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stacase
Member since Oct-22-07 · Last seen Sep-25-18
I played a few tournements in the '90s and had a 1400 rating. I mostly play computers now.

Milwaukee, WI
USA


   stacase has kibitzed 1110 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-25-18 I Stavrianakis vs U Weber, 2008 (replies)
 
stacase: I spent too much time thinking it couldn't be this easy. But it was.
 
   Sep-24-18 Radjabov vs Morozevich, 2008 (replies)
 
stacase: Black's b7 Pawn is preventing the White Queen from saying "Mate" from a7. So, what to do? Ah - White's Rook can say check from c6 forcing the b7 Pawn to move. Hah! Good Monday or Tuesday stuff.
 
   Sep-15-18 Smirin vs Pelletier, 2002 (replies)
 
stacase: Why is this difficult? White can fork Black's King & Queen if only it weren't for Black's nasty Rook. So how can White make Mr. Nasty move - Oh Look! A free Knight.
 
   Sep-13-18 Von Scheve vs Teichmann, 1907 (replies)
 
stacase: Taking note of the fact that White's f2 Pawn is pinned, busting up the castled king with 12...Bxh3 seems like the thing to do. Sort of plays itself once you do that.
 
   Sep-12-18 W So vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
 
stacase: <Penguincw: It is the GM level here ... > Yeah Penguin, I never looked at it all the way through. It looks like the White King can flee to f3 but if he does, the Black Knight forks the King & Queen from e5 and Game Over
 
   Sep-08-18 Topalov vs Ivanchuk, 1999 (replies)
 
stacase: 18...Nxe2 is one of those "Give your opponent lots of choices - all bad" kind of a move. When I was a kid I learned that Knights are expendable.
 
   Aug-29-18 V Rozic vs M Velcheva, 2008 (replies)
 
stacase: After looking at a whole bunch of moves that didn't prevent Black's Queen from ruining the whole process. 36.Bxh7 allows White's Queen & Rook to overpower the Black Rook while Black's Queen & Bishop just sit there. It's important for White to move 38.Qf8+ instead of 38.Rh3+
 
   Aug-28-18 Y Hernandez vs E Lin, 2008 (replies)
 
stacase: Was there any other consideration than to take the Bishop? Was there any reason not to get both Rooks on the Job? This was a Tuesday offering because of the, "Which Rook do I take the Bishop with?" question.
 
   Aug-27-18 T Oyunbaatar vs I Chahrani, 2008 (replies)
 
stacase: <malt: Two Monday Puzzles! Judit Polgar v Bartlomiej Marieja> That's what I thought too, but then I thought maybe that was the Sunday offering - but uh it was too easy.
 
   Aug-26-18 A H T dos Santos Fier vs K Leenhouts, 2017 (replies)
 
stacase: <An Englishman: ... A true speculative sac. Can't foresee ...> I've asked the question on this board before, "How far ahead are we expected to solve one of these insane puzzles?" Nobody has a good answer. "speculative sac" Nice term (-:
 
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