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patzer2
Member since May-20-03 · Last seen Feb-25-18
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 16255 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Feb-25-18 Movsesian vs Leko, 2012 (replies)
 
patzer2: Didn't see the possibility of trapping the Bishop in today's Sunday (23. ?) puzzle with 23. Rxd7! Kxd7 24. gxf5 fxg5 25. e6+ Ke8 26. e7 Re8 27. exd8(Q)+ +- (+2.08 @ 34 ply, Stockfish 8). Instead, I went with 23. gxf5 which levels out to an even game after 23. gxf5 Bxf5 24. Ngh4 Bg4 ...
 
   Feb-24-18 S Sjugirov vs A Timofeev, 2009 (replies)
 
patzer2: The double Rook sacrifice 28...Rxh5!, which forces a draw after 28...Rxh5! 29. Qxh5 Rxc2! = to solve today's Saturday (28...?) puzzle, is an option I didn't consider. I did look at a single Rook sacrifice with 28...Rxh5! 29. Qxh5 Be4?, but after 30. Bb2 +- (+2.75 @ 32 ply,Stockfish ...
 
   Feb-23-18 R Mamedov vs M Petrosyan, 2018
 
patzer2: Maybe it's not much of an improvement, but I prefer 9. Bxc6 as in White's win in V Fedoseev vs M Rodshtein, 2017 .
 
   Feb-23-18 S Novikov vs Mamedyarov, 2006
 
patzer2: White was doing OK until 35. Qb8+ Nc8 ⩱ (-0.55 @ 33 ply, Stockfish 8). Instead, snatching the pawn with 35. Qxa7 = (0.00 @ 33 ply, Stockfish 8) leaves the game level.
 
   Feb-23-18 Grigoriants vs Nakamura, 2017
 
patzer2: The losing move in this speed game was 30. b5? allowing 30...Nxc5 -+ (-3.65 @ 29 ply, Stockfish 8). Instead, 30. g3 ⩲ to = leaves White in good shape.
 
   Feb-23-18 Adorjan vs I Polgar, 1972 (replies)
 
patzer2: My thought after a long look at today's Friday (25...?) puzzle was Black is busted but I might as well give 25...Rh5 a try and see what happens. What happens after 25...Rh5 is White plays 26. Qg5! +- and forces mate-in-six (Stockfish 8 @ 32 ply). The computer confirms Black is lost,
 
   Feb-22-18 D Wagner vs P Nikolic, 2017 (replies)
 
patzer2: Got the first four moves of today's Thursday (17. ?) puzzle with the game continuation 17. Qc2! g6 18. Rxh7 Nxh7 19. Qh2 Re8 20. Qxh7+ Kf8 +- almost playing itself. However, for White's fifth move of the combination I chose 21. Nxg6+ fxg6 22. e4! +- (mate-in-20, Stockfish) over the ...
 
   Feb-21-18 R Costigan vs L Day, 1987 (replies)
 
patzer2: I picked 47. Rxf7 +- for my solution to today's Wednesday puzzle. I didn't look for alternatives because I saw 47. Rxf7 Qxe3+ 48. Qxe3 Rxe3 49. Rxf8+ +- (+9.26 @ 30 ply, Stockfish 8) wins easy enough. However, I wished I had considered the stronger game continuation 47. Qe6+! Kd8 ...
 
   Feb-20-18 D Abrahams vs K Arakhamia-Grant, 2017 (replies)
 
patzer2: Black exploits the overworked Queen and the undefended Rook with 20...Qa4!, which also solves today's Tuesday puzzle. White's decisive mistake was 14. bxc5?, allowing 14...Nxg2+ -+ (-2.35 @ 28 ply, Stockfish 8). Instead, 14. Nxh4 Qxh4 15. bxc5 = (+0.15 @ 29 ply, Stockfish 8) holds ...
 
   Feb-19-18 B Jeran vs D Cawdery, 2017 (replies)
 
patzer2: For today's Monday (20...?) puzzle solution, the sham Queen sacrifice 20...Qxh2+ -+ allows Black two consecutive knight forks to win back a piece, win the exchange and force White's resignation. White's clearly decisive mistake was 20. Kxg2?, allowing 20...Qxh2+ -+ (-5.22 @ 32 ply, ...
 
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