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patzer2
Member since May-20-03 · Last seen Sep-23-14
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 13083 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-23-14 H Wirthensohn vs Nunn, 1983 (replies)
 
patzer2: Got 35...Ng3+! for my Tuesday puzzle solution, seeing 36. Rxg3 fxg3 37. Qe2 g2+ 38. Qxg2 Rxg2 . However, it took me a while because I kept looking at the difficulties of 35...Rxg2?? 36. Kxg2??
 
   Sep-22-14 Sasikiran vs E Berg, 2008
 
patzer2: The Sunday Sep 21, 2014 puzzle's difficulty lies in the sacrifice accepted line after 22. Nxf7!! Kxf7 23. Qh5+ Bg6 24. d6+ Kf8 (diagram below) [DIAGRAM] 25. d7!! Bxh5 (25...Rxe4 26. Bd6+ Qe7 27. Rf1+ Rf4 28. Rxf4+ Bf6 29. Qh6#) 26. Bd6+ Re7 27. Rf1+ Bf6 [DIAGRAM] 28. Rxe7! Qxe7 29. ...
 
   Sep-18-14 R Rabiega vs G Schebler, 2004 (replies)
 
patzer2: <Pedro Fernandez: The first 8 plies are easy to find out and this is my whole variation: 26.Rb5+ cxb5 27.Qd6+ Ka7 28.axb5 a4 29.b6+ Ka6 30.Nc5+> After 30...Kb5, does White still have a win? Maybe 30. Qb4! is a good alternative.
 
   Sep-17-14 T Heinemann vs G Meins, 2004 (replies)
 
patzer2: <Once> Neat story lesson today on avoiding the fog! A Chess Master friend once told me "If you can't see it (i.e. a combination) through (i.e. to a clear advantage), don't play it!"
 
   Sep-16-14 Hjartarson vs Beliavsky, 1988 (replies)
 
patzer2: Was fatigued and tired while trying to solve this Tuesday puzzle just after midnight EST. Quickly guessed the first move 42. Rxd2, but only looked at the reply 42. Rxd2 Qf1#. Missed the key response 42. Qxd2, when 42...Bxc5+ is required to force the win. Count myself as missing the ...
 
   Sep-15-14 F Olafsson vs Tal, 1971 (replies)
 
patzer2: After 22. Qxc8+ Nd8, I found myself trying to figure out whether 23. Qxd7 or 23. Rxd4 was the better win. For what it's worth, Fritz 12 @ 21 depth gives 23. Qxd7
 
   Sep-14-14 Shirov vs Piket, 1995 (replies)
 
patzer2: <diagonalley: as several posters have pointed out, 24.B-B6 is not difficult to find, but IMO the full continuation certainly deserves the 'insane' tag. brilliant shirov!> I would agree! Didn't initially see the follow-up, which Shirov no doubt visualized, is practically forced
 
   Sep-13-14 J Kraai vs I Novikov, 2004
 
patzer2: Now 21. ? (White to move) would make for an extremely difficult Sunday puzzle.
 
   Sep-13-14 Spassky vs J Penrose, 1969 (replies)
 
patzer2: <An Englishman: ...Does White really have a forced win here?> Don't know if Black can hold, but Fritz indicates one tough defense to crack is 38...Qd6! when White must find 39. Qa1! to
 
   Sep-11-14 Karpov vs Salov, 1995 (replies)
 
patzer2: <Once> Thanks for the analysis of 41. Rg6! Rd8 which makes the solution more difficult.
 
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