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   Mendrys has kibitzed 471 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jun-15-16 Grischuk vs Topalov, 2015 (replies)
Mendrys: Hmm..Perhaps the utility of a puzzle like this, where best play leads to a likely draw yet the OTB moves shows the "wrong" line, is that it gets us in the habit of checking more than just the obvious moves. That being said given Grischuk's horrible continuation and how easy it was ...
   Jun-01-16 W Winter vs Sultan Khan, 1931 (replies)
Mendrys: <TheFocus: I now refer to it the summer of our discount tents> Now that's funny! Given the deluge of checks that Sultan Khan had to endure before resigning it sorta fits the game too.
   May-22-16 Blatny vs E Vladimirov, 1989 (replies)
Mendrys: Not all puzzles are "Black/White to play and win" though to be fair this puzzle is a little more than insane. In my opinion this one requires a computer or for the solver to be more than just a very strong player to solve and find the forced draw that the engines seem to think is ...
   Apr-24-16 M Taleb vs A Kakageldyev, 1998 (replies)
Mendrys: <I believe this pun maybe referencing to Apr/24/1915, the day the Armenian Genocide started.> Wasn't that in Turkey and how does the pun relate to events in Turkey? The game was referenced as the "Tradedy of Elista" soon after the game as noted in this 18 year old article also
   Apr-22-16 D Will vs S Robinson, 2012 (replies)
Mendrys: It was <FSR>! He did it! I'm not usually one to complain about the quality of games but this is just a beat down. Though the depth of my humility knows no bound and I am frequently astonished at how humble I can be, I daresay that I have a few games of my own that I should ...
   Apr-16-16 A Marder vs Capablanca, 1913 (replies)
Mendrys: <morfishine: definition of prosaic: adjective 1.commonplace or dull; matter-of-fact or unimaginative> Dang it! You are right. Not a word I use very often but certainly not the correct choice for the final position. Thanks for the correction!
   Apr-15-16 Greenblatt vs B Landey, 1967 (replies)
Mendrys: An interesting excerpt from the link that Caissanist posted above: <Dear Mr. Fischer: ...Have you ever played a computer? What do you think of the chance of a copmuter of grandmaster strength and possibly becoming world champion? I've never played a computer. Eventually, ...
   Apr-09-16 R Wojtaszek vs J Tomczak, 2016
Mendrys: Tomczak has an interesting sacrifice at move 28. [DIAGRAM] Here he plays the passive 28...Bf8 and his games collapses quickly. Instead he could have tried 28...Nc3?! 29. Rxc3 Qd5 30. f3 Bxd4+ 31. Ne3 Qxf3 32. Qxf3 Bxf3 33. Rc4 Bxc5 [DIAGRAM] Maybe still losing but he certainly has ...
   Apr-06-16 S Thatte vs M Liu, 2013 (replies)
Mendrys: Well yesterdays puzzle was a repeat from Jan-11-16 so I'm guessing that its going to be something completely random as by that time CG will realize the mistake as this can't be intentional... though maybe it is. Maybe someone's on vacation.
   Mar-02-16 A Goganov vs Jobava, 2016
Mendrys: Oh those gorgeous bishops! [DIAGRAM] 28. Rg6! is a nice tactical shot that Jabovaa probably missed. 28...hxg7 29. Qh6+ is mate the next move. The position at move 28 seems like a good Wednesday puzzle.
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