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   pittpanther has kibitzed 106 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jul-04-18 D Morozov vs I Makoveev, 2014 (replies)
pittpanther: Found this knowing it's a puzzle. If I was merely observing this game I don't think I would have seen the combination.
   Mar-07-18 Sasikiran vs S D Swapnil, 2017 (replies)
pittpanther: I looked at this a long time. I figured if 38 Be5, then 38...Bxe5 39. Qxf7 followed by 39...Rxf2 by black and the white win was not that clear. Not clear enough for a Wednesday at least.
   Feb-20-18 D Abrahams vs K Arakhamia-Grant, 2017 (replies)
pittpanther: I actually found this difficult to see - took me much longer than a typical Tuesday.
   Sep-17-17 A Montalvo vs Blatny, 1997 (replies)
pittpanther: Seems to me that 20 Qa3 is better and then white can either not capture if black takes on e2 with N or R or as noted above, if 20....Rxe2 play 21. Bxe2 Nxe2 22. Kg2 followed by Nd2 on the next move and white seems to hold.
   Aug-27-17 G Halvax vs A D Ivanova, 2012 (replies)
pittpanther: Why doesn't black play 57....h2? White can't play c8 because the room captures with check.
   May-30-17 P Makoli vs F Doettling, 2007 (replies)
pittpanther: Perhaps I am just slow today but I found the puzzle harder than most Tuesday puzzles. I did eventually get it but it took me several minutes.
   Aug-22-16 K Burger vs Benko, 1969 (replies)
pittpanther: As some others have noted, it took me a LONG time to solve this puzzle. I kept looking at Nxh3 or Ne2. I did finally get it though. My mind must be working a bit slow on this Monday morning!
   Mar-25-16 Spielmann vs Tarrasch, 1923
pittpanther: If black plays 30....Rxf7 is there a clear win for white?
   Dec-04-15 Kramnik vs Morozevich, 2014 (replies)
pittpanther: I also am struggling to see the clear win for white after 31. Nh3 Ne8 32. hg Qxh3. I presume white's best is gxf8 but after Kxf8 I am not sure that white is clearly winning.
   Sep-29-15 J Madsen vs L B Hansen, 1982 (replies)
pittpanther: Question: Could black have survived after 26 ... Qxh3 followed by fg? If white takes the queen with his queen and then plays Ng5 seems black can play Kf8 and run away to d8 and white does not have enough pieces left to mate him. If white takes the queen with the pawn and then ...
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