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Jun-28-17 Kenneth S Rogoff
Big Pawn: <No, I didn't. I said that some forms of knowledge don't influence my behavior, not knowledge in general. There's a difference.> You are still saying that knowledge doesn't influence your behavior. It doesn't matter that some ...
 
Jun-28-17 Capablanca - Alekhine World Championship Match (1927)
beatgiant: <Petrosianic> <And yet we still can't find a single contemporary person who said either at the time or afterwards $10,000 was an unreasonable sum.> The wikipedia article on Capablanca claims, <After Capablanca's death, ...
 
Jun-28-17 Taimanov vs Krogius, 1958
ChessHigherCat: Right, I meant 19. g4, sorry, so there's no pawn on f4 yet. If 19…Kg7 20. gxh5 Rxh5 21. Rxh5 gxh5 and now 22. f4 with a discovered attack on the h pawn and Bxh5 would be strong in combination with Qxc4 (although the bishop on d2 is
 
Jun-28-17 Wesley So
The Boomerang: "eally <Boomerang>. Carlsen was a bit better all the way to move 24. He started slipping at this point. 33.h4 was Carlsen's first real mistake. Black got the initiative at this point & never relinquished it after that." Like ...
 
Jun-28-17 Emanuel Lasker
zanzibar: <<nok> writes.. <Let's not forget Gauss and Monge> I'm not talking geometry in general but its application to gravity. Grossmann and Hilbert were doing physics.> The same wiki article opens with this: <Albert ...
 
Jun-28-17 Kibitzer's Café
Big Pawn: Wipe that corn of your nose, <hmm>. (I guess Mark had shepherd's pie yesterday...). <Maude>, understand this if you can. Once a day or so, I drift off into deep thought and snap out of it say, "I can't believe Trump is the ...
 
Jun-28-17 Doll
zanzibar: <HMM> I don't recognize her, but the hair suggests a 60's timeframe. Of course, the link's url gives her identity as Jean Shrimpton, so I expect <RB> and others to chime in. .
 
Jun-28-17 Jeremy Lim
saffuna: <His Denver teams would score 125, but the other team would score 135?> It was first in the league both in most points and most points given up.
 
Jun-28-17 Biographer Bistro
zanzibar: <Tab> I'm sorry to cause you so much work - but it would be a striking case of identification. I've only managed to quickly scan your work - and will try to carefully examine it and perhaps (ok, likely) post some rebuttal arguments
 
Jun-28-17 Salov vs Smyslov, 1988
offramp: <Howard: So, exactly what is Salov doing nowadays ? I've wondered about that myself.> Valery Salov thinks that the games of the Kasparov - Anand World Championship Match (1995) were a qabbalistic ritual designed to focus energy on ...
 
Jun-28-17 Grand Chess Tour Paris (Rapid) (2017)
1971: Not that anyone cares about my validation, it's just to show I'm an objective person. I have no favoritism bias. Wesley can become the best, but I believe he has to take it with both hands before fans jump the gun. It's not that serious ...
 
Jun-28-17 Valery Salov
offramp: Hey, <Howard>, can you have a look at Fahrni vs Burn, 1911 (kibitz #5) and Panno vs Najdorf, 1968 (kibitz #7) and O Castro vs Ulf Andersson, 1976 (kibitz #3) and Benko vs Reshevsky, 1975 (kibitz #18) and ...
 
Jun-28-17 Edmund Beronio
jaccas: matic na yan. nilalangaw ang com bar dito ngayon.
 
Jun-28-17 J J Carleton vs P Kent, 2007
patzer2: <schachfuchs> After 19...exd4 20. exd4 21. Rxe1 Qxh4 22. Re8 Kf7 23. Nd1 Qf6 to (-2.83 @ 32 depth) Stockfish 8 has it
 
Jun-28-17 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2017
ajile: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5q...
 
Jun-28-17 V Artemiev vs I Bukavshin, 2015
RandomVisitor: After 7...b6 [DIAGRAM] Stockfish_17061704_x64_modern: <+0.36/55 8.Ne5 Qxd4 9.Bxa8 Qxe5 10.Bf3> Ba6 11.Bf4 Qa5 12.Bxc7 Nd5 13.Bxb8 Rxb8 14.Rd1 Bf6 15.Nd2 Rc8 16.a3 h6 17.Ne4 Be5 18.Rac1 b5 19.Nc3 Nf6 20.Rd2 Qb6 21.Rcd1 Re8 ...
 
Jun-28-17 Anish Giri
cro777: Anish Giri: "Thanks everyone for your birthday wishes and gifts! They were all special, but the one of Levon Aronian moved me the most."
 
Jun-28-17 Larsen vs Fischer, 1971
4tmac: No. Even Piket line 28. Re3! does not win with the 30...d5! improvement. (in fact, the complete Piket line may not win at all but I'm not sure about that) Well played game. 37. Bc4? may lose, not sure, doesn't matter after 38. Rc1?
 
Jun-28-17 Adams vs B Gonzalez, 2000
gr8song: There's also another one at move 14. Re3 just hangs the bishop, so I think the move order should have went 14. Bxg7 Kxg7 15. Re3
 
Jun-28-17 Li Chao
cro777: FIDE World Team Championships 2017. China retained the world team championship title. Li Chao, the hero of the team, lifts the trophy: https://cdn.chess24.com/pzaSi74aRAu...
 
Jun-28-17 G Grasser vs L Winokur, 2014
chessperson2222222: [Event "BCM George Miller Swiss"] [Site "Ridgewood, NJ"] [Date "2017.04.03"] [White "Louis Winokur"] [Black "Boris Privman"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "1706"] [BlackElo "2301"] [Plycount "97"] ...
 
Jun-28-17 World Team Chess Championship (2017)
cro777: The teams have returned home - Flowers for champions (China) ... and for great performance (Turkey): http://s.imsa.cn/cmsa_cms/uploads/a... http://www.tsf.org.tr/images/storie...
 
Jun-28-17 L Christiansen vs Karpov, 1993
Howard: Inside Chess, as I recall, gave Fischer's performance rating for the "rematch", but I don't recall exactly what it was. But, it did state that if the match had been FIDE-rated, Spassky would have picked up enough points to place him around
 
Jun-28-17 J A Grefe vs K Commons, 1975
Howard: Commons, incidentally, annotated this game in the March, 1976 issue of CL&R. Just looked at it last night, in fact.
 
Jun-28-17 Fischer - Spassky World Championship Match (1972)
todicav23: I'm very sensitive to noise. Especially repetitive noise generated by some electric or electronic devices drives me crazy sometimes. I perfectly understand Fischer. Probably that is why he blundered in the first game. It is true that ...
 
Jun-28-17 Adams vs E Inarkiev, 2017
cormier: 0.34 19. h3 c5 20. Rad1 Rae8 21. Nc4 Nd5 22. Nb6 Nxb6 23. axb6 Qxb6 24. Qh5 cxd4 25. Rxd4 Qb5 26. Qxb5 axb5 27. Rd7 Bc8 28. Ra7 g6 29. Rd1 Be6 30. Bxe6 fxe6 0.27 19. Rfd1 c5 20. Nc4 Nd5 21. dxc5 Nxe3 22. Nxe3 Bxc5 23. Bd5 Bxd5 24. Rxd5 ...
 
Jun-28-17 Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz) (2017)
BOSTER: <keypusher:is Kramnik right or wrong>. I know that he was speaking about it in 2003. <It's all about deeper understanding>. I don't think that Kramnik really understand chess better than Kasparov. Talking about Kasparov
 
Jun-28-17 Nakamura vs Bacrot, 2017
HeMateMe: if 26...K-h7 maybe 27.BxN BxB 28.B-e3 R moves 29. N-c5.
 
Jun-28-17 Seirawan vs Tal, 1988
kingfu: That's our Viktor! If you played the French Defense almost 400 times in your career, you would be cranky, too.
 
Jun-28-17 Valery Zolotukhin
BIDMONFA: Valery Zolotukhin ZOLOTUKHIN, Valery http://www.bidmonfa.com/zolotukhin_... _
 
Jun-28-17 F Bindrich vs Kamsky, 2016
Whitehat1963: Thanks!
 
Jun-28-17 Kasparov vs A V Kharitonov, 1988
siggemannen: <whiteshark>, yes, but Karpov played it in '94 (if you mean that Kramnik game i'm thinking of) :P I like how Kasparov here doesn't take the d5-pawn, but kept black on the toes defending it
 
Jun-28-17 Seirawan vs Salov, 1988
morphynoman2: Salov was won but missed 39... Rc1!!
 
Jun-28-17 Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927
Petrosianic: And of course, in the final line, 29. Rd1 Qc4 30. a6 Nxf2 31. Kxf2 Qc2+ 32. Rd2 Qc5+ 33. Kf1. That's the most important line as it would be White's best chance to keep the Pawn, if Nxf2 weren't there. White's 30. a6 is playable ...
 
Jun-28-17 Bisguier vs D Byrne, 1954
fredthebear: Black seizes control of the open g-file and the diagonals toward the kingside. White choses his defense very carefully to avoid being miniaturized. Then comes 25.Bb4 which defends the back rank from immediate mate but otherwise seems ...
 
Jun-28-17 Fischer vs Larsen, 1971
AylerKupp: <Howard> I doubt that anyone would have the time, or the interest, to go through all the analysis I posted. It was one of those situations where, once I got into it, I couldn't let go; my pig-headedness got the better of me. And ...
 
Jun-28-17 Pillsbury vs J W Taylor, 1899
Mr. Blonde: This was part of a 4-game blindold exhibiton played at Northfield, Minnesota. To see Qxf5 and exf6 is quite remarkable... Pillsbury scored +3 =1
 
Jun-28-17 Bacrot vs W So, 2017
ajile: <morfishine: Who cares, its blitz, yes its fun for the viewers benefits, but all-in-all, there's really nothing to be gained from fast-chess, right? *****> Yes it's an abomination but still yes entertaining. Where else can we see an ...
 
Jun-28-17 Harikrishna vs Svidler, 2017
cormier: Analysis -0.7 14... Nd7 15. Be2 Qd5 16. Bg5 Qxd2+ 17. Nxd2 f6 18. Be3 b6 19. Nc4 Ba6 20. f3 Kf7 21. f4 f5 22. Kf1 gxh5 23. Rxh5 Nf6 24. Rh4 Kg8 -0.62 14... Qd5 15. Qxd5 exd5 16. Bxc5 b6 17. Bd4 Rxd6 18. hxg6 hxg6 19. Bxg7 Kxg7 20. Ng5 f6
 
Jun-28-17 Naiditsch vs A Korobov, 2010
SpiritedReposte: <31. ...Nf4+!> Quite the efficient move.
 
Jun-28-17 Samuel Tinsley
MissScarlett: Falkirk Herald, March 27th 1912, p.7: <The Chess Ed. of the "Times" some time ago adopted the letter C instead of R for Rook, and had some thoughts of using S instead of Kt for knight, but now announces that, acting on the advice
 
Jun-28-17 Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927
paavoh: @Richard Taylor: Nazi Germany occupied Estonia in 1941, so Keres was not located in Soviet Union. Indeed, Wikipedia on Keres says this: "With the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941, Estonia came under German control soon ...
 
Jun-28-17 W Linhart vs T Kriebel, 2013
Kent Swearingen: Given that Black missed the winning idea 65...e6, perhaps White could have hoped for a draw by continuing to play the Bishop to f3 and back to g2. Instead he practically forces 68... e6 with Bh3, and is punished for it.
 
Jun-28-17 Yoshio Kimura
ughaibu: Last year Fujii Souta broke Kato Hifumi's 62 year standing record for youngest shogi professional. Since then he has won all his official games and is up to twenty nine consecutive wins. He's still only fourteen. ...
 
Jun-28-17 Nakamura vs Carlsen, 2017
chancho: There's no middle position to me because his best days are not behind him. 27 years old is not even past his prime. But like I've already said before: Give it time. Either you are wrong, or I am. We'll find out soon enough. :-)
 
Jun-28-17 Tan Zhongyi vs Lahno, 2017
malt: Black to play 33...Qd4 [DIAGRAM]
 
Jun-28-17 Adham Fawzy vs F Urkedal, 2017
HeMateMe: That's Fawzy math! Someone just lost a piece.
 
Jun-28-17 Emmet Pitt Updegraff
Fusilli: <Tabanus> Thanks!
 
Jun-28-17 Alapin vs Showalter, 1898
Yuridmi: Looks to me that GM Alapin "castled into it" on move nine. I would prefer 9. Nc3 to work on Black's advanced E-pawn. Capische?
 
Jun-28-17 V Hruby vs Paulsen, 1882
MissScarlett: <Goodbye Hruby, Lou's day>
 
Jun-28-17 Ziegler
whiteshark: Mr. Ziegler , in your new book you write: <"The Third World War against the Peoples of the Third World has long since begun."> What do you mean by that? Jean Ziegler : "The 23 specialized agencies of the United Nations must ...
 
Jun-28-17 Edward Shirley Kennedy
Tabanus: The 1889 Directory of Devon, Exmouth (p. 231): <Kennedy Edward Shirley M.A. 2 Claremont terrace>, as the only Kennedy there. This is the chess problem solver (in 1889), author and alpinist (as seen from censuses), but it can still ...
 
Jun-28-17 I Sokolov vs Salov, 1997
offramp: [DIAGRAM] White now played 90. Qf1+. He could have drawn by 90. Qe5+.
 
Jun-28-17 Alexander Joseph Conen
EddieB: Conen's victory over Pillsbury: [Event "Louisville simul"] [Site "Louisville"] [Date "1899.01.25"] [Round "?"] [White "Pillsbury, Harry Nelson"] [Black "Conen, Alexander Joseph"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C33"] ...
 
Jun-28-17 E Tennenwurzel vs R T Black, 1911
fredthebear: On possible mating net begins 18...Re1 attempting to create a flight square. Then comes 19.Bh7+ Kh8 20.Bg6+ (discovery) Kg8 21.Qh7+ Kf8 22.Qxf7#. White's light-squared bishop ends up supporting the queen delivering mate, but on a ...
 
Jun-28-17 Capablanca vs Botvinnik, 1925
Sally Simpson: Page 55, 'Soviet Chess' by Bob Wade. "Though two well-known chess players sitting on the same bench gave me a lot of advice, I succeeded in winning a pawn." Hinting that despite being advised to 'do this' or 'try that', he ignored
 
Jun-28-17 Stockfish (Computer)
WorstPlayerEver: Gonna be a draw: 20. Rc4 +0.32/27 63 20... Bb7 -0.15/30 137 21. Rd1 +0.28/30 157 21... Ba6 -0.08/33 110 22. Re4 +0.22/29 63 22... fxg3 -0.29/29 16 23. hxg3 +0.31/28 34 23... Qf6 -0.08/31 91 24. Rf1 +0.22/26 45 24... Bc8 -0.20/28 ...
 
Jun-28-17 Hiram Kennicott
zanzibar: < Saint Stephen with a rose In and out of the garden he goes Country garden in the wind and the rain Wherever he goes the people all complain Stephen prospered in his time Well, he may and he may decline Did it matter, ...
 
Jun-28-17 August Priester
zanzibar: http://digitallibrary.hsp.org/index... Now, can we get all of Shipley's scrapbooks scanned and online? A treasure trove just awaiting....
 
Jun-28-17 A Kashlinskaya vs I Videnova, 2014
fredthebear: This is a terrific attack! Watch the White queen traverse the board while the White knight hangs.
 
Jun-28-17 Showalter vs Pillsbury, 1900
KEG: By move 17, the double Rook ending seemed to be a dead draw. Showalter had no difficulty in dealing with his doubled b-pawn, and by move 28 neither side appeared to have any chance to win. Predictably, Pillsbury pushed hard to complicate, and
 
Jun-28-17 Bagirov vs Krogius, 1960
ughaibu: Around move fifteen it's easy to imagine it'll be a quick draw. Black does a great job of maximalising his possibilities.
 
Jun-28-17 G Hernandez Guerrero vs Anand, 2001
plang: 8 Bb3?! is rarely played and suspect; 8 Qe1 is the main line. After 9 Qe1?!..a5! Black was already at least equal; 9 Nxd4 would have been better. 15..b4 would have been a better way of following up the exchange sacrifice. After Anand's ...
 
Jun-27-17 G Mammadova vs Zhao Xue, 2017
dumbgai: Bad loss for Zhao, who was then replaced for the rest of the competition. Only played 2 games in 9 rounds, lost both.
 
Jun-27-17 I Nepomniachtchi vs J Duda, 2017
PawnSac: < 31....Qxa2?? > The losing moment ( Correct is 31...Rd6 = ). [DIAGRAM] Stockfish 7 x64: 46/70 4:06:12 15,829,323k 1,072k +63.37 Rf1xf6 Qa2-a3 Qh6xg5+ Kg8-f8 Rf6-h6 Kf8-e8 Ne3-c4 Qa3-c5 Rh6-h8+ Ke8-d7 Nc4xe5+ Kd7-c7 Rh8xd8 ...
 
Jun-27-17 London (1851)
zanzibar: Rookhouse has this interesting (but unsourced) Anderssen quote about the playing conditions: <Additionally, the playing conditions were reportedly bad enough to inspire the following quote from Anderssen: Things were not particularly ...
 
Jun-27-17 M Vachier-Lagrave vs Carlsen, 2017
centralfiles: ...Kd4 looks like bad blunder
 
Jun-27-17 Joseph Henry Blackburne
zanzibar: <Tab> I really can't imagine doing my research without being able to save snippets of text and pictures. Certainly for visuals/portraits out of the old magazines and newspapers. Of course, most of them go into various folders for ...
 
Jun-27-17 Bisguier vs K Burger, 1954
fredthebear: It's queens and knights in a fist fight. White has superior mobility.
 
Jun-27-17 I Bukavshin vs E Inarkiev, 2015
morfishine: Rather wonderful series of moves by White exploiting the holes in Black's position. Very entertaining However, instead of 33.Rc3 the improvement <33.Rxd8> would've wrecked Black's position beyond repair but that's neither here ...
 
Jun-27-17 Chandler vs A Fernandez, 1981
Phony Benoni: <Sally Simpson> Thanks for clearing that up.
 
Jun-27-17 Karpov - Fischer World Championship Match (1975)
The Boomerang: "Fischer had so much more to give the game and who knows as what levels he would raised the game to?" Fischer quitting is the biggest tragedy in chess.....what a waste. Imagine a clash with Karpov and possibly Kasparov in the 80s. ...
 
Jun-27-17 E Paoli vs Korchnoi, 1954
coulapic: 32. Nc4 Nb6 33. Nb6 Bc5+
 
Jun-27-17 Korchnoi vs Simagin, 1960
morfishine: Simagin just rips him to pieces, one move after the other Hold it, "him" is none other than Viktor Korchnoi Holy smokes, I need to say 3 Hail Mary's Wait, I'm not Catholic I better say them anyways lol *****
 
Jun-27-17 Zukertort vs V Hruby, 1882
OhioChessFan: "Shattered Hruby"
 
Jun-27-17 Lutikov vs Korchnoi, 1960
morphynoman2: 31. d7! and 32. Nd6 wins instantly.
 
Jun-27-17 P Thipsay vs Chandler, 1975
Benzol: One for inclusion in Game Collection: 1975 World Junior chess championship
 
Jun-27-17 Chandler vs J Sunye Neto, 1975
Benzol: One for inclusion in Game Collection: 1975 World Junior chess championship
 
Jun-27-17 Hoi vs Chandler, 1975
Benzol: One for inclusion in Game Collection: 1975 World Junior chess championship
 
Jun-27-17 G W Medley vs Morphy, 1859
Calli: Aha! The game is given in Löwenthal's book (1860) with the ending "and Mr. Morphy resigned". So, I conclude that the game was adjourned, but Morphy soon realized it was hopeless and gave up.
 
Jun-27-17 Vincenz Hruby
zanzibar: It might even be more complicated, not all of Trieste ended up in Italy after all: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipe... .
 
Jun-27-17 Ding Liren vs Chenxi Zhao, 2016
Dave12: Actually the main role was played by the dark B. But the king finished this terrific job.
 
Jun-27-17 Ulf Andersson
schnarre: ...Happy 66th!
 
Jun-27-17 Robert James Fischer
kingfu: Ah, The Fischer Monster discussion. It never stops. I have not been here in a long time and it is still going strong! I never get tired of the group trying to figure out the psychology / temperament / personality issues. It is fun trying! ...
 
Jun-27-17 R Grau vs Maroczy, 1930
Marcelo Bruno: The loser commented that "Maróczy obtained a chess doctorate with this game".
 
Jun-27-17 Tolush vs Simagin, 1952
ChessHigherCat: 20..Bxe4 loses a piece after 21. Ng5!
 
Jun-27-17 Alexander Morozevich
SueursFroides: Moro will play in Biel in classical! Against some interesting players Harikrishna, Navara, Ponomariov, Leko, Bacrot, Hou Yifan, Vaganian and young swiss players Studer/Georgiadis. He will play in rapid to, with Navara, Harikrishna, ...
 
Jun-27-17 Alekhine vs Colle, 1925
beatgiant: <NoraNora> <threefold repetition> This comes up a lot with old games. The definition of the threefold repetition rule has changed over the years, and this was not a draw by the rules then in force.
 
Jun-27-17 Carlsen vs Topalov, 2017
Kwesi: <Dobrimir> What do you want to play after <29...♕e2 30.♕xd5+>?
 
Jun-27-17 S Grover vs Robson, 2008
Fusilli: Robson got ground down here. The Maroczy bind can do that.
 
Jun-27-17 K Lie vs K Arakhamia-Grant, 2008
Fusilli: Really, am I missing something? I checked and the tournament page ( http://chess-results.com/tnr11080.a... ) confirms that Lie won. Did black lose on time? Hard to believe, with the 30-second increments due in FIDE-rated tournaments.
 
Jun-27-17 Botvinnik vs N Sorokin, 1931
keypusher: <Probably the best thing to do would be to check if Botvinnik annotated this game in one of his books and commented on the situation.> In <Selected Games> he says after move 44: "Of course, White's repetition was in order to
 
Jun-27-17 Capablanca vs L B Meyer, 1908
bla bla: very niceeeeee combinatioooon
 
Jun-27-17 J Duda vs Moheb Ameir, 2017
PawnSac: < 43.Kg2 > Rxg7+ would also work. Black is helpless against the e file passer. White runs his king to h4 and plays f3 / e4 then black will have to abandon the defense of g6 to stop the passer.
 
Jun-27-17 Ulf Andersson vs A Quintin Navarro, 2014
NBZ: Andersson is so good in the endgame. It's very instructive how he nursed his advantage, exchanging always the right pair of pieces. And then the king march was genius. If Black had seen it, he surely would not play 49. ... g6. In the king and
 
Jun-27-17 Portisch vs Tal, 1980
whiteshark: Double check is the dive-bomber of the chessboard, too.
 
Jun-27-17 W So vs Kasparov, 2016
Fiona Macleod: This is the game which elevated chess blitz victories as the highest form of intellectual achievement before they became garbage as they are now.
 
Jun-27-17 Karjakin vs Grischuk, 2017
ChessHigherCat: I got the impression that these 2 guys had blitzed together a million times before and were used to making insignificant little back and forth moves to make the other guy lose on time (like many a blitz specialist I've known), so ...
 
Jun-27-17 Bacrot vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2017
ChessHigherCat: <saturn2> I don't know, MVL I'm not, but the queen trade isn't forced, white still hasn't castled and only has a 1-pawn advantage and c3 is weak after the bishop moves. What does the Mighty Fishstick say?
 
Jun-27-17 Henry Thomas Young
Tabanus: There was a Fishmonger in London with the same name and of the same age. But I think I found the Esq.: 1818: Henry Thomas Young, born 17 March 1818 in Saint Mary-St Marylebone Road, St Marylebone, London, baptized 12 May 1818, Father: ...
 
Jun-27-17 Mikhail Kalashnikov
wordfunph: He deserves some shots at the world championship
 
Jun-27-17 Mamedyarov vs Nakamura, 2017
kingscrusher: I did a video about the critical underpromotion here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbN... Cheers, K
 
Jun-27-17 F Elsness vs Fedorov, 2017
malt: 37.N:e3? fe3 White plays 38.Rf5 ed2 39.R:g5 Re1 40.Rgf5 d1Q
 
Jun-27-17 Mamedyarov vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2017
HeMateMe: this game definitely needs notes, very tactical.
 
Jun-27-17 M Vachier-Lagrave vs W So, 2017
QueentakesKing: No, just a blackeye.
 
Jun-27-17 Botvinnik vs Reshevsky, 1955
Stonehenge: The second round was scheduled for July 1st, but this game was played one day earlier at Reshevsky's request.
 
Jun-27-17 Alan Shaw
Benzol: <The idea is in fact, more like the utu of the Maori which, in fact, didn't mean simply revenge it was a kind of balancing thing (something like karma I think, it also meant that they looked at looking after the environment also) that ...
 
Jun-27-17 Chigorin vs Steinitz, 1892
Benzol: What move should Chigorin have played instead of 32.Bb4? Is <Zkid>'s 32.Bf4 the best move for White here or is there something better?
 
Jun-27-17 Timman vs Short, 1993
Flemming: <Eggman> Different wiev on this game was gien by Timman in Sosonko's book "Smart chip from St. Petersburg". Timman had sleepless night befr the game: "This was the decisive game in World Championship semi-final match. I had been up
 
Jun-27-17 Radjabov vs Timman, 2003
Flemming: In Sosonoko's book "Smart Chip frpm St. Petersburg" Timman confessed that he couldn't sleep for the rest of the tournament" after he ruined won position in this game.
 
Jun-27-17 Eugenio Torre
spawn2: ETCF is also planning to hold a FIDE rated Rapid Tourney. Will give update once available.
 
Jun-27-17 V Fedoseev vs Negi, 2017
paavoh: A wonderful endgame by Fedoseev.
 
Jun-27-17 Carlsen vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2017
paavoh: I think this game was strategically decided at move 8.-Nf4, producing the worse pawn structure for Black. Carlsen made sure Black could not initiate any complications.
 
Jun-27-17 Oegstgeest (1970)
WorstPlayerEver: Except Donner they probably took it as a snabble. Donner was a bit of a jester.
 
Jun-27-17 Nuremberg (1883)
zanzibar: And talk about grinds, the Germans decided to play under this schedule: 9am-1pm, 2pm-6pm, 7:30pm-12am That's 8 + 4˝ = 12˝ hrs/day. (H.E. Bird - Renette p312)
 
Jun-27-17 Carl Schlechter
Olavi: It's slightly more laborious than I thought. The articles by Selman (?) are to be found in Schach-Echo in the 60's, but I don't have a complete index. But it's starting to interest me.
 
Jun-27-17 15th DSB Kongress (Nuremberg) (1906)
zanzibar: <thomastonk> yes, essential to mention the bizarre (retro-?) time controls - or, rather, apparent attempt to subvert time controls. Spraggett (kiddie-warning) deals with the topic: https://kevinspraggettonchess.wordp... .
 
Jun-27-17 John Edmund Hall
zanzibar: Thanks <Tab>, some good leg work digging that out.
 


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