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   gawain has kibitzed 1212 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Aug-06-18 K Rohonyan vs A L'Ami, 2008 (replies)
gawain: I was aware that (due to the very sad recent setback suffered by the site) this puzzle, whatever it was, would likely not be a Monday Very Easy specimen. So it was a Friday. I believe it. Pretty tough to carry all the way through. I saw the general idea: enough to get ...
   Aug-06-18 P Soln vs N Fercec, 2001
gawain: That is a very fine Monday puzzle! 30 Qxh6+ Kxh6 31 Nf6# as the discovered check is a checkmate. Thank you <penguincw>
   Jul-31-18 Averbakh vs Kotov, 1953 (replies)
gawain: Thanks <Sally Simpson> I saw that Kotov was repeating moves to get to time control. Which naturally means home analysis! (I hadn't thought about that.) That does make me feel better. It is also some consolation to hear that <Sargon> is picking up the reins.
   Jul-30-18 Daniel Freeman (replies)
gawain: Shocking and terrible news. The loss of Daniel is devastating. has been a source of great joy. It is obviously a labor of love by those who created it and have maintained it and continually improved it. I had only one small email interaction with Daniel, but it was (I ...
   Jul-24-18 M Tomczak vs B Esen, 2017 (replies)
gawain: The best combination only wins the exchange. Surprisingly modest for a Tuesday. Maybe White picks up a couple of pawns, too.
   Jul-16-18 Naiditsch vs C Jeitz, 2016 (replies)
gawain: For some reason I looked first at knight moves. Then I remembered that it is Monday. White makes hay along the h-file.
   Jul-12-18 N Eliet vs Rozentalis, 2016 (replies)
gawain: It is easy enough to see that both of Black's bishops are going to be sacrificed and the rook brought around to g6 or maybe h6 , but White has some interesting resources along that a2-g8 diagonal.
   Jul-11-18 J Cox vs D Guthrie, 2016 (replies)
gawain: I often have trouble with Wednesday puzzles--but this one came easily.
   Jul-09-18 Hector vs A Gupta, 2016 (replies)
gawain: Tinkered briefly with 42 Nh6+. Then found the right answer. Very convenient for White, having a rook sitting on d1.
   Jul-04-18 D Morozov vs I Makoveev, 2014 (replies)
gawain: Wow! A breathtaking checkmate.
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