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Oct-20-19 Wesley So
WinKing: All of the pairings for the final Round 11: GM Kryvoruchko - GM So (Board 7) ***Please note that tomorrow is the final round & it starts 1½ hours sooner. The 11th round starts at 8:30am chessgames ...
Oct-20-19 Biographer Bistro
Annie K.: <whiteshark> I dunno, but in any case, please don't ever use Word for anything you intend to upload - use Notepad. :)
Oct-20-19 Grand Swiss IoM (2019)
devere: < Chess for life: Matlakov is really that confident in Carlsen's ability to win a queen vs rook ending? Would have liked to see that technique.> Matlakov must have been totally exhausted and looking for an excuse to resign. There ...
Oct-20-19 Kibitzer's Café
HeMateMe: Harry do you know the difference between a punt and a punter? <the joker> is exhibit A why we need red flag laws to keep certain people from owning guns. Harry, im a bigger Man U fan than you are a 'Niners fan! Just sayin' mate.
Oct-20-19 Zsuzsa Polgar
waustad: I saw in the transfers that she has gone back to the Hungarian federation.
Oct-20-19 R Hermansen vs Bayer, 1994
whiteshark: What aspiratin drugs does Bayer?
Oct-20-19 F Vallejo Pons vs N Huschenbeth, 2019
whiteshark: Niclas has analysed his game during the rest day: (~ 14:30 mins) Enjoy!
Oct-20-19 K Behting vs T Muller, 1899
whiteshark: Played at the Riga Chess Club Championship on Nov. 1st, 1899. The annotator thought that 8...Bc5? was weak and that <8...c5> would have been better. Source: Baltische Schachblätter #8, p.603-604
Oct-20-19 Kenneth S Rogoff
saffuna: <There is one piece of advice that I can usefully give Trump, and some others: From time to time, admit to a trivial mistake or weakness. > Trump can't even admit he said "furniture" instead of "future."
Oct-20-19 Jeremy Lim
Penguincw: I believe the 2016 Indians when they beat the Jays in the ALCS had the lowest batting average by a winning team. .168 or something. And I believe STL, with their NLCS loss, set the lowest batting average ever in a postseason series (at ...
Oct-20-19 Magnus Carlsen
SueursFroides: Tarjei J. Svensen : "Magnus Carlsen 100 games without defeats +33 ; =67 ; -0 opponents Elo 2757. Ding Liren +29 ; =71 ; -0 opponents Elo 2699."
Oct-20-19 Karl Behting
jessicafischerqueen: Excellent work <whiteshark>! Did you send in a correction slip for K Behting vs K Rosenkrantz, 1899 yet? Yes <rusbase> has some improvements, but not being able to download any of the USSR Team events is not one of
Oct-20-19 Caruana vs D Anton Guijarro, 2019
boz: Caruana just seemed to understand the endgame they were heading into better than DAG.
Oct-20-19 Lumir Mrazek
FSR: I met Lumir on the 2019 Chess Train in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Nice guy.
Oct-20-19 S Milliet vs C Forestier, 2012
FSR: Weird. I just looked at this line yesterday. Black has a lot of ways to capture a piece on move 11, but as she discovered 11...Bxe3?? loses to 13.Qh5!
Oct-20-19 Maslov
hemy: <Annie K.> I Polovodin vs Maslov, 1984 Polovodin - L. Maslov: Polovodin, Igor vs Maslov, Leonid: More games of Maslov Leonid: ...
Oct-20-19 S Volkov vs C Balogh, 2007
King.Arthur.Brazil: I guess that in view of difficulty INSANE, many found the first moves: 16.fxe5 ♖xd1 17.♖fxd1 however the game went on and no ordinary combination, nor checkmate intentions, nor pin was present. Then what? I was more
Oct-20-19 Nakamura vs Aronian, 2019
Monocle: <Ulhumbrus: All rook and pawn endings are drawn. This helps to suggest to me that this game will end in a draw.> That's because all your opinions on chess are based on regurgitations of Tarraschian platitudes rather than anything ...
Oct-20-19 Robert Behting
whiteshark: According to NicBase he was born on March/09/1875. (Credits to <Stonehenge>) A <Jean Defuse> repost from ibid Karl Behting : "The youngest Roberts Betins (1875-) won the Baltic Chess Champions Title in the first Baltic ...
Oct-20-19 Tarrasch vs Alekhine, 1926
perfidious: In retrospect, reading <The Soviet School of Chess> and their portrayal of the classical school as utterly dogmatic, whilst casting top players of their own as the epitome of <Soviet Man>, made for rich theatre but had its ...
Oct-20-19 Capablanca vs Lasker, 1914
SChesshevsky: The criticism of Capablanca's play is probably unfair. Especially given the circumstance. It seems it was the first time against the WC in a major tourney and it was a pretty big event and it was relatively early in the schedule. ...
Oct-20-19 A Esipenko vs G Jones, 2019
utssb: 11...b5 just drops a pawn, there's nothing wrong with 11...Nd7.
Oct-20-19 J Schuster vs V Bellas, 1989
samvega: I suppose black was just having fun being willfully perverse. White's play is more inscrutable. 11. de Nxf4 12. ef+ seems like an easy sacrifice to play. Having played 11. Bg3 instead, 12. de on the next opportunity seems like the most ...
Oct-20-19 Kasimdzhanov vs D Howell, 2019
YetiBlitz: Fun game!
Oct-20-19 N Pokern vs M Bassler, 1981
keypusher: < TheaN: I'm intrigued to know what Bassler was thinking when he played 43....Qxe6?! > Giving 43....Qxe6 a "?!" is actually pretty generous since 43....Rd1+ is a forced mate: <43...Rd1+ 44.Kh2 Qg1+ 45.Kg3 Qe3+ 46.Kh4 Rd4+ ...
Oct-20-19 K Behting vs P Kerkovius, 1899
whiteshark: At least this is <not> a game from the <First Baltic Chess Congress - Major> where <Paul Kerkovius> wasn't playing. / Baltische Schachblätter #7, crosstable on p. 383 = = = ...
Oct-20-19 Vincent Keymer
Messiah: <ndg2> Wow! Nice achievement!
Oct-20-19 Harri M Hurme
paavoh: He passed away on Sep 23, 2019. Over 20 medals in international chess and chess problem competitions, and a prominent figure in Finnish chess organizations.
Oct-20-19 K Behting vs K Rosenkrantz, 1899
whiteshark: Correction / Additional infos*: [Event "First Baltic Chess Congress - Major"] [Date "1899.04.12"] [Round "3"] [White "Behting, Robert"] [Source "Baltische Schachblätter #7, p.401-402"] *submitted
Oct-20-19 Aronian vs Dreev, 2019
cocker: White to play and survive on move 23 has unexpected solution.
Oct-20-19 D Bocharov vs Sveshnikov, 2003
WTHarvey: Spoiler alert! Game ends with a 'White mates in 3'. [DIAGRAM] Solution (in reverse) 39.Qg6# f6 38.Be5+ Kg7 37.Qf5+
Oct-20-19 V Artemiev vs Ngoc Truongson Nguyen, 2019
wordfunph: Son at his best.
Oct-20-19 Jonas Buhl Bjerre
wordfunph: "The Bull", soon to be a GM.
Oct-20-19 D Bocharov vs D Frolyanov, 2001
WTHarvey: Spoiler alert! Game ends with a White mates in 3. [DIAGRAM] Solution (in reverse) 35.Rd8# 34...Rf7 if or 35.Ng6+ 34...Kh8 if 34.Ne5+
Oct-20-19 A Giri vs S Shankland, 2019
Messiah: What a terrible misfortune for Sam! I am by no means comparable to any grandmasters, but I know (and probably all of us know) how bad feeling is to have a blackout. A several weeks ago I played with a friend in the pub. After surviving ...
Oct-20-19 V Kovalev vs Nakamura, 2019
whiteshark: <utssb: 14...g5 is the first new move in my database.> Giri played <14...Rb8> back then: Adams vs A Giri, 2017 Vid-analysis by 'Gabriel': (~11 mins)
Oct-20-19 Caruana vs Aronian, 2019
Ulhumbrus: If 12 d4 does not lead to an advantage one alternative is 12 d3 keeping Black's e pawn back and getting ready for Nc5
Oct-20-19 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2019
Ulhumbrus: One alternative to 4...Bc5 is 4...Bb4. One justification for it is that after 4...Bc5 5 Nxe5 Nxe5 6 d4 Bb4 Black has moved the bishop twice in the opening. If the move 4...Bc5 is better the justification by itself becomes insufficient. ...
Oct-20-19 Janowski vs Tarrasch, 1898
WorstPlayerEver: After 17... Rb8 [DIAGRAM] White played 18. Bg4 here, but after 18. Qc4 Black is in trouble; they have to defend both c7 and e6. They cannot play Qe8 (>Qc6) as in the actual game. So 18. Qc4 Ng6 (forced) 19. Bg4 Qd8 (#dia) and ...
Oct-20-19 K Alekseenko vs Anand, 2019
Ulhumbrus: The move 14 Nxb6 gains the bishop pair. This suggests that after 11 Na3 the move 12 Nc4 counts as a potential threat and this suggests in turn that after 9...Bb6 the manoeuvre Nb1-a3-c4 counts as a potential threat.
Oct-20-19 Ulf Andersson vs V Milov, 1997
RookLifter: Nice mate with the pawn!
Oct-20-19 Ulf Andersson vs E van den Doel, 1997
RookLifter: I’m also puzzled. <beatgiant> but if white’s bishop leaves from g4 then black’s knight will take both the h and f pawn long before the bishop reaches e6. Looks very drawish to me... Perhaps Erik had to catch a flight and ...
Oct-20-19 Englisch vs Winawer, 1882
SymphonicKnight: The mistake by Englisch was giving up the center by 16.exf5? He should have held e4, keeping his king behind the locked center pawns, rather than giving Winawer the mobile e and f pawns that exposed the white K. He lost material ...
Oct-20-19 Raunak Sadhwani vs Motylev, 2019
Albanius: Sadhwani said in a postgame interview that W could win faster with 22 axb6 hxg2 23 b7! gxf1+ 24 Kxf1. However, the engine here gives 24..OO, with W ahead by +2.5, but no immediate win.
Oct-20-19 V Papadopoulou vs N Umudova, 2007
Kay Sadeeya: What was black's plan?
Oct-19-19 Tal vs Maslov, 1953
hemy: Team Championship of USSR (juniors) - Kharkov, 1953 (2nd final): Latvia - Lithuania 4.5 - 5.5 17 years old Tal played on the 1st board of Latvia. Source: "Шахматы в ...
Oct-19-19 K Kuhl vs D Schneider, 1991
sea7kenp: The Conclusion of this Game goes 13 Kg1 Qxf2+, 14 Kh1 Qxe1#.
Oct-19-19 G Thorhallsson vs B Thorfinnsson, 2009
sea7kenp: The only way I see to prevent Mate in One is 11 g3, resulting in the Royal Fork, 11 ... Nf3+!
Oct-19-19 A Malachi vs R Ris, 2010
sea7kenp: If 15 Kxh2, Black Mates with 15 ... Rh6+, 16 Kg3 Qh4+, 17 Kf3 Bg4#.
Oct-19-19 C McNab vs M Karttunen, 2006
scutigera: This is as far as I've ever seen a Troitzky mate played out in a formal game.
Oct-19-19 Chandler vs Piskov, 1995
syracrophy: Neat.
Oct-19-19 Coppen vs Bass, 1987
sea7kenp: What a choice White has: Take the Queen with the Knight or with the Rook. Either way, he gets Smothered by the Black Knight!
Oct-19-19 B Sadiku vs S Soors, 2015
restless: As far as I can see, the killer-move 35...Be3+ leads to inevitable defeat of White.
Oct-19-19 Zaiatz vs E Paehtz, 2007
Jonathan Sarfati: Mobile phone forfeit?
Oct-19-19 D Caruso vs E Paoli, 2001
Cheapo by the Dozen: Of course, this player is also fodder for a submission like "The Not-So-Great Caruso"
Oct-19-19 Anton Korobov
diagonal: The Life of a professional Chess Grandmaster: Anton Korobov pictured at the Isle of Man FIDE Grand Swiss 2019: (great photo by Ali Mortazavi)
Oct-19-19 Norlito Sepulvida
oxoginkaput: Malaki po ang PAGASA. Iyan ang pinaka malaki na Island na hawak nang Pilipinas diyan sa WPS southwest nang Palawan.
Oct-19-19 Raunak Sadhwani vs S Gupta, 2019
wordfunph: Raunak is it!
Oct-19-19 E Blomqvist vs D Foord, 2015
WTHarvey: Spoiler alert! Game ends with a 'White mates in 5'. [DIAGRAM] Solution (in reverse) 31.Rxf8+ 30...Rd4 if 30.Rxf7 Kh8 29.Ne7+
Oct-19-19 Nimzowitsch vs Weenink, 1930
Rama: The program of restriction reminded me of Alpha zero except it didn't hold up.
Oct-19-19 E Blomqvist vs F Englert, 2014
WTHarvey: Spoiler alert! Game ends with a 'White mates in 5'. [DIAGRAM] Solution (in reverse) 29.Qe8+ Kh8 28.Qxe6+ Rxe6 27.Nxe5+ Kg8 26.Nf7+
Oct-19-19 V Hruby vs Mackenzie, 1882
SymphonicKnight: Tournament standings coming this final round (34) game: =1 Steinitz, Winawer 23.0 =3 Mason, Zukertort 22.5 5 Mackenzie 21.5 6 Blackburne 20.5 7 Englisch 19.5 8 Paulsen 17.5 9 Wittek 17.0 10 Hruby 16.0 11 Weiss
Oct-19-19 M Ragger vs Raunak Sadhwani, 2019
HeMateMe: I thought blacks early kingside pawn play gave him a bad middlegame, weakened his kingside pawns. This allowed the combinative play on the f file.
Oct-19-19 Abhimanyu Puranik vs Kasimdzhanov, 2019
HeMateMe: White really stunk up this game, going from up a pawn in the middlegame to down two pawns in the ending.
Oct-19-19 Robert Behting vs J Zabludowski, 1899
whiteshark: First Baltic Chess Congress round 1 played April 11th, 1899 (Julian calendar) According to P. Kerkovius the draw was only closed after the 61st move. (ibid) Source: Baltische Schachblätter #7, p.435
Oct-19-19 David Anton Guijarro
OhioChessFan: Currently co-leader at IoM. He put a 24 move beatdown on Grischuk.
Oct-19-19 Paulsen vs Steinitz, 1882
keypusher: The rook ending seems sort of like an easier version than the one in Spielmann vs Rubinstein, 1909 .
Oct-19-19 Simon Kim Williams
polecateddy: Perhaps the net is slowly closing in. His partner in crime, IM Gary Quillan was just banned from being a company director for 12 years. The Ginger GM could be next for the chop!
Oct-19-19 J B Bjerre vs A Demchenko, 2019
Kurakotsaba: Welcome to the GM club young man. 🤜🤛👊✊🤞💪👉👈👍😀
Oct-19-19 Aronian vs D Anton Guijarro, 2019
Pedro Fernandez: <<Thief>: <Pedro Fernandez: But I go to play a videogame.> Which videogame? Better not be Borderlands 3.> No way! Don't like games based in comics. I'm playing Gear 5, not so bad.
Oct-19-19 Nakamura vs H Melkumyan, 2019
Dave12: Nice trick there
Oct-19-19 Janowski vs Reggio, 1901
KEG: Post IV 32. Re6? It is hard to understand [assuming I am correct that 31...Rd7 and not 31...Qd7 was played] why Janowski did not play the crushing 32. d6! 32... Qg7 [DIAGRAM] 33. g4! Janowski finally decided to cease his dithering and go ...
Oct-19-19 Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian
Chessonly: Queen Sacrificed by Petrosian!
Oct-19-19 D A Yeager vs Stripunsky, 2008
WorstPlayerEver: Ah, I didn't understand why all the consternation about some pun, but I got it now: striPUNsky
Oct-19-19 Yifan Hou
nok: Teach her to be an elite poster on CG.
Oct-19-19 Naiditsch vs Caruana, 2013
Everett: Wow, <25.Rd1> wins on the spot. Funny, I was trying to make <25.Nef5+> work, but nothing happens after ..Kh8 (capturing leads to mate). Yet after <25.Rd1 Rad8 26.Nef5+!> the move shows it’s worth
Oct-19-19 M Laisaari vs E E Book, 1946
fredthebear: In the final position, if 22.Qxa7 Qh5 sets up a discovered attack that could mate or gain the White queen.
Oct-19-19 Carlsen vs Shirov, 2019
Messiah: <thegoodanarchist> did you mean 'the Justin Bieber of chess'?
Oct-19-19 D Anton Guijarro vs Grischuk, 2019
makinavaja: David attacks too... He has not only an almost perfect technique...
Oct-19-19 Joy Shu Yan Qin vs B Carpinter, 2016
mikealando: Joy to the world - goliath attack struck down by the slingstone defence.
Oct-19-19 Short vs McShane, 2017
WorstPlayerEver: McShane vs So IoM 2019: 16. Bxd4 Bxf4 17. Kg2 Qxh2+ 18. Kf3 Qh3+ 19. Kxf4 Qh2+ 20. Kf3 Qh3+ 21. Kf4 Qh2+ 22. Kf3 Qh3+ 23. Kf4
Oct-19-19 Capablanca vs Euwe, 1931
woldsmandriffield: 13 g4 was a strong move. Capablanca’s notes omit the refutation of 13..Bxg4 14 fxg4 Qe4 15 Kf2 Qxh1 which is 16 Bxd6 cxd6 17 Nf3 Nd7 18 Rb1 Nf6 19 Bd3 Nxg4+ 20 Kg3 The later plan with Rf5 backfired though and it is hard to prove
Oct-19-19 Fischer vs I Ibrahimoglu, 1970
Chesgambit: KIA vs Caro-kann defense game I never forgot Qd1 move
Oct-19-19 E Paehtz vs S Hoolt, 2013
mikealando: Nice pic of liitle Elizabeth and the Klitschko brothers (heavyweight boxing legends) when she beat them in a blindfold chess game: the game page E Paehtz vs Klitschko Brothers, 2001
Oct-19-19 Efimenko vs S Sjugirov, 2019
najdorfBAS: This is showing 1-0, is that correct? This is a win for Black unless he lost on time in a completely winning position
Oct-19-19 Gata Kamsky
MissScarlett: <Who is this guy?>
Oct-19-19 Karjakin vs Dreev, 2019
Sally Simpson: *** Let's say Karjakin was aware of what was happening. Shirov was copying his moves and when Yu Yangy made his reply, Dreev copied Yu Yangy's move and played it v Karjakin. So Karjakin set his proxy opponent,Yu Yangy (who Dreev ...
Oct-19-19 A P Law vs Nunn, 1974
moronovich: Nuns are just following a higher law.
Oct-19-19 Kurajica vs Karpov, 1976
SpiritedReposte: Beautiful opposite colored bishop ending subtlety from Karpov.
Oct-19-19 Ulf Andersson vs Smejkal, 1996
RookLifter: Great game. Ulf sacs a knight (15.Nxc7) and gets four pawns. Black tries to sac a knight himself but has to eventually surrender for the two white connected passed queen side pawns
Oct-19-19 A Kovacevic vs V Tukmakov, 2002
plang: In Am.Rodriguez-Moskalenko Holguin 1989 (White won - game not included in this database) White had played 15 Kb1; 15 Bd3 was new. The new move does not appear to be an improvement as Black's attack seems faster. 20..exf! changed the ...
Oct-19-19 Wittek vs Mackenzie, 1882
SymphonicKnight: This was a very sloppy game by Mackenzie, where his nerves showed very poorly. He entered this 33rd (of 34) round game with the standings among the leaders: =1 Steinitz, Winawer 22 =3 Mason, Mackenzie, Zukertort 21.5 6 ...
Oct-19-19 K Alekseenko vs Carlsen, 2019
Kurakotsaba: Well done job, Alek. 👉💪💪💪💪💪💪👈
Oct-19-19 Kirill Alekseenko
Kurakotsaba: 👈💪💪💪💪💪👉
Oct-19-19 V Erdos vs H Steingrimsson, 2017
beatgiant: <TheaN> After 20...Kg7 <21. Nd4!> bringing the other knight in, looks very strong. Then if 21...Rg8, 22. c6. It looks like Black's pawns on d5 and c4 will soon fall, because Black's pieces are too tied down to defend them.
Oct-19-19 Ponomariov vs J van Foreest, 2019
Stonehenge: The engines give 43... Re2+ and 0-1 but it wasn't so easy for a human player.
Oct-19-19 Blackburne vs P Ware, 1882
SymphonicKnight: I should add that Blackburne's 13th move must have stunned Ware, who was unaware.
Oct-19-19 Alfonso Ferriz Carrasquedo
Caissanist: Update to the updated link: https://axedrezmexiquense.blogspot....
Oct-19-19 Shirov vs Yu Yangyi, 2019
Caissanist: Typo: the game was moved to another <room>.
Oct-19-19 L de La Fuente vs E Polovnikova-Atalik, 2019
master8ch: 34...Rf1+ 35.Rxf1 Rxf1+ 36.Kxh2 Qg1+ 37.Kh3 Rf2 38.Rxg6+ Kh8 looks like a win for Black . . . if White didn't have 37. Kg3, keeping the Black rook from f2.
Oct-19-19 J Mason vs Steinitz, 1882
SymphonicKnight: This is still a great game, though a draw. The planning of Steinitz to win the extra pawn, and save the B by 35...Qb7+ was brilliant. Nevertheless, Mason played well enough for the draw, but it left him still half a point behind ...
Oct-19-19 David Navara
Bobby Fiske: David debuted in Banter Blitz yesterday, streaming live for the first time in his life. This is so funny. He is talking in all languages, making jokes and even singing (terribly) a Beatles song. Such a nice and gifted person! Watch ...
Oct-19-19 V Artemiev vs E Iturrizaga, 2019
An Englishman: Good Evening: The most interesting move? The one not played. Having already sacrificed a pawn, White offers the Exchange with 15.Ne4. 15...Bxf1; 16.Nxf6+,gxf6 seems to follow but does that really constitute sufficient compensation?
Oct-19-19 Vladimir Petrov vs Udo Vitte, 1928
jessicafischerqueen: The black player is Udo Vitte . This game should be folded into the Udo Vitte player page.
Oct-19-19 Steinitz vs Gunsberg, 1890
thegoodanarchist: Anyway, this was MY PUN! That's right, peons! I MADE THIS PUN! Muahahahahaha!

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