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Member since Apr-07-06 · Last seen Nov-09-21
My name is David Goldfarb; I live in Houston, TX. I haven't played any tournament chess in a while, although I check the problems here every day and am a Life Member of the USCF. My rating is about 1800. My favorite player is David Bronstein, though I couldn't play like him in a million years....

   goldfarbdj has kibitzed 578 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-13-21 Razuvaev vs Z Mestrovic, 1981 (replies)
goldfarbdj: My choice was 38. Ne7+, which has the disadvantage of not actually being a legal move.
   Oct-07-21 Blackburne vs J Schwarz, 1881 (replies)
goldfarbdj: I was wondering why 26. Rxh5 wouldn't work. I wasn't until I played through the game and then backed up to the problem position again that I realized 26. Rxh5 would be an illegal move.
   Sep-20-21 E Schiller vs T Redman, 1975 (replies)
goldfarbdj: Nice easy one even for a Monday! Check the queen sac — it forces the deflection and then it's easy to see that Rb6 will be mate.
   Sep-17-21 J M Hodgson vs A D Martin, 1992 (replies)
goldfarbdj: Pretty sure that PJs Studio meant 19. Qc5 as actually played, not 17. Qc5. According to the quick analysis from Stockfish 11. exf4 is actually somewhat better, but Qc5 is very good.
   Sep-13-21 A Sandrin vs W Shipman, 1946 (replies)
goldfarbdj: Qf2+ was the intuitively obvious move, but it took me an oddly long time to notice that after the king took the knight, Qf3 was mate.
   Aug-25-21 M Palac vs Agrest, 2008 (replies)
goldfarbdj: As with everyone else, I found Rxg2+ to be an obvious and only try. I ran into a little difficulty because I kept wanting to force mate, and after 37. Kf1 I couldn't. Finally I worked out that I could win the queen, and figured I needed to "settle" for that.
   Aug-23-21 N Davies vs G Crawley, 1984 (replies)
goldfarbdj: Rf2 was my first thought also, and I'm pretty sure it also leads to forced mate, but this didn't strike me as Monday level, so I went back to see if there was something quicker and then found Rxe1.
   Aug-10-21 Panno vs Spassky, 1955 (replies)
goldfarbdj: Agreed! Obvious key move, only one variation.
   Aug-09-21 M Roiz vs T Warakomski, 2005 (replies)
goldfarbdj: Yeah, I agree, this is at least Tuesday level if not Wednesday. As with other commenters, I started out trying Rxg6 and finding no continuation after Kxg6. I didn't find the immediate mate in 2, and the game line requires verifying three possible replies: the one in the game; Kg7
   Jun-30-21 D Howell vs Jan Turner, 2001 (replies)
goldfarbdj: Gotta say this seemed more like a Monday to me than a Wednesday.
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