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Ivan Karamazov
Member since Aug-14-20 · Last seen Jan-21-21
formerly posting as User: Dr. J

no reason for the change. i just felt like it.

my best-ever game is still at that link. i think it's way better than a lot of the vanity garbage that some people have uploaded. yes, i get cranky about this.

   Ivan Karamazov has kibitzed 5 times to chessgames  
   Jan-05-21 M Lodhi vs G Milos, 1988 (replies)
Ivan Karamazov: 39...Bd5+ is rated as -132.69 and works out to be mate by about move 52 at the latest. 39...Qc6+ is rated as -6.64 and works to be mate by about move 62 at the latest (by my admittedly far from fool-proof techniques) and includes a far greater diversity of subvariations. It's
   Nov-29-20 V Babula vs F Braga, 2002 (replies)
Ivan Karamazov: <chrisowen> The election is OVER!! Would you please, PLEASE, quit it with the political diatribes?!!? Or at least take it over to the Kenneth Rogoff page, where idiots have been yelling at each other like that for years?? And anyways, I mean really now: "within ...
   Nov-25-20 B Adhiban vs S Minero Pineda, 2016 (replies)
Ivan Karamazov: <mel gibson> there's a standard rule: if you got the puzzle, it must be because it was easy; if you didn't, it was because it was very hard. so we can deduce from your 0/3 that this weeks puzzle were extraordinarily hard. incidentally, i am still User: Dr. J but i just
   Nov-15-20 V Mikenas vs A Dolukhanov, 1934
Ivan Karamazov: <Phony Benoni:If <30.Qh5+ Bh7!+ 31.Kb2 Rf2+ 32.Kb3 b5! 33.Qe8+ Bg8+!> It gets even better!: 33. Bf5 ("best") Rxf5 34. Qe8+ Bg8+! 35. Kc2 Rf2+ 36. Kb1 Ba3 37. Qh5+ Bh7+! (Yet again!) and now 38. Qxh7+ is forced but it's mate in 6 anyways.
   Oct-31-20 V Arbakov vs Milov, 1994 (replies)
Ivan Karamazov: In my view, this problem, properly understood, is quite easy, not Very Difficult. If Black does nothing drastic , White wins a piece for a Pawn. The "sacrifice" 20...Nxg4+ 21.hxg4 Qh4+ 22.Kg1 fxg4 nets two Pawns, and an obviously strong attack, for the piece, and so is very ...
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