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Member since Apr-07-06 · Last seen Jun-19-21
My name is David Goldfarb; I live in Houston, TX. I haven't played any tournament chess in a while, although I check the problems here every day and am a Life Member of the USCF. My rating is about 1800. My favorite player is David Bronstein, though I couldn't play like him in a million years....

   goldfarbdj has kibitzed 568 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jun-11-21 Westerinen vs G Sigurjonsson, 1977 (replies)
goldfarbdj: First move was pretty obvious, but I didn't find Bd8 — I only looked at the double check with Bh6+, which is fine if Black takes (Rh3#) but the king can run to f7 and I couldn't find anything decisive from there.
   May-17-21 D J Ledger vs P K Wells, 2001 (replies)
goldfarbdj: And I see that I did the same 14 years ago, heh.
   Mar-24-21 Kosteniuk vs N Pogonina, 2005 (replies)
goldfarbdj: In fact, not only is there not a mate, 31 Bh6+ is a losing blunder because it removes a key defender from b2. Now it'll be *White* who has to give up material to stave off mate. So it's just 31. Qxh8+ Qxh8 32. Rxh8+ Kg7 Rxc8.
   Feb-09-21 A Abdul Rahman vs J E Ostos, 2012 (replies)
goldfarbdj: My solution was 30. ... g4+ 31. Kh4 Bf6+ 32. Kxh5 Qf5+ 33. Kxh6 Qg5#. Which is even slower than the game but sacrifices extra material. "Canard Formation" rings oddly to me as the opening name, as I've always thought of it as "Dutch Stonewall". I love playing a KID formation ...
   Feb-01-21 K Burger vs C Lyon, 1952 (replies)
goldfarbdj: Ah, the return of Queen Sac Monday. Been a little while.
   Jan-25-21 P Benes vs Mokry, 1979 (replies)
goldfarbdj: It being Monday my first thought was the queen sac, but that pretty obviously went nowhere, so I tried the rook instead and saw there was only one legal response followed by mate in one.
   Jan-04-21 S Sevian vs H Gabuzyan, 2019 (replies)
goldfarbdj: "It's Monday. Sac the queen. Okay, that doesn't go anywhere. How about the rook? There we go."
   Dec-28-20 F Lukez vs Hebden, 1989 (replies)
goldfarbdj: So I'm looking for queen sacrifices and not finding any. Then I work out that Bg5+ Kf5 g4 is mate. "So, what?" I think. "Where's the sacrifice?" Then I notice that the Black bishop on d6 is pinning the White one, so Bg5+ isn't legal. So there's the sacrifice: deflect the Black ...
   Dec-15-20 E Gulden vs Andrei Macovei, 2018 (replies)
goldfarbdj: Rxh7+ was obvious, but I had trouble finding a square to give the Queen check from: the Black Queen covers h4, and Qh4+ allows Nh6. Then I realized there was a Rook check available that suffered from neither of those flaws.
   Nov-27-20 J Mieses vs Reshevsky, 1935 (replies)
goldfarbdj: Incidentally, when I read the book back in the mid-'80s, Mieses-Reshevsky was a mystery to me: I couldn't just hop onto the net and look it up! Truly we live in wondrous times.
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