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Member since May-06-03
I started playing chess at 5 years old and didn't start tournament play until 13. I quickly road up the ladder and stopped playing tournament chess as an expert at age 16 in order to pursue educational matters. Paul Kere's book, Grandmaster of Chess, was my chess trainer and was an excellent guide on how to approach this great game. Now I just sit on the sidelines watching great players.
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   dhotts has kibitzed 429 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-19-21 Botvinnik vs Levenfish, 1935 (replies)
dhotts: Black's problems stem from his poor opening play where he moves his knights for no purpose and delays development of his BSB, waiting until move 13...e6. Simple development would have given Black a better game. This must have been some sort of experiment by Levenfish against a young ...
   Jan-18-21 A Jerez vs A Romero Holmes, 2001 (replies)
dhotts: <An Englishman> your observation of 4.Qd3? seems spot on. When I played the game I wondered who would make that move and to my surprise he was an IM. Black just tied up White in knots while he developed a powerful king side attack. Often times avoiding main lines leads to these
   Jan-16-21 L Galojan vs E Paehtz, 2009 (replies)
dhotts: The puzzle should start a couple moves earlier to be considered a 3 and half stars. Black's interesting mate threats for what appears at first glance as White being ahead with a passed pawn.
   Jan-09-21 G Milos vs Judit Polgar, 1996 (replies)
dhotts: Judit continually found best moves and Gilberto did not. 13...g5 is highly complex line to execute...Well done to Judit!
   Jan-09-21 A Elo vs Fine, 1940 (replies)
dhotts: 4. Qe3? looks to be the losing move for White. After 9...Nb4, White is so tied up his only hope is to find a way out of the Black Widow's web. White played a terrible game from the beginning to end.
   Dec-31-20 Keres vs S Herseth, 1937 (replies)
dhotts: <goodevans> Nice explanation which leaves a great deal of room for exploring this opening. The Sicilian, like the French, yields strange unbalanced lines of play where specific moves are required to survive and turn the tide for Black.
   Dec-21-20 R Stork vs D Bollman, 1949
dhotts: This should have been an easy win for Black with 15...Rae8 and White is totally lost. Another Traxler win!
   Dec-09-20 R B Johnson vs C Brasket, 1960 (replies)
dhotts: <acapo> you are right! I just copy the game to another engine. This game was not worth the time, terrible game at best.
   Dec-04-20 P Maghsoodloo vs Mahdi Gholami Orimi, 2017 (replies)
dhotts: 2400+ players don't play like that unless they are in Tehran under pressure.
   Dec-01-20 G Koshnitsky vs Hewitt, 1945 (replies)
dhotts: <goodevans> so True, the plagiarist realized his Bishop at g2 was good for the win after rooks were taken. Joe Biden always believed/practiced plagiarism, and now he is President elect!
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