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Member since May-27-03 · Last seen Oct-18-19
cro stands for Croatia and 7 is a lucky number.

Why 777? Something is repeated three times for emphasis. There are some occasions when 7 is not so lucky. Full Member

   cro777 has kibitzed 9230 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-17-19 McShane vs Caruana, 2019
cro777: <AylerKupp> Thanks for the analysis and additional information about FinalGen. [DIAGRAM] White to win. (Last 60…g5) In order to win White must win the b4-pawn creating a passed pawn. (He will trade his h-pawn for the b4-pawn). But first he must restrict the activity of the ...
   Oct-13-19 Alexey Sarana
cro777: "In Round two of the FIDE Grand Swiss the young Russian talent Alexey Sarana tested the reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen. Pushing a pleasant position out of a prepared Sicilian line, Sarana secured a draw from a position of strength against the tournament's top-seed. ...
   Oct-07-19 Fischerandom Chess
cro777: The online quarterfinals of the 2019 FIDE World Fischer Random Chess Championship have concluded. This stage of the title process is designed to send three players to the semifinals. The winners are: Fabiano Caruana, Wesley So and Ian Nepomniachtchi. Magnus Carlsen will join the ...
   Sep-30-19 Shaun Press (replies)
cro777: At the Calvia Chess Olympiad (2004), when the doctor asked Shaun Press to submit to the doping control, he asked to the doctor if there was any evidence that he had used forbidden substances. When the doctor said no, he refused because he can not be obliged to produce evidence ...
   Sep-30-19 World Cup (2019) (replies)
cro777: Like a fish out of water. <Sally Simpson: It does not matter if some people thought Shaun Press had no chance (a thought based solely on a number) the wonderful thing about chess and this format is the fact is he was given a chance.> Shaun Press: "While I wasn't entirely happy
   Sep-23-19 J Xiong vs J K Duda, 2019 (replies)
cro777: This was the first rapid game of the Fourth Round of the FIDE World Cup 2019. Duda lost a technical rook endgame. Position after 45.a6 [DIAGRAM] 45…Kc7? Duda committed the decisive mistake. Correct was 45…Ra1 first and only after 46…Kf4 Ra3 47.a7 to play 47…Kc7 leading to a ...
   Sep-23-19 J Xiong vs J K Duda, 2019 (replies)
cro777: This was the second blitz game of the Fourth Round of the FIDE World Cup 2019. Xiong won and advanced to the next stage. Some experts believe that the Four Pawns Attack is the most principled line against the Alekhine’s Defence. "I feel that the reason you see the Modern variation ...
   Sep-22-19 Grischuk vs L Dominguez, 2019
cro777: Excellent endgame play by Grischuk (M. Jelic: "The greatest endgame from the World Cup 2019" ) Grischuk outplayed Domingez in a slightly better endgame with opposite-colored bishops and four pawns vs three pawns: Position after 67…Be1 ...
   Sep-22-19 Ju Wenjun vs A Goryachkina, 2019 (replies)
cro777: <paulthebox: Cutting off the BK across the d-file is a simple win.> Position after 52…Rf1+ [DIAGRAM] 53.Kg6 <Ju opted for 53.Ke5 which is also winning> Rg1+ 54.Kh6 Rh1 55.h5 Kc5 56.Rd8 [DIAGRAM] White is winning.
   Sep-22-19 W So vs Vitiugov, 2019 (replies)
cro777: <parmetd> Good to see you too. No worse off, I'm still on my feet.
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