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Member since May-27-03 · Last seen Mar-28-17
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 8675 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-28-17 Edmund Beronio (replies)
cro777: You are never strong enough that you don't need help. Wesley So: "I do pray before each game, to ask the Lord for help and strength. I am not forcing him to let me win my game, I am just asking for help and clarity ... Lotis gives me psychological advice before each game. She's ...
   Mar-28-17 Shenzhen Masters (2017) (replies)
cro777: You have to believe in it to get it. The good news is that we meet opportunities. The bad news is that we miss the opportunities! "Shankland annotates the missed opportunities in Round 5: The most obvious example was in the game between Giri and Svidler. Giri is probably kicking ...
   Mar-27-17 Harikrishna vs Yu Yangyi, 2017
cro777: After 43...Rh3, an easier way to draw was the transition into a theoretically drawn rook endgame: Position after 43...Rh3 [DIAGRAM] 44.Rh5! (instead of 44.Bg4) Rh2 45.Bg4 Rf2+ 46.Kg1 Rxf4 47.Rxh4 f5 48.Bxf5 Rxf5 [DIAGRAM]
   Mar-27-17 W So vs Carlsen, 2017 (replies)
cro777: Wesley So: "Re3 can be considered a mini-blunder, after which Black is much better. I missed my chance to equalize by playing Qe8+ followed by Qxa4." Position after 26...Rf5 [DIAGRAM] 27.Qe8+ (instead of 27.Re3?) Kh7 28.Qxa4 Rfxd5 29.Rde2 =
   Mar-26-17 Ding Liren vs Harikrishna, 2017
cro777: Harikrishna: "A good draw against China's Liren Ding today in Shenzhen Masters. Had to find 13…Bg4 in opening to reach equal endgame." Position after 13.Rc5 [DIAGRAM] 13…Bg4 leading to massive exchanges after 14.Nxd4.
   Mar-25-17 Harikrishna vs A Giri, 2017 (replies)
cro777: Harikrishna‏: "Made a mistake at the opening (15.Na5) which Giri exploited and forced a victory. I should have repeated with 15.Nf6+ and 16.Nd5+." Position after 14...f5 [DIAGRAM] 15.Nf6+ Ke7 16.Nd5+
   Mar-22-17 Anish Giri
cro777: Round 1 (out of 10) pairings: Adams - Giri Harikrishna - Svidler Yu Yangyi - Ding Liren
   Mar-22-17 Zhao Jun (replies)
cro777: GM Zhao Jun and WGM Gu Xiaobing – newly married chess couple. Six-year relationship resulted in marriage. The wedding was held in Zhao Jun home in Jinan, Shandong (on March 18, 2017): A gentle forehead ...
   Mar-22-17 Ju Wenjun (replies)
cro777: New fashion (luxury line) for Chinese Women Team: Shanghai Eveny Fashion Co. is Chinese Women Team new sponsor.
   Mar-22-17 chessforum (replies)
cro777: Shenzhen Chess Masters 2017, the highest level international chess tournament in Asia this year (Giri, Adams, Ding Liren, Harikrishna, Yu Yangyi, Svidler) starts tomorrow. The tournament will be held from March 23-April 3.
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