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Dr. Funkenstein
Member since Jun-22-05 · Last seen Oct-18-19
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   Dr. Funkenstein has kibitzed 556 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-17-19 L Galojan vs E Paehtz, 2009 (replies)
 
Dr. Funkenstein: 39... Qf5+ 40. Kg2 (Qf4 loses both rooks or leads to mate like in the game) Rxe2+ 41. Kg1 Qh3 42. Qf2 Rxf2+ 43. Kxf2 Qd7 and I donít think white can advance the pawn and is therefore busted
 
   Sep-16-19 C Coppola vs B Macias Murillo, 2009 (replies)
 
Dr. Funkenstein: Pretty sure this is a mistake and itís supposed to be 34... ? after 34. Bg6 where itís a Monday puzzle to win the Queen or mate after we find 34. ...Bxf3+ 35. Rg2 Qxg3 where I donít see anything other than a pair of spite checks on f7 and d7 for white
 
   Aug-13-19 Botvinnik vs Keres, 1966 (replies)
 
Dr. Funkenstein: Castling (25. ...0-0) seems to lose by force, why can't black take on g5 with either piece (as we see where not taking the pawn leads).
 
   Mar-18-19 V Gunina vs E Ovod, 2017 (replies)
 
Dr. Funkenstein: strange that stockfish overlooks 26. ...Rxe8+ as the eval appears to go from -0.45 to 3.4 something in just that one move.... is there something else we are missing?
 
   Feb-20-19 Korchnoi vs Timman, 1995
 
Dr. Funkenstein: this puzzle was recently reprinted in the Financial Times with the same text.... Qxf7 is the only move as Kxf7 Rh7+ and Rxf7 Rh8+... and then Qc2 wins attacking the c8 bishop and h7 rook twice....my question is what is the best continuation after 33. Qc2 Bd7 (I think this is
 
   May-03-18 Carlsen vs Topalov, 2018
 
Dr. Funkenstein: so Topalov avoided 51. ...Rxf5 and then after any queen check the rook blocks (Qc8+ or Qe6+ and Rf8 or Rf7) and 53. Kxg4 leads to a lost endgame where White wins the g pawn eventually and then the Q v R ending? I see a post above showing the how the king is removed from the ...
 
   Apr-19-18 S Gupta vs F Grafl, 2016 (replies)
 
Dr. Funkenstein: hmm.. the key move to find today seems to be the intermezzo 23. Nd4 which clears the way for the queen to come to g3 with check taking the rook if the queen drops back to b8 and thus leaving white a piece up... I didn't calculate from the start 21. Rxg7 Rxf3 which a poster ...
 
   Aug-30-17 Hertneck vs J Gallagher, 1997 (replies)
 
Dr. Funkenstein: Yeah, I missed the game continuation of 30. Bd5+ which leads to mate and instead went with 30. Ne7+ which results in being up a queen for a rook after 30. ...Qxe7+ which is forced to avoid 31. Rxf8#.
 
   Nov-26-16 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
 
Dr. Funkenstein: Adjournment is a welcome relic of the past, but I don't know why matches are only 12 games, but with clowns like Agon and Ilyumizhov running things, this is about the best we're going to get
 
   May-31-16 B Hammar vs E Jonsson, 2014 (replies)
 
Dr. Funkenstein: Is this a spoiler puzzle then? I saw the same line as everyone but thought it was a draw because black can't make progress because the rook on c4 isn't doing a whole lot. Then looking in the comments above it's shown as a won position for white!
 
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