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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 2407 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Feb-27-22 Hector vs Ziatdinov, 1994 (replies)
gofer: Just like <computer chess guy> in 2012 and <agb2002> today, I also chose 18 Bc7. It seems to resolve a lot of the "puzzle questions" like "How do I open the e file without losing tempo?" and poses black with lots of issues to sort out all at the same time. Stockfish (25 ...
   Jul-10-21 Shcherbakov vs Jakovenko, 2001 (replies)
gofer: Like others, I went with 24 Qe7+ which has so many pretty ways to win! One defensive line that puts up some defense, but still crumbles quickly is... 24.Qe7+ Kb8 25.Rd3 Qe6 26.Qxb7+ Kxb7 27.Nc5+ Kc8 28.Nxe6 fxe6 +8.2 Playing Rd3 before Qe7+ is just way too complicated for my
   Feb-19-21 S Ionov vs A Yashtylov, 2000 (replies)
gofer: A simple "rook-reloader". It looks like white has no choice but to walk into a really ugly position, where its king is frog-marched around the board while black picks up pawns and then eventually wins back its sacrificed bishop and picks up white's queen. I wonder when white resigns?!
   Jan-29-21 Ljubojevic vs A Planinc, 1971 (replies)
gofer: While waiting for the second part of the debate, I had a look at some of his other games and saw this one... 20 ...? What would you play here - whilst still a whole rook down... ??!! [DIAGRAM] R Bogdanovic vs A Planinc, 1965
   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 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 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. 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 ...
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