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stacase
Member since Oct-22-07 · Last seen Jun-12-21
I played a few tournements in the '90s and had a 1400 rating. I mostly play computers now.

Milwaukee, WI
USA


   stacase has kibitzed 1500 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jun-12-21 Matthew Tan vs Ulibin, 2008 (replies)
 
stacase: First two moves are a gimme.
 
   Jun-07-21 Khalifman vs V Popov, 1997 (replies)
 
stacase: <Dionysius1: ...pinning the ♖ on b8 is cute.> Yes and not the only feature of that move. Once you notice that White's Bishop is covering the a7 square, it's a done deal as the evaporated knight no longer covers c7 allowing 33.Nc7#
 
   Jun-05-21 W Heinig vs Knaak, 1974 (replies)
 
stacase: Got the first four moves but didn't see the advantage of 34...Bf2+ or anything else.
 
   Jun-02-21 Smagin vs N Vlassov, 1995 (replies)
 
stacase: Once you notice the pinned Pawn ...
 
   Jun-01-21 Yusupov vs Gavrikov, 1982 (replies)
 
stacase: The Queening square is covered by the Bishop and White can say check 39.Rxg7+ opening up a three move move run for daylight* Black can't stop the Queening Pawn. * https://packerstalk.com/2013/06/11/...
 
   May-31-21 T Oyunbaatar vs I Chahrani, 2008 (replies)
 
stacase: Second verse, same as the first, A little bit louder, a little bit worse! Except that this is the third time around. <mel gibson. . . I've solved it 5 times now.> Third, Fifth, Monday, Sunday; doesn't much matter.
 
   May-30-21 Shirov vs Ivanchuk, 2007 (replies)
 
stacase: <An Englishman: ...if you understood *why* Black played those two moves, you should feel content that you had solved it.> I go at these puzzles two ways: 1. What would I do over the board? 2. What's the obvious puzzle move? Number two got the nod and the 2nd move the same ...
 
   May-25-21 M Yilmaz vs B Erbis, 2011 (replies)
 
stacase: Easier than yesterday.
 
   May-17-21 D J Ledger vs P K Wells, 2001 (replies)
 
stacase: Spent a few seconds looking at a Queen sacrifice before checking out 31...Rh1+
 
   May-14-21 G P Gruen vs D King, 1987 (replies)
 
stacase: I would have moved 33...Rc4 probably wins.
 
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