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DiceToThat
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   DiceToThat has kibitzed 57 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-25-19 T Seeman vs Nakamura, 2019 (replies)
 
DiceToThat: Is move 4 the earliest white can ever castle? Seems like that really sends out the vibe of "I'm playing for a draw, please don't hurt me."
 
   Oct-13-16 V Minko vs E A Levin, 2012 (replies)
 
DiceToThat: I don't see how 57. Rxd3 works. If ...Qxd3, what is white's plan? Just a whole bunch of checks for the draw?
 
   Nov-22-15 A Bachmann vs Morozevich, 2015
 
DiceToThat: Why not 31 ...Nf4? It protects the g-pawn, breaks up the attack on the other knight by getting in the way of the bishop, plus gets himself away from the pawn attack. Black is then up a piece and I'm not sure how white continues.
 
   Apr-08-14 Tarrasch vs Kolb, 1894 (replies)
 
DiceToThat: No doubt the smothered mate is pretty, but this was basically mop-up duty. Tarrasch also could have taken his queen. Then just thrown one of his rooks at him just 'cause he felt like it. A bit of a blowout at this point.
 
   Oct-17-13 Nakamura vs Seirawan, 2012 (replies)
 
DiceToThat: I really liked this puzzle. Usually the winning move is something much more aggressive, but here the crushing blow seemed like more of a retreat. All sorts of terrible things happen to Black after that Queen moves.
 
   Feb-26-09 Tarrasch vs D G Baird, 1898 (replies)
 
DiceToThat: 28. Rd7 looks like a good move, too. If 28 ...Bxd7 then 29. e6 and black must give up his queen to stop the mate. If the rook is left untaken, it seems like it should be able to roust the bishop from its post eventually to let that e5 pawn move forward and open the long diagonal.
 
   Aug-21-08 Bird vs Steinitz, 1866 (replies)
 
DiceToThat: I Know Why the Caged Bird Resigns. Perhaps better than 11. Bxc6 would be 11. Kf2, but even then black has many opportunities to apply pressure.
 
   Aug-19-08 A Nickel vs The World, 2008 (replies)
 
DiceToThat: Does anyone else think that Arno's picture on the main page link makes him look a bit like Count Dooku from Star Wars? He might be pure evil; we should wary.
 
   Nov-16-07 J Rudd vs Joseff Thomas, 2006 (replies)
 
DiceToThat: What if after 22. Bb4 black plays 22. exf2+? Still looks pretty bad for white.
 
   Oct-04-07 P Nikolic vs Piket, 2000 (replies)
 
DiceToThat: For Mostly Average Joe: Regarding your approximate ELO strength to find a given move and the overall ELO difficulty of the puzzle, I don't see how the total difficulty can be harder than the most difficult move. For instance, if someone rated 2120 can find Qd4, surely they could
 
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