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Member since Jun-08-17 · Last seen Nov-14-19
I live in Sydney, Australia. I play club chess, and have a rating that is stubbornly stuck in the 1300s (like my wife, it obdurately refuses to acknowledge my genius ;-)

   hdcc has kibitzed 48 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-14-19 Alekhine vs F B Smith, 1932 (replies)
hdcc: "First, Alekhine decides to gift his opponent a pawn [...] ". The verb is "give", the past tense of which is "gave". Alekhine *gave* his opponent a pawn. "Gift" is a noun. If you give something to someone, it is a gift.
   Oct-18-19 Marshall vs K Treybal, 1930
hdcc: Oh Karel: "I am but a fool".
   Oct-15-19 Art Zhao vs D A Yeager, 2011 (replies)
hdcc: <P.S.: The pun sucks.> Maybe Yeager chucked the game?
   Aug-05-19 A Coles vs J T Westbrock, 1951 (replies)
hdcc: Greed is not good.
   Aug-05-19 J Aagaard vs Fuad Ahmed Mohamme Mufleh, 2006 (replies)
hdcc: Broken Mufleh.
   May-13-19 Timman vs Short, 1990 (replies)
hdcc: Short of breath.
   Apr-23-19 P Nikolic vs Kramnik, 1998
hdcc: I played through this game and arrived at Black's 35th move. After some thought, I found the correct finish of Rxd1, which is a testament to how the daily puzzles here help one's chess - not just by enabling one to find better moves, but by altering how one looks at the game. Anyway, ...
   Apr-22-19 Vaganian vs A Planinc, 1975 (replies)
hdcc: It's a Queen sac, Jim, but not as we know it. I had to spend a long time looking at this to spot the removal of the guard. A good workout for the neurons; most unlike the usual bleedingly obvious Monday fare.
   Apr-18-19 A Planinc vs Puc, 1969
hdcc: <whiteshark> "I wonder what went wrong for Black?" Obviously the planinc was sound.
   Apr-09-19 Kurajica vs Karpov, 1994 (replies)
hdcc: Bojangles.
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