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fporretto
Member since Nov-13-06 · Last seen May-25-20
Just an old Long Island patzer who loves the game, never was much good at it. Used to idolize Mikhail Tal. Perpetually mystified by the strength of the Benko Gambit.

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   fporretto has kibitzed 19 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-30-17 Akshita Gorti vs Daniel Marhoefer, 2017
 
fporretto: I'm trying to figure out why Gorti preferred 9. Nc3 to 9. Bc4+. Any ideas?
 
   Feb-06-17 S Swaminathan vs Clifton P Ford, 2017
 
fporretto: Is anyone else looking at 20. h6, g6; 21. Nxg6? I'm trying to work it out all the way to the end and can't quite get there.
 
   Feb-04-17 R Rapport vs N Huschenbeth, 2010 (replies)
 
fporretto: After 7. a4, what about 7...b4? The position after 7...Bb7 just looks too heavily in White's favor.
 
   May-02-16 P W Power vs R Hart, 1983 (replies)
 
fporretto: I'm looking at the position after 23...Rh8 and wondering whether White is already lost. There doesn't seem to be a good way to continue the attack, though 25. Nf5 was pretty clearly a stinker.
 
   Nov-25-15 F Berend vs S Coffey, 1982 (replies)
 
fporretto: Another sad case of chasing the QNP in the opening. Sigh.
 
   Aug-18-15 Adolf Kramer vs O Ruester, 1926 (replies)
 
fporretto: I'm looking at 9...O-O and wondering what was going through Black's head. To protect the King Knight Pawn, he imperiled his King...?
 
   Jul-16-15 Kasparov vs S Begun, 1978 (replies)
 
fporretto: It's so easy to overlook all the possibilities available to White's subtly mobile Queen...but Kasparov never does.
 
   Jul-07-15 A Kulashko vs H Bennett, 2005 (replies)
 
fporretto: To me, the puzzle is why Black didn't resign at about move 16.
 
   Apr-01-12 Judit Polgar vs Short, 1994 (replies)
 
fporretto: The vision of possibilities involved in Polgar's sequence from move 19 through 22 -- sweeping the Rook across the board and unleashing a devastating attack -- demonstrates pure genius.
 
   Jul-24-09 Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1929 (replies)
 
fporretto: Would someone please help me cook 37. Nc5+? It appears to win substantial material in all variations: 37. Nc5+ Kb8 38. Qxd8+ Bxd8 39. Nd7+ 37. Nc5+ Ka7 or Ka8 38. Qa4+ Kb8 39. Na6+ Kb7 or Ka7 or Kc8 40. Rxc7+ 37. Nc5+ Ka7 or Ka8 38. Qa4+ Kb8 39. Na6+ Ka8 40.
 
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