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I was a 1500 player in high school 40 years ago, and I am still. I love about half of chess, unfortunately it's not the half that makes you a really good chess player.

   petemccabe has kibitzed 27 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-16-19 Korchnoi vs J Silver, 1977 (replies)
petemccabe: I'm not too surprised that anyone who got as close to World Champion as Korchnoi did would turn out to be overly competitive. I can't imagine what else would motivate anyone to put in the work required.
   Dec-29-18 H Bohm vs A Kochyev, 1977 (replies)
petemccabe: Lower the boom! Maybe.
   Nov-03-18 M French vs D Fryer, 2015 (replies)
petemccabe: Is Fryer any good? Cause he doesn't seem very good. I'm sure he could beat my 1500 ass, but this game has two almost beginner level mistakes.
   Nov-03-18 K Lerner vs M Roiz, 2008 (replies)
petemccabe: I'm with Stacase; when I was playing through, and black played 22 ... Bxa1, I was surprised. Too many pieces had to be cleared from that diagonal for me to see them all. But quite a combination to win, ultimately, a single pawn.
   Oct-31-18 E Bone vs P Biyiasas, 1971 (replies)
petemccabe: It almost seems like Bone must have walked away from the table at move 26, and someone else came up and played Qxa7, which is so obviously bad that even I, who rate maybe 1500, immediately saw it as a blunder. How could a master play that move?
   Aug-04-18 Mayet vs Harrwitz, 1848 (replies)
petemccabe: Notes to the 1847 game give it as 1848. Perhaps this is just a partial score of that game?
   Jul-19-18 Bogoljubov vs A H Trott, 1950 (replies)
petemccabe: Playing through the game I saw 37. Bxh6, which looked better to me than EB's Qg4. So I clicked on the Engine button and it agreed. I like this Engine feature (at least, when it says I'm right!).
   May-17-18 C Hoogendijk vs A A Marguerite, 2008 (replies)
petemccabe: Can anyone explain why white played on after losing his queen? Nothing that follows seems to indicate any sort of plan to overcome this deficit. And why on earth would you give up the last rook and then resign? Why not just resign? I'm just a 1500 player but this baffles me.
   Mar-14-18 R Runau vs Schmidt, 1972 (replies)
petemccabe: That is the most puzzle-like finish of an actual game I have ever seen.
   Mar-04-18 P Tregubov vs A Moiseenko, 2016
petemccabe: Thanks ahj68 and Dionysus. How obvious. That's why I'm just a 1500.
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