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Korora
Member since Mar-09-18 · Last seen Feb-21-20
I'm more of a jack-of-all-trades, master-of-none. Chess, Shatranj, Xiangqi, Janggi, Shogi, Makruk, and a few I've made up for pending sci-fi stories.
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   Korora has kibitzed 136 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-31-20 P Herzman vs B Vuckovic, 2002
 
Korora: It's a risky variation.
 
   Dec-30-19 Marshall vs Burn, 1900
 
Korora: Ceci n'est pas un Amos Burn.
 
   Dec-29-19 S Baldazzi vs A Holmsten, 2001
 
Korora: After 138. ♗g7 ♖e8+ 139. ♗f8 ♖d8 is another, instantly lethal zugzwang, as 140. ♔h8, the only move available, enables 140. ...♖xf8#.
 
   Dec-18-19 J Figueroa vs Niloofar Nayab, 2008
 
Korora: Very fitting initials for Black.
 
   Dec-18-19 A Lehtinen vs T Simola, 1995
 
Korora: "My Little Pony/My Little Pony/What will today's adventure be?"
 
   Dec-10-19 De Legal vs Saint Brie, 1750 (replies)
 
Korora: "If he's thinking ahead, he'll see the trap I've set and leave my queen alone, but if he's not, I may just win this game in two moves." -- Atrus, Myst IV: Revelation, in a flashback to a correspondence game. "What kind of a move is that!? You had me, Father, you totally had me! And ...
 
   Dec-03-19 A G Murphy vs C Witte, 1957
 
Korora: <ajile> A measly ♙ for a ♖ in the endgame, and both Black's birdies in a battery barring the e file.
 
   Nov-15-19 G Gundersen vs A H Faul, 1928
 
Korora: Update: Found BattleChess online, set up the position after 12. f5, and played to the end. The game awarded the kill to the ♖.
 
   Nov-10-19 NN vs D Freeman, 2018
 
Korora: I ran through Stockfish (on the 15-minute analysis) possibilities for 23. d3, preventing Black's Queen ♗ from swooping in for the mate, and this is what I got: [DIAGRAM] 1) -16.32 (33 ply) 23...Kd7 24.Kd2 Rc8 25.Rc1 Rxa2 26.d4 Rc4 27.g5 Rxd4+ 28.Ke3 Re4+ 29.Kf3 Be2+ 30.Kg2 ...
 
   Sep-16-19 Sarin Nihal vs E Safarli, 2019 (replies)
 
Korora: Another Agatha Christie pun!
 
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