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Mendrys
Member since Sep-17-05 · Last seen Feb-27-17
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   Mendrys has kibitzed 504 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Feb-16-17 Naiditsch vs Fressinet, 2015 (replies)
 
Mendrys: After a short think Houdini came up with the following humorous variation as best after 27...Be2! [DIAGRAM] 28. Bf5 Nxf5 29. Bg5 fxg5 30. Re1 Bf3 [DIAGRAM]
 
   Feb-11-17 Tradewise Gibraltar (2017) (replies)
 
Mendrys: <<Mendrys: Really? Do you feel the same way about male players in that, all other things being equal, looks and personality should be a determining factor in who gets invited to a particular tournament?> Does Maria Sharapova make more in endorsements and appearance fees ...
 
   Jan-16-17 Karjakin vs Van Wely, 2017
 
Mendrys: <Grbasowski: Why not 11. ... Bxf3?> I don't think black is any better after 12. Qxf3 Qxf3 13. gxf3 or simply 12. gxf3. White doesn't have to worry too much about not being able to castle on the King side and the open lines to black's king are only enhanced.
 
   Jan-11-17 D Fridman vs S Petrosian, 2015 (replies)
 
Mendrys: <morfishine: I'm not sure about this one, its hard to even categorize it as a "puzzle"> I know what you mean. It's certainly not the most "puzzly" of puzzles.
 
   Jan-10-17 Fischer vs W A Nyman, 1964 (replies)
 
Mendrys: <After years and years of work. It is not meteoric. He "just got it" after years and years of work, years and years.... years and years. Not so difficult to understand.> Of course he put in years of work to rise to the top of the game. There were also a lot of other players ...
 
   Jan-06-17 Fischer vs Myagmarsuren, 1967 (replies)
 
Mendrys: The Berlin attack was weeks ago. It's very likely a coincidence that the attackers home country has been invoked by CG.
 
   Dec-28-16 Karjakin vs Fressinet, 2016
 
Mendrys: 33. Nxd6! is the better move to find though interestingly 33. Qxc8+ also wins because of blacks back rank weakness. [DIAGRAM] 33. Qxc8+ Bxc8 34. Nxd6 Qe6 (...Be6 35. Nc8! Qf8 36. Rd8) 35. Nxc8 Black must now play 35...h6 to prevent mate. The ensuing knight, bishop, rook, and a ...
 
   Dec-22-16 A Anastasian vs F Izeta Txabarri, 1996 (replies)
 
Mendrys: I too went with Rxg7+. It does win rather convincingly though it is objectively not as strong as 21. Bh6. I saw 21. Rxg7+ Kxg7 22. Rd7+ Qxd7 23. Nxd7 [DIAGRAM] with the dual threat of Qxf6+ and Qxa5 and an overwhelming position.
 
   Dec-16-16 M Vachier-Lagrave vs Aronian, 2016 (replies)
 
Mendrys: He may have been lost anyway but I'm not sure what Aronion had in mind with 34...Rd1. [DIAGRAM] The rook seems to have no play on this file. Easy to say though when you're seeing the results. 36...b6 and 37...c5 are very puzzling. Was Aronian pretty much giving up throwing away ...
 
   Dec-16-16 Caruana vs Nakamura, 2016 (replies)
 
Mendrys: <Shamot: Could anybody, please, play out the game and show me white's victory. It is hard for me to understand how black is mated. Thank you in advance!> As others like <AylerKupp> and others have noted a forced mate is a ways off. There is, however, the force line from ...
 
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