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Member since Apr-22-15 · Last seen Jan-20-19
Rated about 2000 USCF
Favorite players: Lasker, Capablanca, Kasparov, Carlsen, Caruana

   RKnight has kibitzed 230 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-17-19 Tal vs Klovans, 1958 (replies)
RKnight: Black is not totally lost; he can try to avoid the fork and give Q for R+N, but after: 28...Qd6 29. Nf6+ Rxf6 30. Rxd6 cxd6 31. Qc4+ Kh7 32. Qxa6 it looks bleak as white's a pawn is ready to march.
   Jan-06-19 Stockfish vs AlphaZero, 2018 (replies)
RKnight: In the final position, if 71...Ra7 it is curtains for black, but if 71...Na7 it is less clear, e.g., 71...Na7 72. Qe2 Qxc3+ 73. Qb2 and exchanging Q's. Perhaps the silicon minds found a way to force a pawn to queen in several moves. Am I missing something?
   Dec-30-18 Rosenberg vs Tal, 1955
RKnight: <sfm> IMO, 24. e7 is not "a move that itself is so close to be winning", but rather a blunder. If instead white had played 24. exf6+, then he would have had a rather even endgame instead of a loss, e.g.: 24. exf7+ Qxf7 25. Qd2. However, Tal still deserves credit for the ...
   Dec-16-18 Shirov vs Adams, 1992 (replies)
RKnight: <Mayankk> Yes very tricky. I also tried 29 Bd4, then found the perpetual, then I gave up without finding the correct move order. Should have looked harder.
   Dec-07-18 Tal vs R Skuja, 1952
RKnight: And 41...Nc6 doesn't save the day because of 42 Rc7.
   Dec-05-18 Beliavsky vs R Roskar, 2008 (replies)
RKnight: This is a great puzzle! Not very hard but quite beautiful. I had to post this, since I complained about a couple of earlier "puzzles" that weren't.
   Dec-04-18 Jullik vs Tal, 1950
RKnight: <ESAnt> White had no real defense,. e.g. 39. hxg3 hxg3 40. Rfd2 f2+ and he must give up a rook to avoid mate in h2.
   Nov-26-18 Tal vs Pliss, 1950 (replies)
RKnight: Or "Pliss give me victory," and he did.
   Nov-25-18 Aronian vs Leko, 2007 (replies)
RKnight: I don't see the merit of this game and position as a Sunday puzzle, or any other day puzzle for that matter. I spent quite a bit time trying to find a win for black and failed, but then again so did Leko OTB. It was a hard-fought interesting game, but it's just not a puzzle.
   Nov-23-18 Nimzowitsch vs G Marco, 1920 (replies)
RKnight: Well, I got it through move 17, but wasn't sure this led to a win. Subsequent moves by both players do not look particularly optimal or inspired. Is there a better line after move 17?
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