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Member since Apr-07-06 · Last seen Jul-02-20
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 550 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jun-15-20 B Rabar vs E Paoli, 1953 (replies)
goldfarbdj: I was thinking 33. ... Rxh2. After 34. Kxh2 Nf3+ leads to mate also, but slower than the game. However, after 34. Nd1 the situation is somewhat unclear.
   Jun-12-20 F Vallejo Pons vs R Knaak, 2003 (replies)
goldfarbdj: I was imagining 51. Bxe4 dxe4 52. Rxh2+ 53. Kc3 with the a- and b-pawns then running forward. I'm still not sure that doesn't work.
   May-19-20 V Malaniuk vs P Van der Sterren, 1983 (replies)
goldfarbdj: I agree, that does seem more like Tuesday puzzle material. As it is, we're trying to find a defense for Black after 28. Rxe8 and it's just an exercise in unrelieved despair.
   May-04-20 Schiffers vs G Janny, 1898 (replies)
goldfarbdj: I spent a half minute or so trying for the usual Monday queen sac, which of course does nothing, before finding the pawn push.
   Apr-16-20 F Amonatov vs A Timofeev, 2007 (replies)
goldfarbdj: As often happens with a Thursday puzzle, the first move was instantly obvious, and it was just a matter of calculating the followup to confirm that it worked. It's kind of remarkable how the knight covers all the dark squares, though.
   Apr-14-20 Szabo vs T van Scheltinga, 1947 (replies)
goldfarbdj: Not so easy-peasy for me. Took me a couple of minutes of trying various queen moves and knight discoveries before I found the right move. Once I did it was pretty easy to work out that it *was* right.
   Mar-28-20 Motylev vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2005 (replies)
goldfarbdj: Oops, I mean the queen is on g1 rather than f1.
   Mar-27-20 Leko vs Radjabov, 2006 (replies)
goldfarbdj: Thought about the exchange sac but couldn't really see a continuation — about normal for Friday. But what I REALLY want to draw attention to is the chrisowen comment from 2008-9-16, above. It's completely lucid!
   Feb-25-20 K Darga vs R Von Saldern, 1951 (replies)
goldfarbdj: <lentil>: I felt the same, but with the pieces on the board I found 39. Qh8+ Kf7 40. e6+, picking up the rook on g7.
   Jan-26-20 de Firmian vs P Nikolic, 1985 (replies)
goldfarbdj: <Pedro Fernandez>: It's possible to find comments by chrisowen that are lucid, or at least very nearly so. He has some sort of progressive aphasia, and it's possible to trace his decline over time.
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