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Member since May-20-03 · Last seen May-23-15
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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   patzer2 has kibitzed 13588 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-23-15 R Knaak vs H Liebert, 1975
patzer2: <houtenton> Thanks! It is nice to have a break to do other stuff after a not too difficult Saturday puzzle. As to where Black went wrong or White was winning, I'm a bit skeptical 10. f4 was a turning point in the game. Don't get me wrong, as 10. f4 is a fine move. It's by far ...
   May-23-15 P Wells vs J Cobb, 2012
patzer2: Resignation seems premature as White has decent survival chances after 26. Nd4 Qd2 27. Qh4 Qxb4 28. cxb6 axb6 27. Nf3 Qxh4 28. Nxh4 (-0.44 @ 24 depth, Fritz 14).
   May-23-15 Kasimdzhanov vs Kasparov, 2005 (replies)
patzer2: In trying to solve the Friday puzzle, I had no trouble remembering 29...Bxg3!! 30. hxg3 Nxg3+ . However, I had difficulty finding a refutation to White's strongest defense 31. Kg1. The link given in 2011 by <LMAJ> and ...
   May-21-15 S Martinovic vs Marjanovic, 1980 (replies)
patzer2: Interesting positional Sicilian game with lots of twists and turns leading to the 31...Qxh4+! Queen sac combination solving today's Thursday puzzle. Here's a look with Deep Fritz 14: <26...g4?!> Stronger is 26... Qg4! 27. hxg5 Ne5 28. R5b3 Qh5+ 29. Kg1 fxg5 30. Qf1 Nf6 31. ...
   May-20-15 Matulovic vs Hecht, 1965 (replies)
patzer2: <CHESSTTCAMPS><C) 35... Rxd8 36.Qxa4 and black can't hang on to the passed pawns, e.g. 36...Rc8 37.Qd7 Ra8 38.Qc6 and c3 must fall> This clearly wins, but perhaps an even stronger alternative after 37...Ra8 is 38. Ng5! (diagram below): [DIAGRAM] Here, after 37...Ra8 38. ...
   May-18-15 T Heitmann vs H Ueltzen, 2006 (replies)
patzer2: <caissas clown> <it can be worth it , to learn how a strong player capitalises on errors efficiently.> Good point! One of my favorite books, which helped my development as a club player was Max Euwe and Walter Meiden's "Chess Master versus Chess Amateur." At club level, ...
   May-18-15 G Guerrero vs Campora, 1999 (replies)
patzer2: Black missed a win via 9...f5 10. Qe2 e4! with a pawn fork. And instead of 10...Nd7??, Black had 10...exd4 (-1.99 @ 19 depth, Fritz 12).
   May-17-15 I K Sukandar vs Hoang Thi Bao Tram, 2014 (replies)
patzer2: <morfishine> Fritz shows 16. Bxh7+ as equal after 16...Kxh7 17. Rh4+ Kg8 18. Qd3! Qxe5 19. Bxf6 Qf5! 20. Qxf5 =.
   May-17-15 M Vachier-Lagrave vs Caruana, 2015 (replies)
patzer2: <Karposian><I think 27.Nxb7 would have been better, exchanging the knight for Black's LSB instead.> That was my first thought in quickly looking at the game. Black still has an advantage after 27. Nxb7 Qxb7 28. a4 b5
   May-16-15 B Warszawski vs Robert Graca, 2009 (replies)
patzer2: <Tiggler> Thanks for suggesting a look at 23...Bg5+ with Fritz. I confess I didn't run the program on that move, since 23...Rg8 was played in the game and seemed a natural, intuitive human response. P.S.: Fritz confirms the Houdini assessment that 23...Bg5+ reduces to a won ...
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