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Oct-25-14 The World vs Naiditsch, 2014
Oct-25-14 Nakamura vs A Giri, 2014
The17thPawn: Nakamura seems to agree with you Ulhumbrus as he played to the kings in frustration once he couldn't prove any real advantage.
Oct-25-14 Carlsen-Anand World Championship (2014)
Arihant: Chess involves tactics strategies based on opponent psychology and mental strengths.I always have option to play with computers but I always play with live opponents in often spending time n money for it because it is ...
Oct-25-14 Kibitzer's Café
zanzibar: Can you say <Deinocheirus mirificus>? I knew you could... The many poses of <Deinocheirus mirificus>... Opera Singer * * * * * Deinocheirus mets Alien ...
Oct-25-14 Dmitry Jakovenko
Whitehat1963: Interesting and revealing interview with Jako from a while back:
Oct-25-14 Reti vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1922
Sally Simpson: Hi, [DIAGRAM] Like most I found (remembered?) 22.Nxf7 and the follow up till here. [DIAGRAM] And stopped. Not sure if I was calculating of recalling. Very likely the latter. 'A Rook lift and wins...' was rolling around my memory ...
Oct-25-14 Petrosian vs Unzicker, 1960
say it with a smile: And yet another "King Walk" by Petrosian. Unzicker sings to the tune of Dionne Warwick's "Walk On By" ... as Tigran's king takes a long walk.
Oct-25-14 Biographer Bistro
zanzibar: <sneaky> you have a certain flair for this stuff I see. (And for the not oft-seen semi-colon). <perfidious> "apply the <blue> pencil"? Ah, you're one of those!
Oct-25-14 Old Indian (A53)
Penguincw: A little "trap" I found out about in the Old Indian Defense. After. 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 d6 3.Nc3 e5 4.dxe5 dxe5 5.Qxd8+ Kxd8 6.Nf3 Nc6, this position arrives: [DIAGRAM] From here, the position is equal, but if white tries to target f7 and c7,
Oct-25-14 Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1978
kevin86: A mate to follow...almost, but not quite, a smothered mate.
Oct-25-14 Fischer vs J B Bednarski, 1966
Garech: Fantastic tactical play from Fischer. It's interesting that this is the only time in the database that 7...Nbd7 was played against him, as this move is now considered best in modern theory, and the reason why 6.Bc4 has fallen out of ...
Oct-25-14 Ray Robson
joeyj: Happy Birthday GM Ray !!!
Oct-25-14 Wesley So
prensdepens: <bugabay: -... Will Wesley go pick-up the cash for Christmas shopping???> I supposed that GM Wesley will sit out this NCFP tournament, considering the fact that he is currently sitting out ...
Oct-25-14 Stockfish vs Houdini, 2013
Penguincw: I see this game has ended in a 87 move draw. Shouldn't it have ended after 8...Ng8 via. 3-fold repetition?
Oct-25-14 Carls vs Vidmar, 1914
luzhin: The tournament was abandoned, unfinished.
Oct-25-14 Louis F Stumpers
tbentley: I suppose nobody came up with the jabiru.
Oct-25-14 Kenneth Rogoff
cormier: Women on front lines in Syria, Iraq against IS Hindustan Times Just over a year ago, Afshin Kobani was a teacher. Now, the Kurdish Syrian woman has traded the classroom for the front lines in the battle for Kobani, a town besieged by ...
Oct-25-14 FIDE Grand Prix Tashkent (2014)
achieve: Billy sobered up more than seriously is what I remember. Then what do I remember.
Oct-25-14 P Bilguer vs Von Der Lasa, 1839
Sebastian88: The biggest mistake is 7... f6? Black should play: 7...Nf6! 8.e5 Nh5! 9.a3 Be7! 10.Qd5 0-0 with a good game.
Oct-25-14 F Bohatirchuk vs H J Mostert, 1969
ljfyffe: ICCF Gold 2002: "From 1967 until 1996, H.J. Mostert was one of the most prominent members of the ICCF Presidium. After he had been Vice-President and General-Secretary he was elected as President at thd ICCF Congress of 1987 in ...
Oct-25-14 Arkadij Naiditsch
lost in space: Happy Birthday Arkadij and all the best for the future.
Oct-25-14 Yudasin vs Judit Polgar, 1993
Octavia: "From GM to top ten" or "J Polgar teaches chess", p 313 puzzle @ 50...Rd1
Oct-25-14 E Saunders vs C Wheeler, 1903
ljfyffe: Dr. Alfredo Lejarza Mexican correspondence chess player ? - 1975.
Oct-25-14 David Berczes
MissScarlett: Isn't this fellow the <Son of Sam>?
Oct-25-14 D Monaco vs A Lejarza, 1973
ljfyffe: Mexico's participation in international correspondence events owes much to Dr. Lejarez, who died in 1975.
Oct-25-14 D Andreikin vs Nakamura, 2014
tbentley: Anand vs Shirov, 1997 is almost identical to this game.
Oct-25-14 Gelfand vs Karjakin, 2014
Penguincw: Clearly, Gelfand was the only player in this game who had a plan, but nice job by Karjakin to defend accurately. They've drawn 9 of their meetings in classical time controls, while 6 of the 7 FIDE Grand Prix meetings have ended in a ...
Oct-25-14 Rubinstein vs Spielmann, 1926
whiteshark: Deletable duplicate to Rubinstein vs Spielmann, 1926
Oct-25-14 Magnus Carlsen
john barleycorn: At age 56 matters can be a lot worse.
Oct-25-14 A Voyna vs N Stull, 2001
ljfyffe: N. Stull-J. Jenal(Swiss) ICCF Olympiad XIII prel. 1999 Benoni Defence Four Pawns Attack 1d4 Nf6 2c4 c5 3d5 g6 4Nc3 Bg7 5e4 d6 6f4 0-0 7Nf3 e6 8Be2 exd5 9cxd5 b5 10e5 Nfd7 11Bxb5 dxe5 120-0 Ba6 13a4 Bxb5 14axb5 Re8 15d6 Nb6 16fxe5 Bxe5
Oct-25-14 Pablo Kipasso
Stonehenge: Not Pablo Pikasso? :)
Oct-25-14 London (1932)
MissScarlett: Twas a time that London was still full of Londoners. Now it's full of foreigners.
Oct-25-14 Alekhine vs W Heidenfeld, 1930
MissScarlett: <Young "up and coming" players from all the Berlin clubs were invited to take part in this simultaneous display, which was played on 30 boards. The Brandenberg Chess Federation agreed to pay all the expenses. Alekhine's score was ...
Oct-25-14 Reti vs H L de Leeuw, 1919
MissScarlett: <Leeuw is Blind>
Oct-25-14 Anicetas B Uogele
ljfyffe: "Anicetas Uogele was winner of the first three Lithuanian CC championships." ICCF Gold 2002.
Oct-25-14 Capablanca vs Reti, 1914
Albion 1959: This game should have (but did not) featured in Capablanca's Best Chess Endings.(Oxford 1978)One of many good wins achieved by Capablanca that rarely ever get to see the light of day!!
Oct-25-14 Giorgio Porreca
ljfyffe: Porreca came fifth in the World Correspondence Championship Final IX.
Oct-25-14 Z von Balla vs Reti, 1918
Albion 1959: I first came across this game back in 1981 in a book titled Test Your Chess Piece Power by JN Walker. Published by Oxford Books in 1980: Having seen this performance by Balla, it is difficult to imagine that he actually had a plus ...
Oct-25-14 Timothy David Harding
ljfyffe: ICCF Gold 2002: "The best individual results have been achieved by Tony Doyle(Irish OTB Champion 1975) and Alan Ludgate (Irish OTB Champion 1977). Darrell Nightingale, Tim Harding and Desmond Taylor complete our tally of five SIMs. The IM
Oct-25-14 Petrosian vs Fischer, 1971
HeMateMe: karpov is an ethnic Russian. Great game on Petrosian's part.
Oct-25-14 V Nevostrujev vs Jakovenko, 2011
Ulhumbrus: The attempted combination 27 Rd8? leads to a win for Black instead of a win for White. White wins a pawn but at too high a price: White's king is left exposed to a mating attack at the hands of Black's queen and knight 23...Bc8 has ...
Oct-25-14 Ana Vitoria de Paula Rothebarth vs Kaidanov, 2014
Stonehenge: White is an untitled player. Great result for her!
Oct-25-14 Virgil Aluyen
bubuli55: Open for business. Tampa Bay and Sarasota of the Sunshine State have the best weather right now. Shore Diner has the best calamari. I'm sure.
Oct-25-14 Bird vs Morphy, 1858
ljfyffe: <morfishine> Are you a-mocking Bird?
Oct-25-14 Emanuel Lasker
TheFocus: The following game was presented in the <London Chess Fortnightly> . Presented as "fact." NN - Lasker 1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.d3 Nf6 4.b3 d5 5.Bg5 dxe4 6.Nxe4 Nxe4 7.Bxd8 Bb4+ 8.Ke2 Nc3+ 9.Ke1 Nd4 10.Qd2 Bg4 11.Bg5 Ne4 12.Qxb4 Nc2 ...
Oct-25-14 Larsen vs Spassky, 1970
PhilFeeley: Sadler did much better with it here: Sadler vs Kudrin, 1988 I guess he had the cooperation of his opponent.
Oct-25-14 Jakovenko vs Radjabov, 2014
MissScarlett: Teimour has launched a cunning plan to draw his way back into the elite. From his lowpoint of 2713, he's crept back to 2731. Per ardua ad astra!
Oct-25-14 R Witt vs Kupreichik, 1977
MissScarlett: <Brevity is desolation of Witt>
Oct-25-14 Greco vs NN, 1620
sycophante: If I may, This game has not much to offer in terms of chess theory in regards of the experience acquired from centuries of analysis evolution. It seems many would agree here. Nevertheless, games like this one can remind us of the ...
Oct-25-14 Fabiano Caruana
leka: Caruana scored 8,5/10 in St.Louis against Carlsen Aronian Topalov.. and so on.It has to be a world record rating score.His opponents ratings 2801,8+291,68=3093,48.Jeff Sonas gives wrongly the highest ever rating score 2899 to Karpov`s 11/13 ...
Oct-25-14 Radjabov vs Karjakin, 2014
Sally Simpson: Ulhumbrus: Position after 10.d3 Rb8 [DIAGRAM] I kind of like the 10.d3 move. It's not a bad looking Pirc set up for White. I'll just not worry about that piece of fodder on a2. Not sure about the 11.Nh4 move. It's OK. Holds up f5.
Oct-25-14 Prince Andrey Dadian of Mingrelia
TheFocus: But I doubt they will do it.
Oct-25-14 R Smith vs C M Fisher, 1873
optimal play: This is the fifth game in the match between Robert Smith and Charles Marshall Fisher played 1873 in Sydney. 3.g3 appears to have been a novelty at that time. <We do not consider this any improvement on the ordinary mode of ...
Oct-24-14 Siegbert Tarrasch
Sally Simpson: Superb post Karpova. "By winning Manchester (1890), Tarrasch became the first German since Adolf Anderssen to win a great chess event in England." It was Tarrasch's manner of winning and reporting of this event that most likely ...
Oct-24-14 V Iordachescu vs C Bauer, 2014
DiscoJew: Unusual resignation, even I visored is down a pawn. There is still lots of pieces on the board and things are rather unclear. Zietnot?
Oct-24-14 G Antal vs C Bauer, 2008
DiscoJew: 19...Nf3!! with a huge attack. Another great Guimard.
Oct-24-14 M Vachier-Lagrave vs Kasimdzhanov, 2014
PawnSac: < HeMateMe: white's king hasn't entered the picture yet. Should black play on a bit?> Actually the white king HAS entered the picture, and as soon as he did, black resigned. The question is ...why? If white has a soft spot it's ...
Oct-24-14 Joshua Waitzkin
wordfunph: <perfidious> Joe Mantegna of my fave tv series Criminal Minds, now on its 10th season.
Oct-24-14 Viswanathan Anand
shivasuri4: Anand's exhibition, Corsica.
Oct-24-14 S Williams vs Arkell, 2010
shivasuri4: 30...fxg6 would have lost to 31.Qf8+ Kh7 32.Qh6+ Kg8 33.Rf8#.
Oct-24-14 Martin P Dreyer
TheFocus: That Old Indian can be tricky. I never lost with it, postal or OTB.
Oct-24-14 Chess Olympiad (2014)
MissScarlett: How likely is that Armenia will miss the next Olympiad in Baku in 2016 due to political conflict?
Oct-24-14 Carlsen vs P Brantzeg, 2000
perfidious: Carlsen was aged nine at the time of this game, contrary to what has been posted here. As to <Xeroxx: I love 10 year olds.>: that makes this poster a perv.
Oct-24-14 Alexandr Predke
BIDMONFA: Alexandr Predke PREDKE, Alexandr _
Oct-24-14 Jakovenko vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2014
waustad: Thank you <stonehenge>. I was about to look that up.
Oct-24-14 Alekhine vs NN, 1928
waustad: This time I guess it was the Note-kaboom variation.
Oct-24-14 Baadur Jobava
coolconundrum: Jobava should be passing 2750 soon if he keeps up the good work. Will be nice to see the guy get more invites down the line.
Oct-24-14 Jobava vs Caruana, 2014
perfidious: Round about 1980, I played some OTB events with Keith Rex Hayward and we had at least one game which featured this Reversed Hanham, though Hayward opened 1.c3, following up with d3, Nd2, Qc2 Ngf3 and e4 in one order of moves or ...
Oct-24-14 Rudolf Rezso Charousek
ljfyffe: Jointly, with Maroczy, won first at the Hungarian individual Correspondence Chess Tournament held from 1893 to 1897, organized by the Budapest Chess Review.
Oct-24-14 Karpov vs Yusupov, 1989
vajeer: <Once> Thanks for pointing out 19. Bd4. I went with 19.Bd4 instead of 19.Bxf6, but now I can claim to have solved it :D
Oct-24-14 Hermann Heemsoth
ljfyffe: Became president of Arbeitsgemeinschaft deutscher Fernschachfreunde in 1956 and held the office until 1988.
Oct-24-14 Jobava vs Radjabov, 2014
coolconundrum: Cool little game. Black definitely won the opening battle getting the two bishops vs two knights on an open board, but Jobava pulled some very nice moves to hold the balance. Glad to see him holding his own. Go Jobava!
Oct-24-14 Jacques Frederic Bodis
ljfyffe: ICCF Gold: "J. Bodis was designated as official representative of ICCF at UNESCO and became International Arbiter in 1985."
Oct-24-14 Gyula Breyer
TheFocus: It is a pity so few of Breyer's games are available here. Must be because he began making ice cream and could not always play in chess tournaments.
Oct-24-14 Paul Keres
HeMateMe: I think Keres' family was in Estonia before the USSR seized it and started filling it with Russians. Estonians claim him as their own, so he is probably native, or at least his family were slavs who arrived in the 19th century.
Oct-24-14 Olli Koskinen
ljfyffe: Koskinen came 2nd at the Eino Heilimo Memorial II correspondence tournament; Duncan Suttles of Canada was first.
Oct-24-14 Tonu Oim
ljfyffe: "He was gold medal winner at the ICCF Olympaid XI in the team of the USSR and he won the Axelson Memorial, known as the Tournament of the Stars (1984/93)." ICCF Gold 2002
Oct-24-14 Mamedyarov vs Nakamura, 2014
tonsillolith: Hidrawu Drawkamura vs Drawkriyar Mamedrawov.
Oct-24-14 Ruy Lopez vs G da Cutri, 1575
perfidious: The line 7.Nxe5+ Ke6 8.Nxg4 may not be 'in the spirit of the gambit', but Black would simply be two pawns to the bad with little apparent compensation.
Oct-24-14 J Dobias vs Flohr, 1935
WCC Editing Project: Di Felice "Chess Results 1934-1935" p.278 confirms that this game was <Josef Dobias v Marco Flohr 1-0>
Oct-24-14 Euwe vs Breyer, 1921
SeanAzarin: 27... N/5-K6 was a decisive, if obvious, tactical shot. After that Euwe didn't have time to save the B. Well done by Breyer.
Oct-24-14 A Stukopin vs Dlugy, 2012
zanzibar: Visualization exercise - find the M-7 from Black's 56th move (i.e. the last move before White resigned). No an easy one, but good training I think: (Pre-move: 55...Re7-e6+ 56.Kb6-b7) [DIAGRAM] (Black to move and win (M-7)) (There's ...
Oct-24-14 Jeremy Lim
HeMateMe: <a loser> That's close enough to "pussies" for me. And, most would agree that was her intent.
Oct-24-14 Garry Kasparov
HeMateMe: Wow! Gaza works for "the Company"? How did he do on the farm, in Virginia? I hear the training is pretty rigorous.
Oct-24-14 M Vachier-Lagrave vs Karjakin, 2014
jphamlore: <Pedro Fernandez: Good morning (afternoon). I have always believed that the Queen's Indian is not the best defence against 3.Nf3 with a white's precise play, black must fight for a draw at best, there are better alternatives for ...
Oct-24-14 Bjorn Nielsen
ljfyffe: "Only one Danish Correspondence Champion has won the OTB-championship ad well - Bjorn Nielsen in 41, 42, 44, and 46." From: ICCF Gold 2002.
Oct-24-14 Sergey Fedorchuk
Penguincw: Congratz to Fedorchuk for performing well at the Corsican Circuit 2014! He started out well, qualifying for the knockout tournament by winning the swiss system tournament 7.5/9 (ahead of Kovalenko on tiebreaks 47.5-46.5). In the rapid ...
Oct-24-14 Yifan Hou
Penguincw: Congratz to Hou Yifan for winning the Corisican Circuit Rapid Finals! Everyone expected Anand to win, but he lost in the semi-finals to Fedorchuk. In the finals, Hou Yifan defeated Fedorchuk 2-0 to become champion, who happens to have ...
Oct-24-14 D Andreikin vs L Dominguez, 2014
Zhbugnoimt: Strange, Leinier finds 20...Nb8!, which andreikin overlooked, and then overlooked everything himself.
Oct-24-14 Eva Mozna-Hojdarova
ljfyffe: Eva was a member of the Czech team that beat the Russian team in Correspondence Olympiad IV (1992-1997) to take the gold metals.
Oct-24-14 Gunsberg vs W Gunston, 1890
heuristic: this won a brilliancy prize. Comments from The Times, Philadelphia, 5 Oct 1890: 4. Gunsberg's pet move 12. should play h3 14. weakens d pawn 24... pretty but not sound 25. g2xh3 Rf3 26. Here Gunsberg puts his foot in it ...
Oct-24-14 Pablo Salcedo Mederos
ljfyffe: Pablo Salcedo Mederos, on August 26, 1989, attended the meeting where the Cuban Correspondence Chess Federation was officially constituted, and he was made a member of the National Executive Committee.
Oct-24-14 A Veingold vs D Fridman, 1998
perfidious: This game never was a Noteboom, which arises after the moves 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c6 4.Nf3 (4.e4 is the Marshall Gambit, with reams of theory) dxc4: Opening Explorer Here is a fighting game I played in the Noteboom a while ago: D ...
Oct-24-14 Maja Zelcic
ljfyffe: In the VI Ladies World Correpondence Chess Championship Maja Zelcic of Croatia came 2nd, half a point behind Riegler of Italy.
Oct-24-14 Guillermo F Toro Solis de Ovando
ljfyffe: "In the year 1999 he obtained the Grand Master title and won the XI Latin American Championship. He managed to attend the 1999 ICCF Congress in Thun as Chilian delegate, and had the chance to collect his Grand Master title and the metal
Oct-24-14 Kasimdzhanov vs Jobava, 2014
dumbgai: <This lack of preparation is shocking for someone who had been such a vital part of Anand's team as a second for so many years.> It's not like Anand has faced any opponent that plays the French in his WC matches.
Oct-24-14 E Jelling vs Nakamura, 2009
sfm: Well fought, Erik.
Oct-24-14 Georgi Popov
ljfyffe: CC Olympiad VII Final (1972-1976) G. Popov - H. Rittner 1975 French Tarrasch <1e4 e6 2d4 d5 3Nd2 c5 4Ngf3 Nc6 5Bb5 dxe4 6Nxe4 Bd7 7Bg5 Qb6 8Qe2 cxd4 90-0-0 h6 10Bh4 Be7 11 Bxe7 Kxe7 12Rhe1 Rd8 13Qc4 a6 14Nxd4 axb5 15Nxc6+ Bxc6 ...
Oct-24-14 Robert James Fischer
john barleycorn: Used to have that book as a paperback (german translation). Just look at amazon it is still available at less than 5 US. I still have Timman/Euwe.
Oct-24-14 Gligoric vs P Nikolic, 1982
Runningpawn: Game finished three moves later. 40. Rb1-a1 g2xf1Q+ 41. Rf6xf1 a7-a6 42. Rf1-f6 Rh8-h1+ and White resigned. 0-1
Oct-24-14 D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956
RookFile: Queen for a king in only 7 moves: De Legal vs Saint Brie, 1750
Oct-24-14 Greco vs NN, 1590
The17thPawn: So is this Greco's Father playing as he was not yet born or just a game falsely attributed to him?
Oct-24-14 P Toth vs G Bibas, 1960
ljfyffe: ICCF Gold --"Gratuliano Bibas presided over CXEB for two terms, from 1969 until 1973....." (Brazilian Epistolar Chess Club).
Oct-24-14 E Tate vs O Iwu, 2008
Fusilli: Yes, 36.Nf4 wins fastest and is visually most appealing, Tate's style. Any knight retreat wins, though... 36.Nf2, 36.Ne1... after 36...Be8 37.Bc4+ and 38.Bxf7+ the knight on c6 is up for grabs. (36...Rxb4 does not stop Bc4+).
Oct-24-14 A Giri vs Caruana, 2014
jphamlore: Isn't this game more some version of a Catalan?
Oct-24-14 Karpov vs P Nikolic, 1988
SpiritedReposte: Black's bishops just ripped the board apart in this one.
Oct-24-14 Taubenhaus vs Janowski, 1905
keypusher: <ounos: Ah, he should have left Janowski finish it: 21. ...Nh1+ 22. Kg1 Rd1+ 23. Bf1 Rxf1+ 24. Kxf1 Ng3+ 25. Kf2 Re2+ 26. Kg1 Re1+ 27. K(f|h)2 R(f|h)1#> I'd bet Janowski announced the mate. Anyone have access to a contemporary ...
Oct-24-14 Yudasin vs Kasparov, 1976
MrJafari: good,but I think Kasparov could have won sooner!
Oct-24-14 Johann Nepomuk Berger
ljfyffe: ...the first Austrian to win an important international correspondence tournament, the "Monde Illustre 1889-1892"...ICCF Gold 2002.
Oct-24-14 D Larino Nieto vs D Fridman, 2013
David2009: Did Black miss his chance at move 60? [DIAGRAM] 60...Nxb4+ 61.Ke4 Kc6 leaves Black two solid Pawns up and good practical chances. Instead Black played to win a piece starting 60...h4 but allowing White to liquidate into a totally ...
Oct-24-14 Cecil John Seddon Purdy
ljfyffe: As the home nation of the first CC World Champion, C.J.S. Purdy, Australia will always have a special place in CC history. <lCCF Gold>
Oct-24-14 Onischuk vs Karpov, 1996
Everett: Thanks for that. Seeing the unprotected Rc8, White may have considered some attempt to take advantage of it.
Oct-24-14 Milan Vidmar
ljfyffe: He is remembered not only in chess circles, but even more in Slovenian technical science history. His specialisation was in the field of transformers and his inventions are world-renowned. <ICCF Gold>
Oct-24-14 J Szwed vs N Matinian, 2013
David2009: Tense, exciting ending. Final position is [DIAGRAM] Black can capture the Na1 in four moves, which gives White just time to play the Na8 to g4 with a draw. E.g. 71...Kf4 72.Nb6 Kf3 73.Nd7 Kg2 74.Nf6 Kxh1 75.Ng4 and 76.Nxh2 =.
Oct-24-14 Ivanchuk vs Karpov, 1994
Everett: Karpov made that LSB work for him in this game. Not sure where Ivanchuk went wrong...
Oct-24-14 B Sorensen vs Kotronias, 1991
ljfyffe: For the 70th anniversary of CCCA in 1991, John Cleeve assembled another steller field of 5 GMs and 6 IMs for the CCCA-70 event. Bent Sorosen of Denmark captured first place on tiebreak against GM Volker-Michael Anton of Germany and Dr. ...
Oct-24-14 Dylan McClain
Stonehenge: See .
Oct-24-14 K Tikkanen vs R A Redolfi, 1997
ljfyffe: "On the international CC stage, no individual has done more to promote Canada than John Cleeve, whose death in 1995 represented an irreplaceable loss for CC in Canada. John's name was synonymous with CC in Canada for 30 years. He was the ...
Oct-24-14 Oliver Barbosa
prensdepens: I could smell that the next bright star of the Philippine chess would be GM Oliver Barbosa! It's about time for you to shine GM Oliver!
Oct-24-14 Alex Sandor Siklos
ljfyffe: "For many years Alex Siklos was the only Canadian competing at the highest CC levels. The crowning of his postal career came in the final of the 8th World Championship...when he defeated the then reigning world CC champion Jacob Estrin." ...
Oct-24-14 D Contin vs Carlsen, 2014
MissScarlett: <In Contin's end>
Oct-24-14 Leko vs Anand, 2004
refutor: it looks like the whole conception with 34.Bg3 was wrong, allowing Anand to triple his pawns. he had no weaknesses at that point, and Anand had no chance to attack he was stuck defending his d5 pawn. I guess the question when the clock is
Oct-24-14 Middleton
john barleycorn: <OhioChessFan: Kate rocks black dress> Where is Ozzy Osburne???
Oct-24-14 C M Fisher vs R Smith, 1873
optimal play: This is the fourth game in the match between Charles Marshall Fisher and Robert Smith played 1873 in Sydney. 11.Bg5 <The moves to this point are the same as in the second game, in which Mr. Fisher now played P to R 5; the move ...
Oct-24-14 Annabelle Lougheed-Freedman
ljfyffe: <TheFocus> He was a-ravin' about her.
Oct-24-14 Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2011
Ke2: Finally I am appreciating Magnus style. This game was very Steinitzy.
Oct-24-14 B Khatanbaatar vs Fressinet, 2014
Ke2: Borrowing one of MCs tricks Y Yu vs Carlsen, 2014
Oct-24-14 Larsen vs Smyslov, 1972
Sokrates: Viewing this old game in 2014, Carlsen's victories comes to one's mind. Although Carlsen and Larsen are two very different species by their temper and consistancy they also have resemblences, and an obvious one is the skill & will to ...
Oct-24-14 Gheorghiu vs Larsen, 1972
Sokrates: It's fascinating to see how Larsen with a cool head and very skillfully dismantles Georghiu's flashy attack. Wing-attack counter-attacked in the centre - a classic.
Oct-24-14 K Shirazi vs G Miralles, 2009
Ke2: Shirazi can't resist fancy looking moves. Just 9. d4 with a standard bind. Also as black I'd play on. 19... O-O. 20. Qxb2 Rd4 with a major lock on d2.
Oct-24-14 Tiger Hillarp Persson
BIDMONFA: Tiger Hillarp Persson HILLARP, Tiger _
Oct-24-14 Karpov vs Timman, 1993
ssitimefill: 23 ... a6 should be an improvement for black, preventing the exchange of light square bishops.
Oct-24-14 Von Marlozan vs Prince Dadian, 1876
FSR: Wait, this isn't the Odd Lie page?
Oct-24-14 Burn vs L Van Vliet, 1889
TheFocus: If 41...Rxc5 42.Ra8+ Re8 43.Rxe8+ Kxe8 44.Nd6+ and wins.
Oct-24-14 Burn vs Loman, 1889
TheFocus: Final move was 23...h4 and after a few moves Black resigned.
Oct-24-14 Burn vs J Bauer, 1889
TheFocus: Final moves were 72...Rh4 73.Qe6+ Kxf4 74.Qxd5 and White won in 90 moves.
Oct-24-14 J Mason vs Burn, 1889
TheFocus: In the final position, Burn has the two Bishops and a well placed Knight but did not want to fight it out. In round 2, played the same afternoon, he had a bye.
Oct-24-14 Gunsberg vs Burn, 1889
TheFocus: The final move here is wrong. Correct is 41...Ne5, whereupon Gunsberg sealed 42.g4, which loses the Exchange after 42...fxg4 43.Nxe4 Bf5 44.Nxe5 Bxh3 45.Nc6+ Kd6 46.Nxa7 Ra8. See Liverpool Weekly Times.
Oct-24-14 Bacrot vs Leko, 2008
TheBish: I'm a little surprised that no one commented on the option of 19...fxe4 20. Qxe4 Ndf6! (better than 20...Ngf6 21. Qxe6+ Rf7 22. Bxh6, and much better than 20...Nxf2?? 21. Rxg7+ Kxg7 22. Qg6+ Kh8 23. Qxh6+ Kg8 24. Qg6+ Kh8 25. Rg1, when ...
Oct-24-14 Ding Liren
waustad: Happy birthday to the strongest player with this birthdate. Perhaps not the most amusing name, but the best player.
Oct-24-14 Burn vs A Steinkuehler, 1869
TheFocus: Burn won both his games against Steinkuehler in this match. The second game score is missing.
Oct-24-14 Karjakin vs Jakovenko, 2014
jphamlore: Karjakin can still have decent chances of defeating a Sicilian as White and at least he won't be in much danger of losing. It's just that many of Karjakin's opponents will have some sort of Ruy Lopez like Jakovenko has. Had Karjakin ...
Oct-24-14 Smyslov vs M Kamishov, 1945
Ke2: I love the bishop jauntily sitting on g6.
Oct-24-14 Alekhine vs P Braumann, 1940
Ke2: This was an epic swindle. From up 2 strong pawns and an exchange (4 points of material) to struggling to draw...
Oct-24-14 Mamedyarov vs Gelfand, 2014
jphamlore: Objectively the positions reached by Gelfand in the opening are by no means lost or even losing; however, I have to wonder whether psychologically the type of player who would choose a defense such as a Benoni would want to play ...
Oct-24-14 G Benini vs Reggio, 1911
Lord Zontar: Burn both rooks to gain the game: 30 Rc8+ Rxc8 31 Rh8+ Kxh8 32 Qh3+ Rh4 33 Qxc8+ Qe8 34 Qxe8#. Reggio's position collapses so precipitously before he has the chance to launch his killer combination against Benini, it's not ...

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