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Member since Aug-27-13 · Last seen Feb-18-21
I'm an expert (2100), dropped out of chess for a loooong time (since about 1990 when I reached Master ranking), active again the last year.

   johnkr has kibitzed 66 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-19-20 I Sokolov vs D K Johansen, 1992
johnkr: Great game, very enjoyable, especially the clever win of the piece. Congrats to Sokolov for including it in his book.
   Aug-10-20 Anand vs Kramnik, 2020
johnkr: saffuna - Yes nice analysis by King. But he fingers the move 46 Kg3 as a blunder, saying that 46 Kf1 was best. But Stockfish in fact approves 46 Kg3 Ng6 47.Ra7+ Kd8 48 h4! as advantage for White (instead of Anand's 48 Ra8+).
   May-29-20 Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858 (replies)
johnkr: I discovered to my chagrin that the Scandanavian was perfectly sound when my chess engine, Chessmaster 2000 kept playing it against me and always equalizing or better! (when engines got good). I was like "wait a second, you should be busted" but nope. Seems to challenge the notion ...
   Sep-29-19 Radjabov vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2019 (replies)
johnkr: Yes this game really leaves you scratching your head. As SChessvesky said, it seems MVL had an idea of ...Bd7 intending Bc6 but then abandoned it. Otherwise he should have tried ...b6 and ...Bb7 but as it turned out he left his kingside without any defender. I would not say this is a
   May-28-19 Shimanov vs Carlsen, 2018
johnkr: drieper -- Yes that's a very nice trick that most people (inc. Carlsen) could miss -- that 45...Bd8 is a deflection that stops the perpetual.
   May-18-19 Dubov vs A Giri, 2019 (replies)
johnkr: Hey I know that chessgames has to support itself by doing advertising but I'm looking at a big sexy booty here. Not appropriate for a chess web site?
   Apr-22-19 Naiditsch vs Svidler, 2019 (replies)
johnkr: Also like the winning idea, a Queen RETREAT from b2 to b5 -- nice.
   Apr-22-19 Naiditsch vs Svidler, 2004
johnkr: Call this game "Working on those knight moves!"
   Mar-18-19 Speelman vs A Firouzja, 2019
johnkr: Very clever trap! After 12. Qb3? (better 12 Nbd2) Na5! 13 Qb4 Bd3 14 Rc1 Bxc4! because of 15 Rxc4? Nd5. Oops! This kid is really good.
   Jan-30-19 Carlsen vs Duda, 2019 (replies)
johnkr: Peter Svidler in his game analysis fingers Magnus' 43 Kc3 as inaccurate if black had found 43 ... Rd5! 44 Bc2 Rbd8 and now the Rook can enter d2, e.g. 45 a5 Rd2 46 Nf4 46 Rf2! with play. The engines seem to agree, White has now only a small plus. Granted it's not easy to find.
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