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Ron
Member since Mar-29-03 · Last seen Dec-12-19
"Everyone thought that the encounter of the two chess players was accidental."

--From the story "An Examination of the Works of Herbert Quain" by Jorge Luis Borges

Also, I have a blog devoted to chess:

http://chessaficionado.blogspot.com/

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   Ron has kibitzed 3581 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-30-19 Vassily Ivanchuk (replies)
 
Ron: Here is a recent beautiful game by Ivanchuk, which is not in chess games.com's database yet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNF...
 
   Nov-29-19 Tal vs D Sansom, 1964
 
Ron: <StupidQuestion: Should black have gone for 16. ...Nxc4?> My Stockfish gives after 16. ...Nxc4 a line in Tal's style: 17. Nxc4 Rxc4 18. Bxg6+ hxg6 19. Qd3 Qb5 20. Qxg6+ Ke7 21. Bh4 Rxh4 22. Nxh4 fxe5 23. Nf3 exd4 24. Ne5 Kd8 25. Nxc4 Qxc4 26. Rxa7 Qc8
 
   Nov-29-19 Kashdan vs Forbes, 1930
 
Ron: I found this game with Sacrifice Explorer. 27.Nxg5! is sound. After 27. Ng5 fg5 28. Bg5 Bg5 29. Qg5 Kf7 30. Qd8, Black did not play 31.... Na8 for Black would lose his rook after 32. Qxd6. The combination starts with 27. Nxg5! and by the end of move 35, Isaac Kashdan is up a pawn and ...
 
   Nov-29-19 AlphaZero (Computer) (replies)
 
Ron: <keypusher: A0 strikes again: <https://www.reddit.com/r/chess/comm...> Thanks for bringing this to our attention. I read the BBC article. The human race is doomed, I tell ya, doomed! Just kidding. I think it is an overreaction by the Go master to retire. AphaZero hasn't ...
 
   Nov-29-19 Lipschutz vs Showalter, 1892
 
Ron: I came across this game from the Random Game feature. 25... Bc6 is a blunder, for Black makes his own rook trapped. After 26. Nb3, there is no safe square for the rook at c5 to go to! White wins the exchange.
 
   Nov-29-19 Reuben Fine
 
Ron: I wonder if Reuben Fine had any psychoanalytic patients who were chess enthusiasts. I think it would be pretty cool if Reuben Fine discussed chess with his patients.
 
   Nov-23-19 Steinitz vs J C Halpern, 1894 (replies)
 
Ron: I came across this game by one of my chess heroes--Wilhelm Steinitz--via the Random Game Feature. After White's 21st move, Black's game is so constricted that he is going to lose his bishop at c7. With 26. Nxe6! White threatens mate with Ng7. Stockfish gives better moves for White and ...
 
   Nov-23-19 Olland vs W A T Schelfhout, 1921
 
Ron: I came across this game from the Random Game feature. 20 Nxf7! is sound. Stockfish gives a better defense for Black, nevertheless White has a material advantage: 20. ... Bxf7 21. Bxd5+ Be7 22. Bxf7+ Kxf7
 
   Nov-23-19 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
Ron: This is from a variation in a game I'm involved in: [DIAGRAM] White to move. There is a forced mate in 9 moves: 31. Nxf5 exf5 32. Rg3+ Kh8 33. Qe5+ Kh7 34. Rxf5 Rd7 35. Rxf7+ Rxf7 36. Qe4+ Kh8 37. Be5+ Rg7 38. Rxg7 a4 39. Rg3#
 
   Nov-10-19 Honza Cervenka chessforum
 
Ron: Here's a suggested game for your Missed Chances collection. Zukertort's sacrifice was not sound; his opponent missed the one move that refutes it. Zukertort vs W A Lindsay, 1874
 
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Sep-27-08
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  Ron:


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1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. Nf3 d6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Nf6 6. Bg5 e6 7. Qd2 a6 8. 0-0-0 Bd7 9. f3

Sep-27-08  chesstoplay: Hi < Ron > , I know the area.

I went to Loyola just south of you.

Sep-28-08
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  Ron:


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1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. Nf3 d6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Nf6 6. Bg5 e6 7. Qd2 a6 8. 0-0-0 Bd7 9. f3 Be7

FINAL VOTE RESULTS:

9...Be7 170 votes (44.2%)
9...b5 150 votes (39.0%)
9...Qc7 30 votes (7.8%)
9...Rc8 16 votes (4.2%)
9...h6 5 votes (1.3%)
9...Nxd4 4 votes (1.0%)
9...h5 2 votes (0.5%)
9...Qb6 2 votes (0.5%)

total # of votes: 385
draw requests: 8 (2.1%)

Oct-02-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Ron:


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1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Nf3 d6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Nf6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qd2 a6 8.O-O-O Bd7 9.f3 Be7 10.Be3 h5

FINAL VOTE RESULTS:

10...h5 186 votes (46.4%)
10...b5 140 votes (34.9%)
10...O-O 47 votes (11.7%)
10...Qc7 8 votes (2.0%)
10...1-0 5 votes (1.2%)
10...e5 5 votes (1.2%)
10...Rc8 3 votes (0.7%)
10...Nxd4 3 votes (0.7%)

total # of votes: 401
draw requests: 5 (1.2%)

Oct-06-08
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  tpstar: <Ron> I am very much enjoying your Game Collection: Games Involving Queen Sacrifices and have already found several excellent examples to use as puzzles, for my students along with our state magazine and another chess site.

Note your latest diagram has 2 Black h Pawns. =)

Oct-06-08
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  Ron: Thanks <tpstar> I will update the diagram anyway. I created the game collection of queen sacrifices before sacrifice explorer was created I think, so I went by games I knew about and came across here.
Oct-06-08
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  Ron:


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1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Nf3 d6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Nf6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qd2 a6 8.O-O-O Bd7 9.f3 Be7 10.Be3 h5 11. Kb1 Qc7

11...Qc7 195 votes (53.1%)
11...b5 149 votes (40.6%)
11...O-O 7 votes (1.9%)
11...Qa5 4 votes (1.1%)
11...1-0 3 votes (0.8%)
11...Rc8 3 votes (0.8%)
11...Ne5 2 votes (0.5%)
11...e5 2 votes (0.5%)

total # of votes: 367
draw requests: 6 (1.6%)

Oct-13-08
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  Ron:


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1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Nf3 d6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Nf6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qd2 a6 8.O-O-O Bd7 9.f3 Be7 10.Be3 h5 11. Kb1 Qc7 12. Nxc6 Bxc6

FINAL VOTE RESULTS:

12...Bxc6 332 votes (85.6%)
12...bxc6 36 votes (9.3%)
12...1-0 5 votes (1.3%)
12...Qa5 4 votes (1.0%)
12...Qxc6 2 votes (0.5%)
12...O-O 2 votes (0.5%)
12...Kf8 2 votes (0.5%)
12...Qb6 2 votes (0.5%)

total # of votes: 388
draw requests: 5 (1.3%)

Oct-18-08
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  Ron:


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1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Nf3 d6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Nf6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qd2 a6 8.O-O-O Bd7 9.f3 Be7 10.Be3 h5 11. Kb1 Qc7 12. Nxc6 Bxc6 13. Bd3 b5

FINAL VOTE RESULTS:

13...b5 205 votes (57.7%)
13...Nd7 87 votes (24.5%)
13...O-O-O 24 votes (6.8%)
13...O-O 13 votes (3.7%)
13...1-0 7 votes (2.0%)
13...d5 6 votes (1.7%)
13...Rc8 4 votes (1.1%)
13...e5 2 votes (0.6%)

total # of votes: 355
draw requests: 7 (2.0%)

Oct-22-08
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  Ron:


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1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Nf3 d6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Nf6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qd2 a6 8.O-O-O Bd7 9.f3 Be7 10.Be3 h5 11.Kb1 Qc7 12.Nxc6 Bxc6 13.Bd3 b5 14.Ne2 Rc8

FINAL VOTE RESULTS:

14...Rc8 145 votes (40.1%)
14...d5 142 votes (39.2%)
14...O-O 27 votes (7.5%)
14...Nd7 16 votes (4.4%)
14...Bb7 8 votes (2.2%)
14...1-0 6 votes (1.7%)
14...Rd8 4 votes (1.1%)
14...a5 3 votes (0.8%)
14...e5 3 votes (0.8%)
14...Rb8 2 votes (0.6%)

total # of votes: 362
draw requests: 9 (2.5%)

Nov-02-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Ron:


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1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Nf3 d6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Nf6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qd2 a6 8.O-O-O Bd7 9.f3 Be7 10.Be3 h5 11.Kb1 Qc7 12.Nxc6 Bxc6 13.Bd3 b5 14.Ne2 Rc8 15.Nd4 Nd7

FINAL VOTE RESULTS:

15...Nd7 148 votes (45.1%)
15...Bb7 108 votes (32.9%)
15...Bd7 36 votes (11.0%)
15...O-O 10 votes (3.0%)
15...d5 7 votes (2.1%)
15...1-0 6 votes (1.8%)
15...Qb7 3 votes (0.9%)
15...e5 2 votes (0.6%)

total # of votes: 328
draw requests: 4 (1.2%)

Nov-09-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Ron:


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1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Nf3 d6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Nf6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qd2 a6 8.O-O-O Bd7 9.f3 Be7 10.Be3 h5 11.Kb1 Qc7 12.Nxc6 Bxc6 13.Bd3 b5 14.Ne2 Rc8 15.Nd4 Nd7 16. h3 Bb7

FINAL VOTE RESULTS:

16...Bb7 148 votes (42.5%)
16...Ne5 146 votes (42.0%)
16...Bf6 21 votes (6.0%)
16...h4 15 votes (4.3%)
16...Nc5 5 votes (1.4%)
16...d5 4 votes (1.1%)
16...1-0 3 votes (0.9%)
16...O-O 3 votes (0.9%)

total # of votes: 348
draw requests: 6 (1.7%)

Nov-09-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Ron:


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1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Nf3 d6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Nf6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qd2 a6 8.O-O-O Bd7 9.f3 Be7 10.Be3 h5 11.Kb1 Qc7 12.Nxc6 Bxc6 13.Bd3 b5 14.Ne2 Rc8 15.Nd4 Nd7 16. h3 Bb7 17. 17.Bg5 Bxg5

FINAL VOTE RESULTS:

17...Bxg5 140 votes (43.2%)
17...Ne5 136 votes (42.0%)
17...Qb6 18 votes (5.6%)
17...Nc5 13 votes (4.0%)
17...1-0 6 votes (1.9%)
17...h4 2 votes (0.6%)
17...e5 2 votes (0.6%)

total # of votes: 324
draw requests: 12 (3.7%)

Jan-16-10  I play the Fred: Ron, if you are interested in adding to your Queen sac collection, have you seen Andruet-Spassky 1988 before? It reminds me a bit of Lewitzky-Marshall.
Mar-23-10
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  Honza Cervenka: Hi Ron,

I don’t know whether you have read my recent messages at Kibitzer’s Café or not and so I am posting it here too. On Monday of last week I have become proud father of (the second) daughter named Aneta. You can see her picture on the site of regional newspaper “Kladensky denik” (Kladno’s Daily) at http://kladensky.denik.cz/miminka/m... where is just now till this Friday (12:00 A.M. CET) running a polling contest for the most sympathetic baby born last week in regional maternity hospitals organized by the newspaper. Personally I am not much interested in such a kind of competitions but my wife likes it very much and she would be much happy to see our little girl on the top. Right now we are on the second place in very tense and close race with two other contenders and so every additional vote is very important for the final outcome. If you would like to help me to make my wife even happier than she already is now, just click on the link above, flag “Aneta Cervenkova, Stredokluky” (the first name in gray box on the right side on the screen) and hit the “hlasovat” button below. It is possible to vote repeatedly always after 60 minutes from one IP address... :-D

Thanks and warm regards, Honza

Feb-26-12  David2009: Re your post Kibitzer's Café on 14 January 2012 - an interesting game position worth recirculating:


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White (Ron Dwyer) to play and win. For solution see your post referenced above.

Jun-19-14  cormier: Ron: Hello <Cormier>. I am interested in Houdini analysis after <1. e4 e5 2. nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. Qe2> ...

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Analysis by Houdini 3 Pro w32:

<<4...Bc5 5.c3 0-0 6.d3 Re8 7.0-0 a6 8.Bc4 d6 9.Be3 Bxe3 10.fxe3 h6 11.Nbd2 Be6 12.Bxe6 Rxe6 13.b4 Qd7 14.a3 Rd8 15.c4 Ne7 16.h3 b6 17.Rab1 Qa4 18.Ra1 Re8 = (-0.03) Depth: 31/67 12:09:35 61541mN>

4...Bc5 5.c3 0-0 6.d3 Re8 7.0-0 a6 8.Ba4 h6 9.Be3 Bxe3 10.fxe3 b5 11.Bb3 Rb8 12.Nbd2 d6 13.Nh4 Na5 14.Qf3 b4 15.Nf5 Bxf5 16.Qxf5 Re7 17.Qf3 Qd7 18.Qg3 Qg4 19.Rf3 = (-0.03) Depth: 32/68 17:01:14 86266mN>

Dec-26-14  cormier: Joyeux Noël ...
Jan-20-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Ron: List of games where there was connected passed pawns. Games obtained via the Random Game feature of this website: Lutikov vs Y Sakharov, 1968

H Montgomery vs Morphy, 1857

Didier vs L Rosen, 1900

Here the side with the connected passed pawns loses: R Edouard vs M Hovhanisian, 2011

Mamedyarov vs Gelfand, 2011

Anand had connected passed pawns briefly here, the game ended in a draw:Anand vs REBEL, 1998

Jan-20-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Ron: A continuation of the study of chess games where one side had connected passed pawns:

The side that had connected passed pawns--though briefly--lost here: Flear vs A Mista, 2016

J Bruehl vs Philidor, 1783

M Yurenok vs Z Borosova, 2012

Loman vs J W te Kolste, 1928

Jan-20-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Ron: I remembered this game, the wining side had connected passed pawns towards the end of the game: AlphaZero vs Stockfish, 2017

Another AlphaZero game:
AlphaZero vs Stockfish, 2017

Jan-21-18
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  Ron: Additional connected passed pawns games:

Tartakower vs B Kostic, 1926

S Atteslaender vs Johannes Dusold, 1910

Wroclaw vs Leipzig, 1873

Lasker vs F Chalupetzky, 1917

Salwe vs Fahrni, 1911

Jan-21-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Ron: More games:

S Shankland vs Onischuk, 2011

K Pitschel vs Anderssen, 1876

Here the side with the connected passed pawn loses: J Mieses vs Teichmann, 1895

Nov-19-18
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  ketchuplover: Happy holidays to your circle
Jul-31-19
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  gambitfan: Can we trust Stockfish ?
In the Opening Explorer, after 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bc4 Nf6 4 0-0 d6 5 d4 ?! (2 games · 1871-1949) the Opening Explorer gives 5 ... exd4 (126 games) or 5 ... Nxd4 (1 game)

Stockfish gives :

1) -0.42 (18 ply) 5...♗xd4 6.♘g5 ♘h6 7.c3 ♗b6 8.h3 O-O 9.♘f3 ♘a5 10.♗d3 ♗e6 11.♘a3 ♘c6 12.♘g5 ♗d7 13.♘c4 ♔h8 14.♘xb6

On chess.com this move is said as an INACCURACY...

What can we think of Stockfish ???

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