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   FrogC has kibitzed 157 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-30-19 Paulsen vs Anderssen, 1876
FrogC: I've just had a league game as White in this unusual line of the Vienna. I played 6.d3, which must be inferior to Paulsen's 6.d4, but won anyway. I found the opening intriguing, and it's an honour to be following in the footsteps of two such legendary players.
   Sep-02-19 I A Horowitz vs NN, 1940 (replies)
FrogC: I play this line as White. 4.Qg4 Qf6? is a trap I've won quite a few games with. But I've never found the sort of sacs Horowitz comes up with in this game.
   Aug-30-19 Egor Filipets vs A G Aleksandrov, 2018 (replies)
FrogC: I got a Friday puzzle! Well, almost. I didn't look hard enough at White's defences after declining the sac.
   Aug-28-19 McShane vs I Efimov, 2009 (replies)
FrogC: Easiest puzzle of the week so far.
   Aug-27-19 Karpov vs Salov, 1993 (replies)
FrogC: This is hard to see. I kept looking for action down the f-file, missing the switch to the h-file.
   Jul-02-19 P Ricardi vs J L Arnason, 1984 (replies)
FrogC: This is the hardest "easy" puzzle I've ever seen. Black has seven possible checks, all of which have to be looked at, all of which can be escaped in at least two ways. When those are dismissed, you have to look at ways of restricting the flight squares for one of the checks. I looked ...
   Apr-26-19 U Fataliyeva vs O Girya, 2019
FrogC: What a wild game!
   Jan-29-19 Bagirov vs Kholmov, 1961 (replies)
FrogC: This does seem to be Tuesday level to me. It's an unusual tactic, but possible to get there with a bit of logical thinking, and no long variations to calculate.
   Nov-06-18 Carlsen - Caruana World Championship Match (2018) (replies)
FrogC: They should play an odd number of games, give an extra White to the challenger and award the match to the champion in the event of a tie.
   Jul-31-18 Averbakh vs Kotov, 1953 (replies)
FrogC: It's a famously brilliant, and hence difficult, combination.
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