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Member since Apr-22-15 · Last seen Oct-23-17
Rated about 2000 USCF
Favorite players: Lasker, Capablanca, Kasparov, Carlsen, Caruana

   RKnight has kibitzed 154 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-04-17 J H Sarratt vs NN, 1818
RKnight: <Saruman> Indeed. Here's is a nice line if black had attempted a different defense: 8...Bh5 9. hxg5 hxg5 10. Rxh5 Rxh5 11. Bxf7+ Kf8 12. Bxh5 Qe7 13. Nxg5 Nh6 14. Nh7#. Lo que sera Sarratt.
   Oct-01-17 M Bluebaum vs A Rakhmanov, 2016 (replies)
RKnight: Black had a faster finish: 40. Qf1#
   Sep-16-17 Staunton vs NN, 1842
RKnight: <Cuellaracharna> Simple and rather boring. Black must defend h7, e.g. 27...Qe4 and white exchanges Q's and B's and wins the endgame, being up an exchange and a pawn.
   Sep-16-17 Staunton vs Cochrane, 1842
RKnight: Is there a score error? It seems to me the outcome should be 0-1 not 1-0. No reason for back to resign in a winning position, e.g.: 37...Ra8, 38 a5 bxa, 39 b6 a4, and black wins the endgame.
   Sep-12-17 Greco vs NN, 1620
RKnight: <sneaky pete: As usual, black is very co-operative with 14... Kf8? and 15... Nxh5?>. Yes 14...Kf8? was a blunder, but note that 15...gxf4 also leads to Greco mating with 16 Qc5#. After 15 Bxf4! NN is in dire straights.
   Sep-11-17 Greco vs NN, 1620
RKnight: <Dubrika> is right that 14...Qf6 saves the day for NN. Greco could not play 15 Qe2 as suggested or 15... Qf2+ 16.Qxf2 gf2+, 17. kxf2 Rxh5 and NN is up a R. Instead, Greco would need to play 15 Be3 which leads to rough equality.
   Jul-26-17 V Malakhov vs I Khairullin, 2007 (replies)
RKnight: This one took me forever to figure out, and I almost gave up. But some folks such as <diagonally> found it easy. OTOH I got a few other "harder" puzzles quickly. I wonder why our individual thinking of something as clear-cut as chess is so different.
   Jul-25-17 K Meier vs A A Howell, 2007 (replies)
RKnight: 30...Rxf2+, 31 Bxf2 Qxf2+, 32 Kd3 Nc5+ winning the Q. It's the forcing line; it plays itself, but still nice.
   Jul-20-17 Tal vs W Pietzsch, 1959
RKnight: <Sleepyirv> Not so. 30...Bb3 threatening 31... Bxa4 clearly saves the B. Black may have resigned because it is not easy to stop the a pawn after 30...Bb3, 31 a5 f5, 32 ef Qxf5, 33 a6 (for instance). But the resignation may be a bit premature.
   Jul-18-17 Borbely vs Kovacs, 1948 (replies)
RKnight: 14. O-O-O as a game-winning attacking move, never seen that before. BTW, I scratched my head considered moves such as 13 Nd5 before the "duh" moment of exchanging queens and castling long.
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