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Ratt Boy
Member since Aug-09-10 · Last seen Mar-19-18
Have played for decades. Love bughouse.

   Ratt Boy has kibitzed 320 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-06-18 A Rychagov vs A Lanin, 2008 (replies)
Ratt Boy: <saturn2: <12... Be7 (not Bd6?) and Black is OK> Not sure about that. After 13 Nb5 there is the threat Bc7 and the black queen gets into trouble.> 12...♗e7 13.♘b5, e5 handles the ♗c7 threat. It loosens Black's position a lot, and White should get ...
   Mar-04-18 Sznapik vs N Gaprindashvili, 1976 (replies)
Ratt Boy: Beautiful game by the former Women's World Champ. I saw 25...♕xc1+ as the only way to fend off mate, but I couldn't see the brilliant follow-up, 26...♗xb2, which of course is obvious once played. Sznapik might have gotten that familiar "Oh, phukk!" feeling that we've ...
   Jan-18-18 Reti vs F Schubert, 1915 (replies)
Ratt Boy: How 'bout 24.♘e5, ♖ah8 25.f3, ♖h1+ 26.♔f2, ♖1h2+ 27.♔g3 ? Does that hold? Black can make scary mate threats with 27...♘e6, but I like 28.♘xg6!, holding the h4 square.
   Jan-14-18 Sultan Khan vs Capablanca, 1930 (replies)
Ratt Boy: <MissScarlett: Michael Glover Atkins also had a perfect 2-0 record, but he got killed in the war whilst the Cuban cowered across the Atlantic.> "Cowered", huh? WWI was, by any rational account, a stupid war. In contrast to WWII, the countries weren't fighting against ...
   Jan-02-18 Short vs E Blomqvist, 2017 (replies)
Ratt Boy: <Once: …The clearest and best is Short's 36. Qg7+, exploiting the fact that the black back rank is weak. It's mate in 4. I was thinking it's mate in 3. Mist the …Rc8 interposition.
   Dec-31-17 Colle vs J J O'Hanlon, 1930 (replies)
Ratt Boy: <An Englishman: Good Evening: Guessing that 2018 will be the Year of the Dog in the Chinese calendar, and that Colle is pronounced "Collie."> Good morning! Thank you for explaining the pun. I thought I'd read that he pronounced it "Coal", so I couldn't figure out the pun at
   Dec-29-17 C Garcia Palermo vs C Herrera, 2001 (replies)
Ratt Boy: <Eduardo Leon: Hardly “difficult”. I saw it in less than 2 minutes> I concur. I was thinking: "This is a Friday puzzle?"
   Nov-13-17 Tal vs Uhlmann, 1971 (replies)
Ratt Boy: < TheSlid: …Back to the pun - the move 12.Nf5 is literally a Trojan Horse, as the "Horse Gift" allows the main army into the black city.> Um…literally?
   Nov-05-17 Fischer vs Panno, 1970 (replies)
Ratt Boy: Sucks that Fischer turned out to be such a nutcase, but hoo boy, was his chess beautiful. There are a few players whose games I like to see over and over again. Fischer is one, as are Tal, Morphy, and Alekhine. Bronstein, too.
   Oct-30-17 W Adams vs H Lyman, 1946 (replies)
Ratt Boy: I played in a simul against Harry once. He seemed a true gentleman. Hey, Joel! I drove to VT once with you, like in the late 1970's, to play in the US vs. Canada Mattch. You'd gotten your Expert rating, and you joke-bragged about beating "Fish A players." I know I won my game as ...
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