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Member since Mar-02-12 · Last seen Mar-29-17
My name is Jim, I live in northern California.
My rating is normally in the 1900-2000 range.

   JimNorCal has kibitzed 719 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-29-17 Shenzhen Masters (2017)
JimNorCal: Two out of three decisive games this session
   Mar-24-17 Adams vs Harikrishna, 2017 (replies)
JimNorCal: Yes, of course. I am speaking more to the moves starting around 30 culminating in dropping a piece. Wasn't this game eminently drawable?
   Mar-22-17 Ju Wenjun
JimNorCal: Thanks, cro triple seven!
   Mar-21-17 Gu Xiaobing
JimNorCal: cro777: Thanks for posting all the links to cool photos!
   Mar-21-17 F Berkes vs M Neubauer, 2007 (replies)
JimNorCal: A modest gain but note that Black chose not to play on. Of course, White was already ahead: 2 pieces for a rook
   Mar-20-17 Tartakower vs Lasker, 1924
JimNorCal: <pb>, <kp> "According to Soltis, it's <The Immortal Emanuel> by David Fidlow, published in the October 1961 <Chess Review>." Wasn't it Daniel, not David? Quite an excellent story! Reprinted in one of the issues of "Lasker and His Contemporaries". Someone ...
   Mar-18-17 Ursula Foster
JimNorCal: I met and played Ursula Foster. She was the sweetest elderly lady one can imagine and played many local tournaments in Northern California. Thanks for posting the link.
   Mar-17-17 Tan Zhongyi
JimNorCal: Amazing. I thought Guo and Ju were models not chess players.
   Mar-15-17 Maroczy vs W Cohn, 1899 (replies)
JimNorCal: Terrific, KEG! Thanks
   Mar-13-17 N Zhukova vs P Cramling, 2015 (replies)
JimNorCal: If Kg8 the king is decoupled from protecting his queen after Rh8+
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