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Member since May-20-03 · Last seen Jan-18-17
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 14886 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-18-17 Hebden vs R Cantero, 1986 (replies)
patzer2: Black's game goes south after 10...Bxf4? 11. Bxf4 (+0.60 @ 31 depth, Stockfish 7). Instead, 10...Nd7 11. Be3 Qe7 (-0.68 @ 39 depth, Stockfish 8) holds it together for ...
   Jan-16-17 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
patzer2: <BP> In my opinion one of the biggest problems with gun crime has been that the Obama administration has been lax in getting illegal guns out of the hands of criminals, regardless of their race. According to an MSNBC article at academic ...
   Jan-07-17 Bisguier vs A Matanovic, 1961 (replies)
patzer2: In the Saturday puzzle position it's mate-in-five after 85...Nf5 86. Ka2 (86. h6 Nc3 87. h7 Nd4 88. h8=Q Nb3#) 86... Nd4 87. h6 Nb3 88. h7 Nc1+ 89. Ka1 Nd2 90. h8=Q Ndb3#. Where did White first go wrong in trying to save the draw in this pawn versus two knights endgame? <David ...
   Jan-06-17 Eljanov vs Karjakin, 2015 (replies)
patzer2: Here's a look with Deep Fritz 15 at today's Friday 29. d4! solution: <29. d4! Rxd4> 29... cxd4 30. b4 (+2.90 @ 20 depth) <30. Qc3> This wins but stronger according to the computer is 30. Bxf6! Qxf6 (30... gxf6 ...
   Dec-24-16 M Antipov vs J van Foreest, 2015 (replies)
patzer2: For today's Saturday puzzle, <23. f5!> wins with the offer of a poisoned Knight. After Black captures the unprotected Knight with <23...Qxd5> 23... Re8 24. Nef6+ Bxf6 25. Rxe8+ Qxe8 26. Qxe8# 23...Re5 24. Nd6 Rxe1+ 25. Rxe1 Nxd6 26. Bxd6 g6 27. fxg6 hxg6 28. Qxg6+ Kh8 ...
   Dec-22-16 A Anastasian vs F Izeta Txabarri, 1996
patzer2: For today's Friday puzzle solution, 21. Bh6! exposes the weakly protected Black Kingside to a surprise mating attack. Here's some analysis with Deep Fritz 15: <21. Bh6! gxh6> 21... fxe5 22. Rxg7+ Kh8 (22... Kf8 23. Rxb7+ Kg8 24. Rxb5
   Dec-14-16 Keres vs D Byrne, 1972 (replies)
patzer2: Found today's Wednesday solution 32. Rxf7 easy enough, but did not anticipate the pawn promotion 32...a1Q+ which slightly complicating matters. Fortunately for me, White still has a forced mate as indicated by ...
   Dec-12-16 K Commons vs P Peev, 1976
patzer2: The first few move of yesterday's difficult Sunday puzzle (22. ?) seemed pretty obvious to me, with the demolition 22. Bxg6!+ Nxg6 23. f5! required to crack open the position and expose the Black King to attack. However, as is typically the case with our Sunday puzzles, I found the ...
   Dec-07-16 Kasparov vs Timman, 2000 (replies)
patzer2: Perhaps I missed today's Wednesday solution 35. Kxd5 d2 36. g4+! Kxg4 (36...Kf4 37. Rc4+) 37. Rc4+ Kf3 38. Rd4 Ke2 39. b6 because it involved consecutive "bouncing checks," which in the real personal finance world is a bad ...
   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 ...
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