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Member since Jun-10-11 · Last seen Oct-15-19
Resident of San Francisco Bay Area, librarian by profession, USCF master.

   Murky has kibitzed 62 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-17-19 Mamedyarov vs Kasimdzhanov, 2019 (replies)
Murky: Mamedyarov here at his tactical best. 23. Ne6+ fxe6 24. Rd7+ looks tempting, but Mamedyarov has better. 23. Bxf7!! draws Kasimdzhanov into mind-boggling complications. After 23... Kxf7 24. Ne2 reasonable candidate squares for the queen include b8, c7, h6, f5. 24... Qb8 loses to 25. ...
   Sep-06-19 Kan vs Boleslavsky, 1943
Murky: Brilliant tactics from Boleslavsky, even though he lost this game. The sac of a knight on 17... Nxc4 for two pawns is sound. After 18. bxc4 Bxc4 if 19. Re1 then the pawn move c5 traps the white knight on d4 (else the bishop on b2 is lost.). So Kan gave up the exchange with 19. Bc1. ...
   May-22-19 Browne vs J A Grefe, 1976 (replies)
Murky: Yup. 39... Bxc2 (check) is a simple draw.
   Mar-24-19 Eljanov vs G M Todorovic, 2019 (replies)
Murky: 15. g3 and white is fine. Letting the black knight into f4 was a big mistake.
   Mar-24-19 V Zvjaginsev vs I Duzhakov, 2019 (replies)
Murky: Uhm... Maybe not so brilliant. The combination beginning with 26. Nxf6+ leaves Zvjaginsiv down a rook. Zvjaginsiv just got lucky when Duzhakov blundered into a mating net with 35...Kg6.
   Jan-10-19 Walter Shawn Browne (replies)
Murky: I used to work for Walter Browne, putting together his magazine, 'Blitz Chess' at his home in the Berkeley hills. Over several months I got to know Walter well. His competitive streak was his stand-out trait. In time pressure at the chessboard he could pour on a mental intensity and ...
   Dec-26-18 AlphaZero (Computer) (replies)
Murky: New York Times article (Dec 26th) about AlphaZero. = Commentary on the future of humanity by Steven Strogatz, math professor at Cornell.
   Dec-15-18 Reti vs Hromadka, 1923
Murky: 23...Qc7? is the losing move which cost a piece. 23...Qe7 and black is okay.
   Sep-27-18 L Christiansen vs Tal, 1991
Murky: Christiansen overlooked 25. Rxd5! Nxd5 26. Qe8+ Qf8 27. Bh7+ winning the black queen.
   Aug-20-18 Savorin Cup (1913) (replies)
Murky: I suspect 'Savorin Cup' could actually be 'Suvorin Cup'. Suvorin was a famous Russian publisher who died in 1912, was resident of St. Petersburg, and was an avid chess enthusiast. There are many Suvorin's in Russia, but very few Savorins. There are some Italian Savorins. Murky ...
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