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Cheapo by the Dozen
Member since Dec-13-13 · Last seen Apr-08-23

My main chess distinction is to have been the worst player in US history to have had the top under-13 rating (I peaked at 1650). This was in 1972. Most of the books in my chess library use English Descriptive Notation; I still am slow at reading algebraic. I've played little chess since 1974.

I wrote a bit of a reminiscence about my era, posted at

   Cheapo by the Dozen has kibitzed 3885 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-29-23 E L Dayton vs F Ouchi, 1952 (replies)
Cheapo by the Dozen: Lying anti-science right-wing garbage is already available many other places. I don't need to see it here too. I'll stay away from chessgames for a while.
   Mar-28-23 A Planinc vs V Kovacevic, 1972 (replies)
Cheapo by the Dozen: I love Tuesdays! Frankly, the last thing I noticed was that Black's queen also guarded the bishop. Until seeing that, I was trying to figure out which order for the first two moves was better. :)
   Mar-27-23 N Dobrev vs M Akil, 1985 (replies)
Cheapo by the Dozen: 22 ... Bb7 was incomprehensibly awful, even without the small matter of hanging a piece. 22 Nh4 had the obvious purpose of a kingside attack, and the c8 bishop was the one piece defending against that.
   Mar-27-23 Schlechter vs Vidmar, 1917 (replies)
Cheapo by the Dozen: Strictly speaking, that's a heavy piece sacrifice on a rook file. Happy Monday!!!
   Mar-25-23 N Yakubboev vs Bluebaum, 2023 (replies)
Cheapo by the Dozen: And of course White sacced a rook too, as part of having his castled position totally demolished. Safe Castle Removal
   Mar-24-23 Staunton vs von der Lasa, 1853
Cheapo by the Dozen: Nice finish.
   Mar-24-23 von der Lasa vs H Caro, 1890
Cheapo by the Dozen: Lasa's last game in the database.
   Mar-24-23 J Mieses vs M Kann, 1885 (replies)
Cheapo by the Dozen: This is one of only three games in the database by Kann, and earlier than any by Caro. It's also Mieses' first game in the database. And it's a game good enough to be puzzle-worthy. Clearly, it's GoTD material. Kann We Introduce Ourselves?
   Mar-23-23 T Lehtimaki vs M Goncalves, 2009 (replies)
Cheapo by the Dozen: Vinicius/Victory is a clever pun idea. I might have tried for a different implementation, however.
   Mar-23-23 N A Legky vs L Totsky, 1995 (replies)
Cheapo by the Dozen: To my taste, what really messes up 32 Rxc5 Rxe5 33 Rc7 try is 32 ... Qxd6. Now the threatened 33 ... Re1+ would be a discovered attack on White's queen. Unfortunately, I didn't see that defense until after checking the solution.
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