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Member since May-20-03 · Last seen May-30-16
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 14367 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-29-16 Caruana vs Yifan Hou, 2016
patzer2: The computers indicate 27...h5? allowing 28. Qg6 (+2.31 @ 33 depth, Komodo 9.02) was the decisive mistake. Instead, 27...g6 28. Rbe1 Re8 (+0.86 @ 34 depth, Komodo 9.02)
   May-29-16 S Kasparov vs K Pytel, 2007 (replies)
patzer2: <RV> Thanks for the deep 39-ply Komodo 9.42 analysis of 23.Bg8!! Qb6 24.Nxh7! I didn't see your analysis before I posted, but it's nice to see Stockfish is in agreement with Komodo on the play in this position.
   May-28-16 Ganguly vs I R Ortiz Suarez, 2015 (replies)
patzer2: For today's Saturday puzzle attempt, like <mel gibson> I easily found the first move 31. Rg1 which threatens a winning windmill after <31... exd3 32.Rxg7+ Kh8 33.Rxd7+> as indicated in <agb2002>'s analysis. ...
   May-27-16 M Petrosyan vs I Kovalenko, 2015 (replies)
patzer2: In attempting to solve today's Friday puzzle, I got as far as 135..f3 136. gxf3 Kf1 137. Nf4 but then I deviated from 137...Nd4 (#8, deep Fritz 15) with 137... Nc5 ...
   May-26-16 G Szilagyi vs Robatsch, 1966 (replies)
patzer2: Prior to looking at today's Thursday problem, I had just viewed a video lecture by Jeremy Silman where he discussed the importance of recognizing patterns ripe for a tactical resolution, rather than relying solely on your ability to calculate long variations to a decisive result. In
   May-25-16 B Koch vs J Jezek, 1956 (replies)
patzer2: For today's Wednesday solution, like <BXChess>, I also picked 31. Rxh7+ Rxh7 32. Nxh7 which wins with a Queen Fork (double attack) after 32...Qxh7 33. Qf6+ (#10, Deep Fritz 15). A pretty side line after 32. Nxh7 is ...
   May-24-16 W Buis vs E J Diemer, 1956 (replies)
patzer2: <al wazir> You're right. I stand corrected. Deimer did indeed win this game playing Black against his own opening. This was not the only game where Deimer played Black against this opening. The computer improvement 6. Bg5 was played against Deimer in Bogoljubov vs E J Diemer, ...
   May-23-16 Navara vs E Inarkiev, 2016
patzer2: Black's surpise 20...d4! (-4.00 @ 28 depth, Stockfish 7) proves White's g-pawn advance with 19. g4? and 20. g5? to be a flawed plan. Instead, 19. Rd2 Ne5 20. Rfd1 Rd7 21. Nd3 = holds the position.
   May-23-16 M Golubev vs G Sagalchik, 1983 (replies)
patzer2: Today's Monday solution 17. Rh8+ Bxh8 18. Qh3 is a good-to-know basic mating pattern for an attack on the fianchettoed Bishop and castled King on an open h-file. For a Black opening improvement, instead of the rare 5...g6, I ...
   May-21-16 Movsesian vs A Adly, 2015 (replies)
patzer2: Great game by the Egyptian GM Ahmed Adly for our Saturday puzzle (36...?). According to the computers, Black's 36...Ng3+ (-3.52 @ 31 depth, Stockfish 290116) is winning. However, much stronger is 36...Qxf3!
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