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Member since May-20-03 · Last seen Mar-28-15
A former class A player almost 20 years ago, I'm returning to chess as a hobby in retirement. Spending more time studying end games and middle games than openings now. I may try playing in tournaments again later, but for now I like the challenge of analyzing and trying to understand the subtlties of strong Master games.
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   patzer2 has kibitzed 13495 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-28-15 Y Kuzubov vs A Brkic, 2015
patzer2: Thanks! 44...Ke6 makes sense.
   Mar-26-15 M Muzychuk vs Koneru, 2015 (replies)
patzer2: Yes indeed (26. ?) would make for a good puzzle, as 25...f6? loses the game to 26. Qd2!! Instead, 25...Rd1! = forces off the rooks and eliminates the back rank weakness.
   Mar-26-15 M Palac vs E Inarkiev, 2014 (replies)
patzer2: White's blunder <28. f3??> costs him the game and sets up today's Thursday puzzle solution 28...Rxg3! 29. Kxg3 Bg1! . Instead, 28. a4, = or 28. b3 = should hold.
   Mar-25-15 Z Kovacs vs Remlinger, 1955 (replies)
patzer2: For improvement for White, I'd replace 13. Nc1? as it appears to do little other than drop a pawn. The Deep Fritz 14 suggestions 13. a4 = or 13. Qd2 = look OK.
   Mar-23-15 Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2011 (replies)
patzer2: <Scormus><However, the engine gives 27 Nd5 is completely winning for W if B makes the natural recapture 28 ... Qxd5 (the game move). It recommends instead (the hard to spot)28 ... Rc4 followed by 29 Ne6 Rg4 as "minimizing the damage"> <lost in space>:<After ...
   Mar-22-15 E L'Ami vs Mamedyarov, 2015
patzer2: Running the final position on Fritz 14 on cloud search indicates Stockfish 6 at 42 depth gives White a +2.01 advantage after 21...c6 22. Nxe4 Rxe4 while Houdini 3 at 32 depth gives it as a +1.89 advantage after 21...f5 22. ...
   Mar-21-15 Nisipeanu vs M Paragua, 2006 (replies)
patzer2: The decisive turn setting up today's Saturday (18. ? White to move) puzzle position occurs with a trade of errors at move 17: <17. Na3?> This allows Black a game saving move. Instead White wins with 17. Rf7! when play might continue 17...Ke8 18. Qf3 Rb8 19. Nc7+ Kd8 20. Qf2 b5
   Mar-20-15 Grischuk vs Fressinet, 2000 (replies)
patzer2: The start of Black's problem in this game, leading to the strong 26. Bc4! solution to today's Friday puzzle, was the awkward 17...Rxf6?! Instead, the natural 17...Nxf6 = gives Black a perfectly playable game and avoids the complication leading to 26. Bc4!
   Mar-19-15 J Steger vs F Bohatirchuk, 1946 (replies)
patzer2: Not too difficult for a Thursday puzzle. Showed the position to my six-year-old grandson, and in less than a minute he found 30...Rxa1! 31.Nxe7+ Kf8! Of course at that age Queen protection isn't one of his highest priorities. White's biggest problem in this game IMO was too many ...
   Mar-11-15 Ujtelky vs Taimanov, 1965
patzer2: Here's a breakout of the Tuesday 33...Rxd4+! solution with Fritz 14 for mate-in-ten: <33...Rxd4+! 34. Bxd4 Qxe2+ 0-1> White resigns in lieu of 35. Kc3 Qe3+! 36. Kb4 (36. Kb2 Bxd4+ 37. Ka3 Qc3 38. Qe1 Bxc5+ 39. Ka2 Qc2+ 40. Ka1 Bd4+ 41. Qc3 Bxc3#; 36. Kc2 Bd3+
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