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Member since May-20-03 · Last seen Jan-30-15
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 13371 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-30-15 Nakamura vs N Grandelius, 2015 (replies)
patzer2: Wasn't quite sure why Back resigned. However, Fritz's analysis shows it's indeed hopeless for Black. In the final position, Fritz indicates strong play might continue 35...Bc7 36. f5 Qe8 37. Rxe7 Qxe7 38. fxg6 f6 39. Nf7 Kg7 40. Nd6 Bxd6 41. cxd6 Qd7 42. e4 b6 43. Kf2 a5 44. bxa5 ...
   Jan-30-15 Sax vs Ehlvest, 1988
patzer2: As <Sally Simpson> observes, in our Friday puzzle position (20. ?) White has a mate threat prepared, but the Pawn on f5 and the Queen on a4 are interfering with this plan. I saw the threat 20. Qg5? g6! 21. Qh6 Qf4+! 22. Qxf4 exf4
   Jan-29-15 Tata Steel (2015) (replies)
patzer2: <Sally Simpson> Thanks for the teaching tips!
   Jan-29-15 Bergell / Neumann vs Knorre / Cordel, 1865 (replies)
patzer2: Correction: It was a Wednesday puzzle I missed with the 14. Bxe6? mistake. Thought it was after midnight EST when I posted, but I guess not.
   Jan-29-15 Mamedyarov vs T Nyback, 2005 (replies)
patzer2: Missed this Thursday puzzle, finding nothing better than the quiet 44. Qd5 which fizzles out to equality after 44. Qd5 Bb7! 45. Qc4 (not 45. Qxb7?? Qxb3#) 45...Be4 =. Looked at 44. Rd8! but thought too quickly that 44...Qxe5 ended the mate threat. However, I should have looked ...
   Jan-29-15 A Giri vs W So, 2015
patzer2: Out of the opening and into the middle game some missed opportunities and improvements from GM Gustafsson's analysis are: 27. Qh5! when play might go f5 28. Qf3 h6 29. Rc6 Qd7 shortening the game. 30... h5! when play might go
   Jan-28-15 D Marholev vs A Baryshpolets, 2014
patzer2: The self-pin 26. Rc1?! allowing Black to win a pawn with 26...Nxb6 and may have been the decisive turning point in the game. Black's clear and final decisive passed pawn combination begins with 43...Qxc5!, which might make for
   Jan-27-15 Kotronias vs F Vallejo Pons, 2009 (replies)
patzer2: <Once> Enjoyed your allegory illustrating how a forced mate combination is like being allowed to break the rules of Chess, go out of turn, and get extra moves. A few weeks back when I was playing my five-year-old grandson a game, I took a short break and came back to the game.
   Jan-26-15 N Barsalou vs B Wall, 1980 (replies)
patzer2: <Sally Simpson: Bill's games are ideal for showing beginners the perils that await weak moves and blunders. His refuatations are dramtic and perfect.> Thanks for the tip. I've been using some of Paul Morphy's games to help teach my grandchildren, but Bill Wall's games are also
   Jan-26-15 Kavalek vs E Formanek, 1970
patzer2: <vajeer: Wouldn't 27. Qa6+ Rb7 28. Nxc4 win too?> Yes indeed, 27. Qa6+ also wins. In fact, Fritz 12 shows its best play transposing to the game line 27. Nxc4: Lubomir Kavalek - Edward W Formanek, USA op 1970 [DIAGRAM] Analysis by Fritz 12 (@ 24 depth on a dual core 2.1GHZ ...
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