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Cheapo by the Dozen
Member since Dec-13-13 · Last seen Nov-30-21

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 3240 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-30-21 Chiburdanidze vs Goldin, 1989 (replies)
Cheapo by the Dozen: Heavy-piece sacrifice on the h-file -- classic Monday-level puzzle. Monday and Tuesday got reversed this week.
   Nov-29-21 L'Ami vs Van Wely, 2010 (replies)
Cheapo by the Dozen: That was fun and different. Thanks!
   Nov-29-21 I Madl vs Julia Horvath, 1999 (replies)
Cheapo by the Dozen: More like a Tuesday puzzle -- but I love Tuesdays!
   Nov-28-21 Saidy vs J Becerra Rivero, 2005 (replies)
Cheapo by the Dozen: I stopped after seeing 26 ... Qh1, which also wins big.
   Nov-27-21 S Prokofiev vs D Oistrakh, 1937
Cheapo by the Dozen: This "video" of a recording of Oistrakh playing the less famous of Prokofiev's violin concertos features a chess picture.
   Nov-24-21 Kogan vs Paunovic, 2010 (replies)
Cheapo by the Dozen: I actually never saw the mating knight sacrifice, because I first found the material-winning line: 32 ...Kh7 33. Qg6+ Kg8 34. gxf8=Q+ Kxf8 35. Rc8+
   Nov-19-21 M Palac vs Indjic, 2013 (replies)
Cheapo by the Dozen: I too made the mistake of going with the game move.
   Nov-18-21 A Zatonskih vs G Kacheishvili, 2011 (replies)
Cheapo by the Dozen: I went with 32 ... Ne1, which also works.
   Nov-17-21 N Crickmore vs M Pein, 2019
Cheapo by the Dozen: If Crickmore is to have a "pain in the neck" pun, this should probably be the game.
   Nov-17-21 Van Wely vs Carlsen, 2006
Cheapo by the Dozen: Trivia: Supposedly "Here's looking at you, kid" was either an ad lib or close to it, having started as something Bogart said to Bergman during poker games.
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