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g15713
Member since Sep-10-15 · Last seen Oct-13-18
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Won Alabama State Championship 4 times and was briefly a chess master in my salad days

Earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Science and Technology from Thomas Edison State College specializing in electronics engineering - March 2003

Worked as a production/electronic engineering technician over 15 years for Motorola and then as a TV technician for a short time (20 months) before retiring

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   g15713 has kibitzed 52 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-02-18 Aronian vs Carlsen, 2006
 
g15713: As chess member <Honza Cervenka> points out in his notes: <"This is one of best known endgame positions and anybody can find it not only in Dvoretsky but probably in every endgame manual published in last two centuries or more."> John Emms, Reuben Fine, Paul Keres, ...
 
   Aug-28-18 Carlsen vs Aronian, 2009
 
g15713: White to move at 84 [DIAGRAM] Carlsen's decisive mistake was 84. Rf1? instead of Kf2! which draws Chess member <Marmot PFL> is spot-on about <"In general blocking a passed pawn with the rook is the last thing you want to do in such endings and almost always loses."> John
 
   Aug-10-18 Nakamura vs Carlsen, 2018
 
g15713: Black to move at 69 [DIAGRAM] According to FinalGen, a chess endgame tablebase generator for Windows, one now knows this is a draw for Black. Those with Lomonosov Endgame Tablebases for 7 pieces can verify this. 69...Rd7 is an obvious first move however Black has to walk a ...
 
   Aug-10-18 Borna Derakhshani vs R Norinkeviciute, 2018
 
g15713: 104...Kd8?? and <Black> falls into the trap - my mistake
 
   Aug-08-18 Lenderman vs Khachiyan, 2010
 
g15713: Black has outplayed White impressively leading to an active rook position for Black. John Emms in his marvelous 2008 chess book, The Survival Guide to Rook Endings, remarks about rook activity on page 135 as follows: <"The advantage of an active rook over a passive one is very ...
 
   Aug-06-18 Harshit Raja vs G Aradhya, 2018
 
g15713: White to move at 73 [DIAGRAM] According to FinalGen, a chess endgame tablebase generator for Windows, this is a win for White. Those with Lomonosov Endgame Tablebases for 7 pieces can verify this. John Emms in his marvelous 2008 chess book, The Survival Guide to Rook Endings, ...
 
   Jun-25-18 H Sigurvaldason vs P Andrason, 2018
 
g15713: Although White has the material advantage of an extra pawn, Black has a dangerous outside passed a-pawn and is close to winning... White to move at 56 [DIAGRAM] Game continuation with analysis by FinalGen: 56.Ra5? loses (56.Kf2! draws) 56...Kb4? (56...Rh3! wins) 57.Ra8 Rf3 ...
 
   Jun-20-18 F Hand vs J Radovanovic, 2017
 
g15713: Going back earlier in the game score Black could have played 43...Kxf5 instead of 43...Kh6 [DIAGRAM] 43...Kxf5 44.Rd5+ Ke6! 45.Rxa5 and now 45...b6 wins! FinalGen [DIAGRAM] Example line: 45...b6 46.Rh5 Rd2 47.Rb5 Rd6 48.Rb1 Kd7 49.Kf4 Kc6 50.Kf5 b5
 
   Jun-18-18 Bondarevsky vs Keres, 1947
 
g15713: Black to move at 96 [DIAGRAM] <"This is a critical position which has been considered by annotators as drawn. In fact, the position is winning for White."> Poghosyan 96...Rf1 97.a6+? (97.Rd5! wins - starting at diagram D. 1.4 detailed analysis by Poghosyan) ' ...
 
   Jun-17-18 Timman vs Karpov, 1988
 
g15713: Black to move at 72 [DIAGRAM] 72...Rg4?? (72...Kg4 or Kg5 wins) 73.Rc3?? (Now 73.Kh2 draws or as above note 73.Rxh3+!! Kg5 74.Rf3! draws)
 

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