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RKnight
Member since Apr-22-15 · Last seen Dec-24-17
Rated about 2000 USCF
Favorite players: Lasker, Capablanca, Kasparov, Carlsen, Caruana

   RKnight has kibitzed 174 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-21-17 W So vs Nakamura, 2016 (replies)
 
RKnight: In the game line, why not 20...Qe4, 21 Qxe4 Bxe4, 22 Bxe4 Nxg3, 23 fxg3 Rxc3. This must be close to equality as white has 2 B's for R & 2p's, and white's pawns are weak.
 
   Dec-03-17 W Lewis vs NN, 1820
 
RKnight: Is there a clearer illustration of the need for piece development than this game? All of black's pieces except the queen are in their original squares as black is mated.
 
   Nov-27-17 Cochrane vs Mohishunder, 1855
 
RKnight: These Cochrane-Mohishunder games leave much to be desired. Despite his lackluster play, black could have won at least the exchange with 12...Nf2+ threatening smothered mate.
 
   Nov-25-17 Kramnik vs L Bruzon Batista, 2006 (replies)
 
RKnight: Darn, I thought I solved it starting with 26 Bxf7, but I diverged from the game by playing 30 Bd6, which looks strong, but isn't as good as Kramnik's 30 Re3 for the reason <Hector> pointed out back in 2008 and black can play 30 Bd6 Qg5, mostly holding.
 
   Nov-21-17 Alexander Petrov vs Jaenisch, 1844 (replies)
 
RKnight: Playing the Petrov against... Petrov? No wonder Petrov won.
 
   Nov-18-17 Korchnoi vs J L Arnason, 1987 (replies)
 
RKnight: I partially see this one. 40...Rd8 and if 41 Rxd8 Qh2, 42 Kf3 Qf2#. If 41 Bxf5 Rxd2+, 42 Rxd2 Qxd2+, 43 Kxg3 Bxe5+, 44 Bxe5+ Rxe5, 45 Qf7 Qg5+ and it's pretty much over. But what if 41 Bc3? I see black is better but not "winning by force". What am I missing?
 
   Nov-17-17 Janowski vs A Goetz, 1896
 
RKnight: <Chessical> You mean "and White has run out of fuel." Indeed, such an odd counter-intuitive move as 25...Nh8 would have turned the tables on Janowski
 
   Nov-13-17 Schiffers vs A Schulz, 1866 (replies)
 
RKnight: In the final position black has a mate in 5 starting with 24...Nxf3+ 25 Rxf3 Qc5+, etc.
 
   Nov-13-17 Morphy vs P Dominguez, 1864
 
RKnight: <Origami> Indeed by move 15 or 16 the game was lost. Here's an alternative ending: 16...Rf5 17. Nd6+ Kf8 18. Qh8+ Ng8 19. Qxg8#
 
   Nov-12-17 L Hoffer vs NN, 1881
 
RKnight: It wasn't really a Q sacrifice as white got a R and B for the Q. Better defense for black 16...Nd5 with at least even chances, rather than the blunder 16...f5? which loses outright.
 
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