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   LivBlockade has kibitzed 328 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Feb-25-19 R Mamedov vs T L Petrosian, 2019 (replies)
LivBlockade: Position after 40. Rxf4?: [DIAGRAM] With less than a minute on his clock, Black missed a crushing 40th move. Can you find it?
   Aug-17-18 P Delekta vs Geller, 1992 (replies)
LivBlockade: <For those still confused as to why this is a Saturday puzzle,> please be aware that: < co-founder and longtime webmaster Daniel Freeman died on July 24, 2018, at the age of 50.> See for more information. Since ...
   Jun-15-18 J Shahade vs Wang Pin, 2002 (replies)
LivBlockade: I can take the credit/blame for this game title. My thoughts were: - Jennifer has red hair - During her internet broadcasts, she often mentions the term Rover (maybe she came up with it?), which is a shorthand for the common attacking maneuver of 'Rook up and over', such as in
   Mar-25-18 Polugaevsky vs Tal, 1969
LivBlockade: [DIAGRAM] The finish might be ...37. ♖c1+; 38. ♔h2 ♗e6; 39. h6 ♗f7; 40. h7+ ♔xh7; 41. ♘e5 winning a piece.
   Jan-14-18 Anand vs M Matlakov, 2018 (replies)
LivBlockade: [DIAGRAM] Position after 24...Bd7 White alertly played 25. Qd1, as Black threatened 25...Bxa4 as well as a beautiful mate in 3. 25...Ne2+ 26. Kh2 Qxh4+! 27. gxh4 g3 mate! [DIAGRAM]
   Nov-16-17 J L Watson vs W Martz, 1976
LivBlockade: [DIAGRAM] A surprising finish. 36. Kf3 walks into a discovered check, while after 36. Kf5 Rg4!, the threat of ...Be4 mate wins material for Black.
   Sep-19-17 Sutovsky vs Smirin, 2002
LivBlockade: The game A Kazarian vs E Limanovska, 2017 had a nearly identical finish.
   Sep-19-17 A Kazarian vs E Limanovska, 2017
LivBlockade: The game Sutovsky vs Smirin, 2002 had a nearly identical finish.
   Jun-13-17 Ngoc Truongson Nguyen vs Kanep, 2010 (replies)
LivBlockade: This line was repeated in Le Thao Nguyen Pham vs A Zatonskih, 2012 when Black tried 15...Qb5, also without success.
   Jun-13-17 Le Thao Nguyen Pham vs A Zatonskih, 2012
LivBlockade: Anna was not the first to fall into this trap. Ngoc Truongson Nguyen vs Kanep, 2010 followed the same line until Black tried 15...Qc4 with a similar result.
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