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Member since May-20-03 · Last seen Feb-12-23
A former class A player over 25 years ago, I'm returning to studying chess as a hobby in retirement. Spending more time on end games and middle game tactics than openings now. I may try playing in tournaments again later, but for now I like the challenge of analyzing and trying to understand the subtlties of strong Master games.
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   patzer2 has kibitzed 16998 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-28-22 Khalifman vs Leko, 2000
patzer2: In the current, chessable version of Dvorestsky's endgame manual (11-45), 56...h5! is called a "study like salvation" as "all other moves lose." If 56...Kxh7??, then 57. Kf7 +-. If 56...Bxh4, then 57. If 56...Be3 57. Kf6! +-. The brilliant follow-up 57...Bf6!! is another only move, ...
   Nov-27-21 Nepomniachtchi vs Carlsen, 2021 (replies)
patzer2: <cro777> Excellent commentary on Carlsen's opening choice for game 1. Also appreciate you providing Caruanna's explanation of Nepo's strong move 14. Kf1! at Korneev vs I A Nataf, 2006 . It appears both players were well prepared for this rarely played opening line.
   Aug-05-21 A H Williams vs A Kosten, 1982 (replies)
patzer2: White's decisive mistake was 21. Nf2?, allowing <21...Qg5! -+> with mate in four to follow. Thanks for the correction <chrisowen>.
   Jan-01-20 Flohr vs I Koenig, 1929 (replies)
patzer2: <SpamIAm> After 21...Nxd5 22. Qg4+ Kb8 23. cxd5 e3 ∓ to -+ (-2.00 @ 21 ply, Stockfish 9 analysis of move 24.? ) Black wins the piece back with near decisive advantage.
   Dec-29-19 J Rukavina vs Z Topalovic, 2001 (replies)
patzer2: Now 74...Ke5! -+ would have given Black the win.
   Dec-29-19 Nisipeanu vs A Florean, 1995 (replies)
patzer2: Early in the opening, instead of 4...Be7, I prefer the slightly more popular move 4...dxe4 as in Black's win in E de Haan vs A Donchenko, 2019 . If Black must play 4...Be7, then after 5. e5 Nfd7 6. h4, instead of 6...a6 7. Qg4 ⩲, I prefer 6...Bxg5 7. hxg5 Qxg5 = with dynamic ...
   Dec-27-19 A Lastin vs Bareev, 2004 (replies)
patzer2: <Jimfromprovidence> After 21...Rh3, Stockfish 10 @ 34 ply gives 21...Rh3 22. Kg2 e4 23. Bf4 exf3+ 24. Qxf3 Bc6 25. Bxc7 Bxf3+ 26. Kxf3 Kxc7 27. Rxd8 Kxd8 28. Bxf7 ± (+1.37 @ 34 ply, Stockfish 10). White winds up with an extra pawn and a slightly better position in this ...
   Dec-26-19 Svidler vs Adams, 2000 (replies)
patzer2: Tough Thursday (28. ?) puzzle! In attempt to solve it, I failed to see White's clever idea of exploiting the weak Black Bishop (pinned to the fourth rank) with 29. Rxe5! g6 (29...Bxe5 30. Rh4+ Kg8 31. Bb3+ Kg8 31. Rh8+ -+) 30. Re4! +- (+7.73 @ 32 ply, Stockfish 10). The best ...
   Dec-26-19 Gavrikov vs A Vitolinsh, 1982 (replies)
patzer2: <Random Visitor> Thanks for the deep analysis of the White improvements 15. Bb4! ± to +-, 16. Bd3 ± and 17. Nd2 =. P.S.: I went over the game with my daughter last night, including your improvement 15. Bb4! I told her I greatly appreciate your deep analysis on ...
   Dec-24-19 H Wernich vs J Mason, 1876
patzer2: Oops! It's not quite equal after 23. Qc4 c5 24. Qf1 Ne4! ∓, but it's still better than losing on the spot with 23. Bc4? Qc6 -+. For a fully level position, White needs to go back one move and play 22. R(b)d1 =.
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