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Member since Dec-08-08 · Last seen Dec-10-19
Favorite players: Nakamura, Shirov, Aronian, and Kamsky.

Sicilian Dragon, White Dragon, Dutch Dragon, Bird's Dragon. If it's a Dragon, I'm there.

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   SamAtoms1980 has kibitzed 1395 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-10-19 K Treybal vs J Engel, 1932 (replies)
SamAtoms1980: Well, I got the beginning with 33.Nxh6 Nxh6 but then followed up with 34.Qg6 anticipating 34....Ng8 35.h6 (^ 36.Qg7+ Qxg7 37.hxg7+ Kxg7 38.d7) 35....Nxh6 36.Qxh6+ Kg8 37.Qg6+ and 38.Qxf6+, but 35....Rc8 stops White cold. I'm slipping. Went into this position feeling lord-like ...
   Nov-02-19 Jeremy Lim (replies)
SamAtoms1980: Funny thing about dynasties, it's easy to forget how quickly they can crumble, and just when it seems like they will go on forever. The Warriors ruled the NBA for five years -- and now five games in their 2019-2020 season can already be summed up in a single word: "Welp."
   Oct-14-19 Lombardy vs N Spiridonov, 1964 (replies)
SamAtoms1980: We don't have a queen, so sac a rook instead, and at h5 to drive the king toward the g-file squares covered by white pawns. 33.Rh5+ and 34.Rxh7#
   Oct-07-19 Tal vs P Mejic, 1974 (replies)
SamAtoms1980: Among numerous other things, Mikhail Tal was once quoted as saying: "There are two kinds of sacrifices, sound ones, and mine." This isn't even a sacrifice -- White just boots the black knight with impunity. Even the earlier exchange sac isn't really because White gets it back ...
   Aug-12-19 Tiviakov vs T Roussel-Roozmon, 2009 (replies)
SamAtoms1980: Rxg7+ Kxg7 Nf5+ It's the opponent's Queen that we're sacrificing on Monday this week.
   Jan-12-19 J Therien vs E Hoehn, 1949
SamAtoms1980: <lunchwithgina: <SamAtoms1980> I like <Garry On My Wayward Run>, maybe a little obscure, but why not submit it?> I did -- how many years ago I no longer remember.
   Jan-11-19 Mary Rudge
SamAtoms1980: There once was a lady named Rudge Who got many a man's game to budge. Whenever one blundered He slumped back and wondered What would happen if he could tell it to the judge.
   Jan-11-19 Yusupov vs Gulko, 1990 (replies)
SamAtoms1980: How much of this were we supposed to see? I got as far as 35.Nxg6 fxg6 36.Qxc4 or 35....Nxg6 36.Bxc4. When the position looks like kittens have been tossing the pieces around, I usually have trouble.
   Jan-02-19 Kramnik vs Anand, 2008 (replies)
SamAtoms1980: 34....Ne3 35.fxe3 fxe3 is the ballgame. Feels like it was more than 10 years ago. An oasis between the dark ages of the split title and the Doldrums of Draw.
   Jan-01-19 O Dolgova vs R Aloma Vidal, 2012 (replies)
SamAtoms1980: Bishops of opposite colors favor the attacker…… so start attacking. 32....Ne3 33.fxe3 Qxe3+ and 34....Rxd3 and it's pretty clear that Black is rolling.
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