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Aug-26-16 Wesley So
chessobserver: Another 1 week, ang tagal naman
Aug-26-16 Fischer vs Petrosian, 1966
Boomie: Not to mention Chessmetrics, which has a bunch together in the first part of the year and Fischer pulling away toward the end.
Aug-26-16 Kenneth Rogoff
Colonel Mortimer: So the Clintons have no skin in the game because they weren't personally enriched? That's not how the donors see it or they wouldn't be donating.
Aug-26-16 Reuben Fine
Boomie: <Herald Tutt: Fine certainly proved a coward in the end, as he avoided Alekhine...> Reuben Fine beat Alexander Alekhine 3 to 2, with 4 draws Yeah, he must have been shaking in his boots.
Aug-26-16 G Shahade vs Ehlvest, 2000
Reisswolf: 28..♖d2!! What a nice move!
Aug-26-16 Karl Thorsteins
ratta65: Thank you <whiteshark> for taking the time out to respond to my earlier post (as jamscalpel). I know from personal experience just how good Mr. Thorsteins was in relation to his age cohort. I wish him all the best in his chosen ...
Aug-26-16 Gregory Shahade
cro777: IM Greg Shahade (founder of the U.S. Chess League): "I'm so excited to bring the U.S. Chess League to and form the brand new PRO Chess League." The U.S. Chess League is coming to with a new name and different format: ...
Aug-26-16 Feuerstein vs Bennett, 1955
steinitzfan: If I could reliably work puzzles at this level I would be happy. You can forget the weekends.
Aug-26-16 Kibitzer's Café
Abdel Irada: ∞ <Last night, while watching the Atlanta Braves play against the Arizona Diamondbacks on TV, Wolf fell asleep in the 4th inning.> Probably needed to crash after staying awake for four days because of the crystal in his ...
Aug-26-16 Biographer Bistro
Abdel Irada: ∞ < <posoo: All dat being said, i think dat u CHAPPOLAS are just TOO AIRUDITE for da old posoo. I do NOT think dat u want to hear my musings on chesse.> My dear <poosoo> I don't know if English ...
Aug-26-16 Dinara Saduakassova
cro777: WGM Dinara Saduakassova - The Girl's World Junior Champion 2016.
Aug-26-16 W So vs S Brittner, 2006
wordfunph: Aha, changing the subject! But knack of isn't finished yet! "Knack of"-- correct or wrong? You may consult the classics you claimed to have read when you were young. By the way who taught you grammar, the Hungarian or your Vietnamese ...
Aug-26-16 Viswanathan Anand
cro777: Anand to play at the Tal Memorial next month. The 10th Mikhail Tal Memorial will be played in the Museum of Russian Impressionism (Moscow), one of the leading private museums in Russia. The tournament will be opened on September 25, 2016.
Aug-26-16 Jeremy Lim
perfidious: Thought-provoking piece on Chris Paul: <For a guy who turned 31 last season, Chris Paul continued to thrive for the Los Angeles Clippers. Paul, who has had the meniscus in his left knee removed --which prompted him to start resting
Aug-26-16 G Key
MCDreams: Knack knack? Who's there? Read. Read who? Redo your reading 10 times. Knack knack? Who's there? Prep. Prep who? Prepositions should be learned in grade school. Knack knack? Who's there? Just "knack of" already
Aug-26-16 Ding Liren vs W So, 2004
MCDreams: Can't Dodge This (the "knack of" song) Dodge pulo, dodge! lol
Aug-26-16 Odd Lie
izimbra: <Key> When I was single...they wouldn't let u budge an inch. In a long term relationship? Married? It was the same for u in terms of no mic & no freedom, but it's possible u would have been more frustrated about it if I was single ...
Aug-26-16 Lombardy vs Fischer, 1960
perfidious: <ChemMac....As far as I know, (Lombardy) has ALSO not played any tournament chess for many years.> Lombardy's only tournament activity since playing four events in 1994 has been in team tournaments: once in 2006 and once in 2009.
Aug-26-16 G Oparin vs P Iniyan, 2016
Gilmoy: I guess <10..Nf4> will become even Rarer now! Sometimes you just want to keep g closed and hide under your pillow.
Aug-26-16 O Bernstein vs Najdorf, 1954
daveinsatiable: How has this not been GOTD? Just for want of a pun? (cf. Newzild) "Hot Ossip"?
Aug-26-16 Benjamin Markovich Blumenfeld
hemy: German language page of Wikipedia displaying the right picture of B.M.Blumenfeld:
Aug-26-16 M Shepherd vs I Traustason, 2012
brawny: I don't know the actual final position, but the black knight at h6 is hanging, so this isn't it. Or the result is wrong and Black blundered in time trouble or something.
Aug-26-16 E Goudriaan vs B Voekler, 2011
Virgil A: Bernd to the Ground
Aug-26-16 B Voekler vs I Stohl, 2015
Virgil A: The Game Stohls.
Aug-26-16 Vladimir Kramnik
Virgil A: < perfidious >. A rounder. :) I think that means a poker shark. I prefer baccarat. A lot less intricate. No skills. Just luck.
Aug-26-16 Petrosian vs Fischer, 1966
ewan14: What should white play ? Thanks in advance
Aug-26-16 Aaron Summerscale
fm avari viraf: After winning the most coveted World Ama. Chess Championship Title & a glittering Gold Medal for India at Hastings, England in 1998, I participated in the International Chess Congress at Hastings & I shared the Runner-up Prize with
Aug-26-16 A Makarenko vs I Drogovoz, 2015
SimplicityRichard: Wow! Tal's reincarnation in Makarenko! #
Aug-26-16 A Planinc vs Kholmov, 1975
fispok: looks like kholmov missed his chance with 27...NxBg2 28. Kxg2 e3 29.fxe3 Qxe3+. drawish action after that.
Aug-26-16 Akobian vs J Xiong, 2016
alemoojen: Jeffery Xiong ser daqui uns tempos o futuro "Campao Mudial" de xadrez pelo seu estilo de jogar.
Aug-26-16 Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2016
doctork: P.S. "Never analyze blitz!" :-)
Aug-26-16 Learning Lemming (Computer)
Pulo y Gata: The Lemmings By John Masefield Once in a hundred years the Lemmings come Westward, in search of food, over the snow; Westward until the salt sea drowns them dumb; Westward, till all are drowned, those Lemmings go. Once, it is
Aug-26-16 Louis Stumpers
john barleycorn: <al wazir: ... As for the second question, if both players play randomly the average win for each is $6...> If both players play randomly then the "even" player is at an advantage of 4%. There can be no <average win for ...
Aug-26-16 Capablanca vs Stuart Nicholson, 1928
MissScarlett: Regarding mating attacks, here's another 'unknown' game from the same simul: Capablanca vs C H Reid, 1928 I say unknown, but I suspect Fiala, at least, found it already. He was due to publish a follow-up to <Capablanca in the ...
Aug-26-16 P
alexmagnus: Is this the only one-letter player in the database?
Aug-26-16 F W Viney vs Herbert Francis Gook, 1926
MissScarlett: <Box King Clever>
Aug-26-16 Karasev vs M D Tseitlin, 1970
ughaibu: This game has a completely bizarre sacrifice of the exchange.
Aug-26-16 Fischer vs Larsen, 1970
plang: I really love Nunn's book on Lasker - seeing games played 100 years ago through a modern perspective is interesting.
Aug-26-16 Miles vs Ljubojevic, 1978
kevin86: White's king gets chased all over the map, but white is able to win.
Aug-26-16 Eugenio Torre
Nf3em: Ah OK nakita ko na sa previous page: <Team Philippines is also bannered by Grand Master (GM) Eugenio Torre, GM Julio Sadorra, GM Rogelio Barcenilla, International master Paolo Bersamina, and GM Darwin Laylo.> Good luck AFGM and the ...
Aug-26-16 Karpov vs Hort, 1978
profK: very cute. If 25...Qe6 26 Qc7+ Qd7 28.Bd6++ !!!
Aug-26-16 Arthur Feuerstein
perfidious: <wordfunph: "You have to remember to kibbitz your games."> The one time we met at the board afforded me but little chance to put this piece of advice into practice: I had to make my final twenty moves to the time check in under a
Aug-26-16 Paulo Bersamina
wordfunph: Wickedly pretentious! Luv it!
Aug-26-16 Hans-Joachim Federer
HeMateMe: Nick Kyrgios < > Go serena! break Graf's record at this open.
Aug-26-16 S F Lebedev vs G Helbach, 1909
Pinkerton: To ...
Aug-26-16 A Neumann vs J De Soyres, 1903
ljfyffe: Salmon-deSoyres 9 f4 is best, but not 9 c3 because of 9...Bxe5 10 Qxd1+ Kxd1 11 Nxg4 21...Qxh4 22 Rxf4 Qh1+ 23 Kf2 Qh2+ 24 Kf1 Be2+
Aug-26-16 Robert Short
ljfyffe: Reached by the King's Gambit Declined: 1 e4 e5 2 f4 Bc5 3 Nf3 d6 4 Nc3 Nf6 5 Bc4 Nc6 6 d3 Bg4 7 h3 but then 7 ...Bxf3 8 Qxf3 Nd4 9 Qg3 exf4
Aug-26-16 Michael Angelo Purcell
MissScarlett: <Sexual misconduct case dismissed against Torrance youth coach when victims refuse to testify>
Aug-26-16 Caruana vs Karjakin, 2016
Alexandro: What a fantastic draw!
Aug-26-16 J Mason vs Taubenhaus, 1903
dernier loup de T: After 33.Rf3 threatening ... 34. Qe3, the fight could go on, with a positional pressure for White...
Aug-26-16 K Treybal vs Alekhine, 1922
MissScarlett: < generally..., but not always.> That's what <generally> means.
Aug-26-16 Carlsen vs A Giri, 2016
yurikvelo: <40.Nc2 was apparently a better try> engines give this line slight advantage, because white grab d5 pawn and have extra c-pawn 40. Nc2 Rb3 41. Kd4 Rb5 42. Re3 Rc5 43. Nb4 Rc4+ 44. Kxd5 Nb6+ 45. Ke5 g5 46. Rd3 Rf4 47. Nc6 Nc4+ ...
Aug-26-16 B Adhiban vs D Andreikin, 2016
nummerzwei: It would have been very interesting to keep control of the position with 26...f5. Against the computer recommendation 27.a3 Kf7 28.e4 there is 28...f4! 29.Bxf4 Bxh4+ 30.Ke2 Be7 [DIAGRAM] White has an extra pawn, but only Black can be ...
Aug-26-16 W So vs B Nadera, 2008
lamsang: White should move 8knightD6+ before ab4.
Aug-26-16 Pillsbury vs Chigorin, 1896
offramp: <rea: Who knows what date it actually was--remember that Russia was on a different calendar (Julian, not Gregorian) from the rest of the world at the time.> Chigorin turned up 13 days early for this game. It was just an empty room ...
Aug-26-16 Kasparov vs Palatnik, 1978
perfidious: In my best days, I had a line prepared for Alburt in the Alekhine's if we were ever to meet at the board, though my preference was generally to open 1.d4/c4. My recollection is that he put up massive scores with such lines in the ...
Aug-26-16 Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851
nikromos: This final position of this game was used in Mr. Robot for the first game Ray plays with Elliott.
Aug-25-16 Sergei Rublevsky
Ron: Against the Caro-Kann, Rublevsky favors this line Repertoire Explorer: Sergei Rublevsky (white) and has done quite well with it.
Aug-25-16 Rublevsky vs P Smirnov, 2012
Ron: Black resigned for there is mate in 7: 31. Rc7+ Nd7 32. Rxd7+ R8f7 33. Rxf7+ Rxf7 34. Qg6+ Kf8 35. Qxh6+ Rg7 36. Qf6+ Rf7 37. Qh8# I came across this game while researching this line against the Caro-Kann: 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Nd2
Aug-25-16 Crafty (Computer)
zanzibar: <C> interesting. I found my old post about <Enormous>: Biographer Bistro (kibitz #8685) So he's been winding down his website for a while, apparently. Hope his well-deserved retirement is long and rewarding.
Aug-25-16 Goglidze vs Botvinnik, 1935
drollere: material is equal, black has the edge in space; white's passed Q pawn is probably more threatening than black's R pawn. Ba3 offers to trade Be2 for Nb6 and probably trade off black's potent B at f8. if black initiates, it pulls the QR ...
Aug-25-16 Peter Szekely
GrahamClayton: When Szekely drew all of his games at the Capablanca Memorial, did he offer a draw in all of those games? If so, why would all of his opponents accept the offer? Surely one of them would want to play on and try and win the game.
Aug-25-16 Sinquefield Cup (2016)
Sally Simpson: Hi HeMateMe. It will go on E-Bay. There must be a Seagull = E-bay gull (Bagel) joke in there somewhere. --- A chess player was totally skint but he wanted the Kasparov 'My Predecessor.' so he placed a whole of load of non-chess ...
Aug-25-16 I Beradze vs J Xiong, 2016
sho16: Good Game
Aug-25-16 Copa ENTEL (2004)
MCDreamz: Your intellectual copypasta goes here.
Aug-25-16 Helgi Dam Ziska
MCDreamz: Yep, that would temporarily stop the bleeding. But still...insane home prep is insane.
Aug-25-16 Botvinnik vs Goglidze, 1931
Everett: Nice find <key pusher> thanks
Aug-25-16 Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1974
Everett: <perfidious> true true!
Aug-25-16 A Gandhi vs W Fisher, 2014
ajile: I think Black needed to figure a way to play ..c5 at some point.
Aug-25-16 Szabo vs Botvinnik, 1966
keypusher: Funny finale. Position after 20....Ne5: [DIAGRAM] Szabo comes up with a clever way to exchange queens: 21.Qc7+ Kxc7 22.Nd5+ Kd7 23.Nxf4. But after 23...g5 all is lost, because if 24.Nh3, then 24....Rxh3 25.gxh3 Nef3 is mate.
Aug-25-16 B Lalith vs Y Kuzubov, 2016
luzhin: Pity we didn't see the final cavalry charge: 37.Qf1 Nxg3!! winning the Q or forcing mate
Aug-25-16 Teichmann vs A Speijer, 1909
Knight13: 72. g6!; 71... Bf8-e7-f8-e7 is best.
Aug-25-16 Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival (2016)
CountryGirl: I am finding there are lots of interesting games in a tournament like this. Players are willing to play a range of openings, not just their main repertoire choices.
Aug-25-16 R Dautov vs Judit Polgar, 2000
plang: Dautov usually plays 5 b3 but played 5 Qa4+ here because he thought Polgar would be less familiar with it. 9..Ne4 was a rarely played alternative to the usual 9..Be7. 10 Nxe4 had been played previously; Dautov's 10 Qc2 was new. 13..Qe8? ...
Aug-25-16 Tarrasch vs Pillsbury, 1903
dernier loup de T: Pyschology in chess? Maybe Tarrasch was upset after the unsound but violent attack of Pillsbury from the 10th move, and decided to pay his agressor with his own money by 17.Rh6 instead of the strategically more methodic ...
Aug-25-16 Omer Reshef
BIDMONFA: Omer Reshef RESHEF, Omer _
Aug-25-16 Kayden W Troff
tim butler: Kayden is not playing well in Abu Dhabi. His rating is "SKYFALLing".
Aug-25-16 Anand vs Caruana, 2016
chessperson2222222: I saw this game live!
Aug-25-16 Arpad Elo
TheFocus: Happy birthday, Arpad Elo.
Aug-25-16 D Eggleston vs Hebden, 2016
doctork: 30...Ncb4! 31.Qe2 Nc3 ; 31.Qb2 Nd3 ; 31.Qd2 Nxe3 32.Qxe3 Nc2
Aug-25-16 S Azarov vs Y Kuzubov, 2016
patzer2: Complicated tactical and positional play in this Caro-Kann game. My computer indicates the pawn grab 19. Bxh7+? (-0.93 @ 21 depth, Deep Fritz 15) was a mistake. Instead, the silicon
Aug-25-16 A F Ker vs J Sarfati, 1985
Jonathan Sarfati: <PawnSac:> You mean H Daly vs Reshevsky, 1944 ? The middlegame showed impressive light-square domination. But I actually disagree with Reshevsky's handling of the opening, for the reasons I suggested in my previous comment.
Aug-25-16 J Sarfati vs R W Smith, 1984
Jonathan Sarfati: Smith up to this game had 2 or 3 nil against me, and this was my first win against him.
Aug-25-16 B R Anderson vs J Sarfati, 1984
Jonathan Sarfati: IIRC, the 13.♘e6 line was recommended by a GM in Informator, but the continuation showed that it wasn't that good. It left White's ♔ vulnerable, and Black could develop strong f-file pressure even after the ♕ ...
Aug-25-16 G Marner vs J Sarfati, 1984
Jonathan Sarfati: The Mller Attack is just not sound. Even in the pre-computer days, it was easy to prepare for. This is one of White's tries, but giving the ♕ at the right time leaves ♗lack with too many pieces against the ♕.
Aug-25-16 Y Kuzubov vs K Mekhitarian, 2016
patzer2: Active Bishop and King hold active Knight to a draw.
Aug-25-16 Rolf Larisch vs G MacElligott, 2016
Xeroxx: what a cracking game.
Aug-25-16 G Papp vs Radjabov, 1997
Xeroxx: great game in the french
Aug-25-16 Mikhail Tal
Bruce Graham: <seeminor> Thanks so much. A <remarkable find> indeed.
Aug-25-16 A Ra Harikrishnan vs H Pascua, 2016
asianwarrior: nice B vs. N w/ pawns ending.
Aug-25-16 R Taylor vs M Le Brocq, 2006
Jonathan Sarfati: <PaulLovric:> 29.cb3 was the right move in this endgame. The object is to create an outside passed pawn. This is good endgame strategy. Capturing towards the centre is good middlegame strategy. The linked bio on my page ...
Aug-25-16 D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956
mikechess: Sorry, Of course I meant 17.Ne5
Aug-25-16 Ivanchuk vs Gelfand, 1986
kramnov: Mahirap talaga pag hindi ka nakapag open ng bintana
Aug-25-16 Grigory Helbach
Fusilli: <perfidious> Here's the first part of that trip: B Blumenfeld vs G Helbach, 1906
Aug-25-16 B Blumenfeld vs G Helbach, 1906
Fusilli: Nothing like bringing the king to safety! Hilarious.
Aug-25-16 Carlsen vs W So, 2016
Virgil A: Bad Beat 2
Aug-25-16 Carlsen vs Topalov, 2015
Virgil A: Bad beat.
Aug-25-16 Nakamura vs Akobian, 2015
wordfunph: Believe you me, it is not only for words that we see you at a loss about, simpering, suicidal, sinner.
Aug-25-16 Julio Catalino Sadorra
wordfunph: aging, obviously. But when you sometimes type as fast as you think, and when you're a man of letters, some letters insinuate themselves into your prose in their desire to be part of your literary output.
Aug-25-16 Short vs Movsesian, 2015
Virgil A: Nigel Movse All-In ! After the River Card was Drawn.
Aug-25-16 Janelle Mae Frayna
wordfunph: I have two WGMs. Maybe I'll have them meet Janelle so all she'd need is to face one more.
Aug-25-16 Jeffery Xiong
Isilimela: Well done Jeffery - that's an awesome score in the WJC! Wonder what Bobby would have scored had he played in WJC in the sixties ?!
Aug-25-16 Fischer vs Tal, 1959
kingscrusher: I have done a new and revised video annotation of this game going into more of the hidden variations and details here: Cheers, K
Aug-25-16 Magnus Carlsen
alexmagnus: On that case the was a nice "caricature" by the way. A photograph of the Karpov-Kasparov 1985 match is shown. Karpov: "Garry Kimovich, in 2012, near the Khamovnichesky court of Moscow, you'll bite a Russian policeman while you'll ...
Aug-25-16 Petrosian vs Kupreichik, 1976
clement41: Very instructive thought process kibitzed above, thanks guys!
Aug-25-16 Miroslav Grabarczyk
Retireborn: <perfidious> Ever see the late Alan Rickman in that film? By Grabthar's Hammer, you shall be avenged & etc
Aug-25-16 Petrosian vs Simagin, 1956
clement41: Fantastic game by the master of positional play. A very instructive maneuver is the one initiated by white on move 22, aimed at seizing e4 for the knight, a great outpost and blockade
Aug-25-16 Joselito Oliveros
Aug-25-16 B Adhiban vs A Donchenko, 2015
SimplicityRichard: I wonder why Donchenko allowed 15.Bxf6. This was the beginning of the plan to invade the Black King. It seems so simple to me as far apart as my level is from a 2600. I may be missing something. Comments invited.#
Aug-25-16 Steinitz / Bird / Blackburne vs Anderssen, 1873
offramp: <profK: After 10 moves how could white loose this ???? Possibly because anything is looseable !!> Hey, Prof! What does looseable mean?
Aug-25-16 Tal vs Filip, 1963
fredthebear: In the final position, if the Black pawn takes 42...fxe6 to prevent promotion, Black gets mated in two moves by consecutive queen checks on the light squares.
Aug-25-16 Marshall vs Showalter, 1898
RookFile: Showalter plays an aggressive ...c5, hoping to play for a win. It doesn't work out for him.
Aug-25-16 D Andreikin vs A Adly, 2016
paavoh: An unusual Sicilian. White got an early lead.
Aug-25-16 Spassky vs Portisch, 1980
RookFile: Spassky had lost an earlier game with white, so he wanted to regain some confidence with a draw. It's certainly not Fischer playing .....Nh5 in a Benoni after already being down two points in a match. But, it may have been the right ...
Aug-25-16 Spassky vs Portisch, 1980
RookFile: Have to give Portisch all the credit in the world. I know for sure I wouldn't have to have had black here, with the fate of the match at stake.
Aug-25-16 Portisch - Larsen Candidates Quarterfinal (1977)
RookFile: Sounds like Larsen was a pretty distracted dude during this match.
Aug-25-16 Geller vs Fischer, 1965
RookFile: I'm pretty sure the last thing in the world Fischer would want to do is sit there and watch Geller gloat over yet another winning position if he didn't feel he had at least a shot of getting a draw. But then I remembered that Fischer and
Aug-25-16 J Noa vs Zukertort, 1883
fredthebear: It seemed White's drawing chances would improve by trading one knight for Black's bishop, say 37.NxBd5. However, Black's knight would recapture and soon enter Ne3, threatening both backward White pawns. Shortly thereafter, the two ...
Aug-25-16 W So vs A Giri, 2016
Pulo y Gata: <yiotta> You're welcome.
Aug-25-16 Alekhine vs Bogoljubov, 1934
ToTheDeath: What a game. Rc8! along with many other stunning moves. Poor Bogo- talk about outclassed.

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