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Vladimir Bagirov vs Eduard Gufeld
"The Mona Lisa" (game of the day Mar-29-2017)
Kirovabad sf ch-URS (1973)
King's Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation. Panno (E84)  ·  0-1
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Aug-16-12  LIFE Master AJ: All I wanted to know is what the average fan thought ... was this game a worthy candidate for a web page?

Obviously, no one (but trolls) care to comment, or so it would seem.

Aug-16-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: What is the connection between you and this game, AJ? Did you annotate it somewhere?
Aug-16-12  DIO: Personally, given by how many times this games appears on game collections, I would say it is totally worth a web page.
Aug-16-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: <DIO> Perhaps you may want to go and view some of <AJ>'s previous videos before you begin defending him.

Then, I bet you change your mind and slink back under your rock.

Aug-16-12  MarkFinan: "I know that If anyone can beat ME In under 40 moves (ESPECIALLY when the first 15-2O moves are power book moves)...... I have come accross an engine user.

I have worked for several!!!!! Servers detecting engine use "

- AJ Goldsby I chess.com

Aug-16-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Jim Bartle: I disagree with that assessment. Some people study chess really hard and can get booked up in hundreds of variations. (I'm a lousy player, yet I used to know a bunch of variations to 15-20 moves in the Najdorf and Meran as black.) Playing theory for that long isn't proof of a computer user by itself. The opponent may just have happened to memorize the line.
Aug-16-12  MarkFinan: Even I can knock out 15 moves In some Ruy Lopez and QGD and QGA variations In under 30 seconds, but Iv'e seen and been through so many games since I joined this site that I think I could get to 8-9 moves without blinking In most opening variations nowadays, but only If I'm playing seriously and not experimenting.. Don't make me a Master or a cheat though..
Aug-17-12  DIO: <TheFocus>, you want me to "slink back under my rock"? You think I am defending AJ?

I think you got things wrong my friend ...

No, I have NOT watched ANY of AJ's videos, but I think that in a free world he can solicit an opinion about a web page. Apparently, I fell right in the middle of a conflict here. Funny thing is, after I looked at some of your old posts, I found out several facts:

1-. You are usually a polite guy to others, so I will not respond in the same way you attacked me. I think I got you in a hot-headed mood.

2-. All AJ's games I looked into, the kibitzing is blocked, so there is obviously something going on here and AJ's comments and actions cause a lot of controversy ...

3-. In the famous Kasparov vs. Topalov 1999 game, you praised AJ's video in an older kibitz, so I don't know what happened between the 2 of you since then.

And remember, in a free world, people have the right to disagree with each other. And as long as things are civil, that's OK. And I respect - and will defend - your right to dislike my posts. Just stay civil please.

And finally, I will repeat my statement: This specific Gufeld game is worthy of plenty of mention and praise.

Peace

Aug-17-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Robed.Bishop: <DIO> I see that you have been a member here for quite some time, active during the Troop wars, although a somewhat infrequent poster.

There is indeed a reason those doors are closed, and just like in the movies, some doors should never be opened...

Aug-17-12  DIO: I hear you Mr. Bishop :-) and thanks for the feedback!

I will stay clear of any conflicts then. I'm here for chess only.

Cheers!

Aug-17-12  LIFE Master AJ: <DIO> Thanks for the comments. Several e-mails (I could post them here, but I won't.) show that others feel the same way.

So it seems - as you say, the general consensus is that this IS a beautiful game, very well played, and GM Gufeld apparently considered it the "best game of my life" - this, along with the number of times that this game has appaered in various game collections ... ... ...

I would say that this means the game has merit and deserves a web page of it's own.

As for the failed author, he is on ignore and have absolutely nothing to say to him ... he isn't worth my time or my trouble.

Aug-18-12
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  TheFocus: <DIO> <1-. You are usually a polite guy to others, so I will not respond in the same way you attacked me. I think I got you in a hot-headed mood.>

Yes, it was a bad mood thing. I could have been more polite. My apologies.

Aug-18-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: <Several e-mails (I could post them here, but I won't.) show that others feel the same way.>

Not a single person on this site sent <AJ> an e-mail saying they wanted to see his video. If so, why are they afraid to publicly say, "Yeah, <AJ>, let's see it!"

No one. Nada. The e-mails are in his imagination, as usual.

<DIO> Unfortunately, you may not have seen the mocking parodies I did about <AJ>'s videos. The admins deleted them.

In regard to praising an <AJ> video, that was not praise but sarcasm. I have never sat through more than 2 minutes of one of his videos. Too amateurish, too crappy. Too full of himself.

<AJ> is the site clown. A complete joke and a waste of time. He imagines that he will one day be a Grandmaster. This will never happen. He can't even get a FIDE title.

But, this has all been said before. By me and by others that can see through this monkey and a charade of a master.

Nov-07-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  kingscrusher: I have no idea why I had not video annotated this game before - could not find it, so I video annotated it just now :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Dj4...

I hope some insights are good from this video - especially as I like playing the Kings Indian Defence myself :)

Nov-07-12  LovingFischer: fantastic game
May-06-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Check It Out: Lots of great tactical moves to feast the eyes on here.
Jun-26-14  Garech: If you squint your eyes in the middlegame, you can see a smile in the black position.

-Garech

Jul-18-14  m.okun: Gufeld called this game "My Gioconda" and published it many times.
Nov-16-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Domdaniel: Do you smile to tempt a lover, Mona Lisa?
Or is this your way to hide a broken heart?
Many dreams have been brought to your doorstep
They just lie there and they die there
Are you warm, are you real, Mona Lisa?
Or just a cold and lonely lovely work of art?
Jan-30-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  ColeTrane: Does this pun mean that CG is actually keeping the real version of this game in an air tight seal in they basement and that all we get to see is the fake reproduction with out telling us the truth about it.... just like the Louvre....?
Mar-29-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  iking: what a game ...
Mar-29-17  AlicesKnight: A fascinating piece of cut-and-thrust. Among other things I like Black inducing White to self-block the K-side attack with his own Ps. Why did White "castle into it" at move 19?
Mar-29-17  Ironmanth: Agreeing with much of the discussion here: fantastic game! Missing you, Grandmaster Gufeld. You were a treasured trainer and chess icon.
Mar-29-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: Nat King Cole-Mona Lisa
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NID...
Mar-29-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  morfishine: With <3...d6> this more resembles a Pirc defense vs a true KID, which is almost always typified by <1...Nf6> not <1...g6>, which in itself, is more common in the Modern defense, all of which are closely related :)

Hope that's not too convoluted :)

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