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stacase
Member since Oct-22-07 · Last seen Nov-20-18
I played a few tournements in the '90s and had a 1400 rating. I mostly play computers now.

Milwaukee, WI
USA


   stacase has kibitzed 1132 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-20-18 G Vaicekauskas vs K Juhasz, 2008 (replies)
 
stacase: That took just a few seconds. Once you examine 32.Rxe4 you see that it wins the Bishop or wins the game - and then wins the game. Yeah I know, those little sayings that come up when you post? One says "The hardest game to win is the "Won" game.
 
   Nov-16-18 A Dole vs Van Hai Nguyen, 2008 (replies)
 
stacase: 30.Rxh5+ was obvious being that it's a puzzle and all. After that it's a bit more dicey. How to keep his slippery royal highness from creeping back to g7 and relative safety. Well I didn't get the next five moves.
 
   Nov-15-18 I Sokolov vs J Smeets, 2008 (replies)
 
stacase: The first move, 25.Rxh7+ is easy enough to see - Black is forced to accept the Rook sacrifice. The rest of the way you have to deal with Black's Bishop which hasn't moved for the whole game. White could easily tie it up with perpetual check Qg6 & Qh5 - but winning is a bit more ...
 
   Nov-14-18 D Perrett vs I Efimov, 2008 (replies)
 
stacase: <Crowaholic: "NO! after 27.Kh3 NOT ..Qf3 but the immediate ..Qg4# !!" <This is an illegal move ...>> Thanks (-: I waited to see if others noticed that something was wrong. I'm pretty much a wood pushing patzer and even worse at reading Chess notation - so instead of ...
 
   Nov-13-18 K O'Brien vs D Salter, 2008 (replies)
 
stacase: Too easy for a Tuesday.
 
   Nov-12-18 M de Jong vs V Akotchik, 2008 (replies)
 
stacase: <Mayankk:...Makes you think for a few seconds to make sure that e7+ indeed works from all angles.> Yeah, I stared at it way too long. 41.Rxe8+ really is a slam dunk.
 
   Nov-11-18 Botvinnik vs Portisch, 1968 (replies)
 
stacase: Considering the situation and puzzle status, 18.Rxf7 was the only thing to do. That Black didn't accept the sacrifice was a surprise. After snatching 3 Pawns, 26.Bxh6+ was a killer. The mate that must follow isn't obvious, but Black is going to lose a lot more material than just the
 
   Nov-06-18 M Bezold vs D J Ledger, 2008 (replies)
 
stacase: The Black Knight just needed killin"
 
   Nov-04-18 Radjabov vs O Bortnyk, 2016 (replies)
 
stacase: I would have played 20.Be4 threatening mate instead of 20.Qxg5+. Did Radjabov really see ten moves ahead for 29.Rh8#? It would appear so as his Queen sacrifice set the wheels in motion. I really enjoyed the old mill as my long gone brother would have called that Rook Bishop routine ...
 
   Nov-03-18 K Lerner vs M Roiz, 2008 (replies)
 
stacase: I didn't see that Black recouped the sacrificed Rook (22...Bxa1)
 
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