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patzer2
Member since May-20-03 · Last seen Jun-27-16
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 14415 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jun-23-16 K Ulanowski vs E Kustal, 2009 (replies)
 
patzer2: In addition to 27. Nf6+ and 27. Nc3 , another winning alternative is 27. Nc7 (diagram below) [DIAGRAM] when Black can complicate things with 27...Bh3 (diagram below). ...
 
   Jun-23-16 G Mittermayr vs C Kleijn, 2009
 
patzer2: Playing catch up on a Tuesday puzzle I didn't have a chance to look at yesterday, I started to make it more difficult than it needed to be with 25...Ra1+ 26. Kd2 Bf4+ 27. Ke1 Qa5 . Realizing this was too difficult for a simple
 
   Jun-23-16 A S Rasmussen vs T Rydstrom, 2014
 
patzer2: Fairly easy Wednesday with the 24.Nf6+ gxf6 25. Qg6+ clearance and check mating pattern. Checking the game against my solution, I found myself still calculating the final resigned position after 26. Bf7, anticipating 26...Bg7
 
   Jun-20-16 W So vs S Fedorchuk, 2015 (replies)
 
patzer2: The two-move mate 31...Rh1+ Bxh1 32. Rg1# solving today's Monday puzzle actually began two moves earlier with 29...Nf3+. After 29...Nf3+, White has nothing better than 30. Bxf3 Be4+ 31. Kf1 Bxf3 with mate soon to follow. ...
 
   Jun-19-16 S Fedorchuk vs I D Dorfman, 2015 (replies)
 
patzer2: <Once> (Position after 27. Rf1) <Who is winning here? I'd rather be white because he seems to be having the most fun, but that exchange might yet come back to bite my derriere.> Great, concise assessment of the risk versus reward proposition in playing the fun 24. Ng5!
 
   Jun-18-16 Nakamura vs J L Hammer, 2015 (replies)
 
patzer2: For today's Saturday puzzle position (43. ?), diagram below, [DIAGRAM] Black threatens mate-in-three with the windmill attack 43...Rg2+ 44. Kh1 Rxg3+ 45. Rf3 Bxf3#. The only way to parry the threat and win the game is to threaten the Bishop at the top of the windmill. White has ...
 
   Jun-17-16 B Koch vs H Nowarra, 1938 (replies)
 
patzer2: After 21. Bxg6!!, instead of 21...Rxb2 allowing 22. Qh5! as in the game continuation, Deep Fritz 15 indicates Black's two strongest defenses are 21...hxg6 and 21...e5. Following 21. Bxg6!! hxg6 (diagram below) [DIAGRAM] ...
 
   Jun-16-16 Grischuk vs Anand, 2015 (replies)
 
patzer2: Picked 26...e3! for my Thursday solution and correctly guessed Black's moves throught 27. Rc7 exf2+ 28. Nxf2 Nxf2 (-3.58 @ 33 depth, Komodo 9.3). However, after 29. Rf1 I went for 29...Nd3
 
   Jun-15-16 Jakovenko vs Zhou Jianchao, 2016
 
patzer2: In addition to the zugzwang pointed out by <An Englishman>, Black also loses the final position by trading pawn captures with White via 50... Rg7+ 51. Kf6 Rxg4 52. Kxf7 Rxd4 53. Kxe6 (#13, Deep Fritz 15).
 
   Jun-15-16 F Montoliu Cervero vs P Lasinskas, 2009 (replies)
 
patzer2: In this Philidor defense game, White's 8. Bxf7+! is an interesting and fun demolition sacrfice. With perfect play, the computers indicate White has no more than equality. However, the expert playing the 8. Bxf7+ sacrifice in this game found that even a master would have difficulty ...
 
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