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Member since Dec-26-20 · Last seen Dec-23-22
I'm a chess player from Tilburg, the Netherlands. Currently entering more serious grounds. Going into Nimzo chess theory and play the old Colle and Zukertort systems of attack a lot. Favorite players: MC, Tal, Van Geet.

   ZoneChess has kibitzed 37 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-23-22 J Houska vs T Hebbes, 2014
ZoneChess: Nice. The pun title here should be 'Gotcha!' because that's what Hebbes means in Dutch.
   Dec-23-22 S McGrane vs J Houska, 2006
ZoneChess: 3 pieces is mate but let me point out that it's mate because of the sniper that covers d3!
   Jul-27-22 A Cramling Bellon vs Vignesh Anand, 2022
ZoneChess: Anna seems to achieve great positions in the Gruenfeld. She recently played one against the one and only MVL and got a winning position. Can I add the game to the database somehow?
   Feb-13-21 S Loskamp vs K Gawehns, 2002
ZoneChess: A nice demonstration of the attacking potential of the Owen's Defense, if the bishops are kept on the correct diagonals and with the c-pawn launched. Especially with an early flanked queen, this becomes like an overpowered Pterodactyl.
   Jan-29-21 NN vs Greco, 1625 (replies)
ZoneChess: King just has to come out the other way and be unsmothered. I assume anyone understanding the smothering concept intuits that nowadays. Still a nice old romantic example.
   Jan-29-21 Short vs M Bluvshtein, 2007
ZoneChess: It appears that after the queen sac, white's plan is just not fully there. With correct play, black can defend which he did and had exactly the right resources. A failed immortal indeed. He was bluffing against the wrong opponent.
   Jan-25-21 J Schulten vs Morphy, 1857 (replies)
ZoneChess: I am glad we converted another Morphy disbeliever here :) as aforementioned, he was great against players of all strength. Had he lived now and be aware of new theory, he would have been at the top as well. Do not forget he was one of Bobby Fischer's heroes, who described Morphy ...
   Jan-25-21 H Bogart vs L Bacall, 1951 (replies)
ZoneChess: Actually Lauren was standing better for the majority of the game. The take on g2 was a great move. At move 24 just ...Qxe6 and she wins.
   Jan-24-21 Kasparov vs Sting, 2000 (replies)
ZoneChess: Woody Harrelson isn't bad either! He once drew with Kasparov (ostensibly the latter did have to catch a plane). W Harrelson vs Kasparov, 1999
   Jan-24-21 M Marks vs H F L Meyer, 1867 (replies)
ZoneChess: Karl Marx was a pretty strong player! He sees some of the best moves recommended by the engine, other moves are surprising. It is remarkable how in chess, if there is a great move but it is defended, you play it anyway, exchange the defender, and so often it turns out ...
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