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Member since Jan-09-20 · Last seen Oct-19-21
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 1542 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-19-21 Barbero vs Larsen, 1991
Brenin: <al wazir>: Did you mean 33 Rh3 ? That seems work as well as 33 Ng6+.
   Oct-19-21 Ronald Thomas vs R J Waters, 1968
Brenin: Roger Waters of Pink Floyd is G. R. Waters, not R. J.
   Oct-18-21 John L Watson
Brenin: <DanQuigley>: In fact, it would have been possible for someone born in late 1951 to have played in the 1966 Under-14 Championship, since the Under-n tournament was (and maybe still is) open to those whose age (in whole years) was at most n. For example, in 1967, aged 21, I ...
   Oct-18-21 J L Watson vs S Cronick, 1966 (replies)
Brenin: Double checks are so satisfying to inflict on your opponent: here 18 Rxe7+ and 19 Qf7 mate.
   Oct-17-21 Keres vs A Sakovski, 1936 (replies)
Brenin: <Phony Benoni>: I believe that the Slovenian for "chess" is "šah". I don't understand the pun (if it is one), but I greatly enjoyed playing through the game.
   Oct-17-21 Axel Smith vs Jansa, 2009 (replies)
Brenin: Once again, a POTD in which the first few moves are fairly obvious: 19 Bxh7+, and if Kxh7 then 20 g6+, e.g. fxg6 21 hxg6+ Kg8 22 Rh8+ Kxh8 23 Qh6+ Kg8 24 Qh7+ Kf8 25 Qh8 mate. If 21 ... Kxg6 then 22 Rdg1+ Kf7 (Kh5 23 Rh5+ with mate) 23 Rh7 looks good for White, but much less ...
   Oct-16-21 D Rombaldoni vs Iturrizaga Bonelli, 2008 (replies)
Brenin: 17 Nxd6 Qxd6 18 e5 is easy to see, but wouldn't 18 ... Qd7, avoiding the pin on the N on f6, have been better a defence for Black, e.g. 19 Bxa6 Nxa6 20 exf6 Bh8 ? Enduring a P on f6 is uncomfortable for Black, but having a B there, as in the game, proved to be much worse.
   Oct-15-21 Morozevich vs Leko, 2012 (replies)
Brenin: <saturn2>: It may be that Qg7 is <inappropriate because of Bxc6>, but does Black have any reasonable alternatives? He might try to remove his Q from the firing line of the 7th rank (the threat is 28 Qh8+ Kf7 29 Rh7+ Nxh7 30 Qxh7+ Kf8 31 Qxc7) with a tempo by means of 27 ...
   Oct-15-21 A Dueckstein vs Botvinnik, 1958 (replies)
Brenin: A fine win, to go along with victories over Euwe and Spassky.
   Oct-14-21 Suetin vs T Oim, 1972 (replies)
Brenin: Thanks, <Atking>: after 23 bxc6 Re2 24 Bxd5+ Kf8 25 h3 Bxh3 26 Bf3 Bxf1 27 Bxh5 Rxd2 28 Kxf1 Rxb2 29 Rxa6 White has R+B+5P vs R+B+3P, and despite the opposite-coloured Bs the passed c- and d-pawns give him a clear win.
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