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sevenseaman
Member since May-16-10 · Last seen Jan-30-15
Of late I have been relatively inactive except solving chess puzzles. This now is largely my only source of keeping in touch with the game and endeavor to hone whatever little skill I have.

Chess remains my most mesmerizing interest.

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   sevenseaman has kibitzed 5866 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-29-15 Wei Yi vs A Haast, 2015
 
sevenseaman: This Wei Yi is Wi fi.
 
   Jan-29-15 Harikrishna vs I Chirila, 2015
 
sevenseaman: 16. Qg5+ may not have achieved much! 19. Re3 exchange sac is critical decision. Pentala goes on to see off the other B too. With his own B controlling the long dark diagonal, White has an iron grip on the game.
 
   Jan-29-15 sevenseaman chessforum (replies)
 
sevenseaman: 74337 Here is how it goes! Rh4 is quite good but not what the sol is. The move you need to find is Rg4. 1...Rg4 has 3 potential mating threats; on f3, g2, and f1. The queen cannot defend both g2 and f1. And of course the White king can deal with the spites and escape to h6 as ...
 
   Jan-28-15 I Cheparinov vs A Smith, 2015
 
sevenseaman: Go to the pawnbroker!
 
   Jan-28-15 J Henrichsen vs N Zhukova, 2015 (replies)
 
sevenseaman: 18...Rxc4!! Life impossible.
 
   Jan-27-15 Caruana vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2015 (replies)
 
sevenseaman: 28...Be8 is priceless; it wrongfoots White into making a critical error! 30...Re4+!! It an exalting experience! MV-L feels no need to kill the individual pieces when he can garrote his opponent.
 
   Jan-22-15 I Saric vs A Giri, 2015 (replies)
 
sevenseaman: Giri has pursued an attacking game and combined it with an adequate defense. 30...Rxc3, 33...Nc3+ (recovering the exchange) and 47...Kf5 are brilliant moves and keep his attack going.
 
   Jan-17-15 morfishine chessforum (replies)
 
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   Dec-31-14 Fusilli chessforum (replies)
 
sevenseaman: Thanks <Fusilli>. An year may be a long time and we all need some luck, enlightenment and sound health. Your very particular enthusiasm for chess tells me that I can hope for some cheer via your play.
 
   Dec-17-14 Kramnik vs Nakamura, 2014 (replies)
 
sevenseaman: A Fri/ Thu puzzle setup at White move 39. First move will be found but not all the latter ones played by <KramniK>.
 
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Dec-22-14
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  sevenseaman: 140117 The Mechanics of Chess!


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Black.
A problem you could fall in love with. It is simple and complex at the same time.

1...Bxe4 (not easy) 2. b8=Q Bxg2+ (you had to make this forcer, noway the Q at b8 can be taken)3. Rxg2 (forced and a welcome deflection)Rxb8 (safe now)4. Qf7(death pangs) Rg6 (if ever there was a resource!) 5. Rxg6 hxg6

The problem ends here;

le denouement;

[ 5...hxg6 6.Qxg6 Qf3+ 7.Qg2 Qd3 8.Bf2 Rg8 9.Bg3 Qd1+ 10.Qg1 Qxd5+ 11.Qg2 Qd1+ 12.Qg1 Qf3+ 13.Qg2 Rf8 14.Qxf3 Rxf3 ] Was it simple? It was, eh! I like your reaction!

Dec-23-14
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  sevenseaman: 108619 What is <your move now>?


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White.

It goes;

1. c7 Kd6 2. Rd2+ Ke6 3. ?


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All-important 3rd move?

Dec-24-14
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  morfishine: <sevenseaman> I hope you have a warm and enjoyable Holidays and New Year!
Dec-24-14
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  sevenseaman: Thank you <morf>, I could do with some warmth. This is the bleeding freezingest weather in my part of the country. Its a battle against the elements and I struggle to live through December and January. Once across that I feel I'll live another year.

Merry Christmas to you and the family. I know Florida is not too familiar with severe winter, thankfully.

Dec-25-14  ketchuplover: caissa.com is slowly dying...oh and season's greting to ye
Dec-25-14
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  wordfunph: <sevenseaman> Merry Christmas!
Dec-25-14
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  sevenseaman: <ketchuplover> and <wordfunp>, thanks for the warm visit. It feels like seasonal birds from Siberia landing on the courtyard and making it strangely beautiful.

Merry Christmas to you two. Chess remains my most vibrant life-sustainer.

Dec-30-14
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  sevenseaman: 89530 A monster!

Have ye ever met a monster in real life? No.(Because no one will be sane enough to tell the story after the encounter).

Here is one I met in chess, though!


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White.

I almost jumped at 1. Qxg7+ . The thing that stopped me, 'Why this puzzle is there in front of me? Its a Chess Tempo puzzle, it cannot be that simple'.


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Took me all of 15 minutes to work out that Black can wriggle to a stalemate draw thus;

1.Qxg7+ Qxg7 2.b8=Q Qd4 3.Qg8+ Kh4 4.Be4 Qxf2+ 5.Kh1 Qh2+ ??

6. Kxh2 and no more moves for Black; QED!

To-date in my chess career, this was <disillusionment> of the highest order!!

So I had a <think> on my hands! Another 5 minutes of deep torture; and I played;

1. Qd8+

It held! Aaaah, what a relief; it held!

I started breathing again.

Hereafter too I went very slowly and these moves came out like a baby being born!

1...Kh6 2. Qd6+ Kg5 3. Kxh3 Qa1 4. Qxf4+ Kxf4 5. b8=Q+ Kg5 6. Qd8+ Kf4 7. Qd6+ Qe5 8. Qf8+

Here 8...Rf7 will be followed by 9. Qxf7+ Kg5 10. f4+ Qxf4 11. Qg6#. But Black played;

8...Kg5

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and I,

9. f4+ Kh6 10. gxf5? (stop, who goes there? Not the computer's first choice! Keep looking for a better move. Better, huh?)

10. Qh8+ Rh7 11. Qxh7#

I almost blundered 11. Qxf5!! (tragic it'd have been)

All of 30 minutes: we can all breathe!

(If there is any error in transcription, bear with me and indicate.)

Dec-31-14
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  sevenseaman: Poor memory sustains this Morphy brilliancy for me.


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Black after White takes his K out of check. (Perhaps the colors have been reversed)

Dec-31-14
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  Fusilli: Best wishes for 2015!
Dec-31-14
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  sevenseaman: Egon Brests enigma!


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Black. I did not solve it, sadly.

Jan-09-15
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  sevenseaman: 92292 Very compact logic


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Just 4 elementary moves for White to obtain domination.

If you can think straight you cannot go wrong.

Jan-10-15
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  sevenseaman: 141313 A 14 move domination only the computer can find!


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W. I failed early but after seeing the sol I am convinced I would have lost my way some where or the other.

1. Rd8 Qxf2+ 2. Kh3 Rxd8 3. Bxf7+ (I failed here with Qxd8)4.Be8+ Kh6 5. 5. Qf8+ Kh5 6. Qf5 (not eay to choose) Kh6 7. Qxf4+ (hard again for me)Kg7 8. Qf7+ Kh6 9. Qf8+ Kh5 10. Qf5+ Kh6 11. Qg5+ (wonderful?) Kg7 12. Qe7+ Kh6 13. Kxg4 (aren't you tired?) Rxe8 14. Qxe8 Argh!

So the computer does not always teach you. (Maybe it inspires you).

Jan-12-15
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  sevenseaman: 40266

A simple sit-up for the R kills the game! Hard to imagine.


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W.

Jan-22-15
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  sevenseaman: 94351 If you can see d7 R is pinned...


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White.

...you'll solve it!

Jan-23-15
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  OhioChessFan: Note to self to work on some of these.
Jan-28-15
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  OhioChessFan: Morphy puzzle, the Bishop checks, discovers check, and White is done. Maybe 1. Kh1 Bg2+ 2. Kg1 Bf3+ 3. Kf1 Rg2 and it's all over.
Jan-28-15
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  sevenseaman: 74337 Find the 'First Move'!


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Black.

Take 2 or 3 hours! If you hit the first move you'll likely solve it.

It aint 1... Rd4 because 2. Qe2.

Jan-28-15
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  OhioChessFan: Egon Brests, White is weak at e1 and f4, both defended by Bd2 which suggests his best line.
Jan-29-15
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  OhioChessFan: 92292 theme = Surrounding the King. 1. Ra8+ Kg7 2. Nh6 Nf6 3. Ra7 and Black is done.
Jan-29-15
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  OhioChessFan: A quick look at 74337 told me my first thought of Qf3+ isn't right. The King escapes via e2.
Jan-29-15
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  OhioChessFan: Okay, 74337 is a pretty straight forward move by Black and White is helpless. A few spite checks, the Black King gets to h6 and it's over.
Jan-29-15
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  sevenseaman: <OCF> Your view of 92292 and Morphy is fine.

Egon Brest came up in the POD? I do not remember. Give the moves.

74337 is tough. But when you do get the first move you will say, 'of course'. It ranks high and has been solved under 14%.

Jan-29-15
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  sevenseaman: 74337 Here is how it goes!

Rh4 is quite good but not what the sol is. The move you need to find is Rg4.

1...Rg4 has 3 potential mating threats; on f3, g2, and f1. The queen cannot defend both g2 and f1.

And of course the White king can deal with the spites and escape to h6 as you say.

Did you consider Rg4. If so, very nice!

Jan-29-15
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  OhioChessFan: Yes, Rg4 was the move. The hard part was ignoring that weak back rank and paying attention to the weak g2 square.
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