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Oct-01-14 Robert James Fischer
HeMateMe: I'll rent it. It can't be all bad. The last chess movie I saw was the documentary about Kasparov v. Deep Blue. It was funny, as it showed what a paranoid, hypercompetitive person GK is. He even suggested in the film that in a separate ...
Oct-01-14 George Trundle Masters (2014)
Benzol: <Richard> I didn't know that some of the games are being broadcast live. Doesn't help me much though as I have to head off to work at about 2:30pm.
Oct-01-14 S Williams vs O Vasiliev, 2004
patzer2: After <Catfriend>'s 11...Bh3! 12. Qa4 Bxg2 13. Rg1 Bxf3 14. Bxf3 Qxh2 <15. Rh1> I like Fritz's 15...Qd6 (instead of 15...Qe5). Fritz evaluates the position after 15...Qd6 as a pawn plus for Black (15...Qe5 recommended by ...
Oct-01-14 Robert Stronach Mitchell
Richard Taylor: Benzol - the bio should talk about his contributions to chess and his role in the recovery of bodies at Antarctica in the tragic Erebus disaster of 1979.
Oct-01-14 Kibitzer's Café
HeMateMe: Fischer's 24 game winning streak: < >
Oct-01-14 Peter Morten
Richard Taylor: Leonard Barden still does the Gaurdian weekly problem and the NZ Listener. I look at the Listener one each week. Some interesting problems, pity no games as in the old days...
Oct-01-14 M Steadman vs K Zelesco, 2014
Richard Taylor: My machine preferred 23. Ng2 keeping the pawn on f7.
Oct-01-14 Greco vs NN, 1620
Anton Stortchilov: ...and trade Knight+Rook+Bishop against Queen+Pawn? I'm not sure this is a better idea than the actual line.
Oct-01-14 K Polishchuk vs P Garbett, 2014
Richard Taylor: Good play by Garbett. 27. ... Bxg2+ was a good shot!
Oct-01-14 Kenneth Rogoff
HeMateMe: <A large enough dose of vitamin C will cure Ebola, or any other viral illness. This is entirely unbelievable to most people> including the medical community, because it is untrue or unsafe.
Oct-01-14 M Martinez Romero vs D Gonzales, 2014
Nightsurfer: <al wazir> I had the same idea as you - <18.Nf6+ ...> - with the "main" line <18. ... gxf6? 19.Qg5+ ...> & <20.Qf5 ... > pp.! I am quite happy that I have not been alone!
Oct-01-14 Negi vs T Abrahamyan, 2012
morfishine: <Fusilli> I dunno, maybe chess blindness or her flag fell. The "weakpoint" <h6> is an illusion
Oct-01-14 The World vs Naiditsch, 2014
Oct-01-14 Magnus Carlsen
fisayo123: Looks like Carlsen would cease from being the biggest thing out of Norway in the not to distant future ! :)
Oct-01-14 FIDE Grand Prix Baku (2014)
Chessgames Bookie: The Fall Leg of the ChessBookie Game is now under way, with an enthusiastic new bookie (<wordfunph>) and plenty of exciting betting action! Place your bets here... FIDE Grand Prix Baku 2014: Tournament Winner FIDE ...
Oct-01-14 Kasimdzhanov vs Judit Polgar, 2002
SpiritedReposte: Someone playing chess was checkmated!!???
Oct-01-14 Svidler vs Kasimdzhanov, 2005
SpiritedReposte: <When you see a good move, look for a better one> Golden advice from Lasker I believe.
Oct-01-14 Komodo vs Houdini, 2013
yurikvelo: <ahmadov> another huge advantage of opening books is massive time saving. To make first 6-8-12 moves ready available in book, machine must spend all available regular time control to reach the same ply deep as it can afford with ...
Oct-01-14 P Darini vs I Kovalenko, 2014
breakbad: 25. gxf3 Qg5+ take on d2
Oct-01-14 Petrosian vs Aronin, 1961
Dr. J: <An Englishman: to 11.exf3. If 11.Bxf3 Ne5!, threatening 12...Nxf3+ or 12...a6> Perhaps not: 11.Bxf3 Ne5 12.Nc7+ wins; or if 11.Bxf3 0-0 12.Bf4 and White's position seems fine to me. So what would TVP have done?
Oct-01-14 Bronstein vs Botvinnik, 1951
RookFile: Botvinnik was a worthy champ. However, taking Steinitz as an example, Botvinnik doesn't measure up to the task of being top 10. Steinitz won matches as champ. Botvinnik - not exactly.
Oct-01-14 Vyzmanavin vs Bronstein, 1983
Caissanist: Might have been fatigue, since Bronstein was 59 when this game was played.
Oct-01-14 Kasimdzhanov vs Kramnik, 2014
zanzibar: Kasimdzhanov has a nice video of the game here - ("Watch a sample from the Olympiad-special for free!" about 1/4 way down). He found this amazing continuation using engines while analyzing the game ...
Oct-01-14 Botvinnik vs Fischer, 1962
PhilFeeley: <kadopov: Are they brothers?> Seriously? How can you not know this?
Oct-01-14 Fabiano Caruana
Granny O Doul: Strange accent? Fabiano is as New York as an egg cream from Gem Spa.
Oct-01-14 R Byrne vs Fischer, 1963
Cheapo by the Dozen: It is a bit tricky for me to see how Black punches through after 22 Kf2. In most lines White seems to hold with 23 Nf3. And while 22 Kf2 Bxd4+ 23 Qxd4 Qh3 24 Nd5 Qxh2+ 25 Kf1 Ba6+ is unhealthy for White, 22 Kf2 Bxd4+
Oct-01-14 Keene vs J Sanz, 1976
An Englishman: Good Evening: Powerful game by Raymond Keene. 36.White to Play might prove suitable as a Tuesday-Wednesday puzzle.
Oct-01-14 Wesley So
dunkenchess: Ilang tulog na lang.
Oct-01-14 Biographer Bistro
zanzibar: <Karpova> Thanks again. It would have been nice to have an exact location, but all your info is helpful. I'll leave it at Germany then. <Stonehedge> I'll look into that a little tomorrow. I suspect you're right about the ...
Oct-01-14 Richard Rapport
Mr. V: He's currently playing a match against Viktor Laznicka Rapport won the first game with black, from a strange opening as expected. This should be a good match.
Oct-01-14 Paulo Bersamina
pinoymaster77: Yun na siguro rest of chess calendar for Q4. This Oct eh sa intl eh World Juniors, tapos sa local eh yung La Salle Dasma team event on Oct 19 then to be followed by Tanauan rapid event the ff weekend. In Nov, yung 2 intl events ng ...
Sep-30-14 Reshevsky vs Benko, 1959
RookFile: An odd place for a draw. If you're trying to win a tournament with Fischer in this you need to be trying for 1-0 with white.
Sep-30-14 Reshevsky vs Benko, 1960
RookFile: Adjourned game. I'm sure both sides saw deeply into the position. Down a pawn against Benko in such an endgame? Forget about it.
Sep-30-14 Eugenio Torre
pinoymaster77: Ayan, magkaroon na ng Korean kimchi sa PBA. Matutunan din sana natin yung catch and shoot / quick release nila (like sharpshooters Cho, Mon Ming goo) and layup with both left and right foot last steps. Mga nagpahirap satin na teams ...
Sep-30-14 Baku Open (2014)
Penguincw: Final standings (9 rounds): 1) Inarkiev 7 1) Lupulescu 7 3) Berkes 6.5 3) Onischuk 6.5 5) Baryshpolets 6 5) Areshchenko 6 5) Efimenko 6 5) Krasenkow 6 5) Smirnov 6 5) Zhigalko 6 5) Kuzubov 6 5) Kovalenko 6 ...
Sep-30-14 Andrey Baryshpolets
Penguincw: Updated: Baryshpolets actually started out 4/4 before drawing Alexander Areshchenko with white in Round 5. He ended finishing with 6/9 and 5th place, while gaining 18.9 rating points. The October 2014 list says he's down to 2537, so ...
Sep-30-14 Constantin Lupulescu
Penguincw: Tough luck to Constantin Lupulescu, who finished with 7/9 at the Baku Open (2014) , only to be edged by Ernesto Inarkiev on the TPR tiebreaker (2528-2512). He did gain more rating points however (11.8 vs. 9.0).
Sep-30-14 Ernesto Inarkiev
Penguincw: Congratz to Ernesto Inarkiev for winning the Baku Open (2014) on tiebreaks, ahead of Constantin Lupulescu . His TPR was slightly better (2528 vs. 2512). Both finished with 7/9. It wasn't easy, as Inarkiev, the 2nd seed had to beat 3rd ...
Sep-30-14 Psakhis vs Geller, 1982
Poisonpawns: White built his entire game on stopping c5. When black sacrificed the pawn by playing 12..c5!! Whites game just crumbled. Turned out to be a faulty plan on Lev`s part.
Sep-30-14 David Bronstein
thegoodanarchist: Able was I, ere I saw elba
Sep-30-14 Taimanov vs Psakhis, 1981
Poisonpawns: One of the major themes of this game is the battle centered around the hanging pawns.White provokes black into this structure by pressuring the d file. White wants to show the weakness of the hanging duo,and black wants to show the ...
Sep-30-14 William Joseph Ingoldsby
perfidious: At Ellis Island, his son passed through the gates and the inspector said, 'That's too long--we'll trim it to Goldsby!' and that-a was that-a.
Sep-30-14 Tal vs J Flesch, 1981
Poisonpawns: In French
Sep-30-14 Dr. S
TheFocus: <OCF> You shouldn't be bragging about how you can afford to go out to fancy fast food restaurants while the rest of us are subsisting on gruel and beanie wienies and Government cheese.
Sep-30-14 J Mason vs Dr. S, 1882
Jim Bartle: Ed. Lasker vs G A Thomas, 1912 could have ended with 0-0-0.
Sep-30-14 G Moser vs E Moser, 2013
waustad: It looks like the theme of their encounters is not enough compensation for the exchange. Considering how often Eva M winds up in time trouble, I wonder if the whole end of this game was played on increment.
Sep-30-14 Rogelio Antonio Jr
smurph: Make that 82,000 games
Sep-30-14 Ilija Balinov
waustad: He hasn't played a rated game since 2008, unlike many players who continue in leagues after they have stopped being professional players, in the sense that prizes are their main income.
Sep-30-14 K Polishchuk vs G Lane, 2014
Benzol: Kirill Polishchuk is the lowest rated player in the Masters section of the George Trundle Masters (2014) tournament but he played a nice attack here.
Sep-30-14 Laura Unuk
cro777: <alexmagnus> <In any case closer to 15> That is correct. To be more precise, she was born on 09 November 1999. http://barbarajaksejersic.files.wor... (Ljubim šah = I love chess)
Sep-30-14 Fischer vs Panno, 1970
todicav23: I guess Panno didn't want to play a reversed Sicilian with a tempo in minus, against mighty Fischer.
Sep-30-14 Fischer vs Panno, 1970
jerseybob: LIFE Master AJ: How could you analyze this game and not discuss the consequences of 10..Qb6!?
Sep-30-14 H Zollner vs K Junge, 1942
yureesystem: lost in space, I agree, it should be call Junge variation not Botvinnik.
Sep-30-14 Anish Giri
bugabay: That's Mr T trophy.... Beauty is in the eye of the beholder...
Sep-30-14 Stockholm Interzonal (1962)
perfidious: Thirteen GMs sounds right, for Bilek and Pomar were only awarded their titles at the FIDE Congress held later that year and Yanofsky in 1964.
Sep-30-14 Navara vs Korchnoi, 2008
patzer2: Here's my look at the recent Sunday (28. ?) puzzle and game using Fritz 12: <24. Bc2 Kf8> Better is 24...Qc4 = to , which puts up more resistance and offers practical drawing ...
Sep-30-14 P N Lee vs A J Whiteley, 1968
jerseybob: Up to white's 10th move identical with Fischer-Panno, 1970, when black compliantly played 10..d5!? and Fischer was off to the races with 11.e5. Here, Whitely plays the move some recommended for Panno, 10..Qb6!?. But it's not entirely ...
Sep-30-14 Stockfish (Computer)
MarkFinan: <supertimchan: Stockfish 5 is better than Houdini> Ever since the last update I've only beaten it once I think. Ironically enough with the black pieces too, but set to 65% strength. It really is a great app to play against now. I ...
Sep-30-14 A Zbrzezny vs Dreev, 2011
rodchuck: Check the c-file after black's move 11. Not only is there a figure on every square, but it is also perfectly symmetrical, B,Q,N,B,b,n,q,b! The rest of the board is pretty symmetrical too.
Sep-30-14 S Bogner vs A C Hansen, 2005
whiteshark: Why did White resign?
Sep-30-14 A J Goldsby
Garech: Oh, I think AJ is not allowed to post in games anymore - it says as much in his profile, anyway. -Garech
Sep-30-14 Steinitz vs Sandemann, 1867
sachistu: Yes, I believe so, on both counts <Gallicrow>. Four of the six were published in Chess Player's Chronicle 1867 p113-117. I have not been able to find a reliable source for the other two (the game above being one...the other ...
Sep-30-14 Short vs Morozevich, 2010
SpiritedReposte: 36. Rb8!! The kind of move that you look twice at and still can't believe it.
Sep-30-14 Szabo vs Bronstein, 1955
tranquilsimplicity: The great Bronstein, the quintessential anti-materialist rejects an exchange of Bishop for Rook in favour of a superior position Bf5!#
Sep-30-14 H Lehmann vs K Junge, 1942
hcgflynn: <Trebbybear> I don't see any win for white after Qc6.
Sep-30-14 C F Ekeberg vs M Oleksienko, 2013
Chinchi: very instructive ending: "how to exploit a one pawn advantage"
Sep-30-14 Jens Kotainy
Lovuschka: It seems like Kotainy has completely retired from chess.
Sep-30-14 Savielly Tartakower
Karpova: Dr. Wotawa reports on the match between Tartakower and Ernst Gruenfeld : Right after coming back from Bad Pistyan (1922) , Grünfeld stated that he wanted to play a match. Tartakower immediately declared his willingness to contest a ...
Sep-30-14 I Nikolayev vs G Rusyniak, 2004
MarkFinan: I know I say I have a bad memory but I just shocked myself by remembering this position! After Bxd6 QxB.... It's nearly the same position!? [DIAGRAM] [DIAGRAM]
Sep-30-14 Schiffers vs Chigorin, 1878
bengalcat47: Thomastonk, what is the title of this book on Queen sacrifices?
Sep-30-14 A David vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2014
SuperPatzer77: Black to move and win - see diagram below: [DIAGRAM] 27...Bxg4!, 28. Be4 (White tries to block the e-file) Rxe4!, 29. Qa8+ Kxg7, 30. Qa1+ Kh7 (Now White has no defense against 31...Qh1# or if 31. f3/f4, then 31...Bh3#)
Sep-30-14 V Iordachescu vs G Mammadzada, 2014
HeMateMe: yeah, quite a slugfest right out of the opening!
Sep-30-14 I Bilek vs Szily, 1954
patzer2: White's win begins earlier than the two-move-mate 29. Bh6+ Rxh6 30. Qg7#. The decisive combination begins with the combined pin and clearance move 25. Qh8! . This clever move (25. ...
Sep-30-14 Judit Polgar vs A Rasmussen, 2013
MarkFinan: I love this game but I think this is a lot better and JP missed it.. It's all forced from here too. 26.Nxh7!! ..kxN 27.hxg+ ..fxg 28. Qg4! (threatening Qd7+) so.. Qe8 29.Qh4+ ..kg7 30.Rh3 ..kf8 31.Rf3 winning the queen. [DIAGRAM] Until ...
Sep-30-14 Anita Gara
waustad: After her third round win today against GM Evgeny Romanov she is leading the Oslo Open with 2.5/3.
Sep-30-14 V Rasulov vs E Safarli, 2014
Bruce Graham: Some nice knight dancing in this one.
Sep-30-14 Caruana vs Aronian, 2014
Boris Schipkov: This game with my commentary in .
Sep-30-14 Chithambaram V R Aravindh
twinlark: Congraturlations also on being the runner up at the World U16 championship.
Sep-30-14 Stavroula Tsolakidou
twinlark: Not to mention runner up at the much higher Girls U18 category this year.
Sep-30-14 Caruana vs Ponomariov, 2014
yiotta: <nobrowser> if 37...Qc8 then 38.gxf7 Bxf7 (forced), 39.Re7 with too many threats.
Sep-30-14 Olexandr Bortnyk
twinlark: New world U18 champion. Congratulations.
Sep-30-14 Atle Groenn
Appaz: Excellent commentator during live chess broadcasts, too. Excellent Plus, I would actually say.
Sep-30-14 Golombek vs Bronstein, 1954
tranquilsimplicity: That is 33.Bxe4??.
Sep-30-14 Topalov vs Kramnik, 1999
tranquilsimplicity: <newzild> Sarfati claims that the Cochrane Gambit is dubious? Bronstein asserts that the gambit is very playable. And to prove it, Topalov, a super GM played it against the World Number 2, Kramnik, and the game was drawn.
Sep-30-14 Alekhine vs Teichmann, 1921
Kramsalov: Great game of Teichmann.. As for Alekhine, every chessplayer has a game when he had wanted only a draw, but had lost beacause of that)
Sep-30-14 Alekhine vs Teichmann, 1921
Kramsalov: Interesting that for Nimzovich this game might be unexplainable! White gave up e5 and allowed their center e4 and d5 to be blocked
Sep-30-14 Teichmann vs Alekhine, 1921
Kramsalov: I do not understand if you have only 6 games match, what's a reason to draw in a position full of life..
Sep-30-14 Teichmann vs Alekhine, 1921
Kramsalov: It looks like Alekhine did not see 21.Re1! He thought that pawn h will stay immobilized due to rook on h1 ...
Sep-30-14 Bronstein vs A Mirzoev, 1996
joddon: very interesting game to analyze from start to finish... well I guess really was white trying to just guess blacks moves cus he really didn't penetrate a good attack..... what was happening here was Bronstein was too sure that blacks ...
Sep-30-14 Richard Kenneth Guy
Stonehenge: Happy 98th Birthday:)
Sep-30-14 Friedrich Saemisch
Karpova: <Stonehenge> thanks! I corrected the Bio.
Sep-30-14 Alastair F White
Sally Simpson: Alastair is a very good friend of mine - we must have played hundreds of skitles, blitz games.... He has some sparkling games on his C.V. especially from the 70's and 80's. I use to hate noting up his games and had to resort to ...
Sep-30-14 J Henseler vs D Klein, 2011
FSR: Klein Battle.

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