add my "Wow!" also. I don't care if this is not his best game but that clmination of 34. Kh2 sure is beautiful. How about 31 and white to move for a puzzle?
 
   Nov-03-06 Levenfish vs S B Gotthilf, 1924 (replies)
 
Deefstes: Wow! Just wow.
 
   Nov-01-06 Gelfand vs Y Quesada Perez, 2003
 
Deefstes: <RookFile> It appears White lost more than just a piece...
 
   Nov-01-06 Horwitz vs Bledow, 1837 (replies)
 
Deefstes: Should have been an easy puzzle but I was trying to make something out of 12...Bxf2+ and missed Nxe4. It just wouldn't work.
 
   Sep-14-06 Charousek vs Englander, 1894 (replies)
 
Deefstes: What an awesome mating net! This is edge of the seat stuff.
 
   May-23-06 Quinteros vs V Tukmakov, 1973 (replies)
 
Deefstes: <ganstaman> I also tried for the Queen trap and also considered your line but if meets with untimely demise before it really even gets started - 40. f3 Qxf3 But before I'm sounding too wise I should add that I did horrible with this relatively easy puzze and took much too ...
 
   Apr-21-06 E Mousa vs P Cody, 1998 (replies)
 
Deefstes: <SJP> I'm not sure I understand your proposed line. From which position do you start? Is your move 6...Kxe7 not illegal?
 
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