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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 2195 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-26-17 N Vitiugov vs Sasikiran, 2015 (replies)
gofer: The first part is obvious... <27 Rxd4 Nxd4> <28 Qxd4+ f6> At this point the knight can go to c7 or f4, but the f4 line has a problem, white ends up an exchanged down... 29 Nf4 Qxd4+ 30 Rxd4 Red6 31 Ne6+ Kg8! <29 Nc7 Re7> <30 Ne8+ Qxe8> <31 Qxd8 ...
   Mar-25-17 P Carlsson vs I Papaioannou, 2007 (replies)
gofer: Black's rook has gone walk-about with no way to defend its own back rank or attack its opponents. White can quickly exploit not only the weak rook, but also black's undefended back rank. <27 Bxe6 ...> White threatens Bxd7 and Bxf5 winning, so there is no choice but to accept ...
   Mar-23-17 A Srebrnic vs A Benderac, 2007 (replies)
gofer: <Once: <agb2002: The text 24.e7+ is much stronger than my 24.exf7+, which is also winning according to Stockfish.> Yes, I looked at 24. Qd6+ too. As you say, it also wins but not as quickly as 24. e7+.> Ditto...
   Mar-22-17 R Polaczek vs A Antoniou, 2007 (replies)
gofer: OMG! I looked at f5, discarded it and looked at O-O (before playing f5) and discarded it. I came to the conclusion that black's position was so snarled up that f5 was winning and I didn't want to open up black's position before playing f5, so that one extra preparation move would be ...
   Mar-21-17 F Berkes vs M Neubauer, 2007 (replies)
gofer: We have a beautiful bishop fork available (with a queen reloader) if we can just get our stupid knight on d4 out the way without losing tempo, so let's trade the lousy knight for a pawn... <26 Nxb5 ...> 26 ... axb5 27 Bxd4+ Kg7 (Rxd4 Qxd4+
   Mar-16-17 A Gupta vs R Praggnanandhaa, 2016 (replies)
gofer: Well I went around this one the long way. First thinking it was black to play. After that looking at Rxh8, Bxc3+ and then the combination of both Bxc3+ and Rxh8 looking for a draw by perpetual check, between Rd8+ and Rc8+. Finally and really only after thinking that things were all ...
   Mar-15-17 M Velcheva vs H Puuska, 2007 (replies)
gofer: <25 Qxb7 ...> was simply baiting the trap. After <25 ... Re4> black has no option but to start knawing off its own limb to find some release... ... <26 Qxe4 fxe4 27 Bg5 Rxf1+ 28 Rxf1> and the leg (queen) is going to have to come off...
   Mar-12-17 I Nikolayev vs M Gregory, 2007 (replies)
gofer: Hmmm, I got the first 4 moves and then went wrong with <27 Ng5>, but I see I am in good company. I worked out the following... [DIAGRAM] 27 ... Qd6 28 Qf7# 27 ... Nf8 28 Rf7+ Ke8 29 Rxf8+!!! Rxf8 (Kxf8 Qf7#) 30 Qe6# <Epaulette Mate> 27 ... Nc5 28 Qf7+ Kd6 ...
   Mar-11-17 N Mohota vs S Swaminathan, 2011 (replies)
gofer: Black has decided to delay castling and is going to pay heavily. <15 Nb5 ...> White threatens <16 Nc7+ Kd8 17 Nxe6+> i.e. winning the queen without losing tempo. So black's replies are very limited; Kd8, Qe5 and cxb5. 15 ... cxb5 16 axb5 Rb8 (Rxa1 Qxc8#) 17 Bf4 g6/f6 ...
   Mar-10-17 E Tate vs R Mandl, 1987 (replies)
gofer: <kb2ct: <Gofer> 46 ... Qd4+ 47 cxd4 Rxc2+ 48 Ke1 Rc1+?? 49 Kf2 ... better is 48. Re2+ preserving the stalemate> 46 ... Qd4+ 47 cxd4 Rxc2+ 48 Ke1 Re2+ [DIAGRAM] Now that we have a nice diagram, it is simpler to see how white can avoid stalemate after <48 ... ...
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