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Northern Michigan is my current home. I grew up near Detroit, and played chess as a junior. I attended Hope College and the University of Chicago, and lived and worked in Washington DC for 10 years.

I'm just getting back into chess, and enjoying as a way to find my way back. Full Member

   DrGridlock has kibitzed 710 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jun-07-18 E Schiller vs Laskowski, 1980
DrGridlock: Interesting exercise in algorithms used by different engines. At move 17, Schiller writes, "This position must be evaluated as better for White, who controls the f6-square." Stockfish's "4-fuel analysis" gives a 0.00 evaluation. 1) =0.00 (24 ply) 17...Be6 18.Kb1 Bxb3 19.axb3 Rc8 ...
   Jun-06-18 E J Diemer vs H G Gunderam, 1976
DrGridlock: Kind of loosely played for a correspondence game ... but then you're not viewing a Blackmar-Diemar gambit game for its deep positional ideas. 9 ... Ng8 seems to be a timid admission that one's pieces have strayed imprudently from the back rank. 9 ... Bh5 and 9 ... Nd5 would work ...
   May-09-18 C Bleis vs K Haznedaroglu, 2005 (replies)
DrGridlock: Got this quicker than Monday or Tuesday. It's easy to look first at the only move which is forcing - 31 ... Rxh2+. Next move is also a check, and White's king has only one square which isn't a mate in one - h1. Black's third move is the "trick" which I guess makes it a Wednesday
   May-04-18 E Eliskases vs Keres, 1939
DrGridlock: <Mateo> corrected version with the 35 f6 line does give a better computer eval for White, but I'm not sure the line is "winning." Using computers in evaluating endgames can be tricky, because there can arise situations with a material advantage for one side (producing a ...
   Apr-19-18 S Gupta vs F Grafl, 2016 (replies)
DrGridlock: 21 f6 and 21 Rxg7 are both winning. The rook take is more direct, but after: 21 f6 exf6 22 Rxg7 Kxg7 23 exf6+ Kg8 24 Ne5 Rf5 25 f4 Rxf6 26 Nd7 Rd6 27 Rxd6 cxd6 28 Qg3+ Kh8 29 Nxf8 White is a up a knight for a pawn. Sankalp Gupta - Florian Grafl [DIAGRAM]
   Apr-04-18 Caruana vs Naiditsch, 2018 (replies)
DrGridlock: Black can hustle his queen back to the kingside via Qc6+ and Qg6, but then Qe5+ picks up the black knight.
   Mar-28-18 Levon Aronian (replies)
DrGridlock: <Botvinnik came in 1951 in 23rd game with the best game of the match to equalize against Bronstein in difficult position in that match> And having the KGB on his certainly didn't hurt any either!
   Mar-27-18 Grischuk vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
DrGridlock: 13 Nd4 is cute ... and there is a bit to calculate ... but it's just not very consequential as a continuation.
   Mar-26-18 Caruana vs Aronian, 2018 (replies)
DrGridlock: While the g4 sac was not sound for Aronian, as <devere> points out some inaccurate play by Fabi did let black momentarily back into the game. In the press conference, both players stated that they did not see this line (... 31 Nxb4 followed by 32 ... Rd4) in their in-game ...
   Mar-26-18 W So vs Karjakin, 2018 (replies)
DrGridlock: Berlin for Lev against Fabi. Can Fabi bust the Berlin for a full point?
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