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Member since Nov-21-13 · Last seen Dec-12-19
From Metz, France. 1900ish FIDE.

   MelvinDoucet has kibitzed 80 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-11-19 Akopian vs Bezgodov, 1994 (replies)
MelvinDoucet: <Straclonoor> I don't know what tablebases you use but according to Lomonosov, in the position below [DIAGRAM] the best move is 71... ♗d6 with the idea to use the bishop to shield the king from checks as it goes up the board, i.e. 72. ♕c3+ ♔b5! 73. ...
   Nov-28-19 I Nepomniachtchi vs V S Gujrathi, 2019
MelvinDoucet: <The losing move is likely 39...Kc7.> It's more likely 38... ♕c5. A key drawing idea for black is to put his queen on e2, maintaining pressure on all of white's weak pawns on g3, e5 and c4 and making it hard for white to avoid perpetual checks. It also defends c6 ...
   Nov-12-19 S Von Freymann vs Duras, 1912 (replies)
MelvinDoucet: White has absolutely nothing after 12... fxg5. It's hard to imagine what black was even afraid of.
   Nov-08-19 D Dubov vs Radjabov, 2019
MelvinDoucet: Looks like it. It was blitz, though.
   Nov-06-19 Zukertort vs V Knorre, 1866 (replies)
MelvinDoucet: <goodevans> ♗xg6 isn't even a good idea for white. If he could get a knight to g5 and his queen to the h-file, sure, it'd be dangerous but he just doesn't have the right setup for that. Also, assuming that after <21... fxe5 22. ♗xg6 hxg6 ...
   Oct-22-19 Sznapik vs J Barle, 1981 (replies)
MelvinDoucet: "Make it Sznapik"
   Oct-15-19 A Friedman vs Bosboom-Lanchava, 2001
MelvinDoucet: The final combination starting at 35. ♖f8 is sweet. Daily puzzle material for sure.
   Oct-10-19 Houdini vs Stockfish, 2013 (replies)
MelvinDoucet: A classic example of two engines with absolutely no understanding of the ideas behind the opening they played. They both doubled up rooks behind their own h-pawns at some point; 10. ♘d2f1, 12. ♘f1d2. I mean, come on. At least 10... 0-0-0 -- a novelty according to ...
   Oct-05-19 Korchnoi vs V Mikenas, 1962 (replies)
MelvinDoucet: 9. c5 looks very amateurish, I was surprised when I looked at the white player's name and saw Korchnoi.
   Sep-28-19 Vidmar vs Euwe, 1929 (replies)
MelvinDoucet: I've just watched <The Luzhin Defense>. The position at move 34 was featured in the beginning of the movie but they misplaced the black rook on c1, which makes it illegal to play ♖d8# at the end of the combination.
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