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Sneaky
Member since Jan-19-02
I live in South Florida USA. Rated USCF ~1800

A long time ago I was a new player in a Miami chess park, and one of the stronger players thought I had real talent, so he suggested that I play the park champ, a Cuban master. After the master destroyed me in a few blitz games, the question was posed, "Is he any good?" The answer I took as a great compliment: "Ehh... he tries to be sneaky."

The greatest chess player of all time is Robert James Fischer. The greatest chess problemist of all time is Sam Loyd. The greatest chess site of all time is chessgames.com!

Other players who I admire:

<Morphy> Possibly the greatest natural chess talent ever. Like Steinitz who followed, he taught the world how the game should really be played. <Najdorf> He was smart enough to make his money outside of chess, so he played for the pure joy of it. <Tal> Proved that even in the modern era, chess is an art more than a science. <Blackburne> Sacrificed his queen more times than I've had hot meals. <Diemer> One of the most original thinkers the game ever has known. His ideas were not always right, but they were HIS ideas. <Topalov> He hates draws so much he'll gladly risk losing to avoid one. I can forgive him for the Elista debacle; his chess is payment enough. <Lembit Oll> When on the attack, Lembit Oll said "Dambit All!" <Kasparov> Strive for perfection, one move at a time. <Alekhine> Swashbuckling play culminating in booming sacrifices.

And countless others: Nezhmetdinov, Shirov, Nunn, Shabalov, Nakamura, basically, anybody with cojones.

Addendum 2015: <Magnus Carlsen> has to be on the list. He's a modern day Casablanca. The way he squeezes wins out of the tiniest advantages and grinds his opponents down through sheer stamina is right up there with Robert James.

You can find me on FICS (freechess.org) ... and lately, on ICC as well. I'll gladly play anybody within 1000 points of my rating. I also really like the site http://www.lichess.org but so far have only played anonymously.

>> Click here to see Sneaky's game collections.

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   Sneaky has kibitzed 13335 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Oct-17-17 Zsofia Polgar vs S Kamberi, 1996 (replies)
 
Sneaky: Hardly a queen sacrifice—when the smoke clears, you get way more material than a queen is worth. Did I need to see any further than that?
 
   Oct-17-17 Louis Stumpers (replies)
 
Sneaky: I happen to know (read: I was told by an angel) that there are over 100 consecutive digits of pi starting with 14159265... buried deep within the digits of e. Unfortunately, it's so deep into the mantissa that it would take over 100 digits to tell you where it is. However, as it just
 
   Oct-16-17 Thematic Challenge chessforum (replies)
 
Sneaky: I don't really think White's position could be sound in the Muzio, in fact I believe I've seen some pretty simple ways to defuse it, but like all chess openings I'm sure there are ins-and-outs that will be hard to work out over the board. Of course this isn't OTB, it's ...
 
   Oct-15-17 Schmittdiel vs T Ernst, 1987
 
Sneaky: <eblunt> Nothing at all wrong with snatching a free queen, Stockfish figures the best line being this < 1) +8.87 (23 ply) 24...Bxe5 25.Nxg7 Ng6 26.Nxe8 Bh8 27.Nc7 Bxc3 28.Rb1 Rf8 29.Qe3 Bg7 30.b5 axb5 31.Nxb5 e5 32.Rg3 Bf5 33.Rc1 Be6 34.Nd6 h5 35.Qg5 h4 36.Ra3 Rb8 37.Rc7 h3 ...
 
   Sep-29-17 D Harika vs Kramnik, 2017 (replies)
 
Sneaky: First time Kramnik played the Benko? That's great. It's like seeing an well accomplished guitarist pick up a banjo or mandolin and demonstrate their proficiency with that instrument as well.
 
   Sep-29-17 Carlsen vs V S Gujrathi, 2017 (replies)
 
Sneaky: < I THINK dat FRUGBUNCE is an OVERSIMPLo in dis position ANYONE can hop for ANYtghing!> I AGUREE HOLEHARTEDLY — I can't say what it's like to be a grandmaster, but at my level of play, it's well understood that as long as the queens are on the board there might just be a ...
 
   Sep-28-17 Eljanov vs Carlsen, 2017 (replies)
 
Sneaky: I agree, this is much better hardball. Eljanov is playing just like AAA in Alekhine vs D Cano, 1926 , so that can't be bad.
 
   Sep-27-17 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
 
Sneaky: Noooooooooooo!!!!!!! Ding, I had faith in you!!!!!
 
   Sep-27-17 N Simon vs G Merenyi, 1997 (replies)
 
Sneaky: I've never seen a day go by when somebody doesn't declare "easier than yesterday" — therefore proving that in the minds of chessgames visitors, the Monday puzzle is perpetually the most difficult puzzle of the week.
 
   Sep-25-17 Beliavsky vs Larsen, 1981 (replies)
 
Sneaky: This is what you call a "one move game." It's all theory up to 14.Rhe1 but instead of following the perfectly reasonable mainline with 14...O-O, black uncorks his T.N. 14...a4? This allows the immediate punishment with 15.Ng6 (the so called "Crazy Horse") ... a move from which Larsen
 
   Sep-23-17 Ding Liren vs Aronian, 2017 (replies)
   Sep-23-17 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
   Sep-23-17 Aronian vs Ding Liren, 2017 (replies)
   Sep-15-17 Sneaky chessforum
   Sep-15-17 Morozevich vs E Alekseev, 2004
   Sep-14-17 G Ligterink vs Lautier, 1990
   Sep-08-17 chessgames.com chessforum (replies)
   Sep-08-17 E Tennenwurzel vs A W Fox, 1916 (replies)
   Sep-05-17 C Kottnauer vs Alekhine, 1942 (replies)
   Aug-27-17 G Halvax vs A Ivanova, 2012 (replies)
   Aug-11-17 Carlsen vs Aronian, 2017 (replies)
   Aug-10-17 Botvinnik vs MK V S S, 1982 (replies)
   Aug-04-17 Anand vs Carlsen, 2017 (replies)
   Aug-03-17 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2017 (replies)
   Aug-02-17 M Vachier-Lagrave vs W So, 2017 (replies)
   Aug-02-17 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2017 (replies)
   Jul-31-17 Fischer vs Berliner, 1962 (replies)
   Jul-29-17 Tal vs Smyslov, 1959 (replies)
   Apr-28-17 Mamedyarov vs Adams, 2017 (replies)
   Apr-21-17 Aronian vs Yifan Hou, 2017 (replies)
   Apr-15-17 Korchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge (2017) (replies)
   Apr-04-17 W So vs Akobian, 2017 (replies)
   Apr-01-17 W So vs Onischuk, 2017 (replies)
   Mar-29-17 W So vs Shabalov, 2017 (replies)
   Jan-22-17 Taimanov vs V Mikenas, 1965 (replies)
   Jan-20-17 B Adhiban vs W So, 2017 (replies)
   Nov-27-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-24-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-22-16 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-20-16 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-11-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
   Oct-24-16 Prince Dadian vs S Kostrovitsky, 1896 (replies)
   Oct-04-16 A Mastrovasilis vs A Marechal, 2011 (replies)
   Aug-13-16 Anand vs Topalov, 2016 (replies)
   Aug-13-16 W So vs Caruana, 2016 (replies)
   Jul-24-16 Tal vs Kirjatsky, 1959 (replies)
   Jul-08-16 Breyer vs J Esser, 1917 (replies)
   Jun-23-16 Maroczy / Rollans vs Korchnoi, 1985 (replies)
   Jun-19-16 Lublin GM (2016) (replies)
   Apr-29-16 Topalov vs Kramnik, 2016 (replies)
   Apr-29-16 Carlsen vs Eljanov, 2016 (replies)
   Apr-28-16 Ultimate Blitz Challenge (2016) (replies)
   Apr-25-16 M Vachier-Lagrave vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
   Apr-21-16 Carlsen vs N Grandelius, 2016 (replies)
   Apr-21-16 D Rivera vs Hybl, 1965 (replies)
   Apr-19-16 Carlsen vs Harikrishna, 2016 (replies)
   Apr-07-16 O Chajes vs R B Estera, 1913 (replies)
   Mar-28-16 World Championship Candidates (2016) (replies)
   Mar-28-16 Karjakin vs Caruana, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-27-16 Caruana vs Svidler, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-26-16 Fischer vs Spassky, 1992 (replies)
   Mar-25-16 Caruana vs Aronian, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-14-16 Yifan Hou vs M Muzychuk, 2016 (replies)
   Feb-09-16 V Artemiev vs P Ponkratov, 2013 (replies)
   Jan-30-16 Caruana vs Van Wely, 2016 (replies)
   Jan-15-16 R Pogorelov vs A Andres Flores, 2006 (replies)
   Jan-08-16 J L Hammer vs M Krasenkow, 2014 (replies)
   Dec-14-15 Fischer - Reshevsky (1961) (replies)
   Oct-28-15 H Melkumyan vs Li Chao, 2011 (replies)
   Oct-26-15 Team White vs Team Black, 2015 (replies)
   Oct-02-15 Svidler vs Karjakin, 2015 (replies)
   Sep-14-15 R Akesson vs J Rodgaard, 1982 (replies)
   Sep-10-15 Biographer Bistro (replies)
   Aug-23-15 Carlsen vs Topalov, 2015 (replies)
   Aug-21-15 Robert James Fischer (replies)
   Aug-11-15 F Vallejo Pons vs G van der Stricht, 2005 (replies)
   Aug-11-15 D Moody vs Les LeRoy Smith, 1982 (replies)
   Aug-09-15 Wei Yi vs L Bruzon Batista, 2015 (replies)
   Aug-05-15 British Championships (2015) (replies)
   Aug-04-15 China-Russia Challenge Match (2015) (replies)
   Aug-04-15 B Donaldson vs T Dowden, 2001 (replies)
   Aug-01-15 K Junge vs C Kottnauer, 1942 (replies)
   Jul-21-15 Nigel Short (replies)
   Jul-15-15 L Javakhishvili vs R Edouard, 2015 (replies)
   Jul-05-15 Short vs V Malisauskas, 1994 (replies)
   Jun-22-15 Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2015 (replies)
   Jun-19-15 V Malakhov vs G Sargissian, 2005 (replies)
   Jun-17-15 D Chuprov vs A Polschikov, 2011 (replies)
   Jun-16-15 Carlsen vs Topalov, 2015 (replies)
   Jun-14-15 Nisipeanu vs Adams, 2007 (replies)
   Jun-13-15 R Rapport vs T Rogers, 2014 (replies)
   Jun-08-15 I Yagupov vs R Khusnullin, 1999 (replies)
   Jun-07-15 Hamppe vs Meitner, 1872 (replies)
   Jun-04-15 Euwe vs Sultan Khan, 1932 (replies)
   Jun-03-15 Nguyen Hoang Tuan vs Nguyen Xuan Quang, 2005 (replies)
   May-23-15 R Knaak vs H Liebert, 1975 (replies)
   May-20-15 FIDE Grand Prix Khanty-Mansiysk (2015) (replies)
   May-20-15 Grischuk vs Caruana, 2015 (replies)
   May-11-15 Fressinet vs A Tari, 2015 (replies)
   Apr-25-15 Anand vs Mamedyarov, 2015 (replies)
   Apr-25-15 W So vs Carlsen, 2015 (replies)
   Apr-25-15 MarkFinan chessforum (replies)
   Apr-25-15 Shirov vs Judit Polgar, 1994 (replies)
   Apr-24-15 Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2015 (replies)
   Apr-19-15 W So vs Adams, 2015 (replies)
   Apr-19-15 Alan Turing (replies)
   Apr-06-15 H E Myers vs D Poliakoff, 1955 (replies)
   Apr-04-15 E Magerramov vs Kasparov, 1977 (replies)
   Apr-02-15 J Mieses vs J W Ohquist, 1895 (replies)
   Mar-28-15 Y Kuzubov vs A Brkic, 2015 (replies)
   Mar-16-15 T Spanton vs B Munguntuul, 2014 (replies)
   Mar-08-15 Alekhine - Bogoljubov World Championship Match (1929) (replies)
   Feb-21-15 J A Dill vs R Singh, 2008 (replies)
   Feb-06-15 A Das vs Yifan Hou, 2015 (replies)
   Jan-29-15 Mamedyarov vs T Nyback, 2005 (replies)
   Jan-27-15 Fischer vs J Rubinstein, 1971
   Jan-21-15 I Theodorovich vs L Day, 1962 (replies)
   Jan-15-15 Ding Liren vs Ivanchuk, 2015 (replies)
   Jan-15-15 The Caissars chessforum (replies)
   Jan-11-15 zanzibar chessforum (replies)
   Dec-12-14 Albert Einstein (replies)
   Dec-10-14 The World vs Naiditsch, 2014 (replies)
   Dec-06-14 Kasparov vs Anand, 1991 (replies)
   Nov-23-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-23-14 Carlsen - Anand World Championship (2014) (replies)
   Nov-21-14 M Gluzman vs Bareev, 2001 (replies)
   Nov-21-14 Anand vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-20-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-17-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-15-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-12-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-11-14 Anand vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-09-14 Petrosian Memorial (2014) (replies)
   Nov-09-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-08-14 Anand vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
   Nov-03-14 Kasparov vs Short, 1986 (replies)
   Nov-02-14 D Andreikin vs A Giri, 2014 (replies)
   Oct-29-14 Nakamura vs Radjabov, 2014 (replies)
   Oct-29-14 T Schmehl vs A Simonov, 2004 (replies)
   Oct-26-14 Jakovenko vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2014 (replies)
   Oct-23-14 Judit Polgar vs Anand, 2009 (replies)
   Oct-11-14 PokerStars IoM Masters (2014) (replies)
   Oct-02-14 Gelfand vs D Andreikin, 2014 (replies)
   Oct-02-14 Karjakin vs Caruana, 2014 (replies)
   Sep-29-14 I Bilek vs Szily, 1954 (replies)
   Sep-05-14 Caruana vs Nakamura, 2014 (replies)
   Sep-04-14 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
   Aug-30-14 Caruana vs Aronian, 2014 (replies)
   Aug-29-14 Sinquefield Cup (2014) (replies)
   Aug-28-14 Caruana vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2014 (replies)
   Aug-27-14 M Vachier-Lagrave vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
   Aug-15-14 Judit Polgar (replies)
   Aug-12-14 K Gulamali vs M Sana, 2014 (replies)
   Aug-11-14 D Maric vs J Schmehl, 2004 (replies)
   Aug-09-14 Genrikh Kasparian (replies)
   Aug-08-14 E Maggiolo vs D Suarez, 1994 (replies)
   Aug-02-14 Chess Olympiad (2014) (replies)
   Jul-21-14 Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting (2014) (replies)
   Jul-17-14 Wang Yue vs Karjakin, 2013 (replies)
   Jul-12-14 G Chandler vs R Kynoch, 1981 (replies)
   Jul-07-14 G Mazzoni vs J Minaya Molano, 1964 (replies)
   Jun-30-14 K Kirby vs J F Olivera, 1964 (replies)
   Jun-26-14 Garry Kasparov (replies)
   Jun-24-14 K G Shirazi vs Soltis, 1979
   Jun-20-14 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
   Jun-20-14 P Nikolic vs N Grandelius, 2013 (replies)
   Jun-19-14 Hort vs Robert E Byrne, 1962 (replies)
   Jun-12-14 Caruana vs Karjakin, 2014 (replies)
   Jun-10-14 A Giri vs Karjakin, 2014 (replies)
   Jun-10-14 Carlsen vs Grischuk, 2014 (replies)
   Jun-09-14 Topalov vs Kramnik, 2014 (replies)
   Jun-04-14 Keres vs Spassky, 1955 (replies)
   Jun-03-14 Caruana vs Svidler, 2014 (replies)
   Jun-02-14 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
   May-31-14 M G Isakov vs S Ramanujam, 2014 (replies)
   May-26-14 L Gutman vs T Taylor, 1984 (replies)
   May-23-14 Anatoly Karpov (replies)
   May-22-14 Nodirbek Abdusattorov (replies)
   May-14-14 US Championship (2014) (replies)
   May-10-14 Kingdom of Norway (replies)
   May-10-14 Norway vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
   May-02-14 Fischerandom Chess (replies)
   May-02-14 Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1914 (replies)
   Apr-23-14 Reshevsky - Najdorf (1952) (replies)
   Apr-21-14 Alatortsev vs Koblents, 1945 (replies)
   Apr-07-14 Anderssen vs E Schallopp, 1864 (replies)
   Apr-06-14 Captain Evans vs Horwitz, 1843 (replies)
   Apr-01-14 Fischer - Spassky (1992) (replies)
   Mar-29-14 World Chess Championship Candidates (2014) (replies)
   Mar-27-14 Kamsky vs Anand, 1994 (replies)
   Mar-17-14 Anand vs Kramnik, 2014 (replies)
   Feb-15-14 Tkachiev vs Ivanchuk, 2009
   Feb-08-14 S Hwang vs A Weiss, 1999 (replies)
   Feb-04-14 Zurich Chess Challenge (Rapid) (2014) (replies)
   Feb-02-14 Oll vs Barsov, 1986 (replies)
   Jan-30-14 Carlsen vs Aronian, 2014 (replies)
   Jan-23-14 L Dominguez vs W So, 2014 (replies)
   Jan-10-14 Grigor Minchev (replies)
   Dec-07-13 Vladimir Akopian (replies)
   Nov-26-13 S Williams vs The World, 2013 (replies)
   Nov-22-13 Carlsen vs Anand, 2013 (replies)
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   Nov-16-13 Anand vs Carlsen, 2013 (replies)
   Nov-15-13 Carlsen vs Anand, 2013 (replies)
   Nov-15-13 RubinSteinitz chessforum (replies)
   Nov-13-13 Anand vs Carlsen, 2013 (replies)
   Nov-12-13 Carlsen vs Anand, 2013 (replies)
   Nov-12-13 S Tatai vs G Mazzoni, 1963 (replies)
   Nov-11-13 Anand - Carlsen World Championship (2013) (replies)
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   Nov-09-13 Carlsen vs Anand, 2013 (replies)
   Nov-08-13 M D Tseitlin vs A Krutiansky, 1971 (replies)
   Nov-04-13 K Plater vs Sliwa, 1963 (replies)
   Oct-30-13 Nezhmetdinov vs L Lengyel, 1963 (replies)
   Oct-04-13 Borin Topic (replies)
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   Sep-11-13 R Garcia vs E Figueroa, 1963 (replies)
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   Aug-17-13 Aronian vs Tomashevsky, 2013 (replies)
   Aug-12-13 S Williams vs Hebden, 2006 (replies)
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   Jul-31-13 Spassky vs J Marsalek, 1960 (replies)
   Jul-28-13 Marshall vs E McCormick, 1938 (replies)
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   Jul-19-13 G Burgess vs N Katishonok, 1989 (replies)
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   Jun-23-13 Tal Memorial (2013) (replies)
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   May-12-13 Topalov vs J L Hammer, 2013 (replies)
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   May-06-13 Z Belic vs S Inhoven, 1987 (replies)
   May-06-13 Aung Myo Hlaing Aung Aung (replies)
   May-05-13 Norway Chess Tournament (2013) (replies)
   May-05-13 V Buenermann vs K Mokry, 1998 (replies)
   May-04-13 Jules Arnous de Riviere (replies)
   May-04-13 N Vitiugov vs Ding Liren, 2012 (replies)
   May-04-13 M Al Sayed vs E Iturrizaga, 2013
   Apr-28-13 Lawrence Trent (replies)
   Apr-26-13 Janowski vs Lasker, 1909 (replies)
   Apr-26-13 Ponomariov vs Nakamura, 2013 (replies)
   Apr-21-13 M Esserman vs P Nutzman, 2009 (replies)
   Apr-20-13 Shredder vs Gull, 2013 (replies)
   Apr-18-13 Morozevich vs Mamedyarov, 2013 (replies)
   Apr-05-13 W E Evill (replies)
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Jan-21-16
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  Penguincw: Late by 2 days, but better late than never!

Happy 14th birthday <Sneaky>. Time flies doesn't it?

Feb-20-16  Whiterun Guard: <Sneaky> I know your kind, always sneaking about.
Feb-21-16
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  ketchuplover: Hope all is well with you
Feb-26-16
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  Sneaky: Hi Ketchuplover and Penguincw and Whiterun Guard, yes I'm just dandy ... Sneaking about!
Feb-26-16
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  Benzol: <Sneaky> I remember asking you earlier about your avatar being inspired by the comic character of Hot Stuff - The Little Devil.

See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_S... for a reference.

:)

Mar-24-16
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  Sneaky: Oh wow, that means I'm related to Casper the Friendly Ghost! Thanks for that!
Feb-11-17
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  OneArmedScissor: hey sneaky
Feb-13-17
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  ketchuplover: hope all is well on planet sneaky :)
Mar-27-17
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  Sneaky: Hey guys! I've been busy but doing good. Hopefully soon things will settle down, and I'll find more time to visit my favorite site.
Apr-05-17
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  ketchuplover: Don't forget to stop by here too :)
Apr-21-17
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  Sneaky: ...ba dum tissssssh
May-22-17
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  Sneaky: A puzzle posted by Sergey Karjakin on twitter:


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White to play and win.

I've been staring at it for 15 minutes and can't figure it out.

May-22-17
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  OhioChessFan: 3 minutes in and I'm about to give up.
May-22-17
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  OhioChessFan: Okay, got the first 2 moves. I'll get it now.
May-22-17
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  tpstar: <Sneaky> Interesting composition. Do you want hints or spoilers yet?
May-22-17
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  OhioChessFan: Okay. Really not that hard. Just have to visualize where you're at after the first move. There's one little tweak line where you can blow the win if you aren't careful.
May-22-17  Big Pawn: I'm looking at 1. Rb7+ Ka8 2. Rb1

Now if 2...Rxb1 3. Ra6#

if 2...Rxc6+ 3. Kxc6 and the Rb1 covers the queening squares easily.

if 2...d1=Q 3. Rcxc1 and the new black queen can't give check, it's under attack and mate is threatened.

Am I missing something?

May-23-17
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  OhioChessFan: A little tweaky: 2...Ka7

This could be blown in blitz.

May-23-17  Big Pawn: <2...Ka7> but doesn't that just allow 3. Rcxc1 and wins?
May-23-17
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  OhioChessFan: 1. Rb7+ Ka8 2. Rb1 Ka7 3. Rcxc1 dxc1Q 4. Rxc1 Ka6


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White to play. Don't blow it.

May-23-17
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  technical draw: Just passing by to say hello <Sneaky>. I see you've been a member here for 15 years. A real old timer. Well, stay in touch cause one day you and I will be co-champions of the chessbookie game.
Aug-21-17
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  thegoodanarchist: As far as I know, you are the active user who has been around cg.com the longest.

Sneaky
Member since Jan-19-02 (a year and a half more than me!)

Who else?

Sep-13-17
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  Sneaky: In the early days I remember Honza Cervenka, refutor, Knight13, GWGriffiths, pawntificator.

Lots of people I can't recall, of course. If you cruise the first few hundred pages of the café you can see them. (Way back then, people actually discussed chess there!)

Sep-14-17
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  Joshka: Hey Sneaky good to see Irma gave you favor in her wrath!?
Sep-15-17
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  Sneaky: Hi Joshka! I only lost power for a day.
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