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Member since Nov-10-04 · Last seen Feb-09-23
I'm a North American who lived in El Salvador and Guatemala for about 30 years, but am now back in the USA.

In terms of chess, I'm an amateur of mediocre ability. I have loved chess since I was in grade school, but only played in one tournament, which was when I was a kid.

And yes, I do love cats.

   catlover has kibitzed 870 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Feb-04-23 H Berliner vs H Bullwinkel, 1955 (replies)
catlover: Yes, the old Bullwinkle cartoons were lots of fun. Looking back on it, they were all about the Cold War but with a humorous twist. The bad guy was Boris Batanov. One of the plots had to do with Boris trying to undercut the American car industry with cars whose engines were powered ...
   Jan-25-23 S Urusov vs Ben, 1862 (replies)
catlover: I don't know which is better: this fun game or <Phony Benoni>'s hilarious "commentary". We miss you, David Moody.
   Jan-15-23 G Bono vs R Eberlein, 1978
catlover: I see it now. Thanks, <goodevans>.
   Dec-25-22 E Nakar vs A Merry, 2014 (replies)
catlover: Merry Christmas to all.
   Nov-28-22 Zaw Win Lay vs Zaw Oo, 1999 (replies)
catlover: Love the pun. I was surprised that black resigned since he was "only a pawn down." CG's engine evaluates the final position +4.45.
   Nov-26-22 J Tompa vs J Cuibus, 1973 (replies)
catlover: I missed 22 Rxg7+. I see now that it initiates a strong attack that no doubt is winning, although I probably would have bobbled the ball if I was moving the white pieces. I went with 22. Nxe6 Nxe6 23. Bxh6 gxh6 24. Qxh6.
   Nov-15-22 A J Mestel vs Smyslov, 1982 (replies)
catlover: I missed this one. I thought that 32...Ng1 was the winning move.
   Nov-15-22 J Bosch vs J Algra, 2001 (replies)
catlover: I like the game title's reference to Hieronymus Bosch's famous painting. And like <shakman> said about a decade ago, it is also a great game. Good choice for GODT.
   Nov-11-22 Svidler vs A Volokitin, 2006 (replies)
catlover: It looks like Volokitin would have been better off taking the e4 bishop. If 21...dxe4, then after 22. fxe5+ Bf6 23. exf6 gxf6 24. Rxf6+ Qxf6 25. Rf1 Qxf1+ 26. Kxf1 Bd5 white is better but black is at least still in the game.
   Nov-08-22 G Stoltz vs Flohr, 1931 (replies)
catlover: I got it, so it must be easy.
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