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Geronimo
Member since May-19-04 · Last seen Jan-26-22
No rating, but my work took me away from OTB for several years, and I'm trying to get back to my earlier strength now. I open 1.d4 a lot, but have been working on main 1.e4 lines lately. I really enjoy playing the French against 1.e4. It's been hard to find chess players in my line of work Loves: Blackburne, Capablanca, Tal, Ivanchuk, etc. but nobody is "favorite".
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   Geronimo has kibitzed 827 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Dec-05-18 Beliavsky vs R Roskar, 2008
 
Geronimo: Such elegance! This is a lovely mate.
 
   Jul-17-18 Rotstein vs Y Gonzalez Vidal, 2005 (replies)
 
Geronimo: Forced moves. The natural instinct to avoid losing too much material may kick in, but black is cooked by the rook coordination. Keep hitting h7 indeed.
 
   Apr-05-18 Y Afek vs Psakhis, 1990 (replies)
 
Geronimo: Beautiful puzzle! I found the first two moves but didn’t foresee the counterplay and the extent of black’s weak back rank. Such a harmonious position though, with all black’s pieces working perfectly together.
 
   Mar-21-18 Karjakin vs D Frolyanov, 2013 (replies)
 
Geronimo: Fun little puzzle, but a bit easy for a Wednesday.
 
   Mar-09-18 Fischer vs S Schweber, 1970 (replies)
 
Geronimo: There are times when I’ve been particularly rigorous about tactical studies (by my standard, that is, not by the Russian School’s, eg) and I’m pushing up my strength, and I get a slight glimpse of what it would be like to be, say 100 or 200 points stronger, or even (I ...
 
   Feb-26-18 K Zakoscielna vs K Bulski, 2008 (replies)
 
Geronimo: What do people think about 41.Kb1? Is this the « quiet move » that allows for the fatal combination? Fun Monday puzzle in any case.
 
   Feb-08-18 Csom vs Yusupov, 1982 (replies)
 
Geronimo: I could see as far as 43...Qf6 on the text moves, but only count a half-point for this elegant puzzle, as I didn’t even consider the alternative line 41. Rxd4 Rxd6 42. Qxd6 exd4. Also, 44. e7 is a beautiful move, and better than recapturing the rook on f7, which I probably would ...
 
   Jan-29-18 Ivanchuk vs Legky, 1987 (replies)
 
Geronimo: Not only a fun Monday, but a beautiful game. Ivanchuk delivers a masterclass in positioning and using his knight against black’s pawns, then exploits his opponent’s weakened defenses to force a Q v. RR endgame and an elegant finish.
 
   Jan-17-18 E Blomqvist vs E Romanov, 2016 (replies)
 
Geronimo: Like <Mayankk> said, this one gets trickier the further you look into covering all the forcing moves. Intuitive, yes, but I got it with a guess without doing the hard calculations that would inspire confidence in a real life setting. Nice puzzle, CG.
 
   Nov-25-17 Kramnik vs Bruzon Batista, 2006 (replies)
 
Geronimo: A bit easy for a Saturday, but I still didn't get it. I'll give myself a quarter-point though for spotting the first move and important a2-g8 diagonal step. I also spotted how e6 would be the key to this, but I wouldn't have got all the way through it over the board.
 
   May-13-17 M Massironi vs F Stips, 2007 (replies)
   Apr-08-17 Kuzmin vs Groszpeter, 1990 (replies)
   Mar-31-17 Mamedyarov vs A Timofeev, 2004 (replies)
   Mar-22-17 R Polaczek vs A Antoniou, 2007 (replies)
   Mar-20-17 D B C Prasad vs V Samolins, 2017 (replies)
   Mar-08-17 I Cheparinov vs Pelletier, 2007 (replies)
   Mar-01-17 Korotylev vs Mamedyarov, 2007 (replies)
   Feb-02-17 P Danenhower vs Spassky, 1971 (replies)
   Jan-05-17 Vasyl Ivanchuk (replies)
   Jan-05-17 chancho chessforum (replies)
   Dec-24-16 Domdaniel chessforum (replies)
   Dec-17-16 G Gottardi vs R Reynolds, 1996 (replies)
   Nov-28-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-26-16 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-24-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-23-16 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-09-16 Korchnoi vs P Bakker, 1976 (replies)
   Sep-13-16 Caruana vs Bareev, 2016 (replies)
   Aug-30-16 Navara vs B Michiels, 2015 (replies)
   Aug-19-16 F Rakotomaharo vs A L'Ami, 2015 (replies)
   Aug-12-16 Burke vs S Arun Prasad, 2015 (replies)
   Aug-02-16 V Stepovoj vs E Chasovnikova, 1996 (replies)
   Jun-17-16 Berthold Koch (replies)
   Jun-17-16 B Koch vs H Nowarra, 1938 (replies)
   Jun-10-16 Caissanist chessforum (replies)
   Jun-07-16 Viktor Korchnoi (replies)
   Jun-01-16 Bellon Lopez vs N Padevsky, 1972 (replies)
   May-21-16 Saidy vs Suttles, 1966 (replies)
   May-21-16 Geronimo chessforum
   Apr-04-16 F Garcia Lechugo vs L Elamri, 2004 (replies)
   Dec-31-15 M Chakravarthi Reddy vs G Mejia, 2014 (replies)
   Jul-15-15 M Melgosa vs O H Castro Rojas, 1999 (replies)
   Jun-19-15 V Malakhov vs G Sargissian, 2005 (replies)
   May-14-15 Caruana vs Dominguez Perez, 2015 (replies)
   Apr-22-15 jessicafischerqueen chessforum (replies)
   Apr-21-15 Z Almasi vs Korchnoi, 1996 (replies)
   Apr-09-15 H Seyboth vs Luetze, 1902 (replies)
   Apr-03-15 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
   Apr-03-15 Hikaru Nakamura (replies)
   Apr-03-15 Fabiano Caruana (replies)
   Apr-03-15 Travis Bickle chessforum (replies)
   Mar-31-15 E O Rodriguez vs M Sana, 2009 (replies)
   Mar-16-15 Steinitz vs J B Brockenbrough, 1885 (replies)
   Mar-10-15 M Ujtelky vs Taimanov, 1965 (replies)
   Feb-21-15 Alekhine vs Colle, 1925 (replies)
   Feb-07-15 Harikrishna vs Nakamura, 2014 (replies)
   Feb-04-15 Ivanchuk vs Jobava, 2015 (replies)
   Dec-20-14 S Del Rio Angelis vs B Olape, 2004 (replies)
   Nov-23-14 Timman vs Salov, 1991 (replies)
   Oct-11-14 A S Hagen vs K Szabo, 2012 (replies)
   Nov-13-13 Anand vs Carlsen, 2013 (replies)
   Apr-28-13 Alekhine Memorial (2013) (replies)
   Apr-12-13 Fischer vs J Sherwin, 1957 (replies)
   Apr-12-13 Adams vs Kasparov, 2005 (replies)
   Apr-11-13 Euwe vs Saemisch, 1925
   Apr-11-13 Kasparov vs Seirawan, 1996 (replies)
   Apr-01-13 World Championship Candidates (2013) (replies)
   Mar-29-13 Carlsen vs Ivanchuk, 2013 (replies)
   Mar-27-13 Tseshkovsky vs B Itkis, 1983 (replies)
   Mar-26-13 Ivanchuk vs Radjabov, 2013 (replies)
   Mar-26-13 Svidler vs Grischuk, 2013 (replies)
   Mar-25-13 Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2013 (replies)
   Mar-20-13 whiteshark chessforum (replies)
   Mar-20-13 Ivanchuk vs Carlsen, 2013 (replies)
   Mar-19-13 Radjabov vs Kramnik, 2013 (replies)
   Mar-19-13 Gelfand vs Ivanchuk, 2013 (replies)
   Sep-28-11 Grand Slam Chess Final (2011) (replies)
   Jan-06-11 T L Petrosian vs H Simonian, 2008 (replies)
   Dec-06-10 Odd Lie (replies)
   Jun-25-09 Ivanchuk vs Morozevich, 1996 (replies)
   Jun-25-09 Fischer vs U Geller, 1968 (replies)
   May-31-09 Shirov vs Fressinet, 2004 (replies)
   May-30-09 ChessBookForum chessforum (replies)
   May-30-09 P Nikolic vs Korchnoi, 1987 (replies)
   May-29-09 A Bykhovsky vs D Oltean, 1990 (replies)
   May-27-09 M Apicella vs C Bauer, 2003 (replies)
   May-23-09 M-Tel Masters (2009) (replies)
   May-12-09 A Reggio vs Chigorin, 1901 (replies)
   Mar-28-09 D Ciuksyte vs Golod, 2003 (replies)
   Mar-22-09 Sadler vs Pelletier, 2003 (replies)
   Mar-18-09 Smeets vs Le Quang Liem, 2008 (replies)
   Mar-17-09 E Walther vs Tal, 1966 (replies)
   Mar-13-09 Tarrasch vs Steinitz, 1898 (replies)
   Mar-05-09 Linares (2009) (replies)
   Mar-05-09 Carlsen vs Grischuk, 2009 (replies)
   Mar-03-09 Kolisch vs Loyd, 1867 (replies)
   Mar-02-09 Grischuk vs Ivanchuk, 2009 (replies)
   Mar-01-09 Dominguez Perez vs Carlsen, 2009 (replies)
   Mar-01-09 Ivanchuk vs Radjabov, 2009 (replies)
   Mar-01-09 Wang Yue vs Grischuk, 2009 (replies)
   Mar-01-09 Etienne Bacrot (replies)
   Feb-26-09 Ulf Hammarstrom (replies)
   Feb-26-09 Topalov vs Kamsky, 2009 (replies)
   Feb-24-09 Kamsky vs Topalov, 2009 (replies)
   Feb-23-09 Topalov vs Kamsky, 2009 (replies)
   Feb-22-09 Ivanchuk vs Grischuk, 2009 (replies)
   Feb-22-09 Vyzmanavin vs Ehlvest, 1984 (replies)
   Feb-21-09 Kamsky vs Topalov, 2009 (replies)
   Feb-20-09 Radjabov vs Ivanchuk, 2009
   Feb-18-09 Topalov - Kamsky Candidates Final (2009) (replies)
   Feb-14-09 Vladimir Kramnik (replies)
   Feb-12-09 Topalov vs Radjabov, 2008
   Feb-12-09 Garry Kasparov (replies)
   Feb-12-09 Bacrot vs Leko, 2008 (replies)
   Feb-07-09 Nigel Short (replies)
   Feb-07-09 Janowski vs Lasker, 1904 (replies)
   Feb-06-09 Mate of the King (2009) (replies)
   Feb-04-09 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
   Feb-01-09 Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1927 (replies)
   Feb-01-09 Wang Yue vs Carlsen, 2009 (replies)
   Feb-01-09 Corus Group A (2009) (replies)
   Jan-31-09 Aronian vs Morozevich, 2009 (replies)
   Jan-30-09 Kamsky vs Karjakin, 2009 (replies)
   Jan-18-09 Morozevich vs Van Wely, 2009 (replies)
   Jan-18-09 Smeets vs Karjakin, 2009 (replies)
   Dec-01-08 Mikhail Tal (replies)
   Nov-15-08 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (replies)
   Nov-15-08 Vachier-Lagrave vs A David, 2004 (replies)
   Nov-06-08 Oll vs Shaked, 1997 (replies)
   Oct-07-08 Karpov vs Unzicker, 1974 (replies)
   Oct-03-08 Forintos vs V Tomovic, 1957 (replies)
   Oct-01-08 Evans vs Bisguier, 1958 (replies)
   Sep-27-08 Wang Hao vs Jakovenko, 2008
   Sep-26-08 Alekhine vs Golombek, 1938 (replies)
   Sep-25-08 Ivkov vs R Garcia, 1964 (replies)
   Sep-15-08 Negi vs Hebden, 2005 (replies)
   Sep-13-08 Topalov vs Ivanchuk, 2008 (replies)
   Sep-12-08 Ivanchuk vs Aronian, 2008 (replies)
   Sep-11-08 Grand Slam Chess Final (2008) (replies)
   Sep-10-08 Anand vs Aronian, 2008 (replies)
   Sep-10-08 Topalov vs Carlsen, 2008 (replies)
   Sep-09-08 Carlsen vs Ivanchuk, 2008 (replies)
   Sep-08-08 Topalov vs Radjabov, 2008 (replies)
   Sep-08-08 Carlsen vs Aronian, 2008 (replies)
   Sep-06-08 Ivanchuk vs Topalov, 2008 (replies)
   Sep-06-08 Azmaiparashvili vs J Ye, 1988 (replies)
   Sep-05-08 Carlsen vs Radjabov, 2008 (replies)
   Sep-04-08 Carlsen vs Topalov, 2008 (replies)
   Sep-03-08 Ivanchuk vs Carlsen, 2008 (replies)
   Sep-02-08 Anand vs Ivanchuk, 2008 (replies)
   Sep-02-08 S Williams vs Hebden, 2006 (replies)
   Sep-01-08 Mikhail Chigorin (replies)
   Aug-31-08 Y Troinov vs L Popov, 1962 (replies)
   Aug-14-08 Winawer vs Chigorin, 1882 (replies)
   Aug-12-08 G A Thomas vs Colle, 1925 (replies)
   Aug-10-08 I Ivanov vs Tseshkovsky, 1977 (replies)
   Aug-08-08 Nasruddin Hodja chessforum (replies)
   Aug-01-08 brankat chessforum (replies)
   Jul-31-08 Leinier Dominguez Perez (replies)
   Jul-29-08 Kotronias vs D King, 1990 (replies)
   Jul-28-08 Carlsen vs E Alekseev, 2008 (replies)
   Jul-28-08 Susan Polgar vs J Arnason, 1989 (replies)
   Jul-26-08 Napoleon Bonaparte (replies)
   Jul-26-08 Pelletier vs Carlsen, 2008 (replies)
   Jul-25-08 notyetagm chessforum (replies)
   Jul-25-08 Topalov vs Ivanchuk, 2008 (replies)
   Jul-20-08 Carlsen vs Pelletier, 2008 (replies)
   Jul-17-08 J Durao vs H Catozzi, 1957 (replies)
   May-31-08 Chernin vs Polgar, 1990 (replies)
   Feb-13-08 Petrosian vs Fischer, 1958 (replies)
   Feb-13-08 tamar chessforum (replies)
   Jan-21-08 Anna Rudolf (replies)
   Jan-19-08 Topalov vs Carlsen, 2008 (replies)
   Nov-27-07 P Chan vs Wu Kaiyu, 2001 (replies)
   Nov-26-07 Vaganian vs Karpov, 1970 (replies)
   Nov-26-07 Rafael Vaganian (replies)
   Nov-11-07 dzechiel chessforum (replies)
   Nov-09-07 A Bannik vs Bronstein, 1958 (replies)
   Oct-01-07 O Klimenko vs A Ermolaev, 2002
   Sep-28-07 Koltanowski vs H Bogart, 1952 (replies)
   Sep-18-07 P Roth vs G Rajna, 1975 (replies)
   Aug-10-07 Huzman vs Dreev, 1987 (replies)
   Jul-07-07 D Krumpacnik vs Khmelnitsky, 1990
   Feb-25-07 Gelfand vs Shirov, 1998 (replies)
   Oct-13-05 Kasimdzhanov vs Topalov, 2005 (replies)
   Sep-02-05 E Walther vs Tal, 1959 (replies)
   Jun-25-05 Spassky vs N Rashkovsky, 1973 (replies)
   Mar-14-05 I Rogers vs Z Klaric, 1984 (replies)
   Mar-01-05 Tal vs Benko, 1959 (replies)
   Feb-19-05 O Bernstein vs Kotov, 1946 (replies)
   Oct-15-04 A Lastin vs Bareev, 2004 (replies)
   Oct-07-04 Reti vs S von Freymann, 1912 (replies)
   Sep-25-04 Leko vs Kramnik, 2004 (replies)
   Sep-22-04 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
   Sep-13-04 Kasperski vs I Mazel, 1925 (replies)
   Sep-09-04 Karpov vs Csom, 1977 (replies)
   Aug-04-04 Blackburne vs F J Lee, 1890
   Aug-04-04 Tolush vs Simagin, 1952 (replies)
   Jul-20-04 M Richardson vs Nakamura, 2002 (replies)
   Jul-16-04 I Abraham vs G Janny, 1923 (replies)
   Jul-16-04 Euwe vs Keres, 1948 (replies)
   Jul-15-04 Rustam Kasimdzhanov (replies)
   Jul-15-04 Vlastimil Jansa (replies)
   Jul-13-04 Van Wely vs Morozevich, 1995 (replies)
   Jul-13-04 FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004) (replies)
   Jul-13-04 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense (D07) (replies)
   Jul-13-04 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack (B51) (replies)
   Jul-12-04 Kasimdzhanov vs Adams, 2004 (replies)
   Jul-12-04 Charlie Chaplin (replies)
   Jul-12-04 Kogan vs Arencibia Rodriguez, 2002 (replies)
   Jul-12-04 Srinivas vs V Ravikumar, 1984 (replies)
   Jul-11-04 Albert Einstein (replies)
   Jul-11-04 Adams vs Kasimdzhanov, 2004 (replies)
   Jul-09-04 Napoleon Bonaparte vs Madame De Remusat, 1804 (replies)
   Jul-08-04 Adams vs Kasimdzhanov, 2004 (replies)
   Jul-07-04 Kasimdzhanov vs Adams, 2004 (replies)
   Jul-07-04 Topalov vs Kasimdzhanov, 2004 (replies)
   Jul-06-04 Adams vs Kasimdzhanov, 2004 (replies)
   Jul-05-04 B Vladimirov vs Z Doda, 1967 (replies)
   Jul-01-04 Radjabov vs Adams, 2004 (replies)
   Jul-01-04 Sanahuja vs Fernandez, 1983 (replies)
   Jun-30-04 F Doettling vs S Conquest, 2004 (replies)
   Jun-30-04 Zukertort vs Steinitz, 1886 (replies)
   Jun-29-04 Topalov vs Anand, 2004 (replies)
   Jun-28-04 Adams vs V Akopian, 2004 (replies)
   Jun-25-04 Rubinstein vs Alekhine, 1922 (replies)
   Jun-25-04 Alburt vs Kasparov, 1978 (replies)
   Jun-24-04 Movsesian vs Topalov, 2004 (replies)
   Jun-24-04 Radjabov vs Bacrot, 2004 (replies)
   Jun-24-04 Nakamura vs I Sitnik, 2001 (replies)
   Jun-24-04 Bacrot vs Radjabov, 2004 (replies)
   Jun-22-04 Krasenkow vs Short, 2004 (replies)
   Jun-22-04 Short vs Krasenkow, 2004 (replies)
   Jun-22-04 Topalov vs T Abulhul, 2004 (replies)
   Jun-18-04 L Tolstoy vs A Maude, 1906 (replies)
   Jun-18-04 Peter Leko (replies)
   Jun-16-04 Hecht vs Forintos, 1974 (replies)
   Jun-16-04 Le Clercq vs Susan Polgar, 1982 (replies)
   Jun-14-04 Fidel Castro (replies)
   Jun-14-04 Greco vs NN, 1620 (replies)
   Jun-14-04 M Pestalozzi vs D Duhm, 1900 (replies)
   Jun-11-04 Ray Charles vs Evans, 2002 (replies)
   Jun-11-04 Ray Charles (replies)
   Jun-07-04 Adolf Anderssen (replies)
   Jun-01-04 D Tomic vs F Winzbeck, 1993 (replies)
   May-31-04 Harry Nelson Pillsbury (replies)
   May-28-04 Romanishin vs Marjanovic, 1972 (replies)
   May-28-04 Collins vs E Hearst, 1949 (replies)
   May-27-04 Tal vs Rantanen, 1979 (replies)
   May-26-04 Sax vs Fedorowicz, 1986 (replies)
   May-26-04 G Andruet vs Van der Wiel, 1985 (replies)
   May-25-04 Einstein vs Oppenheimer, 1933 (replies)
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