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Member since May-27-03 · Last seen Jan-09-22
cro stands for Croatia and 7 is a lucky number.

Why 777? Something is repeated three times for emphasis. There are some occasions when 7 is not so lucky.

   cro777 has kibitzed 9358 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-01-22 Bibisara Assaubayeva (replies)
cro777: Only 17 and already a world champion! 17-year-old Bibisara Assaubayeva won the 2021 FIDE Women’s World Blitz Championship with a round to spare, after winning second place in the Women’s Rapid Championship. With impressive 13 wins, 2 draws, and 2 losses, she finished clear 1st, ...
   Dec-17-21 Alireza Firouzja (replies)
cro777: Carlsen announces that his match against Nepomniachtchi likely was his last, unless Firouzja wins the Candidates!
   Dec-16-21 Anish Giri (replies)
cro777: Carlsen announces that his match against Nepomniachtchi likely was his last, unless Firouzja wins the Candidates!
   Dec-10-21 Ian Nepomniachtchi (replies)
cro777: Goodbye Dubai! In game 11, Nepo (with the white pieces) made another big blunder and lost his fourth game, setting the final score to 7.5-3.5 in favor of Carlsen. Nepomniachtchi – Carlsen. Position after 22...Rf4 [DIAGRAM] 23.g3?? <'Anoter horror blunder!' (Giri). 23.Rxd4 was ...
   Dec-07-21 Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa (replies)
cro777: Symbolic gesture. Praggnanandhaa made the first ceremonial move in Game 9 of the world championship match in Dubai.
   Nov-27-21 Carlsen vs Nepomniachtchi, 2021 (replies)
cro777: <zb2cr: Why Carlsen played 51. g4, instead of 51. hxg5?> The position after 51.hxg5 hxg5 is a theoretical draw. White would probably continue with 52.Re7 [DIAGRAM] Here, for example, Black can immediately simplify the position with 52...g5+ 53.fxg5 Kg6 [DIAGRAM]
   Nov-27-21 Korneev vs I Nataf, 2006
cro777: A rare line (8...Na5) in the Ruy Lopez, Morphy Defense (the main moves are 8...Bb7 and 8...d6) The same line occurred in the first game of the World Championship match in Dubai Nepomniachtchi vs Carlsen, 2021 Position after 13...Bd6 [DIAGRAM] Black is threatening ...Qxe5. Instead
   Nov-26-21 Nepomniachtchi vs Carlsen, 2021 (replies)
cro777: The idea of Marshall Attack in Anti-Marshall – The engines like this line. 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. h3 <Anti-Marshall> Na5 <The main moves are 8...Bb7 and 8...d6> [DIAGRAM] Black sacrifices a pawn early on for the ...
   Nov-25-21 Firouzja vs Mamedyarov, 2021 (replies)
cro777: <Olavi: There are other draws also.> The horizontally mirrored endgame is also draw: [DIAGRAM]
   Nov-18-21 Peter Svidler (replies)
cro777: Training with Tani - Svidler gives a one-on-one coaching session to a young talent: Tanitoluwa Adewumi, the Nigerian refugee kid, won the NY State chess championship while in a homeless shelter. Now, well housed, he just won the Fairfield County ...
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