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Aug-22-17 Kibitzer's Café
cormier: nite nite guys ... ths G
Aug-22-17 Levon Aronian
Retireborn: That is the question.
Aug-22-17 Kenneth S Rogoff
morfishine: Those pathetic Liberal-Leftists are a national joke. Just look at them, going around tearing down statues. This just shows how immature, cognitively retarded and basically uneducated the Left truly is. The fact of the matter is true, ...
Aug-22-17 Jeremy Lim
saffuna: I'm ready to be proven wrong, but Irvng doesn't seem to fit the profile of a Celtic. Celtics have always won with selfless team players, haven't with flashy me-players (Wilkins, Walker, McAdoo).
Aug-22-17 Louis Stumpers
ughaibu: <If you are talking about the expected value of the number of digits, the limit diverges as the number goes to infinity.> Surely, for any natural number n, we can express that number in base n+1, so the number of digits will be one.
Aug-22-17 J Gustafsson vs Kramnik, 2012
cormier: [DIAGRAM] Analysis by Houdini 4 14.b3 Na6 15.Kh1 Qe7 16.Qd2 Qb4 17.Qd3 dxe4 18.fxe4 Rd8 19.Rcd1 Nc5 20.Qc2 Ne6 21.Nb5 Bd7 22.a3 Qe7 23.Bb6 Rdc8 24.Qd2 Be8 25.Nd6 Rc3 26.Bc4 a4 27.Bxe6 fxe6 28.Bd4 = (0.19) Depth: 29 <14.b3> Na6
Aug-22-17 D Howell vs McShane, 2017
Everett: A sharp game! When the dust settles the BOC with the Q proves to be too much for White
Aug-22-17 Kasparov vs J Ye, 2002
Everett: looks like Karpov was playing White in the middle-game. Lots of use of the back rank.
Aug-22-17 Morant vs A de Feuquieres, 1680
ChessHigherCat: Or to get even more macaronic (but hopefully not more moronic): Fatally goosed, le Mourant asked "Oie de feuq-quieres?"
Aug-22-17 Wesley So
cdgam: May God bless you in your next tournament at Tbilisi - the world cup. Win or loss we are praying and supporting your journey towards the championship crown. Andito lang kami - tsiring-tsiring lang!
Aug-22-17 Kasparov vs Nakamura, 2017
beatgiant: So the real story appears to be: <33. h6> wins a tempo in the race to the queenside (because Black captures the pawn on h6 instead of g6). <34...Kh5?> is a mistake. He should have played 34...Kg7 and then a White win, if at
Aug-22-17 Janowski vs Marshall, 1912
jinkinson: <SimplicityRichard> After 19. Rc1 Rxc2 20. Rxc2, Black can win by playing 20...Re8 21. Rc1 (or Bc3) Re6 followed by either Rg6# or Re1#.
Aug-22-17 Capablanca vs Marshall, 1909
WorstPlayerEver: I let the engine run for a while 23... Qb6 24. Ra3 Rd8 25. Be3 Qc7 26. Raa1 1.9 I have to correct my previous post; 19. Bg5 seems far more effective. Because after the above variation the position is still complicated, while 19. ...
Aug-22-17 Fischerandom Chess
Ang Dalubhasa: I just recently started appreciating the beauty of this version of the game. Classical is nice, this is also nice. <RookFile> I like that idea, too. In the Philippines, they have a game they call the <Game of the ...
Aug-22-17 Nodirbek Abdusattorov
tamar: Just looking at who Abdusattorov has beaten already by age 12 makes me think he is already GM strength. Andre Zhigalko GM 2571 Benjamin Bok GM 2615 Kirill Stupak GM 2564 Mads Andersen GM 2556 Luka Paichadze GM 2581 The last two at ...
Aug-22-17 Biographer Bistro
MissScarlett: <<Is anybody interested in trying out the new and improved SCID v4.4/(4.5) hybrid?>> How about a hybrid that doesn't require <Event> and <Site> strings to sort tournaments? <Event> and <EventDate> ...
Aug-22-17 V Bui vs H Frey Perez, 2002
DarthStapler: Opponent's name should have been Hiei
Aug-22-17 Cochrane vs A Deschapelles, 1821
AlicesKnight: On the pun, there is a card play in Whist (and Bridge?) called "Deschapelles Coup". Perhaps the game would deserve this title.
Aug-22-17 Robert James Fischer
Joshka: <nosnibor> well compared to Toby mcGuire!!LOL, Lauries looks are spot on. He's the right height too! McGuire was short, didn't look anything like Bobby.
Aug-22-17 Louis Cohn
Phony Benoni: Note there was a different player in early twenties-century New York, L. D. Cohn. Both players participated in analyzing the Rice Game, and have portraits In he Rice Gambit supplement published as part of the February 1905 American ...
Aug-22-17 St. Louis Rapid & Blitz (Rapid) (2017)
botvinnik64: <tpstar> you know, I checked out the link to the MH video. I was levitating about 10 seconds into her preaching' / there was - and will never be- another Mahalia. Thanks for reminding me, my friend!
Aug-22-17 T H Toufighi vs F Poetz, 2008
bharat123: 58.Be6 is better.
Aug-22-17 M Tazbir vs M Richter, 2017
Vermit: 27.Nc6 would make for a good Wednesday puzzle.
Aug-22-17 M Tazbir vs A Istratescu, 2012
rune ohlsson: Why is Black losing this game? He has a clear advantage.
Aug-22-17 A Wagner
Tabanus: Chess-Results 1964-67 p. 226 with ref. to Magyar Sakkelet 1966 p. 22 has "Richard Wagner". (But not Richard Wagner .)
Aug-22-17 Englisch vs Blackburne, 1883
fredthebear: Here's another copycat start in the French Defense: Blackburne vs J Fish, 1879 This time Blackburne has the White pieces. It is a good example of maintaining and piling on the absolute pin, then converting one advantage into another.
Aug-22-17 Edmund Beronio
wordfunph: He also showed what a Filipino is capable of doing to his own parents, siblings, country and former supporters. And to the game itself, by changing it from a sport, to a mere business.
Aug-22-17 J De Soyres vs A Skipworth, 1880
fredthebear: Nice sacrificial attack against the castled king! Terrific maneuvering of the White knights in this game making use of pins. The final position is Mate in 2 for a Pseudo-Swallow's Tail/Gueridon Mate pattern.
Aug-22-17 Tal vs Karpov, 1971
offramp: <RookFile>, I am sure that <Honza Cervenka> got it right in 2010.
Aug-22-17 Zukertort vs W Potter, 1875
fredthebear: This game is referenced by Blackburne in a latter Black copycat whipping of White: Englisch vs Blackburne, 1883 It's good to study the games of the past greats to learn how to handle different approaches that are rare these days.
Aug-22-17 Heinz Lehmann
diagonal: At the international invitation tournament in <Olot (Spain) 1968>, West German IM Heinz Lehmann emerged as winner with stunning 8.5 /9 points: He also won <Rome 1964> together with ...
Aug-22-17 Nikolai Shalnev
whiteshark: Nikolai Shalnev was awarded the GM title in 2001, aged 57. It's indeed 'strange' that CB Megabase2017 has no games from 2008 until Febr 2004. His German Wiki-page for further infos: Fide history ...
Aug-22-17 Alexandra Kosteniuk
HeMateMe: I like this photo < >
Aug-22-17 Lasker vs Capablanca, 1914
WorstPlayerEver: PS it shows what tactical monster Lasker was; except the world champion match the score is 2-2 between Lasker and Capa.
Aug-22-17 C Issler vs Eggman, 1966
Christoforus Polacco: Kings Gambit is beautiful. Sometimes even for Black :))
Aug-22-17 Caruana vs L Dominguez, 2017
tpstar: This line looks similar to a Grunfeld except Black doesn't have the same dynamic counterplay. 18. e5 is a second Pawn sacrifice. I presume if 18 ... Bxe5 19. Nxe5 Qxe5 20. Qh4 and Black's dark squares on the Kingside are glaringly weak. ...
Aug-22-17 R Praggnanandhaa vs A S Rasmussen, 2017
GrahamClayton: Position after 39...♗e2: [DIAGRAM] Unusual to see so many pieces (and no pawns) all crowded into one corner of the board.
Aug-22-17 Valeri Beim
Big Pawn: I think this player put out a book a few years ago on the Leningrad. Top computers on fast systems play 7...e6 with success, as well as 7...Qe8 and 8...a5, 9...Na6
Aug-22-17 Thal Abergel
GrahamClayton: Inventor of the Abergel Attack for White in the Caro-Kann - 1. e4 c6 2. ♘e2 d5 3. e5 d4 4. b4.
Aug-22-17 A Schneider vs M Dvoretsky, 1983
GrahamClayton: Black's attack comes out of nowhere, with the rook on the g-file and the queen on the 4th rank combining to infiltrate the open White kingside, while all four White pieces are unable to defend in any way.
Aug-22-17 Fischer vs Spassky, 1992
WorstPlayerEver: White has to take the pawn otherwise the pun would have been Rolling Thunder 31... e3 32. Nf1 b5 33. Nb1 h5 34. h4 Bb5 35. Qe3 Ne7 [DIAGRAM]
Aug-22-17 Anderssen vs Dufresne, 1852
tpstar: If 22 ... Kc6 then 23. Bd7#: [DIAGRAM] A great way to learn and improve is by reading each game's kibitzing from the top. This is a flawed brilliancy, primarily due to 19 ... Qh3. <COMPUTER ANNOTATED SCORE> Nice enhancement.
Aug-22-17 A Haast vs M Antipov, 2016
waustad: It's probably WATFOR in disguise.
Aug-21-17 Dreev vs Smirin, 2001
plang: The key game in this 10 player round robin as the two players finished tied for first at +2. This is a rare sideline of the Samisch - there is a gambit line with an early ..c5 but here combined with ..a6 and ..Nbd7 a quieter position is ...
Aug-21-17 Kasparov vs Nakamura, 2016
RookFile: What a nice game. I thought Kasparov artfully handled the attack. And the result is.... a draw. So, Nakamura played an excellent game too.
Aug-21-17 Spassky vs Fischer, 1992
Toribio3: Boris could not breach Fischer's next move, Rh8, bingo!
Aug-21-17 Fischer vs Spassky, 1992
Toribio3: The black king can not escape!
Aug-21-17 E Korchmar vs A Poliak, 1931
FSR: Geller vs Smyslov, 1965 is a lot more immortal than the present encounter.
Aug-21-17 Spielmann vs J van den Bosch, 1935
SpiritedReposte: Cool how in the final position Qd5+ would work, combining smothered and back rank mate threats,but the response ...Be6 is check followed by mate.
Aug-21-17 E Canal vs NN, 1934
Aug-21-17 Rashid Gibiatovich Nezhmetdinov
john barleycorn: <KnightVBishop: What was this guy's main weakness that prevented him from being top tier?> He could not handle the vodka as well as Tal.
Aug-21-17 L Dominguez vs Anand, 2017
ChessHigherCat: Dominguez let Anand take a pawn (16...Bxa2) in exchange for an attack that was just a little too slow, Anand defended very well and got a draw. I think white's attack would have been faster with 18. gxf6 instead of Rdg1: 17. g5 Be6
Aug-21-17 Janowski vs O Chajes, 1916
Bubo bubo: 2# with 26.Qh7+ Rxh7 27.Rxh7#
Aug-21-17 R Vokroj vs A Postl, 2000
Bubo bubo: <Alkaff: But after 23... Nxf3+ 24 kg2 Qxc1 Black will force the line played in the game> Not quite: 25.Rxd8+ Bf8 26.Qxc1
Aug-21-17 Marshall vs Capablanca, 1909
KingG: Talk about throwing the kitchen sink at someone. Great inventiveness from Marshall, and amazing defence from Capablanca.
Aug-21-17 Capablanca vs Janowski, 1916
The Kings Domain: Capablanca's mastery of the endgame in fine display. The sacrifice of material in order to smoothen his passed pawn's path to victory is impressive as it is instructive.
Aug-21-17 A van Weersel vs A Haast, 2017
Captain Hindsight: Better would have been < 19. Nb6 !! > [DIAGRAM] or < 20. Nb6 !! > [DIAGRAM] or < 21. ___> right, you got the idea.
Aug-21-17 A Bryntse vs G Osterling, 1968
whiteshark: <Eggman: <GM Hector has essayed this variation via the move order 1.e4 c5 2.f4 d5 3.Nf3!?, but there are no examples of his on the database.>> Here's the sole Hector game from megabase2017: [Event "Gausdal ...
Aug-21-17 N Marache vs Morphy, 1857
Xeroxx: Paul Morphy (?) 1 Inaccuracies 0 Mistakes 0 Blunders 12 Average centipawn loss
Aug-21-17 Carlsen vs Svidler, 2013
cormier: 30.Bh8! instead of 30.Bh4
Aug-21-17 J Chernoff vs M Grattage, 2011
Xeroxx: That's a queen on a8.
Aug-21-17 Shabalov vs Jobava, 2017
talwnbe4: 19. Bxc4 Qd6 20. Ke2 +-2.0 19. Bxc4 Qc6 20. Be6+ = (black threatens Rxe4)
Aug-21-17 Anne Haast
Onsey Seyon: Hey, just before I let move through a recent game, an eight-some move from the Dutch Championship, a studly one sitting here next to me in the library--he has something for her--he likes her a lot, I guess. He seems very ...
Aug-21-17 Yifan Hou vs Caruana, 2017
Yeary: For those who wanna know how Yifan would take the rook and eventually mate: 40. ... Kg5 41. Qxg3+ Kh5 42. Rg8 Rg7 43. Rxg7 Rxg7 44. Qxg7 f545. Re3 Qg6 46. Rh3+ Kg4 47. Qe5 Kg5 48. f4+ Kg449. Qe2+ Kxf4 50. Qe3+ Kg4 51. Qg3#
Aug-21-17 St. Louis Rapid & Blitz (Blitz) (2017)
WorstPlayerEver: <Sugardom> We were born to make mistakes and learn from it. The latter is what worries me.
Aug-21-17 Timman vs Kasparov, 1985
WorstPlayerEver: A very funny continuation could be: 32. Re3 Nc1 33. Qc1 Qe5 34. Qd2 Ra1 35. Bd1 Rea8 36. Nc3 Qf4 37. g3 Qb4 38. Kg2 R8a2 39. Qe1 Re2 And although Black moves a piece to a square where it is under attack 4 times, White still ...
Aug-21-17 Kasparov vs Karjakin, 2017
WorstPlayerEver: PS 4... Qd8 ('novelty') is one of the wimpiest opening moves I've ever seen. Makes you wonder, aye?
Aug-21-17 Kasparov vs Adams, 2002
WorstPlayerEver: I guess it depends on the GM. As long as guys like Karjakin miss a winning continuation at move 4 against Kasparov, I would keep my mouth shut if I were a Russian.
Aug-21-17 Odd Lie
technical draw: The hiding in plain sight would work like this: You get a credit card or debit card at a drop and a letter saying "call 913-595-3497" for pin number. it is a one time call only so don't forget it". If you are being tailed and taped
Aug-21-17 F Vogt vs H Lehmann, 1947
louispaulsen88888888: That's funny. I didn't realize I already commented on this game. I just agreed with myself!!
Aug-21-17 Naiditsch vs M Roiz, 2009
Xeroxx: tripled pawns, doubled pawns, isolated pawns all over the shop
Aug-21-17 Bronstein vs Larry Evans, 1955
tamar: After 13...Nxb4 14 Rc1 may be stronger than 14 Bb1 although it leaves the a pawn unguarded. then 14...Nxa2 15 dxe5 Nxc1 16 exd6 Qxd6 17 e5 Qb4 18 Qxc1 Nd5 19 e6 Bxe6 20 Bxh8 Bh6 21 Bb3 [DIAGRAM] +-2.05/36 Stockfish 030916 Bronstein gives ...
Aug-21-17 Deep Fritz vs BlackMamba, 2015
TheAlchemist: I guess playing against the White Mamba would have been unfair.
Aug-21-17 Anand vs Bologan, 2003
kevin86: Anand wins the queen...and the game.
Aug-21-17 Fine vs Prins, 1936
kevin86: Black's position falls apart.
Aug-21-17 A Shmit vs Alburt, 1970
MitreD: Appears that white is winning. Should be 1-0
Aug-21-17 Aronian vs Navara, 2017
talwnbe4: 20..Ba6 21. e6 Bxf1 22. Rxf1 Nd7 23. Be4 h6 24. Bxh6 Nf6 25. Bg6 Qd8 26. Bf7+ Kh8 27. Bd2 +- 2.0 looks like home cooked knock-out ;-)
Aug-21-17 Lev Alburt
Ironmanth: Happy birthday, Grandmaster. Many more to you, sir. Thanks for all you have done for all chessplayers.
Aug-21-17 R Taylor vs N Cruden, 2008
Richard Taylor: I'm sure that when Fischer saw the analysis in Shakmaty he was excited at the idea of possibly getting it against Reshevsky. Now he was a prodigy also, people forget, his career was interrupted, but he did well in the 1948 World ...
Aug-21-17 Kasparov vs Karpov, 1985
Nerwal: <This provoked a storm of applause in the auditorium: it was a unique occurrence in matches for the world championship (and also a rarity in grandmaster play) for a sealed move to be made openly.> Botvinnik related regarding ...
Aug-21-17 Kasparov vs Karpov, 1985
Toribio3: Kasparov is at his best in an uncompromising chess battle!
Aug-21-17 Steinitz vs Gelbfuhs, 1873
WorstPlayerEver: Dunno, 28... f4 is really a weird move. After 28... Bd7 it's hard to see a win for White.
Aug-21-17 Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985
Toribio3: I like this game. Kasparov is a tactical monster during his prime in the chess arena.
Aug-21-17 O Chajes vs Capablanca, 1916
The Kings Domain: Stellar play by Chajes, going toe to toe against the great and finally attaining victory.
Aug-21-17 Rice Memorial (1916)
The Kings Domain: Fascinating tournament and what a powerhouse performance by Capablanca.
Aug-21-17 Caruana vs Kasparov, 2017
WorstPlayerEver: 35... Rd5 is winning. 36. R3f2 fails at Rc5 Or 36. Rc3 Rg5
Aug-21-17 L Dominguez vs Navara, 2017
ChessHigherCat: < Stanley Yee: <ChessHigherCat> 18. Rb5 Qd8+. 10...Qa5+ can't be any good. Maybe 10... Qb6 seems to hold it all together.> Aha, thanks, I overlooked Qd8+.

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