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   QueenMe has kibitzed 42 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Feb-05-20 K Petzold vs A Dreev, 2008 (replies)
QueenMe: A genuine surprise - that it's the PAWN that deals the mate threat death blow!
   Jan-02-18 Short vs E Blomqvist, 2017 (replies)
QueenMe: OhioChessFan: You meant Rb8, right?
   Dec-08-17 Ding Liren vs E Inarkiev, 2015 (replies)
QueenMe: Got this immediately; all the way through capture of the queen. Now I need to get Photoshop to put a halo around my avatar.
   Nov-09-17 J Salas Romo vs H Appel, 1945 (replies)
QueenMe: Got it! Took < 5 secs. Saw the double-discover of the N & B on the E file, that the capture of the N would reduce protection at B6 to a single pawn, making the B sacrifice possible, & everything. Yay! Either I'm getting better or this was pretty easy.
   Oct-15-17 Polugaevsky vs E Torre, 1984 (replies)
QueenMe: Exact same analysis as <stacase>: though officially "insane", you can almost intuitively solve this puzzle one move at a time. The real tipping point is to have the guts to sacrifice your final (black) bishop, so that your remaining rook can safely make it to A3.
   Sep-04-13 Kasparov vs Short, 1997 (replies)
QueenMe: By far the most interesting variant of bar chess is a chessboard consisting of drinks of various potency/size, according to the piece's point values. You have to drink on the spot whatever you capture. I'm told it makes early queen sacs much more viable (i.e., they work even if they
   Aug-27-13 H Westerinen vs Savon, 1975 (replies)
QueenMe: Got it. Black's vulnerability is really quite extreme: notice that, after the final advance of the pawn (33. g5), the shocker is that black's bishop is the ONLY piece he has on a black square (even his King and every one of his pawns). Nothing can come to the assistance of his ...
   May-16-13 D Edelman vs J A Curdo, 1983 (replies)
QueenMe: Looks like <Eggman> got it right. His line is absolutely forcing. The game continuation, however, seems to allow for a wandering-king escape via e2, etc.; and once Black can catch his breath, White's attack really peters out in a hurry as soon as he takes the black bishop ...
   Feb-27-13 T Coleman vs P H Fields, 2011 (replies)
QueenMe: Like <Patriot>, I saw 29 ... ♘f3+ right away, but went with 30 ... ♕g6+ instead. I guess my instincts will always have me staying on the opposite color of the opposing queen, all other things being equal. And I also elected to finish by taking the rook on g1, then ...
   Dec-29-12 Gyula Farkas (replies)
QueenMe: Odd that there is only one game in the database for a player good enough to have solved a "very difficult" problem over-the-board (through to mate, BTW).
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