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   Yodaman has kibitzed 156 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-02-12 M Shereshevsky vs Kupreichik, 1976 (replies)
Yodaman: Great puzzle! It's nice to see one in which the obvious puzzle sacrifice is NOT the correct answer.
   Feb-28-12 Cmilyte vs Lagno, 2012 (replies)
Yodaman: I am surprised that a 2500+ player didn't just accept a draw offer after 51.Rxe3+. Maybe one or more players were in time trouble.
   Feb-24-12 S Slipak vs F Braga, 1998 (replies)
Yodaman: It would have been nice if this puzzle started a move earlier. It is very easy to get the general idea of the solution as is, but if the puzzle began was a move earlier, I don't think the knight sacrifice would have jumped out at me so quickly.
   Feb-23-12 R Swinkels vs A Zatonskih, 2008 (replies)
Yodaman: I don't think that the position in the photograph is part of the above game. Or more specifically, I think that white's pawn should be on a2 for the position to be the same as it is in the game after 14...Bd7. In the above game white didn't play a3 until after the bishop retreated ...
   Feb-15-12 Polgar vs L B Hansen, 1989 (replies)
Yodaman: I bet that Polgar saw the rest of the moves in the game (and beyond to the mate) before shed played 27.Rd3.
   Feb-05-12 Fischer vs S Schweber, 1970 (replies)
Yodaman: There were some typos (that I fixed) so I'm posting the solution again: 1. Rxe4 Qxg3 2. Rxd4 Qc7 3. Bf4 Rdf8 4. Bxg6 Rxf6 5. Bxc7+ Kxc7 6.Bd3 Rhf8 7. f3 Bc6 8. Kf2 Kd6 9. a5 Kc5 10. c3 Rf4 11. Ke3 Rf7 12. f4 Rf7e7+ 13. Kf2 h5 14. g3 Bd7 15. Rb1 b6 16. axb6 axb6 17. Rd1 Bg4 18. Rd2 ...
   Feb-05-12 So vs G Margvelashvili, 2007 (replies)
Yodaman: Wait, so where did black mess up before that?
   Feb-04-12 Bogoljubov vs J Mieses, 1925 (replies)
Yodaman: Chess blindness indeed. And I believe black is simply winning at that point, rather than a draw by perpetual check as you suggest.
   Feb-04-12 Tal vs J Eversole, 1988 (replies)
Yodaman: I agree with Phony Benoni.
   Jan-24-12 V Akopian vs Fressinet, 2010 (replies)
Yodaman: No harm in starting the puzzle a move earlier, although I managed to get it wrong anyways by rushing. I just checked 37...QxQ+ 38.NxQ Bc5 pinning the bishop and thinking that 39.Ke3 was the only move, then I would play 39...Nf5+ and win white's knight. Of course I missed 39...KxN ...
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