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   Predrag3141 has kibitzed 220 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Nov-04-20 J H Donner vs H Ree, 1971 (replies)
Predrag3141: <After 33 Rxf7+, can Black survive with 33 ... Kg8> Black can go down the exchange but it's a tough game to win with an exposed king. The exact lines vary depending on where Black's king goes in response to checks along the 7th and 8th ranks, so I'll describe it instead of
   Oct-31-20 V Arbakov vs Milov, 1994 (replies)
Predrag3141: I could see to the end better after 23 ... g5 24 fxg5 Be5 -- clearly unacceptable to White. Instead, White has to allow Black to take over the dark squares with gxf4, etc. Stockfish finds a clever defense though: 23 ... g5 24 Nd7 Rf7 25 fxg5 Rxd7, returning the piece. The attack
   Oct-30-20 Y Neishtadt vs Gipslis, 1955
Predrag3141: I expected 20 Rh8+, which Stockfish rates just over +10. I couldn't see it to the end, but Black gives back a rook and the attack continues. The game continuation, 20 Qh5, is over +16, soe either way is fine.
   Oct-29-20 Oll vs Psakhis, 1987 (replies)
Predrag3141: The puzzle of the day starting before Black's 22nd move has to involve ... Bxh2+ and ... Rxb3, but it took a while to work out when to play each. <Rxb3 first> 22 ... Rxb3 23 Rxb3 Bxh2+ 24 Kh1 Qh4 25 g3 looks advantageous to Black but unclear because White has banked an ...
   Oct-28-20 N Gaprindashvili vs A Pomar Salamanca, 1973 (replies)
Predrag3141: The error in puzzle positions seems to occur in one place where a human enters the wrong move number, from which the server generates a matching (but incorrect) caption and URL. Here as in a recent case where the move number was after the end of the game, the caption and URL ...
   Oct-27-20 E Bakhmatov vs Tseitlin, 2007 (replies)
Predrag3141: Stockfish (in a 6-second run) considers 29 Qxf3 (as played) to be best, even though it allows 29 Qxf3 Qa7. Allowing the bishop to remain on the board is even worse because ... Be4+ looms. Since White should accept the bishop sacrifice, the winning combination really starts a ...
   Oct-22-20 I Findlay vs L Day, 1980 (replies)
Predrag3141: <The non-obvious 26 ... Qf8 seems to leave most options open> Yes, 26 ... Qf8 looks good.
   Oct-20-20 I Cheparinov vs O Salgado Lopez, 2003 (replies)
Predrag3141: 22 ... cxb4 would have made the b4-pawn a target. 22 ... c4 handed White a modest advantage but a bigger practical advantage: he can place his bishop on e3 and (if Black is not careful), queen on d5, and await tactical opportunities. Once the queenside was frozen in place, Black
   Oct-19-20 C Zeng vs Nguyen Huynh Minh Huy, 2013 (replies)
Predrag3141: At first I thought the solution to the puzzle was 25 Qxd7, winning two pieces. Surprisingly though, it only wins back the one piece White is down, due to the weakness of White's back rank. And 25 Bxh7+ wins a whole queen.
   Oct-17-20 Dubov vs R Svane, 2019 (replies)
Predrag3141: The hardest move to see in the puzzle position before move 31 was 34 Qg2. I was planning 34 Qc6+, but that is only equal according to Stockfish. The point of 34 Qg2 was to force Black to move his c5 bishop, opening the c-file to allow 37 Qc1+. Since my plan led to equality, no ...
   Oct-15-20 J van Foreest vs D Gavrilescu, 2018 (replies)
   Oct-14-20 Volha Malatsilava vs E Diakonova, 2018 (replies)
   Oct-12-20 D Abbas vs E Inarkiev, 2017 (replies)
   Oct-08-20 V Arbakov vs Vyzmanavin, 1981 (replies)
   Oct-06-20 J Baules vs Nakamura, 2018 (replies)
   Oct-05-20 Andersson vs A Lahti, 1969 (replies)
   Oct-03-20 K Georgiev vs Topalov, 1992 (replies)
   Oct-02-20 E Gulden vs A Macovei, 2018 (replies)
   Oct-01-20 A Hakobyan vs D Gavrilescu, 2018 (replies)
   Sep-29-20 W Arencibia Rodriguez vs Z Franco Ocampos, 1990 (replies)
   Sep-25-20 Balashov vs Andersson, 1973 (replies)
   Sep-24-20 Psakhis vs T Tolnai, 1989 (replies)
   Sep-22-20 V Balint vs M De Rosa, 2016 (replies)
   Sep-21-20 D Gavrilescu vs B Dahl, 2019 (replies)
   Sep-20-20 D Navarro Lopez-Menchero vs L Aroshidze, 2012 (replies)
   Sep-19-20 Ribli vs B Thorfinnsson, 2005 (replies)
   Sep-18-20 T Tolnai vs Klovans, 1991 (replies)
   Sep-16-20 A Kapengut vs Antoshin, 1965 (replies)
   Sep-15-20 D Gurevich vs A Bisguier, 1983
   Sep-15-20 R Ziatdinov vs D Gurevich, 1995 (replies)
   Sep-13-20 V Mikenas vs Kotov, 1949 (replies)
   Sep-12-20 N Birnboim vs Dzindzichashvili, 1977 (replies)
   Sep-11-20 Mikhalevski vs Azmaiparashvili, 1995
   Sep-06-20 Areshchenko vs Savon, 2001 (replies)
   Aug-26-20 D Anton Guijarro vs M L Acosta, 2013 (replies)
   Aug-24-20 I A Zybin vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1902 (replies)
   Aug-23-20 E Magerramov vs Vyzmanavin, 1989 (replies)
   Aug-21-20 Yusupov vs K Spraggett, 1989 (replies)
   Aug-15-20 O K Chiku-Ratte vs Omid Malek, 2018 (replies)
   Aug-13-20 A Shomoev vs V Belov, 2003 (replies)
   Aug-12-20 S Gibson vs F Hart, 1948 (replies)
   Aug-10-20 Estrin vs B Katalymov, 1969 (replies)
   Aug-09-20 Spassky vs O Kinnmark, 1971 (replies)
   Aug-07-20 R Soltanici vs C Patrascu, 2017 (replies)
   Aug-06-20 M Perunovic vs R Soltanici, 2017 (replies)
   Aug-05-20 Steinitz vs W Bolt, 1865 (replies)
   Aug-03-20 McShane vs Z Andriasian, 2017 (replies)
   Aug-02-20 Areshchenko vs A Volokitin, 2004 (replies)
   Aug-01-20 T L Petrosian vs G Halvax, 2018 (replies)
   Jul-31-20 Steinitz vs S Levitsky, 1896
   Jul-31-20 L Bruzon Batista vs Carlsen, 2005 (replies)
   Jul-27-20 K McDonald vs Blaine Newcomb, 2020 (replies)
   Jul-26-20 Dvoirys vs G Timoscenko, 1988 (replies)
   Jul-25-20 Piket vs Smirin, 1993 (replies)
   Jul-24-20 Knaak vs Uhlmann, 1978 (replies)
   Jul-23-20 A Vaisser vs I Sokolov, 1989 (replies)
   Jul-21-20 Romanishin vs Geller, 1975
   Jul-21-20 Romanishin vs A Vaisser, 1982 (replies)
   Jul-19-20 Bagirov vs K Grigorian, 1976 (replies)
   Jul-18-20 Serper vs I Sokolov, 1996 (replies)
   Jul-17-20 S Nitin vs Robson, 2011 (replies)
   Jul-16-20 K Pedersen vs G F Kane, 1972 (replies)
   Jul-16-20 M Bonch-Osmolovsky vs B Baranov, 1953 (replies)
   Jul-15-20 P Hair vs S Yee, 2017 (replies)
   Jul-15-20 Westerinen vs Savon, 1975 (replies)
   Jul-13-20 Denker vs D MacMurray, 1932 (replies)
   Jul-12-20 W Hartston vs F Parr, 1967 (replies)
   Jul-12-20 Vyzmanavin vs M Ulybin, 1995 (replies)
   Jul-11-20 D J Young vs P Krzyzanowski, 2018 (replies)
   Jul-10-20 Capablanca vs N Zubarev, 1925 (replies)
   Jul-09-20 Keres vs K Richter, 1942 (replies)
   Jul-08-20 L McLaren vs A Ismail, 2017 (replies)
   Jul-07-20 Huebner vs Adorjan, 1980 (replies)
   Jul-04-20 Ribli vs Unzicker, 1985 (replies)
   Jul-01-20 Stahlberg vs T Salo, 1956 (replies)
   Jun-30-20 H Pfleger vs G Mazzoni, 1966 (replies)
   Jun-29-20 R Kiuttu vs Giri, 2005 (replies)
   Jun-28-20 M Kovanova vs I Lysyj, 2016 (replies)
   Jun-27-20 M Tseitlin vs K Liesmann, 1999 (replies)
   Jun-26-20 A Zude vs L Sanchez Botella, 2014 (replies)
   Jun-25-20 P Acs vs J Konnyu, 2017 (replies)
   Jun-24-20 S Krasnov vs J Murey, 1966 (replies)
   Jun-23-20 I Rabinovich vs V Goglidze, 1939 (replies)
   Jun-22-20 E Pettersson vs Stahlberg, 1935 (replies)
   Jun-20-20 I Ivanisevic vs A Gabrielian, 2012 (replies)
   Jun-19-20 L Galego vs F Izeta Txabarri, 1999 (replies)
   Jun-18-20 P Acs vs V Chuchelov, 2007 (replies)
   Jun-18-20 J Houska vs A D Harley, 2001
   Jun-17-20 C Crouch vs J Ambroz, 1991 (replies)
   Jun-16-20 Nunn vs J A Sutton, 1984 (replies)
   Jun-14-20 So vs N Grandelius, 2019 (replies)
   Jun-13-20 D Svetushkin vs Predojevic, 2008 (replies)
   Jun-12-20 F Vallejo Pons vs Knaak, 2003 (replies)
   Jun-11-20 C Polk vs M Sana, 2016 (replies)
   Jun-11-20 J S Rouleau vs M Sana, 2003 (replies)
   Jun-11-20 C Zhu vs M Sana, 2008 (replies)
   Jun-10-20 Suba vs S Kindermann, 1984 (replies)
   Jun-09-20 G Guseinov vs J Andreasen, 2012 (replies)
   Jun-07-20 Denker vs Fine, 1944 (replies)
   Jun-07-20 A Marthinsen vs Denker, 1992 (replies)
   Jun-05-20 P Romanovsky vs Y Vilner, 1927 (replies)
   Jun-05-20 Ragozin vs P Romanovsky, 1927 (replies)
   Jun-04-20 Morozevich vs H Hamdouchi, 2001 (replies)
   Jun-03-20 Van Wely vs G Guseinov, 2007 (replies)
   Jun-02-20 I Cheparinov vs S Nikolov, 2005 (replies)
   Jun-01-20 M Mrva vs Movsesian, 1998 (replies)
   May-31-20 A Iljin vs Nepomniachtchi, 2007 (replies)
   May-29-20 W Heidenfeld vs L Barden, 1951
   May-28-20 Reti vs J Dobias, 1913 (replies)
   May-28-20 Ivanchuk vs Bacrot, 2007 (replies)
   May-26-20 Mamedyarov vs A Tasan, 2002 (replies)
   May-25-20 So vs Z Izoria, 2018
   May-25-20 A Chibukhchian vs Z Izoria, 2001 (replies)
   May-23-20 Morozevich vs E Alekseev, 2004 (replies)
   May-22-20 Kamsky vs Short, 1994 (replies)
   May-21-20 P Viner vs Leko, 1992 (replies)
   May-20-20 Tiviakov vs Shirov, 1992 (replies)
   May-19-20 V Malaniuk vs Van der Sterren, 1983 (replies)
   May-18-20 S Landau vs Reti, 1927 (replies)
   May-17-20 Fedorowicz vs Seirawan, 1976 (replies)
   May-16-20 L Piarnpuu vs Shulman, 1997 (replies)
   May-15-20 V Hruby vs Paulsen, 1882 (replies)
   May-14-20 Nepomniachtchi vs Svidler, 2010
   May-14-20 Lanka vs Dvoirys, 1988 (replies)
   May-13-20 S Iskusnyh vs A Moskalenko, 2018 (replies)
   May-12-20 Panov vs Bondarevsky, 1937 (replies)
   May-12-20 P Zarrouati vs Hartwick Brauckmann, 1990
   May-11-20 S Soors vs A G Hagen, 2013
   May-11-20 Barsov vs P H Nielsen, 2002 (replies)
   May-10-20 A Graf vs Tiviakov, 1997 (replies)
   May-09-20 I Kanko vs A Kiviaho, 1975 (replies)
   May-07-20 Anand vs I B de Souza, 1984 (replies)
   May-06-20 Lenderman vs Samuel Herring, 2015 (replies)
   May-04-20 Schiffers vs G Janny, 1898 (replies)
   May-02-20 T Ernst vs B Kouatly, 1984 (replies)
   May-01-20 V A Vasiliev vs Tolush, 1945 (replies)
   May-01-20 Wojtaszek vs S Williams, 2011 (replies)
   May-01-20 S Williams vs Z Zhao, 1999
   Apr-30-20 H Hecht vs L Espig, 1969 (replies)
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