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catlover
Member since Nov-10-04 · Last seen Jun-23-17
I'm a North American, but live in Guatemala.

In terms of chess, I'm an amateur of mediocre ability. I have loved chess since I was in grade school, but only played in one tournament, which was when I was a kid.

And yes, I do love cats.


   catlover has kibitzed 493 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jun-19-17 A Lasker vs Ed. Lasker, 1909 (replies)
 
catlover: The background of the players in this game is rather interesting. Emmanuel Lasker's roots were not only Jewish and German, but also Polish. As for the game itself, it looks like another example of the old "leave your king in the middle while your queen runs around the board ...
 
   Jun-13-17 Ngoc Truongson Nguyen vs Kanep, 2010 (replies)
 
catlover: <JohnBoy> I think you're right. 36...Rxd4 would have kept the game fairly even.
 
   Jun-10-17 Hort vs Portisch, 1973 (replies)
 
catlover: <ChessHigherCat> One gets the impression that you are a bit of a linguist.
 
   Jun-06-17 Greco vs NN, 1619 (replies)
 
catlover: The hapless NN once again bites the dust.
 
   Jun-04-17 Koltanowski vs J Salazar, 1940 (replies)
 
catlover: I suppose the "bolt from the blue" was 12 Nxf7. Salazar must be a close relative of NN.
 
   Jun-01-17 P L Basso vs A Korobov, 2017 (replies)
 
catlover: <An Englishman> Yes, I did spend time trying to visualize something happening on the king-side. I found 31. c6 only because it seemed to be the only move for white that did not lose. However I did not visualize the way it ended up playing out: black checking on e4 and taking ...
 
   Jun-01-17 J Sith vs G Timoshenko, 1994 (replies)
 
catlover: I love this pun! 30...c2 was indeed a Force-full move that defeated Mr. Sith.
 
   May-30-17 Y Kuzubov vs I Stathopoulos, 2017 (replies)
 
catlover: I'm sure 24 Qxg5 must have come as a surprise, but I wonder if Stathopolous was shell-shocked and missed some better responses. Looks like he would have been better off playing 24...Kg7. If the game continued 26. Bxf6+ Qxf6 27. Rxf6 Kxf6 28. Nd5+ Bxd5 29. exd5, black doesn't look ...
 
   May-30-17 S Shankland vs I R Ortiz Suarez, 2017 (replies)
 
catlover: <offramp> Lol! Things did indeed go south for Suarez. CG ought to make this GOTD and use "Southbound Suarez" as the game title.
 
   May-30-17 P Makoli vs F Doettling, 2007 (replies)
 
catlover: <Once> True, there is something artistic about the symmetry of the position with 38 Qa8+.
 
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