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Member since May-19-04 · Last seen Apr-05-18
No rating, but my work took me away from OTB for several years, and I'm trying to get back to my earlier strength now. I open 1.d4 a lot, but have been working on main 1.e4 lines lately. I really enjoy playing the French against 1.e4. It's been hard to find chess players in my line of work Loves: Blackburne, Capablanca, Tal, Ivanchuk, etc. but nobody is "favorite".
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   Geronimo has kibitzed 825 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-05-18 Y Afek vs Psakhis, 1990 (replies)
Geronimo: Beautiful puzzle! I found the first two moves but didn’t foresee the counterplay and the extent of black’s weak back rank. Such a harmonious position though, with all black’s pieces working perfectly together.
   Mar-21-18 Karjakin vs D Frolyanov, 2013 (replies)
Geronimo: Fun little puzzle, but a bit easy for a Wednesday.
   Mar-09-18 Fischer vs S Schweber, 1970 (replies)
Geronimo: There are times when I’ve been particularly rigorous about tactical studies (by my standard, that is, not by the Russian School’s, eg) and I’m pushing up my strength, and I get a slight glimpse of what it would be like to be, say 100 or 200 points stronger, or even (I exaggerate) a
   Feb-26-18 K Zakoscielna vs K Bulski, 2008 (replies)
Geronimo: What do people think about 41.Kb1? Is this the « quiet move » that allows for the fatal combination? Fun Monday puzzle in any case.
   Feb-08-18 Csom vs Yusupov, 1982 (replies)
Geronimo: I could see as far as 43...Qf6 on the text moves, but only count a half-point for this elegant puzzle, as I didn’t even consider the alternative line 41. Rxd4 Rxd6 42. Qxd6 exd4. Also, 44. e7 is a beautiful move, and better than recapturing the rook on f7, which I probably would ...
   Jan-29-18 Ivanchuk vs N Legky, 1987 (replies)
Geronimo: Not only a fun Monday, but a beautiful game. Ivanchuk delivers a masterclass in positioning and using his knight against black’s pawns, then exploits his opponent’s weakened defenses to force a Q v. RR endgame and an elegant finish.
   Jan-17-18 E Blomqvist vs E Romanov, 2016 (replies)
Geronimo: Like <Mayankk> said, this one gets trickier the further you look into covering all the forcing moves. Intuitive, yes, but I got it with a guess without doing the hard calculations that would inspire confidence in a real life setting. Nice puzzle, CG.
   Nov-25-17 Kramnik vs L Bruzon Batista, 2006 (replies)
Geronimo: A bit easy for a Saturday, but I still didn't get it. I'll give myself a quarter-point though for spotting the first move and important a2-g8 diagonal step. I also spotted how e6 would be the key to this, but I wouldn't have got all the way through it over the board.
   May-13-17 M Massironi vs F Stips, 2007 (replies)
Geronimo: Either I'm getting better - not likely - or that was a bit easier than other Saturdays' puzzles. The text move screamed out to be played and I found only two major lines to consider, both leading to major troubles for black. Given that white had tripled pawns on the f file by this ...
   Apr-08-17 G Kuzmin vs Groszpeter, 1990 (replies)
Geronimo: Such brilliance! Instinct (not calculation... I wouldn't go that far) suggested moves through 21...Qe6. That's where I stopped, finding no way to regain the exchange. But without finding the best continuation it would be hard to start this on instinct alone. Nice Saturday puzzle ...
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Aug-31-08  ravel5184: <Geronimo> What's up with your forum? Only 6 kibitzes? (well 7 now).
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  Geronimo: Well I'm not the strongest player here, <ravel5184> and I post sort of sporatically. If I'm known on this site its for patzery posts and the occasional bon mot, but I love chess! It keeps me (relatively) sane. You are welcome to my forum any time.
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  whiteshark: Where is the tooth gap of <Alfred E. Newman> coming from?
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  Geronimo: Who's Alfred E. Newman? I thought that was Ponomariov!!!
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  Open Defence: you were close.. its Silvio Danailov
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  whiteshark: Whosoever. It the tooth gap real?
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  Geronimo: Geronimo: There are competing theories about the toothgap, <whiteshark>. Some say that I lost it when attempting to remove a billiard ball from my mouth without using my tongue. Others claim that the tooth was removed in a lower Slobovian initiation ritual (all male children at age 25 undergo ritual orthodonture). Still others claim that it is in fact no toothgap so much as the positive absence of tooth when viewed as a the dialectical negation of toothliness. I personally believe it is simply a piece of kielbasa left over from lunch. Aftwer awll, wat is the twooth anyway. What... me worry?
Sep-19-08  deerslayer888: Geronimo..

You are probably descended from the legendary yet mysterious cult of the look at mes...

they were a proud arrogant people.. Upon discovering that polished shell could reflect fairly well , their wondrous stature and glory... they decided that they must see themselves forever!!!!!!

they fashioned a special bone handle which was extremely thin that protruded from their mouth through the tooth gap especially suited for the purpose. this handle held a mirror aboutr 6 to 10 inches away from the great arrogant ones.. they would just stare at themeselves all day... Eventually all descendants were born with this gap.

Just thought you might be interested...

Sep-19-08  deerslayer888: whiteshark!! are you ok...

Did you know that I wanted to call my son Hark.. Iwould say .."hark get me the shovel... Hark get me the hoe"..

but it ddidn't work that way.

I kept saying "Hark!hark...get me the shovel... or Hark Hark... getme the home...

People thought I was a goose....

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  whiteshark: <Geronimo> Thanks for the complete solution!

But isn't there always a hidden secret behind every lucid explanation waiting for it's revealment?

And I thought it was a calcium deficiency in your early childhood diet. :D

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  whiteshark: <888> You could do worse... and always have! :D
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  whiteshark: <Geronimo> I didn't know that. -->

Any elucidations from your side?

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  Geronimo: <whiteshark>. Oh my. Not good, must consider changing icon. Couldn't be. Heavens, no. Oh dear.

What... me worry?

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  whiteshark: update:
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  ChessBookForum: <Geronimo> Here are two examples from the de la Villa book:

hms123 chessforum and

hms123 chessforum

The book is not an encyclopedia. It explains things, has you work through certain positions, gives you principles, and is perfect for someone at your level. Once you work through it (which won't take that long relatively speaking) you will be ready to tackle any of the advanced books.

Our experience with endgame books (and we have a lot of them) is that they are dry and hard to digest in anything but small pieces. The de la Villa book is a real change of pace from anything else we've seen. Feel free to stop by anytime and ask more questions.

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  ChessBookForum: <Geronimo> Thanks for the kind words about the forum. if you ever run across a book that you really like (in whatever language), just post a brief review at the <ChessBookForum> along with a little bit of information about it. All books and instructional material are fair game--from beginners to advanced.

Relevant discussion is always welcome.

Oct-31-09  timhortons: its good your based in a big city now, at least with internet connection.

your work is really a sacrifice, ask anybody around if they can lived a life with out internet connection.

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  Travis Bickle: Hey Geronimo how ya doin man? Ya look good!
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  whiteshark: p.S. proof of metamorphosis
Mar-24-13  Tal7777777: Alfred E. Neuman for president.....
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  Travis Bickle: I 2nd The Nomination!!
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  wordfunph: <Geronimo> Merry Christmas!
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  Geronimo: Thanks <wordfunph>!
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  Travis Bickle: <Geronimo> Hey Boss you might want to check out Victor Korchnoi's games playing the French with the black pieces...
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  Geronimo: Thanks T. Bickle! He is one of my main men for inspiration. "Korchnoi the Ageless", truly an immortal in chess.
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