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patzer2
Member since May-20-03 · Last seen Apr-16-20
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 16998 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-01-20 Flohr vs I Koenig, 1929 (replies)
 
patzer2: <SpamIAm> After 21...Nxd5 22. Qg4+ Kb8 23. cxd5 e3 ∓ to -+ (-2.00 @ 21 ply, Stockfish 9 analysis of move 24.? ) Black wins the piece back with near decisive advantage.
 
   Dec-29-19 J Rukavina vs Z Topalovic, 2001 (replies)
 
patzer2: Now 74...Ke5! -+ would have given Black the win.
 
   Dec-29-19 Nisipeanu vs A C Florean, 1995
 
patzer2: Early in the opening, instead of 4...Be7, I prefer the slightly more popular move 4...dxe4 as in Black's win in E de Haan vs A Donchenko, 2019 . If Black must play 4...Be7, then after 5. e5 Nfd7 6. h4, instead of 6...a6 7. Qg4 ⩲, I prefer 6...Bxg5 7. hxg5 Qxg5 = with dynamic ...
 
   Dec-27-19 A Lastin vs Bareev, 2004
 
patzer2: <Jimfromprovidence> After 21...Rh3, Stockfish 10 @ 34 ply gives 21...Rh3 22. Kg2 e4 23. Bf4 exf3+ 24. Qxf3 Bc6 25. Bxc7 Bxf3+ 26. Kxf3 Kxc7 27. Rxd8 Kxd8 28. Bxf7 ± (+1.37 @ 34 ply, Stockfish 10). White winds up with an extra pawn and a slightly better position in this ...
 
   Dec-26-19 Svidler vs Adams, 2000 (replies)
 
patzer2: Tough Thursday (28. ?) puzzle! In attempt to solve it, I failed to see White's clever idea of exploiting the weak Black Bishop (pinned to the fourth rank) with 29. Rxe5! g6 (29...Bxe5 30. Rh4+ Kg8 31. Bb3+ Kg8 31. Rh8+ -+) 30. Re4! +- (+7.73 @ 32 ply, Stockfish 10). The best ...
 
   Dec-26-19 Gavrikov vs A Vitolinsh, 1982 (replies)
 
patzer2: <Random Visitor> Thanks for the deep analysis of the White improvements 15. Bb4! ± to +-, 16. Bd3 ± and 17. Nd2 =. P.S.: I went over the game with my daughter last night, including your improvement 15. Bb4! I told her I greatly appreciate your deep analysis on ...
 
   Dec-24-19 H Wernich vs J Mason, 1876
 
patzer2: Oops! It's not quite equal after 23. Qc4 c5 24. Qf1 Ne4! ∓, but it's still better than losing on the spot with 23. Bc4? Qc6 -+. For a fully level position, White needs to go back one move and play 22. R(b)d1 =.
 
   Dec-23-19 I Nepomniachtchi vs Gelfand, 2019
 
patzer2: Instead of 18...f4 19. Nxe7 ⩲, Black can secure the advantage with 18...fxe4 ∓.
 
   Dec-23-19 I Nepomniachtchi vs W So, 2019
 
patzer2: Instead of 37...Rd4? allowing 38. Re8 ±, Black can keep it level with 37...c5 =.
 
   Dec-23-19 Hector vs M Antonsen, 2010
 
patzer2: As <Breunor> observes, instead of 14. Rd5!? allowing 15. cxd5 = (0.00 @ 35 ply), Stockfish 10 indicates White should have played 14. Nxe5! +- (+2.62 @ 34 ply). But then we wouldn't have had the fun in yesterday's Sunday puzzle (15. ?) of figuring out White's extremely ...
 
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