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Member since Jan-06-14 · Last seen Jan-20-22
now about 1400, just started taking lessons, so I hope to improve. Paul Keres my favorite, hence My handle. Full Member

   kerpa has kibitzed 27 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-23-21 Wolff vs Lputian, 1993
kerpa: after 12 Re1, the position is diagram 3 p. 214 in Wolff�s excellent book Play Chess Like a Boss in the chapter about pawn structures
   Dec-18-21 Schlechter vs W John, 1905
kerpa: This game is beautifully explained with great clarity by Fred Reinfeld in Chess Review March 1943 p. 89 - 91. It is Part Two of Chess Openings Made Easy, in which Reinfeld explains openings and also their relationships to middle games on the basis of pawn structures (he called them ...
   Nov-16-21 R Hart vs B R Watson, 2010
kerpa: GM Michael Roiz cites this game as showing that 9...c6 "cannot be recommended....10.Qh5! is a finesse which puts Black's 9th move out of business." Necessary is 9...Qh4! - "This move may appear artificial but it serves an important purpose in limiting White's activity on the kingside ...
   Oct-25-21 Tukmakov vs J Gallagher, 1999
kerpa: mentioned in notes to Tukmakov v Kozul 2000 by Kuljasevic in his 2021 How to study chess on your own.
   Oct-22-21 P K Wells vs Shirov, 2006
kerpa: In The Art of Planning in Chess Move by Move, Neil McDonald gives as a precursor to this game a similar win for White in the Trompowsky Hodgson v. Vn der Wiel 1994. On p. 17, McDonald gives a great comment on how White won by opening up the position followed by rapid mobilization. ...
   Oct-22-21 J M Hodgson vs Van der Wiel, 1994
kerpa: In The Art of Planning in Chess Move by Move, Neil McDonald gives this game as the precursor to a similar win for White in the Trompowsky Wells v. Shirov 2006. Well worth a look.
   Oct-01-21 Spassky vs Bronstein, 1971
kerpa: Also see Engqvist's fine book 300 Most Important Chess Positions for a lucid discussion of Morphy's 6th and 11th moves clearing files when ahead in development - Position 4.
   Sep-18-21 Yusupov vs L Christiansen, 1993 (replies)
kerpa: Nicely discussed by Watson in his chapter on Rule-Independence, in Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy, pp.102-103
   Sep-13-21 Spielmann vs Colle, 1928 (replies)
kerpa: Discussed by John Watson on p.33 in the section on queenside minority success, in Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy. Much better, and disagreements with the computer?s annotations. For example, Watson gives 17?b5 an exclam and clearly explains why.
   Sep-13-21 Polugaevsky vs Ljubojevic, 1980
kerpa: briefly discussed by John Watson in Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy, p. 34 as an example of an effective queenside majority.
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