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   Oxspawn has kibitzed 295 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-14-14 L Josteinsson vs Petursson, 1984 (replies)
Oxspawn: Took me a couple of minutes to sort out the way forward as I examined a queen sacrifice on h2 or a rook sacrifice on g2. Then realised that once the g pawn is out of the way black can link f2 and h2. 26. ……Nxf3+ 27. gxf3 (or Kh1) Qh2++ Nice….
   Mar-31-14 DeFirmian vs N Ristic, 1981 (replies)
Oxspawn: Interesting game especially the bishop dance to f6 and h4, but even on a Monday the final move was a bit obvious. Would one move earlier been more of a challenge?
   Mar-24-14 D G Baird vs Albin, 1894 (replies)
Oxspawn: After 22…… Rg1 23. Nxg1 is forced and then 23, ...Qg2 is game over. I wasted time on 22. …. Bxe2 but otherwise I love Mondays in Dhaka (me not the chess).
   Mar-17-14 M Barroso Campos vs J M Quesada Vera, 2003 (replies)
Oxspawn: Monday morning and I am in Bangladesh and I was staring at a puzzle that said ‘insane’ and realised it was still Sunday’s puzzle (due to the time difference). But as it was Monday I was about to crack it easily by sacrificing my queen. Then the clock struck midnight somewhere, the ...
   Mar-06-14 Michael Wei vs J Ikeda, 2013 (replies)
Oxspawn: After botching Wednesday I found my way on a Thursday. Not perfect, as I was not sure what happened after 37. Kxg4 and failed to see that 37. Rxh2 sealed the deal as white cannot defend both bishop and knight, after 38. Nf4. Once I started thinking about how to get the bishop away ...
   Mar-04-14 Paulsen vs E Schmidt, 1864 (replies)
Oxspawn: My instant reaction is 32. Rxf5 pinning the queen but I am not sure how useful this is. 32. Rxf5 Qxf5 33 Rf1 Qxf1+ 34. Kxf1….. Bxd6 Hmmm. White, who was up rook for knight, now has Q and bishop against rook knight and bishop. Going to have a rethink. There are lots of ...
   Mar-03-14 J Kaufeld vs H Prasovic, 2003 (replies)
Oxspawn: Indeed very easy, once you know that this is Monday and the end will be quick and brutal. If this was offered on Sunday and labelled ‘insane’ I would panic and fail. The white barons backed by the clergy have the black monarch in a corner. Black’s bishop cannot guard a6 and ...
   Feb-24-14 J Gustafsson vs R Buhmann, 2003 (replies)
Oxspawn: The key is obviously Ng5 when if 19. Ng5+ hxg5 20. Rh3++ and it is all over quickly. Black can sacrifice the queen to prolong the game 19. Ng5+ Qxg5 20. fxg5 Is it enough for white to have queen for knight? I guess it would continue 20. ………h5 21. Rh3 Ne7 22. Bxh5
   Feb-18-14 Salwe vs Rubinstein, 1903 (replies)
Oxspawn: <Cheapo by the Dozen: I'm curious -- when solving these problems, do you guys set up an actual board (or a computer equivalent)?> Can't speak for the guys. I don't set up a board. I understood we were supposed to sort the position in our heads. As I only manage to do so on ...
   Feb-12-14 J Moeller vs F Englund, 1903 (replies)
Oxspawn: There is a theme this week of things not being what they seem. The other theme is I have not been able to sort these out - but then that's a theme most weeks.
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