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GeneM
Member since Jun-04-12
near Seattle, WA, USA

   GeneM has kibitzed 8 times to chessgames  
   Jan-03-15 World Chess Championship Candidates (2014) (replies)
 
GeneM: Thought Experiment, about Armageddon: Suppose White was given 60 minutes, and the players had to bid for Black's lesser amount of time. What would be the sensible amount of time to bid for Black? Would master-level players still be willing to bid under 9 minutes to get Black and draw
 
   Dec-02-14 K Burger vs Pilnik, 1954
 
GeneM: I think Andy Soltis used this game for one of his end-of-column puzzles in the December 2004 Chess Life mag. Position was after 30.. rd8<a.
 
   Jul-26-14 Denker vs H Avram, 1939
 
GeneM: This game is shot puzzle #452 in Fred Reinfeld's book 1001 Winning Chess Sacrifices and Combinations, after the actual moves 17. Ne6-g5+ Kf7-g8?. I played around to declutter this position down to its essence. Later I was reminded I had done this when I read the two ChessBase dot com ...
 
   Jun-30-14 J Vetemaa vs Shabalov, 1986
 
GeneM: This game, after White's 20th move, is shot puzzle "FCM 4.4" in Charles Hertan's 2008 book "Forcing Chess Moves" (2nd edition).
 
   Jan-08-14 Fischerandom Chess (replies)
 
GeneM: No, chess960-FRC is not a mere fad. In his weekly blog devoted to chess960, Mark Weeks uses his post of 2014-Jan-04 to give more statistics about the surprisingly large popularity of chess960 on chess playing websites. While still dwarfed by traditional chess1, more chess960 games are
 
   Aug-26-12 Panov vs Taimanov, 1952 (replies)
 
GeneM: I cannot find this game in Mega Base 2008, nor in HugeBase. Seems an odd omission. Makes me wonder how ChessGames.com got this game. Ray Cheng's book "Practical Chess Exercises: 600..." uses 28 R:a6/B for his puzzle #282.
 
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