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

   GeneM has kibitzed 6 times to chessgames  
   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 got this game. Ray Cheng's book "Practical Chess Exercises: 600..." uses 28 R:a6/B for his puzzle #282.
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