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Korora
Member since Mar-09-18 · Last seen Jan-20-21
I'm more of a jack-of-all-trades, master-of-none. Chess, Shatranj, Xiangqi, Janggi, Shogi, Makruk, and a few I've made up for pending sci-fi stories.
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   Korora has kibitzed 230 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-20-21 Carlsen vs A Firouzja, 2021
 
Korora: Carlsen'll chase Firouzja's ♔ out and then all hail the mighty ♙!
 
   Jan-16-21 Gunnar Gunnarsson
 
Korora: Well, his name comes from Proto-Germanic Gunþiharjaz, meaning "Battle-Army".
 
   Jan-16-21 L Galojan vs E Paehtz, 2009 (replies)
 
Korora: <Another "Ring Around The Rosie" mate.> Given how in Xiangqi checkmate patterns have names like "Iron Bolt" or "Scooping Moon", this fits that sort of nomenclature.
 
   Jan-16-21 S Seltser vs Denker, 2001
 
Korora: Two White pieces (once the King's ♙ falls), three Black ♙s. One must slip through.
 
   Jan-14-21 D Donchev vs Topalov, 1989 (replies)
 
Korora: Whoops! If I had to guess, I'd say Topalov was thinking "I don't want to capture with the Knight," but the motor neurons in his arm and hand didn't receive the negative. I've been given to understand that that's how a number of obviously-stupid moves were made.
 
   Jan-13-21 Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1914 (replies)
 
Korora: Farthest along I ever got with this. I saw the ♗ sac oh h2 and the check with the ♕, but figured there'd be a preparatory move or two before ♗xg2.
 
   Jan-12-21 Hastings Online All-Play-All (2021) (replies)
 
Korora: It's the use of the same term that I was referencing.
 
   Jan-12-21 M Wadsworth vs G Jones, 2021
 
Korora: <...while White has four (4) isolated pawns.> And two of those are doubled. Black has doubled ♙s too, but one of those is guarding another ♙, while the one behind is protected by the ♔ (who cannot be dislodged since Jones' ♖ guards against any attempt at
 
   Jan-12-21 Suetin vs Shcherbakov, 1991 (replies)
 
Korora: <White's decisive mistake was 36. h3?, allowing today's Friday puzzle solution 36...Nf3+! -+ (-10.09 @ 40 ply, Stockfish 10). Instead, 36. Ra1 =, 36. Rc1 = or 36. Kh1 = (0.00 @ 43 ply, Stockfish 10) hold the game level.> Was Suetin in time trouble? Maybe not, since he saw that ...
 
   Jan-12-21 I Nikolic vs G Arsovic, 1989
 
Korora: <White missed a win with 238. Kc5 Ra7 239. Rb1 Rc7+ 240. Bc6.> I cut him some slack, as this was no doubt exhausting for both players.
 
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