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benjaminpugh
Member since Feb-29-08 · Last seen Nov-20-17
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   benjaminpugh has kibitzed 67 times to chessgames   [more...]
   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.
 
   Apr-08-15 Chekhover vs Dus Chotimirsky, 1949 (replies)
 
benjaminpugh: Much easier than yesterday. After Qxh8, every move is forced, with the obvious revealed check leading to the capture of black's queen.
 
   Mar-17-15 F Burden vs NN, 1850 (replies)
 
benjaminpugh: Always sac the queen if you can mate with a lesser piece.
 
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