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   gofer has kibitzed 2393 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-05-18 Beliavsky vs R Roskar, 2008 (replies)
gofer: Nc6 is a "god". With Pd5, Nc6 not only threatens Ne7# ,if Kh8 gets forced to g8, but also they create a wall (e7/e6/e5) that stops any escape for the forlorn black king. So we just need to open up the king side and use our 2R+Q to out match black's N+Q+P defences. I am not sure that ...
   Nov-18-18 Areshchenko vs F Corrales Jimenez, 2009 (replies)
gofer: Black threatens mate in two starting with <30 ... Ra8>, <30 ... Qa3> and <30 ... Ra5>, so whatever white does it has to be pretty spectacular and it has to be forcing. So what is it?!?! 30 Rg7+ Kh7 -+ Nope... <30 Bg7! ...> That looks more promising!!! ...
   Nov-15-18 I Sokolov vs J Smeets, 2008 (replies)
gofer: A nice simple finish... <25 Rxh7+ Kxh7> (forced) <26 Qxg6+ Kh8> (forced) <27 f5!!!> A simple pawn move, but it is all over, black has some pointless spite checks, but the real point is that Ng4 is lost or has to move and after that black has no defence. [DIAGRAM] ...
   Nov-09-18 Jansa vs T Harestad, 2017 (replies)
gofer: Well, I see a number of tries; Nf6+, Nh6+, Nxh7, Qc2, Qe4, Be4. Nf6+ seems the most forcing. Qc2 seems the most positional. But after a long time, like an hour, I finally see a double knight sacrifice that looks unstoppable!!! <18 Nxh7 ...> Refusing the sacrifice is just ...
   Nov-07-18 Kramnik vs Adams, 2017 (replies)
gofer: 39 Ng5+ hxg5 40 hxg5 Nf5+ 41 gxf5 ... The escape square of g6 that the knight has just vacated is an illusion! White is still threatening 42 Rh8+ Kg6 43 Nh4#! 41 ... g6 42 Rh8# 41 ... Kg6 42 Nh5+ Kh7 43 Rh8# 41 ... f6 42 Rh8+ Kg6 43 Nh4+ Kf7 44 Qf8# At this point black
   Oct-12-18 Geller vs H Liebert, 1970 (replies)
gofer: Actually, it looks like 45 Bxf7 is a huge threat if black plays 44 ... Qb8 or 44 ... Qd8. So between Rxf7+, Bxf7 and Rxh5+ black is stuffed!!!
   Oct-05-18 Weenink vs B Kostic, 1927 (replies)
gofer: Pointless repetition of an earlier POTD... ...worse than providing none.
   Oct-04-18 Y Zherebukh vs Nakamura, 2017 (replies)
gofer: <Booo! Shame! Shame!>
   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 ...
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