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Member since Nov-27-04 · Last seen Aug-12-11
I had a 2000 rating about 20(!) years ago, but don't really play much any more (that's why it's "past" pawn :-). Kibitzing, though, is still fun!

   pastpawn has kibitzed 122 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-01-10 K Solomon vs S Khader, 2010
pastpawn: Oy, this is a pretty sad case of self-destruction (I should say I am nowhere near IM level, but I have experienced this kind of very disheartening loss :o). I saw the position online after Black’s 55th move, and figured it was almost all over: Black was up a pawn, and White was ...
   Jul-20-10 J Bryant vs P Zhao, 2010 (replies)
pastpawn: An interesting endgame: 72 ♘f2+! was a nice idea, since capturing leads to a drawn ♔♗ + wrong color ♖♙ vs ♔ position . Looking at a tablebase, 71 ... e2 would have won Black the game and the tournament, although the position after exchanging ...
   Nov-27-09 Jakovenko vs Areshchenko, 2009 (replies)
pastpawn: In the final position, Black’s position is unpleasant, but is it really time to resign? White does threaten 30. ♘xd5 (when 30 ... exd5 31 ♖xc6 wins a piece, and 30 ... ♖xd5 31 ♗f3 wins the exchange), but maybe something like 29 ... ♔d7 can hold?
   Nov-27-09 Svidler vs Nyback, 2009 (replies)
pastpawn: <PhilFeely> After 40 ... ♕d3, white plays 41 ♕xe4 anyway -- Black can't recapture because of 42 d8=♕/♖+ with mate in 2 .
   Nov-26-09 World Cup (2009) (replies)
pastpawn: Oop: draw agreed in Nisi-Polgar, apparently.
   Nov-18-09 Kramnik vs Polgar, 2009
   Nov-14-09 Tal Memorial (2009) (replies)
pastpawn: There are enough possibilities for this R+f+h vs R to turn into a draw, especially after 4-5 hours of play, that I'd play on if I were Leko.
   Aug-07-09 C Storey vs J N Sugden, 2009
pastpawn: <MaxxLange>: Still a ways short of the record, though: see
   Jul-27-09 Karpov vs Kasparov, 1990 (replies)
pastpawn: Er, actually make that 10 ♕f2, since 10 ♗f2 is met by 10 ... ♗h6 11 ♕ somewhere ♗f4
   Jul-22-09 Polgar vs Anand, 1998 (replies)
pastpawn: <notyetagm: One of the greatest knight fork combinations ever played, especially since it was overlooked by the super-tactician Anand.> Too bad Anand didn't play on for the sake of the spectators ... Can you really say the combination was "played" ;) ? .
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