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Ian McGarrett
Member since May-03-04 · Last seen Apr-18-17
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   Ian McGarrett has kibitzed 31 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-03-16 L B Hoyos Millan vs G Garcia, 1986 (replies)
Ian McGarrett: <hcgflynn: How does black win after 17. Qd4?> After 17.Qd4, Be5 looks to be the move. It prevents the white king from escaping to c3 after the exchange of queens.
   Dec-01-16 Carlsen - Karjakin World Championship (2016) (replies)
Ian McGarrett: "KnightVBishop: so its a forced mate either way?" Actually there are several forced mating sequences after 49... Bf8 50. Rxf8+ Kxf8 51. Rxf7+ Ke8 52. Rf8+ Kd7. Either 53. Qf5+ or 53.Qf7+ lead to a couple of forced mating sequences each. It might do your chess a bit of good to ...
   Nov-06-13 Huebner vs Portisch, 1986 (replies)
Ian McGarrett: If 45.Rh8 then Kd6 defends the h7 pawn with the rook on b7. Rather, 45.Rc8 attacks black's bishop which is forced to retreat, the pawn on b3 being taboo because of d6+, discovering an attack on the bishop.
   Oct-23-13 Rohde vs K Spraggett, 1987 (replies)
Ian McGarrett: White's got a lot of stuff hanging so 22...Qxg2+ looks like a plausible out but gets mated after 23.Qxg2 Bxg2 24.Rxf7+ Kxh6 25.Bc1+ Bg4 26. Rh7#
   Feb-07-13 Ljubojevic vs R Gunawan, 1983 (replies)
Ian McGarrett: Actually, capturing on d3 loses to Qxd8.
   Jan-17-13 M Packalen vs L Schandorff, 1998 (replies)
Ian McGarrett: I concluded that the queen sacrifice on f2 should be enough to win based on the number of black's pieces in the vicinity of the white king being too much for his majesty's comfort. In my analysis I too played white's knight to f3 in hopes of taking on e5, reducing the number ...
   Oct-24-12 I Khairullin vs I Argandona Riveiro, 2012 (replies)
Ian McGarrett: Is 47.Nd7+ next?
   Sep-23-12 M Dutreeuw vs C Horvath, 1992 (replies)
Ian McGarrett: I figured 17.Qxh5 gxh5 18.Rg3+ Bg7 as in the game but deviated in my analysis with 19.Rxg7+ Kxg7 20. Nxe6+ Kg8 21. Nxc7, leaving white with two minors for a rook and black with a shattered pawn position. The game continuation, although it might be more accurate, struck me as ...
   Sep-14-12 F Mandizha vs Fressinet, 2012
Ian McGarrett: After 46. Qb6 does Qa1 work?
   Jun-02-12 S Agdestein vs Nunn, 1985 (replies)
Ian McGarrett: Is this a new category of chess puzzle: White to move and not blunder horribly.
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