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   benjaminpugh has kibitzed 69 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-30-18 A W Fox vs A Clerc, 1901 (replies)
benjaminpugh: For a patzer like me, it took me a while to realize the square white needs to deflect black away from is not g7 but f6.
   Dec-18-17 M Bosiocic vs I Kowalski, 2017 (replies)
benjaminpugh: My first thought on Mondays is usually: how did the position get so bad? Here is a lesson in protecting your king over gobbling up pieces. After 30.Rd4, clearly setting up the rook sweep to h4, instead of protecting mate, black takes the now unprotected e pawn? The simple h6 ...
   Feb-02-17 P Danenhower vs Spassky, 1971 (replies)
benjaminpugh: So from the puzzle position, we're supposed to see the eventual bishop fork winning the knight? Can't say I did.
   Jan-11-16 Aronian vs Nakamura, 2010 (replies)
benjaminpugh: 42. Rb6 would be a good Thursday/Friday puzzle.
   Nov-30-15 C Storey vs J Jarmany, 2014 (replies)
benjaminpugh: This is totally a Tuesday puzzle. You have to notice the bishop on a3. My Monday brain doesn't analyze more than two attacking pieces, let alone a piece on the other corner of the board.
   Nov-20-15 Capablanca vs S Campos, 1927 (replies)
benjaminpugh: My suspicion with Chris Owen posts is he writes something in his native language, then runs it through a crappy English translator and posts it. If you wade through the gibberish, he makes a lot of sense chess-wise.
   Oct-22-15 L Filatov vs S F Mayer, 2000 (replies)
benjaminpugh: I spent too much time trying to decide which bishop it was better to sacrifice, never considering the answer was "both."
   Oct-01-15 Motylev vs A Giri, 2015 (replies)
benjaminpugh: 37. Bd3 threatening mate in 1. Oh wait. That's a rook, not a bishop. (Face palm.)
   Sep-29-15 Anand vs Carlsen, 2015 (replies)
benjaminpugh: talljack: No way to save it. The rook is attacked by the knight and only has two moves to safe squares. If Rg7, then Rf8+ and mate to follow (Rg8, Rxg8#). If Rh6, then still Rf8+, Kg7, then Rc8 attacking black's knight and setting up a knight fork on f5 attacking the rook, ...
   Apr-09-15 Carlsen vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2005 (replies)
benjaminpugh: Jeez, you guys are demanding on your puns! "One Foot in Lagrave" is perfectly appropriate when you consider the reference is to black's king and the inevitable mate upon Rxh6 once white gets its king to safety.
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