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Member since Apr-07-06 · Last seen Aug-15-18
My name is David Goldfarb; I live in Houston, TX. I haven't played any tournament chess in a while, although I check the problems here every day and am a Life Member of the USCF. My rating is about 1800. My favorite player is David Bronstein, though I couldn't play like him in a million years....

   goldfarbdj has kibitzed 516 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-24-18 US Championship (2018) (replies)
goldfarbdj: I would so love Shankland to win this tournament. I can already say, "I've won a game at tournament time controls against a player who holds the GM title." Then I could amend it to "...who has won the United States Chess Championship." (Okay, yeah, at the time he was 13 years old
   Mar-08-18 Neo Zhu vs Shabalov, 2017 (replies)
goldfarbdj: Somehow I thought the piece on g7 was a pawn rather than a rook, and I had no luck finding anything.
   Feb-06-18 Joel Benjamin vs Mephisto, 1987 (replies)
goldfarbdj: Took me a little bit to find the right answer. What a pretty final mating net! The bishop protects the rook right *through* the king.
   Jan-25-18 Fanghui Sun vs Ju Wenjun, 2017 (replies)
goldfarbdj: Nxd4 seemed pretty obvious, but I thought that 21. Qxb7 would be met with 21. ... Nxf3+ 22. Qxf3 Rxc1, when 23 Rxd7 is met by Rxe1 mate. Is there a hole in this line that I'm not seeing?
   Dec-29-17 C Garcia Palermo vs C Herrera, 2001 (replies)
goldfarbdj: <bcokugras>: 35. Rg3+ and mate next move; White will play one of Qh4, Qxf5, or Qe7, depending on where Black's king goes.
   Oct-09-17 L Dek vs Bacrot, 2017 (replies)
goldfarbdj: One of the easier queen sac Mondays in a while.
   Aug-26-17 Kramnik vs A Giri, 2016 (replies)
goldfarbdj: I correctly guessed the first move, which is more than I usually do on a Saturday.
   Aug-17-17 Seidman vs G Kramer, 1946 (replies)
goldfarbdj: I was originally considering Nc7 or Nb6, but black can counter this with Rxd1. I too was considering Qxc5 -- I glanced at Nf6+ but didn't look into it deeply enough.
   Aug-15-17 Oral vs S Brodbeck, 1997 (replies)
goldfarbdj: I tried the queen sac first, but after the rook takes on h6 the king runs to g7 and things are too difficult. So then I looked at the rook check first and that was easy.
   Aug-01-17 Anand vs J Hickman, 2007 (replies)
goldfarbdj: <ChessHigherCat>: How do you answer 35. ... Nxb6?
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