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Member since Aug-17-08
I happened upon chess by accident years ago and I've been addicted ever since. I'm currently rated a little below 1400 USCF and someday I hope to be a Master :) I'm from Albuquerque. New Mexico, home of hot green chile, hot weather and hot latina women ;) My favorite player is a toss-up between Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov, although lately I have been playing over the games of the 'Iron' Tigran.

Recently played in a tourney and finally broke the 1400 USCF mark and was able to do it 'playing up' every round, adding another player who here on this site has found a wonderful learning tool.

   VooDooMoves has kibitzed 105 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-27-09 Timman vs Yusupov, 1987 (replies)
VooDooMoves: Looks like the <Hook & Ladder> tactic <29. Re8+> and all Black responses lose. A) 29...Kf7 30. Qxd4! and it becomes clear the rook on d8 is <overloaded> 30...Rxd4 31. Rxa8 and white wins B) 29...Rxe8 30. Qxd4 C) 29...Kh7 is the same as 'A'
   Feb-03-09 M R Kaldegg vs G Zeissl, 1903 (replies)
VooDooMoves: White takes advantage of blacks weak back rank with the surprising <15.Qe8+> Everything from now on is forced. <15...Kxe8 16. Bb5++> Not only the reload tactic but also double check, forcing the king back with <16...Kd8 17. Re8#>
   Nov-10-08 Young / Burille vs Ware / Snow, 1888 (replies)
VooDooMoves: <MaxxLange> Black couldn't play 17. O-O because he had already moved his king, capturing the bishop that captured the f-pawn. Then moved king back to e8.
   Oct-29-08 A Strikovic vs Suba, 1994 (replies)
VooDooMoves: <26...Qxd6!> As unexpected as it is strong. The purpose is to clear the e-file for the rook. If white doesn't take then he is down a knight and <27. exd6> loses to <27...Re1+ 28. Kf2 Bh4> Mate! Bishop simultaneously attacks the king and defends the Rook
   Oct-28-08 P Lyrberg vs R Irzhanov, 1992 (replies)
VooDooMoves: What's the name of a mate with two bishops? I have always called it a scissor mate.
   Oct-27-08 Lasker / Maroczy vs NN, 1900 (replies)
VooDooMoves: <Stalemated king> means finding a check that becomes a lasting one. Here <33. Rxh7+!> works. The point is to open up the g-file for the queen-rook battery and also to take away h7 as an escape square by the black king. Continuation runs <33...Rxh7 34. Qg8+! Rxg8 ...
   Oct-24-08 Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1978 (replies)
VooDooMoves: I saw that thr ♖e8 had to move but I never considered b8! Do I still get half credit ? :/
   Oct-21-08 K Siembos vs T Gelashvili, 2001 (replies)
VooDooMoves: Black wins material in one of two ways: A) <25...Nxd3+> wins the exchange and B) <25...Qxb2+> wins a whole rook. B1) <26. Kc1 Nxd3 27. Qxb2> 27. Qxd3 Qxf2 <27...Nxb2> B2) <26.Qxb2 Nxd3+ 27. Kb1 Nxf2!> Possible because the [Q] is pinned to the [K] ...
   Oct-20-08 H Hasan vs M F Littleton, 1972 (replies)
VooDooMoves: <49...Qxe1+ 50. Kxe1> Forced <50...Nxd3+ 51. Kmoves Nxf4> And after all the dust settles black has a winning end game
   Oct-17-08 Spassky vs Larsen, 1978 (replies)
VooDooMoves: <19. Ne4> Threatening both 20. Nxc5 Nxc5 21. Rxc5! Qxc5 (21...Rxd1+ is better and refutes this line) 22. Qe6+ Rd7 23. Qxd7# and 20. Qxc4! Be3+ 21. Bxe3 Qxc4 22. Nd6+ Kb8 23. Nxc4+. <19...Bb6 20. Nd6+ Kb8 21. Nxc4+ Ka8 22. Nxb6+ axb6> 22...Qxb6 23. Rxd7
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