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Member since May-20-03 · Last seen Apr-24-17
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 15607 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-24-17 Alekhine vs A Munoz, 1945 (replies)
patzer2: Here's my look at today's Monday puzzle position (15. ?) and game with the opening explorer and Deep Fritz 15: <1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Bb4+ 5. Nc3 dxc4 6. e4 c5 7. Bxc4 cxd4 8. Nxd4 Qa5> A slightly better alternative IMO is the current popular move 8...Bxc6 = as ...
   Apr-24-17 M Mchedlishvili vs M Parligras, 2015 (replies)
patzer2: <ChessHigherCat> Thanks! I don't write for any chess publications. Other than the opportunity for anyone to kibitz here, there's not much demand for retired class A players offering analysis of Master games.
   Apr-23-17 W So vs Mamedyarov, 2017 (replies)
patzer2: Here's my look at this game, which broke So's recent hot winning streak, with the opening explorer and Deep Fritz 15: <1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nxc6 bxc6 6. e5 Qe7 7. Qe2 Nd5 8. Nd2> The popular move and my preference is 8. c4 as in White's ...
   Apr-23-17 Carlsen vs Yu Yangyi, 2015
patzer2: Here's my analysis of today's Saturday puzzle (19. ?) and game with the opening explorer and Stockfish 8: <1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 d5 3. e3 e6 4. Nf3 a6> My preference is the popular move 4... c5 as in Kamsky vs Nakamura, 2017 . <5. Bd3 c5 6. c3 Bd6> More often ...
   Apr-21-17 E Inarkiev vs Svidler, 2016 (replies)
patzer2: Here's some analysis with Stockfish 8: <22...Bh4?> The decisive mistake. At least two alternatives offer a near level game and good drawing chances: ( 22...h6 23.f6 gxf6 24.Nf3 Kg7 25.b4 Rh8 = (+0.22 @ 28 depth, Stockfish 8) ( 22...Nd7 23.Nxh7 Kxh7 24.f6 g6 25.Qd2 Nxf6 ...
   Apr-20-17 K H Podzielny vs G Diez, 2007 (replies)
patzer2: The demolition 26. Bxh6! is a rather obvious solution to today's Thursday puzzle. A good alternative in the follow-up is 28. f6! which forces mate-in-six after 28...Qe3+ 29.Kh2 Bxe4 30.Qg7+ Kh5 31.Rf5+ Bxf5 32.Bf3+ Qxf3 33.Qg5#. A worthy alternative at the start is 26. Rxh6+! which ...
   Apr-19-17 M Apicella vs I Farago, 2007 (replies)
patzer2: <Jimfromprovidence> After <39...Rxa4 40.b6 Rb4 41.Nc8 Ke8>, Stockfish 8 gives two strong winning options with 42. Rd3 or 42. Nd6+: 42.Rd3 [42.Nd6+ Ke7 43.Rd3 Rb1+ 44.Kf2! e5 45.b7 Rb4 (45...Kd7 46.Nb5+ Kc6 ...
   Apr-17-17 A Anastasian vs A Duman, 2003 (replies)
patzer2: <17...Bxd4 18. Qxd4 Nc5 19. exf5!> The logical move, solving yesterday's sunday puzzle. It (19. exf5!) decisively attacks Black's weak King position by opening up the e-file for the Rook(s) and freeing up d5 for the Knight. <19...gxf5> According to the computers, this ...
   Apr-16-17 Lu Shanglei vs Yiyi Xiao, 2016 (replies)
patzer2: <Walter Glattke> Thanks for taking a look at the line 26...Kh7 27. Bxf7 dxc3 28. bg8+ Kxh6 30 bxc3 (in place of 30. Bb3) I think you're right. This line does appear to win for White. Deep Fritz 15 now assesses 26...Kh7 ...
   Apr-14-17 A Kharatyan vs A Gasik, 2007 (replies)
patzer2: Took me a while, but I finally saw the promising possibility <34...Rxe2+! 35. Kxe2 36. Qxe4+ > cracking open the un-castled King position for a promising attack to solve today's Friday puzzle. Here's some analysis toward
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