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Member since May-09-15 · Last seen Jan-03-22
2100 player very active in the 1970s-1990s in California. Grew up during the Fischer era, then went to university, got a job, got married, and chess became less important….

   lunchwithgina has kibitzed 56 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-06-21 C Barnes vs Rohde, 1976
lunchwithgina: <King Death> I agree that Black likely has a winning game after 24. Ne4, but that is not the end of the story. 36...Kd7 (rather than 36...Kb7) lets white back into the game. It is easy to understand why white played the active 38. Ke3 (allowing 38...Nd5) instead of the ...
   Jan-01-21 L Barden vs W Adams, 1950 (replies)
lunchwithgina: White to Play and Grin...
   Dec-29-20 Schiffers vs Metger, 1887
lunchwithgina: After 24...Re8 25.Qxe8+ Qxe8 26.Rxe8 Kxe8 27.Bxf5, unpinning the pawn with 27...Re7 preserves Black's edge, but after 28. f4, white is still in the game, as it looks like black would have nothing better than 28...Rb2. Instead, white plays the active-looking 28. Rg4, ...
   Dec-10-20 V Gunina vs M Sebag, 2019 (replies)
lunchwithgina: What a thicket of complications--a Tai-like game indeed: “You must take your opponent into a deep dark forest where 2+2=5, and the path leading out is only wide enough for one.” The path in this game is Valentina's...
   Nov-28-20 Thomas Kett
lunchwithgina: Mr. Kett has a long (and painful-looking) loss to Harikrishna from the 2010 Olympiad in the CG database: I would love to see the upset win; perhaps Mr. Kett would care to submit this game to CG?
   Nov-24-20 James Maki (replies)
lunchwithgina: <JohnBoy> Jim Maki's deceased brother was Jeff Maki. I played Jeff in one tournament game and many blitz games and I can attest that he was a fearsome attacking player. Jeff took a game from Yasser Seirawan at the 1975 U.S. Junior Open. Hello Jim: Do you have the score ...
   Nov-21-20 Anand vs Wolff, 1984 (replies)
lunchwithgina: <FSR>: I tried both "Wolff Trap" and "Wolff Trapp" during the composition of this game title, and preferred the visual symmetry of "Trapp". Only later did I see the additional connection of the opening variation (Austrian attack) to the von Trapp's nationality as pointed
   Sep-27-20 Harikrishna vs Nepomniachtchi, 2020
lunchwithgina: Nepo keeps control throughout. White's last best chance according to Stockfish after 37...Rd3 looks to be 38. Re8+ when white can play on; after 38. Qe4 Rc3, black is winning. The position before 38...Rc3! could make a good 2.5 or 3 star puzzle. I submitted "Nepo Tide" as a ...
   Sep-15-20 Menchik vs Foltys, 1937 (replies)
lunchwithgina: Somehow, Menchik overlooked the obvious 22...Rf4. Maybe she fixated on the offered queen on a6. Or maybe she was already envisioning her knight on g6? Looking back at many of the mistakes I have made in chess, and in life, they were often prefaced by the thought that "it ...
   Sep-05-20 F Reinfeld vs Marshall, 1941 (replies)
lunchwithgina: The author of "How To Win When You're Ahead: Fifth Book Of Chess" smoothly finishes off a opponent noted for his swindling ability, sacrificing 2 pawns on the king side to quickly advance the two connected queen side pawns. I also liked 24. Kg2 and 29. Ra5, improving his ...
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