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Ian McGarrett
Member since May-03-04 · Last seen Apr-25-18
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   Ian McGarrett has kibitzed 34 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Feb-15-18 Tolnai vs Z Gyimesi, 1993 (replies)
 
Ian McGarrett: If after 35... Rxh3, White plays gxh3, some are suggesting Rb2+ but that fails to Kg3. The white king is running to h4. The correct line is 36... Qd2+, 37.Re2 (if the queen interposes on g2, black takes the pawn at f4 with mate to follow shortly, and if white plays Kg3, then ...
 
   Jun-04-17 Kuzubov vs I Stathopoulos, 2017 (replies)
 
Ian McGarrett: It's pretty obvious catlover meant 25...Kg7, but why would white play 28.Nd5+ when there is a pawn hanging on b5?
 
   May-17-17 Tarrasch vs Romberg, 1893 (replies)
 
Ian McGarrett: If instead of 18... Kg6, Black plays Kh5 then 19.Rf5+ Bxf5, (the capture is forced since 19... Kg6 transposes to the game and 19... Kh4 is met with 20. Bg5+ Kh5, 21. Nf4++) 20.Ng3+ Kh4, 21.Bg5+ Kg4, 22.Be2+ followed by mate.
 
   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?
 
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