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|Mar-04-15|| ||Fusilli: BTW, I was thinking once that I would also teach from zero that way, and then I'd move on to playing games of king and eight pawns versus king and eight pawns. And then king and, say, seven pawns vs. king and seven pawns (where the missing pawns are not both on the same file), and so on.|
|Mar-05-15|| ||parisattack: <Shams: <parisattack> Modern GMs would play endgames pretty darn well if they got to analyze them overnight first.>|
This is true; a valid point. Assuming you mean sans engine -although that is their Achille's Heel right now I think. But even considering IMHO the endgame phase of GMs was stronger in days-gone-by. I am fairly confident the 2200-2300 players I knew in the early 70s would meter out around 2500 today. Of course, then its a ratings discussion.
<Mating Net: A certain Norwegian is pretty good at endgames.>
Indeed he does! And, he is Numero Una in some part because of it.
ALOHA to <TheFocus>!!
|Mar-05-15|| ||TheFocus: <parisattack> Aloha back at ya!|
I am up and walking now. Rough year so far, but maybe I can still drag my carcass up Diamond Head.
|Mar-05-15|| ||parisattack: Howdy <TheFocus> Better to drag it over to the Shore Bird beach bar, have a couple brewskis and ogle the girls on the beach! Then hit Akasaka for a night of sushi. Grab a couple dancers from Misty II and hideout in a tatami room.|
|Mar-18-15|| ||offramp: The world champion beats a mongoloid. What's the big deal?|
|Mar-25-15|| ||thegoodanarchist: <Fusilli: Okay but your link takes me to page 1207 of the kibitzer's cafe, where people are discussing the Torre attack, the number pi,...>|
Which reminds me, Pi Day was extra special this year, because the first five digits are the same as the date this year, 3.14.15, if one uses the shorthand of "15" for the year "2015".
I wonder if folks enjoyed Pi Day as much on March 14th, 1915?
I doubt it, since a major world-wide war was going on in 1915.
Probably the only time that Pi Day could have been better was in 1592, when it would have been 3/14/1592. But of course pie, the only dish appropriate for celebrating Pi Day, was not known by the natives of the New World, who of course guarded the secret of coffee, the only beverage that combines perfectly with pie.
It would only be in 1595, when the secret of coffee was stolen from the Incas by Fernando Cortez, that the sumptuous combination of pie with coffee was finally given to the world.
The entire story is discussed here:
|May-15-15|| ||crippledpawn: I had Apple Pie on PI DAY! at Denny's!|
|Oct-16-15|| ||gabriel25: <thegoodanarchist> Chocolate, we got chocolate.
After eating Montesuma the king of Mexico would drink chocolate and smoke a herb that made him sleep. Herb that was not tobacco according to Bernal Diaz del Castillo who knew about tobacco because they started the trip to conquer from Cuba. |
Bernal who wrote the "True History..." because he was tired of the many lies being told about the conquest of Mexico
is very interesting and entertaining.
Coffee: unlike potatos, tomatoes, pineapples and green and red pepper was not from here, i think but dont remember exactly whether the Arabs or the Turks had it, and sugar too.
With applepie in New York two central european brothers put their somputer to calculate "Pi" to a billion decimal places. I always remember news 10 or 15 years old, an article in the New Yorker, wish I could rmember, probably you already know.
|Nov-16-15|| ||Nightsurfer: <The King's Indian Attack> rules, herewith two corresponding cases: Fischer vs Panno, 1970 and A Skripchenko vs I Krush, 2004 - plus a more recent game that demonstrates that <The KIA> works against the French Defence too, just compare R Gralla vs S Demel, 2015 (though the foregoing game has been battled out in a more primitive way than the other examples, for sure!).|
|Mar-05-16|| ||Del ToRo: Just another amazing game, thanks|
|Jul-09-16|| ||garland: This game is kind of the Holy Grail of KIA players. Lose on the queenside but have a strong positional attack based on the dark squares.|
|Sep-12-16|| ||drollere: the white mating mechanism, constructed from 25. Qg5 to 29. Bg2, is remarkable. (Be4#, after Kxh7, hxg6++, Kxg6 is of course the nail in the coffin.) 30. Qh6 to pull the trigger is perfectly timed.|
|Jan-05-17|| ||AlicesKnight: According to the Wade et al Fischer games collection, 13.a3 was the key to blunting Black's Q-side attack. A beautiful finish (especially 29.Bg2), one among many jewels in his crown.|
|Jan-05-17|| ||Grbasowski: 23. Bf6 is amazing.|
|Jan-05-17|| ||Howard: Fischer said (according to Evans' The Chess Opening for You) that he actually had spent more time on 13.a3 than on any other move in the game. He wanted to safeguard his queenside in case his kingside attack failed to go through.|
|Jan-05-17|| ||kevin86: In order for Black to stop one mate, he had to allow a second one.|
|Jan-05-17|| ||RookFile: Near the end, black was hoping to get ...Bd3 in for defensive purposes, but Fischer didn't give him a chance.|
|Jan-05-17|| ||ColeTrane: I was just looking at this the other day! I want some NEW shizl but how could they know...?|
|Jan-05-17|| ||morfishine: This is one reason I stopped reading most posts. You folks can't resist over-using that nauseating word "amazing"|
How bout using some imagination and at least search for alternate words, like incredible or fascinating or just great?
The word 'amazing' needs to be banned from usage by all humanity for at least one year; just like stupid-new words are created each year, nauseating, worn out, cliche-driven words need to be banned each year, at least for a period of time
|Jan-05-17|| ||Ron: The recent Berlin terrorist attack was done by a man from Tunisia, who went through various European countries in the Schengen Area before, and after, his attack.|
And here we have chessgames.com's Game of the Day, called "A Night in Tunisia."
I find this somewhat in poor taste, though I guess it isn't as bad as chessgames's "Richter Scale"
K Richter vs Gruenfeld, 1928
after over 230,000 people had died in the 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake.
|Jan-06-17|| ||Mendrys: The Berlin attack was weeks ago. It's very likely a coincidence that the attackers home country has been invoked by CG.|
|Jan-06-17|| ||Ron: <Mendrys> By my count, its about 17 days ago. And its still fresh in a lot of people minds.|
I am interested in what chessgaes.com says.
|Jan-06-17|| ||ughaibu: Ron: You have forced a tenuous connection that I can't imagine any serious reason for finding offensive. On the other hand, the excessive claims to be offended at the drop of a hat, I do find offensive. Your comments are insulting to the admin. and the other members.|
|Jan-06-17|| ||Ron: <ughaibu> But surely you are aware of the previous poor taste they showed: |
K Richter vs Gruenfeld, 1928
If that wasn't done, I doubt I would be speculating about this Game of the Day.
But you know what, I just found out there is a jazz piece called "Night in Tunisia". I'm not a connoisseur of jazz.
|Jul-12-18|| ||Ulhumbrus: <Howard: Fischer said (according to Evans' The Chess Opening for You) that he actually had spent more time on 13.a3 than on any other move in the game. He wanted to safeguard his queenside in case his kingside attack failed to go through.> Interesting, and possibly instructive. So Fischer did not want to gamble his queenside on a king side attack which he was not sure would succeed.|
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