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|Apr-14-12|| ||JoergWalter: <Chaamjamal> of course that is debatable. I consider this one by kasparov higher:|
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985
Still here is a serious contender, imo
R Byrne vs Fischer, 1963
|Apr-14-12|| ||parisattack: <chaamjamal: Is this really the greatest chess game ever played?>|
Not for me, as brilliant as it is. I think Kasparov's storyline has given it a special aura.
|May-31-12|| ||Abdel Irada: In which Veselin Topalov proves that queening one's king doesn't always win.|
|May-31-12|| ||jmi: <Abdel Irada: In which Veselin Topalov proves that queening one's king doesn't always win.>|
How do you queen a king? Wouldn't that also mean that afterwards, Topalov has no king on the board anymore? He can't lose then! :)
|May-31-12|| ||Abdel Irada: <jmi>: Precisely, but if anyone could find a way to mate a kingless opponent, it would be Kasparov. Hence the comment. ;-)|
|Jul-25-12|| ||rilinddd: can anyone tell me why black didn't play 31 Rd1+|
|Jul-25-12|| ||Jim Bartle: It's better than what Topalov played. 31...Rd1+ 32. Kb2 Ra8 33. Qb6 Qd4+ 34. Qxd4 Rxd4 35. Rxf7. White is down the exchange but up by two pawns and possibly more.|
|Aug-13-12|| ||vikram2791: Amazing game: the rook sacrifice was fabulous!|
|Aug-15-12|| ||Tigranny: Greatest game of chess ever? Spectacular stuff by Kaspy.|
|Oct-20-12|| ||Rookiepawn: I think there is an improvement for Jim Bartle's variant: 31... Rd1+ 32. Kb2 Qd4+ 33. Qxd4 Rxd4 34. Rb6 Ra8 (in my humble opinion). This way Black forces Queen exchange and I cannot see a way for White to force victory, |
Or maybe 34. Ra7 Rd6 and White has it still hard to bring the Bishop to c2 and mate.
Can anyone enlighten me? I cannot find a winning variant for White here. Thanks!
|Oct-20-12|| ||Balmo: After 31...Rd1+ 32. Kb2 Ra8 33. Qb6 Qd4+ 34. Qxd4 Rxd4 35. Rxf7 White threatens Be6 followed by checkmate on b3. I don't think Black can prevent that and save his kingside pawns.|
|Oct-20-12|| ||Balmo: In other news 37. Rd7 may be one of the sexiest moves of all time.|
|Oct-20-12|| ||Rookiepawn: Please forget my previous comment: 34. Rb6 Ra8 35. Bc8 I guess.|
Next time I'm having my chessboard before commenting,
|Dec-27-12|| ||hadess: Hey guys, why topalov didn't play 29 Rd6 instead of Bb7?
|Dec-27-12|| ||Jim Bartle: As written above, after 29...Rd6, 30 Kb2 is still threatening mate.|
|Apr-03-13|| ||leka: The founder of the chessmetrics Jeff Sonas is totally wron.Jeff Sonas is a joke.Jeff Sonas a tough school Stanford graduate a honor student a master of science of maths.Jeff Sonas do not know thhe Gauss bell curve stats!!!! Jeff Sonas gives the highest ever a tourmanent chess results to Karpov in Linares in 1994.J.Sonas gives the wrong 2899 rating for Karpov 11/13 84.16% score for Karpov in Linares in 1994.The real Karpov score in Linares in 1994 was 3016.8 rating.There is an even higher score by A.Alekhine in San Remo in 1930 92.8% score fo Alekhine gives Alekhine a rating 3042.Jeff Sonas wrongfully downgrades the older eneratios of chess players.Jeff Sonas gives to Paul Morphy a rating 2743.That is a joke!! Paul Morphy was closer to 2900 rating player.Bobby Fischer put on the top spot the best chess player award to Paul Morphy.Fischer the top two were 1.Paul Morphy 2.Howard Stauton|
|Apr-13-13|| ||Phony Benoni: It's Kasparov's 50th birthday.|
|Apr-13-13|| ||morfishine: Dazzling game thats immune from having a pun attached to it. |
With that said, I would've ventured "And the King Topal Over" or something like that
|Apr-13-13|| ||HeMateMe: Must be wonderful to be able to see this on the chessboard.|
<"Veselin makes slippery King"> [my attempt at a pun]
|Apr-13-13|| ||fgh: <leka>: We already know that you are a troll, but thanks for the extra evidence.|
|Apr-13-13|| ||Stonehenge: 24...Kb6 24. Nb3 Nxd5 is equal, but I read somewhere Topalov didn't want to spoil the fun. Kudos to him if that is true.|
|Apr-13-13|| ||Arap Kios: Happy birthday 'beast from Baku' am from kenya|
|Apr-13-13|| ||Abdel Irada: <HeMateMe: Must be wonderful to be able to see this on the chessboard.>|
Certainly easier than seeing it on a Monopoly board.
|Apr-13-13|| ||master of defence: Are the chessgames.com repeating games to the GOTD?|
|Apr-13-13|| ||Nezhmetdinov: <parisattack: Not for me, as brilliant as it is. I think Kasparov's storyline has given it a special aura.>
I hadn't played this game through in some years, I thought I remembered how good it was, but I found myself laughing out loud and exclaiming over some of the moves in a way I very rarely do nowadays. It reminded me of why chess is there and why I fell in love with it over 20 years ago now, when I was a teenager. THIS is the one, right here.|
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