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patzer2
Member since May-20-03 · Last seen Aug-30-16
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 14495 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Aug-30-16 Navara vs B Michiels, 2015 (replies)
 
patzer2: <Aschultz> <...Navara's Nf4! to get the 2 B's is a pretty sweet move even if it doesn't get a winning advantage according to a computer> Yes indeed! 20. Nf4! is a Sunday level move that maintains White's advantage with a strong tactical threat. If Black takes the ...
 
   Aug-29-16 D Andreikin vs Zubov, 2016
 
patzer2: <fisayo123>'s suggestion 22. Bxd5!! appears to be even stronger than 22. h6! Playing it out move by move with Deep Fritz 15 shows White winning easily after 22. Bxd5!! exd5 23. h6 Re6 24. hxg7+ Kg8 25. Bg5 Rg6 26. Qh3 Rxg7 27. Bf6
 
   Aug-29-16 C Sandipan vs Tiviakov, 2007
 
patzer2: <Jimfromprovidence: I really liked 24 Rbd1.> So did I. Indeed 24. Rbd1! is the key to making the combination work after 22. Bf6!! gxf6 23. Qh6 Nac7 (or practically any other Black move). The beauty of 22. Bf6!! is that if Black takes the piece, then White can take his sweet ...
 
   Aug-29-16 M Vachier-Lagrave vs Nakamura, 2016 (replies)
 
patzer2: After exchanging a Bishop and Rook for a Queen, Black had a near decisive advantage. However, the follow-up in Blitz can be difficult to find in a few seconds, which might account for why Black missed the win after 29. e4? with 29...Bh6 30. exd5 Qxd4
 
   Aug-29-16 Ghitescu vs Fischer, 1960 (replies)
 
patzer2: For our Monday puzzle solution, Fischer's 14...Bxh2+ initiates a discovered attack with check combination to win the unprotected Queen. Instead of the blunder 14. dxc5??, which allows the decisive 14...Bxh2+
 
   Aug-27-16 J Xiong vs V Artemiev, 2016
 
patzer2: With an active Knight against a non-so-active Bishop, forcing the draw in this game was not easy for White. The strong best-move 40. f4! = solves White's problems and gives him a fully level game, or at least a game level enough to convince Black to accept the draw.
 
   Aug-27-16 B Savchenko vs B Adhiban, 2016
 
patzer2: With 28...Rxe3! Black gets two Rooks for the Queen. The computers say it's an even exchange, but Black soon gets the better of the lone Queen with the clever 35...Rxf4! (diagram below) [DIAGRAM] Here (diagram above) Black allows White to fork his two Rooks with 36. Ne6, but Black ...
 
   Aug-27-16 C A Hevia Alejano vs Shabalov, 2015 (replies)
 
patzer2: If, instead of 27. Ng7, White tries 27. Kf4 (diagram below) [DIAGRAM] Black has a mating combination starting with 27...g5+ (diagram below): [DIAGRAM] From here (diagram above) play might go 28. Ke5 f6+ 29. Kxe6 Qxe4# (diagram below) [DIAGRAM]
 
   Aug-26-16 Feuerstein vs Bennett, 1955 (replies)
 
patzer2: Oops! It's Friday <not Thursday>.
 
   Aug-25-16 S Azarov vs Y Kuzubov, 2016
 
patzer2: Complicated tactical and positional play in this Caro-Kann game. My computer indicates the pawn grab 19. Bxh7+? (-0.93 @ 21 depth, Deep Fritz 15) was a mistake. Instead, the silicon monster shows 19. Ncd2 = (0.17 @ 19 depth, ...
 
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