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Ron
Member since Mar-29-03 · Last seen Jun-12-21
"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 3646 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jun-12-21 Spassky vs Fischer, 1992
 
Ron: Here's a possible example of Fischer yielding: In the tournament he participated by teletype, he thought his opponent played D4 and thus played Nf6. But his opponent had played E4. Fischer, instead of making an issue about it, continued playing the Alekhine opening. Still, I don't think
 
   May-23-21 Robert James Fischer (replies)
 
Ron: This past February someone uploaded on YouTube a clip of Bobby Fischer on the Johnny Carson show. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qxv...
 
   May-22-21 Daniil Dubov (replies)
 
Ron: <coxscorner: Says in the bio that his chess coach describes his style like that of Tigran Petrosian, perhaps when he was younger, but in the last 2 years his play has become much more enterprising and aggressive. I don't think he plays anything like Petrosian. Any thoughts on ...
 
   Apr-28-21 Nakamura vs A Tari, 2021
 
Ron: With 24. Na5! Rd4 25. Nc6, Nakamura sacrifices his bishop for two pawns, and gets two passed pawns. Stockfish 140820 says Nakamura was correct with 24. Nxa5: + (3.88) Depth=42/85 0:01:05 82 MN
 
   Apr-08-21 Capablanca vs H R Bigelow, 1922
 
Ron: Instructive endgame by Capablanca.
 
   Apr-03-21 AlphaZero vs Stockfish, 2018
 
Ron: After AlphaZero's 71st move, AlphaZero has a one pawn advantage. However, it appears that Stockfish drew this endgame with precise lay.
 
   Apr-03-21 AlphaZero vs Stockfish, 2018
 
Ron: The King's Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation was the preset opening for this game between AlphaZero and Stockfish. I find interesting that at various points in the endgame, material was equal, but it appears that AlphaZero had an objectively won position. Winning this endgame required ...
 
   Mar-13-21 Hebden vs P J Batchelor, 2017
 
Ron: The position after the 38th move is an presented as an endgame problem here: https://en.chessbase.com/post/cbm-j... Hebden played 39. Ke5! and subsequently played correctly. Notice that in this end game problem, the winning side is at a material disadvantage, down two pawns.
 
   Mar-13-21 Wei Yi vs Giri, 2016
 
Ron: The position after 31. .. g5 is given as a endgame problem here: https://en.chessbase.com/post/cbm-j... Yi played 32. Kf3 here. After over 2 minutes of analysis, my Stockfish 140820 arrived at 32. c4+! Stockfish favored Kf3 for about the first two minutes of analysis. What could happen
 
   Feb-28-21 Levon Aronian (replies)
 
Ron: <karban: I don't get financial reasons at all. Levon Aronian has won quite a lot tournaments in his life, could attract sponsors. Should be wealthy man, just from private money, I don't know how much he got from a state, if so. The fact that someone gives you extra money should not ...
 
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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
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. 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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
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

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
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

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
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

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
Premium Chessgames Member
  ketchuplover: Happy holidays to your circle
Jul-31-19  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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