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Mar-26-17 Kenneth S Rogoff
Abdel Irada: ∞ <al wazir: <TheFocus: To this day, Israeli Jews are forbidden from entering 16 Muslim countries.> Source??? Jews *live* in most of those countries. Not nearly as many as formerly, but a few still are hanging on.> ...
Mar-26-17 E Perelshteyn vs Sveshnikov, 2008
Gottschalk: Move 55 probably was Be4
Mar-26-17 G Broomes vs N Khan, 1983
Benzol: This winner of this game and Stephen Solomon (in S J Solomon vs P Garbett, 1983 ) shared the prize for the best attack played in the Commonwealth Championship.
Mar-26-17 Kibitzer's Café
tpstar: Typical signs of a phishing scam include basic typos which just look unprofessional ("Smater" "We gives out"), an immediate sense of urgency ("Respond now or we'll close your account"), and a subtle transposition in their e-mail address ...
Mar-26-17 C Depasquale vs D K Johansen, 1991
Delboy: Nice play by white against black's traditional Sicilian weak points at d5 and e6, beginning with 12. f5. Note that the critical line 12. ... bxc3 is met with 13. fxe6 Bxa4 (13. ... fxe6 14. Nxe6 and 15. Rxf8) 14. exf7+ and now black must ...
Mar-26-17 N Vitiugov vs Sasikiran, 2015
yadasampati: <An Englishman> You are not the only one. It might be similar to a problem of many modern scientists. They have a high degree of intelligence but sometimes fail to see simple explanations, because they are looking in the wrong ...
Mar-26-17 Karpov vs R Nicevski, 1976
siggemannen: Risto was pushing Karpov all the way until suddenly he faced a loss of a rook
Mar-26-17 Wesley So
chessobserver: then click on archives below the screen
Mar-26-17 P Carlsson vs I Papaioannou, 2007
saturn2: 28 ..Rf3 made the win possible for white. 28 ..Ra5 is also bad because of the double attack 29 Bc3. What about 28..Rb5?
Mar-26-17 A Pichot vs Jorge Iglesias, 2017
Benzol: Is this game a stub of A Pichot vs Jorge Iglesias, 2017 ?
Mar-26-17 A Planinc vs Parma, 1976
An Englishman: Good Evening: Can understand why neither White nor Black would want to try this variation. Wondered about 15.Qxf5, putting three Black minor pieces directly or indirectly under threat, but 15...d5; 16.Qh5,Bg3 might be the reply.
Mar-26-17 I Nepomniachtchi vs W So, 2016
tpstar: [Fritz 10] : 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. 0-0 Nf6 5. d3 0-0 6. a4 d6 7. c3 a6 [last book move] 8. h3 Ba7 9. Re1 Ne7 10. d4 Ng6 11. Bd3 c6 12. Be3 Nh5 13. Nbd2 Nhf4 14. Bf1 exd4 15. Bxd4 Bxd4 16. cxd4 d5 17. e5 f6 18. Ra3 fxe5 19. dxe5
Mar-26-17 Sivokho vs O Nikolenko, 2005
fredthebear: 32.Qe8 giving up a piece backfires on White.
Mar-26-17 Lahno vs N Batsiashvili, 2013
PawnSac: < After 28.g4 > [DIAGRAM] black continued ..fxg?! exposing the somewhat awkward placement of his dark square B. Preferrable is to keep it a little more secure with 28...f4 29.Bb1 Reh8 with a nearly equal game. After ..fxg4 Qxg4 ...
Mar-26-17 Jeremy Lim
WannaBe: Wow, just saw the final score of WAS@CLE, have them Cavs fired head coach, yet? Cavs are at San Antonio Monday, maybe it is time (again) to rest some players, especially K. Irving who shot a marvelous 8-23. Might want to ice that elbow ...
Mar-26-17 P Dely vs Szabo, 1962
offramp: Dely Plays A Dull-Arse.
Mar-26-17 Bird vs Lasker, 1899
KEG: <Straclonoor> Thank you for this additional analysis. 28...BxN or 28...Qe5 seem best for Lasker. As Stockfish has confirmed, Lasker did not have anything approaching a win at this stage. As you have shown, Lasker didn't have anything ...
Mar-26-17 Topalov vs Bareev, 2004
Sally Simpson: Evgeny resigned a wee bit too early. It would have been sporting of him to allow the finish. [DIAGRAM] 44... Kh8 45. Nf7+ Kg8 46. Nxh6+ Kh8 47. Qg8+ Rxg8 48. Nf7 mate. [DIAGRAM]
Mar-26-17 D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956
Sally Simpson: Hi Ohio, <My thoughts on when the average GM would have resigned: After 25...Nxd1 30% After 27...Nxf2 60% more After 35...Bc5+ 5% more After 36...Ng3+ Every other GM except Byrne.> You may need to do it all again ...
Mar-26-17 Schlechter vs F J Lee, 1899
KEG: As keypusher noted almost a decade ago on this site, Schlechter dominated the overmatched Lee in this game. Lee was outplayed from beginning to end, and was probably strategically lost as early as his poor 12...Nfd5 (12. b6 was best). ...
Mar-25-17 Ivanchuk vs Kramnik, 1993
Toribio3: Very depth!
Mar-25-17 M Amini vs R Gralla, 2010
tpstar: Black to Play and Win after 15. Qxa7. Brilliant!
Mar-25-17 Carlsen vs Yifan Hou, 2008
Aleksey9230: Because he has 4 pawns against only 2 ones. After exchange, he will make queens and checkmate
Mar-25-17 Richard Rapport
Gottschalk: A convincing way against 1.b3 Larsen op. [Event "BRA ch"] [Site "Rio de Janeiro"] [Date "2017.02.??"] [Round "11"] [White "Jatoba. Paulo "] [Black "Carneiro, Vitor "] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A01"] 1. b3 Nf6 2. Bb2
Mar-25-17 Yair Judkovsky vs Fressinet, 2011
fispok: Pretty artful g-file assault.
Mar-25-17 Blackburne vs H Gifford, 1874
cwcarlson: 12.Nh7 Kh7 13.f6 wins easily.
Mar-25-17 US Championship (2017)
Imran Iskandar: Very excited for this event which is always enjoyable to follow. Go Fabi!
Mar-25-17 Karpov - Fischer World Championship Match (1975)
morfishine: <EdZelli> Another comment by an ignorant poster: <...Then why miss out on a big payday unless Bobby was very very scared> This is so dumb it defies rational analysis, so I'll just laugh this one off lol *****
Mar-25-17 Robert Durkin
SBC: Durkins, Durkins Everywhere! it gets more confusing. During the 1941 Ventnor City Invitational - "NY Sun" 7-7-1941 "During the day Tournament Director Richard W. Wayne deems it a fitting think to introduce Durkin to Robert T. Durkin of ...
Mar-25-17 Chandler vs D K Johansen, 1983
Benzol: This game won the best game prize.
Mar-25-17 Larsen vs Geller, 1976
fredthebear: 25.Nd5 is a nice little unpin that sets a pin. Instead of 28.Kg2, I'd play 28.BxNd4 cxBd4 29.Rxd4. That looks too easy, so what am I missing? My intuition says that after removing the centralized Black knight, White can hold back the
Mar-25-17 Borislav Ivanov
csmath: Looks like Borislav will have plenty of time for his chess hobby now. Forging diplomas and driver's licences was his real job, chess was just a passion. :-)
Mar-25-17 E Eliskases vs M Czerniak, 1941
MissScarlett: I rather doubt this, or a couple other of Eliskases' games in the DB, were played in Margate in 1941. <Mar del Plata> is probably meant.
Mar-25-17 S Mahadevan vs M W Healey, 2016
7he5haman: What's wrong with 33...Nc6?
Mar-25-17 Somacarana vs Cochrane, 1857
RookFile: We're barely into the middlegame, but black finds a queen sacrifice leading to mate.
Mar-25-17 Fischer vs P Dely, 1967
ajile: 10..d5?? Anyone who plays like this AND against a player of Fischer's caliber deserves to lose in only 17 moves. You are behind in development with White's pieces in aggressive positions and you offer to open the center with your king ...
Mar-25-17 Korchnoi vs Ponomariov, 2001
ChessHigherCat: After 31. Rab8, black was threatening both Rb1+, winning the Q, and 32...Qxf2+ 33. Kxf2 Nxe4+, trading the Q for both rooks and a pawn, but the wily old goat Korchnoi parried both threats with 32. Rb5.
Mar-25-17 Fedorov vs Morozevich, 2001
plang: The Informant categorizes this game as B70 - a sideline of the Dragon. Morozovich criticized his 7..Bg4?! as a waste of time as Nde2 and h3 are useful moves for White. 12 Be3 had been played in Tseshkovsky-Tukmakov Erevan 1982 (Zonal) ...
Mar-25-17 Harikrishna vs A Giri, 2017
cro777: Harikrishna‏: "Made a mistake at the opening (15.Na5) which Giri exploited and forced a victory. I should have repeated with 15.Nf6+ and 16.Nd5+." Position after 14...f5 [DIAGRAM] 15.Nf6+ Ke7 16.Nd5+ ...
Mar-25-17 Shenzhen Masters (2017)
cro777: "The hardest game to draw is a drawn game!" (A Drawmaster Compendium) Harikrishna‏: "Made a mistake at the opening (15.Na5) which Giri exploited and forced a victory. I should have <repeated> with 15.Nf6+ and 16.Nd5+." Position
Mar-25-17 M Raddatz vs E Player, 2016
pawndude88: White´s exchange sac didn´t look planned.
Mar-25-17 L Jarmula vs K Piorun, 2017
Strelets: It's generally a bad idea to allow your opponent to create a protected passed pawn on the thirteenth move. It's even worse when that opponent is the god of thunder.
Mar-25-17 Bang
zanzibar: < Maljutin, Evgeni 2385 -- Zagrebelny, Sergey 2475 0-1 (44) B54g 1991 Rusland tt: Rusland tt (1) >
Mar-25-17 Mamedyarov vs Gelfand, 2011
whiteshark: 20...♖x♘c3 should be classified as an <Exchange Sacrifice>. *
Mar-25-17 I Cheparinov vs Drasko, 2007
BOSTER: < steinitzfan> Thanks for interesting line. I'd play Rf1 instead e5.
Mar-25-17 Biographer Bistro
TheFocus: Thank you, <zanzibar>.
Mar-25-17 A Ramirez Alvarez vs F Rambaldi, 2017
Domdaniel: The Agincourt line got its name (after a battle between France and England) because it combines the English and French. This, however, looks like a Nimzo-Larsen, with White's 1.Nf3 and 2.b3. Wimpy was a hamburger and a character in ...
Mar-25-17 Hebden vs M Hansen, 2016
pawndude88: 50...Kxf6 51.Rxa5!
Mar-25-17 Uhlmann vs H Liebert, 1976
bkpov: What about 27. f3
Mar-25-17 J Bodvarsson vs F Olafsson, 1947
FSR: More common is 4...g5 (instead of 4...Nc6) 5.h3?? Bg3#. That has been seen in four games in the database. Playing 5.h3?? in response to 4...Nc6 is truly inspired.
Mar-25-17 A S Rasmussen vs Hebden, 2017
pawndude88: 34...Re1 is not check.
Mar-25-17 Ivanchuk vs Karpov, 1994
Kalanchoe: "The Fifth Element"
Mar-25-17 L Dormann vs W Huisl, 1992
Domdaniel: Huisl ripped my flesh...
Mar-25-17 V Tukmakov vs V Faibisovich, 1962
m.okun: If 34. ... Rg7, 35. Nf7 mate
Mar-25-17 Short vs Kasparov, 1989
OhioChessFan: Nice pun that describes the game. Great? Meh, I'll go with good, maybe even very good, too predictable/already done/obvious to be great, but surely the best of the innumerable Short puns.
Mar-25-17 Hubert Razinger
OhioChessFan: Ummmmmmmmmmmm, they were kidding.
Mar-25-17 D Wiebe vs B Sambuev, 2011
fredthebear: This game features two typical mating Spearheads. White has a Q&R Spearhead on the open h-file, but could use a third unit for assistance. Black avoided exchanging off the dark-squared bishops, and won with his Spearhead on the long ...
Mar-25-17 D Howell vs J Xiong, 2017
PawnSac: < protonchess: .. Rg6 and .. Nd4 are worth looking at, but I don't like ..d6 at all, it weakens the pawn chain that shelters BK (and will do so for many more moves because castling is difficult). 17. .. d6 18. Qxh7 Nf6 19. Qh3, I ...
Mar-25-17 US Championship (Women) (2017)
Sally Simpson: Apart from another recent well known tournament, There was a 'dress code' in Turkey for female chess players. Various snippets from various newspapers. The World Chess Federation does not have
Mar-25-17 D Wiebe vs W Klarner, 2011
fredthebear: Nudity on public property is against the law.
Mar-25-17 D Itkin vs D Wiebe, 2011
fredthebear: Mr. Wiebe is struggling with the Sicilian in this tournament. Most of us have been there at one point or another. So, play on man! Live and learn.
Mar-25-17 R Becker vs K Wehling, 1934
Delboy: Note how in the final position 19. Be2 is met with 19. ... Ng2+ 20 Kd1 Rf1+!. I do not see an immediate win after, say, 19. Bb5, but, despite the temporary rook advantage, white's position looks horrible after either 19. ... Ne5, 19. ... ...
Mar-25-17 D Wiebe vs A Sundar, 2011
fredthebear: One version of the old chess axiom is... "A knight on the rim is dim; it's chances are slim." In this case, the White knight is trapped!
Mar-25-17 N Gusev vs D Wiebe, 2011
fredthebear: Both Black knights are pinned, and White is threatening a multiple fork with 17.Nd5+. If Black moves the king to unpin, White will play 17.BxNf6 BxBf6 and 18.Nd5+ which gains the loose Bf6.
Mar-25-17 Bird vs Steinitz, 1866
fredthebear: In the final position, White piled on the diagonal pin, queen aiming through rook at queen. If Black tries to unpin with 41...Re8 which protects both Black heavy pieces for the moment, White responds w/a check that forks the rook ...
Mar-25-17 Robert James Fischer
Joshka: The comments from Susan were in person many years ago at the US Open, Florida 2004. She of course was VERY careful how she responded to my quires, but I believe she left a little inference that supports what I wrote previously on the ...
Mar-25-17 Edmund Beronio
Pulo y Gata: Exactly one month more and the stars will again gather...
Mar-25-17 V Kutsankov vs Z Daleczko, 2007
TheFocus: I really like this game!! Nice attack.
Mar-25-17 Juliana Sayumi Terao
Eastfrisian: She won the Brazilian championship 2017.
Mar-25-17 E M Green vs C Gamarra Caceres, 1976
Benzol: According to the winner Black lost on time.
Mar-25-17 Alburt vs J A Rizzitano, 1984
JohnBoy: Thanks, <perf>! Such precision marks the difference between the master and (at least) this hack.
Mar-25-17 Kasparov vs Timman, 1991
perfidious: All the attention some of these rapid and blitz games get, when the bottom line is simply that Timman is yet another top GM whom Kasparov beat like a borrowed mule.
Mar-25-17 Speelman vs Karpov, 1991
offramp: Speelman had lost the first game to Karpv, so he had to win this to stay in the competition, which had a $73,000 first prize. [DIAGRAM] Karpov seems to have closed up the kingside. Speelman has a punt with 27. d5!? Now 27...Bxd5 is ...
Mar-25-17 Khalifman vs Kasparov, 1991
offramp: [DIAGRAM] Kasparov devises a good plan in this clash of World Champions. He plays 25...Ng8-h6-f7-g5. ***** In this position [DIAGRAM] Kasparov played 31...Qxf4. A bit stronger is 31...Qd4+ followed by 32...Rxf4. ***** In the ...
Mar-25-17 Beliavsky vs Gelfand, 1991
offramp: [DIAGRAM] 26...Nxc4. A fork. 27. Nf2! Now Gelfand wants more than to win the exchange with 27...Nxd6, so he has a great idea: 27...Rxf2. But White ignores the rook and plays 28. Bxc4! [DIAGRAM] Black counterattacks on the ...
Mar-25-17 J Schulten vs Kieseritzky, 1850
ChessHigherCat: <morfishine: Another dumb game title that will confuse global players, which goes against the routine diversity agenda> Yes, henceforth all puns shall be in Esperanto! Instead of dumbing everything down to the level that ...
Mar-25-17 Dzindzichashvili vs Robert E Byrne, 1984
MissScarlett: Take your pic:
Mar-25-17 Gelfand vs Beliavsky, 1991
offramp: A very good game. [DIAGRAM] White is winning on the queenside, but his king is under attack. Black plays 39...e3! 40. Rxe3 Rxe3 41. a7! Taking the rook loses. In the end Black settles for a draw by perpetual check.
Mar-25-17 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2016
tpstar: A Knight on the sixth rank is famously called a "bone in the throat" due to its deep penetration into enemy territory while controlling several key squares. Here's the best known example, also from a WC match
Mar-25-17 Bareev vs Lautier, 1991
offramp: After some jiggery-pokery with his knights White plays [DIAGRAM] 27. Nxa7. This seems to win a pawn because after the exchange of rooks [DIAGRAM] Black cannot play 28...Qxa7 owing to 29. Qc8# But Black could have played the amazing

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