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Member since Dec-24-07 · Last seen Oct-20-18
I live in the Portland, OR area and play chess badly. Make that very badly.
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   pdxjjb has kibitzed 71 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-29-18 Petrosian vs Balashov, 1974
pdxjjb: Does anyone else think the puzzle should have been white's 20th with the correct answer Bb3? It looks like 19 ... Qc7 really opens the door for Petrosian. Engine sayeth that after this move black is down a piece even with best play. Or is this just too hard, too many moves out to be ...
   Sep-02-18 Caruana vs Nakamura, 2018 (replies)
pdxjjb: After the mistake 36 ... fxe4, Caruana's best move objectively was gxh6 leading to Rf8 and black losing the advanced e-pawn: 37. gxh6 e3+ 38. Kc1 Kxh6 39. Rf8 Rf5 40. Rxf5 exf5 41. Re7 Kg5 42. Rxe3 ... (Stockfish 9) Apparently Caruana didn't like the complication of having his K ...
   Aug-26-18 A H T dos Santos Fier vs K Leenhouts, 2017 (replies)
pdxjjb: This one is way beyond me, so, chess engine. Interesting, Stockfish 9 thinks the sac is literally the only move that maintains an advantage for white. According to the engine, both players are very accurate after the sac until black tries the Q-side pawn storm on move 24. So this ...
   Jul-30-18 N Georgiadis vs Svidler, 2018 (replies)
pdxjjb: Does anyone want to speculate about what Georgiadis was thinking on the sac? Did he think Svidlar was in serious trouble because of the weak QP?
   Jul-13-18 V Carneiro vs A H T dos Santos Fier, 2017 (replies)
pdxjjb: I know blitz is hard and everything, but 13 ... Qxf6? He couldn't ... possibly ... have missed that?
   Jun-10-18 Gelfand vs Beliavsky, 1991 (replies)
pdxjjb: <Jimfromprovidence> I agree, that's probably white's best chance. Black has to find ... Qe7 and then some other moves that really aren't obvious, at least not to me, although they're obviously obvious to an engine. ;-) If black goes astray in there, white can equalize.
   Jun-08-18 Karjakin vs Anand, 2018 (replies)
pdxjjb: After the fireworks, though, Vishy was still ahead just a single pawn. It would have been a long hard endgame against a super-GM in a good frame of mind. But Karjakin was probably kicking himself for h4 and his 32 h5 loses a second pawn with no compensation that I can see. This game ...
   Jun-03-18 W So vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
pdxjjb: I have to agree. Wesley stood better after the exchange on c4 but it doesn't seem like a winning advantage. Carlsen's Bd8, Qb5 sequence is just baffling.
   Jun-03-18 Altibox Norway (2018) (replies)
pdxjjb: Congratulations Mr. So on your surprising victory.
   Jun-02-18 Caruana vs Karjakin, 2018 (replies)
pdxjjb: I was going to ask whether Karjakin was just unprepared for the opening, but it turns out the "book" does not appear to go very deep. 7 b3 is a near novelty (3 previous games in database). 7...0-0 is novel (7...d5 in all three previous) but the engine thinks it's just fine and that ...
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