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FlashinthePan
Member since Apr-16-08 · Last seen Dec-11-18
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   FlashinthePan has kibitzed 96 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-06-18 S Slipak vs T Gibson, 2008 (replies)
 
FlashinthePan: My first idea was Rxd1, but I didn't find the winning continuation, then I saw Ne5 and really thought it was the right move, because I missed the simple defense of Qxf6. But damn, it didn't occur to me to combine Rxd1 and Ne5 as in the game.
 
   Dec-05-18 Balashov vs Jansa, 2017
 
FlashinthePan: Qxf3+ was also winning for Black on move 38, before Re2+.
 
   Nov-29-18 Carlsen - Caruana World Championship Match (2018) (replies)
 
FlashinthePan: <Check It Out> Caruana may very well have also prepared a second speech, for victory.
 
   Nov-04-18 Radjabov vs O Bortnyk, 2016 (replies)
 
FlashinthePan: I found the game's continuation up to 20.Qxg5 +Kf7, but then I thought 21.Rxh5 was the winning move, as I missed Black's defense of 21...Qe5 forcing the exchange of queens and annihilating White's attack. The game's 21.Qxh5 is indeed a brilliancy.
 
   Oct-01-18 Chandler vs Y Gruenfeld, 1979 (replies)
 
FlashinthePan: Never seen it before. I saw the idea of 28...Bg1 with the double mate threat pretty soon, but then got stuck for a couple minutes finding the proper move order. Not a Monday puzzle by any stretch of the imagination if you're new to it.
 
   May-18-18 K Rathnakaran vs K Arjun, 2017
 
FlashinthePan: <landshark> That's right, thanks, I missed it.
 
   Apr-08-18 P Motwani vs P Roca, 1986 (replies)
 
FlashinthePan: <patzer2> If 37...Qxd5 instead of Qc4+ as in your analysis, 38.Qxd5 Rd8 and, after 39.Qe5+ Kg8, 40.Qe6+ Kg7, White apparently can't win, or am I missing something?
 
   Dec-26-17 Damljanovic vs Geller, 1987
 
FlashinthePan: The final combination was obvious. Much harder to see OTB was that exchanging the queen for the two rooks would force the win for Black.
 
   Dec-01-17 O Bernstein vs Kotov, 1946 (replies)
 
FlashinthePan: After 47. Ra8, Black apparently didn't see the threat, as he could still escape with 47...f6 (or am I missing something?).
 
   May-23-17 B Savchenko vs A Kostin, 2007 (replies)
 
FlashinthePan: Definitely hard for a Tuesday. Took me a lot of time cause I was looking for a more obvious move, which can be spotted at a glance. Had it been a Thursday (which I think is this puzzle's real level), I'm sure I'd have solved it more easily.
 
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