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Eric Xanthus
Member since Oct-17-04 · Last seen Aug-16-07
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   Eric Xanthus has kibitzed 80 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-10-05 A Bannik vs Tal, 1955 (replies)
 
Eric Xanthus: Nice puzzle! I didn't see beyond the perpetual check that black can have (which had to be wrong, this is Tal after all!) because I got hung up trying to clear room for an eventual Rxe2. I didn't appreciate the perpetual that white can get if the black rook leaves f8. Very nice ...
 
   Dec-03-05 Fischer vs Gligoric, 1959 (replies)
 
Eric Xanthus: The real cautionary tale is using a bad move in your analysis line (33.Qh6+?). 32Bxe6+ is not quicker. 32.Qh7+ is mate on move 34, as <boomie> begins to show (he's left out 33..Bf7 34.Qxf7#) and so is 32.Bxe6+ (32..Bf7 33.Qh7+ Kf8 34.Qxf7#).
 
   Dec-01-05 H van Steenis vs T Wechsler, 1947 (replies)
 
Eric Xanthus: Yes, <panigma>--but then 8.Qxg8+ Nxg8 9.Nxe4.
 
   Nov-28-05 Van Wely vs C Hansen, 1992 (replies)
 
Eric Xanthus: Looks like 34.f4 fails to 34..Qh5 and black cuts into the kingside even faster, <snowie1>.
 
   Nov-28-05 Boleslavsky vs Kasparian, 1947 (replies)
 
Eric Xanthus: <TigerPawns> It wouldn't be the first time I've been accused of being pedantic. ;) I do apologize, but I just can't let an incorrect statement like <Atahualpa>'s go. :)
 
   Nov-24-05 K Grigorian vs Balashov, 1974 (replies)
 
Eric Xanthus: I picked 30..Nex4 and saw this continuation, but what happens if white doesn't take the knight? Say, 31.Qe1...I guess the attack will break through, but I don't quite see it (it's kinda late...).
 
   Nov-22-05 T Fogarasi vs D Breder, 2000 (replies)
 
Eric Xanthus: <patzer2> I think for your first puzzle 45.Rb8 Qxb8 46.Qxf6+ Kxh7 47.Qxf7+ Kh8 48.Qh5+ and the rook falls. The second seemed simpler to me: 46.Qf8+ Kxh7 47.Qxf7+ Kh8/6 48.Rh4+ and the queen will have to fall. What is my prize? :)
 
   Nov-21-05 E J Diemer vs Portz, 1948 (replies)
 
Eric Xanthus: Actually I thought this was the same game as last week--is it not a mistake?
 
   Nov-09-05 Keene vs Miles, 1976 (replies)
 
Eric Xanthus: Sorry <Atahualpa>, don't know how I missed that. I swear it wasn't there when I posted...and thanks for the movie title, <Trooper2>. Of course it was Telefon...fun movie, and I don't even like Bronson.
 
   Nov-01-05 Kasparov vs Karpov, 1985 (replies)
 
Eric Xanthus: You are mistaken <svbabu>. There is a black pawn on g6.
 
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