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Member since May-11-19
I’m just an old fogie that likes to look at the odd chess puzzle or game in his spare time. It reminds me that I’m 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 56 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Aug-01-21 Emile Rompteau
Hercdon: Who are you?
   Aug-01-21 E Rompteau vs K E Engel, 1965 (replies)
Hercdon: A pretty game. Pretty exhilarating
   Jul-10-21 Ruslan Shcherbakov
Hercdon: I?m the first one today??? Everyone busy watching Wimbledon?
   Jun-24-21 Svidler vs M Nedobora, 1994 (replies)
Hercdon: Here it is still June 23. And the analysis engine still does not work. Well, what should I expect for a free membership?
   Jun-20-21 Vera Gonzalez-Quevedo vs S Garcia Martinez, 2001 (replies)
Hercdon: When will the analysis engine be back?
   Jun-15-21 M Tratatovici vs Suba, 1987 (replies)
Hercdon: Um it?s still June 14th here
   Jun-12-21 Matthew Tan vs Ulibin, 2008 (replies)
Hercdon: An unclear sac
   Jun-08-21 E Hansen vs Maximiliano Perez, 2012 (replies)
Hercdon: Easy breezy
   Jun-02-21 Smagin vs N Vlassov, 1995 (replies)
Hercdon: Easy peasy 3, 2, 1, Vlassov!
   May-31-21 Le Quang Liem vs E Hansen, 2018 (replies)
Hercdon: Although White’s game was lost by move 45 it’s curious they thought Black would not make the same strike at move 48 as at move 46. I must also admit that I replayed the previous three moves before trying to solve this puzzle. That made this puzzle so much easier to solve. Is ...
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