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Member since May-27-03 · Last seen Dec-02-21
cro stands for Croatia and 7 is a lucky number.

Why 777? Something is repeated three times for emphasis. There are some occasions when 7 is not so lucky. Full Member

   cro777 has kibitzed 9349 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-30-21 Ian Nepomniachtchi (replies)
cro777: <VerySeriousExpert: Here is a POEM by Yury V. Bukayev.> The poem is about the choice of the opening in the first game of the match: the Ruy Lopez, Morphy Defence. Nepo played 8.h3 to avoid the Marshall Attack. 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3
   Nov-27-21 Carlsen vs Nepomniachtchi, 2021 (replies)
cro777: <zb2cr: Why Carlsen played 51. g4, instead of 51. hxg5?> The position after 51.hxg5 hxg5 is a theoretical draw. White would probably continue with 52.Re7 [DIAGRAM] Here, for example, Black can immediately simplify the position with 52...g5+ 53.fxg5 Kg6 [DIAGRAM]
   Nov-27-21 Korneev vs I A Nataf, 2006
cro777: A rare line (8...Na5) in the Ruy Lopez, Morphy Defense (the main moves are 8...Bb7 and 8...d6) The same line occurred in the first game of the World Championship match in Dubai Nepomniachtchi vs Carlsen, 2021 Position after 13...Bd6 [DIAGRAM] Black is threatening ...Qxe5. Instead
   Nov-26-21 Nepomniachtchi vs Carlsen, 2021 (replies)
cro777: The idea of Marshall Attack in Anti-Marshall – The engines like this line. 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. h3 <Anti-Marshall> Na5 <The main moves are 8...Bb7 and 8...d6> [DIAGRAM] Black sacrifices a pawn early on for the ...
   Nov-25-21 Firouzja vs Mamedyarov, 2021
cro777: <Olavi: There are other draws also.> The horizontally mirrored endgame is also draw: [DIAGRAM]
   Nov-18-21 Peter Svidler
cro777: Training with Tani - Svidler gives a one-on-one coaching session to a young talent: Tanitoluwa Adewumi, the Nigerian refugee kid, won the NY State chess championship while in a homeless shelter. Now, well housed, he just won the Fairfield County ...
   Nov-15-21 Ravi Haria
cro777: Nigel Short: "Delighted that Ravi Haria has attained his Grandmaster title, thus adding a little youthful vigour to the gerontocracy that is English chess!" Ravi Haria gained his final GM norm whilst winning the Northumbria Masters GM tournament (August 2021) ...
   Oct-30-21 Aleksandar Colovic
cro777: Colovic's first book "The Sinquefield Chess Generation – Young Guns at Work!" was recently published. Colovic: "The idea was to write about the best players in the USA born at the turn of the century."
   Oct-30-21 David Brodsky
cro777: Joining the new wave of most promissing juniors in the United States. A 19-year-old <GM-elect> David Brodsky is considered to be "a representative of the new generation of up-and-coming U.S. chess hopefuls". In the latest issue of the American Chess Magazine ("Who will be the ...
   Oct-30-21 Arthur Guo
cro777: The National Open 2021 winner! A  15-year-old Arthur Guo has surprised chess fans all over the country by winning the National Open in Las Vegas ahead of 50 GMs and Ims. The Elo favourite was Ukrainian-born Ilya Nyzhnyk (2679). He finished with 7.0/9, as did four other players: ...
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