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mojoXX
Member since Oct-03-06
I'm from California.
I enjoy playing acoustic and electric guitar and solving crossword puzzles (and chess puzzles) for relaxation.

Some good ones:

Problem 1. White to move and win


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The first move is fairly obvious but it requires deep! calculation to see that it works.

Problem 2) White to move and win


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The first move is difficult to find.

Guitar Links:

Clapton: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNF3...

Hendrix: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWsM...

Jimmy Page1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GV6m...

Jimmy Page2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?search...

Eddie Van Halen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shrG...

Angus Young: http://youtube.com/watch?v=SCYbqk2f...

Tony Iommi: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lenm...

Wes Montgomery: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFhy...

Django Reinhardt: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zD6Z...

Pachelbel's Canon in D:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjA5...

Playing to Stairway to Heaven: http://youtube.com/watch?v=-VPwRmpl...

Funny Jack Black Guitar: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLOz...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayta...

For anyone interested in classical studies, this is a terrific link: http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/

Solutions:

Problem 1:
1. Bxh7+! Kh7 2. g6! Kg6 3. Qd3+ f5 [3...Kh5 4. Qh7+ Kg4 5. Qh3#] 4. e5xf6+ Kf7 5.Ng5+ Kxf6 6. Qf3+ Kg6 7. Qf7+ Kh6 8. Qf5!! [8. Ne6+ Kh7 9. NxQd8 RxRe1+ 10. Kh2 RxNd8=; 8. Ne6+ Kh7 9. Qh5+ Kg8 10. Ng5 RxRe1+ 11. Kh2 QxNg5+ 12. BxQg5 RxRa1 ] 13...RxRe1+ 14. Kh2 g6 [14...RxBc115. Nf7#; 14...QxNg5 15. BxQg5+ Kh5 g4#] 15. Qh3+ Kg7 16. Qh7+ Kf6 17. Qf7+ Ke5 18. f4#

Spassky-Geller 1965

Problem 2: (this is a terrific double sac)
1. Rd6!! c7xRd6 2. g4xg5 g6xh5 3. Bc3xBg7 4. Kxg7 Nf7+ Ng6 5. RxNg6! KxRg6 6. Qg3+ Kf5 7. Nd6+ Kf6 Qg5#

Krejcik-Krobot 1908


   mojoXX has kibitzed 347 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-24-07 achieve chessforum (replies)
 
mojoXX: Yes, <Wilson>, I saw the three of them on Charlie Rose quite some time ago, where Charlie pointed out how influential they had become: http://video.google.com/videoplay?d... I especially liked the DVD commentary that Del Toro put on <Pan's Labyrinth>. Usually filmmakers ...
 
   May-24-07 chessmoron chessforum (replies)
 
mojoXX: Here's what Tiger Woods has to say on the subject: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5chd...
 
   May-23-07 NakoSonorense chessforum (replies)
 
mojoXX: I suppose we'll have to call you <Mr. One Million> from now on ;-) Congratulations, <NakoSonorense>!
 
   May-12-07 dakgootje chessforum (replies)
 
mojoXX: Good luck with your exams!
 
   Apr-24-07 jessicafischerqueen chessforum (replies)
 
mojoXX: Hello <Jess> and <Wilson>. A couple of good remakes that immediately come to mind are David Cronenberg's <The Fly> and Peter Jackson's <King Kong>.
 
   Apr-20-07 mojoXX chessforum (replies)
 
mojoXX: Hi <Wilson>, I hope you're doing well. Sure, I'll participate in the predictions. I'll post my predictions on your forum after Sunday's games, since you're letting us have the weekend to evaluate the first games.
 
   Apr-12-07 Eyal chessforum (replies)
 
mojoXX: <Eyal: Which Bergman's films did you write about, btw?> <JFQ: Persona and Dakota Fanning and Alexander.> LOL! Thanks for reminding me about Persona. What a powerful film that was!
 
   Apr-02-07 Viswanathan Anand (replies)
 
mojoXX: I'm glad that FIDE corrected the list. Congratulations, GM Anand!
 
   Mar-29-07 brankat chessforum (replies)
 
mojoXX: <brankat: Some things never change, do they. Not in all of History. The well-fed don't believe the hungry.> I was watching the "Pursuit of Happyness" [sic] : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0454921/ , a little earlier tonight <brankat>'s comment reminded me of a scene where ...
 
   Feb-25-07 Svidler vs Carlsen, 2007 (replies)
 
mojoXX: I think that <NakoSonorense> is joking. He posted something similar in the last Carlsen-Leko game. How much of a difference does 50 elo points make?
 
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