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   thorndeux has kibitzed 48 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-29-08 Srinath Narayanan vs V Ikonnikov, 2006 (replies)
thorndeux: Got it! Ikonnikov is a great guy - very calm and humble. He plays top board for our team in the German league (2. Bundesliga).
   Sep-23-07 E Varnusz vs J Pogats, 1979 (replies)
thorndeux: I mainly considered 19.♘f5+, 19.♘xf7 and 19.♗g5. Like many, I looked at 19.♘xf7 first, and after 19...♔xf7 20.♗g5. But somehow I still decided 19.♗g5 hxg3 20.♘xf7 ♔xf7 21.♖e6 was the best try, although I expected gxh2+ ...
   Sep-10-07 S Savchenko vs A Kogan, 2000 (replies)
thorndeux: I think it was a good puzzle. Quite a few people missed it and generally trapped pieces are often harder to spot than more subtle tactics.
   Aug-09-07 Degraeve vs J P Boudre, 1987 (replies)
thorndeux: <MostlyAverageJoe: <thorndeux: <mkrk17><MostlyAverageJoe> Doesn't moving the king instead of capturing the knight simply lose the exchange?> Of course it does. But it does not give white a forced mate in 10, as is the case in the capture.> Well, the ...
   Jun-30-07 Browne vs Wojtkiewicz, 2004 (replies)
thorndeux: Man - missed it. I looked at Rd1 but at that point it lost to Rxb3 cxb3 c2+ forking king and rook. In my line g5 saves the day (g5 Bxg5 Rxb3+ leads to perpetual). At least I wasn't that far off.
   Jun-28-07 G Gibbs vs L Schmid, 1968 (replies)
thorndeux: Of course! Qxd5. Well, well. Tomorrow is another day :)
   Jun-27-07 Karpov vs Mihajlo Stojanovic, 2007 (replies)
thorndeux: <<JG27Pyth> If black could exchange with 18...Nxh5 white's attack would be over before it started but black can't play 18...Nxh5 because he needs to exchange that N for the White N on C6... (how else would you "solve" that poor rooks position!?)> Very good observation ...
   Jun-20-07 Dreev vs Gleizerov, 1992 (replies)
thorndeux: <dzechiel> I really like your technique of writing down your thoughts on the puzzle of the day. We all gain a lot from it and more often than not you are right on. Today there was a little oversight in your analysis, though: <After 19 Rxd5 c4 white plays 20 Rxd6 cxb3 21 ...
   Mar-05-07 I Goutioudi vs L Rogule, 2006 (replies)
thorndeux: <Brapp> I've read it many times: If you wanna learn from these puzzles solve them without moving the pieces. At least give it a try first. It improves your visualization skills and those are the ones you need on the board. Either use the diagram only (as I suspect most of us
   Dec-11-06 Ulf Andersson vs Gheorghiu, 1981
thorndeux: <2021><Eyal> Brainfart on my side, thanks for pointing that out.
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