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Member since May-11-19
Iím just an old fogie that likes to look at the odd chess puzzle or game in his spare time. It reminds me that Iím a player of limited ability so no use playing a real game! I was at my Chess best in high school when I managed to become top board of my school team. Then other priorities took hold etc and my precipitous decline in chess skills followed that of pitching phenom Steve Blass. The last sentence hints at my Pittsburgh - area past but I currently live in southeastern Michigan

   Hercdon has kibitzed 27 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jul-11-20 D J Young vs P Krzyzanowski, 2018 (replies)
Hercdon: Yes easy for a Saturday
   Jun-30-20 H Pfleger vs G Mazzoni, 1966 (replies)
Hercdon: So should we just say that 21. Rg7 and Bxh6 are both good solutions and leave it at that? Rg7 is our Easter egg after Bxh6 was actually played
   Jun-21-20 Gipslis vs Csom, 1973 (replies)
Hercdon: <Schachfuchs> Yes
   Jun-14-20 Nils Grandelius
Hercdon: First?! On 2020 Juneteenth day anyway
   Jun-13-20 D Svetushkin vs B Predojevic, 2008 (replies)
Hercdon: Based on the stockfish evaluations (Realizing that the six second versions are quite limited) it does not appear that this puzzle solves to a ďwinningĒ position. Is that a correct assessment?
   Oct-03-19 M Michailov vs D Carlo, 2009 (replies)
Hercdon: Not many comments on this game of the day
   Sep-26-19 A Grosar vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 1991 (replies)
Hercdon: I got the board moves until I came up with 34 ... Rg4 which Stockfish prefers and leads to a quicker mate. This was such an easy position, with lots of possible good news
   Sep-22-19 Kiril D Georgiev vs Dlugy, 1983 (replies)
Hercdon: Like others Iím not sure if this is a Sunday-worthy puzzle but I like this game because of the significant portion where one side had two queens. Iíll split the baby and call it a day
   Sep-15-19 R H Steinmeyer vs Berliner, 1959 (replies)
Hercdon: <poachedeggs> Something like 37...a1=Q 38.Rf1 Bxf4 39.gxf4 Re2 40.h3 Qa2 41.Bh1 Rc2 42.Qd6 Qxc4 43.Qd8+ Kg7 44.Qe7+ Qf7 45.Qa3 Kh6 46.Bg2 Qe8 47.Qd3 Rc1 48.Kf2 b1=Q 49.Qxb1 Rxb1 50.Rxb1 and white is down quite a bit according to Stockfish
   Aug-25-19 Anand vs Bareev, 2004 (replies)
Hercdon: <1stboard> If 47 ... R(b)d8 then 48. Qc5 mate per the Stockfish all of us can use
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