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Jimfromprovidence
Member since Oct-04-07 · Last seen Oct-20-17
I'm a 65 year-old retired public finance official. I reside in Ventura County, CA, which is about 60 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

Iím bi-coastal, from Providence, Rhode Island. I consider myself a fortunate survivor of the Catholic schooling experience at both the grade and secondary school level.

I left the East Coast and ventured the 3,000 miles to California in 1983 not knowing a soul in order to attend grad school at UC-Santa Barbara. After earning my Masters' in Economics, I decided to stick around.

I made a good living explaining to politicians the consequences of various budget alternatives in mostly difficult economic times. (They would mostly respond, do what you need to do to balance the budget, but do not reduce staff, cut programs or raise taxes).

I am recently widowed. I have a son and two grand kids.

As far as chess goes, I donít know as much about it as I should, but that's O.K.

I just like the challenge of trying to solve the puzzles, analyzing the positions and communicating with other enthusiasts.

Last updated 6/18/17

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   Jimfromprovidence has kibitzed 2700 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-15-17 Polugaevsky vs E Torre, 1984 (replies)
 
Jimfromprovidence: As discussed back in September 2011 as well as today, 21...Bf8 makes this puzzle immensely harder. [DIAGRAM] Now one has to analyze 22 Bg5 and 22 Bh6 and it gets real complicated.
 
   Oct-14-17 Kamsky vs M Kazhgaleyev, 2016 (replies)
 
Jimfromprovidence: I'm amending my original post. Ordinary player sees the puzzle position below and says what do I do? [DIAGRAM] A grandmaster sees the puzzle position and visualizes a mate in one. [DIAGRAM]
 
   Oct-04-17 Khalifman vs D Yuffa, 2016 (replies)
 
Jimfromprovidence: Great game and finish by Khalifman here. It's in one of Nunn's books. [DIAGRAM] Move 25, black to play and win. B Lalic vs Khalifman, 1997
 
   Oct-01-17 Lasker vs Tarrasch, 1914
 
Jimfromprovidence: <newzild> < Iím guessing the solution is 1...b3 2. Bc1 Kd5 etc, leading to a zugzwang in which White has to move his bishop away from c1?> You have the first 3 game continuation moves down correctly. [DIAGRAM] At this point Nunn states" Black's strategy is ...
 
   Oct-01-17 M Bluebaum vs A Rakhmanov, 2016 (replies)
 
Jimfromprovidence: After 35...Rxd5 36. cxd5 e3 white can also try 37 Re2. Black continues with 37...Qd4, below (seeing 38...Qd1+) [DIAGRAM] If 38 Qb8+, then 38...Kh7 (not 38 ...Kg7 as <patzer2> aptly noted). White now plays 39 Kf1 to protect his rook. [DIAGRAM] How does black win from ...
 
   Sep-29-17 S Donoso Diaz vs G Recabarren, 2016 (replies)
 
Jimfromprovidence: After 49 Ke6 Kxg2 50 Kf5 (or Ke5) g3 here is the position. [DIAGRAM] White now needs three consecutive one only win moves with best play by black, per the Nalimov tablebase. <gofer> has posted the line. The point is, even though 49 Ke6 is correct, it's still quite ...
 
   Sep-27-17 N Simon vs G Merenyi, 1997 (replies)
 
Jimfromprovidence: I picked 29 c3 first as well, seeing 29...Qf7, then 30 Rxf4+, below. Just for a test ride, I copied and pasted the diagram, as well as the busy Stockfish output, using the analysis line feature from the new chess viewer. [DIAGRAM] 1) +12.01 (28 ply) 30...gxf4 31.Qxf4+ Kg7 ...
 
   Sep-16-17 A Montalvo vs Blatny, 1997 (replies)
 
Jimfromprovidence: Here is the position at game end. [DIAGRAM] It looks like the best move for the queen is 28 Qd3 in order to stop 28...Qf3+ seeing 29...Qxd1. Unfortunately that causes the loss of the other white rook. So if 28 Qd3, then 28...Qxd3 29 Rxd3 Nc2 wins for black. [DIAGRAM]
 
   Sep-10-17 Salov vs Korchnoi, 1997 (replies)
 
Jimfromprovidence: Black wins if he forces white to give up both a rook and a pawn for the queen. I could not find a way to do this. [DIAGRAM] In the above position white loses if he blunders and plays plays Rf5, losing after ...Qxf5 gxf5+ Kxf5, below. (A king move instead in the original ...
 
   Sep-09-17 Nunn vs C W Pritchett, 1986 (replies)
 
Jimfromprovidence: FYI... You can click on the green bar that says "A COMPUTER ANNOTATED SCORE OF THIS GAME IS AVAILABLE. [CLICK HERE] " to see a Stockfish 8 analysis of the game. That is a very nice feature.
 
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Feb-19-12
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  hms123: <Jimfromprovidence>

We are going to make another award in the next few weeks. I would appreciate your nominations and your occasional reminding of the POTD denizens about making nominations. I have asked <dzechiel> and others to do the same.

thanks--hms

<We (User: WinKing , User: kutztown46 , and User: hms123) are announcing an award for the best contribution or series of contributions to the <Puzzle of the Day> by a non-premium member in the past year.

The awardóa one-year premium membership from the <Rinus Award> fund in memory of User: rinus Ėwill be used to encourage non-premium members to contribute to the <chessgames.com> community through the posting of analysis or other chess-related discussion at the <POTD>.

Please post nominations at User: hms123 some time in the next few weeks. Although we will be paying particular attention to the nominations and votes from those premium members who represent some of the best of what chessgames.com has to offer, all (including non-premium members) are welcome to nominate and vote. We thank everyone at the site for sharing so much information with us.>

Apr-10-12
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  Jimfromprovidence: I found this game while reading John Nunn's book "Nunn's Chess Endings Volume 1".

Even though this game ends in a draw, black had a tablebase win on more than one occasion.

Nunn begins his anlysis at move 84 with BLACK to play and win. This position also makes for an excellent endgame puzzle.


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The game link is below.
Kasparov vs Badalian, 1976

May-12-12
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  Jimfromprovidence: Gonzalez Mata Ė Sisniega (Mexico, 1991)


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The above position is a forced win for black, with black to move. Can you find the correct continuation?

See link to solution below. (In Dutch).

http://www.svpromotie.nl/Artikelen/...

May-19-12  sevenseaman: I left the following post in the game forum. Just in case you miss. (Was pleased to read your bio).

<Thanks <jim>. These kind of endings are really scary for me. Too much scope for a slip.

How do I access the tablebases and what do they tell us? Can these be used in a real game or one has to build up the proficiency.>

May-19-12  sevenseaman: Thanks <jim>, for the tablebases. I could soon be using them.
Aug-04-12  LoveThatJoker: <Jimfromprovidence> I posted the following note for <RV> there on the game page:

"I'm still thinking that the line that goes 42...Qxe3 43. Bxe3 Ng4+ 44. Kg1 h2+ 45. Kh1 Nxe3 is best.

Fire up Rybka 4.1 for that, and I'm sure you'll see that it will produce a higher winning evaluation for Black there."

Once he checks out the 44...h2+ intermezzo, he'll find stronger lines for Black for sure with Rybka.

LTJ

Aug-04-12  sevenseaman: Thanks Jim for posting the <RV> analysis. The line he has taken is different from ours. He may have had good reason.

Hopefully the best line is arrived at but I am not into engine analysis at all.

I do not know what final opinion you may have formed about this game but I think it was very winnable for Black. I can however see your scruples were justifiable.

Enjoyed the privileged discussion. Thanks.

Aug-07-12
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  morfishine: Thanks for dropping by! Yes, thats THE Jack Peters, no? I think you had mentioned that before.

Well, in any case, its always a pleasure reading your posts. Morf

Aug-12-12
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  morfishine: Hello <Jimfromprovidence>! Very nice postings on today's Sunday POTD. I'm very reluctant to criticize any of the POTD's but I feel today's should be a Saturday and not a Sunday since I don't really see an 'insane' move anywhere.

Sometimes I psyche myself out looking for an 'insane' move when I should just analyze the position for what its worth.

Aug-17-12
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  morfishine: <Jimfromprovidence> Another ingenious line! I always look forward to your posts with much interest!

However, having analyzed the same first move [25.Bxc4], I found the problem with <25.Bxc4> is <25...Bf5> and White has two pieces hanging and no fire on the e-file (to protect <e5>).


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This is why I missed it today and feel silly to not identify <25.Nd5>

Aug-18-12
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  morfishine: Good morning <Jimfromprovidence>! I'd love to see <25.Bxc4> work. The problem I was having with 25.Bxc4 Bf5 <26.Nd5> is Black interpolates <26...Bxc2+>


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Here, if 27.Kxc2 then 27...Qxc4+ and Black is wiggling free: (28.Kb1 Qxd5 or 28.Nc3 dxc3 29.Qf6 cxb2+ 30.Kxb2 [If 30.Kb1 Qe4+ followed by 31...Qxe5]...Qe2+ 31.K-any Qxe5)

At this point, I figured or knew I was on the wrong track for White to win.

However, and much thanks for your initiative (which pushed me to see this line through), after 26...Bxc2+ White has the much better <27.Ka1> and Black's tricks are thwarted plus he faces material loss. So yes, I agree <25.Bxc4> wins too, just less elegantly.

Its good to see <25.Bxc4> is very strong and winning

On the other hand, the immediate <25.Nd5> is cleaner and more 'GM-like'

Aug-19-12  sevenseaman: <Jimfromprovidence> <Then I looked over the whole game and saw that it was "cooked', so I said what the @##@ is going on?

We need a forensic chess detective to figure this one out!>

Intriguing. How so? Not that I could see any tell tale signs!

Sep-10-12  LoveThatJoker: <Jimfromprovidence> Thank you for the kind shout-out on the latest Sunday puzzle.

I just read it today, as I did not have computer access all day after I posted my solution.

That puzzle was surely a doozie!

LTJ

Mar-03-13
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  agb2002: <Jimfromprovidence: Thanks for the constructive feedback concerning Saturday's puzzle.>

Thanks to you for your thought provoking comments!

Antonio

Mar-09-13
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  Jimfromprovidence: Canít allow Fischer week to pass without showcasing this brilliant endgame of his.

Itís move 82, white to play and win. Only one move wins.


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Here is the game link.
Fischer vs Taimanov, 1971

May-23-14
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  Jimfromprovidence: Karpov turned 63 today. Why no shoutout on the front page?
Jun-08-14
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  agb2002: <Jimfromprovidence: <agb2002> and <abuzic>. Thanks for playing along.>

Again thanks to you. Your side puzzles are very interesting!

Antonio

Aug-25-14  Everett: Hello <Jim>. Just giving you a heads up that a put some rudimentary analysis of Dyvoretsky's and Marin's up on the recent Karpov-Kasparov Sunday puzzle page.
Oct-06-14
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  agb2002: Hello Jim, I'll try to find the time to think about the remaining questions in P Leisebein vs B Fels, 2004 today.

It was a bit late to answer properly yesterday.

Dec-25-14
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  wordfunph: <Jim> Merry Christmas!
Feb-05-15
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  Fusilli: <Itís move 82, white to play and win. Only one move wins.>

Oh yeah, that's such a beauty.

Dec-25-15
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  wordfunph: <Jim> Merry Christmas!
Dec-30-16
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  YouRang: Hey, thanks for the comment you left in my forum regarding the fun POTD: J M Bellon Lopez vs G Garcia, 1976.

That game was particularly sharp and tense. Had I been playing either side, I'm sure I would have lost a pound of sweat while finding a way to give my opponent a clever-looking win.

I gather that you and I have a similar appreciation for the subtle dynamics of chess. I particularly like endgame positions that have unexpectedly sneaky complications. :-)

Mar-10-17
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  Fusilli: <I consider myself a fortunate survivor of the Catholic schooling experience at both the grade and secondary school level.>

Me too! Marianista Institute, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Mar-10-17
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  diceman: <I consider myself a fortunate survivor of the Catholic schooling experience>

I'll let you know after my death, if I "actually" survived.

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