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Geronimo
Member since May-19-04 · Last seen Aug-01-19
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 827 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-05-18 Beliavsky vs R Roskar, 2008
 
Geronimo: Such elegance! This is a lovely mate.
 
   Jul-17-18 A Y Rotstein vs Y Gonzalez Vidal, 2005 (replies)
 
Geronimo: Forced moves. The natural instinct to avoid losing too much material may kick in, but black is cooked by the rook coordination. Keep hitting h7 indeed.
 
   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.
 
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