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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... Full Member

   gofer has kibitzed 2398 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-25-19 Ivanchuk vs Kramnik, 1998 (replies)
gofer: <agb2002>: a small correction. C) 29... h6 30.Qxh5 gxh5 31.Be4 Rxf7 (due to 32.Nh6#) <32. Rxf7 any move 33. Bh7#> Also, I think you (and others) missed the most fun line... D) 29 ... Rxf7 30.exf7+ Kf8 31.Qxc8+! Bxc8 32.Bg7+! Ke7 33.f8=Q+ mating in three more...
   Mar-21-19 Najdorf vs NN, 1942 (replies)
gofer: The queen sacrifice wins immediately. But refusing the queen sacrifice, looks horrible too! Rh8, Qa5 and Bb6 are all by-standers watching the slaughter, but unable to get involved... <16 Nxe5 ...> 16 ... Bxe2 17 Nd7+ Ke8 18 Nb8+! c6 (Qxb5/Kf8 19 Rd8#) 19 Nd6+ Kf8 20 ...
   Jan-20-19 A Karayev vs A J Datu, 2008 (replies)
gofer: There are two things wrong with this <Sunday> POTD; 1) October 15th 2018 was not that long ago. So I remembered not only the first three moves, but vaguely remembered the next six more... 2) October 15th 2018 was a Monday which means I gave this position to our juniors as part ...
   Dec-21-18 S Knight vs V Georgiev, 2008 (replies)
gofer: 20 Qc4+ Kf6 (Re6 Qxe6#) 21 Re6+ Kxf5 (Rxe6 Qxe6#) At this point, there are probably lots of solutions. But one grabbing lots of bits seems to be... 22 Rxe8 (threatening Qf7#) Rxe8 23 Qf7+ Ke4 24 Qxe8+ Kf4/Kd4 (Kxd4 Be3+!) 25 Qxd7+ +- Black escapes for a few more moves, but is ...
   Dec-12-18 Berliner vs S E Almgren, 1946 (replies)
gofer: <32 Nf5 ...> White threatens 33 Qxh6+ gxh6+ 34 g7+ Kh7 35 Rh6#, but also threatens Nxd6 winning the queen, so black only has two sensible defences.. 32 ... Qf4 33 Rxe6 +- Black's options are very limited! <32 ... Bxf5> <33 Rxf5 ...> White probably cannot take
   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
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