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Nov-24-14 Carlsen-Anand World Championship (2014)
MissScarlett: Peasant.
Nov-24-14 Wesley So
dunkenchess: Decisions are on the spot and not after the fight. That's the difference. Decision now, explain later. Not the other way round where you decide after the fight plus after those replays. Buffon. Respect the referee's decision where its
Nov-24-14 Eugenio Torre
Pulo y Gata: In the previous championship and in this one, Anand has exhibited difficulties with concrete analysis of the lines, a fact that favored Carlsen who has no such problem. Is Anand's problem connected with age? I think partly, yes. I'm ...
Nov-24-14 Karpov - Fischer World Championship Match (1975)
Petrosianic: That's his chances against the Fischer of 1972. who wouldn't have been showing up in any case.
Nov-24-14 Albert Einstein
maxi: If you assume that the particles are very far away from each other, these results seem far-fetched. On the other hand, even if you assume that the particles are not travelling very far from each other, say only inches, these results are ...
Nov-24-14 Carlsen vs Shirov, 2008
tamar: Talking about top endgame players in history during his 11th game commentary on Carlsen-Anand 2014, Peter Svidler recalled thinking he had witnessed something extra-ordinary in this game. From a nearly equal position, Magnus, while still a ...
Nov-24-14 Kenneth Rogoff
Softpaw: < HeMateMe:Is there an impeachment clause in the Russian constitution?> Yes.
Nov-24-14 The World vs Naiditsch, 2014
Nov-24-14 J P McKenna vs S Stockinger, 1994
MissScarlett: <Siegfried, so soon?>
Nov-24-14 Kibitzer's Café
HeMateMe: < > He HAS to be getting paid to endorse Red Bull. No one could drink that battery acid otherwise.
Nov-24-14 H Pohlenz vs M Pinel, 1994
BOSTER: < Once >. l've read <patzer2 > analysis. Every risk should be estimated ,what is at stake . I'd play 14.Nd1 and if Be6 15.Qf4.
Nov-24-14 Robert James Fischer
RookFile: I think the Army got it right. You need a guy who is willing to be a team player. He's going to save your life and you're going to save his.
Nov-24-14 Nakamura-Aronian Match (2014)
schweigzwang: I think Shahade said 2:15pm Eastern but I admit I wasn't listening that closely.
Nov-24-14 D Thompson vs D Moody, 1994
dutch bass dirt: GOTD-"Discount Double Check"
Nov-24-14 Aronian vs Nakamura, 2014
SirRuthless: I think this is all theory until Nbd7 which was the novelty. Aronian responded quickly with Bb2 and Rad8 Rac1 followed quickly but Nakamura had to think for a long while before Nb6. So I think they saw something like this position but
Nov-24-14 Y Kuzubov vs V Milov, 2007
Gilmoy: Looks like 40.Rd6 <not 39..Ne8 40.Rd7 oops> and e6 is too weak. f4-f5 is also playable. Plus the a-pawn will surely cost a piece later. Can't see where Black has any counterplay for a draw.
Nov-24-14 Magnus Carlsen
Kinghunt: <HeMateMe: <Leaving aside that all of that is your opinion and you can't cite a single source to contradict Carlsen's stated reason for declining to participate.> ....and, you can't PROVE I'm wrong in my opinion that he was a ...
Nov-24-14 Peter Svidler
Nerwal: <What might explain why Svidler doesn't seem to find himself on the losing side of a lot of brilliancies? But, for example, Topalov and Ivanchuk do. Does Svidler have a solid and drawish style perhaps?> He's resilient in complex ...
Nov-24-14 Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858
yurikvelo: this game Stockfish analysis
Nov-24-14 Y Kuzubov vs M Gurevich, 2007
Whitehat1963: What's the finish?
Nov-24-14 Louis F Stumpers
micartouse: I noticed my visual solution to the consecutive integer problem has flaws in it so it's inadequate as a proof, but it at least gets one in the ballpark of how one could go about proving it algebraically. For the equilateral triangle ...
Nov-24-14 M Cebalo vs Vasiukov, 2014
AylerKupp: <Phony Benoni> There comes a time when you sport a brilliant-looking move in one of your games.> That used to happen to me a lot when I was actively playing. And my opponents also gave me that "What??" expression. But this was ...
Nov-24-14 Michael Adams
Chessinfinite: I guess the spider insect finally found a way to beat Anand.. lol Nice opening prep spidey, unfortunately you never got to play a World Championship match.
Nov-24-14 Odd Lie
HeMateMe: There must be a doctor or pharmacist who supplied Bill with those date rape pills. that's the guy you have to catch, and he'll squeak. In this electronic day and age he would probably get caught.
Nov-24-14 J Trapl vs I Hausner, 1980
RookFile: I guess 45. Red7 isn't even the best move, but it doesn't spoil anything. Instead, white can play 45. Rf7, and black has to play something like ...Rg8. That it's 46. Rxf5 and we can start over again and find something else of black's to ...
Nov-24-14 Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857
yurikvelo: this game deep analyze
Nov-24-14 Anand vs Carlsen, 2014
keypusher: Reposting. < MissScarlett: <Deep opening preparation is one of his major strengths and in their 2013 match in Chennai Carlsen avoided all opening bombs. But for some reason, hubris or overconfidence, he chose to meet Anand’s 1 d4
Nov-24-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014
MarkFinan: <<chancho: Kool Moe Dee - Death Blow.> KMD was a hip-hop pioneer. Well spotted Chancho. 😈
Nov-24-14 Ukrainian Championship (2014)
alexmagnus: <Lahno is another Ukrainian who is also an ethnic Russian, I believe.> At least the name Lahno sounds Ukrainian. Karjakin <is> a Russian name though. But ethnically both contries are quite connected. I remember, somebody ...
Nov-24-14 Michael Steadman
MarkFinan: How this guy reached a 2250+ rating is puzzling to me. Check out his play in R Taylor vs M Steadman, 2008 and it's pretty awful!
Nov-24-14 Jindrich Trapl
ljfyffe: A TRAP-L<atvian>, perhaps:<1e4 e5 2Nf3 f5 3Bc4 fxe4 4Nxe5 Qg5 5Nf7 Qxg2 6Rf1 d5 7Nxh8 Nf6 8Bxd5 Bh3 9Bf7+ Ke7 10 Bc4 Nc6 11Be2 Nd4 12Nc3 Nf3+ 13Bxf3 Qxf1 mate>
Nov-24-14 Harrwitz vs Loewenthal, 1853
poorthylacine: TO TAMAR again: excuse me please, I did not notice that you wrote: "at ONE stage...", I thought it was written: "at THIS stage..." Sorry... Still the index would be useful, lol!
Nov-24-14 Saitek Brute Force vs Bronstein, 1995
tranquilsimplicity: Brontein's final Sicilian. Simple and instructive.#
Nov-24-14 Karpov vs Polugaevsky, 1983
Petrosianic: <Howard>: Uhhh, Petrosian, how do you mean that Fischer was "not leading' when he walked out of the 1967 Interzonal> I mean that he wasn't in First Place. Sorry, I thought that was clear. You can compare the results yourself.
Nov-24-14 C F Tears vs R Llorens, 1962
AylerKupp: Another possibly relevant video from the one hit-wonder group ? and the Mysterians:
Nov-24-14 Gipslis vs Tal, 1958
perfidious: The story cited above is reinforcement of the trait that Tal did not always thoroughly check variations in his preparation, a failing noted by Korchnoi at about this time.
Nov-24-14 Nigel Short
john barleycorn: <Nigel Short: ... By the way, perhaps someone could try posting a positive comment about me,...> I would if I could but I can't. Not because there is nothing positive about you (though it was not easy to find, lol) but the ...
Nov-24-14 J Palkovi vs Kiss, 1988
billyhan: I find all these puns quite "tongue in cheek".
Nov-24-14 Manfred Nimtz
ljfyffe: Member of the German team that won the ICCF Olympiad XII Final (1998).
Nov-24-14 Lasker vs B H Lutton, 1901
heuristic: better: 11...Nxe5 12.Ng3 0-0 mo' better: 24.f5 Qxe5 25.fxg6 hxg6 26.Rxg2 FWIW: 27.Rxg2 Rxg2 28.Qxg2 Qxg2 29.Bxg2 IMHO: 27...Rdg6 deserves an "!"
Nov-24-14 Biographer Bistro <diff> will come in very handy, yes.
Nov-24-14 Aronian vs Nakamura, 2014
Gypsy: A textbook ending.
Nov-24-14 Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1974
Howard: Interesting question....maybe Korchnoi was short on time, and he decided to offer (or accept) a draw.
Nov-24-14 Abram Khasin
ljfyffe: Khasin was a member of the Soviet team that won the CC Olympiad VI Final (1968-1972); that won VII (1972-1976); that won VIII (1977-1982); and that came 3rd in IX (1982-1987)Final.
Nov-24-14 J Schumer vs D Miller, 1917
MissScarlett: Black is probably the <David Miller> who allied against Capablanca in Capablanca vs Allies, 1920 .
Nov-24-14 Josef Snajdr
ljfyffe: Member of Czech team that came first in CC Olympiad V (1965-1968)Final, and 2nd in VI (1968-1972)Final, to be more precise.
Nov-24-14 Valt Borsony
ljfyffe: Borsony was part of the Czech team that placed first in the CC Olympiad II (1952-55) Final. And 8th in III (1958-1961).
Nov-24-14 Dezso Elekes
ljfyffe: Dr. Elekes was a member of the Hungarian team that won the Chess Correspondence Olympiad I (1949-1952) Final.
Nov-24-14 Nakamura vs Aronian, 2014
paavoh: Perhaps Black would have an opportunity to strike the White center, not once but twice, with the advance of the c pawns. The weakened white squares would not be a major problem when the White LSB is missing - that is how I read the ...
Nov-24-14 Svidler vs D Andreikin, 2014
kevin86: The two pawns and two rooks at move 28 is hilarious!
Nov-24-14 T Peine vs V Budde, 1970
Nightsurfer: The motives of checkmates seem to be an endless chain of replays. The matrix of that very type of smothered checkmate in this game here <Thomas Peine vs Vladimir Budde (1970)>, namely because of the friendly support by a Bishop ...
Nov-24-14 Uhlmann vs Wade, 1959
notyetagm: Uhlmann vs Wade, 1959 ...
Nov-24-14 Kasparov vs Kramnik, 2000
RookFile: Wonderful defensive effort by Kramnik.
Nov-24-14 Hikaru Nakamura
kamagong24: who is better at being terrible, nakamura or strickland?
Nov-24-14 Samuel Sevian
Strongest Force: oops...Dec 26 is his birthday...he's a young 13 still.
Nov-24-14 E Torre vs B Ivanovic, 1977
kamagong24: Great attacking game by Asia's first GM!!!
Nov-24-14 Nikolai N Kristoffel
ljfyffe: In the ICCF World Cup III Final (1981-1986), Kristoffel came in third. 4th and fifth went respectively to Tomkovich and Shteynsapir of the USSR who had the same number of points as Kristoffel.
Nov-24-14 Michel Lecroq
ljfyffe: Listed under France, LeCroq came in 2=(4th)) in the 1977-1983 ICCF Cup Final.
Nov-24-14 H Ahman vs H Malmgren, 1947
ljfyffe: Ahman came in 5th at the ICCF Cup I(1973-1977).
Nov-24-14 Viswanathan Anand
extremeintellect: <chancho: Gracious in defeat. Always a class act. Bravo Vishy Anand! Bravo!> Well Said Chancho (from the other page).
Nov-24-14 Garry Kasparov
john barleycorn: I like Kasparov's gems of wisdom. But try as he might he will never become the "Russian Voltaire".
Nov-24-14 Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927
aliejin: To a certain height all the games are "Equal games ...." but this is a static analysis ... (artifical way to analyze chess I would say) abstracting from the fact that players are preparing / planning their movements .... Towards the ...
Nov-24-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014
Albion 1959: To You v Yourself. I see it now and it becomes clear when the mind is not tired and focused better. From a practical point of view Bxg3 was probably Vishy's best chance:
Nov-24-14 I A Horowitz vs N Beckhardt, 1933
Calar: And we have a novelty as early as move 6 :P 22.Nf7 is nice shot, capturing black queen if he takes the knight (22...Kxf7 23.Ng5+)
Nov-24-14 Santasiere vs C F Tears, 1957
ColeTrane: this cowboy has some heavy games
Nov-24-14 Anderssen vs Eichborn, 1853
hesyrett: 22.Qg3 is an awful blunder.  After 22.Kc2 to be followed by b2-b3 White could buy time for Rae1 which would probably force ...Re8 with a subsequent trade of Rs.
Nov-24-14 B Kalinkin vs Nezhmetdinov, 1962
TheBish: 23...h3!! is an amazing move. Most players would think long and hard before finally taking the knight, but that would be far from best. As Tal points out in "Attack With Mikhail Tal" (after 23. a4), "White does not even suspect any ...
Nov-24-14 Bronstein vs Geller, 1961
tranquilsimplicity: Bronstein: The artist.#
Nov-24-14 Fedorov vs M Sorokin, 2001
tranquilsimplicity: <InspiredByMorphy> Indeed. I felt that resignation by Black was premature.#
Nov-24-14 Fedorov vs Z Gyimesi, 2001
tranquilsimplicity: Beautiful finish!#
Nov-24-14 R Jumabayev vs Fedorov, 2006
tranquilsimplicity: <ToTheDeath> You are correct. And it's funny how I was about to quit this game but caught glimpse of your post. Then I re-checked the finish to find that you are right. Strange how one can sometimes overlook something ...
Nov-24-14 K Shanava vs Fedorov, 2010
tranquilsimplicity: A most brilliant Kingside Attack using the Sicilian Defence.#
Nov-24-14 Ponomariov vs Caruana, 2012
tranquilsimplicity: <notyetagm> And forgive me for quoting from 'The Chess Drum' in a recent discussion. I don't want to go into details. However, your magazine is a much needed publication. And I also used your article on the history of ...
Nov-24-14 Geller vs Keres, 1962
Sokrates: Excellent play by Keres. In his Predecessor series, Kasparov sets Geller in a brighter light than Keres. Probably influenced by his old teacher Botvinnik, who beat Keres when he was down in the late Stalin period, but only beat Geller ...
Nov-24-14 M Gluzman vs Bareev, 2001
Moszkowski012273: <posoo> I thought you could play a little chess?
Nov-24-14 R Gonzalez vs Tal, 1992
tranquilsimplicity: Such; I need glasses.#
Nov-24-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014
Richard Taylor: <keypusher: <Richard Taylor> Thanks for these interesting posts. One thing -- Anand has beaten Carlsen in classical before. But before Game 3, he hadn't done it since 2010.> Thanks. Yes I thought he may have then. Since
Nov-24-14 Ukrainian Championship (Women) (2014)
PhilFeeley: <waustad: Anna U's situation is discussed some here: > Wow! More to that story to come I hope. <Ushenina had complained about the absence of anti-cheating control in the Championship. The ...
Nov-24-14 Vasiukov vs Tal, 1959
tranquilsimplicity: The "other side" (positional mastery) of Tal.#
Nov-24-14 K Isgandarova vs E Repkova, 2012
An Englishman: Good Evening: The Scandinavian has absorbed rather a walloping over the past few years (appears to be another one of its "refuted" periods), but this amusing little miniature ends with two pieces pinned against the King ...
Nov-24-14 G Uusi vs Tal, 1972
perfidious: The following is Cafferty's account: <....The game was adjourned in a position in which Tal had a fairly clear drawing line and, seeing that attempts to play for more all lost, Tal decided to offer a draw at breakfast on the ...
Nov-24-14 Fischer vs Spassky, 1972
Petrosianic: Yes, it's a bad move, because it loses a pawn for no compensation. 19...Kf8 would have been much better.
Nov-24-14 K Edvardsson vs H Danielsen, 2001
tranquilsimplicity: My first ever post on CG; naive and enthusiastic.#
Nov-23-14 Timman vs Salov, 1991
TheBish: Timman vs Salov, 1991 Black to play (47...?) "Insane" Black has an extra pawn, but it's doubled, so material is essentially even. The pawns that really matter are the b-pawns, and especially Black's very advanced g-pawn! But White's ...
Nov-23-14 Hans-Joachim Federer
achieve: <you vs> I think that approach is a tad too dry, as eg Steffi Graf after she won the Olympic title was crowned as a queen with the term: Golden Slam So it does have a special ring to it, winning the singles at the Olympics, but ...
Nov-23-14 Alekhine vs N Grigoriev, 1918
sachistu: Does anyone have the source for this game? There is another version that goes 36.Re3 Rxf2 37.Qg3 Qd2 38.Qe5+ Kh6 39.Rc3 f6 40.Qb8 Qd5 41.Rg3 Re2 42.a4 which reaches the game position (albeit with Black to move instead of White as in the ...
Nov-23-14 Lasker vs NN, 1900
Calli: Yes, Lasker waa leapfrogging with Géza Maróczy. It was quite a site I imagine! according to Whyld., Black was "Mrs H."
Nov-23-14 A Neumann vs A Schwarz, 1896
sleepyirv: Feeling Like a Neumann
Nov-23-14 Erich Eliskases
zanzibar: And what seems to be the very best site, certainly for its selection of photographs, is here: (in Spanish) (in English)
Nov-23-14 Morozevich vs Tomashevsky, 2013
Martin Riggs: Definitely 1 of the best games of 2013! Great struggle! :)
Nov-23-14 A Kovchan vs A Moiseenko, 2014
1300patzer: I wish participants could be penalized for these kinds of draws. That they are possible (and are in fact fairly commonplace at most levels) is a glaring weakness in the game as a competitive pasttime. Makes it very difficult to take ...
Nov-23-14 Jose Raul Capablanca
visayanbraindoctor: <Benzol> Thanks for the correction. <Sally Simpson, maxi> Thank you also. A very fascinating celestial conversation.
Nov-23-14 Anna Muzychuk
Calar: Yup. Congrats :)
Nov-23-14 Svidler vs Mamedyarov, 2014
DiscoJew: Nice technical grind from Svidler. The conversions of advantages vs a resisting opponent are splendid to observe.
Nov-23-14 Aronian vs Leko, 2014
Rhialto: You know I had posted that 34.Re6 Kh8 defends, but after 35.Rxg6 fg 36.Qxg6 Black probably has to accept the hopeless q-vs-2r ending after 36...Qxe7, as 36...Rxd6 37.Qxd6 Qe4?? is mated by 38.Qf6+ Kh7 39.Qh6#, and 37...Qb6 38.Qe5+ Kh7 ...
Nov-23-14 J D Tisdall vs A Ipek, 2003
Robert Samuels: Great play from Tisdall -- a 10-move combination, more or less, from 29.Nd5!. 35.Bc2! would also make a good puzzle solution.
Nov-23-14 Tal vs Botvinnik, 1966
perfidious: <PivotalAnorak: 21.Ne3?! 21.Re8+! Kg7 22.Ne3! If then 22...Bd7 23.Bxc6 Bxe8 24.Bxe8> Old stuff: Cafferty pointed out this possibility in his collection of Tal's games many years ago.
Nov-23-14 Jeremy Lim
Jim Bartle: The Lakers didn't get tough until the Celts roughed them up in the 84 Finals. Yes, they were up 15-20 on the Sixers in game four in 1983, but couldn't keep it up.
Nov-23-14 B Coraretti vs I Schneider, 2007
Bubo bubo: <Gilmoy: <think: 27..cxd1=N+!> It works, but it's trickier than it looks: 28.Kb1 and Black's Q and R are both still attacked, and Black has no check.> Black <has> a check: 28...Nc3+, and White is out of luck: 29.Ka1 ...
Nov-23-14 NN vs Lasker, 1901
heuristic: mo' better: 14.Bxb3 Nxb3 15.cxb3 0-0 14...Nd3! 17...Nf4! 18.gxf4 Qxf4 19.Nf3 Bxf3 20.Re1 Qh2+ 21.Kf1 Qh1# 18.Ne2 Nxh3+ 19.Kh2 Ng5 20.Ng2 h5
Nov-23-14 Spassky vs Portisch, 1977
thegoodanarchist: <Howard: ... Incidentally, at the end of this game, the magazine said, "At this moment, Black managed to do two things at once---overstep the time limit and resign."> Portisch knows how to multitask :)
Nov-23-14 Hans Fahrni
OhioChessFan: I don't believe the story is legit. As <micartouse> mentioned, nobody good enough to get to an endgame against Fahrni would be fooled by this. Or else it was a friend who laughed along with Fahrni and knew he'd won.
Nov-23-14 A Zinkl vs Schlechter, 1894
heuristic: K walk! 36.Kf1 37.Ke1 38.Kd1 39.Kc2 43.Qe1! Qg8 44.Qe6 Qxe6 45.fxe6 Nf8 46.e7 Kf7 45...Bc7? loses 45...Kg7 46.c4 bxc4 47.Bxd5 cxd5 48.b5 axb5 FWIW, 48...axb5 49.a6 Bb8 50.c6
Nov-23-14 Cambridge Springs (1904)
CambridgeSprings1904: Thanks to<suenteus po 147> for creating this collection and for his reference to my CS1904 web site above. As an update, I had to move the site so it now has its own "permanent" domain:
Nov-23-14 Lipschutz / Finn / Hymes vs Lasker / Delmar / Redding, 1902
TheFocus: Consultation game played in New York, New York on October 29, 1902.
Nov-23-14 Lasker vs NN, 1901
TheFocus: From a simul at Moss Side in Manchester, England on October 3, 1901. Black is described as W...r. Lasker scored +19=7-0.
Nov-23-14 Lasker vs Lewi / Poen / Rann / Wolf, 1902
TheFocus: Consultation game played at the Cafe Kerkau in Berlin, Germany on September 2, 1902. Lasker was partnered with Loman, Rice and Sokol versus Wolf, Ranneforth, Lewitt and Poenisch.
Nov-23-14 Kashdan vs Shainswit, 1938
tranquilsimplicity: <BwanaVa> Bwana means Mister in Swahili. Interesting username.#
Nov-23-14 Lasker vs T Chatard, 1901
TheFocus: This is not from the USA tour, but from a simul at the Cercle Philidor in Paris, France on December 23, 1901. Chatard's partner was Thillaye. Lasker scored +35=2-4.
Nov-23-14 Kharus vs D Gurevich, 1975
hesyrett: Whoops!  The R on f1 hangs after 17.Bxg4 so Black doesn't even have a spite check, as 17...Ba5+ is met by 18.Qxf1.
Nov-23-14 Palma de Mallorca Interzonal (1970)
TheFocus: <edbermac> <Addison wrote a note to FIDE about O'Kelly and half the players signed it? What was their complaint?> Flatulence, which got worse, and more frequent, in time trouble.
Nov-23-14 Werner Fademrecht
ljfyffe: German or Dutch, perhaps?
Nov-23-14 N Djukic vs Caruana, 2014
tranquilsimplicity: <Darek> Indeed. Caruana is incredibly aggressive; and possibly of equal strength with Carlsen. Caruana would be the best player to face Carlsen in 2015, and force Carlsen into complex unbalanced positions.#
Nov-23-14 Frank Darnstaedt
ColeTrane: "Frankly my dear, I dont give a darn..."
Nov-23-14 Tal vs Korchnoi, 1958
Albanius: AylerKrupp, Tal lived until 1992, when he could still play chess. Here is a blitz game: Tal vs Kasparov, 1992
Nov-23-14 Andrew Soltis
tranquilsimplicity: <Domdaniel> You possess one of the most interesting profiles; jocular, intelligent, enlightening and eccentric. Just my style though I've recently turned very quiet. And therefore mine falls under the "Peregrine Ng" ...
Nov-23-14 La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834
jnpope: Bell's Life in London, 1835.06.14, gives the game as follows: [Date "1834"] [Site "ENG London (Westminster CC)"] [Event "Fifth Match"] [Round "5"] [White "de la Bourdonnais, L.C.M."] [Black "McDonnell, A."] [Result "1-0"]
Nov-23-14 P Nikolic vs E Kengis, 1999
plang: M.Gurevich was successful with 6 Bg5 against Bischoff in Germany 1999 (not included in this database)
Nov-23-14 Caruana vs Ponomariov, 2014
tranquilsimplicity: I felt the game was draw-ish until the double-piece sacrifice! Caruana should meet Carlsen in November 2015. That would be the contest (very possibly evenly matched).#
Nov-23-14 Spassky vs Ujtelky, 1964
Albanius: After 21 exd5, 21 ... fxe4! 22 Nd4 Nxd4 23 cxd4 dxe5 24 dxe5 Bxe5 25 Bc2 recovers the P, maybe but B is still in the game.
Nov-23-14 Doll
john barleycorn: No. Googled "Abdel Danger" & "hot babes".
Nov-23-14 R Fuchs vs Korchnoi, 1966
tonsillolith: For Fuchs' ache!
Nov-23-14 Yuri Kuzubov
whiteshark: Congratulations to Yuri Kuzubov for winning the 2014 Ukranian Chess Championship! cb report (in German):
Nov-23-14 Caruana vs E Berg, 2008
tranquilsimplicity: <MarkFinan> I agree with you. And I believe Caruana may be Carlsen's next challenger; with a possibility of even beating Carlsen squarely.#
Nov-23-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014
cro777: <erniecohen: How is White to make progress?> Black had chances to survive after 34...Qd2 35.Qxf3 Qxc2 and "after 35. Qxc2 36. Kg2 Kh8 37. Qc6 Rg8, how is White to make progress?" [DIAGRAM] This is <erniecohen>'s analysis: 1) ...
Nov-23-14 D Burk vs J Walthour, 1982
billyhan: Don't ya' get it ? ... "Kilowatthour" ? ... "Electrical Theory?" ... uh ... Hello?... (Is this thing On?)
Nov-23-14 Morozevich vs P Nikolic, 2000
perfidious: <dumbgai: Fortunately for Kasparov, Morozevich never did manage to defeat him. Could you imagine Kasparov's reaction if he lost to Moro in the Albin Countergambit?> That would have been quaint; perhaps on a par with the meltdown ...
Nov-23-14 Nicola Di Leuchtenberg
Stonehenge: Ancestor of ?
Nov-23-14 Capablanca - Alekhine World Championship Match (1927)
perfidious: <Geoff> In those days, there were gold coins. Today? Fuhgeddaboutit!
Nov-23-14 Eva Moser
waustad: Wolfsberg did not fare well after winning their match, losing the next 3 culminating in a 1/2 - 5 1/2 drubbing at the hands of Sparkasse Jenbach. Wolfsberg kept with the same lineup for all 4 rounds, so Eva M did not play. Her team SV ...
Nov-23-14 Gert Jan Timmerman
ljfyffe: The A and B sections were set up to the large number of players in the World Cup. They were of equal status.
Nov-23-14 Wolfgang Grohde
ljfyffe: Placed 2nd in the B section of the 1987-1994 ICCF World Cup Final.
Nov-23-14 Maximilian Voss
ljfyffe: Voss placed second in the 1994-1999 ICCF World Cup VI Final.
Nov-23-14 Lasker vs H Bruening, 1901
TheFocus: From a simul in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on May 24, 1901. Lasker scored +35=0-1.
Nov-23-14 Ivar Bern
ljfyffe: Ivar Bern placed second in the 1994 - 2001 ICCF World Cup VII Final.
Nov-23-14 Lasker vs E M Sala, 1901
TheFocus: From a simul at the Davenport Chess Club in Davenport, Iowa on May 23, 1901. Lasker scored +16=0-1.
Nov-23-14 Lasker vs J H Smythe Jr, 1901
TheFocus: From a simul at the Franklin Chess Club in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on May 17, 1901. Lasker scored +13=5-2.
Nov-23-14 H Tiemann vs H Staudler, 1999
ljfyffe: Staudler finished first in the 1998-2002 ICCF World Cup VIII Final.
Nov-23-14 Lasker vs W P Shipley, 1901
TheFocus: From a simul at the Franklin Chess Club in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on May 17, 1901. Lasker scored +13=5-2.
Nov-23-14 Tal vs Petrosian, 1975
thulium: What's wrong with 18. . . . Be7? 19. BxB+ KxB 20. Qb4+ Kd8 and black is up R for N plus a pawn.
Nov-23-14 Petrosian vs Keres, 1953
sotimely: <beatgiant> I don't understand, if the computer thinks the best line leads to a promotion they why would it go up "at the end", wouldn't it, upon finding this, make the whole line +9? I think I am missing something either about ...
Nov-23-14 Anand vs Carlsen, 2014
Geordi: is the address of a new scientific study of exchange sacrifices. Be kindly invited to join!
Nov-23-14 Petrosian vs Gurgenidze, 1960
SpiritedReposte: This demonstrates Petrosian's style perfectly.
Nov-23-14 Lasker vs W R Ballard, 1901
TheFocus: From a simul at the Franklin Chess Club in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on May 17, 1901. Lasker scored +13=5-2.
Nov-23-14 Lasker vs W S Wilson, 1901
TheFocus: From a simul at the Athletic Club in New York on May 13, 1901. Lasker scored +15=0-0. This was the only game he played blindfold.
Nov-23-14 Lasker vs NN, 1900
TheFocus: From a leapfrog simul (with Maroczy) at Derby Hall in Manchester, England on December 13, 1900. The two scored +25=1-0.
Nov-23-14 Lasker vs NN, 1900
TheFocus: From a leapfrog simul (with Maroczy) at the South Place Institute in London, England on November 8, 1900. The two scored +43=5-2.
Nov-23-14 R Fuchs vs Tal, 1969
MissScarlett: The Georgian church celebrates Christmas on January 7th, so either way, your supposition appears to be erroneous.
Nov-23-14 Lasker vs B Sheffield, 1900
TheFocus: From a simul at the City of London Chess Club in London, England on November 21, 1900. Lasker scored +14=4-7.
Nov-23-14 Lasker vs A J Maas, 1900
TheFocus: From a simul at the City of London Chess Club in London, England on November 21, 1900. Lasker scored +14=4-7.
Nov-23-14 Lasker vs Gibbons, 1900
TheFocus: From a simul at the City of London Chess Club in London, England on November 21, 1900. Lasker scored +14=4-7.
Nov-23-14 Lasker vs E O Jones, 1900
TheFocus: From a simul at the City of London Chess Club in London, England on November 21, 1900. Lasker scored +14=4-7.
Nov-23-14 K Mekhitarian vs A Kvon, 2012
GrahamClayton: Excellent finish by Kvon, exploiting the overloading of the White pieces by 35...Rd2! and 36...Nef3! The ...
Nov-23-14 Lasker / Maroczy vs Vesely, 1900
john barleycorn: <TheFocus: From a leapfrog simul in Prague, Czechoslovakia on October 7, 1000.> leapfrog backwards in time? :-)
Nov-23-14 Sal Martinez vs C Carlson, 1974
GrahamClayton: <cwcarlson> I wonder who entered this old game of mine, from Denver on March 31, 1974 <cwcarlson> It was me - as well as kibitzing on games, I also provide background information on players and also upload games. I ...
Nov-23-14 I Calero vs Tal, 1963
MissScarlett: <Super Calero statistic; Tal is atrocious>
Nov-23-14 Richard Lilly
GrahamClayton: Richard Lilly as a player, contributed greatly to the Metropolitan Chess Club [Perth, Western Australia] for the past 50 years. The Club’s 50th Anniversary Book highlighted his achievements which culminated in being recognised as ...
Nov-23-14 L Alabi vs T Sabure, 1998
OhioChessFan: "Whatever Lola Wants"
Nov-23-14 P Haba vs B Kokes, 2003
OhioChessFan: <Tab> yeah, I agree. OTOH it does stop someone 3 years down the road with the same idea from sending one more pun to the already vastly overpopulated pun submission page.
Nov-23-14 A Meek vs Morphy, 1857
Ke2: the exchange sac looks a lot like Marache - Morphy with the 2 knights
Nov-23-14 Saidy vs Fischer, 1968
Ke2: the reverse grand prix
Nov-23-14 Lasker / Rice vs Hoffer / Maroczy, 1900
TheFocus: Consultation game played in Claridge's Hotel in London, England on November 16, 1900 at 10 moves an hour.
Nov-23-14 Lasker / Maroczy vs Meyer, 1900
TheFocus: From a leapfrog simul in Prague, Czechoslovakia on October 7, 1900. Their score against 30 opponents is unknown.
Nov-23-14 Lasker vs NN, 1900
TheFocus: December 5.
Nov-23-14 Lasker / Maroczy vs Sufranek, 1900
TheFocus: From a leapfrog tandem simul in Prague, Czechoslovakia on October 7, 1900. Their score against 30 opponents is unknown.
Nov-23-14 NN vs Lasker, 1900
TheFocus: From a leapfrog tandem simul (with Maroczy>, in Hamburg, Germany on October 9, 1900. Their score is unknown.
Nov-23-14 Spassky vs Seirawan, 1985
Mudphudder: Why didn't Yass at least play 18...Qxe1+ and get a rook first before sacrificing the queen?
Nov-23-14 Fischer vs Petrosian, 1959
Joshka: <Howard> <So 39.g5 would have WON ?> According to Bobby, it's a forced win for white. " The greedy, "purely capitalistic" 39. g5!! is a forced win. Continue 39...Kb4 40. Qf8 Qae7 41. Qff6 Nd1 and a key move here is 42. Bh3! ...
Nov-23-14 Julio Catalino Sadorra
bubuli55: Maganda ang panalo ni GM Julio sa round 3. :) Congratz!
Nov-23-14 Nunn vs Hebden, 1979
An Englishman: Good Evening: And Rubinstein?
Nov-23-14 Theodorus Cornelis Kok
perfidious: A Kok and a smile.

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