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Big Easy
Member since Apr-06-09 · Last seen Jan-27-10
Eric from Texas -- my chess experience amounts to about a dozen years of playing online (mostly rapid). I would love to improve my game.

   Big Easy has kibitzed 27 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-03-09 E Torre vs W So, 2009 (replies)
 
Big Easy: I heard of a suggested rule change not long ago concerning draws. It was something like, if player A offers a draw to player B, player B can choose to continue play, but the draw offer stands for the rest of the game. So, player B might not accept the draw offer (initially), and ...
 
   Nov-04-09 Charousek vs J Wollner, 1893 (replies)
 
Big Easy: Nice. This is one of those games where a move is played to prevent a particular move by the opponent, only to have them play it anyway. After white plays 16. Rae1, the obvious threat is 17. Qe8+. Black plays 16. ...Nc6, thinking that the threat was parried by clearing the back rank
 
   Sep-30-09 Kasparov vs Deep Blue, 1996 (replies)
 
Big Easy: Kaspy plays with such precision in the endgame. He avoids the queen exchange and then wins a pawn, then a second, and then forces a queen exchange. Very nice.
 
   Aug-14-09 B Gamback vs R Nevanlinna, 2001 (replies)
 
Big Easy: Wow. White gets into a real pinch here. I love games like this. Black takes the initiative and keeps the pressure on for the last half of the game. White's choices are very limited. For White, is 19.0-0-0 a better choice than the move played? I didn't analyze it deeply but it does ...
 
   Aug-06-09 Mamedyarov vs Bacrot, 2008 (replies)
 
Big Easy: Never mind on my last post. 38.Qxd6 Duh!
 
   Jul-30-09 Greenblatt vs Fischer, 1977 (replies)
 
Big Easy: It would seem that lasting 39 moves is an accomplishment (and it probably was for a chess-playing computer in 1977). However, all three of these games vs. Fischer were lost well before checkmate.
 
   Jul-14-09 Menchik vs Graf-Stevenson, 1937 (replies)
 
Big Easy: If the game continues: 21 ... Qxd7 22 Qxh5 At first glance I thought black could save the game with: 22 ... Nf6 But this doesn't work, as white simply plays: 23 Bxf6 and it's mate in one to follow, either with the queen or the bishop on h7.
 
   Jul-02-09 O'Dell vs Keene, 1966 (replies)
 
Big Easy: I always enjoy the analysis by Mr. Keene. I find it very insightful to understand why a GM plays the moves that he does and the reasoning behind them.
 
   Jul-02-09 Ragozin vs Bondarevsky, 1946 (replies)
 
Big Easy: I am either getting better or the puzzle today is not up to Thursday standards. I immediately thought about 28. Qxa7+, and it didn't take long to verify that it wins.
 
   Jun-24-09 Ivanchuk vs Carlsen, 2009 (replies)
 
Big Easy: Crap. I initially thought that 38...Ra5 was the correct move because the white rook on a2 can't leave that rank, but I gave up on it because I didn't see the continuation. Once again, after seeing it I can't believe I didn't get it. It's also always interesting to see these puzzles
 
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