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   randallbsmith has kibitzed 16 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-06-08 E J Diemer vs Burger / Bartsch, 1948 (replies)
randallbsmith: I'd place possibly the first posting for this easy Monday puzzle, but this is too easy for a posting, so I will remain silent. Oops.
   Sep-03-08 Once chessforum (replies)
randallbsmith: Once, thanks for your reply to my note, and I appreciate your further thoughts. As to your excellent point #1: memory. Yes, It a recent revelation to me that great players simply use pattern recognition like this (in addition to the other more obvious skills). You mention ...
   Aug-05-08 Motylev vs A Czebe, 2008 (replies)
randallbsmith: Hey! This clarifies one of my major problems! When imagining how the board will look after some move, I seem to often miss the newly exposed lines of attack among the pieces .. like in this game after 10 ... Nxe5, black's queen is sitting there for the taking, and I didn't ...
   Aug-01-08 B Abramovic vs Damljanovic, 1995 (replies)
randallbsmith: It would be helpful to me (and possibly others at or below my level) for someone of the many of you who instantly saw 36. Rxf6 to explain what about this position suggests such a silly looking move. I mean, now that I see it, sure it obviously is a good one, but my brain ...
   Apr-26-08 Yusupov vs J Nogueiras, 1985 (replies)
randallbsmith: Hey <hms123>, what does Dvoretsky say about that Nb5 option? It was my first thought. Sac the knight to trap the queen, and even though it can kind of struggle out, I thought it still looked promising for white.
   Apr-22-08 V M Mikhalevski vs V Laznicka, 2006
randallbsmith: This was used as a Lyman's newspaper chess column puzzle on April 22, 2008 -- position black to play move 46.
   Apr-18-08 K Burger vs P Keglevic, 1977 (replies)
randallbsmith: Feeling so pleased that I saw the h6 thing, though merely intuited it looked difficult for black to stop an eventual Qg7#, ANYWAY, watching how it played out, I was at first confused by white's 32. c5 . Is the idea that the black queen is ruining the show for white who wants ...
   Apr-08-08 Alekhine vs De Cassio, 1944 (replies)
randallbsmith: Well, maybe this is slightly interesting to someone, maybe a novice -- Here's what happened in my brain: the played knight move certainly jumped out as maybe the answer, but I also looked at Bf6. If black's pawn takes the offered bishop, it's quickly chekmate city. So black ...
   Mar-31-08 B Franciskovic vs R Svaljek, 2001 (replies)
randallbsmith: Wow! Everyone who is not familiar with this pattern should look at notyetagm's collection of ten (yes ten!) examples he lists above. I copy the link here for your convenience. Thanks notyetagm, I learned something! Notyetagm's : Game Collection: fork-overload trick
   Mar-17-08 F Bindrich vs Z Andriasian, 2007 (replies)
randallbsmith: Cool! Thanks to our CG host for a nice Monday puzzle, easy enough for a beginner and fun enough to amuse the experienced.
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