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Member since May-27-03 · Last seen Jun-13-20
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. Full Member

   cro777 has kibitzed 9237 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-21-20 Fischerandom Chess
cro777: Wesley So's Fischer Random Strategies and Tactics . The 2019 Fischer Random World Championship winner, who defeated Magnus Carlsen 13.5-2.5 in the final, in a <Chessable> exclusive course reveals how he climbed to the top of the world in this creative form of chess. Wesley has ...
   Oct-30-19 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
cro777: Magnus Carlsen's goal: Four World Cup titles at the same time (in classical, rapid, blitz and Fischer Random chess)! Fischer Random chess adds a new dimension. "I was really thinking this is why we play Fischer Random; you play g5, h5 and ...
   Oct-26-19 Polina Shuvalova (replies)
cro777: Polina Shuvalova is the World Girls Junior Champion 2019! After winning the world girls U18 championship for the second time she also won the world junior (under 20) girls championship which was held in New Delhi, India from October 14-26. The winner receives the WGM title. ...
   Oct-17-19 McShane vs Caruana, 2019
cro777: <AylerKupp> Thanks for the analysis and additional information about FinalGen. [DIAGRAM] White to win. (Last 60…g5) In order to win White must win the b4-pawn creating a passed pawn. (He will trade his h-pawn for the b4-pawn). But first he must restrict the activity of the ...
   Oct-13-19 Alexey Sarana (replies)
cro777: "In Round two of the FIDE Grand Swiss the young Russian talent Alexey Sarana tested the reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen. Pushing a pleasant position out of a prepared Sicilian line, Sarana secured a draw from a position of strength against the tournament's top-seed. ...
   Sep-30-19 Shaun Press (replies)
cro777: At the Calvia Chess Olympiad (2004), when the doctor asked Shaun Press to submit to the doping control, he asked to the doctor if there was any evidence that he had used forbidden substances. When the doctor said no, he refused because he can not be obliged to produce evidence ...
   Sep-30-19 World Cup (2019) (replies)
cro777: Like a fish out of water. <Sally Simpson: It does not matter if some people thought Shaun Press had no chance (a thought based solely on a number) the wonderful thing about chess and this format is the fact is he was given a chance.> Shaun Press: "While I wasn't entirely happy
   Sep-23-19 J Xiong vs J K Duda, 2019 (replies)
cro777: This was the first rapid game of the Fourth Round of the FIDE World Cup 2019. Duda lost a technical rook endgame. Position after 45.a6 [DIAGRAM] 45…Kc7? Duda committed the decisive mistake. Correct was 45…Ra1 first and only after 46…Kf4 Ra3 47.a7 to play 47…Kc7 leading to a ...
   Sep-23-19 J Xiong vs J K Duda, 2019 (replies)
cro777: This was the second blitz game of the Fourth Round of the FIDE World Cup 2019. Xiong won and advanced to the next stage. Some experts believe that the Four Pawns Attack is the most principled line against the Alekhine’s Defence. "I feel that the reason you see the Modern variation ...
   Sep-22-19 Grischuk vs L Dominguez, 2019
cro777: Excellent endgame play by Grischuk (M. Jelic: "The greatest endgame from the World Cup 2019" ) Grischuk outplayed Domingez in a slightly better endgame with opposite-colored bishops and four pawns vs three pawns: Position after 67…Be1 ...
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