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Cheapo by the Dozen
Member since Dec-13-13 · Last seen Dec-14-19

My main chess distinction is to have been the worst player in US history to have had the top under-13 rating (I peaked at 1650). This was in 1972. Most of the books in my chess library use English Descriptive Notation; I still am slow at reading algebraic. I've played little chess since 1974.

I wrote a bit of a reminiscence about my era, posted at

   Cheapo by the Dozen has kibitzed 2357 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-12-19 M Rodshtein vs G Jones, 2019
Cheapo by the Dozen: It seems that Black would have been content with a draw by repetition partway through.
   Dec-11-19 Duras vs P P Saburov, 1906 (replies)
Cheapo by the Dozen: After uncharacteristic difficulty early in the week, I nailed this one, at least to the extent of <Lambda>'s comment. However, I think it's worth adding that the pawn in question is passed and not so easy to stop from advancing, especially w/o loss of additional ...
   Dec-10-19 De Legal vs Saint Brie, 1750 (replies)
Cheapo by the Dozen: One could also call this game Brie Cheesed.
   Dec-08-19 K Treybal vs F Kafka, 1921 (replies)
Cheapo by the Dozen: The engine is really confused about this one. On the one hand, it recommends the game move with a mere +1.00 valuation. On the other hand, when I show it 19 Nxg7, it calls mate-in-six. But when I show it the obvious defense of 19 ... Kxg7, it evaluates the position at ...
   Dec-08-19 S Kristjansson vs H Palsson, 2000
Cheapo by the Dozen: Black's position is bad, but it hardly seems resignation-worthy.
   Dec-07-19 B D Deac vs N Berry, 2017
Cheapo by the Dozen: As for "Wimpy": There used to be a hamburger chain called "Wimpys". I even recall seeing one in Europe in 1973, when I was on a bus full of teenaged American tourists some of whom were in a group chaperoned by somebody nicknamed "Uncle Wimpy". Imagine the cheering as we ...
   Dec-07-19 Carlsen vs Aronian, 2019 (replies)
Cheapo by the Dozen: The ending could have been really interesting and technical if played out under a slow time control.
   Dec-04-19 Saemisch vs A Medina Garcia, 1943 (replies)
Cheapo by the Dozen: Alekhine and the engine don't agree about much in this game.
   Dec-03-19 Saemisch vs J Engel, 1928 (replies)
Cheapo by the Dozen: The puzzle could have started one move earlier, but this version was cool too.
   Dec-02-19 Didier vs Marshall, 1900 (replies)
Cheapo by the Dozen: For once the Monday puzzle plays out along a diagonal rather than a file!
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