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Member since Aug-03-10
Boring, middle-aged, Midwestern white guy who enjoys folkdancing, baseball, poetry & chess in that order. Favorite players: Capo, Fischer, Morphy & Lasker -- in that order. Apex of my chess career was playing Sammy Reshevsky to a draw (one of 2 draws out of 28 matches) when he came to Carleton College in 1965.

   Robespierre has kibitzed 121 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-14-21 Morphy vs J Carr, 1858 (replies)
Robespierre: Kudos to Herr J J Lowenthal who has, lo, those many years ago, masterfully annotated several of Morphy's games with with wit & insight!
   Nov-30-20 Hort vs J Polgar, 1987 (replies)
Robespierre: Kudos to Honza Cervenka for suggesting this as the Game of the Day -- grazie, grazie!
   Aug-14-20 S Shipov vs V L Ivanov, 1995 (replies)
Robespierre: Great sentiment for the subtitle! I remember my uncles who'd been in WW II repeating the expression, "Shape up or ship out!"
   Mar-31-17 Mamedyarov vs A Timofeev, 2004 (replies)
Robespierre: When I arrived at move 34 my instinct was 34. Re h3 .... forcing 34 ... QxR followed by 35. gh3 This results in an endgame of R+5 pawns vs B+6 pawns which should be winnable by White. Anyone else end up with this analysis?
   Mar-28-17 Spassky vs M Bieler, 2009 (replies)
Robespierre: Thank you, Marcel Bieler, for providing this wonderful historical info -- extremely entertaining!
   May-26-16 G Szilagyi vs Robatsch, 1966 (replies)
Robespierre: As an "advanced beginner" I believe that I've gotten 2 or 3 Weds puzzles in the past 4-5 years. This was the 3d or 4th puzzle I've solved in under 3 minutes. I'm either improving or this Weds puzzle was easier than most Weds puzzles.
   Apr-04-16 F Garcia Jimenez vs L Elamri, 2004 (replies)
Robespierre: When I get the daily puzzle in less than 30 seconds one knows that it's likely the first or 2d day of the week!
   Jan-19-16 Euwe vs E Spencer, 1924 (replies)
Robespierre: May I assume that the pun refers to the 'Marks & Spencer' retail chain in the UK?
   Jan-07-16 Nimzowitsch vs Leonhardt, 1911 (replies)
Robespierre: Wow -- I don't believe that I've ever seen such carefully crafted notes. Even from Capablanca.
   Dec-22-15 N Croad vs J G Pettersen, 2014 (replies)
Robespierre: When I solve a CG puzzle in less than 30-40 secs it's probably a Monday. However, being merely an advanced novice I thought that the black pawn -- rather than the queen -- would capture the bishop.
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