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Member since Jul-15-20 · Last seen Mar-14-21
Now that I've moved to a neighbourhood where chess amateurs are easy to find (even in the square some days) I ought to start playing again. Mañana…

   Tonymec has kibitzed 7 times to chessgames  
   Jul-18-20 E Schiller vs H Pack, 1969 (replies)
Tonymec: <Abdel Irada> <Also, I believe that touching rook before king in castling is permitted.> According to the curent FIDE rules (which I read yesterday) castling consists of: 1) moving the king two spaces towards the rook; 2) with the same hand, moving the rook to the square
   Jul-17-20 Lindemann vs Echtermeyer, 1893 (replies)
Tonymec: Maybe this game was why the rules were changed to (the equivalent of) "must, on his own time, take back the illegal move, then move the touched piece legally, if possible; otherwise capture the touched enemy piece, if possible; otherwise play any legal move; and only then start the ...
   Jul-17-20 offramp chessforum (replies)
Tonymec: Not only the opponent is overwhelmingly cramped, (s)he is already two tempi behind (one pawn move against 4, two minor piece moves on both sides, but "we" haven't yet castled, which should happen once our KN moves into play). Hard to imagine how such a position could happen in real ...
   Jul-17-20 Adow vs Borissow, 1889 (replies)
Tonymec: After 4. … Nf6, 5. Bxf7+ (giving up the Bishop for a pawn and a badly exposed opponent's King) may or may not be playable, but in any case there is still time to prevent …Nc6-d4(or b4)-c2+ with fork: Ne2 preparing O-O covers d4 but not b4 (after which c2 must be defended), or c3
   Jul-17-20 J Amillano vs A Loeffler, 1972 (replies)
Tonymec: P.S. Na3 putting the Knight out of play…
   Jul-15-20 Aronian vs Kramnik, 2018 (replies)
Tonymec: After 27. … g2+, Stockfish (in the annotation included with the score) announces mate in 4 starting with 28. Kh2. If 28. Kg1 instead, then IIUC the mate runs as follows: 28. … f2+ 29. Kh2 (29. Kxg2? f1=Q#) 29. … g1=Q+ 30. Rxg1 f1=Q+ 31. Rg2 Q(any)xg2# Discovered checks and ...
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