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underdoggum
Member since Apr-13-07 · Last seen Apr-13-11
I am, like most, relatively new to the study of chess. I am an upcoming senior at Columbus [GA] High School and I aspire to revive the dead chess atmosphere here in Columbus with my senior project. I devote most of my time to studying games of Morphy and Tal, because of my predilection for sac combos. I believe that Morphy, Tal, and to an extent, Fischer created poetry on the chessboard and I aspire some day to become at least a National Master.

...but til that day...

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   underdoggum has kibitzed 27 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-02-08 Loyd vs S Rosenthal, 1867 (replies)
 
underdoggum: Sam Rosenthal, some of you might recall, was the central inspiration for David Shenk's "The Immortal Game: A History of Chess," as Rosenthal was something of an immediate relative
 
   Dec-26-07 Spassky vs Larsen, 1970 (replies)
 
underdoggum: wait, why not 14.Bxd8? there be a bishop fork
 
   Dec-09-07 Carlsen vs Kamsky, 2007 (replies)
 
underdoggum: my money's on kamsky
 
   Dec-02-07 A R B Thomas vs Aitken, 1939 (replies)
 
underdoggum: after 54. Bxd6, black's b-pawn will definitely queen
 
   Nov-02-07 Alekhine vs L Asztalos, 1927 (replies)
 
underdoggum: apparently, chessgames.com recycles puzzles =/
 
   Nov-02-07 T Tuominen vs V Johansson, 2007 (replies)
 
underdoggum: my guess is that black doesn't want Rxe6 followed up by the rook keeping the king on the 8th rank and stopping use of black's h8 rook
 
   Oct-18-07 Chigorin vs Gunsberg, 1890 (replies)
 
underdoggum: wait, i meant 10. Bxf7+ -- after the black bishop relatively pins white
 
   Oct-06-07 S S Dodge vs J R Houghteling, 1904 (replies)
 
underdoggum: this game is crazy. the final position has every black knight and bishop protecting each other!
 
   Oct-04-07 M Cardinali vs Zsofia Polgar, 1989 (replies)
 
underdoggum: what if 30. Qe7 ...Qxe7 31.Nxe7+ ...Kg7 instead? then after white takes the bishop, black can do Rf7 and have an effective pin once his b8 rook moves to f8 is that a stable pin?
 
   Sep-28-07 The World vs G Timmerman, 2007 (replies)
 
underdoggum: why on earth did so many vote for Qa3? it puts the queen on a terrible diagonal; it neglects the importance of development in openings; is it trying to prepare for a fianchetto? if so, the bishop would rather not be on that diagonal because of the opposition of the other king's ...
 
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