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Member since May-20-03 · Last seen Feb-21-18
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 16248 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Feb-21-18 R Costigan vs L Day, 1987 (replies)
patzer2: I picked 47. Rxf7 +- for my solution to today's Wednesday puzzle. I didn't look for alternatives because I saw 47. Rxf7 Qxe3+ 48. Qxe3 Rxe3 49. Rxf8+ +- (+9.26 @ 30 ply, Stockfish 8) wins easy enough. However, I wished I had considered the stronger game continuation 47. Qe6+! Kd8 ...
   Feb-20-18 D Abrahams vs K Arakhamia-Grant, 2017 (replies)
patzer2: Black exploits the overworked Queen and the undefended Rook with 20...Qa4!, which also solves today's Tuesday puzzle. White's decisive mistake was 14. bxc5?, allowing 14...Nxg2+ -+ (-2.35 @ 28 ply, Stockfish 8). Instead, 14. Nxh4 Qxh4 15. bxc5 = (+0.15 @ 29 ply, Stockfish 8) holds ...
   Feb-19-18 B Jeran vs D Cawdery, 2017 (replies)
patzer2: For today's Monday (20...?) puzzle solution, the sham Queen sacrifice 20...Qxh2+ -+ allows Black two consecutive knight forks to win back a piece, win the exchange and force White's resignation. White's clearly decisive mistake was 20. Kxg2?, allowing 20...Qxh2+ -+ (-5.22 @ 32 ply, ...
   Feb-18-18 Yu Yangyi vs G Oparin, 2012 (replies)
patzer2: Knowing it's a difficult Sunday puzzle which typically involves a promising piece sacrifice, it was easy to deduce the first move of our solution is 27. Bxh6! After White's reply 27...gxh6, I picked 28. Qg6+ +- (+2.49 @ 33 ply, Stockfish 8) as my initial follow-up. Now 28. Qg6+ +- ...
   Feb-17-18 J van Foreest vs A Liang, 2017 (replies)
patzer2: The first move for today's Saturday puzzle (10. ?) seemed obvious, as White is a pawn down and the discovered attack 10. Nxc4! dxc4 11. d5 wins back the pawn and puts pressure on Black's weak King position. After 11...Bc5, my guess the move reply was 12. dxc6 ± (+1.45 @ 35 ...
   Feb-16-18 D Yuffa vs Bologan, 2015 (replies)
patzer2: In tackling today's Friday (30. ?) puzzle, I figured 30. f4 was the only logical way to get out of check. My follow-up after 30...Qd4 was 31. Bxh6 +- (+7.01 @ 36 ply, Stockfish 8). It's not as strong as the game continuation 31. Qxh6+! (+63.31 @ 36 ply, Stockfish 8), but I'm content
   Feb-15-18 Tolnai vs Z Gyimesi, 1993 (replies)
patzer2: Joining the chess analysis me too movement, I also thought it was White to move in today's Thursday puzzle and picked 35. Rad7 +- (+79.99 @ 20 depth, Fritz 15) as my solution. Once I looked at the game and saw it was Black to move, 35...Rxh3+! was where I restarted my analysis. I ...
   Feb-14-18 Larsen vs Joel Benjamin, 1987 (replies)
patzer2: <paulalbert> I requested the engine look at 46. Qh8 with the result at analysis of move 46.? showing it's a clear win for White.
   Feb-13-18 A Kovchan vs A Volokitin, 2015 (replies)
patzer2: My first thought in evaluating today's Tuesday (34...?) puzzle was that White threatens a "Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess" back rank mate-in-three with 35. Qf7+ Kh8 36. Qf8+ Rxf8 36. Rxf8#. The only way to stop this threat is 34...Qxf4+, which also happens to win for Black. After the ...
   Feb-12-18 Blackburne vs NN, 1898 (replies)
patzer2: An easy mate-in-two with 30. Rxe6+ solves today's Monday puzzle. Black's decisive mistake was 15...Nxe6?, allowing 16. Bd6! +- (+4.02 @ 37 ply, Stockfish 8). Instead, 15...fxe4 16. Nc4 0-0-0 ⩱ to ∓ (-0.74 @ 30 ply, Stockfish 8) would have given Black an advantage. The ...
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