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petemccabe
Member since Feb-08-15 · Last seen Aug-18-18
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 22 times to chessgames   [more...]
   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.
 
   Nov-24-17 F Reinfeld vs Denker, 1934 (replies)
 
petemccabe: offramp: Is it Owsley LSD?
 
   Aug-29-17 Fine vs A R B Thomas, 1938 (replies)
 
petemccabe: My theory is that Thomas fell asleep just after the game started and woke up at move 20. He of course resigned. Otherwise he could have resigned several moves earlier. I'm not sure why Fine didn't play 11 Nxa8. He doesn't seem to have gone directly to something better.
 
   Aug-08-17 Acs vs Degraeve, 2008 (replies)
 
petemccabe: This pun is the most felicitous composition I have seen on chessgames.com.
 
   Jul-21-17 J Perlis vs J Mieses, 1907 (replies)
 
petemccabe: "Falling to Mieses" You know, in case we need another pun.
 
   Jun-23-17 Mamedyarov vs Van Wely, 2016 (replies)
 
petemccabe: I had what drollere had. I don't usually get difficult puzzles but this time I don't even think I understand the question.
 
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