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   SamAtoms1980 has kibitzed 1408 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-01-21 Salov vs Piket, 1991 (replies)
SamAtoms1980: The trap to watch out for is that after 39....Nxf4+ 40.Qxf4 exf4 <41.Bd4+> "escapes" into an ending where White is two pawns down. Regrettably, I would have fallen for it myself.
   Aug-23-21 N Davies vs G Crawley, 1984 (replies)
SamAtoms1980: <areknames: I opted for 29...Rf2++ which somehow also works, although it takes a bit longer. The line 30.Kxf2 Qe2+ 31.Kg3 Ng2 mate is quite appealing.> What he said
   Aug-09-21 M Roiz vs T Warakomski, 2005 (replies)
SamAtoms1980: Three minutes well spent. 37.Qe7+ Nxe7 38.Bg7# on top of everything else is a <model mate> (a pure mate in which all the winner's pieces, expect possibly his king and pawns, are involved). Roiz got the win, to be sure; but he could have scored a magazine piece, too.
   Jul-26-21 T Bree vs V Krutti, 1999 (replies)
SamAtoms1980: 38.Rd8+ Nxd8 39.Qd7+ and 40.Qxd8# I would say the way this game actually turned out is...... cheesy
   Mar-01-21 V Nadtocheev vs Krogius, 1962 (replies)
SamAtoms1980: Count another vote for 35.Nf6 here, took me a few minutes to find. Perhaps even preferable to the actual game, leaving an unguarded queen that can be captured in two different ways, and with 35....h6 36.Rxh6+ in the air too.
   Mar-16-20 Mecking vs A C Rocha, 1969 (replies)
SamAtoms1980: <Wild Bill: Would the pun have worked better if Mecking had started the game <1.f4> and lost?> What he said. Perhaps very easy but there is a lot of combination potential in the position. It took me a minute and a half to find 23.Qd4+
   Mar-02-20 Z Sturua vs V N Kozlov, 1975 (replies)
SamAtoms1980: <Phony Benoni: Can anyone swear, on a Stack of Stocfishes, that they didn't look at 40.Qh6 first?> If I did, however briefly, I un-looked at it after spotting the black queen crouching on c1. 40.Rg8+ gives Black the choice between 40....Rxg8, losing his queen, or ...
   Jan-14-20 Ljubojevic vs M Gurevich, 1988 (replies)
SamAtoms1980: Yeah, and now I see why the puzzle was set at the 39th. 38....Qg1+ is an alternative solution and since only checks are present, easier on the cognitive apparatus.
   Jan-06-20 Jeremy Lim (replies)
SamAtoms1980: In the last 15 years of the wild-card round in the NFL playoffs, the 3 seed's record against the 6 seed is 13-17. (The 4 seed's record against the 5 seed is 18-12.)
   Dec-16-19 Duras vs M Gladig, 1909 (replies)
SamAtoms1980: Black probably draws this if he doesn't take the bishop right before the combo. 24....Qf5 25.Nxe6 Qxe6 26.Rxd8 and it's a level position
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