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Member since May-20-03 · Last seen Apr-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 12878 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-23-14 M Richter vs E Berg, 2011 (replies)
patzer2: White's 36. Qb3?? loses on the spot to 36...Qb4! . However, finding a saving alternatives is not easy. For example surviving with the Fritz 12 alternative 36. Qf1 requires White to navigate a difficult mind field of ...
   Apr-22-14 E Prandstetter vs Hort, 1984
patzer2: <Patriot> Thanks! It's similar to the approach I use in teaching Chess tactics to my Grandchildren.
   Apr-22-14 Nakamura vs Mamedyarov, 2014 (replies)
patzer2: Black has all those extra pawns. Yet they're so useless against the penetration of the White pieces. The pawn sacrifices for the initiative after 14. a3! and the avoidance of simplifying moves may look simple, but that's only because of White's precisely calculated attack. ...
   Apr-21-14 Alatortsev vs Koblents, 1945 (replies)
patzer2: <Once> Nice find in 17. Bf2 instead of 17. b4?? hxg3 Earlier I like 4. Nc3 or 4.e3, 10. Qc2, 12. Bd2 or 12. f3, 13. Ne5 or 13. Bd2, 14. a4 and 15. Qb3 to try for ...
   Apr-20-14 D Fridman vs Naiditsch, 2013 (replies)
patzer2: Fascinating game, especially following today's Sunday puzzle solution 21...Ndf3+!! Like yesterday's solution, it's a highly promising best move with a strong attacking initiative and lots of opportunity for the opponent to go wrong. However, like Saturday's solution, it's also not a
   Apr-19-14 Macieja vs H Kallio, 1999 (replies)
patzer2: After 27. Nf5?! Qe4+! to , it starts to turn in Black's favor. The remainder of the game is an excellent technical display of the superiority of two minor pieces versus ...
   Apr-19-14 J Sieglen vs K Wesseln, 1989 (replies)
patzer2: <Patriot> <I probably would have played 32...Rf7> I assume you mean 33...Rf7 from Jim's diagram, though 32. Qc5 that led to it can be met with 32...Rf7 . From <Jimfromprovidence>'s diagram, I considered ...
   Apr-18-14 V Nielsen vs C F Delcomyn, 1894
patzer2: <johnlspouge: GOOT = Get Out Of ThatŠ It's a <Once>-ism, origins lost in time!> Thanks!
   Apr-16-14 L T Haller vs Robbins, 1884 (replies)
patzer2: <Cheapo by the Dozen> Black wins after 30...Qxa1 31. Rxa1 (diagram below) [DIAGRAM] However finding the winning 31...Re3! here might be difficult, especially since the tempting alternative 31...Rf1+?? 32. Kg2! turns the
   Apr-15-14 Benko vs W Hartmann, 1984 (replies)
patzer2: <Once><Is there any other sport where a player can be clearly winning and still lose to a sudden one-off strike?> You've touched on the knock out blow in boxing and the pin in wrestling. Auto racing with the possibility of a crash or mechanical failure putting the lead ...
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