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mattzap
Member since Mar-03-07 · Last seen Apr-08-10
Live in Southport, UK. Am bad enough at chess to have a favourite opening of the Sicilian Wing Gambit!

   mattzap has kibitzed 9 times to chessgames  
   Mar-23-07 Bronstein vs Chessmaster, 1995 (replies)
 
mattzap: Here Bronstein plays my favourite opening to thwart computer. In reply to drunkenknight, 4... bxa3 is what most, if they were going to play it as black, would have played on move 3. However, playing it is doing exactly what white wants you to do, especially if your king's pawn is ...
 
   Mar-23-07 Bronstein vs Deep Blue, 1996 (replies)
 
mattzap: Bronstein again plays my favourite opening in order to thwart a computer! (he managed with the Chessmaster program in the previous year). A great grandmaster, playing a bold opening... well done. If goldenbear is still around, I would love to discuss with you the Wing Gambit, and ...
 
   Mar-23-07 Bronstein vs XXXX, 1997 (replies)
 
mattzap: Loking at Bronstein's defence he was pretty rock solid here all the way. Interesting how Bronstein does his usual trick to thwart computer by getting "out of book" openings pretty quickly.
 
   Mar-23-07 Bronstein vs NN, 1950 (replies)
 
mattzap: This must surely be THE definitive game to show anyone the weaknessed of "pinned knights" !?
 
   Mar-05-07 S Williams vs M Simons, 1999 (replies)
 
mattzap: what brought me to this game was that someone used it against me on the ICC server the other day. I must say it did surprise me, but my response was basically e5, d5, as most would think, in order to gain the centre against such a seemingly suicidal opening. To be honest, I though I
 
   Mar-03-07 J Sarfati vs NN, 2006 (replies)
 
mattzap: yes, interesting to see an amateur winning here, though it does look rather blindfold!
 
   Mar-03-07 Steinitz vs Bird, 1866 (replies)
 
mattzap: This game as the demo game is wonderful. What a win, 12 moves, this must be one of the shortest on the database.... BTW, anyone know which win is the shortest?
 
   Mar-03-07 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
mattzap: does anybody know of a good shareware / budget computer program which is an endgame analyzer... so I can put in the position and then see whether it is forced mate, draw etc?
 
   Mar-03-07 chessgames.com chessforum (replies)
 
mattzap: does anybody know of a good shareware / budget computer program which is an endgame analyzer... so I can put in the position and then see whether it is forced mate, draw etc?
 
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