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Member since Jan-09-20 · Last seen Sep-27-23
I'm a semi-retired mathematician, born in Cardiff and living in Southampton UK. I played a lot as a student, coming second in the 1967 Welsh Senior and British Junior (under-21) Championships. After a long career-and-family break from chess I started playing again in 2011, mainly in the local Southampton league, but occasionally in international team tournaments on lower boards for England Seniors. My FIDE rating is 1926.

   Brenin has kibitzed 3366 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-27-23 Bogoljubov vs Reti, 1923 (replies)
Brenin: 36 ... Bxg2+ 37 Rxg2 Ra1+ 38 Rg1 (Bb1 or Bf1 are useless) Qb7+ 39 e4 Rxg1+ 40 Kxg1 Rxd4 followed by Qxb4 leaves Black the exchange up.
   Sep-26-23 A Steinkuehler vs Blackburne, 1863 (replies)
Brenin: After a minute trying to deflect the White B from the long diagonal I found 20 ... Qg1+ 21 Rxg1 Nf2+ 22 Kg2 Bh3, and realised that this was mate.
   Sep-25-23 A Potapov vs V Karlik, 2002 (replies)
Brenin: 38 Rxh7+ Kxh7 39 Qxf6 Kg8 (maybe 39 Nd8 is better) 40 Be6, threatening exchanges on f7 and then c7 and c8=Q. If 40 ... Rb8 then 41 Qxg6+ Kf8 42 Bxf7 Qxf7 43 Qxd6+ and 44 Qxb8. If 40 ... Ra4 then 41 Nc4 Ra7 (or Ra8) 42 Nxd6 Qxd6 43 Bxf7+. What else does Black have?
   Sep-25-23 A Manea vs C Nanu, 2001 (replies)
Brenin: The shadow boxing in this game, from move 20 onwards, all for the sake of Black's h-pawn, is quite amusing. It is repeated around moves 32-34, this time with Black leading. At move 28, with the Black R on d3 attacked by the K on e2, and defended only by the N on c5, how did White ...
   Sep-24-23 C Carls vs H Johner, 1927 (replies)
Brenin: The alignment of White R and Black K and Q on the e-file suggests 17 Nxe5 dxe5 18 d6 Bxf5 (18 ... Qd8 19 Rxe5+, or 18 ... Qf6 19 Bxd7+ Nxd7 20 Qe4) 19 Qxf5 Qd7 20 Qxe5+ Kd8. Here I think I would have played 21 Qd5 rather than b4, e.g. 21 ... Nc6 22 Re7.
   Sep-23-23 O Roething vs Marshall, 1900 (replies)
Brenin: 35 ... Rxg1+ 36 Kxg1 Ne2+ 37 Kh1 (37 Kf1 Bh3+ 38 Ng2 Bxg2+ 39 Ke1 Bxe3 40 fxe3 Nxc3, followed by Ne4 and advance of the f-pawn) Bxe3 38 fxe3 Be4 as in the game.
   Sep-21-23 P Johner vs F D Rosebault, 1910 (replies)
Brenin: 22 Re5!, threatening 23 Bxf8+ gxh5 24 Rxh5 mate, and if 22 ... gxh5 then 23 Rg4 and 24 Bg7 mate.
   Sep-20-23 A Antunes vs A Bejaoui, 1997 (replies)
Brenin: I saw 19 Nc6, and expected 19 ... bxc6 20 Rxb8 Bxc3 21 Qxc3 with a moderate advantage to White, but not a clear win. Black's 19 ... Bxc3 20 Nxe7+ Kg7 21 Qxc3+ f6 22 Qxc5 simply loses a piece. With the Black Q on b4, why didn't White play 18 Nxg6? If 18 ... fxg6 then 19 Bxg7, ...
   Sep-20-23 J Mason vs F Perrin, 1873 (replies)
Brenin: I chose 20 Rxd5+ Kxd5 21 Qd3+ Ke6 22 Qd7 mate, overlooking 21 ... Bd4+ 22 cxd4, which still wins for White, e.g. 22 ... c4 23 Rb5+ Ke6 24 Qe4+ and mate in a few moves.
   Sep-19-23 A Needleman vs A Cordero, 2003 (replies)
Brenin: OTB I'd go for the quick, clean kill 44 Rd8+, 45 Bg5+ and 46 Qxe4: Black's moves are forced and he immediately loses his most active piece. In <mel gibson>'s Stockfish line 44 Bg5 Qa8 45 Qd4 Be7 46 Bxe7 Rxh6 Black is threatening mate on h1, forcing 47 Bh4; I'd need to be very ...
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