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Member since Jun-11-09 · Last seen Apr-15-11
Got hooked in college in 1966 when a know-it-all patzer whooped everybody but blundered and lost to me, then complained when I bragged about it. My win was dumb luck, but it got me started. Over the summer I read seven books on chess -- mostly Fred Reinfield -- and came back in September and beat the overrated patzer in a 12-move Philidor. I went on to place fifth in two inter-college tournaments in Wisconsin in 1969 and 1970, the only tourneys I've played except for postal, for which my rating is about 1530. I am a USCCF life member.

   jsheedy has kibitzed 144 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Feb-25-11 M Czerniak vs K Langeweg, 1966 (replies)
jsheedy: I saw 25. Bxg7 right away but not the continuation. Same result would come after 27. Qh3, I think.
   Feb-17-11 U Boensch vs K Litkiewicz, 1974 (replies)
jsheedy: I saw the win almost immediately but wasted time trying to figure out if Rb8+ should come before or after Be7+. Since black's forced responses were the same either way, I'll take full credit. I never considered Qa2 or Qb3, since the pinned black queen was crucial, and to allow it to
   Jan-04-11 Somacarana vs Cochrane, 1855 (replies)
jsheedy: Sure, 19...f6 opened the a2-f7 diagonal for White, but what was Black to do? White's immediate threat is 20. g6. If Black plays 19...d5, he loses a pawn and White's threat remains (e.g., 20. exd5, cxd5, 21. Bxd5). If Black tries 19...Nc7, to prepare ...d5, then simply 20. g6!, fxg6,
   Jun-03-10 Chigorin vs Gunsberg, 1889 (replies)
jsheedy: ...Nc1 threatens ... Ne2 and mate with the queen at g3. Let's take a look ... Yep!
   Jun-01-10 T Palmer vs D Moody, 1999 (replies)
jsheedy: 33. Ne4 seems to work. Let's check....Hm, guess not.
   May-20-10 Tal vs K Grigorian, 1982 (replies)
jsheedy: I missed it. Durn.
   May-18-10 A Gibaud vs F Lazard, 1924 (replies)
jsheedy: Just to get in on the "better-than-Fischer" conversation, I once played a series of casual games with an old, deaf man in northwestern Connecticut who claimed he once played young Bobby to a draw. This old guy routinely beat me, but I did manage two or three wins, so I can say I ...
   May-17-10 F M Teed vs E Delmar, 1896 (replies)
jsheedy: I recognized this position from books I've studies. 7. Qxh5+, Rxh5, 8. Bg6#. I think I've even played this once or twice against weak opponents.
   May-14-10 K Aseev vs V Nevostrujev, 2002 (replies)
jsheedy: OK, this is without a board or computer and with a phone call interrupting me. Total time: 20 minutes. Let's see if this is right: 31...Bxh2, 32. Qxh2, Bxg2+, 33. Kg1, Qe3+, 34. Kxg2, Qxe2+, Kh1, Rxd1+, Qg1, Rxg1+ and wins. Time to check...
   May-12-10 A Bannik vs Y Nikolaevsky, 1958 (replies)
jsheedy: In my last line, 58. Kd5 cuts off the black King quicker.
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