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sevenseaman
Member since May-16-10 · Last seen Mar-28-15
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 5892 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-27-15 sevenseaman chessforum
 
sevenseaman: 94927 The Fatal Mistake [DIAGRAM] Black. 1. Qe7+ Kxg4 2. Qd7+ Bf5 3. Qc7 Qd1+ 4. Kh2 c1=Q [ 4...c1=Q 5. Ra4+ Kf3 6. Qb7+ Ke2 7. Ra2+ Bc2 8. Qe4+ Kxf2 9. Qg2+ Ke1 10. Qh1+ Kd2 11. Qg2+ Qe2] Where was the fatal mistake? I would have made had I insouciantly played 2...Kh4. ...
 
   Feb-05-15 V Artemiev vs A Kholopov, 2015
 
sevenseaman: 27. Ng6+ is brilliant. I thought 27. Nc8 would also do but it allows 27. Bc6?
 
   Jan-29-15 Wei Yi vs A Haast, 2015 (replies)
 
sevenseaman: This Wei Yi is Wi fi.
 
   Jan-29-15 Harikrishna vs I Chirila, 2015 (replies)
 
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-28-15 I Cheparinov vs A Smith, 2015 (replies)
 
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.
 
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Feb-11-15
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  OhioChessFan: 94351 If you can see d7 R is pinned...

It's the g8 bishop that's in trouble. 1. Bd3 and Black's position crumbles. He can't deal with the threats of Bh7 and Rxg7 without losing much material.

Feb-11-15
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  sevenseaman: Hi <oFC>! Penetrative analysis; its fun solving puzzles with you. You may not have needed the hint about d7 R's crucial pinning.

Looks easy now but not many have seen the combo of two threats. That is why the problem rating hovers around 2400. Many have gone for h6 (an inverted view) rather than Bd3 which is a KO.

Feb-12-15
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  OhioChessFan: 94033 took some work. Once I got through, it seemed rather easy since it's a pretty forcing sequence. But there's a lot going on and forcing moves aren't always easy to find.

1. Rc8+ Nf8 2. Rxf8+ Kxf8 3. Qd8+ Re8 4. Ba3+ Rfe7 5. Rd7 Rxd8 6. Bxe7+ Ke8 7. Rxa7 and White should win with the extra piece.


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Feb-12-15
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  sevenseaman: 94033 Full marks! You have nearly reproduced the script;

which is-

1. Rc8+ Nf8 2. Rxf8+ Kxf8 3. Qd8+ Re8 4. Ba3+ b4 5. Bxb4+ Re7 6. Rd7 Rxd8 7. Bxe7+ Kf7 8. Rxa7

Can you imagine my stupidity! I got so excited for having solved it that I took <8. Bxd8??> rather than the obvious 8. Rxa7.

To my mortification the Chess Tempo computer has no second prizes, it remorselessly showed me the red light.

I felt as though I had cut my own leg off! (It'd have been easier to bear had I missed it somewhere earlier)

Feb-12-15
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  OhioChessFan: Bxd8. Ouch. The whole sequence is quite logical and seems easy. It's pretty forcing and all, but the myriad of options made it tough. I'm not sure why the engine threw b4 into the mix but it doesn't really change anything.

I suspect a whole slew of 2000's on this site would find this pretty quickly. I won't admit how long it took me.

Feb-15-15
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  OhioChessFan: 60184. Your hint confused me at first, since 1. Nh4 had to be the best move. I tried a few Rook moves to see if the Queen could be trapped, and then realized the theme of the puzzle was the Queen defending along the b1 diagonal. So then 1. Nh4 Qc2 2. R1e2 (2. Re4 Rg5 3. fxg5 Qf2+ draws) Qb1 3. Re4 1-0


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Feb-16-15
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  sevenseaman: Hi <OFC>! Nice work. 60184, well the diagonal starting from b1 was the only one the Q could interfere from!

I have loads of respect for solvers who take 10 minutes to 2, 3 hours or even more. There has been a time in my life when I wrestled with puzzles for even 6, 7 days. (Aah, how sweet was the pleasure! Whenever I cracked them I still thought I was a 'crack solver')

Feb-18-15
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  sevenseaman: 98150

Dicey!


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Black.

Do not be too cocky; there is a truckload of chances to go wrong. What looks obvious does not succeed.

Feb-21-15
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  sevenseaman: 92110 Taking no Prisoners!


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White.

Full 18 minutes of my valuable time and I achieved what I always dream of.

Most of my time went into this very tempting inclination;

1. Rxd5+? Kb6 2 Qd4+ Kc7 3 Rxd7+. Now Kb8 and I get the sucker punch. But I changed tack for the better.

It may well end up being my all time favorite.

Feb-22-15
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  Fusilli: <sevenseaman> Are these games in progress of yours? What do the five-digit numbers mean?
Feb-23-15
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  sevenseaman: <Fusilli> hello! These 5 or 6 digit numbers are Chess Tempo computer's allotted nos to these puzzles.

I keep them as they are so that I can refer back in case I forget the solution which is quite often.

Feb-24-15
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  sevenseaman: 58299 Wait for the Auspicious Moment!


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Black.

If you wanna meet God you have to be respectful and create an appropriate moment for the tryst!

Take 10 min and formulate your detailed plan(I took 14, there are pitfalls, sure!).

Now read on;

1...Qe2+ (a wonderful attack, and a way of protecting the hanging R)

2. Ka1 Rb7 3. c4 Qx4 (immune b/o of Rb1# threat)4. a3 (a must) Qd3 5. Qc3(what else?) Rb1+ (your step over the threshold)6. Ka2 Qd5+ (did you do it too soon?) 7. Qc4 Rxc1 (your Q can take care of itself) 8. Qxd5 Rc2+ 9. Kb3 cxd5(sanctum sanctorum)!

Feb-27-15
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  sevenseaman: 78279 Mighty Analysis


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Black.

Not sure but I think this position was played by Kasparov. I failed it for the nth time. So its fair that I give the sol for you to do the detailed analysis.

1... Rxf4 2. b3 Qf1 3. Kh1 Nd2 4. Rxd2 Rf3 5. Nf2 Qxc1 *

Feb-27-15
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  sevenseaman: 46774 The Genius of Tal!

What Michael Tal brought to chess can never be duplicated, let alone surpassed.


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White.
I thought 1. Qh6 couldn't be wrong for a simple win. I was right on the first assumption but terribly wrong on the second. Did I see 1...Rxg3? I did. Then Tal came up with 2. Bg6 (I never saw it, did you?). 2... Rxg6 3. fxg6 fxg6 4. Qxf8# ( 3...~ other, 4. Qxh7#).

Did you <ever> see a 4-move mate? This stuff is unforgettable but I'll deem myself a pseudo-genius if I can remember it for the rest of my life!

<Tal did it w/o computer, remember!>

Mar-12-15
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  sevenseaman: 142929

Can a problem be so tough?


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Black.

1... Nf8 (the only easy decision on a/c of 2. Bg5+ et al) 2. Bxe6 Nd8 (capture with P or R is disaster on a/c of both White Rs coming into play)3. Qg8 f5 4. Bxf5 gxf5 and Black commands the field.

Mar-16-15
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  sevenseaman: 143551
Wudya believe it!


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Mar-16-15
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  sevenseaman: Sol to an unnamed problem!

Black to play and win!

If you have tried your skills, this is how it was done!

1... Rb8+ 2. Bb5 Na7 3. Qxa7 Qb3+ 4.Ka1 Qa3+ 5. Rb5+ axb5 Qxxa7

Mar-16-15
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  sevenseaman: 78251


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Black.

There is a 2-move mate threat; if you can see that you'll solve it (most efficiently, of course).

Mar-16-15
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  sevenseaman: 139657 High Failure Rate!


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White.

Why am I convinced you'll solve it? Because I solved it. (I took 10 min, you might take less but do not be in a hurry merely to beat my time - I am picking problems where most others have failed. And the simple trick is to take some time, may be a load of time, till you see the light)

Mar-16-15
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  sevenseaman: 139941

Suicide or slow death!


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Black.

It boils down to the simplest element! If you play 1. g5+ White cannot take g5. Why? (he doesn't and you get on with the sol)

Mar-17-15
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  sevenseaman: 90155 Spellbound!

You just cant let go!


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White. Of course you may not give Black a chance! So better be right every inch of the way.

1. Qd5+ Kf8▢ 2. Qd8+ Kf7▢ 3. Qd7 (R needs to hold its post!) Kg6▢ 4. Qe8 Kg5 ▢ (Kh6 activates the R) 5. Rg4 Kh6▢ 6. Rh4 Kg5▢ 7. Qh5#

Mar-19-15
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  sevenseaman: 141313 The Unsolvable


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White.

I guarantee no one will ever solve this problem. I spent 3 hours on it making countless mistakes. No way!

Crafty finds the solution though; so I rate it as a good machine!

I am not putting down the sol either; so you stew (or go to a machine).

Blitz: 8 attempts; 0 success.

Standard: 33 attempts; 6 successful.

Mar-23-15
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  OhioChessFan: Okay, been chess lazy for a while, will jump in here and try some of these later today.
Mar-27-15
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  sevenseaman: 143549 Whopper


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White

I cant imagine I solved it. After failing 5 problems in a row (all lower-rated) I went rather smoothly on this. 13 mins.

1. Nd6+ (overloading the Q) Kd8 2. Qxh7 (Keeping hold of the 7th rank) Bh5! 3. Re1 Qc5+ 4. Kb1 Bg6+ (desperate?) 5. Qxg6 Rxg6 6. Nb7+

Mar-27-15
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  sevenseaman: 94927

The Fatal Mistake


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Black.

1. Qe7+ Kxg4 2. Qd7+ Bf5 3. Qc7 Qd1+ 4. Kh2 c1=Q

[ 4...c1=Q 5. Ra4+ Kf3 6. Qb7+ Ke2 7. Ra2+ Bc2 8. Qe4+ Kxf2 9. Qg2+ Ke1 10. Qh1+ Kd2 11. Qg2+ Qe2]

Where was the fatal mistake? I would have made had I insouciantly played 2...Kh4. Good time spent here, else;

1...Kxg4 2. Qd7+ Kh4 3. Qd8+ Kh3 4. Qc8+ Bf5 5. Ra3

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