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Member since Jun-11-09 · Last seen Apr-15-11
Got hooked in college in 1966 when a know-it-all patzer whooped everybody but blundered and lost to me, then complained when I bragged about it. My win was dumb luck, but it got me started. Over the summer I read seven books on chess -- mostly Fred Reinfield -- and came back in September and beat the overrated patzer in a 12-move Philidor. I went on to place fifth in two inter-college tournaments in Wisconsin in 1969 and 1970, the only tourneys I've played except for postal, for which my rating is about 1530. I am a USCCF life member.

   jsheedy has kibitzed 144 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Feb-25-11 M Czerniak vs K Langeweg, 1966 (replies)
jsheedy: I saw 25. Bxg7 right away but not the continuation. Same result would come after 27. Qh3, I think.
   Feb-17-11 U Boensch vs K Litkiewicz, 1974 (replies)
jsheedy: I saw the win almost immediately but wasted time trying to figure out if Rb8+ should come before or after Be7+. Since black's forced responses were the same either way, I'll take full credit. I never considered Qa2 or Qb3, since the pinned black queen was crucial, and to allow it to
   Jan-04-11 Somacarana vs Cochrane, 1855 (replies)
jsheedy: Sure, 19...f6 opened the a2-f7 diagonal for White, but what was Black to do? White's immediate threat is 20. g6. If Black plays 19...d5, he loses a pawn and White's threat remains (e.g., 20. exd5, cxd5, 21. Bxd5). If Black tries 19...Nc7, to prepare ...d5, then simply 20. g6!, fxg6,
   Jun-03-10 Chigorin vs Gunsberg, 1889 (replies)
jsheedy: ...Nc1 threatens ... Ne2 and mate with the queen at g3. Let's take a look ... Yep!
   Jun-01-10 T Palmer vs D Moody, 1999 (replies)
jsheedy: 33. Ne4 seems to work. Let's check....Hm, guess not.
   May-20-10 Tal vs K Grigorian, 1982 (replies)
jsheedy: I missed it. Durn.
   May-18-10 A Gibaud vs F Lazard, 1924 (replies)
jsheedy: Just to get in on the "better-than-Fischer" conversation, I once played a series of casual games with an old, deaf man in northwestern Connecticut who claimed he once played young Bobby to a draw. This old guy routinely beat me, but I did manage two or three wins, so I can say I ...
   May-17-10 F M Teed vs E Delmar, 1896 (replies)
jsheedy: I recognized this position from books I've studies. 7. Qxh5+, Rxh5, 8. Bg6#. I think I've even played this once or twice against weak opponents.
   May-14-10 Aseev vs Nevostrujev, 2002 (replies)
jsheedy: OK, this is without a board or computer and with a phone call interrupting me. Total time: 20 minutes. Let's see if this is right: 31...Bxh2, 32. Qxh2, Bxg2+, 33. Kg1, Qe3+, 34. Kxg2, Qxe2+, Kh1, Rxd1+, Qg1, Rxg1+ and wins. Time to check...
   May-12-10 A Bannik vs Y Nikolaevsky, 1958 (replies)
jsheedy: In my last line, 58. Kd5 cuts off the black King quicker.
   May-11-10 Robatsch vs Bisguier, 1961 (replies)
   May-05-10 Najdorf vs D Byrne, 1962 (replies)
   May-03-10 O Sarapu vs Z Frankel, 1962 (replies)
   Apr-28-10 Suba vs Hebden, 1984 (replies)
   Apr-26-10 V Vepkhvishvili vs Z Rukhadze, 1965 (replies)
   Apr-22-10 Korchnoi vs Levenfish, 1953 (replies)
   Apr-13-10 Smyslov vs Boleslavsky, 1941 (replies)
   Apr-08-10 Kasparov vs P Nikolic, 1994 (replies)
   Apr-01-10 Smyslov vs Sliwa, 1956 (replies)
   Mar-22-10 Alapin vs Alekhine, 1914 (replies)
   Mar-03-10 Ribli vs Unzicker, 1985 (replies)
   Mar-02-10 Adams vs Lputian, 1995 (replies)
   Feb-17-10 Larsen vs Miles, 1979 (replies)
   Jan-19-10 A Greenfeld vs J Redmond, 2008 (replies)
   Jan-14-10 R Martin del Campo vs Hjartarson, 1990 (replies)
   Jan-05-10 Falkbeer vs NN, 1847 (replies)
   Dec-30-09 I A Nataf vs Wang Yue, 2004 (replies)
   Dec-11-09 Nepomniachtchi vs A A Kharitonov, 2009 (replies)
   Dec-03-09 Kamsky vs Leko, 2008 (replies)
   Nov-27-09 Areshchenko vs F Corrales Jimenez, 2009 (replies)
   Nov-25-09 W Fried vs Schlechter, 1897 (replies)
   Nov-24-09 R Nezhmetdinov vs Y Kotkov, 1957 (replies)
   Nov-19-09 M Pavlovic vs G Cabrilo, 1991 (replies)
   Nov-18-09 Keres vs Verbac, 1933 (replies)
   Nov-10-09 Stellwagen vs I Rees, 2009 (replies)
   Nov-04-09 Nenarokov vs A A Smorodsky, 1924 (replies)
   Nov-03-09 G Fuster vs P Rethy, 1941 (replies)
   Oct-30-09 H Munoz Sotomayor vs H Salazar Jacob, 1990 (replies)
   Oct-27-09 S Shipov vs V Gagarin, 1994 (replies)
   Oct-26-09 W Fuller vs L G Basin, 1992 (replies)
   Oct-23-09 Kupreichik vs L Gutman, 1995 (replies)
   Oct-21-09 M Leon Hoyos vs M Pacher, 2008 (replies)
   Oct-20-09 Keres vs Kotov, 1947 (replies)
   Oct-14-09 Iuldachev vs Aronian, 2004 (replies)
   Oct-13-09 Topalov vs Kramnik, 1995 (replies)
   Sep-30-09 Xie Jun vs J Demina, 1992 (replies)
   Sep-25-09 L Bruzon Batista vs E Perelshteyn, 2000 (replies)
   Sep-23-09 D Semcesen vs N Grandelius, 2009 (replies)
   Sep-18-09 C F Schultz vs Carls, 1900 (replies)
   Sep-08-09 N Fercec vs B Medak, 2000 (replies)
   Sep-01-09 H Leyva vs V Ramon Pita, 1994 (replies)
   Aug-21-09 Beliavsky vs Gulko, 1990 (replies)
   Aug-20-09 Gligoric vs Sveshnikov, 1986 (replies)
   Aug-19-09 Lerner vs F Sideif-Sade, 1979 (replies)
   Aug-18-09 V Manko vs Jankowitz, 1900 (replies)
   Aug-17-09 Portisch vs Korchnoi, 1988 (replies)
   Aug-16-09 P Kral vs Barlov, 1987 (replies)
   Aug-09-09 T Wedberg vs G Sigurjonsson, 1979 (replies)
   Aug-08-09 B Bernard vs T Civin, 2003 (replies)
   Aug-07-09 B Avrukh vs Rublevsky, 2003 (replies)
   Aug-06-09 Averbakh vs Spassky, 1961 (replies)
   Aug-05-09 Bogoljubov vs N I Grekov, 1914 (replies)
   Aug-04-09 J Schulten vs E Rousseau, 1841 (replies)
   Aug-01-09 D Griffith vs K Hopps, 1982 (replies)
   Jul-31-09 F Handke vs K Bischoff, 2001 (replies)
   Jul-30-09 NN vs E Canal, 1935 (replies)
   Jul-30-09 Leko vs Bacrot, 2009 (replies)
   Jul-29-09 M Umansky vs The World, 2009 (replies)
   Jul-29-09 A Dunkelblum vs Euwe, 1950 (replies)
   Jul-28-09 Azmaiparashvili vs Topalov, 2003 (replies)
   Jul-27-09 W Fairhurst vs Menchik, 1935 (replies)
   Jul-24-09 Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1929 (replies)
   Jul-22-09 Karpov vs Ribli, 1986 (replies)
   Jul-21-09 Beliavsky vs Bacrot, 1999 (replies)
   Jul-20-09 J Gluckie vs M Moran-Venegas, 2009 (replies)
   Jul-16-09 Kasparov vs Smirin, 1988 (replies)
   Jul-15-09 P Scheeren vs Speelman, 1983 (replies)
   Jul-14-09 M Boe vs C Yeuillaz, 1991 (replies)
   Jul-13-09 Castellvi vs Vinyoles, 1475 (replies)
   Jul-13-09 Mogusar vs T L Trippe, 1984 (replies)
   Jul-09-09 Spassky vs Chandler, 1988 (replies)
   Jul-08-09 S Fedorchuk vs Buhmann, 1999 (replies)
   Jul-06-09 Xu Yuanyuan vs I Charkhalashvili, 2001 (replies)
   Jul-04-09 Korchnoi vs D Solak, 2002 (replies)
   Jul-03-09 Adams vs Leko, 1999 (replies)
   Jul-02-09 Ragozin vs Bondarevsky, 1946 (replies)
   Jul-01-09 Gligoric vs Smyslov, 1959 (replies)
   Jun-30-09 P Nikolic vs Topalov, 1997 (replies)
   Jun-29-09 N Huschenbeth vs J Schlenker, 2008 (replies)
   Jun-29-09 Chigorin vs A Solovtsov, 1884 (replies)
   Jun-28-09 I Farago vs G Jacoby, 2002 (replies)
   Jun-27-09 Gruenfeld vs J Schenkein, 1915 (replies)
   Jun-26-09 Tarrasch vs Marotti / Napoli / de Simone / del, 1914 (replies)
   Jun-26-09 N Gaprindashvili vs A Blagidze, 1963 (replies)
   Jun-25-09 Fischer vs U Geller, 1968 (replies)
   Jun-24-09 Ivanchuk vs Carlsen, 2009 (replies)
   Jun-23-09 Vladimirov vs S Zagrebelny, 1988 (replies)
   Jun-22-09 Rublevsky vs S Shipov, 1991 (replies)
   Jun-21-09 S Zagrebelny vs A Ponyi, 1992 (replies)
   Jun-19-09 Alekhine vs M Neumann, 1908 (replies)
   Jun-19-09 T Ernst vs C Gruvaeus, 2000 (replies)
   Jun-18-09 Shabalov vs R Elseth, 1991 (replies)
   Jun-17-09 Fischer vs Letelier, 1959 (replies)
   Jun-17-09 Tal vs Hjartarson, 1987 (replies)
   Jun-17-09 A Hahn vs R Kaufman, 2000 (replies)
   Jun-13-09 Alekhine vs Hoelscher, 1933 (replies)
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