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gofer
Member since Mar-08-09
Location : London
Rating : I dabble, but nothing serious
Favourite Player: Garry Kasparov, but that's not particuarly original... ...maybe I will find time to read more and get a more stylish favorite player...

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   gofer has kibitzed 2384 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-20-18 Kotronias vs Xiu Deshun, 2011 (replies)
 
gofer: It's only when you realise how much work Be6 is doing that it becomes a little clearer that it is significantly overworked. So this starts to imply that Qd6 doesn't need to defend Nf5, because in some scenarios Nf5 is immune! <16 Rxb7+ ...> White is already down a bishop and ...
 
   Sep-19-18 Lubensky vs Geller, 1949 (replies)
 
gofer: I found <33 ... Be3+ 34 Rxe3 Rf8 35 Nf4 Qh2+ 36 Kf1 Nxe3+ 37 Ke2 exf4> but after that I couldn't see a clearly winning line. "Yes" black is a lot better and has lots of threats, but white's king has wriggle room and white also can play a8=Q pinning Rf8, so although ...
 
   Aug-01-18 Gelfand vs Beliavsky, 1991 (replies)
 
gofer: <thegoodanarchist>: You are right. I didn't know. For nearly 10 years, I have been unknowingly <relying> on POTD's to give some sort of structure to my day (and my week). My post was simply showing my addiction to this site (in its current format)... ...without which I ...
 
   Jul-30-18 S Volkov vs D Anikonov, 2016 (replies)
 
gofer: [DIAGRAM] http://www.k4it.de/?topic=egtb&lang... Hmmm, a win in 15 moves against any defence. Yep, that's not quite <Monday> stuff - even if you saw the same puzzle a month before on a <Friday> - it is still not a <Monday> POTD a month later...
 
   Jul-14-18 A Gorovets vs Fedorov, 2005 (replies)
 
gofer: Another combination I missed (in the line where white accepts the rook sacrifice). 18 Kxf2+ Qxe3+ 19 Ke1 Nxd4 20 Bxd4 Qxd4 21 Rd1? Ne3!!! 22 Qc1/Qb1/Qd2 (Rxd4 Nxc2+ -+) Ng2+ mating!!!! So the rook can't go to d1. 21 Qd1 Qc3+ 22 Kf2 Rf8+ (Kf1 Ne3+ -+) 23 Kg2 Qe3! 24 ...
 
   Jun-29-18 F Olafsson vs Unzicker, 1970 (replies)
 
gofer: An easy one for a <Friday>, much easier than yesterday. <44 Rxf6 ...> 44 ... Qxe5 45 fxe5 gxf6 46 exf6 +- Positionally black is dead. Pa6 and Pb6 can't ever promote and Rd8 can't ever leave the back rank as Kh8 can't get across to stop Pd7 from promoting, so black ...
 
   Jun-28-18 J Rigo vs L Espig, 1977 (replies)
 
gofer: I managed to dismiss <24 Rxf7> due to <24 ... Qc5+>, but that took a while because although I liked the simple <24 Bxe5> (like <Walter>) I didn't really feel that it was a positional "slam-dunk", nearly - but not quite. I didn't find the beautiful interference ...
 
   Jun-21-18 Y Chan vs E Galvez Dastin, 2008 (replies)
 
gofer: Well the first two moves are obvious, but as <agb2002> points out even after the game continuation there is some wriggle-room for black. I went with the following... <24 Bxc6 bxc6> <25 Rxc6+ Kd8> <26 Qc7+ Ke8> <27 Rxb6 ...> [DIAGRAM] This ...
 
   Jun-07-18 Topalov vs S Zhigalko, 2008 (replies)
 
gofer: <39 Rxd5 ...> Black cannot refuse as Rc5 would be next! <39 ... exd5> <40 e6 ...> The rook has nowhere to run... 40 ... Rf8? 41 Bxc6+ Qxc6 42 Qxf8 Qxe6 43 Qxg7+ +- 40 ... Re7? 41 Bxc6+ Qxc6 42 Qxe7+ +- 40 ... Rd7? 41 exd7 +- 40 ... Rc7? 41 ...
 
   May-25-18 M Antipov vs S V Ivanov, 2017 (replies)
 
gofer: Tweezy. <31 Qxf8+ Kxf8> <32 Ng5+ ...> 32 ... Bxf1+ 32 Nxe6+ Ke7 33 Kxf1 Kxe6 34 c6 +- Black has lost. 32 ... Qf5 33 Rxf5+ gxf5 34 Nxh7+ Ke7 35 Ng5 +- Black is 3 pawns down and has no pawns that the LSB can attack, so Kg1 will simply march into the centre ...
 
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