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Dr. Funkenstein
Member since Jun-22-05 · Last seen Mar-19-19
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   Dr. Funkenstein has kibitzed 553 times to chessgames   [more...]
   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 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!
   Mar-03-15 G Sargissian vs R Kempinski, 2015
Dr. Funkenstein: great position visually after white's 31st move and a nice tactic to finish the sequence
   Dec-05-14 D Kononenko vs M Lukyanov, 2004 (replies)
Dr. Funkenstein: Diagonalley: yes, as black threatens Rxc2, Qc4, and various h rook checks... Therefore the first few moves are forced... I missed Qd6+ leading to mate because I didn't see the bishop sac, instead I went with Gofer's line as I couldn't see any black defense after Qxh4... ...
   Jun-17-14 Kotov vs M Yudovich Sr., 1939 (replies)
Dr. Funkenstein: Interesting game, decided by black's useless queen, bishop and a8 rook.. I wondered why black didn't play 12. gxf6 until I saw the reply 13. Rc1 skewering queen and bishop It's a neat final position with the knight and pawn taking care of the only two squares black doesn't
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