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Member since Feb-17-09 · Last seen Jul-21-19
My name is David Ewing. I am retired, living in rural France. I used to play club chess in England until 1993/1994. I started playing Internet chess in 2009 hence my handle.

Currently I play regularly on as DavidMMIX, and occasionally on the Free Internet Chess Server and on Chesscube (same handle). Please feel free to message me in my forum if you would like a game, or email me at France is 1 hour earlier than UK time and 4 hours later than US Eastern Standard Time. Over the board, I play for Montbron chess club (echecs):

When I joined my first act was to look up games with the NN vs P ending, which has interested me for a long time. I have moved material on the NN v P ending to David2009 chessforum (kibitz #26) I have now widened my interests to endings in general.

User profile edited March 2014 (previously November 2009).

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   David2009 has kibitzed 1941 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Aug-08-17 Perigal / Pulling vs W M Popert, 1840
David2009: Here's the position before White sacrifices the exchange: [DIAGRAM] The game continued 16. Rxe6+ fxe6 17. Ne5 Qc8 18. Re1 when Black blundered badly with 18...Nd5? allowing 19.Nxd5 opening up lines for attack. Crafty End Game Trainer defends with a6 or a5 and I can't find a win.
   Jul-25-17 Blydenstein vs Zukertort, 1874
David2009: This is a very lively game. Black plays a favourable (for him) variation of the Compromised Defence (with the WB posted on a3 rather than on g5). Thus 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. b4 Bxb4 5. c3 Ba5 6. d4 exd4 7. O-O dxc3 8. Ba3 Qf6 (instead of the main line 8.Qb3 Qf6 9.Bg5). ...
   Jul-14-17 Kasparov vs Anand, 1995 (replies)
David2009: Thanks <Whitemouse>! I agree: 25...Rd8 26.Bf3! seems to win material. How about 25...Qd7 instead? [DIAGRAM] I have analysed 26.Bb5 but looks like Black survives (just) for example 26.Bb5 Qxb5 27.Qxe6+ Kg7 28.Nd5 Re8 [DIAGRAM] Now 29.Qxf6+ Kg8 is unclear, which leaves
   Jul-13-17 morfishine chessforum (replies)
   Apr-03-17 Anand vs D Anton Guijarro, 2016
David2009: Anand vs D Anton Guijarro, 2016 Here's the position at move 68 with White to play: [DIAGRAM] Did Black resign too soon? Probably not. Here's a link to Crafty End Game Trainer, a robot to play out the final position
   Apr-02-17 David2009 chessforum (replies)
David2009: Triumph and disaster: EWING-LARAND 2017 Last weekend I played in an exhausting but very enjoyable five-round weekend amateur tournament (under-2200 FiDE). I am 74 which means that fatigue has to be managed. This are for me to know and my opponents to find out. I can't complain: ...
   Mar-04-17 Fischer vs Najdorf, 1962 (replies)
David2009: The critical position in Fischer vs Najdorf, 1962 was: [DIAGRAM] Now 12...Bxg2 busts White e.g. 13.Qa4+ Nd7 14.Nc6 Qc8 [DIAGRAM] and if 15.Kxg2 Rg8+ 16.Kh1 dxc4 etc There's a video link by Mato Jelic explaining all this: The ...
   Jan-28-17 Carlsen vs C Li, 2015 (replies)
David2009: Carlsen vs Li Chao 2015, POTD 2017-01-28: [DIAGRAM] I seem to have lost the plot. What happens after 24.e6 threatening Nxg6+ as well as exf7. What have I missed? For example 24.e6 Qf6 25.Nxg6+ Ke8 26.Qg8+ Bf8 ... AHA! 24...Bxe6 and Black survives. Egg on my face! This explains
   Dec-01-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
David2009: Was there really a White win at move 73 (<SallySimpson>)? [DIAGRAM] Carlsen-Karjakin 73? I have set it up in Crafty End Game Trainer: and the robot defends stoutly: e.g. 73.Be6+ Kh8 74.Bf8 f5! 75.gxf5 h5! and I can't make progress. ...
   Dec-01-16 D E Cori Tello vs D Real Pereyra, 2016 (replies)
David2009: D E Cori Tello vs D Real Pereyra, 2016 White 35? [DIAGRAM] I couldn't solve it (the morning after the world championship before) so I looked it up. After 35.Rxf7 Bd6! postpones defeat by giving back a piece. Crafty End Game Trainer link: . ...
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