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patzer2
Member since May-20-03 · Last seen Oct-25-14
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 13139 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-24-14 Karpov vs Yusupov, 1989 (replies)
 
patzer2: <ocker: To justify 16 Nb5 you have to see through to 22 Rc6.> Or, like me, realize you were lucky to have 22. Rc6! available after being surprised by 21...Rad8.
 
   Oct-23-14 G Benini vs Reggio, 1911 (replies)
 
patzer2: My solution for today's Thursday puzzle was 30. Rxc8+! 30. Rxc8+ Rxc8 31. Rh8+ Kxh8 32. Qh3+ Kg8 33. Qxc8+ Rf8 34. Qe6+ Kh8 35. Qh3+ Kg8 36. Qh7#. According to Fritz 12, both 30. Rxc8+! and 30. Rh8+! lead to mate-in-eight. Perhaps it's nitpicking, but 30. Rh8+! is technically more ...
 
   Oct-22-14 Beliavsky vs Vasiukov, 1979 (replies)
 
patzer2: <Nightsurfer> Your idea <34.Bxg5 hxg5 35.Qxg5 Rd6 36. f6 > wins due to the immediate threat 37. Qg7+! After 35...Rd6 36. f6, Fritz 12 @ 20 depth gives best play as 36...Rd8 37. Qg7+ Qxg7 38. fxg7+ Kh7 39. Nf6+ Kh6 ...
 
   Oct-21-14 Stefansson vs Baburin, 1991 (replies)
 
patzer2: <Estrik:...If 20. Kf1, I don't see an immediate win for Black...> Fritz 12 gives 20. Kf1 Qh5! [DIAGRAM] 21.Bb2 Nd2+ 22.Ke1 Nf3+ 23.Kf1 Nce5 24.e4 Nd3 25.Qe3 Nxb2 26.Bf7 Rd6 27.a5 Rf6 28.Bxg6 Rfxg6 (-2.96 @ 20 depth). ...
 
   Oct-20-14 K Gratka vs M Azadmanesh, 1994 (replies)
 
patzer2: Since it's Monday and we're looking at an easy mate in this game, and the strong moves leading up to it. I thought I'd share a strong move leading to an unusual mate-in-one from some computer analysis of this game. Looking at the try 15...f6 (instead of 15...Nd7), I played Black ...
 
   Oct-19-14 Nisipeanu vs D Reinderman, 2010 (replies)
 
patzer2: Had Black seen the Queen trap coming after 29...Qf5 30. Qh6! Nd5 (or almost any other move) 31. g4! , he might have tried 29...Qg8. After 29...Qg8, White wins with 30. Rc1! when play, as verified by Fritz, might continue ...
 
   Oct-18-14 A Ivanov vs Christiansen, 1996 (replies)
 
patzer2: For my Saturday solution, got as far as 41. f6! Bxg4 42. Bxd5+ Be6 43. Bxe6+ Kf8 44. fxg7+ Ke7 45. Bf6+ Kxe6 46. g8=Q+ Kd7 47. Qd8+ Kc6 in the game continuation. However, I did not see 48. Qe8+! when Black resigns in lieu of 48...Kb6 (48... Kd5 49. Qb5+ Ke6 50. Re1+ Re2 51. Rxe2+ ...
 
   Oct-17-14 V Tukmakov vs J Sikora-Lerch, 1977 (replies)
 
patzer2: Easy enough to see 14. Nxf7! Rxf7 (14...Kxf7 15. Qf3+ ) 15. Qe6 solves this Friday puzzle. The difficulty is in finding the strongest follow-up moves.
 
   Oct-16-14 Flear vs DeFirmian, 1994
 
patzer2: The finish per Fritz 12 is 65. Kf2 Qf1+ 66. Kg3 Qg1+ 67. Kh4 (67. Kh3 Bf1+ 68. Kh4 Qg5#; 67. Kf4 Qg5#) 67... Qg5+ 68. Kh3 Bf1+ 69. Kh2 Qg2#.
 
   Oct-16-14 A Ivanov vs W So, 2014
 
patzer2: <wwall> Fascinating but extremely complex winning possibility with your find of 53. Nd2! to . Fritz 12 gives 53. Nd2! Nc5 54. gxf4 Kf5 55. fxe5 Kxe5 56. Ke3 Kf5 ...
 
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