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goldfarbdj
Member since Apr-07-06 · Last seen Dec-05-19
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 538 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-18-19 V Erdos vs H Steingrimsson, 2017 (replies)
 
goldfarbdj: I saw the first couple of moves, which is more than I usually get for a Friday.
 
   Sep-16-19 C Coppola vs B Macias Murillo, 2009 (replies)
 
goldfarbdj: I spent about five minutes looking at the position with White to play and thinking "this is the hardest Monday puzzle ever". Agreed that what was probably meant was Black to play at move 34: that's Monday-level.
 
   Aug-30-19 Egor Filipets vs A G Aleksandrov, 2018 (replies)
 
goldfarbdj: I actually found the right first move on a Friday for once. The main point is that if White takes the hanging rook, Black has an unstoppable mating attack: 50. Rxd7 Qg1+ 51. Kh3 Qf1+ 52. Kh4 Bf6#, or 52. Bg2 Qf5+ and mate next move. I have to admit that I didn't consider 50. Qc2:
 
   Aug-21-19 Robson vs I Stavrianakis, 2009 (replies)
 
goldfarbdj: <Cheapo by the Dozen>: Are there really lines involving bishop pins? After 38 ... Bf6 White can just take the bishop right off. Seems to me the best available is 38 ... Rb7 39 Qf2 Qxg1+ 40 Qxg1+ Rg7. Aside: check out that decade-old comment by chrisowen above! He was ...
 
   Aug-14-19 Shabalov vs J Aagaard, 1999 (replies)
 
goldfarbdj: <Cheapo by the Dozen: Kh1 is even worse> It's so much worse that it's not even legal. I suspect you meant Kg2?
 
   Aug-08-19 E Magerramov vs Gipslis, 1992 (replies)
 
goldfarbdj: kungfufighter888 might have been talking about the initial puzzle position, where Black can't play Rb1+ because it isn't Black's turn. Of course, in both cases Qd1 seems to me a much stronger move if it were legal. (38 ... Qd1+ 39 Qe1 Qxf3+ and mate next.) As for me: given ...
 
   Aug-06-19 Spielmann vs E Eliskases, 1932 (replies)
 
goldfarbdj: Ba6 was what I saw also. I didn't look deeply enough to see that Bxh3 was better.
 
   Aug-03-19 G Quillan vs D Dubov, 2018 (replies)
 
goldfarbdj: <saturn2>: Hence the "if it were legal".
 
   Jul-09-19 M Rivas Pastor vs Huebner, 1985 (replies)
 
goldfarbdj: I decided that after Rxf3+ and Rc3+ black should have an unstoppable mating attack, and did not calculate out every variation.
 
   Jun-21-19 Jobava vs Kiril D Georgiev, 2009 (replies)
 
goldfarbdj: <al wazir>: my guess is that he wasn't sure how close to the time control he was, and wanted to make a couple of quick moves to make sure he got there.
 
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