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Member since Jun-04-12
near Seattle, WA, USA

   GeneM has kibitzed 12 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-16-16 Fischer vs Petrosian, 1971 (replies)
GeneM: From ChessBase, the Mega Database 2008 disagrees with the moves shown here on; but both Colin Crouch and are in agreement. So, Mega is probably wrong in claiming the move order of: 16. Qc2<b3 Bb7<c8 17. Re1<a (Actual is probably 16. Re1<a) ...
   Sep-03-16 R Nezhmetdinov vs A Zaitsev, 1964 (replies)
GeneM: David LeMoir included this game in his book "How to Become a Deadly Chess Tactician" (Gambit, 2002). See chapter "Tail-Lights" > "Sting in the Tail", Page 152. . LeMoir's purpose is to label 24. Nb3-d4!! a "substitution sacrifice", to secure d4 for White's other knight, and to ...
   Aug-09-15 Anand vs Gelfand, 2012 (replies)
GeneM: @blazerdoodle (of 2012-05-31) Playing the speed tie-break games first would mean even more contamination of the long chess games (from the speed tie-break games) than there is already. Indeed the stated goal of playing tie-breaks first is to affect how the long games are played. ...
   May-25-15 Silman vs J Schroer, 1990
GeneM: Pages 263-4, in Jeremy Silman's 3rd edition (1993 ed) of his book - How to Reassess Your Chess. In the chapter titled - Initiative. The opening here, the Benko Gambit, is all about an early initiative for Black, at the cost of pawn material.
   Jan-03-15 World Championship Candidates (2014) (replies)
GeneM: Thought Experiment, about Armageddon: Suppose White was given 60 minutes, and the players had to bid for Black's lesser amount of time. What would be the sensible amount of time to bid for Black? Would master-level players still be willing to bid under 9 minutes to get Black and draw
   Dec-02-14 K Burger vs C Pilnick, 1954
GeneM: I think Andy Soltis used this game for one of his end-of-column puzzles in the December 2004 Chess Life mag. Position was after 30.. rd8<a.
   Jul-26-14 Denker vs H Avram, 1940 (replies)
GeneM: This game is shot puzzle #452 in Fred Reinfeld's book 1001 Winning Chess Sacrifices and Combinations, after the actual moves 17. Ne6-g5+ Kf7-g8?. I played around to declutter this position down to its essence. Later I was reminded I had done this when I read the two ChessBase dot com ...
   Jun-30-14 J Vetemaa vs Shabalov, 1986 (replies)
GeneM: This game, after White's 20th move, is shot puzzle "FCM 4.4" in Charles Hertan's 2008 book "Forcing Chess Moves" (2nd edition).
   Jan-08-14 Fischerandom Chess (replies)
GeneM: No, chess960-FRC is not a mere fad. In his weekly blog devoted to chess960, Mark Weeks uses his post of 2014-Jan-04 to give more statistics about the surprisingly large popularity of chess960 on chess playing websites. While still dwarfed by traditional chess1, more chess960 games are
   Aug-26-12 Panov vs Taimanov, 1952 (replies)
GeneM: I cannot find this game in Mega Base 2008, nor in HugeBase. Seems an odd omission. Makes me wonder how got this game. Ray Cheng's book "Practical Chess Exercises: 600..." uses 28 R:a6/B for his puzzle #282.
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