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Member since Jan-02-14 · Last seen Feb-21-18
Chess player and student of Russian history.
"Chess is everything at once: art, science, and sport." -Anatoly Karpov

   Strelets has kibitzed 294 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Feb-09-18 Carlsen vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2017 (replies)
Strelets: Breakin' 2: Electric Bugaloo
   Feb-06-18 B Bok vs M Bluvshtein, 2011 (replies)
Strelets: Cool game, love the pun.
   Jan-30-18 Robert E Byrne vs Browne, 1975 (replies)
Strelets: <morfishine> That would make two of us. This is crazy even for an English Attack.
   Jan-29-18 Ivanchuk vs N Legky, 1987 (replies)
Strelets: It's Monday, so let's sac the... pawn? 35.h4+ and Black's king is forced onto a square it will never leave.
   Jan-25-18 Fanghui Sun vs Ju Wenjun, 2017 (replies)
Strelets: Overthinking is the bane of chess. Sometimes a move just "feels" right. You don't have to be Tal or Anand to get that feeling; all it takes is practice and the ability to recall positions and tactics from other games you've seen, played, or analyzed. Here, 20...Nxd4!, thanks to the
   Jan-11-18 Bu Xiangzhi vs Zhihang Xu, 2017 (replies)
Strelets: A good kingside attack is like picking a lock. You've got to find the balance between finesse and force. 24.Rd7! does that perfectly.
   Jan-10-18 Blackburne vs T Block, 1878 (replies)
Strelets: <Offramp> Pour M. Blackburne ? Absolument pas !
   Jan-10-18 B Kostic vs D Avirovic, 1945 (replies)
Strelets: Kostić bottles it with one of my favorite tactical devices: overload. 28.Ng5! and Black's position is Swiss cheese.
   Jan-09-18 D Shapiro vs Silman, 1987 (replies)
Strelets: This was one of those puzzles where I stared at the position for several minutes while waiting for the coffee to kick in. Once that happened, I thought, "Why can't White just sacrifice the exchange? Black doesn't have any real threats, had to cede the h-file after 31.g5!, and has ...
   Dec-26-17 D Reinderman vs A Greenfeld, 2013 (replies)
Strelets: The people who tell you not to trade off your fianchettoed dark-squared bishop when the other one is still on the board are your friends. Listen to them.
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