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Member since Sep-05-11 · Last seen Nov-04-18
I live in the United States and know just enough about chess to have an informed appreciation of Tal, Nunn, and Ivanchuk. I like the games of Oll, of course, and although I don't like the games of Duchamp very much, I like that they were played.

   aporia has kibitzed 27 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-06-18 M Kravtsiv vs V Kazakovskiy, 2016 (replies)
aporia: Anyone who is prepping 31. Qxf6 with 26. Rxb3 is fit to receive kvittlach.
   Mar-26-18 European Individual Chess Championship (2018) (replies)
aporia: Does anyone know what happens with the Portuguese players who missed round 1 due to travel complications? Ferreira currently has 6 points with two rounds to go, but he acquired them all in eight rounds instead of nine.
   Feb-02-18 Larsen vs Najdorf, 1968 (replies)
aporia: 35. ... Ng3+ 36. Kh2 Nf1+ jumped out at me, because if 37. Kh2 then 37. ... Rxh3+ forcing 38. gxh2 Rh2# and alternatively if 37. Rxf1 then 37. ... Rxh3+ and 38. Kxh3 Qh5# In other words, I guess I would have lost this game as black after 38. Kg1 which I didn't see. But ...
   Jan-10-18 B Kostic vs D Avirovic, 1945 (replies)
aporia: Wow, the whole point of 22. Rad1 is to open the f5 square for the knight after Rxd5 exd5. The black knight on d5 is a nothing burger in this game just as I am in the world of chess because of my inability to prepare combinations like this. The puzzle solution came quickly, though, as
   Nov-23-17 D Swiercz vs M Kanarek, 2016 (replies)
aporia: No, BobbieM, it's that white needs to follow up the sac with a knight check on g5.
   Sep-27-17 Yifan Hou vs Y Shvayger, 2017
aporia: Nice to see Hou rocking the "wimpy system."
   Apr-24-17 Alekhine vs A Munoz, 1945 (replies)
aporia: 15. Nxc6 also wins, right? If 15. ... QxQ, then 16. Ne7++ If 15. ... bxc6, then 16. QxQ If 15. ... Qxc6, then the black Queen cannot get back in the game to stop Q-g5, h6, g7++ It didn't strike me as "very easy," though.
   Dec-01-16 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
aporia: Thanks, beatgiant.
   Nov-30-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
aporia: "In the worse position and down on time Sergey will offer the draw and it will all be over." Or he will convert and be the first player in history with 2900 rapid ELO.
   Aug-21-15 A Lagunow vs B Schneider, 1994 (replies)
aporia: 21. ... a7-a5 won't help?
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