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Ron
Member since Mar-29-03 · Last seen Jun-23-18
"Everyone thought that the encounter of the two chess players was accidental."

--From the story "An Examination of the Works of Herbert Quain" by Jorge Luis Borges

Also, I have a blog devoted to chess:

http://chessaficionado.blogspot.com/

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   Ron has kibitzed 3434 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jun-16-18 Kramnik vs Leko, 2004
 
Ron: I just came across a video analysis by GM Varuzhan Akobian of this game. I found it instructional and I found its perspective, years after this game was played, interesting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o36...
 
   Jun-03-18 W So vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
 
Ron: 21. .. Qe8 is a sub optimal move according to Stockfish 7
 
   Jun-01-18 Karjakin vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2018 (replies)
 
Ron: Maxime Vachier-Lagrave is toast.
 
   May-27-18 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav (D44)
 
Ron: Here is a variation in the Meran that's been played before, for example, in Kammsky-Kramnik 1994: 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 e6 5. Bg5 dxc4 6. e4 b5 7. e5 h6 8. Bh4 g5 9. Nxg5 hxg5 10. Bxg5 Nbd7 11. exf6 Bb7 Here I plugged in 12. Qf3. I was hoping it would be a Theoretical ...
 
   May-19-18 Awonder Liang
 
Ron: Victory by Awonder Liang against one of the best rapid players here: Nakamura vs A Liang, 2018
 
   May-19-18 Nakamura vs A Liang, 2018 (replies)
 
Ron: The teenaged grand master Awonder Liang defeats one of the best rapid players here. Some comments: Liang played a Hedgehog defense. White resigned because Black can eventually queen the pawn on the g file.
 
   May-01-18 Team White vs Team Black, 2017 (replies)
 
Ron: team white After 50. Qxd4 Nxd4 51. Kxc1 Bg8 52. Rf6 if Black plays ...Nc6 then we should play 53. g5 ; play then goes ...Ke7 54. Rg6 Kf8 55. Rxd6 Black should be toast here.
 
   Apr-22-18 Alekhine vs Yates, 1923 (replies)
 
Ron: I first came across this game in Tarrasch's _The Game of Chess_, where he annotated it. Yates played a hypermodern defense, which was heresy to Tarrasch, but that did not prevent Tarrasch justly praising Yates' play in this game.
 
   Apr-12-18 Aron Nimzowitsch (replies)
 
Ron: Two chess players: One was embarrassed by Capablanca and had a losing record against Alekhine. The other had a losing record against Capablanca but it's not too bad and also deafeated Alekhine in the World Championship. The former is Nimzovitch while the latter is Euwe. Yet people to ...
 
   Apr-05-18 Anand vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
 
Ron: My work break is done, alas. One of the things I'm looking forward to when I hit retirement--around 15 years from now--is to watch chessgames online during the day.
 
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Sep-22-08
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  Ron:


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1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. Nf3 d6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Nf6 6. Bg5 e6 7. Qd2 a6 8. 0-0-0

Sep-24-08
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  Ron:


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1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. Nf3 d6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Nf6 6. Bg5 e6 7. Qd2 a6 8. 0-0-0 Bd7

FINAL VOTE RESULTS:

8...Bd7 221 votes (55.9%)
8...h6 87 votes (22.0%)
8...Be7 48 votes (12.2%)
8...Qb6 19 votes (4.8%)
8...1-0 9 votes (2.3%)
8...Nxd4 5 votes (1.3%)
8...e5 2 votes (0.5%)

total # of votes: 395
draw requests: 4 (1.0%)

Sep-27-08
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  Ron:


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1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. Nf3 d6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Nf6 6. Bg5 e6 7. Qd2 a6 8. 0-0-0 Bd7 9. f3

Sep-27-08
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  chesstoplay: Hi < Ron > , I know the area.

I went to Loyola just south of you.

Sep-28-08
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  Ron:


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1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. Nf3 d6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Nf6 6. Bg5 e6 7. Qd2 a6 8. 0-0-0 Bd7 9. f3 Be7

FINAL VOTE RESULTS:

9...Be7 170 votes (44.2%)
9...b5 150 votes (39.0%)
9...Qc7 30 votes (7.8%)
9...Rc8 16 votes (4.2%)
9...h6 5 votes (1.3%)
9...Nxd4 4 votes (1.0%)
9...h5 2 votes (0.5%)
9...Qb6 2 votes (0.5%)

total # of votes: 385
draw requests: 8 (2.1%)

Oct-02-08
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  Ron:


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1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Nf3 d6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Nf6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qd2 a6 8.O-O-O Bd7 9.f3 Be7 10.Be3 h5

FINAL VOTE RESULTS:

10...h5 186 votes (46.4%)
10...b5 140 votes (34.9%)
10...O-O 47 votes (11.7%)
10...Qc7 8 votes (2.0%)
10...1-0 5 votes (1.2%)
10...e5 5 votes (1.2%)
10...Rc8 3 votes (0.7%)
10...Nxd4 3 votes (0.7%)

total # of votes: 401
draw requests: 5 (1.2%)

Oct-06-08
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  tpstar: <Ron> I am very much enjoying your Game Collection: Games Involving Queen Sacrifices and have already found several excellent examples to use as puzzles, for my students along with our state magazine and another chess site.

Note your latest diagram has 2 Black h Pawns. =)

Oct-06-08
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  Ron: Thanks <tpstar> I will update the diagram anyway. I created the game collection of queen sacrifices before sacrifice explorer was created I think, so I went by games I knew about and came across here.
Oct-06-08
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  Ron:


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1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Nf3 d6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Nf6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qd2 a6 8.O-O-O Bd7 9.f3 Be7 10.Be3 h5 11. Kb1 Qc7

11...Qc7 195 votes (53.1%)
11...b5 149 votes (40.6%)
11...O-O 7 votes (1.9%)
11...Qa5 4 votes (1.1%)
11...1-0 3 votes (0.8%)
11...Rc8 3 votes (0.8%)
11...Ne5 2 votes (0.5%)
11...e5 2 votes (0.5%)

total # of votes: 367
draw requests: 6 (1.6%)

Oct-13-08
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  Ron:


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1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Nf3 d6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Nf6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qd2 a6 8.O-O-O Bd7 9.f3 Be7 10.Be3 h5 11. Kb1 Qc7 12. Nxc6 Bxc6

FINAL VOTE RESULTS:

12...Bxc6 332 votes (85.6%)
12...bxc6 36 votes (9.3%)
12...1-0 5 votes (1.3%)
12...Qa5 4 votes (1.0%)
12...Qxc6 2 votes (0.5%)
12...O-O 2 votes (0.5%)
12...Kf8 2 votes (0.5%)
12...Qb6 2 votes (0.5%)

total # of votes: 388
draw requests: 5 (1.3%)

Oct-18-08
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  Ron:


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1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Nf3 d6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Nf6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qd2 a6 8.O-O-O Bd7 9.f3 Be7 10.Be3 h5 11. Kb1 Qc7 12. Nxc6 Bxc6 13. Bd3 b5

FINAL VOTE RESULTS:

13...b5 205 votes (57.7%)
13...Nd7 87 votes (24.5%)
13...O-O-O 24 votes (6.8%)
13...O-O 13 votes (3.7%)
13...1-0 7 votes (2.0%)
13...d5 6 votes (1.7%)
13...Rc8 4 votes (1.1%)
13...e5 2 votes (0.6%)

total # of votes: 355
draw requests: 7 (2.0%)

Oct-22-08
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  Ron:


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1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Nf3 d6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Nf6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qd2 a6 8.O-O-O Bd7 9.f3 Be7 10.Be3 h5 11.Kb1 Qc7 12.Nxc6 Bxc6 13.Bd3 b5 14.Ne2 Rc8

FINAL VOTE RESULTS:

14...Rc8 145 votes (40.1%)
14...d5 142 votes (39.2%)
14...O-O 27 votes (7.5%)
14...Nd7 16 votes (4.4%)
14...Bb7 8 votes (2.2%)
14...1-0 6 votes (1.7%)
14...Rd8 4 votes (1.1%)
14...a5 3 votes (0.8%)
14...e5 3 votes (0.8%)
14...Rb8 2 votes (0.6%)

total # of votes: 362
draw requests: 9 (2.5%)

Nov-02-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Ron:


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1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Nf3 d6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Nf6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qd2 a6 8.O-O-O Bd7 9.f3 Be7 10.Be3 h5 11.Kb1 Qc7 12.Nxc6 Bxc6 13.Bd3 b5 14.Ne2 Rc8 15.Nd4 Nd7

FINAL VOTE RESULTS:

15...Nd7 148 votes (45.1%)
15...Bb7 108 votes (32.9%)
15...Bd7 36 votes (11.0%)
15...O-O 10 votes (3.0%)
15...d5 7 votes (2.1%)
15...1-0 6 votes (1.8%)
15...Qb7 3 votes (0.9%)
15...e5 2 votes (0.6%)

total # of votes: 328
draw requests: 4 (1.2%)

Nov-09-08
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  Ron:


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1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Nf3 d6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Nf6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qd2 a6 8.O-O-O Bd7 9.f3 Be7 10.Be3 h5 11.Kb1 Qc7 12.Nxc6 Bxc6 13.Bd3 b5 14.Ne2 Rc8 15.Nd4 Nd7 16. h3 Bb7

FINAL VOTE RESULTS:

16...Bb7 148 votes (42.5%)
16...Ne5 146 votes (42.0%)
16...Bf6 21 votes (6.0%)
16...h4 15 votes (4.3%)
16...Nc5 5 votes (1.4%)
16...d5 4 votes (1.1%)
16...1-0 3 votes (0.9%)
16...O-O 3 votes (0.9%)

total # of votes: 348
draw requests: 6 (1.7%)

Nov-09-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Ron:


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1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Nf3 d6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Nf6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qd2 a6 8.O-O-O Bd7 9.f3 Be7 10.Be3 h5 11.Kb1 Qc7 12.Nxc6 Bxc6 13.Bd3 b5 14.Ne2 Rc8 15.Nd4 Nd7 16. h3 Bb7 17. 17.Bg5 Bxg5

FINAL VOTE RESULTS:

17...Bxg5 140 votes (43.2%)
17...Ne5 136 votes (42.0%)
17...Qb6 18 votes (5.6%)
17...Nc5 13 votes (4.0%)
17...1-0 6 votes (1.9%)
17...h4 2 votes (0.6%)
17...e5 2 votes (0.6%)

total # of votes: 324
draw requests: 12 (3.7%)

Jan-16-10  I play the Fred: Ron, if you are interested in adding to your Queen sac collection, have you seen Andruet-Spassky 1988 before? It reminds me a bit of Lewitzky-Marshall.
Mar-23-10
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  Honza Cervenka: Hi Ron,

I don’t know whether you have read my recent messages at Kibitzer’s Café or not and so I am posting it here too. On Monday of last week I have become proud father of (the second) daughter named Aneta. You can see her picture on the site of regional newspaper “Kladensky denik” (Kladno’s Daily) at http://kladensky.denik.cz/miminka/m... where is just now till this Friday (12:00 A.M. CET) running a polling contest for the most sympathetic baby born last week in regional maternity hospitals organized by the newspaper. Personally I am not much interested in such a kind of competitions but my wife likes it very much and she would be much happy to see our little girl on the top. Right now we are on the second place in very tense and close race with two other contenders and so every additional vote is very important for the final outcome. If you would like to help me to make my wife even happier than she already is now, just click on the link above, flag “Aneta Cervenkova, Stredokluky” (the first name in gray box on the right side on the screen) and hit the “hlasovat” button below. It is possible to vote repeatedly always after 60 minutes from one IP address... :-D

Thanks and warm regards, Honza

Feb-26-12  David2009: Re your post Kibitzer's Café on 14 January 2012 - an interesting game position worth recirculating:


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White (Ron Dwyer) to play and win. For solution see your post referenced above.

Jun-19-14
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  cormier: Ron: Hello <Cormier>. I am interested in Houdini analysis after <1. e4 e5 2. nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. Qe2> ...

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Analysis by Houdini 3 Pro w32:

<<4...Bc5 5.c3 0-0 6.d3 Re8 7.0-0 a6 8.Bc4 d6 9.Be3 Bxe3 10.fxe3 h6 11.Nbd2 Be6 12.Bxe6 Rxe6 13.b4 Qd7 14.a3 Rd8 15.c4 Ne7 16.h3 b6 17.Rab1 Qa4 18.Ra1 Re8 = (-0.03) Depth: 31/67 12:09:35 61541mN>

4...Bc5 5.c3 0-0 6.d3 Re8 7.0-0 a6 8.Ba4 h6 9.Be3 Bxe3 10.fxe3 b5 11.Bb3 Rb8 12.Nbd2 d6 13.Nh4 Na5 14.Qf3 b4 15.Nf5 Bxf5 16.Qxf5 Re7 17.Qf3 Qd7 18.Qg3 Qg4 19.Rf3 = (-0.03) Depth: 32/68 17:01:14 86266mN>

Dec-26-14
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  cormier: Joyeux Noël ...
Jan-20-18
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  Ron: List of games where there was connected passed pawns. Games obtained via the Random Game feature of this website: Lutikov vs Y Sakharov, 1968

H Montgomery vs Morphy, 1857

Didier vs L Rosen, 1900

Here the side with the connected passed pawns loses: R Edouard vs M Hovhanisian, 2011

Mamedyarov vs Gelfand, 2011

Anand had connected passed pawns briefly here, the game ended in a draw:Anand vs REBEL, 1998

Jan-20-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Ron: A continuation of the study of chess games where one side had connected passed pawns:

The side that had connected passed pawns--though briefly--lost here: Flear vs A Mista, 2016

J Bruehl vs Philidor, 1783

M Yurenok vs Z Borosova, 2012

Loman vs J W te Kolste, 1928

Jan-20-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Ron: I remembered this game, the wining side had connected passed pawns towards the end of the game: AlphaZero vs Stockfish, 2017

Another AlphaZero game:
AlphaZero vs Stockfish, 2017

Jan-21-18
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  Ron: Additional connected passed pawns games:

Tartakower vs B Kostic, 1926

S Atteslaender vs Johannes Dusold, 1910

Wroclaw vs Leipzig, 1873

Lasker vs F Chalupetzky, 1917

Salwe vs Fahrni, 1911

Jan-21-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Ron: More games:

S Shankland vs Onischuk, 2011

K Pitschel vs Anderssen, 1876

Here the side with the connected passed pawn loses: J Mieses vs Teichmann, 1895

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