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Member since Dec-10-04 · Last seen Jun-05-23
My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, Commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.
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   alexrawlings has kibitzed 430 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-31-23 M Beilin vs Lutikov, 1955
alexrawlings: What a game! There must be a puzzle in here somewhere… or this could a GOTD one day.
   Feb-28-23 G Szabo vs N Stepanencu, 2023 (replies)
alexrawlings: What a game! I don’t think I’ve ever seen that mating pattern before either…
   Feb-09-23 Vladimirov vs V Vorotnikov, 1974 (replies)
alexrawlings: I’ve been looking at the old posts on this game page. I really enjoyed reading the post by <dzechiel>. I got a lovely sense of nostalgia, like watching old football videos on VHS… There was a time when I would log in to this website every day and look forward to ...
   Apr-05-21 V Liberzon vs N Giffard, 1980 (replies)
alexrawlings: Wow, I think this is the first time I’m the first to comment on a puzzle of the day. That’s a big one ticked off the list! I got this btw :-)
   Mar-12-21 Miles vs A Sorin, 1995
alexrawlings: Monday or Tuesday puzzle at the end of this game perhaps?
   Mar-01-21 V Nadtocheev vs Krogius, 1962 (replies)
alexrawlings: Earlier in the game, I can’t understand why black didn’t take the loose pawn with <22.. Rxb2>. I can’t see any dangerous tactics but maybe I’m missing something?
   Oct-14-20 A Planinc vs M Podgaets, 1970 (replies)
alexrawlings: What a game! <11.. cxd5> seems a safer and better choice given the madness that ensued. I’m only just starting to look through Planinc’s games. What a fascinating player, a tragic life, and beautiful chess games he’s left behind for the living to enjoy. Thank you ...
   Sep-10-20 Tolush vs Antoshin, 1956 (replies)
alexrawlings: I saw the game line up to <28 Kf2> but hadn’t spotted the X-ray attack and winning of the queen after <28.. Ne4+> so can’t award myself the points. Nice tactic!
   Aug-16-20 D Pavasovic vs O Sepp, 2004
alexrawlings: Nice game. Black was on the verge of collapse when he resigned. If <26.. Re6> white mates with <27 Rxe6! dxe6 28 Rh8+ Kf7 29 Ne5#>.
   Aug-04-20 D Vasiesiu vs I Barzanu, 2017 (replies)
alexrawlings: I’ve just discovered the analysis function, how long has that been here? What an amazing function! Also, I saw 22 Nxe7 and the follow up with Qe6. Nice puzzle.
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