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Member since Apr-27-04 · Last seen Dec-25-10
37, from Atlanta, GA. Over the past 3 years I have not had the time to actively study chess as much as I would like, so my USCF rating has remained stagnent at 1858. Eventually I plan to get back into tournament play and (hopefully!) get my floor rating over 2000.

Favourite players: Petrosian, Fischer, Karpov, Morphy, Tal.

Other interests: Running

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   Hektor has kibitzed 37 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-24-10 Santa Claus (replies)
Hektor: Dear Santa, Please give me 646 rating points and some tournament norms so that I can become a GM. I'm rusty, my rating has dropped, and I now struggle with Wednesday puzzles. If not, I would be just as happy with a PMship. Happy flight!
   Jun-18-09 Steinitz vs Chigorin, 1892 (replies)
Hektor: What a great game! There is a certain charm in these old games before the times of modern theory and computer analysis. <LIFE Master AJ> Kudos on the analysis! Your presentation was easy to follow and filled with to-the-point descriptions.
   Nov-09-08 Fedorov vs Lanka, 1997 (replies)
Hektor: What an impressive display of tactics, beginning with 13. Nf5! then 14. Bd5! These are the types of moves that I rarely consider during over the board play. Thanks for bringing this one to my attention. As for solving this problem? I can only claim that I considered ...
   May-16-06 Louis Stumpers (replies)
Hektor: How can a house burn up as is burns down? Why does an alarm "go off" and "turn on" at the same time? If you fart in church, do you sit in your own pew? Man... I thought chess puzzles made me think...
   Apr-08-06 Sliwa vs G Stoltz, 1953 (replies)
Hektor: Unless he prefers to remain a minor piece down, black's best moves are more or less forced between 33.... bxc6 and 36... Qxb8. While 33. Qxc6 appears to show promise, white accomplishes nothing without seeing through to 37. Nb7! This really was a pretty sacrifice: I bet that black ...
   Mar-26-06 Geller vs A Kapengut, 1971 (replies)
Hektor: I found that the most difficult part of this puzzle was to sort through this melee of rooks, knights, and bishops and calculate how to take advantage of black's overworked pieces. I got white's first 2 moves but for some reason overlooked the mate sequence that follows if black plays
   Mar-20-06 A Kunte vs T Oral, 1995 (replies)
Hektor: I wonder if this mating pattern is also known as the missionary position? Should we check the opening explorer? Time to stop... this is just too easy...
   Jul-19-05 Fischer vs G Kral, 1964 (replies)
Hektor: The double threat of mate on h7 and attack of the a8 rook wasn't too hard to pick out, but the rest of the game did take a little technique to bag the win.
   Jul-18-05 R Suess vs O Zenker, 1989 (replies)
Hektor: Perhaps this game was going to be the topic of his next book, which would go something like this... "Would you not like those eggs so green?" "I would not, could not with my queen!"
   Jul-17-05 Spassky vs G Capelan, 1974 (replies)
Hektor: You could see Spassky drop the gauntlet back on 15. e5. Black's options are extremely limited here since 15...Nd7 or 15...Ne8 are both very passive and leave him with no defenders on the right half of the board. From this perspective it seems as though 14...d5 was a losing move in an
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