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Member since Sep-23-08 · Last seen Aug-02-18
English expat residing in Chile.

I played some junior tournaments about 45 years ago (there were very few then) and also on the university team.

Since then have had little time to devote to chess.

Nowadays it is just a pastime, in some of the few free moments I get.

   VincentL has kibitzed 831 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Aug-02-18 Daniel Freeman (replies)
VincentL: I have not posted on this site for many years, but have just learned of the passing of Daniel Freeman. My sincere condolences to his family and friends.
   Jun-05-12 M Pestalozzi vs D Duhm, 1900 (replies)
VincentL: "Easy". 11. Bxh7+ Kxh7 12. Qh5+ Kg8 13. Ng5 Re8 14. Qxh7+ Kf8 15. Qh8+ Ke7 16. Qxg7 with Qf6# to follow. Black can give up Q for N with 13......Qxg5. If black declines the original sacrifica and plays 11.....Kh8 mate will follow after 12. Qh5 and Bg6+
   Jun-04-12 S Sery vs Z Vecsey, 1921 (replies)
VincentL: "Very easy". I did not fare well with last week's puzzles. On to ths week, Monday is normal queen sacrifice fare: 17. Qxf7+ (a) 17.....Rxf7 18. Re8#. (b) 17.....Kh8 18. Rxf8#.
   May-29-12 G Burgess vs W N Watson, 1989 (replies)
VincentL: I soon looked at 38.....Qg3+ 39. Rxg3 fxg3+ but didn't notice it was mate !
   May-28-12 V Greenwalt vs B Wall, 1983 (replies)
VincentL: "Very Easy". 7. Nxd4. If 8. exd4 or queen moves Bxg2 followed by Bxh1. Best for white may be 8. exd4 Bxg2 9. f3 Bxh1 10. Qf2 with black losing B for P resulting in a net gain of R + P for B + N (and a far superior position). If 8. Bxb7 Nxc2+ 9. Kd1 Nxa1` 10. Nxa8 leaving black a ...
   May-25-12 A Ivanov vs A Vitolinsh, 1979 (replies)
VincentL: Nailed it.
   May-23-12 J Nogueiras vs M Gongora Reyes, 2001 (replies)
VincentL: I had five minutes to look at this, and didn't solve it.
   May-22-12 F Kraus vs V Costin, 1913 (replies)
VincentL: 'Easy'. 8. Bb5 and now if 8.....Qxb5 9. Nc7+ followed by Nxb5 leaving white with Q for B. If black does not play Qxb5 then after 9. Bxc6 Nxc6 white has the same material gain.
   May-21-12 Benjamin vs N Gamboa, 1995 (replies)
VincentL: "Very Easy". 15. Qxc6+ and black surely resigned. 15.....bxc6 allows 16. Rb8# If 15.....Kd8 16. Rxb7 and mate follows.
   May-17-12 Alekhine vs K Opocensky, 1943 (replies)
VincentL: "Medium". For a few seconds I thought 48. g6 might win, but after K side pawn captures the black king can get over to the Q side to stop the a pawn queening. So 48. h6! Now black must move his king back, allowing 49. Kxe5. 48.....Kf7 offers most resistance. Then 49. Kxe5 Kg6. 50.
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