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Apr-20-14 Carlsen vs Mamedyarov, 2014
DcGentle: Watching Carlsen play makes chess a seemingly simple game. Unbelievable.
Apr-20-14 Cenek Kottnauer
erniecohen: Is he the highest ranking non-GM in history?
Apr-20-14 D Fridman vs Naiditsch, 2013
erniecohen: A good GOTD misclassified as a poor POTD (at least for move 21), presumably due to the lack of a good pun.
Apr-20-14 Wesley So
lenyso: To GM Susan, Wilma So said "HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY and have a good day". :)
Apr-20-14 J Sieglen vs K Wesseln, 1989
SuperPatzer77: < Patriot: <patzer2> I was referring to 32.Qc5 Rf7, instead of 32...Qh3 which is really tricky. It's a great move, but OTB I may have gone with 32...Rf7 especially if I noticed 33.Qb5!. > <Patriot> Instead of 32. ...
Apr-20-14 Nezhmetdinov vs Ujtelky, 1964
sleepyirv: The Tortoise and the Hare A strange victory from the Player of the Day, certainly designed ahead of time to beat the aggressive Nezhmetdinov.
Apr-20-14 Ljubojevic vs Korchnoi, 1987
john barleycorn: <perfidious: This is not quite the Dilworth, which I used to play whenever possible.> I guess we shall see a <Whatever> from the guy, soon after he stopped blowing the whistle. Of course, no apology as in his words ...
Apr-20-14 C Kottnauer vs Najdorf, 1946
JohnBoy: I suppose the finish is 58...Bh5 59.Qc2+ Bg6 60.Bg8+ Kg8 61.Qg6+ Bg7 62.Kf3 (b - anything reasonable) 63.Qg7+ Qg7 64.Bg7 Kg7 65.Kf4 with an easy ride home.
Apr-20-14 J P Wallace vs R Svane, 2014
shivasuri4: <siggemannen>, 30.Bxe6+ is a pretty bad blunder. Qe3 is the best move in this position, although I would've played 30.Be5. Black returns the favour with 32...Qf7, missing the fairly obvious Nxf6, possibly owing to time pressure.
Apr-20-14 Groningen (1946)
plang: Kotov was a lot stronger player than Dus-Chotimirsky
Apr-20-14 Antoaneta Stefanova
TheFocus: <HeMateMe> Time for you to step up to the plate. I'd give you her number, but I tore it up.
Apr-20-14 Jeremy Lim
plang: They have been mediocre for two months
Apr-20-14 Eugenio Torre
spawn2: I wonder what transpired during the visit of current FIDE top honcho last week. Hope all agreements made will be for the good of Philippine Chess.
Apr-20-14 Richard Reti
Karpova: Reti won the unusual double round robin Winter tournament 1908/09 of the Vienna Chess Club. The first leg lasted until the end of January 1909, the second leg on February 20th, 1909. Apparently, the results of the two legs alone, together
Apr-20-14 Macieja vs H Kallio, 1999
john barleycorn: As usual <chrisowen> gives a detailed analysis. Take your time to look into it, it is really worth it. no kidding.
Apr-20-14 Adolf Schwarz
Karpova: Final result of the 12-rounds Amateur tournament at the Vienna Chess Club which ended on March 14th, 1909: 1. Adolf Schwarz 9.5 2-3. J. Bendiner 9.0 2-3. Eduard Hamlisch 4. Hans Fried 8.5 5. Alois Seidl 7.5 6. Gustav Zeißl 7.0
Apr-20-14 Kenneth Rogoff
pawn to QB4: Hi kellmano - I suppose so. There was also poor old Wallace, nearly hanged for a murder he didn't commit, because of his cunning chess player's mind. Even though others thought him a patzer.
Apr-20-14 S Globus vs Gross, 1884
hemy: Does anyone know where this game was published? Any information about tournament Riga, 1884?
Apr-20-14 Adams vs Wan Yunguo, 2013
Cedroke: how come this hasnt been the game of the day yet?
Apr-20-14 Gashimov Memorial (2014)
Apr-20-14 Erik Martinez Ramirez
BIDMONFA: Erik Martinez Ramirez MARTINEZ, Erik _
Apr-20-14 Bad Lauterberg (1977)
siggemannen: Frustrating tourney for Ulf Andersson, not a single win
Apr-20-14 Vugar Gashimov
Caissanist: QOTD: <It seems to me that a person can change a few details of his fate, but can't change anything in the bigger picture. Wins and losses are also written in our destiny. You can sometimes prolong this pleasure more, sometimes ...
Apr-20-14 Yifan Hou vs O Girya, 2014
Caissanist: <In any case, Girya will now face the two tail-enders, Tuvshintugs and Kosintseva. If she can defeat them both, she should get her norm.> They are certainly the tailenders in this particular tournament, but interestingly enough ...
Apr-20-14 S Williams vs The World, 2013
1971: Bravo, dominant, commanding play. Looks like God playing. You patzers are pretty good. I want to play next time.
Apr-20-14 Paulo Bersamina
pinoymaster77: Finished with 5.5 pts in Bangkok Open, no word if made it as Top Junior. Arriving tonight, then early tom am biyahe to San Antonio,Quezon for the Natl Age Group Finals, got the go ahead to compete in the U20 where nasa field sila IM
Apr-20-14 Oliver Barbosa
pinoymaster77: Sana ma-file agad performance report for the last stellar finishes in Bangkok and Kolkata Opens. Nakalista sa NCFP Calendar yung 2 KCF events in May and the NCC Finals / BOGM in June, but heard these events are still not firm and ...
Apr-20-14 Zsuzsa Polgar
Granny O Doul: I played that supposed Fischer guest once on ICC. Ironically, he thought I was Nigel Short.
Apr-20-14 John Paul Gomez
pinoymaster77: GMs JP and Barbie in great shape, JP since 2013 NCC Finals pa
Apr-20-14 Biographer Bistro
Phony Benoni: <zanzibar> By <glyph-formatting>, do you mean <CG>'s turning "B" into a picture of a bishop, as in <"Best by test">? The PGN pages themselves seem
Apr-20-14 V Vepkhvishvili vs Shkola, 1979
Dr Esenville: Interesting...
Apr-20-14 Amy B Hoare
waustad: Is she any relation to the famous author of quicksort?
Apr-20-14 Veronika Exler
waustad: Looking at the FIDE handbook, I understand why they are calling it IM (actually WIM) this year: For a WIM norm, at least 1/3 with a minimum 3 of the opponents (MO) must be WIMs, WGMs, IMs or GMs. In this field, there are 4 WIMs and nobody
Apr-20-14 Korchnoi vs Ljubojevic, 1987
Methodist: The black BSB was so unhappy with living on a5 square that he committed the suicide (37... Be5).
Apr-20-14 A Sokolov vs Yusupov, 1987
Methodist: Very interesting and sharp endgame.
Apr-20-14 Anderssen vs Dufresne, 1852
LIFE Master AJ:
Apr-20-14 FIDE Women's Grand Prix Khanty-Mansiysk (2014)
Eduardo Leon: <Shams: <Conrad> I haven't been able to check the chess news today. How many hundreds of players crossed the 2600 threshold? I'm excited to hear about the Class of April 19, 2014!> Heh, there is no need to be so harsh on ...
Apr-20-14 Aronin vs Smyslov, 1950
WCC Editing Project: This game was played at the USSR Championship (1950) <18th USSR Championship> In Moscow (11 Nov - 11 Dec) <Smyslov> shared 5th with Konstantinopolsky, behind Keres, Lipnitsky, Tolush, and Aronin, scoring +6 -3 =8. ...
Apr-20-14 L Shamkovich vs Benko, 1980
FSR: Palling Around With Terrorists. (Shamkovich wrote the (unfortunately titled IMO) book <The Chess Terrorist's Handbook>. ) Republican Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin asserted during the 2008
Apr-20-14 Alekhine vs Kieninger, 1941
Ron: I came across this game from the Random Game feature. After noticing that this game was played in Cracow/Warsaw 1941, I wondered if this was one of those Nazi sponsored tournaments. Looks like so: As to
Apr-20-14 E Paoli vs Smyslov, 1950
WCC Editing Project: This game was played at the <Venice International Tournament 1950> (28 Sept - 14 Oct) <Smyslov> finished second behind Kotov, ahead of Rossolimo, Pachman, and Letelier, scoring +9 -0 =6. ######################## ...
Apr-20-14 Simagin vs Chistiakov, 1946
Rookiepawn: I'm lost... I simply cannot grasp 25... dxc4. Wouldn't Qg6 make much more sense? It threatens fxg4+, puts pressure on g4, allows Black Q access to the h file...
Apr-20-14 Tal vs Benko, 1959
FSR: <Domdaniel> I would call this a Schmid Benoni by transposition. If one looks at the position after White's 8th move, it could plausibly have arisen after 1.d4 c5 2.d5 Nf6 3.Nc3 d6 4.e4 g6 5.Bb5+ Nbd7 6.a4 Bg7 7.Nf3 0-0 8.0-0. ...
Apr-20-14 Fine vs Gruenfeld, 1936
Richard Taylor: Lasker did utilise psychology though and he wrote on philosphy (he was also a friend of Einstein, who was really a philosopher-physicist). His idea was to enter into positions that, while perhaps not "perfect", were irritatingly ...
Apr-19-14 Smyslov vs Bronstein, 1950
WCC Editing Project: This game was played at the Budapest Candidates (1950) (9 April - 16 May). <Smyslov> finished third, behind Bronstein and Boleslavsky, ahead of Keres, Najdorf, Kotov, and Stahlberg, scoring +5 -3 =10. ################ ...
Apr-19-14 Aronian vs I Sokolov, 2001
PinnedPiece: I had this position as a puzzle on ChessTempo (problem 75555): White to move and win... [DIAGRAM] Can you work it out? --- - --- - --- -- ---- Apparently Aronian had a win if 27.Nxf5 rather than 27.Ra8+ since after the forced ...
Apr-19-14 Viswanathan Anand
Ron: Any suggestions on who Anand should take as a second, or at least chess advisor, in this match? I have two ideas. Fabiano Cauruana. Cauruana is an outstanding player, in Carlsen's generation too, and he might offer some fresh ideas. Also ...
Apr-19-14 Rafael Vaganian
wordfunph: <Ginos Vougas> check this one.. Rafael Vaganian: Over 100 victories spanning his career (ELO 2600 series)
Apr-19-14 Louis F Stumpers
PinnedPiece: <sneaky> Hilarious. I'm sure I would look even more silly than those guys, trying to say "eichhörnchen", which your link says is German for squirrel. .
Apr-19-14 Robert James Fischer
HeMateMe: The guy who played Batman Year one could absolutely play Bob. Same build, face, could do the new Yawk accent.
Apr-19-14 Norman Weinstein
Conrad93: Well, in the eyes of an idiot they would seem like stupid conclusions. It helps to have an open mind.
Apr-19-14 Petrosian vs N Sorokin, 1945
TerryMills: I did not do so well playing as Petrosian; I will repeat the game
Apr-19-14 Smyslov vs Spassky, 1956
goldenbear: For some reason, the "stupid-looking" 33.Bxe3 looks better to me than the "logical" 33.fxe3.
Apr-19-14 J D Tisdall vs G Lee, 1981
BxChess: <Gregor Samsa Mendel>, <Phony Benoni> I'm also puzzled by the defence 15...Nc6. If 16. exd7+ Bxd7 17. Rhe1+ Be6 and if 18. Rxe6 Qxe6 then Black stands better as far as pieces go at least. If White doesn't exchange the ...
Apr-19-14 R Byrne vs Fischer, 1963
Ed Frank: I want to play one game, just one game that makes me happy and aghast as this one.
Apr-19-14 Capablanca vs B Kostic, 1919
john barleycorn: <RookFile> Please, look at the Dilworth variant in the open ruy lopez or the sevilla variant of the gruenfeld for more examples.
Apr-19-14 Lasker vs Steinitz, 1894
offramp: <Zan>, that's really nice! Thank you very much! Best wishes, <Off>.
Apr-19-14 M Gurevich vs Anand, 1991
verizondsl: Anand's 45th move is not an obvious blunder that leads to zwugzwang after white plans to plan a knight on e5 which forcing black to swap it with his bishop and drifts to a hopeless pawn ending.
Apr-19-14 Fischer vs Spassky, 1972
Ed Frank: Love this game so much. Fischer makes it look so easy.
Apr-19-14 Ignatz Von Kolisch
zanzibar: <thomastonk> As Winter would write "We have read your comment with interest..." I'm a little confused about your cautions. Not the last one so much, as I haven't researched it, but your first advisement. I've read it before, but ...
Apr-19-14 Svidler vs A Aleksandrov, 1999
plang: Game 2 of their second round match in the World Championship tournament; Svidler won the match 1.5-0.5 before being eliminated by Kiril Georgiev in the next round. 11 Ne2 was a new move; 11 Rd1, 11 Bf4, 11 g4 and 11 b3 were among the moves ...
Apr-19-14 V Rocha vs A Mir Mahmoud, 2008
mmxr71: Mahmoud missed a forced mate from: 39 ... Rh5+ 40 Kg1 Rxf1+ 41 Kxf1 Rh1+ 42 Rg1 Qf3+ 43 Ke1 Rxg1+ 44 Qf1 Qxf1#
Apr-19-14 B Bok vs S Shankland, 2014
sbevan: Nice game by B
Apr-19-14 Ivanchuk vs Shirov, 1996
Jim Bartle: Is that really true? In any case, I'm sure nobody had played it before Ivanchuk.
Apr-19-14 Y Boidman vs F Drill, 1995
RedShield: <Bit the dust>
Apr-19-14 Kramnik vs A Giri, 2011
KWRegan: The last move is a curious case. ChessBomb's live transmission gave 44.Ke4 1-0. Whatever source I used at the time---TWIC or ChessBase most likely---regarded this as a case of the common DGT-board artifact of recording the arbiter's ...
Apr-19-14 Russian Team Championships (2014)
KKDEREK: I didn't found <Malachite> profile here..
Apr-19-14 A Muzychuk vs Kosteniuk, 2014
Nerwal: Maybe this was not the right kind of opening to choose. Those dxc4 catalan/slavs require great energy and creativity from white, and Anna seems a bit struggling in this tournament. 27.
Apr-19-14 Magnus Carlsen
cro777: Carlsen at Gashimov Memorial 2014 Tomorrow, in Round 1, Carlsen meets Mamedyarov. According to Norwegian commentators, Mamedyarov is "no walkover for Carlsen and has a style of play that can create trouble for Magnus". Carlsen starts the
Apr-19-14 Polugaevsky vs Simagin, 1956
Poisonpawns: Great fight. 40.g6! thematic finish;sac pawn to advance the other. The Re1 keeps the King cut off.After trade of Rooks,the combined action of Bishop and pawn keep the black King cut off and then the bishop is left defenseless on f8.
Apr-19-14 Fagernes GM Open (2014)
Fish55: Terrific tournament so far for Shankland, but his last round pairing, against Hammer, is not an easy one.
Apr-19-14 I Nepomniachtchi vs Svidler, 2014
mrbasso: Computer preparation from start to finish. In a previous Amateur game 11.c5 was played but both players Computers have discovered 11.c5 Bxf1 12.cxb6 f5! with equality. So it's llogical to analyse the alternative 11.Bf4 and the rest of the
Apr-19-14 Hans-Joachim Federer
KKDEREK: Hehe Fed 2x1 agaisnt Djoko this year..Swiss final tomorrow..
Apr-19-14 Anatoly Karpov
offramp: <chancho: ...So... who is the greatest chess player of all time, without a doubt?!> James Mason !!
Apr-19-14 F Deacon vs F Discart, 1859
Gottschalk: I think after 8.f4!, Bb6 check (preparing to reply Na5) 9 kh1 should be four logical paths 9 ... Nf6 9 ... exf4 9 ... h6 9 ... d6. This should be qualified to try something similar to Lasker defense
Apr-19-14 Ten Kate
enpassant jadoube: She'd mind.
Apr-19-14 W Schwartz vs Kieseritzky, 1842
keypusher: I came upon this game via Kieseritzsky's <Fifty Games Played in the Chess Circle at the Cafe de la Regence (> A lot of the games don't seem to be in the cg database. That may not be an ...
Apr-19-14 Karpov vs Spassky, 1979
perfidious: One would imagine that Black was played by Spaski--that guy who played a match with someone called Korcnoj barely a year before this event.
Apr-19-14 B Kostic vs Capablanca, 1919
RookFile: The defender rushes his king towards the passed f pawn. Natural, but it's exactly what he shouldn't do. If he has a hope, it's to keep his king in a spot where it's hard to check the king and force the queen trade. White has to try for ...
Apr-19-14 Ljubojevic vs S Makarichev, 1975
john barleycorn: When this game was played 11.Nbd2! Kh8 12.h3! was known from Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1974 In fact, the following position with black to move is pretty standard since 1889: [DIAGRAM] / One continuation was: black used to move ...
Apr-19-14 Epishin vs Gulko, 1996
KingG: White missed 35.Re4! g5 36.h4
Apr-19-14 Kibitzer's Café
ketchuplover: turned 8 on April 15
Apr-19-14 Aleksandra Dimitrijevic
ketchuplover: Kudos on joining the ACP board :)
Apr-19-14 S Noorda vs H Meddeler, 1975
Sho: Full frontal Noodaty
Apr-19-14 Yifan Hou
dehanne: I normally never touch the Daily Mail, but for Yifan Hou I gladly make an exception.
Apr-19-14 Frank Drill
john barleycorn: <Premium Chessgames Member perfidious: What is his field? Oil? Gas?> army sergeant.
Apr-19-14 Tania Sachdev
PhilFeeley: Found it. Why it's not here, I'll never know. Good game though: [Event "Zaozhuang CHN, Asian Nations Cup (w)"] [Site "Zaozhuang CHN"] [Date "2012.05.24"] [Round "7.2"] [White "Sachdev, T."] [Black "Liu Yang"] [Result ...
Apr-19-14 S Shankland vs A Boruchovsky, 2014
JohnBoy: I would love to see computer analysis of this. It looks like a beautiful effort by Shankland, but I want to know exactly what black's comp would be should white grab thee pawn at various points. There are clearly open lines (e & f files) ...
Apr-19-14 Vaganian vs Kupreichik, 1974
whiteshark: Very sundayish positions from move two onwards until the end.
Apr-19-14 Akiba Rubinstein
thomastonk: <Karpova> Thank you for the update! I wasn't completely sure (-> Editorial in "Karl", 3/2013), and so I left it to the expert.
Apr-19-14 Mark Paragua
joeyj: 4.0/5 so far for Mark P.
Apr-19-14 M Borja vs F Palmiotto, 1958
psmith: Or there is this game (a transposition): W Schmidt vs Y Boidman, 2000
Apr-19-14 Edward Winter
TheFocus: We would have to ask <Conrad93> why it is news. <Conrad>?
Apr-19-14 Anna Sharevich
waustad: She just changed federations from Belarus to the US:
Apr-19-14 Yifan Hou vs A Ushenina, 2014
xanadu: <Nerwal>: yes, of course, Ushenina can´t avoid to get into time problems.
Apr-19-14 Karpov vs Timman, 1968
siggemannen: <diap> 28... Qxc3 29. Bb2 looks good for white
Apr-19-14 Parma vs Fischer, 1961
Chessical: <Howard> Mueller gives: 33. Qf8 Kb7 34. Nxe3 dxe3 35. Qxf6 ; game 321, "Bobby Fisher, the career and complete games of the American World Chess Champion" by Karsten ...
Apr-19-14 Liu Qingnan
wordfunph: GM norm in Bangkok Open..
Apr-19-14 A Dueckstein vs Euwe, 1958
Chessical: This was one of the key games in the development of this line. Fischer's ideas in this very sharp system were successful put to the test in: I Bilek vs Fischer, 1962 Quoting Eyal from that page: Fischer employed the "Poisoned Pawn" ...
Apr-19-14 Kasparov vs Anand, 1995
john barleycorn: Kasparov, after the game, told the press that he could hear GM Ashley's commentary in his break room and that 22....Re2 does not give an advantage in the endgame as Ashley said. Anand saw it the same way. A highclass draw. ...
Apr-19-14 Anand vs Ivanchuk, 1994
tranquilsimplicity: I saw the missed mate in one immediately. Wow..even Masters are human.#
Apr-19-14 Portisch vs Benko, 1964
zydeco: 18....Rfe8? blunders a pawn. Maybe 18....Nd6 followed by ....Nd5.
Apr-19-14 Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian
offramp: < Raymond Ouyang: Petrosian is my favorite chess-player. His idea of not losing to stronger opponents appeals to me.¬> If they couldn't beat him they weren't stronger.
Apr-19-14 Lasker-Steinitz World Championship (1894)
Lossmaster: The game position on the Philadelphia picture looks like the very end of game #10 ( Steinitz vs Lasker, 1894 ). Steinitz is just about to stand up: "All right, you got me." About the contemporary source of the Montreal picture, Le ...
Apr-19-14 Capablanca vs Reshevsky, 1936
maxi: It seems to me that the White d Pawn will advance very fast making the draw unlikely. It is interesting to take a look at Saidy vs Fischer, 1964
Apr-19-14 Perry Youngworth
Bartacus: Perry was indeed very strong; it's a shame his win against Browne isn't in here. I played against him in two FIDE Futurities, and he won both games effortlessly.
Apr-19-14 F Urkedal vs E Hagesaether, 2014
ajile: So now you are following me around the website? Pathetic.
Apr-19-14 A Dueckstein vs Petrosian, 1968
Benzol: 41...Bb5 and the two bishops dominate the board.

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