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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...

   gofer has kibitzed 2249 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Aug-17-17 Seidman vs G Kramer, 1946 (replies)
gofer: I didn't get yesterday's POTD, but today's is obvious to me for some reason... <24 Nf6+ ...> 24 ... Kh8 25 Rxd8+ Nxd8 26 Re8# 24 ... Kf8 25 Qxc5+!! Rd6 (Nxc5 26 Rxd8# or Re7 26 Rxd8+ Nxd8 27 Qxe7#) 26 Qxd6+ Re7 27 Qd8+ Nxd8 (Re8 28 Qxe8#) 28 Rxd8+ Re8 29 ...
   Aug-11-17 P Carlsson vs G Burgess, 2002 (replies)
gofer: <prashantsk107: What is the continuation for white after 129...Rh7?> When there less than 6 pieces left on the board (including kings), then the <Nalimov Tablebases> gives you every possible outcome...
   Aug-04-17 Filip vs Petrosian, 1965 (replies)
gofer: Surely not a queen sac on a Friday?! <34 ... Qxh2+> <35 Kxh2 Rh6+> At this point white has to start to jetison minor pieces to survive! But the knight can't be the first! 36 Nh5 Rxh5+ 37 Kg3 Rg8 (37 Bh3 Nxh3 -+) 38 f4 Nh3+ (38 Q/R anywhere Ne4# or 38 Bh3 Nxh3+ 39
   Aug-03-17 Foltys vs Mohyla, 1940 (replies)
gofer: The bishop sacrifice on h7 is <too> attractive. It is like an old friend that we want to be the answer regardless of whether it is or not. I wonder how many of us see the sac and only look at the combiniations from that point on, I certainly found it difficult... <11 Bxh7+ ...
   Aug-02-17 G Gaygusuzoglu vs R Hardarson, 2007 (replies)
gofer: The start is pretty obvious... <25 ... Rxd4> It is difficult to see how white can simply give up the bishop, but it may be white's best choice. Its losing, but may be losing more slowly than accepting (i.e. 26 Qxf7 Rd7 27 Qxe7 Rdxe7 28 Rad1 29 Bxc3
   Aug-01-17 Anand vs J Hickman, 2007 (replies)
gofer: I am intrigued. I think there is something fundamentally flawed with <34 Nc3> or <34 Ne3> or <34 Rh8+>. They look okay. All of them seem to have their merits, but they all have issues. So I think instead I would go for the boring, but solid... <34 Rxc8+ Rxc8> ...
   Jul-30-17 Timman vs Karpov, 1978 (replies)
gofer: Okay, we a pawn down, but an exchange up. We have a semi-open h file and a rook willing and able to open it completely... <23 Rxh6 ...> The rook is immune! 23 ... gxh6 24 Qg6+ ... 24 ... Kh8 25 Qxh6+ Kg8 26 Qg6+ ... This forces one of the other two lines... 24 ... ...
   Jul-29-17 Radjabov vs O Bortnyk, 2016 (replies)
gofer: Okay, we are a whole rook down, but black's king is currently in a mating net, so all we need to do is deliver the final check. We aren't going to acheive this, but we should be able to mop up a few pieces while black escapes... <21 Rxh5 ...> 21 ... Bxh5 22 Bxh5# 21 ... Bxf3 ...
   Jul-27-17 G Meins vs H Rau, 2016 (replies)
gofer: Once you see the four move combination, then the start of this is simple; black wins a whole rook. But that isn't the end of the story. <26 ... Qxf1+> 27 Kh2 Nf4! <27 Kxf1 Rc1+> <28 Ke2 Nf5+> <29 Ke3 ...
   Jul-21-17 J Perlis vs J Mieses, 1907 (replies)
gofer: <21 ... Qe3+> 22 Qd2? Rxd2 22 Kb1? Rxd1+ 23 Nxd1 Rxb2+ 24 Ka1 Qc1# 22 Rd2 Rxb2! 23 Qe2 Rxc2+! (Kxb2 Qxc3+ mating) 24 Kb1/Kd1 Rc1+! (Kxc2 Qxc3+ mating) 25 Kxc1 Qxc3+ mating! [DIAGRAM] <22 Bd2 Bxc3!> ...
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