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   ComboKal has kibitzed 109 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-17-11 T Gnirk vs N Katte, 2007 (replies)
ComboKal: Did Gnirk miss a forced mate earlier with 34.Re8+? I think I've played out all possible options, but I may have missed something.
   Sep-27-11 T Ernst vs Benjamin, 1990 (replies)
ComboKal: I will expand on the concept of puzzles vs. "real game situations". I know a little about Joel Benjamin because we are the same age and we were both born and raised in New York City. He won the National High School title in 1981. He has quite an impressive resume, which includes ...
   May-03-11 G Bagaturov vs V Cugini, 2007 (replies)
ComboKal: I like to play out these games from the start to see where the mistakes were made. 10...f5 seems to be where things go wrong for Cugini. After the pawn exchange and 12.f5... then the bishop swap, black is a pawn ahead. This is not worth the price of leaving the king wide open and ...
   Jan-26-11 S Mulligan vs D Foord, 2007 (replies)
ComboKal: fxg2 is tempting but Qxh2 works best. Should be a Monday puzzle. Most CGers will see the queen sac right away.
   Nov-10-10 Ljubojevic vs G Tringov, 1972 (replies)
ComboKal: <OBIT> After 42. ..Kh8, then 43.Qd8+ Kg7 44.Qe7+ (instead of Qxd7+) and no matter what the black king does now, there is no way to stop the mate after 45.Rf2 (I think?)
   Oct-27-10 H D Mueller vs A van Weersel, 2001 (replies)
ComboKal: <TheBish> <This took me about two minutes to see, while watching the Nova special on the Chilean miners rescue.> I watched the Nova special too. Still gives me goose bumps to see the miners get rescued. Hey, it reminds me of my chess games. Plan A, B, and C, and they ...
   Oct-11-10 V Vepkhvishvili vs D Magalashvili, 1966 (replies)
ComboKal: This puzzle should have started after <17. ..c6>. It would have been a little more challenging to find the smothered mate at that position. White must maneuver his knight to h6 with a couple of forcing checks.
   Apr-19-10 H Hallmann vs W Schneider, 1931 (replies)
ComboKal: A quick smothered mate with <12.Qg8+>. It does not matter if the queen is taken with the rook or knight. <13.Nf7#>. This puzzle should start with <11.?>
   Apr-18-10 Marshall vs Kupchik, 1913 (replies)
ComboKal: <dzechiel> I see your point. After <29.Rdd8, f5 30.Rh8+...>, black gets out of it with <30. ...Kg7 31.Rcg8+, Kf6 32.Rxh6+, Rg6!!> and that's the end of that!
   Apr-13-10 Smyslov vs Boleslavsky, 1941 (replies)
ComboKal: I did not get this right away. I ignored <Bc1> at first glance because of <...Re1+>, thinking I would lose the bishop. It was only when I came back and explored it further that I realized the black rook is guarding against the mate. In a blitz game I would have missed ...
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