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Alex Schindler
Member since Nov-18-14 · Last seen Sep-26-21
Brooklyn born and raised.

Trusts & estates lawyer, ratingless and probably won't have time to get a tournament rating til I retire. If I had to estimate where I'd fall, I'd say ~1900 based on my games and the informal ones I used to play at Washington Square Park.

Here to learn from the kibitz section and the great masters whose games are preserved for posterity. A big fan of the guess the move resource as well.

Favorite players are Tal, Nezhmetdinov, Fischer, Kupreichik, Gulko, Bronstein, Polgar, Kasparov, Morphy, Pillsbury... Well, for the most part that tells you what I'm into. Full Member

   Alex Schindler has kibitzed 172 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-06-20 Fischer vs Spassky, 1992
Alex Schindler: for all the conversation about Fischer's 40 Nh4!?, I cant for the life of me see why it's better than Qd4+, the move everyone expected, if Spassky finds Nf8 in response to the former. Are we so sure that was even a good move without the benefit of hindsight? I just checked ...
   Nov-23-20 Tal vs Sviridov, 1969 (replies)
Alex Schindler: I just laughed playing through this because I knew exactly what was about to happen. and it's beautiful but feels almost silly.
   Nov-19-20 Gambit Tiger (Computer)
Alex Schindler: Was hoping to find the notorious ICC games of "Guest71" here :)
   Oct-10-20 K Honfi vs Barczay, 1977
Alex Schindler: wow this was a tough one. it's completely logical once you start thinking "if only that pawn weren't on b2" but the full sequence doesn't easily appear on one's radar.
   Oct-06-20 J Penrose vs Tal, 1960 (replies)
Alex Schindler: I figured we'd at least get a GOTD if not player when the guy's brother just won a Nobel Prize! Interestingly, Roger Penrose also composes chess problems, and has taken a liking to bizarre positions that any decent human can solve instantly but powerful engines get badly ...
   Sep-04-20 D Dvirnyy vs Shirov, 2020 (replies)
Alex Schindler: This is my pick for game of the year. the line Luzhin identified with that absolutely stunning Nc5!! idea... to see that at the beginning of the queen sac combination is, well, Shirovian.
   Aug-21-20 A Moiseenko vs K Korley, 2019
Alex Schindler: that 19Re5 is magnificent. not sure it's even the best move in the position, but it must be psychologically devastating because it's certainly keeps the pressure up and probably isn't expected. this whole line is awesome. thanks for the Eric Rosen game, that was very ...
   Aug-12-20 McShane vs D Howell, 2017 (replies)
Alex Schindler: lol this is like a puzzle of the day, an all-check mate in 4 with a forcing rook sac begging to be analyzed as first candidate move? not that I'm complaining, maybe I'll get a whole week right for a change.
   Aug-10-20 Estrin vs B Katalymov, 1969 (replies)
Alex Schindler: free rook & simplification. Not bad for a Monday's work
   Aug-10-20 Carlsen vs Vitiugov, 2020
Alex Schindler: weird resign. sure it looks easy for white, and sure black had had a terrible tournament while white was on fire, but that's no excuse for cowardly play. the winning lines for white are not concrete yet.
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