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I m santosh gautam from small small Himalayan country Nepal.I love playing chess and can play for hours and hours."In chess you first have to learn the rules,but once you start playing it you have to forget those rules".This is what attracted me into this beautiful board game and eventually i fell in love with it.The legendary player Garry Kasparov is my all time favourite.I enjoy watching Veselin Topalov and Vassily Ivanchuk play because of their incredible attacking skill and respect for spirit of the game.

"Hard work is a talent" : Garry Kasparov Full Member

   chesssantosh has kibitzed 250 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Aug-30-19 Sinquefield Cup (2019) (replies)
chesssantosh: <nok> Next week, chess960 tournament is being held where Garry will also play.
   Mar-17-19 A Al-Saffar vs Kshitiz Bhandari, 2016
chesssantosh: Khsitiz Bhandari is one of the promising young talent from Nepal. He played a superb game against a much higher rated opponent. Analysis in local language
   Dec-20-18 Santa Claus (replies)
chesssantosh: Dear Santa, I know you are very kind. Bless me.
   Dec-15-15 B Kienboeck vs D Dardha, 2015 (replies)
chesssantosh: <nailnw> after 25.Qg1 Rd2 threatening 26.Rd1 and Rxd3 is winning
   Aug-27-15 Topalov vs Caruana, 2015 (replies)
chesssantosh: <cg>perhaps switch to carlsen-so? Entertaining stuffs over there.
   Aug-23-15 OhioChessFan chessforum (replies)
chesssantosh: Round 1: Giri Grischuk 1/2 37 So Vachier-Lagrave 1-0 41 Aronian Caruana 1/2 29 Carlsen Topalov 0-1 45 Nakamura Anand 1/2 31 ***** Round 2: Grischuk Anand 1-0 48 Topalov Nakamura 1/2 22 Caruana Carlsen 1-0 38 Vachier-Lagrave Aronian 1/2 ...
   Aug-15-15 F Amonatov vs V K Matta, 2014 (replies)
chesssantosh: Nowhere near to solving this. Re5 is sort of something i would never find in my life.
   Jun-25-15 Topalov vs Anand, 2015 (replies)
chesssantosh: <cg> switch to carlsen hammer plz
   Jun-25-15 A Giri vs Topalov, 2015 (replies)
chesssantosh: 36...Bxb4 looks ridiculous to me. It allows white to move his knight freely. The bishop was covering all of knight squares. Simple move like 36...Kh6 would have been better. Well, just a patzer thought...
   Jun-22-15 Grischuk vs Topalov, 2015 (replies)
chesssantosh: Did Gris resign or flag?
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Nov-10-11  sevenseaman: Analyse E Korchmar vs A Poliak, 1931 from the funny looking N sac onwards. I did not understand the logic behind all the moves. Looks a great game?
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  chesssantosh: sevenseaman where are you? its been a long wait for your puzzles.
Nov-15-11  sevenseaman: Have you not read my last posting to you? I was expecting your response to it. Its a game you should analyse and tell me what you make of it.

I expected your solutions to Monday and Tuesday POTDs. Nothing. I thought you must have been away or busy in something more urgent. Did you not visit the <CG> forum where I have been active regularly?

If I get a suitable puzzle for you I will send it. Good, long puzzles are not coming out. The site is full of dull 2-movers.

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  chesssantosh: Ya i saw your last posting and played through that game as well.what i found was that funny knight sac was all about for clearance,but i did not have too much time to analyse all the i beg your kind excuse.but one thing for sure that if you ever see my analysis,you may wonder how i manage to play chess.i have very little strategical understanding and poor the way two movers puzzles are also ok for me.
Nov-15-11  sevenseaman: Lazlo Polgar, 1946.

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W in 3.

Nov-15-11  sevenseaman: Lazlo Polgar

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W in 3.

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  chesssantosh: solution to puzzle 1
1.Bb7+ Nxb7
2.Qc6+ dxc6
Nov-16-11  sevenseaman: Very good!! The other one is easier.
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  chesssantosh: solution to puzzle 2
1.Qd8+ Kxd8
2.Nc6+ Ke8

both puzzle were pretty easy.just check, check and mate.

Nov-16-11  sevenseaman: Both 'pretty easy'. I am surprised at your assessment; you seem unimpressed. That means you only took less than 2 minutes on each. Good.

Try this then.

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W in 20.

All I can say it is not too difficult, though it may not be 'pretty easy'.

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  chesssantosh: i am already hopeless seeing w in 20.nevertheless i will work as much as i can.
Nov-17-11  sevenseaman: I tried your telephone today. It didn't work.

Today, after I had written my POTD solution and was about to post it, I could not open the game page as my ISP had packed off in the meanwhile. It was restored after 4 hrs. Meanwhile I watched India WI cricket Test.

I had saved my solution but I forgot the position. So I thought I'd call you to find out the position to see if there could be an alternative solution.

Please leave your valid phone number here or call me 01763-267269.

The puzzle is hard, but you were asking for it. Try to write down the moves as you find them. Composers can be a nasty lot. They love torturing the solver. I did not solve it too; three hints in 20 moves.

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  chesssantosh: In which number did you try to call me? the Indian "Airtel" number? it does not work anymore here in Kathmandu? anyway my cell number is +9779841026979

and the above puzzle is really tough.i guess you are giving me punishment for calling those sweet puzzles "pretty easy", aren't you?

but to be honest they were really easy.i solved both of them within a minute.

Nov-17-11  sevenseaman: Sometimes you just cannot solve a puzzle for days. Then you are told the solution and you slap your forehead and say, "oh, so easy! Why did I not think of that. I could have solved it. Not difficult, I just kept thinking of..."

Then some other times you get the puzzle idea in no time but the same puzzle is not solved by your better friend. Then you realize the puzzle is tough, everyone will not think of the move I thought of.

So your judgement, assessment must work independent of the fact whether you got it quickly or took a long time. You have to be a good judge of real quality.

A good teacher knows what question to be posed to which student. But in a class he poses the same question to all and finds out who is brighter. Thus he separates them into subgroups.

One puzzle (which you solved first) was not easy at all. The other was easy. I think you took up the first one earlier because it had fewer pieces. Lazlo's puzzles are always solvable, always interesting and game related.

Anyway I have sent you the 20-move puzzle so that you learn the finer differences of quality/degree of difficulty and appreciate its quality without considering your own success or failure in tackling it.

This 20-mover is a study of zugzwang. The Black K is one move away from a stalemate. You have to provide him just one move at a time without letting him the freedom of a P promotion. And while you do that you work your mating pieces (the 2 Bs)into a position from where you deliver the final checkmate.

It may or may not be deemed interesting. It surely is not game related. But you will make up your own mind.

Its not easy but if you write down the move sequence and play it 3-4 times (3-4 times is a must), it will start looking very easy.

As I have said before, your ability is very high. You need to develop it further. And also learn about good quality from average, as well as communication skills.

(For example today's POTD was easy, yesterday it was much tougher but came a day earlier).

Here is the solution for your study. You will notice Black gets just one option at a time.

<1. e4 g5
2. Kg6 g4
3. Bh6 g3
4. Kg5 Kc1
5. Kg4+ Kb1
6. Kf4 Kc1
7. Kf3+ Kb1
8. Ke3 Kc1
9. Kd4+ Kb1
10. Bxe6 Kc2
11. Bb3+ Kb1
12. Kd3 e6
13. Bf8 Kc1
14. Ba3 Kb1
15. e3 Kc1
16. Ke2 Kb1
17. Bb4 Kc1
18. Bd2+ Kb1
19. Bc4 Kc2
20. Bd3#>


Thanks for the telephone number. I'll use it whenever I need.

Nov-20-11  sevenseaman: By <teny>

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W in 3.

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  chesssantosh: 1.Ra6! Nd7
(1...Nxa6 2.Ne6!, 1...Nc6 2.Rxc6)
2.Na4 Nb6+

that must be, an easy one!

Nov-20-11  sevenseaman: Yes. Its an easy one.
Nov-20-11  sevenseaman: A tougher one;

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W in 3

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  chesssantosh: <sevenseaman> ya that really looks tough.i did not work out entire variation but guessed that bishop move like 1.Bh4 is a key move,is it? i look forward for your answer.and apology for late reply.i was busy in college work.

<ohiochessfan> thanks.really appreciate your work.

Dec-12-11  sevenseaman: Yes, 1. Bh4 is the key. Good thinking.
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  Penguincw: Welcome back to premium land <chesssantosh>! :)
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  chesssantosh: Thank you dear <Penguincw>. Look forward to have more fun.
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  wordfunph: <chesssantosh> Merry Christmas!
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