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Eduardo Leon
Member since May-02-07
These are the three pillars of my life: math, music and chess.

   Eduardo Leon has kibitzed 994 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jul-18-18 Botvinnik vs G A Thomas, 1936 (replies)
Eduardo Leon: <Jim Bartle: In his book he (Tal) says he took particular pleasure in defeating in a tough endgame a player (can't remember who) who'd said something along the lines of "Tal is an excellent GM in the opening, a brilliant GM in the middlegame, and an ordinary GM in the ...
   May-11-18 B Hayden vs W A Winser, 1948 (replies)
Eduardo Leon: <ChessHigherCat> <gofer> My bad! I saw that white would win at least the exchange, and abruptly stopped thinking.
   Feb-08-18 Csom vs Yusupov, 1982 (replies)
Eduardo Leon: The pawns bulldozed their way through. Not difficult to see, but still beautiful.
   Jan-05-18 Keres vs C N Barnes, 1975 (replies)
Eduardo Leon: <ChessHigherCat> Just like the knight isn't on e2 anymore, the rook isn't on e1 anymore.
   Dec-29-17 C Garcia Palermo vs C Herrera, 2001 (replies)
Eduardo Leon: Hardly “difficult”. I saw it in less than 2 minutes: <38.♘f5 exf5> Not capturing is even worse: 38...♔g8 39.♕xh6 or 38...♔f6 39.♘d6+. <39.♖g3+ ♔h7> Or else 39.♕h6#. <40.♕xf5+> And mate in two more moves.
   Aug-03-17 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2017 (replies)
Eduardo Leon: Black's knight is like a sexual minority: it's looking for a safe space.
   Aug-02-17 Wei Yi vs Ding Liren, 2015
Eduardo Leon: What makes this pun even more awesome is that pinyin uses “d” to denote the sound /t/. So it's really pronounced “waiting”. (Ok, no, the tones don't help. “Wéi-Dīng” sounds more like “way-TING”.)
   Jun-14-17 Karjakin vs Aronian, 2017 (replies)
Eduardo Leon: <Jambow: His pieces and pawns always get advanced positions in his opponent's camp. He is always fighting in your house, not his.> Indeed: Aronian vs Anand, 2007
   May-30-17 P Makoli vs F Doettling, 2007 (replies)
Eduardo Leon: Black can win the exchange with 35...♖h1+ 36.♔xg2 ♖xc1. The “tiny” problem is that white draws regardless: 37.♕xf6+ ♕g7 38.♕d8+. But, of course, if black first plays the intermediate 36...♕a8+ 37.♕f3 ♕xf3+ 38.♕xf3 ...
   Mar-21-17 F Berkes vs M Neubauer, 2007 (replies)
Eduardo Leon: Guys, if you didn't find 26.♘xb5, you didn't find the solution. The point isn't winning the b5 pawn. The point is that, after 26.♘xb5 ♖d8 27.♘d6, black loses either the d5 pawn (which is passed) or the g5 pawn (which could have been annoying in lines ...
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