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patzer2
Member since May-20-03 · Last seen Dec-07-16
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 14773 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-07-16 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
 
patzer2: <safunna><Colonel Mortimer> Thanks for the kind words. It's good to see conservatives and liberals can occasionally find common ground, even if in this case it's only an appreciation for gathering relevant facts and attempting to be objective.
 
   Dec-07-16 Kasparov vs Timman, 2000 (replies)
 
patzer2: Perhaps I missed today's Wednesday solution 35. Kxd5 d2 36. g4+! Kxg4 (36...Kf4 37. Rc4+) 37. Rc4+ Kf3 38. Rd4 Ke2 39. b6 because it involved consecutive "bouncing checks," which in the real personal finance world is a bad ...
 
   Dec-06-16 I Bahgat vs Rodolfo Cardoso, 1957 (replies)
 
patzer2: Well, for today's Tuesday puzzle solution, I guess I was supposed to avoid the "spoiler" and find the computer "best move" 24. Nh4 and suffer the exchange down after 24...Qf7 (-0.80 @ 20 depth, Deep Fritz 15). However, this ...
 
   Dec-05-16 D Fridman vs H Odeev, 1996 (replies)
 
patzer2: For my Monday solution, I quickly found the game continuation 38.Rxf7+ Kxf7 39.Bd5+ Kg7 40.Bxg8 Kxg8 which converts to a won King and Pawn ending. Almost any reasonable follow-up after 40...kxg8 wins for White. I went for 41. Kf2
 
   Dec-03-16 L B Hoyos Millan vs G Garcia, 1986
 
patzer2: Like <Alice Knight> I could not resist going for the exchange sacrifice 13...Re8+ for my attempt at solving today's Saturday (13...?) puzzle. However, 13...Re8+ appears to fall short. Black gets a slight advantage but no clear win after 13... Re8+ 14. Bxe8 Qxe8+ 15. Qe2 Qc6 ...
 
   Dec-02-16 Wei Yi vs Ding Liren, 2015 (replies)
 
patzer2: My candidate moves for today's Friday puzzle were 34. gxh5? and 34. f5! I missed badly by picking 34. gxh5?, which allows Black to turn the tables and steal the win after 34...gxh5 [not 34... Rxf7?? 35. hxg6 (+8.62 @ 21 ...
 
   Dec-01-16 D E Cori Tello vs D Real Pereyra, 2016 (replies)
 
patzer2: Correction: I stopped calculating after 35. Rxf7 Kxf7 36. Ne5+ Kg8 (diagram below) [DIAGRAM] Had I looked a few more moves ahead, I might have seen 37. Qe6+! Kg7 38. Qf7+ Kh8 39. Nxg6#.
 
   Nov-30-16 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
 
patzer2: Don't know if Karjakin could have held after 38. Rb1 Qf6 32. Be2 (-1.30 @ 31 depth, Komodo 9.1), but he had no chance after 38. Rc1? Ra1 (#22 @ 40 depth, Komodo 10.2).
 
   Nov-30-16 G Cools vs L Boeye, 2009 (replies)
 
patzer2: The solution 26.Qh7+ Kxf6 27.Rhf1+ to today's Wednesday puzzle can be played on a positional basis. The winning follow-up after the forced 27...Nf3 is mate-in-three with 28. Rxf3+ Ke5 29. Re3+ Kf6 30. Rf1#. P.S.: After the ugly 2...Nh6?! there's not much to say in terms of improving
 
   Nov-29-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
 
patzer2: <RV> Thanks! As your analysis indicates, the correct respose after 12...Bxd4 is 13. Bxd6 cxd6 (not 13...Bxb2?? allowing 14. Bxc7! +) when 14. Nc3 Be5 = to suggests "the d4 bait" isn't all that "poisonous."
 
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