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wood n tempo
Member since Feb-28-19 · Last seen Jun-08-22
I've been lurking on this site for years, and finally decided to enter the fray. I entered a couple of tournaments in the 90's and I came out rated at about 1550, although I suspect I am somewhat higher rated now. In the 70's, Bobby Fischer inspired my father (who didn't play) to interest me in the game. After learning the moves he took me down to the local chess club, where in my first game I got mated by another youngster with a scholars mate. Despite that inauspicious start, I've had many enjoyable moments at the board over the years.

   wood n tempo has kibitzed 35 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-13-19 Timman vs Short, 1990 (replies)
wood n tempo: It seemed to me Timman strongly directed the game starting at move 19. Ng5. <cormier: 27.Qg8+ is shorter> fails to 27...Kxg8.
   May-07-19 Nunn vs S Bouaziz, 1983 (replies)
wood n tempo: Awesome pun!
   Apr-24-19 Joao Nuno Baptista Valente vs M Percivaldi, 2017 (replies)
wood n tempo: Pretty obvious today.
   Apr-22-19 Carlsen vs Anand, 2019 (replies)
wood n tempo: <That Roger: ...Is it a draw because it is too scary and uncertain to play on?> White has a perpetual check with Qh4+ and Qh8+.
   Apr-22-19 Vaganian vs A Planinc, 1975 (replies)
wood n tempo: I got this, although my move was 22...Qc6+, rather than 22...Qc7+. Sometimes I wonder if GMs choose one move other another, (even though both are functionally similar), because of tactics which could be involved, but might not be. Can anyone tell me, if one of these moves might
   Apr-18-19 Arencibia Rodriguez vs J Magem Badals, 1991 (replies)
wood n tempo: Interesting. I saw all the moves for white, (not necessarily in sequence), but I didn't realize how devastating they ended up being in the end.
   Apr-16-19 Suba vs Tal, 1977 (replies)
wood n tempo: After a bit of calculation I realized that the black king could merely sit tight in his blockade, while the white king simply couldn't be two places at once. So, yes, rook for bishop is a fine idea.
   Apr-12-19 Portisch vs Pachman, 1967 (replies)
wood n tempo: I saw as far as 36.Rxh7+ Kxh7 37.Qxg6+ Kh8 38.Qxf6+ Kg8. At that point if white can trade off all the pieces it is a won pawn end game.
   Apr-05-19 Glucksberg vs Najdorf, 1929 (replies)
wood n tempo: Wow, I was not even close today!
   Apr-04-19 H Baumgartner vs Korchnoi, 1978 (replies)
wood n tempo: Very nice. I got 21...Rbxb5 22.Rxb5 Rxc4, but failed to see the nice retort 23.Qa7.
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