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Ian McGarrett
Member since May-03-04 · Last seen Nov-30-22
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   Ian McGarrett has kibitzed 41 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-09-22 Teschner vs Portisch, 1969 (replies)
 
Ian McGarrett: Qf2 - Ng3 - Qe1
 
   Oct-29-21 Schiffers vs Chigorin, 1897
 
Ian McGarrett: I must have seen this combination before because the solution just sort of jumped out at me.
 
   Jul-10-21 Shcherbakov vs Jakovenko, 2001 (replies)
 
Ian McGarrett: Uhmmm... Maybe White should check first, eh? Because Black can't interpose the queen without hanging the e-pawn and losing the rook on h8 (leaving White up a rook since he hasn't sacrificed a rook.) So... having checked the king back to b8, THEN White deflects the queen with ...
 
   Jan-08-20 G Rechlis vs Korchnoi, 1986 (replies)
 
Ian McGarrett: Qa3 doesn't need any silicon to refute. Black will play Qe2 threatening Qf3 then Bh3 then Qg2#
 
   Sep-03-19 Opocensky vs Hromadka, 1931 (replies)
 
Ian McGarrett: The mating pattern is reminiscent of a problem composed by Kakovin in 1936.
 
   Feb-10-19 K Commons vs P Peev, 1976 (replies)
 
Ian McGarrett: After 27. Bxh6 if 27...Bxh6 then 28. Qf6+ Re7, 29. Rd1+ Ke8, 30. Qh8+ Bf8, 31. Qh5+
 
   Feb-15-18 Tolnai vs Z Gyimesi, 1993 (replies)
 
Ian McGarrett: If after 35... Rxh3, White plays gxh3, some are suggesting Rb2+ but that fails to Kg3. The white king is running to h4. The correct line is 36... Qd2+, 37.Re2 (if the queen interposes on g2, black takes the pawn at f4 with mate to follow shortly, and if white plays Kg3, then ...
 
   Jun-04-17 Kuzubov vs I Stathopoulos, 2017 (replies)
 
Ian McGarrett: It's pretty obvious catlover meant 25...Kg7, but why would white play 28.Nd5+ when there is a pawn hanging on b5?
 
   May-17-17 Tarrasch vs Romberg, 1893 (replies)
 
Ian McGarrett: If instead of 18... Kg6, Black plays Kh5 then 19.Rf5+ Bxf5, (the capture is forced since 19... Kg6 transposes to the game and 19... Kh4 is met with 20. Bg5+ Kh5, 21. Nf4++) 20.Ng3+ Kh4, 21.Bg5+ Kg4, 22.Be2+ followed by mate.
 
   Dec-03-16 L B Hoyos Millan vs G Garcia, 1986 (replies)
 
Ian McGarrett: <hcgflynn: How does black win after 17. Qd4?> After 17.Qd4, Be5 looks to be the move. It prevents the white king from escaping to c3 after the exchange of queens.
 
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