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Jimfromprovidence
Member since Oct-04-07 · Last seen Jun-23-18
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 2788 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Jun-16-18 Taimanov vs Psakhis, 1981 (replies)
 
Jimfromprovidence: As <al wazir> pointed out earlier white also had 26 Be5 as a defense. [DIAGRAM] Black wins a piece after 26...Nef6, below, pinning the e5 bishop thereby allowing 27..Nxe5. [DIAGRAM] Loved 26...Qf6, below, as either 27 Qxf6 or 27 Qxg4 allow mate in one. [DIAGRAM]
 
   Jun-14-18 G Jones vs V Dobrov, 2017 (replies)
 
Jimfromprovidence: <wtpy> <Nice combo which I saw through Rg7+. Playing through the game I was stumped briefly by 27.. Kh8 but then saw Rg3 which allowed Gawain to consolidate his gains.> If 27...Kh8, 28 Rg3 below is better than you realized. [DIAGRAM] It wins the queen because ...
 
   Jun-13-18 A A Marguerite vs M Siban, 2008 (replies)
 
Jimfromprovidence: This what I was going for with my side puzzle. Here is the text position after 34...Rg6, where black resigns because of the pending 35 Re8# [DIAGRAM] Here is the text position except with the h rook on h8 (after 33 Rxb8+ Qxb8 34 Qxc6 Rg6). [DIAGRAM] So the question is if ...
 
   Jun-10-18 Gelfand vs Beliavsky, 1991 (replies)
 
Jimfromprovidence: <pdxjib> <I agree, that's probably white's best chance. Black has to find ... Qe7 and then some other moves that really aren't obvious, at least not to me, although they're obviously obvious to an engine>. I couldn't find anything as well, so I ran the position
 
   Jun-08-18 S Volkov vs D Anikonov, 2016 (replies)
 
Jimfromprovidence: <whittaker> You nailed it if 114...Bb6 is followed by 115 Nb7. There is another solution after 114...Bb6 115 Kd5 below. Only one move draws. [DIAGRAM]
 
   Jun-07-18 Topalov vs S Zhigalko, 2008 (replies)
 
Jimfromprovidence: <gofer> (After 39 Rxd5 exd5 40 e6) <40 ... Rc7? 41 bxc7 Qxc7 42 Qxd5 +-> [DIAGRAM] Notice how black has absolutely no good moves here. Wish I had seen it earlier.
 
   Jun-02-18 Zagrebelny vs N R McDonald, 2000 (replies)
 
Jimfromprovidence: 44 Rd2, below, was a desperate but only move to give up a piece in order to to play 45 Rd6+ to drive the king to the 7th rank and avoid mate. [DIAGRAM] That countered the imminent mate threat 44..Rf5, seeing 45...Rf4# Black took the piece but he also had 44...Bd5, below, ...
 
   May-26-18 J Jackson vs G Jones, 2016 (replies)
 
Jimfromprovidence: It's interesting how the Stockfish output in the line 22...Bxf2+ 23.Kxf2 Qb6+ 24.Re3 prefers 24... Qd4, below, over 24...f4 by a couple of pawns at 26 ply. [DIAGRAM] Now white can't play 25 Ndf3 and it appears white has to spend a tempo moving the queen in order to ...
 
   May-23-18 I Bulmaga vs J Rojas Solano, 2008 (replies)
 
Jimfromprovidence: After 31 Bf3 Be7 here is the official answer. mate-in-12 (27 ply) 32.Rb6! (threatening 33 Rxe7+) Qa1+ 33.Kh2 Qe1 34.Bg4 Bd3 35.Bxe6 (threatening 36 Bf7#) [DIAGRAM] The rest is 35...Qxf2+ 36.Qxf2 Kxh6 37.Bxc8+ Bg6 38.Qf4+ Kg7 39.Rb7 Kg8 40.Rxe7 h6 41.Be6+ Bf7 42.Re8+ Kg7 ...
 
   May-19-18 Browne vs Fischer, 1970 (replies)
 
Jimfromprovidence: An amazing puzzle because of black's ability to survive with a draw. As an example, white can try 90 Rxd7 below, with the threat of 91 Rd8# [DIAGRAM] But black can draw after 90...Qc1+ 91 Kxd6 (only saving move) 91...Qc6+! [DIAGRAM]
 
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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
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  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
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  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.

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

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