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Aug-14-18 Topalov vs W So, 2016
Akabara: Hi <Dionysius1>! The move Ra4 (in most lines) wasn't exactly EASY to me (it is a move that promotes rook play on a rank rather than a file and thus is typically harder to see), but I did find it at some point! For me, the general ...
Aug-14-18 Wesley So
jimmy77: Yup. I think you’re right, <WinKing>. The critical period is the first few games of blitz.
Aug-14-18 Kenneth S Rogoff
optimal play: <TheFocus: <HMM> rides down the road with the windows rolled up, with the radio blaring, singing along at the top of his lungs with Helen Reddy's <I Am Woman>. Yeah, roar it out, <HematesMe>! Roar it out, sister!
Aug-14-18 Suri Vaibhav
diagonal: Winner of the <51st Biel Master Tournament Open in 2018>, as clear first in a pretty strong fiedl (Eljanov was top-seeded).
Aug-14-18 Korchnoi vs G Makropoulos, 1981
diagonal: <Black doesn't understand anything from chess> Was it after this game when Makro decided to opt for a functionary career..? 5th Banco di Roma, International Invitation Tournament 1981, Viktor Korchnoi won easily: ...
Aug-14-18 Kibitzer's Café
perfidious: That is plain as day--<kudzu>'s preference is for his own gender, a fact made obvious by his obsession over homosexuality, despite ostensibly condemning it of late. J Edgar Hoover, one of <big catamite>'s heroes, did the ...
Aug-14-18 S Petronic vs Li Haoyu, 2001
fredthebear: This is labeled as a "notable game" for Black.
Aug-14-18 Movsesian vs N Miezis, 2008
dragonfish1803: Personally it doesn't bother me if there are no more very easy to medium easy positions as they don't present any challenge to even an average club player. But in that case why not just abolish the categories and stop setting ...
Aug-14-18 Robert James Fischer
MissScarlett: Don't say you haven't be warned.
Aug-14-18 D Edelman vs Wolff, 1988
Granny O Doul: My previous comment was somewhat inaccurate. The elevator affair actually took place one year earlier, in Columbus, Ohio. My apologies. But Edelman had likewise just beaten Wolff, and again (or rather, for the first time) with ...
Aug-14-18 Biographer Bistro
zanzibar: <sachistu> sorry, but the email bounced - maybe a bad address? Could you please leave it in the comment itself in a 2nd try? OK, thanks.
Aug-14-18 NN vs D Freeman, 2016
centralfiles: <FSR> 18.Bf4 is a desperado move, the Q is already trapped.
Aug-13-18 Jeremy Lim
unferth: wasn't the Melo signing essentially just to please Chris Paul?
Aug-13-18 Vladimir Petrov
hemy: On February 21 1926 Riga chess club held 'incognito' match against Latvian University students chess union. Until the end of the game, none of the players knew their opponent's name. The chess club defeated the University team 13.5: 4.5. ...
Aug-13-18 J Mieses vs Tarrasch, 1888
RookFile: This guys were geniuses. What a game! Even the final position is a problem position, 74....Kb1 75. Qd1+ Kb2 76. Nd3+ is bad for black.
Aug-13-18 Paulsen vs Steinitz, 1873
RookFile: Marshall said you don't bluff Steinitz. He'll call your bluff and make you pay.
Aug-13-18 Berliner vs Fischer, 1963
Chessonly: Here is also some example of queens gambit trap:
Aug-13-18 Podebrady (1936)
thegoodanarchist: Thanks, <JNC>
Aug-13-18 Daniel Freeman
mahmoudkubba: I hereby send my condolences again. What a sad news. Hope his family and friends will remember him and hope he will go to heavens. Amen.
Aug-13-18 Hans Kmoch
AylerKupp: <<Sally Simpson> Yes, at this point I would say that it's humans:1, computers:0. But, frankly, Stockfish exceeded my expectations because I didn't think that it could find the drawing line at all, much less in a reasonable ...
Aug-13-18 Fred Wilson
zanzibar: This is the book that brought <F Wilson> to my attention: Another era is right - definitely b4web-days.
Aug-13-18 Nikolaus Stanec
diagonal: Stanec is now 11-times National Champion (2018):
Aug-13-18 K Gojny vs A C Calotescu, 2001
fredthebear: White could have resigned 15 moves ago, but FTB has never had a problem with players who choose a slow, humiliating death.
Aug-13-18 Petrosian vs Fischer, 1971
maxi: Fischer's infiltration technique reminds me of the wch 10th game Lasker-Capablanca.
Aug-13-18 Hikaru Nakamura
Dionysius1: Oh! You guuys!
Aug-13-18 Biel (2018)
morfishine: <Sokrates> There's nothing really to do except wait. Going forward, I would like to see some sort of <CG> board created with 8-12 members who serve for life basically. When one moves on or passes away, that position is ...
Aug-13-18 Edmund Beronio
john barleycorn: <tpstar: Wesley is battling against the world's best ...> Absolutely. Great finish. 4th place among 10 top contestants. Go <tpstar>, go home.
Aug-13-18 Amos Burn
Cibator: Found someone called Quincey Redmond at, but at a rating of 833 his games are unlikely to feature on here for a while. Irishman Rory Quinn would fit, but only if he wrote his names the other way round, Chinese style. There's ...
Aug-13-18 Kasparov vs Short, 1990
nationalchessday: Mihail Marin uses this game as the main 4. ..., Be7 line (instead of 4. ..., c6), in Volume Two of this English Opening series.
Aug-13-18 Mikhail Tal
john barleycorn: <moronovich: My think everyone is entitled to have his own opinionion. Food for sought.> Can one smoke those onions?
Aug-13-18 Odd Lie
john barleycorn: <saffuna>, there is no "funny jokes" page here on CG. Keep maintaining the "Rogoff" page "unfunny". And many will have fun.
Aug-13-18 G Oparin vs D Paravyan, 2018
HeMateMe: Nice planning. The bishops, with pressure on the long diagonal were worth more than the rook.
Aug-13-18 Allgaier vs NN, 1807
takchess: oldtime theory. ) +2.71 (21 ply) 6.Qh5+ Ke7 7.Qxg5+ Nf6 8.e5 Kf7 9.Nc3 Nc6 10.exf6 Qxf6 11.Bc4+ d5 12.Bxd5+ Ke7 13.Qxf6+ Kxf6 14.O-O Bc5+ 15.Kh1 Kg7 16.d3 Re8 17.Bxf4 Be6 18.Rae1 Bxd5 19.Nxd5 Rxe1 20.Rxe1 Bf2 21.Re2 Bxh4 22.Bxc7
Aug-13-18 K Orienter vs R Toran Albero, 1971
Delboy: Beautiful sacrificial combination beginning with 21. Rf7!. Black resigned because of 23. ... cxd4 24. Rf1+ Bf5 25. Rxf5+! gxf5 26. Bh5!, and Qf7# cannot be prevented
Aug-13-18 J de Souza Mendes vs Fischer, 1959
WorstPlayerEver: 18. Nxe4 [DIAGRAM] 18... Rxf3 19. Ng5 [DIAGRAM] 18. Nxe4 Nf6 [DIAGRAM] Black is in a bad position, which is hard to defend. Another instructive game.
Aug-13-18 Adams vs F Aschwanden, 1988
tigreton: After the exchange of bishops, Black can't defend the e6 pawn. The queen quickly takes advantage of the weakened light squares.
Aug-13-18 Chanda Sandipan
diagonal: Sandipan placed twice first ex aequo at the prestigious Gibraltar Open, namely in 2010 and again in 2013, in both years finishing as semi-finalist after the speed play-off tie-breaks. <8th Gibtelecom Chess Festival 2010> There was ...
Aug-13-18 Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985
beatgiant: <Howard> <42.Qf5 would have been a much better move> He did play 40. Qf5, reaching the identical position, in the actual game. Are you saying there's a better move than 41. Qe6+? Otherwise, what difference would it make?
Aug-13-18 Michael Wunnink
technical draw: This guy was Wunnink in all his games.
Aug-13-18 S Bouaziz vs Stein, 1967
Howard: Profile of a Prodigy stated that when Stein saw Fischer suddenly walk into the playing room, he became visibly agitated. He (along with everyone else) had thought that Fischer had withdrawn, so therefore his earlier loss to Fischer would ...
Aug-13-18 Alekhine vs V Zhukovsky, 1906
Telemus: [DIAGRAM] 27.. ♘f2!-+ a. 28.♘xf2 ♕e2+ 29.♔g1 ♕e1+! and mate next move b. 28.♗g3 ♘xh3 29.gxh3 ♕f3+ and two simple mates in four c. 28.♔g1 ♘xh3+ 29.gxh3 ♕xh3 30.♗e3 ...
Aug-13-18 Fischer vs Pachman, 1959
WorstPlayerEver: 9. Bc2 Be7 10. Be3 Bf6 11. Nbd2 O-O 12. h3 with an advantage for White [DIAGRAM]
Aug-13-18 Morphy vs Mongredien, 1859
Isilimela: Paul Morphy 1 Inaccuracies 0 Mistakes 0 Blunders 10 Average centipawn loss Perfection - more or less!
Aug-13-18 L A Sanchez vs Fischer, 1959
WorstPlayerEver: Why so difficult? Easy moves work best 41. Qf5 [DIAGRAM] 41. Qf5 Nh7 42. a4 h3 43. axb5 axb5 44. Ra1 Ouch! [DIAGRAM] 41. Qf5 Bh6 42. Nd3 Rf8 43. Nf2 Nd5 44. Qg4 Nf6 45. Qe6 Re8 46. Qf5 Ne7 47. Qh3 Ng6 48. Ng4 Nh5 49. Nxh6 Kxh6 ...
Aug-13-18 de Firmian vs Kamsky, 1990
Howard: According to Inside Chess, deFirmian had pretty much a won position coming out of the opening, but....
Aug-13-18 John Litvinchuk
Howard: Oops!!! You're right---it was Jarecki's dad who just died! My mistake ! Thanks for the tactful correction.
Aug-13-18 R Bellin vs Ulf Andersson, 1981
fiercebadger: I see the game score is corrected , i cant remember why i looked at the game, its not a classic
Aug-13-18 Fischer vs J Emma, 1959
WorstPlayerEver: 18. Rd2 e4 19. Rfd1 h6= [DIAGRAM]
Aug-13-18 Jose Raul Capablanca
Telemus: <ughaibu> Of course, I know such game collections. One has to put together the games one by one, and this was also <MissS>'s suggestion ... but I hate such stupid work, and so I refused. Instead my text is generated ...
Aug-13-18 Hans Berliner
swampdragon: I encourage everyone to read Mr. Wall's bio of Berliner at the link he provided. Although his pioneer status in computer chess is probably objectively more impressive, I mostly remember picking up Chess Reviews decades apart and ...
Aug-13-18 G da Cutri vs Ruy Lopez, 1575
sergeidave: "11... resigns" is a novelty.
Aug-13-18 Michael Adams
starry2013: He's still easily the best British player. The reason he very briefly dropped off to either Howell or Short this century was because his rating dipped and not because others improved drastically.
Aug-13-18 C Jauregui vs Fischer, 1959
WorstPlayerEver: Instructive game. Black had 17... Ba4= [DIAGRAM] After 20... Rd7, Bishop c8 is completely out of the game. [DIAGRAM]
Aug-13-18 Schlechter vs O Bernstein, 1904
Nerwal: From the practical point of view 37. ♖d6 is almost as bad as the blunder 38. ♖xe6??, since it's not easy to find a constructive move thereafter. 37. ♕xb5, 37. ♕c6 and 37. ♕c8 were all much easier to handle.
Aug-13-18 Simen Agdestein
Tabanus: , he is the new European 50+ open champion, in a not too strong field.
Aug-13-18 Evgeny E Vorobiov
Tabanus: , he won Dresdner FIDE Open 2018.
Aug-13-18 Robert Hovhannisyan
Tabanus: And winning outright the Riga Technical University Open 2018 with 7.5/9 (260 players).
Aug-13-18 Spassky vs Hort, 1977
ZonszeinP: At some point
Aug-13-18 R Kempinski vs M Kolosowski, 2012
OlimpBase: 28. Bxf7+! instead of 28. Bf3?? would do the job.
Aug-13-18 S Belavenets vs Simagin, 1937
fredthebear: After 9.Nb1?! one might anticipate 10.c3 to trap the Black knight, but Black ignores the threat and attacks with 10...Bh4+ and 11...Qf6/Qg5+ etc. putting the White king under duress.
Aug-13-18 Short vs Gulko, 1995
OrangeTulip: Nice anti-Caro-Kann by Short against bigshot Gulko
Aug-13-18 V K Neverov vs Kiril D Georgiev, 2001
fredthebear: Bazinga!! Black's last move is an alert doozy!! Playing the obvious move will get you beat in chess. Or, in this case a thoughtless capture 67...dxBc2 blows the Black win for a draw. Think BEFORE you capture about what will happen ...
Aug-13-18 Magnus Carlsen
shivasuri4: <PhilFeeley: The only place close to the Soviet view of support for chess I know of is India, where players are employed by private companies to travel and play chess: a wonderful situation I wish existed elsewhere.> It's ...
Aug-13-18 Mamedyarov vs B Galstian, 2002
Messiah: Spotting Rxe5 and the idea of Rf7 (or generally, the pressure on the f-file) were almost obvious, but while I tried to work out moving the queen to the h-file (or seeking for a better place for the Nc3), I completely overlooked Nh5!! - ...
Aug-13-18 Browne vs V Kovacevic, 1970
Bobby Spassky: What a crush!
Aug-13-18 M J Turner vs C Hanley, 2012
fredthebear: For having played in Sunningdale, England both players are looking rather pale. They could use some vitamin D in their systems.

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