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Shadout Mapes
Member since Mar-22-03 · Last seen Dec-09-22
PHD student in physics, I like chess.
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   Shadout Mapes has kibitzed 986 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-06-21 Chen Zou vs Sengupta, 2019 (replies)
Shadout Mapes: <Cheapo by the Dozen> In your line, white gets mated after 40... Rxc1+
   Mar-02-21 Zeyu Xiang vs Yibo Zhou, 2019 (replies)
Shadout Mapes: < Unless you mean that, by referening the XYZ Affair, the pun is spreading negative stereotypes about French diplomats.> If there's one thing that should have been learned early on, it was to never trust Talleyrand.
   Apr-18-20 Nakamura vs Carlsen, 2020 (replies)
Shadout Mapes: It's an armageddon game so there's not much incentive for white to go for a draw.
   Mar-17-20 Giri vs Nepomniachtchi, 2020 (replies)
Shadout Mapes: It looks like 53...Qxh4 54. Kf1 is a tablebase draw. White's only hope is to get his king to e1 and set up a fortress with king+rook+pawn to blockade the last black pawn and prevent black from making progress. Throughout this endgame Nepo is extremely careful to never allow ...
   Feb-10-20 M Matlakov vs Carlsen, 2019
Shadout Mapes: Video of the game:
   Sep-15-19 Sevian vs Karjakin, 2019
Shadout Mapes: Great position after 47. Qxg3+, which was a nice way for Sevian to resign. Black has three legal moves, which result in three different outcomes for the game!
   Apr-29-19 Adorjan vs K Hulak, 1982 (replies)
Shadout Mapes: I actually used a different mate, but it's in the same number of moves: 29.Bg7+ Kg8 30. Bxh7+ Kxh7 31. Qh6+ Kg8 32. Qh8# I guess I saw how nice the pawn on f6 is for keeping black's queen out of the game, so I hit upon this line by seeking combinations where it stays put.
   Dec-18-18 Nakamura vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2018 (replies)
Shadout Mapes: Ha, Nakamura missed the win on move 27 but got back to an identical position and played it! I wonder if he realized inbetween, was kicking himself, and then was overjoyed to get be able to play it after all.
   Apr-27-15 Benzol chessforum (replies)
Shadout Mapes: Thanks Benzol! I spent a lot of time here back when I was a kid, but sort of lost track of chess as I got older. I've been trying to keep up again recently. I'm not that strong anymore so I mostly lurk :).
   Apr-27-15 Kasparov vs Short (Blitz) (2015) (replies)
Shadout Mapes: I think Lasker knew Hilbert, but his doctoral advisor was Max Noether, father of the great algebraist Emmy Noether.
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