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Member since May-20-03 · Last seen Dec-12-19
A former class A player over 25 years ago, I'm returning to studying chess as a hobby in retirement. Spending more time on end games and middle game tactics than openings now. I may try playing in tournaments again later, but for now I like the challenge of analyzing and trying to understand the subtlties of strong Master games.
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   patzer2 has kibitzed 16968 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-12-19 Nakamura vs E Inarkiev, 2003
patzer2: Correction: <Sally Simpson> <Think it should Black to play... 40...Nxg4!> I agree. That would have been a good choice for today's <Thursday> puzzle.
   Dec-11-19 Duras vs P P Saburov, 1906 (replies)
patzer2: Well played game by White, who executes a clear plan to slowly overwhelm and attack Black's kingside. White's better development and control of space leads to today's Wednesday puzzle solution 27. Bxh7+! +-, with a decisive attack against Black's weak castled position. P.S.: Black's
   Dec-10-19 K Treybal vs J Engel, 1932 (replies)
patzer2: I picked 33. Nxh6!, anticipating 33...Nxh6 34. Qe3 +- (+13.33 @ 33 ply, Stockfish 10), as my soltion to today's Tuesday puzzle. However, I didn't initially realize it was so clearly decisive. I figured 33. Nxh6! Nxh6 34 Qe3 wins a pawn and exposes the Black King to an attack. So it ...
   Dec-09-19 Carlsen vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2019
patzer2: The decisive error was apparently 45. c4? Qa4+! -+ (-2.01 @ 30 ply, Stockfish 10). Instead, 45. Qe4 = (-0.12 @ 33 ply, Stockfish 10) holds it level.
   Dec-09-19 S Martinovic vs Luis Neves Da Silva, 2017
patzer2: For the Thursday, Dec 5, 2019 puzzle solution, 29...Na6! 30. bxa6 Nc7+ 31. Kb7 Qc5! -+ rips open the weakened castled position for a winning attack. P.S.: Black's game starts to go bad with 17. Bf5?! Bxf5 ⩱ to ∓, trading off a piece needed for the defense of the ...
   Dec-09-19 Pachman vs Bronstein, 1946
patzer2: Our Opening Explorer indicates 5. e4 ± to ⩲ is more popular than the game continuation 5. g6 = to ⩲. My preference is the popular move and computer choice 5. e4, as I believe White can secure a positional advantage much easier than with 5. g6.
   Dec-09-19 K Treybal vs F Kafka, 1921
patzer2: <RV> I like your idea of an early Kingside fianchetto for White in this opening. White's win in Movsesian vs A Cioara, 2016 shows its potential.
   Dec-09-19 W Napier vs Teichmann, 1904 (replies)
patzer2: <Granny O Doul: The forced mate of course, but 36...Ne2+ is also extremely overwhelming.> Yes indeed! Quickest is the mate-in-two 36...Qg2+ 37. Kxf4 Qf2#, but 36...Ne2+ 37. Kf3 Nxc3 38. bxc3 Qd3+ Kf2 Qxc4 -+ (-6.48 @ 28 ply, Stockfish 10) is also winning. P.S.: White's game ...
   Dec-06-19 B D Deac vs N Berry, 2017 (replies)
patzer2: <King.Aruthur.Brazil>'s 29. Ba3! +- (+6.05 @ 32 ply, Stockfish 10) is a good alternative winning follow-up. <Malt>'s 26. Ba3! +- (+5.45 @ 32 ply, Stockfish 10) is also a good alternative win.
   Dec-02-19 Szabo vs Bronstein, 1953 (replies)
patzer2: Picked 29. Ne7+ for my Dec 1, 2019 Sunday puzzle solution. However, I'm not sure my follow-up would have been any stronger than White's, which was flawed in this game. White's mistake in the follow-up was 34. Qg5?, allowing a draw, as noted by <Steve Patzer>, with 34...Rae8 = ...
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