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Member since May-20-03 · Last seen Apr-20-14
A former class A player almost 20 years ago, I'm returning to chess as a hobby in retirement. Spending more time studying end games and middle games than openings now. I may try playing in tournaments again later, but for now I like the challenge of analyzing and trying to understand the subtlties of strong Master games.
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   Apr-20-14 D Fridman vs Naiditsch, 2013 (replies)
patzer2: Fascinating game, especially following today's Sunday puzzle solution 21...Ndf3+!! Like yesterday's solution, it's a highly promising best move with a strong attacking initiative and lots of opportunity for the opponent to go wrong. However, like Saturday's solution, it's also not a
   Apr-19-14 Macieja vs H Kallio, 1999 (replies)
patzer2: After 27. Nf5?! Qe4+! to , it starts to turn in Black's favor. The remainder of the game is an excellent technical display of the superiority of two minor pieces versus ...
   Apr-19-14 J Sieglen vs K Wesseln, 1989 (replies)
patzer2: <Patriot> <I probably would have played 32...Rf7> I assume you mean 33...Rf7 from Jim's diagram, though 32. Qc5 that led to it can be met with 32...Rf7 . From <Jimfromprovidence>'s diagram, I considered ...
   Apr-18-14 V Nielsen vs C F Delcomyn, 1894
patzer2: <johnlspouge: GOOT = Get Out Of ThatŠ It's a <Once>-ism, origins lost in time!> Thanks!
   Apr-16-14 L T Haller vs Robbins, 1884 (replies)
patzer2: <Cheapo by the Dozen> Black wins after 30...Qxa1 31. Rxa1 (diagram below) [DIAGRAM] However finding the winning 31...Re3! here might be difficult, especially since the tempting alternative 31...Rf1+?? 32. Kg2! turns the
   Apr-15-14 Benko vs W Hartmann, 1984 (replies)
patzer2: <Once><Is there any other sport where a player can be clearly winning and still lose to a sudden one-off strike?> You've touched on the knock out blow in boxing and the pin in wrestling. Auto racing with the possibility of a crash or mechanical failure putting the lead ...
   Apr-14-14 L Josteinsson vs Petursson, 1984 (replies)
patzer2: Monday's two-move mate solution 26...Nxf3+! 27. gxf3 (27. Kh1 Qh2#) 27...Qxh2# is a good illustration to use in teaching two basic rules of the game to beginners (e.g. such as my grandchildren). Here it illustrates: 1. Priority of Check rule, which in this case means 26...Nxf3+ 27.
   Apr-13-14 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
patzer2: <HeMateMe: Has anyone seen the series Homeland? Claire Danes, the CIA officer?> I got hooked and viewed the first three seasons. Apparently I'm not alone as the Homeland series gained top audience ratings for a Starz drama series, received favorable critical reviews and was ...
   Apr-13-14 Tomashevsky vs W So, 2013 (replies)
patzer2: Like most Sunday puzzles, 48. f5+! combines a number of tactical themes: 1. Clearance and knight fork are evident in the blunder possibility 48...gxf5?? 49. Nf4+ . 2. Decoy and mate threat are demonstrated by the other blunder
   Apr-12-14 Kramnik vs Fressinet, 2013 (replies)
patzer2: The exchange of Knight for three pawns after 11...hxg4! 12. bxc6 Nxc6 is the initial exchange turning the game in Black's favor. So improvements need to be found earlier. Perhaps White can improve with 7. Nxe5 or 8. Bg2 with ...
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