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Feb-22-17 Kenneth S Rogoff
Bobsterman3000: This outgoing White House staffer was the funniest, though: http://16004-presscdn-0-50.pagely.n...
Feb-22-17 Biographer Bistro
Paarhufer: <z: but I think <Meisterschaft der Welt> is fairly close to declaring the match as the official WCC. The German phrase carries the "official" label implicitly> Definitely not. And therefore Reti and Hannak added the word ...
Feb-22-17 Kibitzer's Café
diceman: Bowie/Belew: Stay
Feb-22-17 Mecking vs Hort, 1970
ajile: Seems to me that before 30..b5? Black had no weaknesses.White has a space advantage but this is compensated by White's slightly weak d4 pawn. This game is a good example of what happens when one player becomes impatient and tries to "do ...
Feb-22-17 Kasimdzhanov vs Ponomariov, 2007
morfishine: <21.Rxa7+> followed by <22.Qd4+> looks like a winner *****
Feb-22-17 FIDE Grand Prix Sharjah (2017)
dream31: Short is 2675 elo according to Highest was only 2712. Short leads Hou 3 games to 2, with 5 draws in classical games. Short leads by a few games if rapid and exhibition games are counted. I don't think Short will outclass ...
Feb-22-17 B Lalith vs N Abdusattorov, 2017
fisayo123: Abdusattorov is an IM (not yet official) who already has a GM norm.
Feb-22-17 Jeremy Lim
Bobsterman3000: Yeah, Big East loses out due to lack of bigtime football, though. The Catholic schools in the Big East (Villanova, St. Johns, etc.) had gotten together and agreed to leave the Big East together at one point but changed their mind, ...
Feb-22-17 Kramnik vs Van Wely, 2001
plang: In this theoretical line 16 Bxe7..Re8 17 d6..Nc6 would have helped Black. Shortly after this game 16..f5 was introduced which has scored well for Black. 18 Bd2 had been played a few times prior to this game but makes little sense as after ...
Feb-22-17 M Nikolic vs H Ganaus, 2008
ColeTrane: Thanks FSR
Feb-22-17 Aeroflot Open (2017)
sonia91: I wonder why Aeroflot isn't in the homepage of, it's stronger than Graz Open and it used to be the strongest open tournament in the world.
Feb-22-17 The Turk vs NN, 1770
Sally Simpson: vonKrolock: back in 2004 asks a couple times about this games authenticity. The Turk vs NN, 1770 (kibitz #16) I think he is right to question it. A Scotch Game in 1773, the Steinitz is possible but Black is not ...
Feb-22-17 Women's World Championship (2017)
beatgiant: <HeMateMe> Or maybe the semis are 3 games? You tell us!
Feb-22-17 Viktor Gazik
BIDMONFA: Viktor Gazik GAZIK, Viktor _
Feb-22-17 Daniel J Cawdery
BIDMONFA: Daniel J Cawdery CAWDERY, Daniel J. _
Feb-22-17 Piotr Nguyen
BIDMONFA: Piotr Nguyen NGUYEN, Piotr _
Feb-22-17 Doll
HeMateMe: what do you guys think of the 'hand bra' in the SI swimsuit issue? < > I'm kind of against it, for the swimsuit issue. I think it turns the magazine from erotic fashion to soft core porn. It ...
Feb-22-17 Borna Derakhshani vs Huzman, 2017
Sally Simpson: Hi Luxhin, It appears there may be more to it as the organisers are trying to speak on his behalf. He did play a game starting in the Challengers which started at 9.00 am. He won that and then played at 3.00Pm. on the same day v ...
Feb-22-17 V Belov vs A Pugachov, 2004
Wulebgr: Black's position already seems extremely unpleasant after 11.Bh6.
Feb-22-17 Wesley So
iking: at the grand prix, game 5 - Nakamura, MVL, Aronian, and Mamed went for quick draws ... if it was Wesley playing, crabs would harp endlessly.
Feb-22-17 Robert James Fischer
HeMateMe: "We've asked Bobby to go to Reykjavik." < > "Also, I've advised against 1.e4 for all games, as that would make his play too predictable."
Feb-22-17 Palma de Mallorca Interzonal (1970)
offramp: Fischer won this by a long way. He did well in WC qualifying events. A while ago I asked this question: <Does anyone have a list of Fischer's wins in strong, non-FIDÉ-qualifiers; international tournaments where he won undivided first
Feb-22-17 Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858
Jimmy720: memorize
Feb-22-17 Robert E Byrne vs Fischer, 1963
Jimmy720: memorize
Feb-22-17 Fischer vs Fine, 1963
Jimmy720: memorize
Feb-22-17 Lasker vs J Bauer, 1889
Jimmy720: memorize
Feb-22-17 Capablanca vs M Fonaroff, 1918
Jimmy720: memorize
Feb-22-17 Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924
Jimmy720: memorize
Feb-22-17 Flohr vs Capablanca, 1935
Jimmy720: memorize
Feb-22-17 Flohr vs Vidmar, 1936
Jimmy720: memorize
Feb-22-17 Gustave Simonson
offramp: This young chap has a Swedish name, but was born in Prussia, ie the German part of Prussia, now in Poland, but he became a US citizen and died in England. Quite a gadabout.
Feb-22-17 Rubinstein vs Teichmann, 1908
Jimmy720: memorize
Feb-22-17 A Stefanova vs S Melia, 2017
tpstar: White to Play and Win after 39 ... Qd6. By 25. Rae1 White had created a very nice position - classic Pawn center reinforced by fianchettoed Bishops, with centralized Rooks.
Feb-22-17 Tata Steel (2017)
tuttifrutty: <No one questions the moves of a chess god..on or off the board... anyone who does so is a dimwit.> I agree....
Feb-22-17 Carlsen vs A Giri, 2017
tuttifrutty: <I guess nobody's exempt when it comes to brain ...
Feb-22-17 Spassky vs Averkin, 1973
Moszkowski012273: But,,,of course,,, what was played IS still quite winning.
Feb-22-17 Karpov vs M Gurevich, 1991
Moszkowski012273: ...
Feb-22-17 Zhao Jun vs Xiu Deshun, 2011
fisayo123: Wow some x-rated stuff here.
Feb-22-17 Peter Schreiner
waustad: Sadly, he had a few minutes at the end of a game against a higher rated player and slid back to a tpr quite close to his actual rating. He's been doing well so far in the International Chess Open Graz 2017. I'm just posting this here ...
Feb-21-17 Henry Edward Bird
zanzibar: Here's an interesting footnote written by Bird in his book on the <Steinitz & Lasker Match (1894)>, where he discusses what to do while waiting for the opponent to move: < Note.—The etiquette of chess requires the player to ...
Feb-21-17 Steinitz - Zukertort (1872)
zanzibar: Bird, on p11 of his <Steinitz & Lasker Match (1894)> lists the purse for a few selected matches, including this one (I think). It's given as £20. (For the record, here's the entire footnote:
Feb-21-17 N Rosenthal vs C Holt, 2017
zanzibar: Now there's a man full of 8's.
Feb-21-17 Dorsa Derakhshani
PhilFeeley: <sonia91> All the best to the two of them in their fight against stupid dictators.
Feb-21-17 R Krogius vs A Ojanen, 1944
Sularus: the old Bxf7+ trick
Feb-21-17 Mamedyarov vs Adams, 2017
Tacitus: After Kf4; Qg3+,Ke4; Nf6+,Kd4 then Qd6+ wins the white Q.
Feb-21-17 M Cuellar Gacharna vs O Bernstein, 1954
Eduardo Bermudez: Ossip Bernstein was Morphy number 2, so Cuéllar Gacharná was Morphy number 3 !
Feb-21-17 Alekhine vs La Vieve Hines, 1929
razetime: 18.. Nd6? Was the calamity. Black's weak back rank is exploited by the world champion with 19. Qc7! and the rest is mostly forced. Suddenly, many of black's pieces are forced onto each other, and Alekhine ends the game with two whole ...
Feb-21-17 J Mason vs Tinsley, 1899
KEG: What is most interesting about this game is how Mason obtains and (for the most part) maintains a positionally won game though a pawn down for over twenty moves. I am not a big fan of 1...b6, but Tinsley's 5...f5 in conjunction with his b7 ...
Feb-21-17 A Aleksandrov vs H Hunt, 2005
Richard Taylor: Good resistance by Black.
Feb-21-17 Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927
cunctatorg: When I had firstly studied (and a little-bit analyzed) this game, some thirty-five years ago (with the help of Kotov's book about Alexander Alekhine) I didn't know what to admire more; Capablanca's tremendous defensive resourcefulness ...
Feb-21-17 Gilg vs Huebner, 1967
Retireborn: Yes, the Budapest gambit game; he also won a simul game against Alekhine in 1925, according to Chessbase. Informator has one game of his, a win against Pirc, also in 1967. He must have been a tough old gentleman!
Feb-21-17 Lasker - Steinitz World Championship (1894)
keypusher: <jnpope> -- thanks, there was an very brief reference to the rematch dispute in the Hastings 1895 tournament book, it is nice to know more.
Feb-21-17 Kosteniuk vs Shiqun Ni, 2017
scutigera: Probably, depending on where the pawns are, but 2B vs. B+N with pawns on is always going to be tough, even with equal pawns. Even if there's a book draw here, there are many more ways to slip up while trying to coordinate B & N than ...
Feb-21-17 La Vieve Hines
MissScarlett: <I find no reports of a simul in Pasadena 1932.> The simul on 1st/2nd September was in LA, not Pasadena (the masters' tournament ended on August 28th, I believe).
Feb-21-17 Mamedyarov vs Tomashevsky, 2017
morfishine: <Rjam> White won
Feb-21-17 Loek van Wely
whiteshark: GM van Wely plays <banter blitz chess> ... while tal♔ about his moves:
Feb-21-17 A Muzychuk vs N Dzagnidze, 2007
fispok: The two connected najdorf central pawns proved to be too much for the rook pair to stop.
Feb-21-17 N Dzagnidze vs Lahno, 2010
fispok: The White's queenside was about to fall when a valorous thrust from the d pawn saved the day by forcing the exchange of the DSB.
Feb-21-17 N Dzagnidze vs E Danielian, 2011
fispok: Five pawns attack! a highly aggressive grunfeld setup from white, that escalated into a well executed king side attack.
Feb-21-17 N Dzagnidze vs A Stefanova, 2014
fispok: Should actually be considered a stonewall dutch, and a very active one at that. The wall was broken by the exchange sac 33 Rxd5, breaking the hold on the light squares.
Feb-21-17 Ju Wenjun vs Tan Zhongyi, 2017
weisyschwarz: "Wenjun Trouble". Not sure what she was planning but it never got off the ground. I guess she sought to trap Blacks DSB, but it blew up in her face.
Feb-21-17 Lahno vs Kosteniuk, 2007
Richard Taylor: <ChessHigherCat: <Richard Taylor: Here's a problem I have been trying to solve for about a week! It is a Sam Lloyd problem I got from a local paper, the column by Leonard Barden.> That's the first masochism tango puzzle ...
Feb-21-17 Kasparov vs E Kengis, 1977
MrJafari: wow! very beautiful attack by Kasparov. Actually in 15th move it seems Black has advantage, but suddenly White changes the situations just in few moves...
Feb-21-17 A R Saleh Salem vs Ding Liren, 2017
beenthere240: 22. g3 seems to make it easy for black.
Feb-21-17 J Fluvia Poyatos vs D Rivera, 2001
whiteshark: Daised and confused.
Feb-21-17 E Paehtz vs M Muse, 2016
whiteshark: Meet the Muse, either way!
Feb-21-17 S Chanawangsa vs G Kearse, 1984
beenthere240: Somseen that sucky defense before.
Feb-21-17 V Laznicka vs M Ragger, 2017
whiteshark: ;)
Feb-21-17 NN vs Greco, 1590
tpstar: A: He was way ahead of his time. Go Greco.
Feb-21-17 Eljanov vs Yifan Hou, 2017
beenthere240: Reviewing this game, it was always quite even. I thought Hou defended well and even posed a few problems for PE, e.g., 42...Ng3. I'll be interested to see if she can win tomorrow.
Feb-21-17 J Balogh vs A Gromer, 1931
Delboy: Nice finale with 22. Qxb7+!, though 22. Bxd7+ should also win easily enough. Not taking the queen with 22. ... Kd8 loses to 23. Qxb8+, but the capture 22. ... Kxb7 as played leads to the neat 23. Bxd7+ Ka8 24. Rxb8+ Kxb8 25. Rb1+ Ka8 26. ...
Feb-21-17 S Melia vs L Jicman, 2011
fispok: The knight proved to be able to cover more squares than the bishop.
Feb-21-17 Arkady Novopashin
zanzibar: Here's his FIDE card, still active as of today: FIDE id = 4103670
Feb-21-17 Nataliya Buksa vs S Guramishvili, 2017
whiteshark: <White played 126. Kxe3 the correct move was 126.Ke1 Black cannot take on a2. Stalemate.> Worth a diagram [DIAGRAM]
Feb-21-17 Dimitrij Bunzmann
whiteshark: Kind of inactive. His German player's card shows that he'd played only 47 games since 2011. That's less than 8 games p.a.
Feb-21-17 Zsofia Polgar vs A Chernin, 1989
kevin86: Awesome win by the "girl"
Feb-21-17 Svidler vs Carlsen, 2006
kevin86: Did anybody else picture the theme in their mind?
Feb-21-17 Filip vs K Darga, 1961
Olavi: According to Darga, Filip resigned within a breath, not looking at 34.e4 or Rxb7; Darga interpreted this as mild criticism of his own earlier behaviour.
Feb-21-17 S Melia vs M Brunello, 2014
fispok: G7 remained much more vulnerable than black hoped it would be.
Feb-21-17 S Melia vs I Berzina, 2014
fispok: The knight reaches around to deliver mate.
Feb-21-17 Alekhine vs Tartakower, 1933
Marmot PFL: Saw Browne once play the losing side of this ending even ...
Feb-21-17 Bundesliga (2016/17)
whiteshark: Winter break is over! Rd 7+8 (played last weekend) have been uploaded. 3 related cb reports (in German):
Feb-21-17 A Machulsky vs Bronstein, 1974
whiteshark: Thanks for your efforts, <hemy>! I've reported the 1973 game as duplicate. = = = = = 2 reposts from there: <Mar-16-13 <Garech>>: Superb game from Bronstein; I'm surprised there is no kibitzing yet. 26.Nh4! was ...
Feb-21-17 Stanislaw Zawadzki
Stonehenge: has Stefan too.
Feb-21-17 Lasker vs W Napier, 1904
JohnBoy: <newzild> - I don't get it. How can 20.Bc4 evaluate at -1.6 and black's best is 20...Ne4 w equality?
Feb-21-17 Ding Liren vs R Rapport, 2017
Ulhumbrus: If White is able to reply to 11...Qc8 with 12 e4 this suggests 11...f5
Feb-21-17 R Rapport vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2017
Ulhumbrus: If after 20 0-0 Black gains the attack on the king side instead of White this is one justification for 20 0-0-0 instead.
Feb-21-17 Nakamura vs R Rapport, 2017
Ulhumbrus: 2...Nc6?! develops the knight but also obstructs the c pawn 4...Bxf3? doubles White's f pawn but it concedes the bishop pair and also strengthens White's centre 8...Bxc3? concedes the second bishop and strengthens further White's centre
Feb-21-17 Tradewise Gibraltar (2017)
Mr. President: <Trumpwise Gibraltar 2018>
Feb-21-17 Donald Fogg
Mr. President: <Whitehat1963: I'm the best chess player in the world.> Its true. It is the best post ever made - for us, the people. Awesome. Making the chess great again. Period.
Feb-21-17 Odd Lie
Mr. President: The failing @chessgames.com_newsletter is truly one of the worst newsletters. They knowingly write lies and never even call to fact check. Really bad people! So sad.
Feb-21-17 Capablanca vs W J Allen, 1919
patzerkiller: The Belfast Newsletter (December 18, 1919 p.9) has a slightly different version... [Event "Simul"] [Site "Belfast NIR"] [Date "1919.12.10"] [Round "?"] [White "Jose Raul Capablanca"] [Black "W J Allen"] [Result ...
Feb-21-17 A Muzychuk vs A Stefanova, 2017
paavoh: <HMM>, yes, this was a very enjoyable and tight game. When reviewing, I did not like 29.- Bxd5 that IMO gave a slight pull for White. Perhaps more decisive errors were made later, but before this the game seemed quite equal to me.
Feb-21-17 B D Deac vs Kramnik, 2016
thegoodanarchist: Bogdan got bogged down in the R+N ending.
Feb-21-17 P Shaw vs Adams, 2016
Clement Fraud: A very fine game indeed from Peter Shaw. I once had the privilege of playing Peter myself at an inter-club championship match at Netherton (around seven or eight years ago); needless to say I lost. I feel sure that Peter will be ...
Feb-21-17 London B (1946)
diagonal: After that famous Sunday Chronicle Victory Tournament (divided into two equal strong round robin groups: section A was won by Herman Steiner, ahead of Bernstein, followed by Tartakower, section B was won by Max Euwe, ahead of ...
Feb-21-17 H Speck vs F Baranyai, 2001
tpstar: After 25 ... Bc8: [DIAGRAM] White had 26. Rxa6! winning a Pawn but likely avoided this due to 26 ... Bh3! (now 27 ... bxa6 is a threat) 27. Ra7 Bxg2 28. Rbxb7 Rxb7 29. Rxb7 Bxf3 30. d5 h5 and Black has real Kingside counterchances. The ...
Feb-21-17 G Yanez Acin vs R Cifuentes, 2001
tpstar: Black to Play and Win after 12. c3.
Feb-21-17 N Gaprindashvili vs R Crotto, 1980
Granny O Doul: Apparently 1-0, not 0-1.

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