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agb2002
Member since Jun-28-08 · Last seen Oct-22-14
I'm an applied mathematician who lives in the south east of Spain.

My approach to the puzzles is similar to that of David Zechiel (User: dzechiel): I first write the variations I find in a reasonable amount of time (using the puzzle diagram only) and post them before watching the game or other's comments. Then I have a look at them and try to be critical with my work. I apply the touch-move rule to my posts (see Unzicker vs Fischer, 1960). I hope to improve my tactical vision this way.

Often I cannot even spend a couple of minutes looking at the diagram (work, family, other interests, etc.) so I try to blind solve it along several breaks. My first attempt was R Vera vs S Garcia Martinez, 2001 and although the variations I found were not very deep I felt quite satisfied with the experience.

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   agb2002 has kibitzed 3067 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-22-14 Beliavsky vs Vasiukov, 1979 (replies)
 
agb2002: White is one pawn ahead. Black threatens 34... Qxh5. Four pieces aim at the black castle and the black rook is defenseless. These details invite to play 34.Bxg5: A) 34... hxg5 35.Qxg5 A.1) 35... Rxd4 36.Qh6+ Nh7 (36... Qh7 37.Qf6+ Qg7 38.Qxg7#) 37.Rg7 Qxh5 38.Rxh7+ Kg8 39.Qg7#. ...
 
   Oct-21-14 Stefansson vs Baburin, 1991 (replies)
 
agb2002: Black has two knights for the bishop pair and two pawns. White threatens Qxh5, Qxe4, Kxe4, etc. Black delivers mate in three with 20... Qxf2+ 21.Kxe4 Qc2+ 22.Kf3 Qg2#.
 
   Oct-20-14 K Gratka vs M Azadmanesh, 1994 (replies)
 
agb2002: White has a bishop and a pawn. White would deliver mate at once if the pawn on h7 disappeared. Hence, 28.Qxh7+ Kxh7 29.Rh5#.
 
   Oct-19-14 Nisipeanu vs D Reinderman, 2010 (replies)
 
agb2002: White has a knight for a rook. Black threatens 19... Qxf7. The first idea that comes to mind is 19.Be3, trying to eliminate or divert the best defender of the black castle: A) 19... Qxf7 20.Bxd4 Kf8 (20... Qh7 21.Nf6+ wins; 20... e5 21.Bxf7+ wins) 21.Bf6 (threatens 22.Qh6+ Kg8 ...
 
   Oct-18-14 A Ivanov vs Christiansen, 1996 (replies)
 
agb2002: The material is identical. Black threatens 41... Bxg4. The obvious 41.Qxh5 loses to 41... Rxg2+ and mate in two. Black's back rank is very weak, the pawn on d5 can be captured with check, the dsb aims at the black castke and the f-pawn could be used as a battering ram. These ...
 
   Oct-17-14 V Tukmakov vs J Sikora-Lerch, 1977 (replies)
 
agb2002: White has the bishop pair for a bishop and a knight. The bishop on b3 threatens the knight on d5 and x-rays the black king. This leads to consider 14.Nxf7, weakening the a2-g8 diagonal: A) 14... Kxf7 15.Qf3+ A.1) 15... Ke6 16.Qe4+ Kf6 (16... Kd6(d7,f7) 17.Qxd5+ wins the rook on a8)
 
   Oct-16-14 Kotronias vs J Orso, 1986 (replies)
 
agb2002: White has a knight and a bishop for the bishop pair and a pawn. Black threatens ... Bxd4.. White wins with 24.Rhxg7 Rxg7 25.Qh8+ Ke(f)7 (25... Rg8 26.Rxg8+ Ke(f)7 27.Qg7#) 26.Rxg7+ Kf6 27.Rxa7+ Kg6 28.Qh6#.
 
   Oct-15-14 Short vs Nunn, 1979 (replies)
 
agb2002: Black has a rook for a knight and a pawn. White threatens 43.Nxa5. Black can take advantage of White's weak back rank with 42... Rxc4 43.bxc4 Qa1+ 44.Kf2 Rb2 pinning the queen (45.Re1 Rxb2+, etc.). The move order 42... Qa1+ 43.Kf2 Rxc4 also wins: 44.Re1 (44.bxc4 Rb2 transposes to ...
 
   Oct-14-14 J Saradjen vs M Perunovic, 2004 (replies)
 
agb2002: The material is identical. White threatens 24.Nxd5. The white queen is defenseless. This and White's threat suggest 23... Rxd4: A) 24.Bxd4 Nxd4 A.1) 25.exd4 Qxe2+, etc. A.2) 25.Rxd4 Rxd4 wins a piece. A.3) 25.Qd3 Nc(e)6 wins a bishop and a knight for a rook. B) 24.exd4 Nf4+ ...
 
   Oct-13-14 B Blumenfeld vs Alekhine, 1908 (replies)
 
agb2002: Black has a bishop for a knight. The white rook prevents a back rank mate. Hence, 32... Qxf1+ 33.Kxf1 Rd1#.
 
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Jun-14-12  LoveThatJoker: <agb2002> Do you have any idea who this is?

Look at Book 3 here http://chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp....

I will give you anyone you want in exchange for this one.

LTJ

Jun-15-12  LoveThatJoker: <agb2002> Thank you for getting back to me on that!

LTJ

Jul-22-12
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  Patriot: Hi <agb2002>! <I agree. I still have to rethink my move selection algorithm.> Usually you latch right on to the correct move. Do you consider other candidates or do you usually only post the principle candidate after analysis? For example in today's puzzle, I thought 22.Bh6 was a good candidate and 22.Nb5 was interesting, although I didn't post anything about it initially. 22.Rxf6 was the first move I saw but I didn't see the Kh1, Rg1 idea and thought it was unnecessarily complicated.

By the way, good job on the POTD!

Oct-01-12
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  morfishine: Hello <abg2002>! Nice write-up in the Sunday POTD! I only noticed <25...Bxe4> immediately after posting 25.Rxb4 <25...axb4>. I briefly considered deleting my post then adding this as a possible improvement but decided to leave these separate.

I'm a bit surprised there wasn't more discussion on <25...Bxe4>

Nov-14-12
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  Patriot: Hi <agb2002>! Good job on your win! I read your comment about losing the exchange before going over your game so when you played 20.Rae1 I figured the rook on f1 was going to be *the* piece. I've lost the exchange quite a few times like this so I'm very suspicious about moves that trap the rook.

I had a question about 11.Nxe7+. What prompted you to play this? That knight is a real thorn thanks to 9...b6?. I wouldn't recommend trading it until forced to do so since the bishop isn't going anywhere. That's similar to what Dan told me once when I captured a pinned piece. He said "You should almost never capture unless they threaten to break the pin or capture the pinning piece, for example." By not capturing, you have time to build your position further while he is left dealing with the situation.

It really looks like you did have a bad day though--we all have them! I just thought I'd mention the knight capture though because that move really stood out with me. But it's probably something you wouldn't have done on any other day!

Thanks for sharing!

Nov-25-12  ShahMaat: ...no comment.New guy on the block.I enjoy the dialogue between the users.I thank you all,and look forward to crossing swords with you!Unrated old fart.
Jan-18-13
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  Patriot: Hi <agb2002>! I loaded your game into Fritz and followed it. You played a nice game against Houdini! On move 35 (white to play), how did you evaluate the position:


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I might think black is a little better, and Houdini agrees after 22-ply. You said 35.Bf1 was better but at 22-ply, it agrees with you! <35.Ba6>

Jan-19-13
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  Patriot: Hi <agb2002>! <Perhaps the note below the players showing the engine which performed the analysis misled you.> Yes this is exactly what happened--I completely misread that (sorry).

Your plan, having the outside passed pawn, is a good one. Nice game!

Mar-03-13
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  Jimfromprovidence: Thanks for the constructive feedback concerning Saturday's puzzle.

Jim

Nov-01-13
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  Patriot: <<agb2002>: <Patriot: <agb2002> <Pattern recognition finds the mate scheme...Therefore...> If the pattern led you to the sequence, I'm impressed. I had to work out a sequence before visualizing the position as a win.> You surely have already noticed that in competition chess you never have enough 'stored' patterns.> Oh definitely! I don't doubt that you solved it this way, but it struck me oddly because I have listened to NM Dan Heisman analyze <CG> problems that I gave him, "live". And I'm quite certain he would not have worked backwards from the pattern you illustrated. And I don't think, even knowing the pattern, I would ever be able to link the pattern to the problem and solve it backwards. That's one heck of a skill!
Nov-03-13
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  agb2002: <Patriot>

Thank you! The way you describe the solving process reminds me of Raymond Smullyan logic puzzles in his "The Chess Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes".

Dec-04-13  LoveThatJoker: <Dear CG Friends>

I know this is irregular, but I am stepping outside of the box, for you to view truly one of the most exciting alternate solutions ever posted on the daily puzzle:

G Weissgerber vs A Van Nuess, 1933

With friendship, respect and gratitude for your time in looking at this,

LTJ

Mar-05-14
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  LIFE Master AJ: Hello:

Game Collection: "Chess-Games" >Problem of The Day< (2014)

I am trying to update a collection ... with all the puzzle for this year.

Have you missed any days this year ... that you know of? If so, could you help me to locate the missing days?

Mar-06-14
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  LIFE Master AJ: << Hello LMAJ, according to CG I have posted (or perpetrated) an analysis every day this year with the sole exception of Feb 17th (I don't remember what happened that day). If I can help you just let me know. >>

Cool! Then I will be looking through your posts and trying to update my collection. (I am glad that you don't mind.)

Think you could ask any of your friends and find out what the POTD for Feb. 17th was? (Ask them to leave a comment in my forum.)

Mar-08-14
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  LIFE Master AJ: S Williams vs The World, 2013

Weren't you a big-time member of the team?

Jun-21-14
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  Patriot: <agb2002> Thanks! I haven't been logging onto the site much recently--it's been about a week since the last time. I seem to be pulling away from chess more and more these days but that's how things go sometimes. Take care.
Sep-24-14
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  agb2002: Yesterday in San Francisco CA.

Today in Lodi CA.

Sep-24-14
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  OhioChessFan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuq...
Sep-25-14
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  agb2002: Now in Baltimore MD. About 10000 miles in three days.

<OCF> I didn't know that song by CCR.

Sep-26-14
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  agb2002: Today in Milwaukee WI.

Impressive aerial night view of Chicago.

Sep-28-14
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  agb2002: Good, energetic concert by The Black Keys yesterday in Chicago.

About to fly to Cleveland.

Sep-30-14
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  agb2002: In Houston now.
Sep-30-14
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  OhioChessFan: Where in the world is agb2002?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozY...

Oct-01-14
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  agb2002: <OhioChessFan: Where in the world is agb2002?>

LOL. Tonight in Buffalo. Tomorrow in New York, London and back to Spain.

Business this time. Tourism next. Perhaps.

Oct-01-14
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  OhioChessFan: Shuffle Off to Buffalo- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_h0...

New York, New York- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btF...

London Calling- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfK...

Never Been to Spain- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKS...

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