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ccolby
Member since May-11-06 · Last seen Aug-10-18
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   ccolby has kibitzed 8 times to chessgames  
   Jul-14-17 V Sozin vs Nekrasov, 1931 (replies)
 
ccolby: I think CheckItOut means 20...Qxf7. More interesting is 20 ... Qxc4. Then 21.Rd8 is not mate; it loses the rook at f7. 21.bxQ also loses that rook. White plays 21.Rg7 Kh8 22.Rd8+ Qg1 followed by # with either rook.
 
   Dec-12-09 Tartakower vs Vidmar, 1905 (replies)
 
ccolby: Help me here. I have black back at move 14. I've neglected the advance of white pawns, and now I have a critical choice. I think hxg6 leaves me indefensibly open along the h file. What's more, this choice comes up a lot. Why not play fxg6?
 
   Jun-11-08 E Jacobson vs V Kornia, 1913 (replies)
 
ccolby: Why couldn't black have advanced the d pawn at move 14, protecting the knight at the same time?
 
   Jan-31-08 R Douven vs F Kroeze, 2001
 
ccolby: In American history there is the notion that the aborigines demonstrated prowess in battle by "counting coups," that is, counting the number of scalps or lesser trophies they have taken from the adversary. Frankly, I've never heard of counting crows.
 
   Apr-24-07 Capablanca vs T A Carter, 1909 (replies)
 
ccolby: Ironically, the power of the queen is what makes it the ideal piece to sacrifice. Its power makes flight impossible, forcing the adversary to capture into an impossible twist.
 
   Nov-03-06 Levenfish vs S B Gotthilf, 1924 (replies)
 
ccolby: The winning move is to capture the only one of black's pieces which couldn't move anywhere.
 
   Oct-16-06 H Kaenel vs D Chocenka, 2006 (replies)
 
ccolby: If 32. Rd8+ Nxd8 then 33. e8+ Kg7 34. Bf8+ Kg8 or Kh8 35. Bh6# by discovery
 
   May-11-06 M Bonch-Osmolovsky vs B Baranov, 1953 (replies)
 
ccolby: Each time I come to a midgame puzzle, I glance at four squares on the board to see who is going to win. Without any analysis, I can almost always say which player will move next and win. It's the player with fewer rooks in their starting positions.
 
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