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Member since Apr-22-15 · Last seen Oct-15-18
Rated about 2000 USCF
Favorite players: Lasker, Capablanca, Kasparov, Carlsen, Caruana

   RKnight has kibitzed 216 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-09-18 Morphy vs Alfred Jones, 1859
RKnight: A different pretty ending to this game could have been a smothered mate: 22. Qxe6 Rd8 23. Nb6+ Kb8 24. Qc8+ Rxc8 25. Nd7# <Chessical> Interesting 1859 clipping; journalists even in the UK don't quite write in that style anymore.
   Sep-11-18 Y Zherebukh vs Akobian, 2017 (replies)
RKnight: How many of you actually saw 28...Rd2 right away? I sure didn't. Couldn't solve it. Came back to it later, it's "easy" so I was too embarrassed to give up. Then finally saw it. I call this a fine puzzle, obvious only in retrospect.
   Sep-02-18 Morphy vs NN, 1859 (replies)
RKnight: <madhatter5> Without resorting to an engine, I would say 14. d5? Qc5+, 15. Kh1 Qxg5. Not looking good for white. Stockfish, however, likes the following line even better for black: -13.43 (23 ply) 14...fxg3 15.hxg3 Bxc1 16.d6 cxd6 17.exd6 Ng6 18.Nd5 Qc5+ 19.Kg2 Bxb2 20.Nc7 a6 ...
   Aug-30-18 Bacrot vs B Socko, 2008 (replies)
RKnight: How about "Soko it to me" as a pun, for those of us old enough to remember Rowan and Martin's Laugh in?
   Aug-28-18 Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858
RKnight: Despite Lowenthal's claim to the contrary, I don't really see a win for Morphy after: 14...Qxd5 15. Nfxd5+ Nxf3+ 16. gxf3 exf2+ 17. Kxf2 Bc5+ 18. Ke2 Rb8. He is a (backward) pawn up, but Andressen has two B's to Morphy's 2 N's heading to an endgame.
   Jul-31-18 Bird vs Morphy, 1858 (replies)
RKnight: <User not found> Do you mean 22 ... Kc1? (the K was already in c2 when Morphy played 22 Qa4+)
   Jun-22-18 Topalov vs W So, 2016 (replies)
RKnight: <Walter Glattke: 28.Nf1 parries the mate-at-once> Not so. 28...Ng1#
   Jun-14-18 J L Hammer vs Carlsen, 2000
RKnight: Young Magnus got Hammered.
   Jun-10-18 Gelfand vs Beliavsky, 1991 (replies)
RKnight: I think White would have improved over the game line with 30 gxh7+ Kxh7, 31 Qc2+ and the white position is more defensible.
   Jun-09-18 Averbakh vs Kotov, 1953 (replies)
RKnight: There might be a better continuation for black than in the game. Instead of 33...Nd7, how about 33...Ng4, 34 Kxg4 Rg8+, 35 Kf5 Rf6# (if 34 fxg4 or 34 Rxg4, Rf8#). I don't have an engine to check this out.
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