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Total patzer who reads more than he plays. Full Member

   scutigera has kibitzed 171 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-10-19 K Spraggett vs G Glen, 1975
scutigera: <Cactus re 13..Nxe3>: Stockfish recommends it, but as a human player I note that it swaps a useful knight for a bad bishop and further worsens Black's space disadvantage on the kingside, while opening up the f-file for an attack on f7. In general, much of the challenge of ...
   Oct-19-19 C McNab vs M Karttunen, 2006
scutigera: This is as far as I've ever seen a Troitzky mate played out in a formal game.
   Oct-19-19 D A Yeager vs Stripunsky, 2008 (replies)
scutigera: <Messiah>: Totally, right? If I'd been drinking milk while reading this discussion, it would have turned into yogurt before I finished the glass.
   Oct-07-19 Tal vs P Mejic, 1974 (replies)
scutigera: <SamAtoms>: From the exchange sac to the end of the game is one combination, not two. Visually the fork doesn't work because Black can move the queen away with a mate threat, and when White defends against that he can move the rook or else leave it to return the exchange ...
   Sep-17-19 McShane vs D Yuffa, 2019 (replies)
scutigera: One of the drawbacks of passive defenses is that they allow for more creative and bizarre attack options for White, as there is less risk of a counterattack.
   Sep-03-19 Ganguly vs Axel Smith, 2019 (replies)
scutigera: Axel got the ax.
   Jul-04-19 Shirov vs J Lapinski, 1990
scutigera: <patzer2>: The verdict of the database is that 9 ..Qf5 is no bust: out of 2,809 games, White wins 37% vs. Black with 28%. As long as we're talking about human OTB chess, a winning line that's hard to find and gives the opponent plenty of alternative tries is more theoretical
   Jun-20-19 M Matlakov vs Eljanov, 2013 (replies)
scutigera: <Pyrandus, Moronovich>: "Kudos" is classical Greek for honor/glory/acclaim. Like its cousins "pathos" and "ethos", it is singular rather than plural, which can be confusing to English speakers.
   May-30-19 Ponomariov vs Gelfand, 2008 (replies)
scutigera: Re <Petrov vs. Petroff>: Russian devoices final consonants when possible; the name written "֧" could be transliterated letter-by-letter as "Petrov", but Russians pronounce it something like "Pyetraf". Since English tends to treat the ending "of" like the word ...
   May-21-19 Alberto Baca vs I Kanko, 1966 (replies)
scutigera: re Great Snake: I remember that the Sicilian Dragon is supposed to have gotten its name when Duz-Khotimirsky wrote that Black's pawn formation reminded him of the constellation Draco; Black's pawns here form the same draconic/snakey configuration, and furthermore the 'snake' is ...
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