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Member since Apr-24-06 · Last seen Oct-01-21
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   Manic has kibitzed 744 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-20-21 A Tari vs Firouzja, 2021 (replies)
Manic: Yep, great puzzle at move 29. I think an even harder puzzle is move 28, white to play. 28.Rxc5? is a mistake and there's only one unlikely move that saves white here (indeed, engines give white an advantage after this move). Both players were low on time so understandable that they'd ...
   Jan-18-15 E Torre vs J Kinlay, 1977 (replies)
Manic: Can anyone please provide the full continuation after pulsar's/Pavlovic's suggestion of 23.Nxf6 ? I'm looking at it and am stone cold lost in what the continuation may entail after 23...Kxf6 (other than presumably 24.Qh5)
   Jan-11-15 Aronian vs Mamedyarov, 2014 (replies)
Manic: This definitely seems closer to a Wednesday/Thursday-level puzzle.
   Aug-04-14 Shirov vs S Sulskis, 2014 (replies)
Manic: Does anyone have insight into why Black played into this? He is a GM so there must be at least some idea around it (not necessarily a good idea). Is there a line where things could get muddy in the Fried Liver?
   Dec-29-12 G Farkas vs L Szell, 1972 (replies)
Manic: <crabgrass> ...Nf7 would cover the h8 square, hence why the knight needs to be removed first.
   Dec-21-12 J Ye vs N McDonald, 1997 (replies)
Manic: <lajube> Confused me at first as well. The queen will be taken next move and white will be a piece and a few pawns up.
   Dec-12-12 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
Manic: Well, while I was typing that someone solved it. Didn't think of looking up 1934 games, well done!
   Dec-05-12 J Gdanski vs K Arkell, 2000
Manic: 33...g5!!. Refer to for more analysis by GM Jonathan Rowson.
   Nov-05-12 L Van Vliet vs W T Dickinson, 1904
Manic: <YoungEd> The mistake is before that, Black is already losing a piece as the Bishop cannot move since the Nf6 drops, and if 22...Ne3 then 23.Rf4 Nfd5 24.Bxd5 Nxd5 25.Rxf5 or 23...Rh6 24.Re1.
   Oct-08-12 Wojtaszek vs Ponomariov, 2012 (replies)
Manic: <keypusher> The intuition is that: a) A Queen can move the same way as a bishop, but it cannot move as a knight b) Relating to a), often the Queen can get in the way of the bishop in this way c) Ability to attack all squares means no piece is safe I may be missing some ...
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