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Member since May-20-03 · Last seen Oct-18-19
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 16894 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-17-19 Carlsen vs Bacrot, 2010 (replies)
patzer2: Found 28. Qd7! which is the first move in the combination solving today's Thursday puzzle. However, after 28...Kg7 I missed the two strongest follow-up possibilities: 1. The computer's 29. Nxf6! +- (+6.11 @ 30 ply, Stockfish 10) 2. Carlsen's 29. Ng5+! +- (+5.72 @ 30 ply, Stockfish ...
   Oct-16-19 J Cori vs N Huschenbeth, 2012 (replies)
patzer2: <mel gibson: This problem should have been a Sunday puzzle.> Wouldn't be suprised to see 17...? or 18...? as a future weekend puzzle. Indeed, 17...Nc2! 18. Rc2 Nxd4! 19. Rxd4 -+ sets up today's difficult Wednesday (19...?) puzzle.
   Oct-15-19 I Yagupov vs S Osinovsky, 2003
patzer2: Black resigns a level position. Why?
   Oct-15-19 Alekhine vs Tylor, 1937 (replies)
patzer2: Alekhine's quote from <whaddayaplay>'s 2005 post indicates White should have played 7. Bxc6 dxc6 8. Nxe5 ± winning a pawn. This suggests 6...0-0?, allowing 7. Bxc6 dxc6 8. Nxe5 ±, is not a good move. Our Opening Explorer indicates 6...0-0?, allowing 7. Bxc6 dxc6 ...
   Oct-14-19 Lombardy vs N Spiridonov, 1964 (replies)
patzer2: <Damenlaeuferbauer: After long pondering, the catholic priest Bill finally found the mate in two moves with 33.Rh5+!,Kxh5 34.Rh7#.> As a layman I took longer than I'd like to admit, because I was trying to find a combination with the other Rook and the Bishop. Once I looked at
   Oct-13-19 L Christiansen vs Seirawan, 1978 (replies)
patzer2: Not a clue on today's (29. ?)Sunday puzzle. I would have played 29. Rhe4 ⩲ to = (+0.21 @ 37 ply, Stockfish 10). The deep combination with 29. Rxh6!! +- (+5.30 @ 38 ply, Stockfish 10) was way over my head, and I couldn't even start to comprehend it until I looked at the ...
   Oct-13-19 M Yilmazyerli vs B Sadiku, 2017
patzer2: I suppose for computers and strong tactical players, today's Saturday puzzle solution 19. Nxe5! fxe5 20. Qxe5 +- is a combination they might calculate to decisive advantage. I chose this line as my solution, but I didn't do so because I could calculate it to a decisive advantage. ...
   Oct-11-19 Kramnik vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2013
patzer2: While 10...Qb8 does have some subtle points discussed in previous posts, I prefer the more straightforward 10...e6 as in the draw in M Rodshtein vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2012 . Our Opening Explorer indicates Black has had good success with 10...e6, which has been played five times versus ...
   Oct-11-19 M Bluebaum vs A Korobov, 2016 (replies)
patzer2: In attempting to solve today's Friday puzzle (16. ?), I found the first two White moves of White's combination, visualizing 16. exf6! Bxh1 17. fxg7 Rg8 ± to +-. However, I went astray on the third move of the combination with 18. Nf2?, anticipating 18. Nf2? Bd5? (18...Bf3? ...
   Oct-10-19 S Volkov vs Yifan Hou, 2008 (replies)
patzer2: In attempting today's Thursday puzzle (53. ?), I got the first four moves of the game continuation (i.e. 53. Rxf5 gxf5 54. Rd8+ Kf7 55. Rxc8 Rac3 56. Rd8 +-). However, after 56...Rd8 I had a Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy moment (see ), thinking ...
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