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patzer2
Member since May-20-03 · Last seen Jan-19-19
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 16611 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-14-19 P Cramling vs D Charochkina, 2013
 
patzer2: Instead of 25. Bxc6?? Qxc6 -+, 25. Qg4+ Bg7 26. Bf5 ± (+1.12 @ 20 ply, Stockfish 10) maintains White's advantage.
 
   Jan-14-19 Motylev vs E Safarli, 2014
 
patzer2: For a future Thursday, Friday or Saturday puzzle, 49. Nf4! might be a good candidate. The move threatens 50. Nxg6 +-, and leaves Black with nothing better than conceding the exchange with 49...exf4 50. Kxd4 +- (+2.52 @ 24 ply, Stockfish 10).
 
   Jan-06-19 I Radulov vs L Spassov, 1974 (replies)
 
patzer2: The demolition 21...Nxg3! -+ (-13.14 @ 31 ply, Stockfish 10) is the strongest possible solution to today's difficult Sunday puzzle. However, there's an easier solution available with the mundane 21...Nc5 -+ (-4.30 @ 30 ply, Stockfish 10) when play might go 21...Nc5 22. Qd1 Ne3 23. ...
 
   Jan-05-19 Kotronias vs Ivanchuk, 2011 (replies)
 
patzer2: White's decisive error was 32. Re3??, allowing 32...Qd4 -+ (mate-in-27, Stockfish 10 @ 51 ply). Instead, 32. Rd1 ⩲ (+0.59 @ 42 ply, Stockfish 10) or 32. Nxa5 Rxa5 33. Rg2 = (0.00 @ 37 ply, Stockfish 10) would have held for White. Even so, the 31...Rca5! = to ⩲ solution
 
   Jan-04-19 Nunn vs A J Mestel, 1978
 
patzer2: The losing move appears to be 28...hxg6? allowing 29. Nxc3 +- (+3.33 @ 40 ply, Stockfish 10). Instead, 28. Nxc3 Nxc2+ 29. Kb2 Ne1+ 30. Qe2 Nd3+ 31. Ka1 Qd4 Qd2 Rxc3 33. Rh4! Rc2+ 34. Rxd4 Rxd2 35. Rd7 gxh5 ⩱ (-0.40 @ 34 ply, Stockfish 10) gives White drawing chances, as play ...
 
   Dec-18-18 A Lesiege vs C J B Acevedo, 2001
 
patzer2: White's 40. Rxe5??, allowing 41. Rd1+ Re1 42. Rxe1#, must have been a time pressure blunder. Instead, 40...kf1 = (0.00 @ 26 ply, Stockfish) holds the position.
 
   Dec-18-18 D Harika vs S Cua, 2008 (replies)
 
patzer2: For today's Tuesday puzzle (19. ?), the obvious weakness in Black's position is the overworked (a.k.a. overloaded) Queen protecting two under defended pieces and the King. Our solution, 19. Rxc5! Qxc5 20. Qh6 Rg8 21. Qxf6+ Rg7 22. Qxg7#, exploits this weakness to force a quick mate.
 
   Dec-17-18 Kasparov vs A Haik, 1988 (replies)
 
patzer2: Knight fork Monday was easy today with 47. Rxe8+ +-. For a Black improvement, I slightly prefer the popular move 2...Nf6 = to ⩲ as in Black's win in the blitz game Ding Liren vs Caruana, 2018 .
 
   Dec-16-18 Shirov vs Adams, 1992 (replies)
 
patzer2: Missed on today's Sunday (28.?) puzzle with 28. Re4, which gives Black equality after 28...Ng6 = (0.00 @ 37 ply, Stockfish 10). I looked at 28. Rxg7!! Kxg7 29. Re4 Rf5 and immediately gave up on the variation because of the threat 30...Qa1+ 31. kh2 Nf3+ -+ winning the White Queen ...
 
   Dec-15-18 L Fernandez Siles vs Antonio Hernandez, 2008 (replies)
 
patzer2: Like most other posters here, I was able to compute today's Saturday (26. ?) puzzle solution for the initial six moves 26.Qxd4 exd4 27.Re7+ Kh8 28.Nf6 Bg7 29.Re8+ Bf8 30.Rxf8+ Kg7 31.Rf7+ Kh6 (diagram below) [DIAGRAM] Here (diagram above) I considered three candidate moves 32. Ng8+,
 
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