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Member since Aug-09-06 · Last seen Aug-25-18
My name is Tom and I live in Flower Mound, TX (N. of D/FW airport). Love chess but need a lot of work. I devote some time to study but no one around to play so not much chance to apply what I've learned.

Not rated - would love to join a club but none in my area according to USCF.

Golf is right up there with chess for me so there you are for my "handle".

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   chessgolfer has kibitzed 15 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Aug-28-11 Xie Jun vs A M Galliamova, 1990 (replies)
chessgolfer: I have to agree with <Jimfromprovidence> and the other folks regarding White's 51:Re4 as opposed to Bxf3. I'm not 100% sure white can't slip out of this threat and possibly draw. I worked through this a number of times and when seeing the solution with 51:Re4 I was rather ...
   May-16-11 Browne vs Shabalov, 1994 (replies)
chessgolfer: <gars: Why not 30)Qc3 checkmate?> I think you willl find that f6 spoils that plan although there are still winning lines for white.
   Oct-25-10 Sultan Khan vs G A Thomas, 1933 (replies)
chessgolfer: 18) f4 wins the Knight and leaves Black with no effective counter play. Never under estimate the power of the foot soldier.
   Oct-12-10 Najdorf vs R A Redolfi, 1959 (replies)
chessgolfer: It didn't take more than 10 seconds to realize that forcing a stalemate was the only answer but then things got muddled. I too got hung up on the b file strategy and took much to long to solve this. Finally, after taking a brain break Qd3+ jumped out. Not a stellar perfomance on
   Aug-20-10 E R Lundin vs Julio Bolbochan, 1954 (replies)
chessgolfer: I too conentrated on Nb3 but the analysis by <Once> is (to me) very instructive. f5 clamps down the Knight at e4 and gives the black King breathing room thus allowing Nb3 without complication. For me, not bad for a Friday. BTW <Once>, after your vivid description of ...
   Aug-18-10 R Grau vs Pilnik, 1938 (replies)
chessgolfer: <ClassZPlaya:> Reviewing the game, I don't know why White didn't capture the unprotected Knight with 26. Qxg5 I believe a closer look will show that after 26. Qxg5 Black will serve mate with Qh1
   Jul-21-10 J Berkvens vs V M Mikhalevski, 2000 (replies)
chessgolfer: Certainly one to keep you honest. I saw Nxf7 right off and also saw that it would lead me down the rabbit hole so I discarded it. Does that mean I solved the puzzle?? :=> The conclusion I came to was that I would not want to be White in this game.
   Jul-13-10 R Vera vs J Becerra Rivero, 1996 (replies)
chessgolfer: After struggling with yesterday's puzzle (major brain block) today's solution jumped at me. Nh5 and there is no where to go. gxh5 followed by Rg1# or some inconsequential move followed by Qg7# This could have been yesterday's puzzle.
   Jun-14-10 E Ghaem Maghami vs Karpov, 2009 (replies)
chessgolfer: I looked at Qxc1+ right off and dismissed it because my lack of chess calculating brain cells didn't see the line. After aimlessly eyeballing the board for another 2 minutes or so I came back to Qxc1+ and the lights came on. Love it when mate is given by a pawn.
   May-11-10 Robatsch vs Bisguier, 1961 (replies)
chessgolfer: It took about 15 seconds to register (guess i'm getting old). Candidate move.. Qg1+ and it is over. Seems it is smothered mate week, at least thus far.
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