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wood n tempo
Member since Feb-28-19 · Last seen Apr-19-19
I've been lurking on this site for years, and finally decided to enter the fray. I entered a couple of tournaments in the 90's and I came out rated at about 1550, although I suspect I am somewhat higher rated now. In the 70's, Bobby Fischer inspired my father (who didn't play) to interest me in the game. After learning the moves he took me down to the local chess club, where in my first game I got mated by another youngster with a scholars mate. Despite that inauspicious start, I've had many enjoyable moments at the board over the years. Full Member

   wood n tempo has kibitzed 30 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-18-19 W Arencibia vs J Magem Badals, 1991 (replies)
wood n tempo: Interesting. I saw all the moves for white, (not necessarily in sequence), but I didn't realize how devastating they ended up being in the end.
   Apr-16-19 Suba vs Tal, 1977 (replies)
wood n tempo: After a bit of calculation I realized that the black king could merely sit tight in his blockade, while the white king simply couldn't be two places at once. So, yes, rook for bishop is a fine idea.
   Apr-12-19 Portisch vs Pachman, 1967 (replies)
wood n tempo: I saw as far as 36.Rxh7+ Kxh7 37.Qxg6+ Kh8 38.Qxf6+ Kg8. At that point if white can trade off all the pieces it is a won pawn end game.
   Apr-05-19 Glucksberg vs Najdorf, 1929 (replies)
wood n tempo: Wow, I was not even close today!
   Apr-04-19 H Baumgartner vs Korchnoi, 1978 (replies)
wood n tempo: Very nice. I got 21...Rbxb5 22.Rxb5 Rxc4, but failed to see the nice retort 23.Qa7.
   Apr-03-19 Yu Yangyi vs Wen Yang, 2017 (replies)
wood n tempo: I got it today, although it took about 10 minutes. I realized getting the black queen off the e file was critical so the queens couldn't be traded, and a discovered check with the knight could wreak havoc. I exhausted all the other knight moves before I finally realized that ...
   Apr-01-19 T L Petrosian vs A Minasian, 2006 (replies)
wood n tempo: I got this, but it took several minutes. It helped to see that after 29...Nxh5, the flight square h5 is now occupied.
   Mar-26-19 K Toma vs S Williams, 2017 (replies)
wood n tempo: Wow, I thought that was a very exciting game. Fascinating the way white defended so well with her queen on the queen side, later using her to infiltrate the black camp there <Qb5...Qa6...Qb7>. Then after <35...f4>, I thought things got really tenuous for both sides,
   Mar-26-19 Larsen vs Najdorf, 1968 (replies)
wood n tempo: I got it immediately: 37....Rxh3+ 38.gxh3 Qxh3+ 39.Qh2 (the white queen is forced to pin herself on the h file) Nf2#
   Mar-25-19 Ivanchuk vs Kramnik, 1998 (replies)
wood n tempo: Got immediately today.
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