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Member since May-20-03 · Last seen Oct-08-15
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 13893 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-08-15 Karpov vs Topalov, 1994 (replies)
patzer2: In categorizing the playing style of Karpov, observes <Karpov's "boa constrictor"[24] playing style is solidly positional, taking no risks but reacting mercilessly to any tiny errors made by his opponents.> Karpov may have preferred solid
   Oct-07-15 F Destrebecq vs G Drogou, 1982 (replies)
patzer2: After 24. Qxd4 Qxf7 (diagram below), [DIAGRAM] the quickest rout to mate is 25. Qh8+ Qg8 26. Qf6+ Ke8 27. Qe7#. However, a fun option is 25. gxf5 cxd4 (diagram below) [DIAGRAM] when it's mate-in-three after 26. Rf1! Kg7 (26... Nd7 27. Bh6#) 27. f8=Q+ Kg6 28.Qh6#.
   Oct-06-15 R Hardarson vs S Briem, 1982 (replies)
patzer2: Fritz gives 12...Qe6+! 13. Kd2 Kf7 when play might continue 14. Rhe1 Qc4 15. Qxc4+ bxc4 16. Kc3 Be6 17. b3 Rc8 18. b4 Rd8 19. Rad1 Rg8 20. g3 Bg7 21. a4 Rge8 22. b5 Rd7 23. Kb2 a6 24. c3 axb5 25. axb5 Ra8 26. Bxd2 f5 27. Kb3 a4+ 28. Rxa4 Bxb5 29. Rd4 Ke6 30. c4 Ba6 31. c5 Bg7 32. ...
   Oct-06-15 F Lequoy vs D Julliard, 1982
patzer2: A day late but not a second short in seeing Bobby Fischer teaches Monday is mate-in-two after 16...Qxf2+! White's decisive mistake was <16. Qg5??> Instead, 16. Qf5 = (+0.01 @ 26 depth, Deep Fritz 14) holds.
   Oct-04-15 S Makarichev vs Alburt, 1978 (replies)
patzer2: For today's Sunday puzzle, we've been treated to a surprise demolition combination with GM Sergey Makarichev's 15. Nxe6!! winning against Lev Alburt in an off-the-beaten-path variation of GM Alburt's favorite Alekhine defense. Former three-time US Champion GM Alburt was, in his day,
   Oct-02-15 Judit Polgar vs Bareev, 2007 (replies)
patzer2: <whiteshark> My failed Friday solution was also 25. Rb1??, seeing essentially the same mirage of mate you envisioned. However, Fritz quickly busts our bubble with 25...Qxf2+! which allows Black mate-in-six to follow after 26. Kh1 Qh4+ 27. Kg1 Qg3+ 28. Kh1 Rf2 27. Kg1 Qg3+ 28. ...
   Oct-01-15 Kasparov vs Korchnoi, 1995 (replies)
patzer2: <saturn2> Thanks! This week has been flying by for me, but I certainlty didn't need to jump a day ahead.
   Sep-30-15 H Bernink vs H Hoeksema, 1982 (replies)
patzer2: For today's Wednesday puzzle solution, the threat is indeed stronger than the execution with <24. Bf4!>, threatening a decisive double check and mate. Black's made it easy with <23...Nxa2?>, allowing 24. Bf4! Instead, Black can put up more resistance with 23...Nd5 when ...
   Sep-29-15 Falcon vs Shredder, 2004
patzer2: <Al2009> After 24. Bd8 Ng6 25. Bxa5 Nxf4 26. Nxf4 (diagram below) [DIAGRAM] Black has 26...g5 (-5.13 @ 21 depth, Deep Fritz 14) when play might continue 27. Nh5 Kf7 28. Bc7 Rc8 29. Bh2 g4 30. Ng3 Bh6+ 31. Kb2 Bg7+ 32. ...
   Sep-29-15 J B Nielsen vs L B Hansen, 1982 (replies)
patzer2: The decisive mistake appears to be <24...Rh1+?> allowing 25. Ke2 (+3.42 @ 23 depth, Deep Fritz 14). Instead, Black appears to be winning with 24...fxg6! when play might continue 25. Qxg6+ Kf8 26. Ng5 Rh1+ 27. Ke2 Qh5+ ...
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