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raymondhow
Member since Mar-31-07 · Last seen Jun-25-22
I made it to USCF 2030 back in 1983, then quit. Now I'm a rusty old man :)

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   raymondhow has kibitzed 239 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jun-22-22 B Finegold vs K Sorenson, 1982 (replies)
 
raymondhow: After getting the first three moves, I blanked out on the simple 22.Bc6, wanted to play 22.Rc7 instead. Still winning, but not sure I deserve full credit.
 
   Jun-20-22 A A Zaremba vs R Antonio, 1995 (replies)
 
raymondhow: Isn't two weeks a bit soon to be repeating a Monday puzzle?
 
   Jun-19-22 Murey vs R Ravisekhar, 1986 (replies)
 
raymondhow: I got the first two moves to feel like a contender, but then chose 24.Rh8+, a real clunker as it turns out.
 
   Jun-18-22 F Antognini vs M Klauser, 2009 (replies)
 
raymondhow: I chose the first six moves, then wanted to play 30.Qa8+. That doesn't make progress, so I would've repeated the position and tried Qc8+ as in the game. On that basis, think I can claim a Saturday solve, my first in some time.
 
   Jun-16-22 H Heinicke vs Gilg, 1940 (replies)
 
raymondhow: < ah, ok, if white declines to take the rook with the pawn, black's victory is not so immediate. > And that's an issue in general with puzzles. Since White does not put up the best resistance, we are really solving a simpler puzzle. I like to think I would have solved if ...
 
   Jun-15-22 de Firmian vs Yudasin, 1990 (replies)
 
raymondhow: I picked all the moves that de Firmian did, none seemed easy except maybe the first. At least Thursday level, maybe Friday.
 
   Jun-12-22 Portisch vs Geller, 1961 (replies)
 
raymondhow: Hmm, maybe my comment on the first POTD made them change it. Went wrong on this one with 25...Nxf4.
 
   Jun-12-22 Xiong vs So, 2017 (replies)
 
raymondhow: After the first two moves, I wanted to play 23...c3. The engine agrees, but says it leads to equality. Don't feel like I really solved much, on the other hand I did not go wrong.
 
   Jun-07-22 D Mayers vs Fischer, 1953
 
raymondhow: After 15...Be7 is a fun Monday puzzle.
 
   Jun-02-22 V Lilov vs B Rzayev, 2009 (replies)
 
raymondhow: I went for 16.Qh5 which is good as the game move according to the engine.
 
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