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Member since Dec-10-04 · Last seen Dec-06-21
My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, Commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.
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   alexrawlings has kibitzed 427 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-05-21 Liberzon vs N Giffard, 1980 (replies)
alexrawlings: Wow, I think this is the first time I’m the first to comment on a puzzle of the day. That’s a big one ticked off the list! I got this btw :-)
   Mar-12-21 Miles vs A Sorin, 1995
alexrawlings: Monday or Tuesday puzzle at the end of this game perhaps?
   Mar-01-21 V Nadtocheev vs Krogius, 1962 (replies)
alexrawlings: Earlier in the game, I can’t understand why black didn’t take the loose pawn with <22.. Rxb2>. I can’t see any dangerous tactics but maybe I’m missing something?
   Oct-14-20 A Planinc vs Podgaets, 1970 (replies)
alexrawlings: What a game! <11.. cxd5> seems a safer and better choice given the madness that ensued. I’m only just starting to look through Planinc’s games. What a fascinating player, a tragic life, and beautiful chess games he’s left behind for the living to enjoy. Thank you ...
   Sep-10-20 Tolush vs Antoshin, 1956 (replies)
alexrawlings: I saw the game line up to <28 Kf2> but hadn’t spotted the X-ray attack and winning of the queen after <28.. Ne4+> so can’t award myself the points. Nice tactic!
   Aug-16-20 Pavasovic vs O Sepp, 2004
alexrawlings: Nice game. Black was on the verge of collapse when he resigned. If <26.. Re6> white mates with <27 Rxe6! dxe6 28 Rh8+ Kf7 29 Ne5#>.
   Aug-04-20 D Vasiesiu vs I Barzanu, 2017 (replies)
alexrawlings: I’ve just discovered the analysis function, how long has that been here? What an amazing function! Also, I saw 22 Nxe7 and the follow up with Qe6. Nice puzzle.
   Jul-29-20 A Timofeev vs Khismatullin, 2018 (replies)
alexrawlings: I went for <26.. Rxg5+> and didn’t even see or consider <26.. Ne4>. Probably because the check felt so forcing I thought I must be on the right path so didn’t stop to look for any other candidate moves. Maybe I’ll remember this pattern in future... Having ran ...
   Jul-22-20 Pavasovic vs I Kurnosov, 2003
alexrawlings: What a great game!
   Jun-24-20 S Krasnov vs Murey, 1966 (replies)
alexrawlings: I struggled with this one. I saw <31.. Ng3+ 32 hxg3> but then my mind seemed to freeze and I couldn’t visualise what the board would look like after a couple of moves. I didn’t consider <32.. fxg3> but once I saw it I can see it looks winning before analysing ...
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