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Marmot PFL
Member since Apr-04-06 · Last seen Jun-18-18
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   Marmot PFL has kibitzed 25216 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jun-18-18 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
 
Marmot PFL: <May 2018 was the planet's fourth-warmest May since record keeping began in 1880, said NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) on Monday. NASA also rated May 2018 as the fourth-warmest May on record. NOAA found that the only warmer May months were 2016, ...
 
   Jun-17-18 W So vs V Durarbayli, 2015 (replies)
 
Marmot PFL: White's better no doubt but in the puzzle I was looking for a clear win and here there is still lots of work left to do. After 19 Nd5 I didn't think black would let his queen and rook get forked so 19...Rb8 or Re8. 19...Re8 was played now 20 Nxb6 Qc6 21 Nxa8 hg5 and the knight is
 
   Jun-17-18 Altibox Norway (Blitz) (2018) (replies)
 
Marmot PFL: <This is the first line of the article which, in case you didn’t notice, was not written by Dr. Elo: “The invention and employment of the Elo Rating System may be the best, but not the perfect, thing that ever happened to chess playing and organizing.” Did you understand that?
 
   Jun-17-18 Wesley So (replies)
 
Marmot PFL: <Sometimes you need a little Luck! Congratulations GM So on winning the Grand Chess Tour(Your Next Move) tournament!> When the players are this strong it often comes down to good nerves and some luck. The last round showed how the tension affected everyone.
 
   Jun-16-18 Your Next Move (Blitz) (2018) (replies)
 
Marmot PFL: <Judging by this event (rapid plus blitz), Caruana should really aim for deciding the WCC in the classical part.> Seems like a waste of time and energy for Caruana to be playing in these events instead of preparing for the match.
 
   Jun-15-18 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
 
Marmot PFL: < Thanks much for the very well thought out advice! With an odds game, care must always be taken. For example, if one finds that 68% of all games are drawn, then one can play just draws and should do all right...(but it doesn't always work out that way!)> tell me about it, ...
 
   Jun-15-18 W So vs Nakamura, 2018 (replies)
 
Marmot PFL: More blitz games are probably lost unnecessarily on knight forks than for any other reason.
 
   Jun-14-18 G Jones vs V Dobrov, 2017 (replies)
 
Marmot PFL: First three moves are easy but black keeps fighting and the finish has to be accurate from white.
 
   Jun-13-18 A A Marguerite vs M Siban, 2008 (replies)
 
Marmot PFL: 33 Rxb8+ Qxb8 34 Qxc6 and Qxd5 seems like it should win, at any rate white has almost endless threats, for instance 34...Qc8 35 Qxd5+ Qd7 36 Qa8+ Qc8 37 Qxa7 (threatens Qe7# and allows Nb6) Qd7 38 Qa5+ Kc8 39 Nb6+
 
   Jun-13-18 Your Next Move (Rapid) (2018) (replies)
 
Marmot PFL: Don't know who the woman is but her voice is more pleasant than Jennifer Shahade.
 
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