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Member since Nov-26-08 · Last seen Jul-24-17
Ugh. When I look at my old kibitzes, I cringe sometimes. In my defense, I was eleven.
Anyway, I'm finally back on after a 14-month hiatus. I'll try not to be as inane as before, though. No promises. WhiteRook out.
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   WhiteRook48 has kibitzed 10202 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Aug-22-14 I Hatem (replies)
WhiteRook48: Case in point.
   Aug-22-14 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
WhiteRook48: part 4: <And again, though I should not have to repeat this, I know that Hamas also kills civilians and has been doing so for many years. But I more often find those actions acknowledged than those of the Israeli state. And we must never use one person's crimes to obscure ...
   Jul-25-14 R Borngaesser vs H Seegers, 1984 (replies)
WhiteRook48: Well, I thought 19 Bxh7+ was the way to go at first, but then realized that 19 Nf6+ was much more lethal. I messed up for Black's best defensive line, though, automatically assuming he had to answer with 19...gxf6 instead of 19...Nxf6. Geez, I have a horrendous blind spot when I
   Jul-25-14 Konstantinopolsky vs Reshevsky, 1939
WhiteRook48: Hmm... how about 14...Rac8, 15 a4 Qb6 and then white plays 16 Rac1.
   Jul-24-14 Antoshin vs I Nemet, 1964
WhiteRook48: It's not a brilliancy of any kind, but this game is worth a watch for anyone who's been really frustrated in a blockaded position. Got here from Opening Explorer.
   Jul-24-14 H Richards vs S Williams, 2003 (replies)
WhiteRook48: 23 Bc8+ with 23...RxB 24 Qd6# Or 23...Kf6 24 QxNch Kg6 25 Bf5+ Kh6 25 Bxg5+ Which should be enough to carry the day. I'll not look further than that.
   Jul-24-14 F Alvarez vs Karpov, 1972 (replies)
WhiteRook48: And here I thought 30...Nxd3+ should be good enough to win the game. That it is, but it isn't the best. Karpov played this game superbly.
   Jul-23-14 C Eriksson vs R Rapport, 2014
WhiteRook48: Just think, if White had played 38 Rdc2?! instead, the fork would be answered with a rather inconvenient and invasive 39 Rc7+, saving both the rooks.
   Jul-23-14 M Gunbayar vs T Halay, 2004
WhiteRook48: Although White already seems to be at a disadvantage here, is 35. h3 the losing move? It seems so in this situation.
   Jul-22-14 Korchnoi vs Nunn, 1981 (replies)
WhiteRook48: A true brilliancy on the part of Nunn.
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