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   Chizoad has kibitzed 61 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Feb-21-19 Keres vs Westerinen, 1973
Chizoad: This game is neat in that it takes on a similar characteristic to a Sicilian, Maroczy Bind. Check the position after move 13 for white.
   Dec-11-18 Hoang Thong Tu vs J Gonzalez Garcia, 2008 (replies)
Chizoad: I went with the forcing line that starts with Qxh4: 26. Qxh4 Qxh4 27. Rxf8+ Rxf8 28. Rxf8+ Rxf8 29. Bxh4 Other move orders work, starting with Rxf8+ and then playing Qxh4. I don't think it matters. Although this sort of rook vs. minor pieces position might not "feel" ...
   May-29-18 Norway Chess (2018) (replies)
Chizoad: Not that I have any business weighing in but I always suspected ChrisOwen's posts to be some sort of steganography in action.
   Mar-30-18 Oscar Panno (replies)
Chizoad: As counterpoint to the Billy Wilder quote: I used to play in a home poker game for low stakes. One exceedingly garrulous guy in the game, Stu, would crack some hilarious jokes. A new player sat in one time and said to the table "That Stu guy is pretty funny" to which another ...
   Nov-17-17 Giri vs Rapport, 2017 (replies)
Chizoad: Neat - 55.Kb7? followed by 56.KxN?? loses! The black king sneaks in and paralyzes the white king thanks to the a pawn: 55.Kb7 Kd7 56.KxN?? Kc7 57.a3 Kc8 58.a4 Kc7 until eventually white is forced to play h4, leading to ...h1=B# (or queen but the bishop promotion is more fun).
   Nov-10-17 Nakamura vs Topalov, 2017 (replies)
Chizoad: Obviously a blunder in a drawn position, but Topalov was out of time from what I can tell. No increment in these games...
   Jun-13-17 T S Nguyen vs M Kanep, 2010 (replies)
Chizoad: Disagree. The pronunciation of Nguyen essentially drops the "N" sound (although it is vaguely present). It's one syllable - not two. Thus, the "and" is necessary.
   Jun-13-17 Dominguez Perez vs Yusupov, 2006 (replies)
Chizoad: 32. Nh5! is a very nice move: 32. Nh5 gxh5 33. gxh5 Rf8 34. Rg1+ Kf7 35. Rg7+ and the black queen falls. Beautiful and smooth attack from white here.
   Mar-05-17 Martyn J Corden (replies)
Chizoad: I met Martyn Corden when he was at Florida State University. I was a freshman at FSU playing in the Tallahassee Open in the unrated (U1400) section (my first tournament ever), and he was in the open section. There were several strong players in Tallahassee at that time, though I ...
   Jan-25-17 A L'Ami vs A Merry, 2015 (replies)
Chizoad: Looks like 32...Qxd2 33.Qxd2 Nf2+ 34.Qxf2 Rxf2 gets the job done. The black queen is immune to capture by the rook: 33.Rxd2 Rf1+ and mate to follow. But the white queen must be given up for a knight, leaving black up the exchange with a dominant position. I didn't see much for white
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