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Aug-22-14 The World vs Naiditsch, 2014
Aug-22-14 Kenneth Rogoff
hedgeh0g: <Richard Dawkins: 'Immoral' not to abort Down's foetuses>
Aug-22-14 Topalov vs Beliavsky, 1999
Nick46: Very smooth manoeuvering on the part of Veselin, ending up with a decisive topographical advantage.
Aug-22-14 Eugenio Torre
dunkenchess: The children can now see what the elders are doing. Bad and bad example for them to follow in the future.
Aug-22-14 Biographer Bistro
WCC Editing Project: <rookhouse> Outstanding, thank you! Yes I should think that's sufficient in this case. If all of the information came out of one tournament book then you only need list that one book as the source. When I was sourcing ...
Aug-22-14 Hans-Joachim Federer
achieve: Mac said Bjorn looked relieved in an odd kind of way when they shook hands in 81 - that ought to tell you something. Given my previous post including the Lennart Bergelin quote this Borg story should be becoming a bit more understandible.
Aug-22-14 Wesley So
edbermac: <A player with a " touch of Fischer." > Did Fischer ever play a game like this? Eljanov vs W So, 2013
Aug-22-14 Tibor
Shams: I believe it's Hungarian, although I thought a first name. <Annie.K> would be the one to ask.
Aug-22-14 I Saric vs Huzman, 2014
rickycota: 41. Rxg6 K or Bxg6 42. Rb2 a6 43. a4 and I think white ends in total control of the situation. The white squared black bishop is no threat so is an easier ending I guees.
Aug-22-14 Garry Kasparov
HeMateMe: He was probably a communist by convenience. Same for Karpov. Just do what you have to do so you can travel, earn some western currency, and buy those Beatles records and western jeans. Western currency would allow them to shop in the ...
Aug-22-14 Kibitzer's Café
KKDEREK: Me neither, but i guess is Just about Lou and his attitude, dark, his Black leather jackets and so forth.
Aug-22-14 Taimanov vs Matulovic, 1970
alshatranji: <perfidious: Anyone can-just use the brackets, as above.> I know I can do that. I was wondering if there is a quotation button or something like that.
Aug-22-14 Kramnik vs Topalov, 2014
waustad: It's a little like a good season for OSU but losing to Michigan. It's cost coaches a job before this.
Aug-22-14 Anna Zozulia
waustad: In Austria at the resort at Feffernitz, the Belgian's are doing well. Anna Z is in a tie for second place with one loss, to her husband. Games are available here:
Aug-22-14 P Kiss vs Tibor, 1973
yadasampati: 27. g6!! is the start of a beautiful mating combination, sacrificing rook and queen and a tricky (discovered) double check in the end
Aug-22-14 Paulo Bersamina
pinoymaster77: Yup, sana nga maipadala IM-Elect Pau and WIM Frayna. And that 2014 Natl Jr champs Marc Nazario and Marie Antoinette San Diego could go, they have the resources and sponsors. Sa Gune India pala when I checked sa sites, dunno if its ...
Aug-22-14 Louis F Stumpers
beatgiant: <al wazir> A source about the phenomenon: Besides the issue of sex-selective abortions (for example, in Femalaysia, a couple wanting more than one child might abort when the ultrasound shows a ...
Aug-22-14 Portisch vs E Jimenez Zerquera, 1970
perfidious: The later loss to which I alluded a while ago was not to Panno, but came in Polugaevsky vs Portisch, 1973 .
Aug-22-14 Portisch vs A Lombard, 1976
perfidious: <FSR> This unfortunate performance by the Hungarian grandmaster when potential qualification was on the line was not without precedent: M Aaron vs Portisch, 1962 , Portisch vs E Jimenez Zerquera, 1970 and Polugaevsky vs Portisch,
Aug-22-14 G Barcza vs Tibor, 1939
waustad: <pawnofdoom>It certainly isn't the Balm of Gedeon.
Aug-22-14 Francisco Vallejo-Pons
waustad: <refused> That wouldn't surprise me at all. I have remembered wrong before this and I could easily have done it again.
Aug-22-14 John Paul Gomez
pinoymaster77: Kabayang GM Panjol, All the best sa on-going COTABATO CENTENNIAL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP-Gov. Lala Talino-Mendoza Mindanao Open Rooftop, Capitol, Amas, Kidapawan City(Aug. 21-25,2014)
Aug-22-14 B Molinari vs L Roux Cabral, 1943
ColeTrane: being in colorado, I respect the fact Uruguay went legal
Aug-21-14 Odd Lie
Abdel Irada: <Mr. President: I thought Africa was a country.> I thought you thought it was our 58th state. ∞
Aug-21-14 John Hanks
optimal play: This game is from the 16th Chess Olympiad played in Tel Aviv 1964 Qualifying Group 5; 6th round; 8th November John Hanks (Australia) vs Paul Reissmann (Puerto Rico) [Event "16th Chess Olympiad"] [Site "Tel Aviv, Israel"] [Date
Aug-21-14 G Meins vs L Gutman, 2004
Cheapo by the Dozen: And by the way -- I'm in the camp that says this was a lot easier over the board than in a puzzle. ... Rxf2 was clearly an advantageous move, so you play it and put the burden on White to pick a way through the complications.
Aug-21-14 Anatoly Karpov
HeMateMe: The '84 match... <It was all very fishy. When a Western reporter asked about rumors concerning Karpov's mental and physical deterioration, Campomanes noted that the champion had fortuitously just entered the hall and would speak for ...
Aug-21-14 H Melkumyan vs E Iturrizaga, 2014
MountainMatt: Black played the wrong piece to f8 - 23...Nf8, not Bf8, lets the queen run for cover.
Aug-21-14 Botvinnik vs Keres, 1966
Travis Bickle: During this game I was pretty much clueless of what was going on... It was like Spock playing a Vulcan! Until I put it on Deep Fritz 14 that I started to see the genius of this game! What a great move by Botvinnik to end the game!!
Aug-21-14 Karpov vs Gulko, 1996
HeMateMe: Not too bad for a guy perhaps ten years past his prime. Remove Kasparov from the picture, and Karpov has a reign like Lasker's, but with many more title matches won.
Aug-21-14 Wolfgang Thormann
HeMateMe: You have to admit this is a great tough guy name.
Aug-21-14 Nunn vs I A Nataf, 1999
docbenway: Nunn annotates this game in his book Understanding Chess move by Move.
Aug-21-14 Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1927
Chessman1504: A fine game representative of Capablanca at his best. This is not an extremely complicated tactical position. It's a simple, classic demonstration of the third world champion's genius for planning and intuitive grasp of position. A ...
Aug-21-14 Lasker vs Nimzowitsch, 1934
tamar: I happened to be going through the game, and left for work with infinite analysis after move 54 to return to Komodo 5 flummoxed how to win at 34 ply. The trick to drawing from move 55 appears to be going for a passed "a" pawn, and then ...
Aug-21-14 FIDE World Championship Tournament (2007)
Mr. V: Wow, that makes more sense, thanks. FIDE had some crazy rules (and maybe still does). I guess you're right, however, in that Radjabov was following the rules, then suddenly the rules changed with Kramnik as Champion. I'm glad I missed all
Aug-21-14 A A Ryba vs M Sana, 2014
Ayaend: And 19. Cc4 for the white answer
Aug-21-14 B Sokolik vs J Kukawski, 1992
Garech: Gotta love the King's Gambit! -Garech
Aug-21-14 Biel Interzonal (1976)
perfidious: <Everett: Strange things happen when one doesn't quit but keeps playing.....> Considering that my last serious game was played at age forty, I have nothing to say, this once. (laughs)
Aug-21-14 I Hatem
catlover: People who hate cats.
Aug-21-14 Korchnoi vs Teschner, 1962
zydeco: This seems like vintage Korchnoi: as white, he's all about queenside pressure and then finding tricky tactics to pick off material. Pretty creative defense by Teschner; it's too bad that his defensive setup with 32....Qh3 doesn't work.
Aug-21-14 R G Smellie vs J A Boucher, 1916
ljfyffe: Boucher, J.A.(Montreal) - W.D. Robbins 1916 correspondence <1e4 e5 2Nc3 Nc6 3f4 exf4 4Nf3 Bb4 5Nd5 Nf6 6Bc4 0-0 70-0 Nxe4 8c3 Ba5 9d4 Nf6 10Bxf4 Nxd5 11Bxd5 Ne7 12Be4 d5 13Bxh7+ Kxh7 14Ng5+ Kg6 15h4 f5 16Rf3 Ng8 17Rg3 Kf6 18Qe2 Qe8 ...
Aug-21-14 M Smith vs J Sawyer, 1903
ljfyffe: Magus Smith-F.A. Hill 1903 Winnipeg-St. Paul telegraphic match <1e4 e5 2Nf3 Nc6 3Bc4 Nf6 4Nc3 Nxe4 5Bxf7+ Kxf7 6Nxe4b d5 7Neg5+ Kg8 8d3 h6 9Nh3 Be7 10Nhg1 Kh7 11h4 Rf8 12Be3 d4 13Bd2 Qe8 14Qe2 Bf6 150-0-0 Kg8 16Ne1 Ne7 17g4 Nd5 18Kb1 ...
Aug-21-14 Fedorov vs Bologan, 1999
plang: 10..Ne7!? seems passive (why not 10..Nd4) but it had been played in Makarov-Bannik 1959 Ukr Ch (Black won) when White responded 11 Nd2; 11 Be3 was new. Had Federov played 15 Ba7 Bologan had prepared 15..Bd7 16 Bxb8..Qxb8 17 Qc2..Rc8 18 ...
Aug-21-14 Bill Gates vs Carlsen, 2014
1d410: And I'm sure Bill Gates did deserve all his money. George Soros on the other hand...
Aug-21-14 Riga Technical University Open (2014)
Chessgames Bookie: Richard Rapport has opened his first three White games with 1.Nc3, 1.f4 and 1.b3 respectively. Will he keep using unusual opening moves, or will he switch to something more normal now he's facing his strongest opponent yet in ...
Aug-21-14 Nigel Short
HeMateMe: Nigel Short, covered by Sports Illustrated: "Short's conversation is laced with humor and irony. He chats and plays chess with the same relaxed nonchalance. While Kasparov is daring and bloodthirsty, relentlessly stalking his opponent's
Aug-21-14 Ahmad Fadzil Nayan vs Joseph Mensah Jamena, 2014
zanzibar: OK, most likely this should be < 2014.08.03 (R2.41) 1-0 Ahmad Fadzil Nayan -- Ndegwa Jackson (D15) 22 > Can anybody else check this?
Aug-21-14 Ahmad Fadzil Nayan
zanzibar: Chess-Results give this player as only having 8 games in <Tromso Open 2014 olm>. This agrees with my FIDE data. I think the Ahmad Fadzil Nayan vs Joseph Mensah Jamena, 2014 (Ahmad Fadzil Nayan vs Joseph Mensah Jamena) is incorrect.
Aug-21-14 Avital Boruchovsky
BIDMONFA: Avital Boruchovsky BORUCHOVSKY, Avital _
Aug-21-14 Robert James Fischer
Petrosianic: A lot of the usual careless errors you get when non-chess magazines try to write about chess. But they made a mistake I've never seen before, claiming that Fischer beat Keres at Portoroz, when of course Keres wasn't even there. They ...
Aug-21-14 Anderssen vs Zukertort, 1865
okiesooner: After 36...Kd7, what happens to Black after 37. Qf7+ followed by 38. Rb7?
Aug-21-14 Geller vs Benko, 1962
zydeco: Benko is hyper-aggressive out of the opening. I don't think I've seen a plan like 10....f5, ....f4, ....Qd6, ....Ng3 in a master game. That seems to work out fine, but then it's odd that Benko, after going to a lot of trouble to develop ...
Aug-21-14 Soumya Swaminathan
HeMateMe: I like picture no. 3--such innocence! And, she could probably still beat me, at age 3.
Aug-21-14 R Rapport vs A Boruchovsky, 2014
Xeroxx: Qh4 is plain nice.
Aug-21-14 Bacrot vs Karpov, 2013
FSR: <epicchess> No mistake. Black (Karpov) lost on time in a winning position.
Aug-21-14 A Gavrilov vs A Goganov, 2014
siggemannen: In the end, Rxg2 looks good for black
Aug-21-14 Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984
coldsweat: I think "later games" might be a bit of an understatement -- it took Garry thirty two games to finally win one.
Aug-21-14 Filip vs Uhlmann, 1962
zydeco: Filip gets a vicious-looking attack that Uhlmann coolly refutes. I like the threat of 24.Bxe7+ Qxe7 25.Qh8#. Probably white needed another preparatory move with 20.Rae1.
Aug-21-14 Teschner vs Geller, 1962
zydeco: I think white can draw with 34.Rd1 and then 34....Ra3+ 35.Kf2 Ra2+ 36.Kf3 (36.Kg3 would lose to 36.....Re2). 34.Rc6 seems like a misguided attempt to win when two pawns down.
Aug-21-14 Flohr vs Grob, 1933
posoo: "Grobeling on da flohr." POSOO SAID IT
Aug-21-14 Salwe / Allies vs W John / Allies, 1907
Karpova: On his travel back from Ostend, Salwe stayed for a few days in Barmen-Elberfeld. He played two consultation games in the Barmen Chess Club, and this one was the first - the other one was W John / Allies vs Salwe / Allies, 1907 . The game ...
Aug-21-14 K Spraggett vs X Vila Gazquez, 2008
coulapic: 9.cd5?? hg5 // 8... c6 9.cd5 cd5 10.Bd3 h6 11.Bh4
Aug-21-14 Hebden vs Romanishin, 1986
Christoforus Polacco: 15.Rdg1 ! ........... another way : 12.Qe3 Kh8 13.Bc4 d5 14.B:d5! cd 15.N:d5 and strong attack (if 15... N:d5? Q:h6+) Glazkov ........... If 15.N:d5 R:e4 - I suppose that enough good is 16.B:f6. So, probably ...
Aug-21-14 Vladislav Artemiev
Refused: Oh, the Artemiev - Eljanov game was really good. Great game by Artemiev. Artemiev, V. - Eljanov, P. 1. b3 Nf6 2. Bb2 c5 3. e3 Nc6 4. Nf3 e6 5. c4 d5 6. cxd5 exd5 7. Bb5 Bd7 8. O-O a6 9. Be2 Bd6 10. d4 cxd4 11. Nxd4 O-O 12. Nxc6 bxc6 13.
Aug-21-14 Jeremy Lim
KKDEREK: funny stuff
Aug-21-14 Jerome Blot
perfidious: This player tolerates no Blots upon his record.
Aug-21-14 Ibrahim Chahrani
zanzibar: Curious that this player's games from many (4!) earlier Olympiads were deemed worthy of inclusion on <CG>, but none from <Tromso Open OLM (2014)>. Hmm...
Aug-21-14 D Naroditsky vs M Molner, 2014
ralph46: it seems tome that black gets a clear advantage after 25 .. Ne3 for ex 26 Nxe3 fxe3 27 qxe3 exf3 28 qxg5 fxe2
Aug-21-14 Mdluli Meluleki vs D Ntagasigumwami, 2014
HSOL: <Domdaniel> Despite the not particularly impressive display by white here, white managed to win at least two games in the 2014 Olympiad.
Aug-21-14 Riveiro Inigo Argandona vs H Melkumyan, 2014
MissScarlett: <Inigo violated>
Aug-21-14 Lev Gutman
kevin86: Too bad there's no picture. I wonder if he looks like Sydney Greenstreet. lol
Aug-21-14 Spassky vs Fischer, 1972
Petrosianic: I think Karpov also described Fischer as the last of the "Old School Champions", who worked mainly on his own. Players are backed up by teams of analysts these days.
Aug-21-14 Levente Lengyel
Eastfrisian: According to Wikipedia: he died on 18. August 2014 R.I.P. Grandmaster Lengyel.
Aug-21-14 Larsen vs Ivkov, 1973
tamar: Larsen playing like a god. His ninth win in a row at Manila.
Aug-21-14 Petrosian vs Gligoric, 1970
bennythejets: very agressive from gligoric..great game!!
Aug-21-14 Riveiro Inigo Argandona vs A Aleksandrov, 2014
rune ohlsson: Taylor opening, nice to see. I think Black has to respond more aggressive.
Aug-21-14 Gelfand vs Svidler, 2014
bennythejets: good game!!
Aug-21-14 William Albert Fairhurst
Penguincw: R.I.P. IM William Albert Fairhurst.
Aug-21-14 Beer
whiteshark: How to fix a wobbly table in a Beer garden:
Aug-21-14 R Fradet vs K Spraggett, 1984
perfidious: <Stonehenge> Numerous depictions of players' games in those Wiki articles are far from being models of objectivity; on the other hand, I got to face most of the top Montreal players in blitz events in the 1990s, but never heard ...
Aug-21-14 J Pinski vs A Zontakh, 2001
yiotta: By move five, White's pieces are in such dis-harmony it's no wonder Black scores so well in this variation. Nicely played by Black to bring it home.
Aug-21-14 I Nei vs T Oim, 1961
ljfyffe: Jonathan Berry - Tonu Oim 1988 correspondence 1Nf3 Nf6 2g3 d5 3Bg2 e6 40-0 c5 5c4 dxc4 6Ne5 Nbd7 7Nxc4 Rb8 8a4 b6 9d3 Bb7 10e4 e5 11Nc3 a6 12f4 Qc7 13g4 Bd6 14g5 Ng8 15Qh5 Rd8 16Nd5 Bxd5 17exd5 g6 18Qf3 f5 19Nxd6+ Qxd6 20fxe5 Nxe5 21Qe2 ...
Aug-21-14 Ftacnik vs O Cvitan, 1997
SpiritedReposte: 23. ...Bxg2+! and 24. ...Qh3+!! pulls the white king unwillingly out of his castle to get trampled by those knights and pawn.
Aug-21-14 Anand vs Topalov, 1998
SpiritedReposte: Relentless attack from Anand.
Aug-21-14 Gregory Simon Koshnitsky
optimal play: This game is from the 16th Chess Olympiad played in Tel Aviv 1964 D-Final; 2nd round; 14th November Gregory Simon Koshnitsky (Australia) vs Kurt Dreyer (South Africa) [Event "16th Chess Olympiad"] [Site "Tel Aviv, Israel"] ...
Aug-21-14 K Lie vs Z Kozul, 2014
waustad: Simon Williams comments on this game:
Aug-21-14 Yifan Hou vs M Sebag, 2011
AnowonTheRuinSage: erniecohen is not correct in saying that 26. Qg4 is a huge blunder. After 26... Kg7 27. Rg1 is totally winning. The main line goes 27...g5 28. Qh5 Be7 29. h4 Qd4 30. Rgf1 Rf8. 31. Rg3 Kh7 32. hxg5 Bxg5+ 33. Kb1
Aug-21-14 Svidler vs Kasparov, 1999
SpiritedReposte: Lovely bishop play from Kasparov.
Aug-21-14 Chess Olympiad (Women) (2014)
Beholder: <Octavia: <two chess players/participants died during the Olympiadí2014.> When you have thousands of people gathered in one space it's kinda normal that some should die especially if lots of them are old - look up ...
Aug-21-14 Capablanca vs O Bernstein, 1914
john barleycorn: This game won the first brilliancy prize at St. Petersburg 1914. Tarrasch in his comments gives: (my translation) <19.Rxc6 wins more easily. black has just 0-0. White will check with Qd5, drives the Ng4 out with h3 and ...
Aug-21-14 Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant
Octavia: Rd 11: 3 - 1 Sri Lanka lost as expected but Keti also lost, which helped the team to get below their starting point (52) to 48. But during the competition the Sco women played mostly against higher graded teams & did well. Elaine & Joy ...
Aug-21-14 R Rapport vs V Golod, 2014
hcgflynn: Excellent game.
Aug-21-14 Hikaru Nakamura
SirRuthless: I'll take a centaur match and an odds match over nothing at all but judging by the rating difference and the inability of hikaru to trick the computer in the types of positions like he tries to play vs human opposition at the top ...
Aug-21-14 Viswanathan Anand
Chessman1504: I think Carlsen has an admirable fighting spirit. Haven't seen that recently in a world champion.
Aug-21-14 D Mason vs D Smerdon, 2012
mrbasso: Black blundered badly with 28...Be2??. After 28...Qb5 it's resignable for white (e8 is protected).

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