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

   GeneM has kibitzed 5 times to chessgames  
   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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