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patzer2
Member since May-20-03 · Last seen Jun-29-17
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 15740 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jun-28-17 J J Carleton vs P Kent, 2007
 
patzer2: <schachfuchs> After 19...exd4 20. exd4 21. Rxe1 Qxh4 22. Re8 Kf7 23. Nd1 Qf6 to (-2.83 @ 32 depth) Stockfish 8 has it as a near win for Black (diagram below): ...
 
   Jun-27-17 Chandler vs A Fernandez, 1981 (replies)
 
patzer2: <Agferna> Thanks for the post IM Fernandez. Good to know this is not your game. I too have a common hispanic surname and can relate. I've heard of the "Tomb of the Unknown Soldier." Now perhaps chessgames.com can bury this as the "game of the unknown loser."
 
   Jun-26-17 I Bukavshin vs E Inarkiev, 2015 (replies)
 
patzer2: After a few seconds of calculation, I found the mate with 41. Nf6+ Kf8 42. Rh8+! Bxh8 43. Qg8# for today's Monday puzzle solution. White might have missed an opportunity for a slightly quicker win earlier on his 16th move. Instead of the preparatory 16. e5 gxh5 17. Ng5!
 
   Jun-25-17 Keres vs E Walther, 1964 (replies)
 
patzer2: I let the position after 23...Bg6 run for over 10 hours on Stockfish 8 to 48 depth with the following result: [Stockfish 8 64] 48:+3.72] 24.Nxg4 hxg4 25.Rxf8+ Bxf8 26.Qxg4 Kh7 27.h5 Bd3 28.Rf3 Qc8 29.Qg5 Bc2 30.Qd2 Qg4 31.Qxc2+ Kg8 32.Qf5 Qxf5 33.Rxf5 Rc8 34.Kh2 b5 35.g4 Rc4 36.Rg5+
 
   Jun-24-17 Caruana vs Eljanov, 2016 (replies)
 
patzer2: I let Stockfish 8 run for over six hours to 49 depth analyzing the computer best play line 32. e6+! Bf6 33. Qf4! Bg5 (diagram below) [DIAGRAM] Here (diagram above after 33...Bg5 34.Qxf7) Stockfish 8 gives 34.Qxf7 gxh5 35.Qxh5 Be8 36.Qe2 Qg7 37.Nf5 Qc3 38.e7 Bh5 39.Qe5+ Qxe5 40.Rxe5 ...
 
   Jun-23-17 Mamedyarov vs Van Wely, 2016 (replies)
 
patzer2: With help from chessgames.com telling me there was a Friday puzzle solution for Black's 17th move, I found the missed winning move 17...Ng5! . Stockfish 8 give the following winning line: 17...♘g4! 18.♕e1 If ...
 
   Jun-22-17 A Adly vs I Vovk, 2007 (replies)
 
patzer2: For today's Thursday solution, 36. Rg8+ forces mate. For an early improvement, Stockfish 8 suggests ditching 17...Nfd7?! and replacing it with 17...Ncd7 = (0.00 @ 34 depth.)
 
   Jun-22-17 M Pantzar vs T Rodshtein, 2016 (replies)
 
patzer2: As <gofer>'s post suggests, White's decisive mistake was 21...exf5? allowing today's Wednesday puzzle solution 22...Bc6+! 22. Be4 Qg6! (-2.46 @ 20 depth, Deep Fritz 15.) Instead, <gofer>'s suggestion 21. Rxf5! ...
 
   Jun-18-17 Zsofia Polgar vs A Chernin, 1989 (replies)
 
patzer2: <SirChrisLove> Thanks for the link to the excellent annotation of this game by the game winniner Zsofia Polgar. I'll ask my 8-year-old grandson who now has a near 2100 tactical rating on chess.com, but sometimes struggles with positional play, to take a look at her notes. Her ...
 
   Jun-04-17 Shirov vs Lautier, 1995 (replies)
 
patzer2: Would have played 27...Bxh4! in blitz, so I had no problem picking it for today's Sunday puzzle solution. The obvious idea is to overload attackers on h3 after 28. gxh4 Nf4+ .
 
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