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gofer
Member since Mar-08-09
Location : London
Rating : I dabble, but nothing serious
Favourite Player: Garry Kasparov, but that's not particuarly original... ...maybe I will find time to read more and get a more stylish favorite player...

   gofer has kibitzed 2402 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-13-19 Suetin vs Shcherbakov, 1991 (replies)
 
gofer: Well, the first move is obvious and the continuation is very easy to see if the king climbs into the coffin that is h1. <36 ... Nf3+> 37 Kh1??? Qg3!!! 38 fxg3 Nxg3# 38 gxf3 Nxf2+ 39 Qxf2 Qxf2 +- 38 Any other move Qh2# So the king must run to the centre of the board! ...
 
   Jul-13-19 R Knaak vs Bronstein, 1979 (replies)
 
gofer: <27.Bxf6 gxf6 28.Qxh5 Rb1+ 29.Rxb1 Qa5+> <mel gibson>,<devere>, <al wazir> and <JohnBoy> I felt 27 Bxf6 screamed to be played, but then saw the following forced mate in 7... 27 ... Rb1+! 28. Kd2 e1=Q+ (Rxb1? Qa5+ mating) 29. Kxc2 Qc1+ 30. Kd3 ...
 
   Jun-13-19 T Banusz vs N E Povah, 2018 (replies)
 
gofer: Mr Povah recently played against us on Board 1 in the final of the Alexander Cup (Surrey Knockout) Wimbledon v CCF. He defended well, a pawn down, and managed to draw. https://www.scca.co.uk/comps/comps_... His game was the last to finish and decided the result, but not in his ...
 
   Jun-05-19 J Bentley vs S Tavares, 2018 (replies)
 
gofer: Like <NBZ>, I saw the threat of <27 ... Rc1+> and thought <GREAT!> this is going to be a brilliant <spoiler>, but then realised there was an escape for king... ...pity! Isn't is about time for one??
 
   Mar-25-19 Ivanchuk vs Kramnik, 1998 (replies)
 
gofer: <agb2002>: a small correction. C) 29... h6 30.Qxh5 gxh5 31.Be4 Rxf7 (due to 32.Nh6#) <32. Rxf7 any move 33. Bh7#> Also, I think you (and others) missed the most fun line... D) 29 ... Rxf7 30.exf7+ Kf8 31.Qxc8+! Bxc8 32.Bg7+! Ke7 33.f8=Q+ mating in three more...
 
   Mar-21-19 Najdorf vs NN, 1942 (replies)
 
gofer: The queen sacrifice wins immediately. But refusing the queen sacrifice, looks horrible too! Rh8, Qa5 and Bb6 are all by-standers watching the slaughter, but unable to get involved... <16 Nxe5 ...> 16 ... Bxe2 17 Nd7+ Ke8 18 Nb8+! c6 (Qxb5/Kf8 19 Rd8#) 19 Nd6+ Kf8 20 ...
 
   Jan-20-19 A Karayev vs A J Datu, 2008 (replies)
 
gofer: There are two things wrong with this <Sunday> POTD; 1) October 15th 2018 was not that long ago. So I remembered not only the first three moves, but vaguely remembered the next six more... 2) October 15th 2018 was a Monday which means I gave this position to our juniors as part ...
 
   Dec-21-18 S Knight vs V Georgiev, 2008 (replies)
 
gofer: 20 Qc4+ Kf6 (Re6 Qxe6#) 21 Re6+ Kxf5 (Rxe6 Qxe6#) At this point, there are probably lots of solutions. But one grabbing lots of bits seems to be... 22 Rxe8 (threatening Qf7#) Rxe8 23 Qf7+ Ke4 24 Qxe8+ Kf4/Kd4 (Kxd4 Be3+!) 25 Qxd7+ +- Black escapes for a few more moves, but is ...
 
   Dec-12-18 Berliner vs S E Almgren, 1946 (replies)
 
gofer: <32 Nf5 ...> White threatens 33 Qxh6+ gxh6+ 34 g7+ Kh7 35 Rh6#, but also threatens Nxd6 winning the queen, so black only has two sensible defences.. 32 ... Qf4 33 Rxe6 +- Black's options are very limited! <32 ... Bxf5> <33 Rxf5 ...> White probably cannot take
 
   Dec-05-18 Beliavsky vs R Roskar, 2008 (replies)
 
gofer: Nc6 is a "god". With Pd5, Nc6 not only threatens Ne7# ,if Kh8 gets forced to g8, but also they create a wall (e7/e6/e5) that stops any escape for the forlorn black king. So we just need to open up the king side and use our 2R+Q to out match black's N+Q+P defences. I am not sure that ...
 
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