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patzer2
Member since May-20-03 · Last seen Mar-27-17
A former class A player over 25 years ago, I'm returning to studying chess as a hobby in retirement. Spending more time on end games and middle game tactics 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 15503 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-26-17 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
 
patzer2: <tpstar> Thanks! My grandson's progress is much more due to his talent than my coaching and encouragement. I've advised my Grandson not to overdo the blitz, but he loves it so much he and his Mom and I are reluctant to discourage him too much against it. I have an advantage in
 
   Mar-22-17 R Polaczek vs A Antoniou, 2007 (replies)
 
patzer2: The computers indicate the losing move was 23...Nd7? allowing 24. Qh4 (+2.23 @ 22 depth, Deep Fritz 15) Intead, 23...Rxd6 24. cxd6 Qxd6 (+0.78 @ 21 depth, Deep Fritz ...
 
   Mar-18-17 Karpov vs Ponomariov, 2007 (replies)
 
patzer2: White's game starts to go bad with 27. f5? allowing 27...Nh5! (-1.60 @ 23 depth, Deep Fritz 13) Instead, 27. Nc5 Qe7 28. Rf2 = (-0.06 @ 23 depth, Deep Fritz 15) keeps it about level. White's game appears to go from bad to ...
 
   Mar-16-17 A Gupta vs R Praggnanandhaa, 2016 (replies)
 
patzer2: Black's decisive mistake appears to be the move 40. h3? allowing 41. Rb7 (+4.14 @ 35 depth, Komodo 10.1) Instead, changing up the move order with 40... e3+ gives Black excellent drawing chances after 41. Kxe3 h3 42. Rb7 Rxb7 ...
 
   Mar-13-17 N Zhukova vs P Cramling, 2015 (replies)
 
patzer2: Black's decisive mistake is 32...Kh7?? allowing 33. Rxh6+ which wins the Queen with a discovered attack and forces mate. Instead, 32...Nd5! (diagram below) [DIAGRAM] puts up significant resistance after 33. Rg6 (not 33. ...
 
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