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Member since Oct-14-12 · Last seen Jun-05-23
I played over the board back in the 80s but now play just correspondence chess as a hobby. I live in Texas and referee adult soccer (football) games as my second hobby.
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   KenWSmith54 has kibitzed 6 times to chessgames  
   Dec-31-20 Keres vs S Herseth, 1937 (replies)
KenWSmith54: A nice game -- yes brutal and violent. Thanks for posting this. Black needs to play his pawn to e6, develop his dark-squared bishop and move his king out of the center. Yet he seems to stubbornly refuse to develop his kingside until it is too late. By the time he puts his pawn ...
   Dec-29-20 C Logallo vs P Cafolla, 2015 (replies)
KenWSmith54: Chess engines point out that 28. b3? misses a winning shot: 28. Nc7! Although the R at c4 seems pinned by the black Q, the black Q can be chased away and eventually has to give herself up. The Stockfish 9 engine on this website gives value +7.30 for a line that begins ...
   May-25-19 Tseshkovsky vs D Vasiljevic, 1994 (replies)
KenWSmith54: White resigns in a position in which he apparently has an advantage??
   Apr-29-19 A Larsen vs J Anderson, 2016
KenWSmith54: There is a nice youtube video on B+N checkmate that I found helpful: It gave me some principles to work with if I'm the one with the two pieces. Still, I'd hate to try to do this OTB....
   Apr-07-19 Ken Ronny Schouten vs C B Jacobsen, 2017 (replies)
KenWSmith54: Thanks, this was fun to watch ... and instructive. (And the Shakespeare with the chess makes it more entertaining!)
   Apr-06-19 Ivkov vs J Sofrevski, 1962
KenWSmith54: White's position has been deteriorating from the 24th move on, and so Ivkov pulls a swindle with 26. Bxa6+!?. Sofrevski could have declined the Queen sacrifice -- chess engines claim a definite advantage for Black after 26... Rg8 27. Qa8+ Nb8 (forced) 28. g3 Qe6, as Black ...
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