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Jimfromprovidence
Member since Oct-04-07 · Last seen Sep-20-18
I'm a 66 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 relatively recently widowed (May, 2017). 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 6/18/18

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   Jimfromprovidence has kibitzed 2809 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Sep-20-18 Kotronias vs Xiu Deshun, 2011 (replies)
 
Jimfromprovidence: FYI...There are two beautiful ways for white to mate after 16 Rxb7+ Kg6. [DIAGRAM]
 
   Sep-19-18 Lubensky vs Geller, 1949 (replies)
 
Jimfromprovidence: FWIW, in the 34...Rf8 option white also has 35 Rf3 as a defense. [DIAGRAM] It's kind of an interesting sub-line, because now black has to see that 35...Rxf3, allowing white's a pawn to promote with check by 36 a8Q+, below, does white no good. [DIAGRAM] BTW in the top ...
 
   Sep-14-18 I Chirila vs I K Sukandar, 2017 (replies)
 
Jimfromprovidence: Great puzzle. I noticed that 25 Rf2 is better than 25 Nf2 because it keeps the duel threats 26 Qxf7+ and 26 Nf6+ alive. It was also fun to discover as <Mayankk> earlier pointed out that the interference move 28 Ne4 below, also opens up the threat 29 Rxf8+ with mate
 
   Sep-02-18 J Szmetan vs G Garcia Gonzalez, 1976 (replies)
 
Jimfromprovidence: Great match, but does 19...b4 spoil white's plans? [DIAGRAM]
 
   Aug-27-18 T Oyunbaatar vs I Chahrani, 2008 (replies)
 
Jimfromprovidence: The 23 Rxg5+ Kf7 line with 24 d5 has a nice thread to it. [DIAGRAM]
 
   Aug-20-18 F Olafsson vs Unzicker, 1970 (replies)
 
Jimfromprovidence: Here's a recent Monday puzzle that was pretty good. It's move 32, BLACK to play and win. [DIAGRAM] The game link is below. R Vidruska vs O Badelka, 2017
 
   Aug-17-18 Gleizerov vs Krasenkow, 2016 (replies)
 
Jimfromprovidence: Here's a puzzle more suitable for a Friday. It's move 29, white to play and win. The game itself is a real good one, very sharply played. [DIAGRAM] The game kink is below. Shirov vs E Berg, 2010
 
   Aug-16-18 Jimfromprovidence chessforum (replies)
 
Jimfromprovidence: <Annie K.> Sure. I think I can help in a limited way. I have accumulated about 60 puzzles mostly from the LA Times (when they had a column)stored on my user pages that link to games in the CG data base. Since I am familiar with them it's not too difficult for me to ...
 
   Aug-16-18 S Platzack vs J van Baarle, 1967 (replies)
 
Jimfromprovidence: In a tribute to the late Larry M. Evans, the LA Times chess column for November 28th, 2010 included this excellent puzzle from an Evans game in 1975. It's white to play to win, move 24. The puzzle fits well into the Wednesday /Thursday slot. [DIAGRAM] The game link is ...
 
   Aug-15-18 Rozentalis vs Y Dokhoian, 1986 (replies)
 
Jimfromprovidence: Here's a puzzle more appropriate for a Wednesday. Move 33, white to play and win. [DIAGRAM] The game link is below. Karjakin vs Kamsky, 2008
 
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   Apr-23-17 M Mchedlishvili vs M Parligras, 2015 (replies)
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   Apr-08-17 G Kuzmin vs Groszpeter, 1990 (replies)
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   Mar-22-17 R Polaczek vs A Antoniou, 2007 (replies)
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   Mar-10-17 E Tate vs R Mandl, 1987 (replies)
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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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  diceman: <I consider myself a fortunate survivor of the Catholic schooling experience>

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

Jan-22-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  morfishine: <Jimfromprovidence> I just noticed you are a widower. God Bless, I wish you the best

*****

Aug-16-18
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  Jimfromprovidence: I have been throwing in a few puzzles from my collection from time to time to fill the gap on CG's puzzle page.

In a tribute to the late Larry M. Evans, the LA Times chess column for November 28th, 2010 included this excellent puzzle from an Evans game in 1975. It's white to play to win, move 24.


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The game link is below.
Larry Evans vs Benko, 1975

The puzzle fits well into the Wednesday /Thursday slot.

Aug-16-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Annie K.: <Jimfromprovidence> Hello, thanks for the work you're doing to help keep the daily puzzles interesting these days.

<Kevin>, the usual problemist for CG, said he would appreciate help with the puzzles. I already have one volunteer to help him, <takchess>, but the more people volunteer, the less stressful the task should be to each over the long run. Would you like to join the effort too? :)

To clarify the procedure, normally Kevin selected the puzzles, and sent them to Daniel to put up. Now <Sargon> is still working on learning to manage the site, so Kevin's recent selections are not being applied yet (the daily features have been coming out of an emergency queue), but we should soon get over this stage. If you agree to help, I will ask Sargon to give the email associated with your account to Kevin, so he can get in touch with you.

Aug-16-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Jimfromprovidence: <Annie K.> Sure. I think I can help in a limited way. I have accumulated about 60 puzzles mostly from the LA Times (when they had a column)stored on my user pages that link to games in the CG data base. Since I am familiar with them it's not too difficult for me to rate them within a day's level of difficulty in the normal fashion.

<Kevin> or whomever can browse through them whenever they have time. They are all good.

If you need help overall in puzzle selection and evaluation, I probably can assist from time to time.

Feel free to share my Email.

Jim

Aug-16-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Annie K.: That's great, I will. Thanks.

Try not to draw public attention to games you would like to be featured - they should be surprises. :)

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