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Sep-02-14 Caruana vs Topalov, 2014
chancho: Topalov: "Basically I lost the game in two moves." Translation: Someone, please, get this cannoli out of my buttocks!
A00
Sep-02-14 Sinquefield Cup (2014)
Strongest Force: It's over, once Fab gets your a$$ in a sling you can kiss your a$$ goodbye
 
Sep-02-14 Wolfgang Humer
Whitehat1963: His record is nothing to laugh about.
 
Sep-02-14 Eugenio Torre
bubuli55: Sinquefield Cup has become a fabulous Fab Show instead of a tournament.
 
Sep-02-14 V Zvjaginsev vs W Humer, 1993
Whitehat1963: Monday/Tuesday puzzle after 39...Nf6. But if you encountered it on, say, a Thursday, would the solution occur to you?
B36
Sep-02-14 Kevel Oliva Castaneda
ketchuplover: Greetings to all in oblivia :)
 
Sep-02-14 The World vs Naiditsch, 2014
...
C65
Sep-02-14 I Nei vs Petrosian, 1960
Whitehat1963: Wow! Obliterated!
A56
Sep-02-14 Kenneth Rogoff
Hugin: Fidel Castro Compares NATO to Nazi SS, Slams US, Israel for “Creating ISIS” http://www.globalresearch.ca/fidel-...
 
Sep-02-14 Topalov vs Kramnik, 1994
Whitehat1963: Thanks, <perfidious>.
B56
Sep-02-14 Kibitzer's Café
MarkFinan: <harrylime: <Lenna> Blur remind me of The Kinks !> I agree. Totally. Brilliant band and also really great musicians. ✌
 
Sep-02-14 S Shankland vs Akobian, 2014
posoo: <OH LOOK it works!!!>
B12
Sep-02-14 Gligoric vs Holze, 1970
ljfyffe: I read Linda McQuaid's "Shooting the Hippo". If you're seeking chess info, don't bother! Otherwise, not a bad book.
C40
Sep-02-14 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
MissScarlett: <Top French Chess Player GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbh...
 
Sep-02-14 Sergey Karjakin
MissScarlett: The way we were: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BwOBQ3e...
 
Sep-02-14 Teschner vs Filip, 1962
zydeco: Never mind: 43.cxd5 Bxf2+
B40
Sep-02-14 Adams vs M Maki Uuro, 2004
gawain: Helpful analysis, <patzer2>. Thanks.
B04
Sep-02-14 Prince Dadian vs M Sicard, 1901
Xeroxx: A piece up, with compensation.
C52
Sep-02-14 Wolfgang Weil
MissScarlett: Hmmm, maybe they are the same, after all.
 
Sep-02-14 Zhao Xue vs T Kosintseva, 2014
Kwesi: Apparently, 28.Qc6! holds on to the exchange...
E97
Sep-02-14 F Olafsson vs Stein, 1962
zydeco: I guess 30....Nd5 is the blunder Korchnoi is talking about. Maybe black needs to play 30....e3 here. 25....Rd8 looks a bit safer for black, as does 29....Nf8.
B84
Sep-02-14 B Tuvshintugs vs A L'Ami, 2014
Penguincw: Alina L'Ami not having a good tournament, having lost about 25 rating points already. On the other hand, Batchimeg Tuvshintugs is having a great tournament, having gained over 32 points this tournament! In fact, she's the only player in
A45
Sep-02-14 Gligoric vs Julio Bolbochan, 1962
zydeco: This was an important failure for Gligoric. If he'd won this game he would have avoided a playoff......which he ended up losing. He seems to play pretty well, and wins a pawn, but it turns out to be not enough to win. Hard to see an ...
A16
Sep-02-14 G Barcza vs Benko, 1962
zydeco: Benko was trying very hard to avoid a playoff for the last spot into the Candidates, so played on in a completely drawn endgame. Worth a shot but......
A37
Sep-02-14 Biographer Bistro
Tabanus: He lived in Beverly, Burlington, New Jersey in both 1870 and 1880 according to the censuses.
 
Sep-02-14 FIDE Women's Grand Prix Sharjah (2014)
Penguincw: < Thus Hou Yifan will win the Grand Prix and an automatic spot in the next women's World Champioship if she makes even a single draw in her last three games. > Correct! However, I doubt Hou Yifan will go for a draw in any of the ...
 
Sep-02-14 Robert James Fischer
Petrosianic: <HeMateMe>: <Bob even played at prisons, while he was on tour. Chuck Manson often used sacrifices, in his games.> Yeah, but Manson used to sacrifice the player on his left.
 
Sep-02-14 Donald Duck
tpstar: These comments are Goofy.
 
Sep-02-14 Topalov vs Shirov, 1998
zanzibar: <Petrosianic> 9600baud - if you're odd enough to remember!
D85
Sep-02-14 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2014
Petrosianic: <Everett>: <BTW Fischer never played a game like this in his life, playing inferior and insipid positions only to get out of theory.> Actually, he did. See the 1992 match for several such examples.
B01
Sep-02-14 Savielly Tartakower
posoo: CLEVR PUN uffrump! LOL I get It! DARK TOWER sounds like TARTKOWER. i'll send a note to da pollitzer committee!
 
Sep-02-14 Magnus Carlsen
Petrosianic: <perfidious>: <By the way, for those who have stated that Carlsen is 'finished' as a top force, I was way ahead of you:> It's still progress of a sort. Most of them never even admitted that he WAS a top force until he ...
 
Sep-02-14 J Hardinge vs Lamb, 1974
Whitehat1963: The Silence of the Lamb.
B14
Sep-02-14 S Sevian vs W M Duckworth, 2012
Whitehat1963: Oh, those pesky diagonals!
B77
Sep-02-14 Alisa Melekhina
Karpova: The article linked to by <Caissanist> on March 17, was now published on chessbase (part I of it) with more pictures and a link to her video <How to win in the c3 Sicilian in 21 moves or less>: ...
 
Sep-02-14 Hans-Joachim Federer
KKDEREK: <Seconded on all three counts; no wonder Nishi looked tired, finishing in the middle of the night, their bio-rhythm can not handle that, as they normally are asleep in bed for several hours already.> True, I mean playing 7 or 8 or ...
 
Sep-02-14 Matulovic vs Suttles, 1970
Garech: Ha! Great game. This should be GOTD someday too! "Suttles" has great pun potential, I'll put my thinking cap on. -Garech
B06
Sep-02-14 Yifan Hou
perfidious: Polgar's attacking skills were long first-rate. In Judit Polgar vs Anand, 1999 , she displayed remarkable sangfroid when two pieces down.
 
Sep-02-14 Louis F Stumpers
Sneaky: Good guesses. I bet the lethal injection drug is printed in all caps, maybe with a skull and cross-bones on it. I've seen the stuff that veterinarians use to euthanize dogs and cats: it's dyed bright fluorescent green to make sure that ...
 
Sep-02-14 Henry Charry
perfidious: That, as they say, is a long story.
 
Sep-02-14 Flohr vs P Romanovsky, 1935
Lingard Goulding: 33 Rxd8, Rxd8, 34 Ra1 .... looks good to me. It keeps the black Queen out of the a-file and White can then advance his passed a-pawn with plenty of protection.
E33
Sep-02-14 Alfred K Robinson
zanzibar: An updated direct link to his portrait (see <myschkin> above): http://www.chessarch.com/gallery/In...
 
Sep-02-14 Ben de Cat
ljfyffe: <There is no difference between a cat or a man.> Not true -- <a man is not scared by the sound of a vacuum cleaner!>
 
Sep-02-14 Wesley So
john barleycorn: Richie-Butch, did you try the chocolate muffins already? Masarap.
 
Sep-02-14 H Reinle
Stonehenge: Dr. Hans Marquart (Marguart) Reinle, I guess.
 
Sep-02-14 Caruana vs Aronian, 2014
tamar: Fabi, It's A Classic You rocked him like Mikhail, You crushed him like Fisch You sacked the house like Garry K, Like Pillsbury, wow, you played a game like this. We're scratching our heads Losing our minds, Wondering why a ...
C78
Sep-02-14 Kalle Kiik
Whitehat1963: What a Kiik Assman name!
 
Sep-02-14 Benko vs Fischer, 1962
Dr. Overlord: <Petrosianic> <To be precise, they couldn't afford a second second.> I second that opinion.
A00
Sep-02-14 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2014
ljfyffe: 0r the even more famous Canadian spell checker: The Mac: Clue-In.
C24
Sep-02-14 Topalov vs Nakamura, 2014
Whitehat1963: What's best play after 21...Bxf2+? And what happens if 22. Kxf2?
C78
Sep-02-14 H Charlick vs J Mann, 1880
kevin86: Mate to come in one...or two moves.
C21
Sep-02-14 Harikrishna vs Nakamura, 2014
MarkFinan: Great game. That Nh5! shot looks so classy. A real Hollywood move, but after 12 moves this looks like a RL as opposed to a Sicilian..or it does to me anyway. [DIAGRAM] And 32..f5!?!? :-)
B51
Sep-02-14 M Willich vs P Fink, 2004
kevin86: Mate in three with an Arabian finish.
E67
Sep-02-14 Colonel Boutourlin
Stonehenge: Perhaps https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%9... ? Other members of the Buturlin family: https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%9...
 
Sep-02-14 V Durarbayli vs Bacrot, 2014
Whitehat1963: White perhaps thought himself pretty clever when he launched the sequence beginning with 33. e6 and culminating with 37. Rd1., but Bacrot calmly douses the fireworks.
C65
Sep-02-14 Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1913
SpiritedReposte: Ok that's not even a pun lol.
C50
Sep-02-14 Caruana vs C Bean, 1999
MarkFinan: Unbelievable for a 7 year old! And if you really have to play ..g5? then you have to play it on move 10 not 12 when the Knight is on e4 blocking the bishop. Great game from a 7yr old, I didn't realise he played in NYC as a kid, I ...
D31
Sep-02-14 V Fedoseev vs Jakovenko, 2014
Whitehat1963: Ah. Got ya. Thanks, <whiteshark>.
C65
Sep-02-14 Fabiano Caruana
zluria: Well, sign me up for the Caruana fan club parade! My mind is blown by the performances this guy has been racking up. Finally a worthy competitor for magnus!
 
Sep-02-14 Seligo
Christoforus Polacco: New western about Seligo : ''The man who shot ''liberty'' Anderssen'' :) Who is Seligo ???!
 
Sep-02-14 Anderssen vs Zukertort, 1868
knightfly: Though he wins fairly soon anyway Zukertort appears to miss a forced mate with 28.....Qxg5+ 29.fxg5 Re4+ 30.Kh5 g6+ 31.Kh6 Rh4#
C31
Sep-02-14 A Goganov vs Jakovenko, 2014
Whitehat1963: Typical Jakovenko endgame prowess.
E15
Sep-02-14 Seligo vs Anderssen, 1844
Christoforus Polacco: What about 19.... d5:c4 ?
C26
Sep-02-14 Topalov vs Caruana, 2014
Mottian: 28...Qh3 29.Bg1. Instead 31.Bg1 doesn't work because of 31...Bxh2 32.Bxh2 Rxe2
A35
Sep-02-14 Carlsen vs K Kiik, 2003
MarkFinan: 24..Rdg8-25..Re8???
B00
Sep-02-14 Carlsen vs J L Hammer, 2001
MarkFinan: Still think this is a great display of Lock. Maneuver. Crush. From a boy of his age anyway. I couldn't really see the blunder from black until I ran the game though the engine, but I don't think black should have exchanged queens ...
D31
Sep-02-14 Viktor Erdos
Penguincw: Happy 27th birthday to GM Viktor Erdos.
 
Sep-02-14 Imre Koenig
Penguincw: R.I.P. Imre Koenig.
 
Sep-02-14 Stockholm Chess Club
whiteshark: I wonder if http://www.stockholmsschack.se/ is its 'successor'?
 
Sep-02-14 P Skovgaard vs Carlsen, 2001
MarkFinan: 12. Bf3?? You drop a piece within 12 moves against Carlsen, no matter what age he was, and you deserve to lose. I don't understand what white was trying to do here!?
A56
Sep-02-14 Stockholm vs Riga, 1904
Karpova: <whiteshark> Thanks! I also have the 2nd game and will submit it. It's notable that the 2nd game has no result, since Stockholm resigned the match after losing this game, being a pawn down in the 2nd game. According to the 'WSZ' it
C53
Sep-02-14 Carlsen vs H Sannes, 2000
MarkFinan: <alexmagnus: Well....Would you resign too fast against a 9-year-old boy with a rating of 904? It's quite interesting: Carlsen's last performance before that 904 was published was 1400ish but his performances after it was published ...
A27
Sep-02-14 Schlechter vs Bird, 1895
ljfyffe: Oui, but Schlechter appears not to attempt to outvie his opponent.
C13
Sep-02-14 Aronian vs Nakamura, 2014
Boris Schipkov: The Game Levon Aronian vs Hikaru Nakamur with my commentary in http://www.chessib.com/aronian-naka... .
D18
Sep-02-14 Flohr vs Capablanca, 1935
Richard Taylor: Yes, 50 Kd2 needs h4 (and it is still a draw) but Flohr didn't need to exchange the N, the position is drawn, it seems: so he can even play 48. Nh1 or Kc3 and it is still slightly better for White. But a draw with careful play by ...
D62
Sep-02-14 Mieses vs Lasker, 1889
Richard Taylor: <morfishine> Lasker was a great player for sure. I recall reading all of his Manual of Chess as a teenager in the 60s. I played the 5th game of his match in 1921 against Capablanca and he didn't have such a bad game, it was ...
C25
Sep-02-14 Aronian vs Topalov, 2014
Memethecat: 14...Bxd4 15.exd4 e3 16.Bxe3 Qxh1 was a nice combo, I thought Topalov would've done better from there given the doubled h pawns & material advantage. Pulo y Gata. Agreed, I get a lot more from games, enjoyment & learning, if I don't ...
D15
Sep-02-14 Leko vs Nakamura, 2014
Nerwal: Black doesn't need a precise strategy to draw; White has nothing to play for since R+g pawn or h pawn vs R with the ...
C11
Sep-02-14 I Ssemwogerere vs Kokoe Solange Kouevi, 2014
JustMelo: She really missed that.. I t would have just been devastating for black
D00
Sep-02-14 Teichmann vs Leonhardt, 1905
Karpova: This game is given in 'Wiener Schachzeitung', September-October 1905, pp. 315-316, without date or site. It is said that it was one of three exhibition games played between Teichmann and Leonhardt. Rod Edwards has such an event (Teichmann
C67
Sep-02-14 Mdluli Meluleki vs D Ntagasigumwami, 2014
JustMelo: Guys, please.. I was just uner some stress... and had a terrible headache... I wasnt intending to play 4.f4... I wanted to play 4.f3 And our names, are just African... We are proud.. we are the onnly ones with Clicks in our languages.. ...
A45
Sep-02-14 E Weinitschke vs Bogoljubov, 1938
An Englishman: Good Evening: <MelvinDoucet>, I rather thought the position was equal/unclear after 9 moves, but I think you're on to something re: 10.Nc3. Both your move and possibly 10.c4 seem better.
A40
Sep-02-14 P Corbin vs R Rajapakse, 2008
An Englishman: Good Morning: Inspired by references to Mr. Corbin elsewhere, I checked out his games and found this nice little defensive brilliancy. 17...Bc6 is one of the most subtle traps I've seen, esp. insofar as the payoff doesn't come until
B21
Sep-02-14 Anthony Miles
moronovich: <The Last Straw: FID is recycling ID numbers. An 1869-rated guy called Andrew F Footner has his old FIDE ID number. Disgusting.> I knew Tony.And I think he would have liked it.His kind of humour.
 
Sep-02-14 Paulo Bersamina
pinoymaster77: TRAILBLAZING etong ginagawa ng Gilas sa World Cup, this is unchartered territory and would set in motion next generations of players that PHI / GILAS can compete!! Eto IMMORTALIZED ang 2 THUNDEROUS dunks ni Gabe Norwood, sorry to ...
 
Sep-02-14 Team White vs Team Black, 2012
mrandersson: Such a computer style of play from both sides here. Did any humans make any moves after 5..g6? Had a quick look with a personal fave of mine ktulu 9 and what ever engines that were used here pretty much played perfect chess from ...
D08
Sep-02-14 Ivanchuk vs Sutovsky, 2011
SpiritedReposte: <Travis Buckle> It was just to open lines and gain time. It almost looks as if Black has compensation before ...Bc2. Lots of tactical motives, two good bishops aiming at the White king, Queen/rook battery on the b-file, a ...
D70
Sep-02-14 J Thomason vs Fischer, 1955
shishio71: Black's 21st move would make a good Monday/Tuesday puzzle
E90
Sep-02-14 Carlsen vs Topalov, 2014
RookFile: The final position is amusing.
E21
Sep-02-14 Nakamura vs Caruana, 2014
vkk: Good win for Caruana, his first win in classical against Naka... Now only if Naka can get his first classical win on Carlsen this week.
D11
Sep-02-14 M Maki Uuro vs Carlsen, 2002
JohnBoy: Finnish 'im off!
D10
Sep-02-14 Topalov vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2014
Pulo y Gata: <zanzibar> First, let me thank you for sharing your analysis. I don't use engine as I'm only using my mobile replaying the game and looking at your diagrams, so I am happy when some things I miss are pointed out to me. As you ...
B90
Sep-02-14 Caruana vs Jobava, 2014
1d410: <Moszkowski> more explanation needed to convince me
C10
Sep-02-14 Anatoly Karpov
HeMateMe: I think the Sports Illustrated writer is a bit funnier: "That, of course, was a saying coined by the great Russian humorist, Mark Twainovitchski."
 
Sep-01-14 Patrick A Ballard
perfidious: WTG man! No mean feat to beat out Jim Rousselle.
 
Sep-01-14 Alekhine - Bogoljubov World Championship Rematch (1934)
ssitimefill: It seems like this championship was held in at least 5 different cities. I imagine that driving between cities in Germany in 1934 took much longer and was much less comfortable than would be the case today. Did no Nazi think that the ...
 
Sep-01-14 Barbara Schink
waustad: Here's a picture of her at the closing ceremony with her daughter and gold medal: http://www.chess.at/gallery/var/alb...
 
Sep-01-14 Anzel Laubscher
zanzibar: The Tromso wOLM 2014 games should be under the Solomons name.
 
Sep-01-14 John Mann
optimal play: <<<<CORRESPONDENCE CHESS.> Another good game in the series between Messrs. H. Charlick and J. Mann. It is chiefly interesting on account of the opening, which is a very eccentric one :—> WHITE. (Mr. Charlick.) ...
 
Sep-01-14 Letelier vs Fischer, 1960
Mating Net: White probably thought that 21...Rxe3! was an exchange sacrifice. When Fischer played 23...Qxf4!! he must have been stunned.
E70
Sep-01-14 Yifan Hou vs Zhu Chen, 2014
HeMateMe: Nice. Such endgame vision, using the Knight to block off the Rooks while the king penetrates.
C65
Sep-01-14 M Mahini vs N Al Jelda, 2001
Mating Net: White managed to bag 5 pawns for the sacrificed Bishop. As a result, the end was just a matter of time as the pawns marched home.
B13
Sep-01-14 Kashdan vs N Whitaker, 1951
perfidious: Kashdan's eleventh move is one of the less common choices in this tabiya, which, contrary to the header, is an Exchange QGD (D36). Opening Explorer It is unusual in these positions for Black to recapture with ....Bxc6: as Pachman ...
D60
Sep-01-14 Aronian vs Carlsen, 2014
1d410: Carlsen does care about his rating, but it's so high there's no danger in experimenting. He can probably still hold number 1 easily
A47
Sep-01-14 R G Smellie
ljfyffe: <Karposian>Thanks for your efforts; I've always found chess history to be very interesting...perhaps because I'm but an average player! I've done considerable research, especially with Canadian chess.
 
Sep-01-14 Kholmov vs Tal, 1966
Zugzwangovich: Kholmov's 22nd was a star move. Tal would have been in deep kimchi after 22...Qb2 23.Qc3 or 22...dc 23.Na3. Tal would venture the Marshall only once more in his career, 16 years later.
C89
Sep-01-14 Kashdan vs H E Myers, 1951
perfidious: This was a speedy trip on the killtown express, delivered by a top notch player who was practically forgotten after his spell in the elite during the early 1930s.
E40
Sep-01-14 Emanuel Lasker
perfidious: <visayan> In Nunn's 1994 book of his best games, he noted with regret that no good collection of Dr Lasker's games existed, writing that perhaps one day he would do one himself.
 
Sep-01-14 J T Westbrock vs J Cross, 1951
jerseybob: Losing move: 15.e4?
D14
Sep-01-14 P Vavra vs Pribyl, 2001
Mating Net: If White had played 13.Bxd8? he would have been hit by the slick 13...Nxd2+! 14.Kb1 Nxd4 leaving him a piece up. [DIAGRAM]
B02
Sep-01-14 G Stepanov
Benzol: IF the player linked in the bio above is the same player then this gamesfile and Shneideman should be merged.
 
Sep-01-14 Shah Sagar
ketchuplover: Watch your fingers fella :)
 
Sep-01-14 Nino Maisuradze
tamar: Repeated as French Women's Champion despite being left off Olympic team. Scored 9/11 to leave no doubt she belonged. Congratulations to her.
 
Sep-01-14 Martyn Kravtsiv
ketchuplover: 16/17 in blitz at the Dresden open!
 
Sep-01-14 Siegbert Tarrasch
john barleycorn: <perfidious> as Tartakower put it, Tarrasch was re-learning at that time and less dogmatic in practical play than in his teachings.
 
Sep-01-14 G Stepanov vs P Romanovsky, 1926
Mayoigo2: Well, wiki gives it deserved attention : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Combin... (chess)
E23
Sep-01-14 Stockfish vs Nakamura / Rybka, 2014
OhioChessFan: I agree f5 was a bad idea, but I am surprised nobody else has suggested Naka should have walked his King to the Queenside at the same time as Stockfish.
E77
Sep-01-14 R G Smellie vs J A Boucher, 1916
ljfyffe: See <chileamangye> above, which tipped me off a bit.
C44
Sep-01-14 B Finegold vs G J de Boer, 1992
Cushion: Crazy game.
D86
Sep-01-14 McShane vs R Rapport, 2014
Whitehat1963: Weekend puzzle after 22. Bd2.
C03
Sep-01-14 Lasker vs Bogoljubov, 1936
JimmyVermeer: After the final move, the mating sequence is as follows: 40 ... Qe8 41 Qa7 Qa8 42 Qe3+ g5 43 hxg5+ Kg6 44 Rd7 Qxg2+ 45 Kxg2 h5 46 gxh6ep b4 47 h7 a3 48 hxg8Q#
D52
Sep-01-14 M Ortueta vs J Sanz, 1933
Xeroxx: Funniest endgame.
C00
Sep-01-14 Fischer vs Gligoric, 1970
Xeroxx: Au, tactics.
C93
Sep-01-14 Geller vs Yanofsky, 1962
zydeco: Yanofsky's position falls apart very quickly: he probably needed several more moves to properly set up .....f5. Both black's knights turn out to be complete embarrassments once the position sharpens - one knight out of play on the ...
E66
Sep-01-14 Harper vs Blackburne, 1868
Xeroxx: <<<<<The White Queen is now completely out of the game.>>>>> Dat insight.
C55
Sep-01-14 Carlos Suarez Garcia
BIDMONFA: Carlos Suarez Garcia SUAREZ, Carlos http://www.bidmonfa.com/suarez_carl... _
 
Sep-01-14 Korchnoi vs S Schweber, 1962
zydeco: If 29....Bxd5 30.Bb5 and wherever black moves his rook he can't stop 31.Re8. 36.Be8! is pretty. Through the middlegame, black's knight keeps moving further from the center (Nd7-b6-c4-a5) until it's completely out of the game.
D50
Sep-01-14 Blackburne vs Tarrasch, 1896
Xeroxx: Nice game.
C53
Sep-01-14 Bronstein vs M20, 1963
KKDEREK: <Maybe you can do some some research into him and report your results back to the site.> lol
C34
Sep-01-14 Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927
aliejin: Last Friday I visited the Club Argentino Ajdedrez (I play chess occasionally .........) I went to the first floor and sat in front of the table the Match Capablanca - Alekhine ..... A great emotion.
C01
Sep-01-14 G Mohr vs B Bratovic, 2002
Xeroxx: That's a long queen trap.
A48
Sep-01-14 G Mohr vs Anand, 1988
Xeroxx: Mohr's Circle. (I bet nobody here knows what Mohr's circle is.)
D03
Sep-01-14 Anand vs P Maza Broto, 2007
1d410: What a terrible opening for black. Down goes the French!
C18
Sep-01-14 Rublevsky vs Onischuk, 1994
Xeroxx: Crashing Through.
C47
Sep-01-14 E Prie vs R Edouard, 2005
jerseybob: Incredibly, recapturing the bishop with either 35.Kd1 or 35.Qd1 loses, despite the powerful-looking passer on e5, because the black king can grab h5 and still be in the square, a possibility black must've had in mind at least since ...
A46
Sep-01-14 Kotov vs Botvinnik, 1955
Xeroxx: Monday Puzzle after 59.c5. Black To Move and Win.
D46
Sep-01-14 Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927
coldsweat: The whole world now thinks, "Okay, just as we said, Alekhine's first win was a fluke. The champion will now crush the arrogant presumptor."
D52
Sep-01-14 French Championships (2014)
jerseybob: Straw: All decisive games? The two draws don't count?
 
Sep-01-14 Stockfish Nakamura Match (2014)
john barleycorn: Back in the days when Genius2 and Mephisto3 was all the craze I found it hard to win outside the pet lines where you could count on the engine to go wrong everytime you played those lines. However, I read about some poster who is ...
 
Sep-01-14 Fischer vs D La Pierre Ballard, 1964
jerseybob: Ballard quotes Fischer as saying 32.Qh7+ would've been much better, and he's right, in that it gives black more chances to slip up. But if he's implying that white missed a win or draw, would somebody show me? After 32.Qh7+,Ke8 ...
B32
Sep-01-14 Zukertort vs Steinitz, 1886
siegbert: Why did White play 37 Qxb2? What is wrong with 37 Qg1? Does Black simply push the pawns?
D10
Sep-01-14 Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927
coldsweat: I liked Alexander's boldness in trying difficult unexplored positions. In this case, he didn't analyze deeply enough into them, and was beaten by a very talented player. This game clearly shows Jose jumping at the chance to go for the ...
A47
Sep-01-14 P Lukacs vs J Flesch, 1975
FSR: The Way of All Flesch.
E54
Sep-01-14 Smyslov vs Seirawan, 1994
Karposian: <OhioChessFan: I got to looking at his bio and this nice game was the last win listed, 7 years after this draw against Yaz. Smyslov vs A Galliamova, 2001> That is really incredible. I know that he was almost blind in his later ...
B15
Sep-01-14 Smyslov vs Denker, 1996
OhioChessFan: Uhlmann vs Korchnoi, 2014 79+83 = 162!
A05
Sep-01-14 Bird vs Lasker, 1890
tranquilsimplicity: <K3nni> White's only move (forced move) is 42.g4 preventing the check from the Black Queen. And then of course 42...Qf3#.
C13
Sep-01-14 Spielmann vs Leonhardt, 1905
Karpova: This game is also given in the 'Wiener Schachzeitung', September-October 1905, pp. 311-312, http://anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/a... with a slightly different game score: 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.h4 g4 5.Ne5 Nf6 6.Bc4 d5 7.exd5 Bg7 8.d4
C39
Sep-01-14 Leonhardt vs Schwarz, 1905
Karpova: According to 'Wiener Schachzeitung', September-October 1905, p. 310 this game was played in the Jubilee tournament (75th anniversary) of the Hamburg Chess Club (May 1905), and Black was <Dr. Schwarz>. A player of that name did not ...
C24
Sep-01-14 Leonhardt vs Gunston / Shoosmith, 1905
Karpova: The ENG-USA cable match was planned for 14 and 15 April 1905, but had to be postponed (one of the Atlantic cables of Western Union didn't work and no other cable was available). So the City of London Chess Club organized 3 consultation ...
C84
Sep-01-14 Karpov vs Geller, 1981
Everett: Wonder why he rejected it. Had you planned an improvement on Geller's play ?<perfidious>
D58
Sep-01-14 Jovanka Houska
perfidious: Jiri Houska is Jovanka's brother.
 
Sep-01-14 D Harika vs N Muminova, 2014
DanielBryant: 15.Bd3!
A11
Sep-01-14 Ton Timman
PivotalAnorak: WGM Jennifer Shahade and her brother, IM Gregory Shahade
 
Sep-01-14 Hikaru Nakamura
perfidious: Maybe things were getting a mite boring over at Rogoff.
 
Sep-01-14 Samuel Jhon vs Nimal Hussain, 2014
offramp: I gauge the playing strength of white to be roughly 110 BCF.
B00
Sep-01-14 Computer vs W Schmidt, 1993
Cybe: Is the result correct?
B84
Sep-01-14 Anderssen vs Morphy, 1858
Christoforus Polacco: Move number ten (10.d4!) also is good. Computers program is too schematic. But anyway in tournament condition (time-trouble) is worth to play such endings until mate :) White hasn't pawns. Even grandmasters sometimes play ...
C39
Sep-01-14 Gligoric vs Fischer, 1959
RookFile: Fischer admired Gligoric too. Despite some flaws, Gligoric played some terrific moves in this game and probably deserved to win.
B99
Sep-01-14 Tigran Kotanjian
Penguincw: Happy Birthday to GM Tigran Kotanjian.
 
Sep-01-14 Gabriel Cabrera
OhioChessFan: It would make sense if they had to make a last minute substitution and grabbed a local master/IM to fill out the field.
 
Sep-01-14 S Collins vs C Duncan, 2007
Mating Net: The a6 pawn is a real Sargnagel, or coffin nail.
B22
Sep-01-14 S Collins vs A L'Ami, 2014
Mating Net: I agree <tjipa> an exciting game with a crushing attack by White. If the Knight is captured, White has the delicious 38.Bd4+ sealing the Black Queen's fate. Play might continue 38...Ka8 39.Qxe1 Re8 40.Re5 Rxe5 41.Qxe5 ...
B22
Sep-01-14 I Saric vs Carlsen, 2014
Chesschatology: <Natalia Pogonina> Thank you for the link! Interestingly enough Balogh does not mention the variation above, 22. d6!! - have you seen the possibility mentioned by GM Daniel King?
C61
Sep-01-14 Alekhine vs W Winter, 1932
aliejin: "Alekhine criticized himself, but it was different. He said that when he got older, he just looked for some random tactical position and tried to land a hammer blow." I think this is incorrect. The reviewer who said alekhine was .....
B14
Sep-01-14 A Ushenina vs Yifan Hou, 2014
dehanne: Yifan Hou's favourite customer. :-)
E34
Sep-01-14 Siegfried Hornecker
Lovuschka: International Judge of the FIDE for Chess Compositions (endgame studies) since 2014 Source: http://www.wfcc.ch/57wccc-38wcsc-ne...
 
Sep-01-14 Zhang Xiaowen vs Ruan Lufei, 2010
hesyrett: 16. Qd2 is an improvement on the more natural-looking 16. Nbd2 as played in the stem game Fahrni-Tartakover 1914.
C55
Sep-01-14 L Bensdorp vs L Beck, 2001
hesyrett: 12...Rxg7 may be an improvement.
C55
Sep-01-14 Levon Aronian
cplyakap: Dropped 2800.Current rating is 2793.6.
 
Sep-01-14 W Ivanov vs P Martynov, 1973
cappanegra: If this is the IM Pavel Martynov ( http://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?... ), this game was played when he was five years old, as he was born in 1968...
C10
Sep-01-14 Svidler vs Akopian, 2010
ralph46: <john boy> if 26 Qxh5 Ne6 27 nd5 Nxd5 28 exd5 Nf4 29Bxf4 Qxf4 black has at least equal chances
C65
Sep-01-14 Caruana vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2014
pilobolus: Could black play 20... Be1 and after. 21 Nc5 Bf2 and black would win quality?
B12
Sep-01-14 Gulko vs Igor Ivanov, 1987
UnsoundHero: Black's attack isn't quite sound. Instead of 21 Bd3, which allows the brilliant 21...Rxf2, White should simply play 21 Bf3, attacking the Qe7 & Bb7. Black must sacrifice the queen, but doesn't get enough for it. Boris Spassky was a ...
E12
Sep-01-14 S Collins vs M Figueroa, 2004
Mating Net: 16.Rxd5! is a nice shot that ends any hope Black had of salvaging this gane.
B22


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