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Veselin Topalov vs Alexey Shirov
Linares (1998)  ·  Gruenfeld Defense: Exchange Variation (D85)  ·  0-1
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Aug-03-14  Conrad93: 47. Bh3 isn't that unusual.

This is easy to spot if you know your bishop vs. pawns endgames.

Aug-03-14
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  plang: ?!? yea right - anyone would have seen it
Aug-04-14  Conrad93: Anyone with knowledge about bishop vs. pawns endgames would have played this an instant.

What seems amazing to us is relatively simple to a GM.

Aug-04-14  Jim Bartle: <Conrad93: What seems amazing to us is relatively simple to a GM.>

Strange. Lots of GMs were astounded by this finish.

Aug-05-14  Whitehat1963: <Anyone would have seen it ..." Really? Good lord! I know my chess-blindness is well established, but I'm still trying to figure out how black wins in the final position. As for 47...Bh3, well, that's far beyond my vision.
Aug-05-14  Whitehat1963: I imagine someone of <Conrad93>'s vision would also have seen these finishes about 10 or 12 moves ahead:

Topalov vs Anand, 2005

Karjakin vs Topalov, 2006

Aug-05-14
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  perfidious: <Whitehat> As Ralph Kramden would have put it: a mere bag of shells.
Aug-07-14  Wyatt Gwyon: <<Conrad93><Anyone with knowledge about bishop vs. pawns endgames would have played this an instant.>>

Wrong.

Aug-07-14
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  perfidious: <Wyatt> That statement was so moronic that it was not worth a response--another day at the beach in the Kingdom of Southeast Idiotville: ruler, <Conrad the First>.
Aug-07-14  Jim Bartle: To my knowledge < conrad93> has never commented on a game in progress, despite many opportunities. If he did we would learn if he really could see what claims anyone could see.
Aug-07-14
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  perfidious: <Jim> That would be a 2700-level treat.

And I am not referring to the pearls of wisdom he would cast from On High, either.....

Aug-07-14  Wyatt Gwyon: <perfidious: <Wyatt> That statement was so moronic that it was not worth a response--another day at the beach in the Kingdom of Southeast Idiotville: ruler, <Conrad the First>.>

This one is right up there with the en passant comment from a few months back.

Aug-07-14
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  perfidious: <Wyatt> Is en passant that funny little move with that there pawn y'all make, like? Or was it a Freudian slip and did y'all mean <ein pissant>?
Aug-07-14  Whitehat1963: Not to get off topic, but does anyone have opinions on what games might have the most moves worthy of exclamations or double-exclamations on both sides of the board?
Aug-07-14
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  MarkFinan: R Byrne vs Larry Evans, 1965

Whitehat1963. In my opinion... This game.

Aug-07-14  Whitehat1963: <MarkFinan>, that's a very good candidate! Thanks! Others, anyone?
Aug-07-14  Whitehat1963: I'm no expert, but I think these are pretty remarkable:

Topalov vs Kramnik, 2008

R Cifuentes vs V Zvjaginsev, 1995

Kupreichik vs Tal, 1970

Tal vs Geller, 1958

Tal vs Miller, 1988

Topalov vs Anand, 2005

Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999

Aug-07-14  FairyPromotion: <Whitehat1963> Very interesting question! Though it penalizes miniatures a bit, I would like to see what other members think as well.

The first game that immediately came to my mind was Serper vs I Nikolaidis, 1993, and as far as exclamations by single side are concerned I think it should be tough to beat.

As for both sides filling the game with exclamations and double exclamations I'd say A Volokitin vs Mamedyarov, 2012 takes the cake.

If you want to have a look at the draws as well, then Anand vs Topalov, 2005 is the obvious choice.

Aug-08-14  Whitehat1963: This one has some pretty jaw-dropping moves:

Geller vs Karpov, 1976

Aug-08-14  Whitehat1963: I don't know how good it is on both sides, but for sheer entertainment value, it's hard to beat this gem, one of my all-time favorites:

Marshall vs G Marco, 1904

Aug-09-14  Whitehat1963: And here's one more:

Capablanca vs Marshall, 1918

Sep-02-14
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  AylerKupp: <plang>, <Jim Bartle>, <Wyatt Gwyon>, <perfidious> Don’t you all know by now that <Conrad93> is a classic troll and is only saying things this to get a rise out of you? And this time he apparently succeeded.

Remember: Don't feed the trolls.

Sep-02-14  Petrosianic: What's a Classic Troll, exactly? One who only trolls at 45/2 speed or slower?
Sep-02-14  zanzibar: <Petrosianic> 9600baud - if you're odd enough to remember!
Oct-19-14
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  Ke2: <Conrad93> Lolololol this troll account is fantastic
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