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Member since Nov-10-04 · Last seen Dec-05-22
I'm a North American who lived in El Salvador and Guatemala for about 30 years, but am now back in the USA.

In terms of chess, I'm an amateur of mediocre ability. I have loved chess since I was in grade school, but only played in one tournament, which was when I was a kid.

And yes, I do love cats.

   catlover has kibitzed 864 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-28-22 Zaw Win Lay vs Zaw Oo, 1999 (replies)
catlover: Love the pun. I was surprised that black resigned since he was "only a pawn down." CG's engine evaluates the final position +4.45.
   Nov-26-22 J Tompa vs J Cuibus, 1973 (replies)
catlover: I missed 22 Rxg7+. I see now that it initiates a strong attack that no doubt is winning, although I probably would have bobbled the ball if I was moving the white pieces. I went with 22. Nxe6 Nxe6 23. Bxh6 gxh6 24. Qxh6.
   Nov-15-22 A J Mestel vs Smyslov, 1982 (replies)
catlover: I missed this one. I thought that 32...Ng1 was the winning move.
   Nov-15-22 J Bosch vs J Algra, 2001 (replies)
catlover: I like the game title's reference to Hieronymus Bosch's famous painting. And like <shakman> said about a decade ago, it is also a great game. Good choice for GODT.
   Nov-11-22 Svidler vs A Volokitin, 2006 (replies)
catlover: It looks like Volokitin would have been better off taking the e4 bishop. If 21...dxe4, then after 22. fxe5+ Bf6 23. exf6 gxf6 24. Rxf6+ Qxf6 25. Rf1 Qxf1+ 26. Kxf1 Bd5 white is better but black is at least still in the game.
   Nov-08-22 Stoltz vs Flohr, 1931 (replies)
catlover: I got it, so it must be easy.
   Oct-19-22 M Narciso Dublan vs I Cheparinov, 2020 (replies)
catlover: I guess a likely finish is: 37...Qd1+ 38. Rxd1 Rxd1+ 39. Bf1 Rxf1+ 40. Kg2 Rf2+ 41. Kh3 Rxf5 42. Qxe3+ Kh5 43. g4#
   Sep-29-22 J Augustin vs Suba, 1977 (replies)
catlover: <et1: Secomd puzzle of the day....> Yes, today was a "two-fer".
   Sep-20-22 Bird vs Pinkerley, 1850 (replies)
catlover: Just when you thought you had cleverly left your knight to protect g7 from disaster....
   Sep-05-22 J Geske vs S Ernst, 2011 (replies)
catlover: Love it! Sacrificing the Queen, a forced mate...this is a nice Monday puzzle.
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