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Game Collection: g15713's favorite Rook endgames

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Won Alabama State Championship 4 times and was briefly a chess master in my salad days

Earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Science and Technology from Thomas Edison State College specializing in electronics engineering - March 2003

Worked as a production/electronic engineering technician over 15 years for Motorola and then as a TV technician for a short time (20 months) before retiring

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Numerous favorite songs:

Marty Robbins "A White Sport Coat and a Pink Carnation" 1957

Phil Phillips "Sea of Love" 1959

Ron Holden "Love You So" 1959

Sam Cooke "Wonderful World" 1960

The Beatles - "While my guitar gently weeps" (1968)

The Beatles - "Here comes the sun" (1969)

The Beatles - Instrumental

Jethro Tull - Living In The Past 1969

Jethro Tull - Bouree 1969

Ten Years After - "I'm Going Home" 1969

B.B. King - "Thrill is Gone" 1969

George Harrison - "My Sweet Lord" (1970)

James Taylor - "Fire and Rain" (1970)

Jethro Tull - "Aqualung" was the title track from their Aqualung (1971) album.

The Doors - L.A. Woman (1971)

America - "A horse with no name" (1971)

Ringo Starr: It Don't Come Easy (Starr, 1971)

Emerson, Lake and Palmer - From The Beginning (Trippy Space Video)

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It was released on their 1972 album Trilogy.

Peter Frampton - "Do You Feel Like We Do" 1973

Pink Floyd - "Time" was fourth track on The Dark Side of the Moon (1973) - Wiki

"The Great Gig in the Sky" was the fifth track on The Dark Side of the Moon - Wiki The song features music by Richard Wright and non-lexical vocals by Clare Torry.

Eddie Kendricks "Keep on Truckin" 1973

Stevie Wonder - AS
In album: "Songs in the Key of Life" (1976)

AL Stewart "Year of the Cat" 1976

AL Stewart "Time Passages" 1978

Issac Hayes - "Don't Let Go" (1979)

The Police - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
Although recorded in 1981, Sting wrote the song as early as 1976 - Wiki

Stars on 45 - Medley - 1981

Duran Duran - "Rio" - 1982

Modern English "I Melt With You" - 1983

A-ha "Take On Me" recorded 1984

Talk Talk "It's My Life" 1984

The Cars "Tonight She Comes" (1985)

The Cure - Just Like Heaven
"Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me" album (1987)

MARRS - Pump up the Volume 1987

"Air" from Johann Sebastian Bach's Orchestral Suite No. 3

Beethoven Symphony no 7 in A major (Herbert von Karajan)

Beethoven Moonlight Sonata (Sonata al chiaro di luna)

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   g15713 has kibitzed 91 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-31-20 I Gaponenko vs R Sheldon, 2002
g15713: Black to move at 39 [DIAGRAM] According to Syzygy, this a tablebase draw. Reference: ' Game continued: 39...Kd6 40. Rf5 Ke6 41. g4 Rb3 42. h4 Ke7 43. h5 Kf8 44. Kg2 Kg7 45. Rf3 Rb4 46. Kg3 Ra4 47. g5 Rb4 48. Rf4 Rb5 49. Kg4 Ra5 50. Rd4 Rb5 ...
   Mar-30-20 M Maki Uuro vs Carlsen, 2002
g15713: Black to move at 61 [DIAGRAM] According to Syzygy, this a tablebase draw only if Black plays 61...Kh6! but all other Black moves lose. Reference: ' Sample line from Stockfish 60-minute analysis after 61...Kh6: 1) +1.07 (59 ply) 62.Rb3 Rd1 ...
   Mar-28-20 I Khairullin vs E Inarkiev, 2006
g15713: A note to the above diagram: As chess user Ptero comments: <if black had a passed c-pawn rather than a b-pawn the position would be drawn. White would then have been able to run with his K to the "short side".> Stockfish after 25-minute analysis: 1) =0.00 (64 ply) 1.Kf2 Ke4 ...
   Sep-11-19 Leo Crevatin vs J Kretz, 2018
g15713: E. 1 White to move. Last: 43...b5 [DIAGRAM] Should be a draw according to Stockfish... Stockfish 25-minute analysis: 1) =0.00 (54 ply) 44.Rc6+ Kg7 45.Rc7+ Kf6 46.Rc6+ 2) -0.01 (53 ply) 44.Rc8 Rd3+ 45.Kg2 h5 46.Rc5 Rd2+ 47.Kf3 Rh2 48.Rc6+ Kg7 49.Kg3 Rc2 50.Rc5 Rb2 51.Rc7+ Kh6 ...
   Sep-10-19 B Roselli Mailhe vs G Cerda Albornoz, 2018
g15713: E. 1 Black to move. Last: 48.Rxe3 [DIAGRAM] Unfortunately, FinalGen estimates that it would require over 11 TB of disk space hence we have to use Stockfish. Black had numerous chances to draw this game but... Stockfish 25-minute analysis: 1) =0.00 (55 ply) 48...h5 49.Re6+ Kg7 ...
   Sep-07-19 M Vachier-Lagrave vs Anand, 2018
g15713: E. 1 Black to move. Last: 42.Kxf5 [DIAGRAM] FinalGen considers the position as a draw. 42...Ke8 or Rh6 draws Game continued: 42...Ke8 43. Ke5 Rh6 44. b3 Kd8 45. Rf7 Kc8! 46. a4 E. 1.1 Black to move. Last: 46.a4 [DIAGRAM] Black could have played 46...bxa4 47. bxa4 and now ...
   Sep-05-19 Karjakin vs Anand, 2018
g15713: Black to move. Last: 40.Rxe2 [DIAGRAM] FinalGen considers the position as a draw. The Black king should head towards the queenside. 40...Kf5 is clear cut draw while 40...Kf6 or Kf7 White wins or Draw - FinalGen 40...Kg5? loses to 41. Re4! Game continued: 40...Kg5 41. Re4 Rc2+ 42.
   Aug-31-19 Gligoric vs Smyslov, 1947
g15713: F. 1 After exchanging minor pieces, rook ending with d+fg versus gh Black to move. Last: 55.Kxe3 [DIAGRAM] Unfortunately, as chess user <AylerKupp> points out, FinalGen estimates that it would require about 2 TB of disk space when I only have 1 TB SATA drive (865 GB ...
   Aug-22-19 Vaisser vs Stefan Djuric, 1985
g15713: Look at a similar rook ending between Jennifer Yu and S Foisor Black to move. Check. Last: 45. Rxb5+ ' Jennifer Yu vs S Foisor, 2018 E. 1 White to move. Last: 78...g6 [DIAGRAM] FinalGen considers the position as a draw but White's task is not easy. John Emms in his wonderful ...
   Aug-21-19 Jennifer Yu vs S Foisor, 2018 (replies)
g15713: E. 1 Black to move. Check. Last: 45.Rxb5+ [DIAGRAM] The rook ending has now transformed to 2 pawns against 1 pawn. FinalGen considers the position as a draw. John Emms in his marvelous 2008 chess book, The Survival Guide to Rook Endings, remarks about f- and g-pawns vs h-pawn on
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