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Member since Sep-05-11 · Last seen Sep-13-20
I live in the United States and know just enough about chess to have an informed appreciation of Tal, Nunn, and Ivanchuk. I like the games of Oll, of course, and although I don't like the games of Duchamp very much, I like that they were played.

   aporia has kibitzed 30 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-13-20 Champions Showdown Chess 9LX (2020) (replies)
aporia: After six rounds, 6 wins for white and 13 for black. Similar oddities arise in the chess960 tournaments with computer programs, e.g., rounds with all white wins or all black wins.
   Aug-20-20 J Houska vs Maria Jose Campos, 2020 (replies)
aporia: full-throttle
   Jul-23-20 Ivanchuk vs Leko, 2020 (replies)
aporia: I love this. 18! 31--33! 55!
   May-06-18 M Kravtsiv vs V Kazakouski, 2016 (replies)
aporia: Anyone who is prepping 31. Qxf6 with 26. Rxb3 is fit to receive kvittlach.
   Mar-26-18 European Individual Chess Championship (2018) (replies)
aporia: Does anyone know what happens with the Portuguese players who missed round 1 due to travel complications? Ferreira currently has 6 points with two rounds to go, but he acquired them all in eight rounds instead of nine.
   Feb-02-18 Larsen vs Najdorf, 1968 (replies)
aporia: 35. ... Ng3+ 36. Kh2 Nf1+ jumped out at me, because if 37. Kh2 then 37. ... Rxh3+ forcing 38. gxh2 Rh2# and alternatively if 37. Rxf1 then 37. ... Rxh3+ and 38. Kxh3 Qh5# In other words, I guess I would have lost this game as black after 38. Kg1 which I didn't see. But ...
   Jan-10-18 B Kostic vs D Avirovic, 1945 (replies)
aporia: Wow, the whole point of 22. Rad1 is to open the f5 square for the knight after Rxd5 exd5. The black knight on d5 is a nothing burger in this game just as I am in the world of chess because of my inability to prepare combinations like this. The puzzle solution came quickly, though, as
   Nov-23-17 D Swiercz vs M Kanarek, 2016 (replies)
aporia: No, BobbieM, it's that white needs to follow up the sac with a knight check on g5.
   Sep-27-17 Yifan Hou vs Y Shvayger, 2017
aporia: Nice to see Hou rocking the "wimpy system."
   Apr-24-17 Alekhine vs A Munoz, 1945 (replies)
aporia: 15. Nxc6 also wins, right? If 15. ... QxQ, then 16. Ne7++ If 15. ... bxc6, then 16. QxQ If 15. ... Qxc6, then the black Queen cannot get back in the game to stop Q-g5, h6, g7++ It didn't strike me as "very easy," though.
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