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sevenseaman
Member since May-16-10 · Last seen Sep-01-14
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 5769 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-01-14 Topalov vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2014 (replies)
 
sevenseaman: Topalov is still very sharp.
 
   Aug-23-14 Fressinet vs Dorfman, 2014 (replies)
 
sevenseaman: 29. Rxe6! It was coming. White imposes his will upon the enemy, the Q is in peril now.
 
   Aug-23-14 Fressinet vs S Maze, 2014
 
sevenseaman: Nice tossing off the N to ensure promotion and get the R.
 
   Aug-21-14 sevenseaman chessforum
 
sevenseaman: 78235 Je demande! [DIAGRAM] White. 1. Rxh5 gxh5 2. Rh1 Rxc2+ 3. Nxc2 Qc8 4. Rxh5 Bf5 5. exf5 Qxf5 6. g6 Qxg6 7 Rg5!! Coup de grace!!
 
   Aug-15-14 Negi vs M Stagl, 2014
 
sevenseaman: To plan for <18. Nxg6> is weird foresight. The killing combination that ensues if 18...Rx
 
   Aug-15-14 Negi vs A Hobber, 2014
 
sevenseaman: The nuisensical Knight; the way it hobbles <Hobber>!
 
   Aug-14-14 Sasikiran vs L Gerzhoy, 2014
 
sevenseaman: An insightful Q sac in an attacking game.
 
   Aug-12-14 Once chessforum (replies)
 
sevenseaman: Hello <Once>. Liked your powerful, well-worded (no wastages)comment in the POTD today.
 
   Aug-12-14 Fusilli chessforum (replies)
 
sevenseaman: Hi <Fusilli>! Liked your comment and the game today(I do not comment on the POTD but follow it almost regularly). Yes, your attack does start at move...22. I am a little surprised <CG> has featured your game on a Tuesday. Its a tad harder.
 
   Aug-07-14 morfishine chessforum (replies)
 
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Jul-14-14
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  morfishine: <sevenseaman> I never told you I was a devoted, die-hard German National team fan since 1982. It all started in college when a fraternity brother from England introduced us to soccer, leading us into 2 championship games where we won one and lost the other 0 - 1

I was addicted and after watching Germany come back against France in the 1982 World Cup down 1 - 3 to tie 3 - 3, then win in an overtime shoot out, I was a die-hard German national team fan and have been ever since.

German soccer is typified but what I admire most: stubborn defense complemented by smart, deliberate passing and offenses based on strengths. There is nothing frilly about German football: its in-your-face football, that says "If you think you are better, show me". Germans don't flop and are continually pressing forward. There is no give-up on German futbol

I think Van Persie's goal on day 1 was the best goal of the tournament. I mean a header from 25 yards IN FRONT of the goal with the 50 yard pass coming from the left rear? That could be the greatest goal I've ever seen...

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Jul-17-14
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  sevenseaman: 46328

Not a genius move but...


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White.

1. exf6 Bf8 2. Qg4+ Kh8

You are here...


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White.

3. Your move?

Jul-17-14
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  sevenseaman: 105800

Good chess players do simple things...


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Black.

Lets see if you avoid complexities.

1... g3+ 2. Kh3 g2 3. Rbd7 Ne3 4. R7d2 Nf1 5. Rxg2+ fxg2 6. Kxg2 Ne3+ 7. Kg3 Nxd1

I said simple because there really is another (much harder) way of doing it after;

1... g3+ 2. Kh3 g2 3. Rbd7 Ne3 4. R7d2 Nf1

we are forced to deviate by the defense response;


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White.

5. Rf2 g1=N+ 6. Kg4 Ne3+ 7. Kg3 Nxd1 8. Rf1 Ne2+ 9. Kh3 f2 10. Rxd1 f1=Q+ 11. Rxf1 Rxf1

Computer says the earlier defense was more logical.

Jul-17-14
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  sevenseaman: 76928


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White.

1. Bc5 Qd8 2. Rxh4


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Black

Black resigned here. I guess you'll know why.

Jul-18-14
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  sevenseaman: 97235

Closing Doors (before the horse bolts)


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White.

Situation assessment.

Black has a 1-mate. So every move needs to be a check; and every check must lead to another till mate or break-up of Black's killer threat.

1. Qe6+ Kg7 2. Bf6+ Kh6 3. Qh3+ Kg6 4. Qg4+ Kf7 5. Qd7+!


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Qg7+ was a temptation here but it'd break the catenation of checks.

Kg6 6. f5+ Qxf5 7. Qg7+ Kh5 8. g4+ Qxg4 9. Qh7#
Home and dry!

Jul-19-14
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  sevenseaman: 47565 Alert?


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White.

If you get the next move right you are an alert chess player (unlike me!)

Jul-26-14
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  morfishine: <sevenseaman> Have you been following the WT game vs Naiditsch?
Jul-29-14
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  sevenseaman: Hi <morf>. Sadly no. Last week or so I have been in places where I had no internet access. I look forward to sign in next Monday when I regain connectivity.

How is it going; interesting? Have you been part of some vital decisions?

Send me a link.

Jul-29-14
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  morfishine: I haven't participated much. The team voted to avoid exchanges (instead preferring congestion and immobility?), allowing Black to equalize early and easily. But things could become interesting soon once things loosen up a bit: Chessgames Challenge: The World vs Naiditsch, 2014

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Jul-29-14
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  OhioChessFan: You're treading the line of inappropriate public discussion of the game. I realize Naiditsch isn't going to read this, but there's a principle involved. That's why we have blocked forums.
Jul-30-14
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  sevenseaman: 117227

A <tough> 1st move to find!


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White.

Well, what comes to your mind? It better be a good first move as you will have to deal with the serious response <1. Qxb2+>

The sol was;

1. Nxe6 Rxe6 2. Bf7+ Kf8! (Kh8 was even more doomed)3. Bxe6+

What of 1...Qxb2+?

3. Kd1 Qb1+ 4. Ke2 Qb5+ 5. Bd3 Nc3+ 6. Kd2 Qe8 5...Nb1+ 6.Kc1 or 5...Ne4+ 6.Qxe4! 7. Rf8+ Qxf8 8. Nxf8 Ne4+ 9. Bxe4 dxe4 10. Ne6 Rxe6 11. Qb3 Bc8 12. Qc4 Bd7 13. Qd5

A little sidelight;

( 1. Nxe6 Qxb2+ 2. Kd2 Rxe6 3. Bf7+ Kh8 4. Bxe6 Qb4+ 5. c3 Qa3 6. Rf7 Bc6 7. h6 g6 )

So anyone finding 1. Nxe6 (threatening Rf8#) is entitled to feel very proud.

Aug-12-14
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  sevenseaman: 56701 Self-preservation and attack

You never right in attacking if you are not able to take care of yourself!


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White.

Three masterful moves are decisive. (forget it if you cannot get them)

Aug-13-14
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  sevenseaman: 98392 Legerdemain or juggernaut?


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Black. Depends on whether you solve it.

Aug-13-14
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  sevenseaman: 96822 Like a deciduous tree shedding foliage!


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Black.

1... Ne2+ 2. Qxe2 gxh3 3. Qf3 Qxf7 4. Nxf7 Bxf3 5. gxf3 Kxf7

Aug-14-14
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  sevenseaman: 79139 Stamina, not speed.


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Black.
Why shouldn't I be a proud chess player...er a solver? I found all the 11 moves...in less than 5 minutes!

1... Bd4+ 2. Re3 Bxe3+ 3. Kxe3 Qe7+ 4. Kf3 Rd3+ 5. Kg2 Qe2+ 6. Kg1 Qe3+ 7. Kg2 Rd2+ 8. Kh3 Qe6+ 9. f5 Qxf5+ 10. Qg4 Rxh2+ 11. Kxh2 Qxg4

(But the last 5 words are a needless boast; chess is about stamina and not speed...so do not worry how long you take.)

Aug-14-14
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  sevenseaman: 78978 Mate in 9 is easy!


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White.

Its an all checks affair but the first check is a monster.

Aug-15-14
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  sevenseaman: 108980 Persuading a surrender!


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Black. Hard bargaining Black slowly pushes White into a surrender treaty.

1...Qg6+ 2. Kf4 f6 (closes out the White Q from mischief) 3. h4 Re8 (the business-end blow ) 4. Qxh5 (the last resort) Re4+ Closes the trap.

Aug-17-14
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  sevenseaman: 75602 A matter of supreme timing!


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White.

What you see;
1. the dual attack on f2, triplable via Ra2 and ominous Black Ps on e5 & d6. 2. Your potently poised P on g5.

So you let fly;

1. gxh6 Ra2 2. hxg7+ Kxg7 3. Qg3+! Kf8 4. Rxd4 (timely reduction of pressure on f2) Qxd4 5. f6 Rxf2+ (what else in vu of Qg7+) 6. Qxf2

Aug-19-14
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  sevenseaman: I was White against the computer and the following position occurred.


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White. The game went;
1. Rxh6 gxh6 2. Qxh6+ et al and I won.

Aug-20-14
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  moronovich: HiŽ<sevenseaman> !

If you play 2.Qf6+ the game will end sooner.

Aug-20-14
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  sevenseaman: Hi <moronovich>. Very pleasing sight when I look at your avatar. Welcome.

You're right perhaps; I didn't play that at the time via a rather instinctive avoidance. My moves;

<2....Kg8 3. Qg6+ Kf8 4. Qf6+ Kg8 Rh8# >had looked austere enough to me.

Lets see if that can be bettered;

2. Qf6+ Kg8 3. Qg6+ (We cannot afford a non-checking move because its a tempo loss that Black Q can use, e.g 3. Rxh6 Qe6 and I'd have chewed more than I could swallow, having sacced a R)

Kf8 is a likely repetition for a perpetual, the thought that had come to my mind at the time.

You have a line in mind?

Aug-20-14
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  sevenseaman: 92110 Jiggery-pokery!

Its like a small time wrestling match in a corner of the arena while waiting for the main event to start.


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White.

1. Rxa6+ Kd8 2. Qf6+ Kc7 3. Qd6+ Kd8 4. Qb6+ Rc7 5. Qf6+ Kc8 6. Ra8#

Over, just like that! The maneuver merely made the Black K and the R change places, huh?

Besides seeing the funny side, my point here was would anyone see the first discovered check? Its a monster, taking the White R to the strategic 'a' file? 'Twas certainly beyond my compass.

Aug-21-14
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  moronovich:

<You have a line in mind?>

Yes.Rxh6 gxR.Qf6 Kg8 followed by Rg3+ with mate.

Cheers and all the best wishes for your new day !

Aug-21-14
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  sevenseaman: Hi <moronovich> Oh yes. 3. Rg3+ was my blind spot I do not know how I got stuck on the 'h' P (with the Q leading, too)

Thank you.

Aug-21-14
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  sevenseaman: 78235 Je demande!


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White.

1. Rxh5 gxh5 2. Rh1 Rxc2+ 3. Nxc2 Qc8 4. Rxh5 Bf5 5. exf5 Qxf5 6. g6 Qxg6 7 Rg5!!

Coup de grace!!

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