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Member since Sep-25-06 · Last seen Aug-05-22
Hi y'all - my name is Brett, I'm a CPA in the US, specializing in data analytics. When I was in high school I was a Class A/B player, and I represented my state at the Denker High School State Champions' tournament in my senior year. Haven't set foot in a tournament hall since.

I try to analyze games from time to time, but my best days are far behind me so don't be shocked if my analysis misses something blindingly obvious.

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   Brettwith2ts has kibitzed 237 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Aug-04-22 Kasparov vs V Babula Sr, 2001 (replies)
Brettwith2ts: Openings with c5 and e5 always seem slightly suspect to me; I know it's not automatically unsound, but the weakness on d5 is not fun, especially against someone like Kasparov. The maneuver of the knight from f3 to e3 is interesting, bringing essentially all of White's pieces to
   May-07-20 R J Gross vs Benko, 1968
Brettwith2ts: 22. d3! and the Knight has to move - if Qxd3??, 23. Rxf4!, when white cannot capture back on f4 without losing the Queen to a knight fork.
   Jan-28-20 Brettwith2ts chessforum
Brettwith2ts: <OhioChessFan> wasn't it? It looked so off that my first reaction was panic - I don't expect IMs to make moves like that, so I assumed the mistake was mine somehow. I had to triple check every line before I could convince myself it was actually just a bad move.
   Dec-11-19 Lipke vs Andrey A Markov, 1890
Brettwith2ts: <Honza Cervenka> Absolutely agree. Around about move 21, when the last white Bishop comes off the board, things are pretty even and the only advantage I see for Black is the bishops. Of course, in these wide open positions, you would expect the Bishops to have the edge, ...
   Oct-31-19 Rossetto vs Najdorf, 1947
Brettwith2ts: Fun game. I love seeing a good positional struggle. 1. e4, c5 immediately leads to a fight over d4, which in mainlines of the Sicilian White resolves by playing a pawn to d4 and trading on that square. In the current game, Black pounces on that square with 8...Nd4!, ...
   Oct-24-19 P Copping vs B J Moore, 1956
Brettwith2ts: Odd final position. After 52. Bxg6, it's a pretty easy win for White, regardless of what Black tries. I wonder if there were other factors, time trouble etc., that we can't see from the raw moves.
   Apr-30-19 D Gormally vs Sutovsky, 2005 (replies)
Brettwith2ts: How strange. I was just looking at this game over the weekend, so Nf4 - Nh3# was fresh on my mind. Much more tricky, but still ultimately winning for Black, is:37. h4. Now, instead of 37. ...Nh3+?, Black must play 37. ...Ne2+ and 38. ...Bxf2, when the Knight and the Bishop will
   Nov-28-18 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
Brettwith2ts: <offramp: 12.Na4 Right that's it. Black is a pawn ahead. Game over.> Based on the rest of the match, that means it's a guaranteed draw...
   Nov-16-18 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
Brettwith2ts: <Diademas: Are we in tablebase territory now?> Biggest tablebase I know of is 7-piece, so we just need one more piece off the board
   Nov-13-18 A Stefanova vs M Makropoulou, 1994
Brettwith2ts: Interesting game! I want to come back and analyze this more later. I feel like Black was doing well despite the material imbalance, but 35. ... Na3?does a lot more than just hang a pawn - it brings White's rooks into play as well. And then 40. ... Nd4? was just a shame, no need
   Nov-13-18 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
   Nov-12-18 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
   Sep-26-18 So vs L'Ami, 2018 (replies)
   Sep-25-18 Karjakin vs Baburin, 2018 (replies)
   Sep-13-18 Yu Ruiyuan (replies)
   May-13-18 Queen's Gambit Declined (D06) (replies)
   Apr-07-18 Vachier-Lagrave vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
   Apr-06-18 Vitiugov vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2018 (replies)
   Dec-22-12 H Taylour vs E Cummings, 1908
   Nov-09-12 Marshall vs Tartakower, 1929
   Aug-21-12 Vaisser vs S Maze, 2012
   Aug-21-12 Fressinet vs C Bauer, 2012 (replies)
   Aug-21-12 Dreev vs Sakaev, 2009
   Dec-28-11 N Sulava vs T Luciani, 2011
   Dec-28-11 Z Angelov vs Fressinet, 2011
   Dec-27-11 Zukertort / Hoffer vs J Minckwitz, 1869
   Aug-23-11 French Championship (2011) (replies)
   Aug-22-11 J P Le Roux vs H Hamdouchi, 2011
   Jun-22-11 Ivanchuk vs Nakamura, 2011 (replies)
   May-19-11 M Mahjoob vs Miroshnichenko, 2004 (replies)
   Mar-29-11 Team White vs Team Black, 2011 (replies)
   Feb-10-11 S Chanda vs F Slingerland, 2008 (replies)
   Jan-29-11 Anand vs Giri, 2011 (replies)
   Jan-28-11 Panov vs Korchnoi, 1953
   Jan-22-11 Nakamura vs Smeets, 2011 (replies)
   Jan-19-11 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
   Jan-17-11 Nakamura vs Shirov, 2011 (replies)
   Dec-30-10 Suetin vs Korchnoi, 1951 (replies)
   Dec-27-10 R Hasangatin vs D Melnikov, 2003
   Dec-26-10 Sagalchik vs A Kovalev, 1987 (replies)
   Dec-25-10 Santa Claus (replies)
   Dec-14-10 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
   Dec-14-10 Mokry vs S Terzic, 1986
   Oct-23-10 C Jeitz vs E Dizdarevic, 2010 (replies)
   Sep-04-08 A Nickel vs The World, 2008 (replies)
   Aug-22-08 Vladimir Kramnik (replies)
   Aug-16-08 chessforum (replies)
   Aug-01-08 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
   Jul-31-08 artyom2008 chessforum (replies)
   Jul-30-08 whiskeyrebel chessforum (replies)
   Jul-29-08 J Drake vs D A Yeager, 2008
   Jul-29-08 D A Yeager vs Stripunsky, 2008 (replies)
   Jul-22-08 Carlsen vs Bacrot, 2008 (replies)
   Jul-01-08 Naiditsch vs Kramnik, 2008 (replies)
   Jun-21-08 Svidler vs Van Wely, 2008 (replies)
   May-13-08 David Bronstein (replies)
   Apr-15-08 Battle of the Brains II, 2008 (replies)
   Mar-29-08 Shulman vs A A Ivanov, 2008 (replies)
   Mar-24-08 Junior (Computer) (replies)
   Mar-06-08 Korchnoi vs Tamborini, 1986 (replies)
   Mar-03-08 Sax vs Korchnoi, 1989 (replies)
   Feb-23-08 Petr Haba (replies)
   Dec-31-07 R Luscombe vs Keene, 1962 (replies)
   Dec-26-07 Crafty vs Nakamura, 2007 (replies)
   Dec-05-07 World Cup (2007) (replies)
   Dec-05-07 Morphy vs Worrall, 1858 (replies)
   Oct-19-07 Team White vs Team Black, 2007 (replies)
   Oct-06-07 Jeremy Silman (replies)
   Sep-29-07 Grischuk vs Anand, 2007 (replies)
   Sep-20-07 Kramnik vs Gelfand, 2007 (replies)
   Aug-31-07 Polgar vs Mamedyarov, 2002 (replies)
   Aug-09-07 Tactic101 chessforum (replies)
   Jun-17-07 T Rakic vs I Nemet, 1966 (replies)
   Jun-05-07 NN (replies)
   Jun-05-07 T Chapman vs Kasparov, 2001 (replies)
   Jun-03-07 Nimzowitsch vs Systemsson, 1927 (replies)
   Apr-20-07 W Knoop vs L Malandain, 1995 (replies)
   Apr-20-07 B Wall vs D Ferguson, 1989 (replies)
   Apr-18-07 Korchnoi vs E Secchi, 1960 (replies)
   Apr-13-07 R Kempinski vs Gleizerov, 2000 (replies)
   Feb-22-07 A Volokitin vs Rublevsky, 2004 (replies)
   Feb-16-07 K Klundt vs H Kestler, 1970 (replies)
   Feb-13-07 Fred Reinfeld (replies)
   Feb-03-07 J Cazenove vs D Tomalin, 1819 (replies)
   Jan-27-07 David Moody (replies)
   Jan-22-07 Jon J Hastings
   Jan-19-07 Vladimirov vs G Agzamov, 1977 (replies)
   Jan-18-07 Bird vs Steinitz, 1868 (replies)
   Jan-12-07 C Pedersen vs P Norby, 1971 (replies)
   Dec-25-06 R Smirka vs Santasiere, 1924 (replies)
   Dec-23-06 B Shteinberg vs V Eryomenko, 2001
   Dec-23-06 Y Mezheritsky vs V Radchenko, 1999 (replies)
   Dec-08-06 E Cohn vs Rubinstein, 1909 (replies)
   Oct-25-06 Memorable Quotes chessforum (replies)
   Oct-25-06 Kramnik vs Topalov, 2006 (replies)
   Oct-22-06 Nunn vs I Nataf, 1999 (replies)
   Oct-02-06 F M Teed vs E Delmar, 1896 (replies)
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