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Member since May-20-03 · Last seen Dec-07-16
A former class A player over 25 years ago, I'm returning to studying chess as a hobby in retirement. Spending more time on end games and middle game tactics 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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   patzer2 has kibitzed 14770 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-06-16 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
patzer2: Related to the discussion of married couples in which only one partner works or both partners work, the BLS publication cited above gives some useful data. The working husband and a stay-at-home wife marriage, which was once the norm, has become the exception: <Married-couple ...
   Dec-06-16 I Bahgat vs Rodolfo Cardoso, 1957 (replies)
patzer2: Well, for today's Tuesday puzzle solution, I guess I was supposed to avoid the "spoiler" and find the computer "best move" 24. Nh4 and suffer the exchange down after 24...Qf7 (-0.80 @ 20 depth, Deep Fritz 15). However, this ...
   Dec-05-16 D Fridman vs H Odeev, 1996 (replies)
patzer2: For my Monday solution, I quickly found the game continuation 38.Rxf7+ Kxf7 39.Bd5+ Kg7 40.Bxg8 Kxg8 which converts to a won King and Pawn ending. Almost any reasonable follow-up after 40...kxg8 wins for White. I went for 41. Kf2
   Dec-03-16 L B Hoyos Millan vs G Garcia, 1986
patzer2: Like <Alice Knight> I could not resist going for the exchange sacrifice 13...Re8+ for my attempt at solving today's Saturday (13...?) puzzle. However, 13...Re8+ appears to fall short. Black gets a slight advantage but no clear win after 13... Re8+ 14. Bxe8 Qxe8+ 15. Qe2 Qc6 ...
   Dec-02-16 Wei Yi vs Ding Liren, 2015 (replies)
patzer2: My candidate moves for today's Friday puzzle were 34. gxh5? and 34. f5! I missed badly by picking 34. gxh5?, which allows Black to turn the tables and steal the win after 34...gxh5 [not 34... Rxf7?? 35. hxg6 (+8.62 @ 21 ...
   Dec-01-16 D E Cori Tello vs D Real Pereyra, 2016 (replies)
patzer2: Correction: I stopped calculating after 35. Rxf7 Kxf7 36. Ne5+ Kg8 (diagram below) [DIAGRAM] Had I looked a few more moves ahead, I might have seen 37. Qe6+! Kg7 38. Qf7+ Kh8 39. Nxg6#.
   Nov-30-16 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
patzer2: Don't know if Karjakin could have held after 38. Rb1 Qf6 32. Be2 (-1.30 @ 31 depth, Komodo 9.1), but he had no chance after 38. Rc1? Ra1 (#22 @ 40 depth, Komodo 10.2).
   Nov-30-16 G Cools vs L Boeye, 2009 (replies)
patzer2: The solution 26.Qh7+ Kxf6 27.Rhf1+ to today's Wednesday puzzle can be played on a positional basis. The winning follow-up after the forced 27...Nf3 is mate-in-three with 28. Rxf3+ Ke5 29. Re3+ Kf6 30. Rf1#. P.S.: After the ugly 2...Nh6?! there's not much to say in terms of improving
   Nov-29-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
patzer2: <RV> Thanks! As your analysis indicates, the correct respose after 12...Bxd4 is 13. Bxd6 cxd6 (not 13...Bxb2?? allowing 14. Bxc7! +) when 14. Nc3 Be5 = to suggests "the d4 bait" isn't all that "poisonous."
   Nov-29-16 D E Cori Tello vs Kramnik, 2015 (replies)
patzer2: Because of White's weak back rank, 31...Qd5 creates a decisive double attack threat. For a Black improvement, <An Englishman> is probably correct in condemning 8. g4?! which allows 8...h6
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