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Member since Jan-15-08 · Last seen May-14-19
i live in brooklyn and play at the greenpoint chess club, as well as the chess shop and washington square park. I work at the marshall chess club part-time, write, and am working on a book with Mongoose Press.
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   lefthandsketch has kibitzed 56 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-08-11 I Cheparinov vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2011
lefthandsketch: black's best chance here was 21...Qa5, when white does not want to exchange queens allowing black to rid himself of his only weakness (the b-pawn), and on the next turn black and play the queen to h5, where it guards h6 and pressures white's kingside pawns. Here, the position
   Jan-18-11 Giri vs Nakamura, 2011 (replies)
lefthandsketch: if a pair of pawns are exchanged, it's a philidor position, if not, white cannot make progress- draw. Well done Naka!
   Dec-11-10 Adams vs Carlsen, 2010 (replies)
lefthandsketch: I believe this is called the "north sea variation" and i've seen a monograph on it at Fred Wilson's bookstore. Supposedly, it has some potential- if you think about it theoretically, in the dutch leningrad or KID the knight often swings to h5 early (though not this early), ...
   Dec-10-10 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation (B31) (replies)
lefthandsketch: Three part post on the rossolimo including ideas for both sides.
   Nov-28-10 Mecking vs Fischer, 1970 (replies)
lefthandsketch: check out notes to this game here:
   Nov-28-10 Yudasin vs Khalifman, 1994
lefthandsketch: Check out notes to this game here
   Nov-09-10 So vs Robson, 2010 (replies)
lefthandsketch: Thanks Whiteshark- corrected- Also, it pains me to report that my sideline 13...Rb8 fails to 14.b3, when black has nothing better than 14...Qc7 15.Qc5 and white will be clearly better according to Gufeld. Having said that, I will still play this move in blitz because i have
   Nov-09-10 T Regedzinski vs Rubinstein, 1917
lefthandsketch: I give notes to this game in the context of how to play against an IQP here:
   Nov-08-10 Kavalek vs Karpov, 1979 (replies)
lefthandsketch: fantastic comments on this game here:
   Nov-07-10 Shirov vs Tiviakov, 2010 (replies)
lefthandsketch: Does the plan involving Ne5 and g4 amount to a theoretical crisis for the 3...Qd6 system that Tiviakov so loves? Analysis anyone?
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