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Oct-22-14 E Saunders vs C Wheeler, 1903
ljfyffe: Stebbins-Narraway is from the 1891 St. John Globe Correspondence Tournament no.2, not 1893.(source: St.John Globe).
C39
Oct-22-14 Fabiano Caruana
bugabay: <Let me disagree about former user <frogbert> He was a fanboy through and through. > He was a troll....that cherry picked statactics that suited his purpose best....when confronted, he always scratched his head and said duh...
 
Oct-22-14 The World vs Naiditsch, 2014
...
C65
Oct-22-14 C S Howell vs Carlos Torre, 1925
Ke2: There is really little to fear from the Moeller, if you're well prepared. Still, 8... Nxc3? and 11... Ncd6? are both deadly traps. 11... f5 isn't considered best. Just 11... O-O followed by Nd6 is solid enough. 20... c6! is stronger and Black
C54
Oct-22-14 Walter Penn Shipley
ljfyffe: St. John Globe Correspondence Tournament no. 2: Announcing long mates was something of a badge of honour in the early years of CC and the Shipley-Vaux tandum took home the prize for the longest-announced mate: 22 moves. (agsinst John ...
 
Oct-22-14 Kenneth Rogoff
Donkey Cult: <boz: Donkey Cult I see that Saud-Wahabism-Heresy-9-11 are lined up circumstantially but it's not enough to convict.> ? < http://pol-check.blogspot.com/2010/... >
 
Oct-22-14 FIDE Grand Prix Tashkent (2014)
jphamlore: Andreikin these days has tried about anything classical as Black against 1. e4. But even with Caruana not in the best of form, Andreikin might think twice about challenging him in a Berlin.
 
Oct-22-14 John Henderson
ljfyffe: <karpova> Shaw participated on nearly every important OTB chess tournament in Canada in the 1870s and 1880s, and won at least one prize at each event. In 1881, he received a magnificent silver cup from M.T. Ledroit of Quebec City ...
 
Oct-22-14 Radjabov vs Karjakin, 2014
1d410: <Join the Army> Why?
C26
Oct-22-14 Beliavsky vs Vasiukov, 1979
Fusilli: <gofer> Oops. I get negative credit for lazy! Thanks for the correction. I see <agb2002> posted the winning line in case of Rxd4 instead of taking the bishop. Definitely not a "medium-easy" problem. (I blame that tricky label ...
D16
Oct-22-14 R S Raven vs N Whitaker, 1959
Ke2: Theoretical Novelty - Move 17 Resigns - Move 18
C54
Oct-22-14 Karjakin vs L Dominguez, 2014
perfidious: Turrble, innit? Coulda bin me with them there pampered goldfishies---sted, I'm somewhere below the level of the barrycudies.
A07
Oct-22-14 Magnus Carlsen
MarkFinan: <Sally Simpson: Don't know if this has been announced anywhere else on here. On Monday 27th October at noon. Dominic Lawson will be playing Chess and at the same time interviewing Magnus on BBC Channel 4.> I saw the Lawson ...
 
Oct-22-14 Kibitzer's Café
MarkFinan: Trav.. Mal Evans was also shot and killed in New York. The big bloke with the NHS glasses, right? Pretty sure it was him
 
Oct-22-14 Petrosian vs Y Rudakov, 1945
happyspartan22: The 10...Qb4 manoeuvre seems to lose time and it actually helps White when the a file is opened as the White Rooks have targets to aim at whereas black can't really target the doubled pawns on b2 and b3.Instead 10...Bf5 or 10...Bg4
D10
Oct-22-14 Tarrasch vs Von Scheve, 1890
Ke2: The original "French Tarrasch"
C03
Oct-22-14 Virgil Aluyen
gokusano: Happy birthday to the great "wayne" bubz55!
 
Oct-22-14 Jakovenko vs Radjabov, 2014
Penguincw: Nice to see Radjabov playing a little longer. Last tournament, he had only 2 games lasting longer than 40 moves (max. 42). This tournament, he is 2/2. Plus, the shortest game was "only" 45 moves. Of course, it is coming at a slight ...
A35
Oct-22-14 Caruana vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2014
dehanne: My reaction to the game: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiZN...
B90
Oct-22-14 M Vachier-Lagrave vs Kasimdzhanov, 2014
Penguincw: Would black fare better if say, 10...a6 or 12...bxa5 was played?
C65
Oct-22-14 Nunn vs I A Nataf, 1999
john barleycorn: The first game I saw in which sacrificing both rooks did not work...
B32
Oct-22-14 L Dominguez vs Caruana, 2014
notyetagm: Game Collection: CARUANA'S BEST GAMES ---- L Dominguez vs Caruana, 2014 Caruana wins a crushing game based on the theme CENTRALIZATION
A36
Oct-22-14 Lasker vs D R McLeod, 1893
ljfyffe: Championship. Donald ranked 3rd in '82 and '86.
C30
Oct-22-14 Radjabov vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2014
whiteshark: Allez Vachier!
A00
Oct-22-14 Carlsen-Anand World Championship (2014)
whiteshark: Tks 4 ze hint, <keypusher>. I c nao.
 
Oct-22-14 Nunn vs N Miezis, 1999
notyetagm: Nunn vs N Miezis, 1999 https://twitter.com/gmmds/status/52...
B40
Oct-22-14 Svidler vs Carlsen, 2010
fisayo123: <tranquilsimplicity> I disagree. I think Carlsen is a very positional player, perhaps less so than Karpov was, particularly in his younger years. Most of Carlsen's wins I've analyzed are frought with positional play and he ...
B74
Oct-22-14 R Burnett vs A Barnett, 2014
Mudphudder: Burn the Barn down!
A20
Oct-22-14 A Karpov vs Dimnov, 1960
ljfyffe: That, of course, should read <should not be deleted out-of-hand.>
C37
Oct-22-14 Jobava vs Caruana, 2014
Gypsy: Entertaining Q vs R+B fight.
C44
Oct-22-14 Odd Lie
diceman: <TheFocus: <Diceman> Of course. You don't think chess was paying the bills?> I didn't know they had bills in Amsterdam.
 
Oct-22-14 R Shetty vs E Vladimirov, 2003
FSR: In the final position, 33.Qf6 is met by 33...Bb2+!! 34.Bxb2 (34.Kxb2 a1(Q)+) Qe1+ 35.Bc1 Qxc1#.
B63
Oct-22-14 Biographer Bistro
zanzibar: Swiss xtab (w round pairings) for Danish Ch at Ringsted 1995: <Ringsted Ringsted, 1995 Average Rating: 2439 Rtng Ti Age Nat Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Perf Chg ------------ 1: Kristiansen, Jens 2415 gm 43 DEN 6.5 / 9 5w= 3w+ 6b= ...
 
Oct-22-14 Yifan Hou
waustad: <penguincw>Thanks for he heads up. Hopefully they'll be showing links to tournaments with the top 100 and the top 50 women now too.
 
Oct-22-14 N Abdusattorov vs A Zhigalko, 2014
fisayo123: <Jim Bartle> Yes, that too, lol.
A07
Oct-22-14 Bronstein vs Botvinnik, 1944
Ulhumbrus: In the position after 22...Rad8 consider the following question: why is a rook and pawn stronger than a bishop and knight, when it is? One answer is: when that pawn is a dangerous distant passed pawn which compels the opponent to give ...
C92
Oct-22-14 Rudolf Johannes Loman
Karpova: Regarding Malta-Hemskeerk (The Hague, 1890), it was now confirmed that they played the game in Rotterdam, and Malta won. So both players ended the tournament with 5.0 points (Deutsches Wochenschach, 30 November 1890, issue 48, p. 405). I ...
 
Oct-22-14 Andrey Esipenko
fisayo123: No Kibitz yet :)
 
Oct-22-14 Kasparov vs Deep Blue, 1997
Chuckles: Following up on the <Nate Silver> quote above, Nate's site FiveThirtyEight has produced a 15-minute film about the match: http://fivethirtyeight.com/features...
A06
Oct-22-14 Agnieszka Brustman
psmith: She appears in Krysztof Kieslowski's TV series, The Decalogue, in which she plays a chess master giving a simul in the first episode. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2974796/
 
Oct-22-14 Wesley So
Appaz: <<torrefan> Now, you have a chess champion from Scandinavia. A thousand years ago, they didn't play chess there, only <holmgang>.> Strictly speaking, you are right. We were more into Tafl up here, which had been played for
 
Oct-22-14 Browne vs DeFirmian, 1994
whiteshark: Two West Coast titans, 6 time U.S. champion <Walter Browne>, and Grandmaster <Nick deFirmian>. A double - edged struggle results in a rollercoaster like endgame. Annotated by FM by Craig Mar: ...
A70
Oct-22-14 Viktor Matviishen
fisayo123: No kibitz yet?
 
Oct-22-14 Viswanathan Anand
chaturangavallabha: Again consistency is of essence here. Strength on strength Anand is up there with the best of all time. He is becoming an Ivanchuk of late with occassional glimpses of brilliance whereas he requires Gelfand and Carlsenesque ...
 
Oct-22-14 A Giri vs Mamedyarov, 2014
fgh: This game is a great example of how <not> to play the Semi-Slav (<both> as white and black!).
D45
Oct-22-14 Vladimir Smirnov
Jonathan Sarfati: Dr Smirnov is Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of Sydney, Australia. His son Anton is now an IM.
 
Oct-22-14 Josep Codina Feixes
BIDMONFA: Josep Codina Feixes CODINA, Josep http://www.bidmonfa.com/codina_feix... _
 
Oct-22-14 M Pein vs Bronstein, 1997
tranquilsimplicity: <To the Death> Thank you for the explanation. One wonders and revels in Bronstein's imaginative power!#
E81
Oct-22-14 Judit Polgar vs Anand, 2009
drpoundsign: Wow! Billie Beats Bobby. Would the continuation be the King protects the B pawn while she queens the Other one?? This is a Classic endgame.
C78
Oct-22-14 R Maidana vs F Roselli, 2001
sneaky pete: Don't people think before they post here? After 29... a3 30.c5 Bxc5 (or bxc5) 31.c4+ .. White has an easy win.
C50
Oct-22-14 M Lange vs J De Soyres, 1903
ljfyffe: <But helpless pieces of the game he plays Upon the chequer-board of nights and days; Hither and thither moves, and checks and slays And one by one back in the closet lays.> Omar Khayyam translated by Edward FitzGerald. ...
C55
Oct-22-14 D Andreikin vs Nakamura, 2014
SirRuthless: Intelligent decision from both players. The others are toiling away in round two in an eleven round event and Nakamura and Andreikin are taking in some fine cuisine of Tashkent and sharing a toast.
C78
Oct-22-14 C M Fisher vs R Smith, 1873
optimal play: This is the second game in the match between Charles Marshall Fisher and Robert Smith played 1873 in Sydney. 6...Bg7 was a novelty by Smith. <KWRegan> tried this against Lombardy in the 1974 US Open Lombardy vs K Regan, 1974 ...
B00
Oct-22-14 Vallejo-Pons vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2009
Ke2: <lday> <ordinary pawn up> it's not clear after trading queens then Ne5.
B23
Oct-22-14 Shirov vs M Magomedov, 1989
SpiritedReposte: This is a very characteristic Shirov game, relentlessly attacking the king. He handles the initiative masterfully and what a finishing move. It's like his king was immune from harm the whole game!
D31
Oct-22-14 R Rapport vs A Donchenko, 2014
Ke2: rapport is crazy. but too crazy? i really want him to reach the top so we can see things that aren't the ...
B20
Oct-22-14 Steinitz vs K Marx, 1896
sneaky pete: <Ke2> One source is Ludwig Bachmann, Schachmeister Steinitz, volume 4 (first published in 1921), page 159.The game is from a Steinitz simul in Leiden, May 11, 1896. Black is a certain Marx, no first name or initial given. Of ...
C54
Oct-22-14 Philip Woliston
perfidious: Remember coming across this player's game with Reshevsky in the latter's game collection in my youth and being mystified on never seeing his name appear anywhere else, as was the case with a number of other participants in early US ...
 
Oct-22-14 Y Yu vs A Zatonskih, 2013
Moszkowski012273: 13...cxb3 is what should have been played <cgcgcg>. Leaves black doing just fine.
C02
Oct-22-14 J Lewi vs J Adamski, 1969
sls: <Abdel Irada: <James D Flynn: Chessgames, I don't speak Czech but I know enough Serbo-Croat to say that "i crni dobiva!" means "and Black is better">> No, it means "and Black wins!".
A04
Oct-22-14 Isaak Mazel
Ke2: I think Edelman - Mazel is pretty notable.
 
Oct-22-14 Edelman vs I Mazel, 1928
Ke2: This is amazing
C57
Oct-22-14 J Caramia vs J Blit, 2008
kbob: 9. ...Ng4 appears to be a novelty. Could we get an expert opinion on how white should continue?
A04
Oct-22-14 Ulf Andersson vs Petrosian, 1973
Kramsalov: Especially strange draw that King indian defence has better reputation for white..
E92
Oct-22-14 Botvinnik vs V Sherbakov, 1955
capafischer1: If on 21....Ne8 first you close the King in by playing F6 then no matter what black does you simply play Rf4 followed by Rh4 and mate next move.
A16
Oct-22-14 Ulf Andersson vs Petrosian, 1971
Kramsalov: Two the most peacefull players in chess. 25.Qc4 is equal to proposal of a draw.. Why not Qd4?
C07
Oct-22-14 A Giri vs Gelfand, 2014
gokusano: Dull draw
D70
Oct-22-14 H Y Ibrahim vs K Anderson, 1984
Ke2: LOL <Abdel>
A40
Oct-22-14 Mohishunder vs Cochrane, 1854
Ke2: Qg6? Because he's so cool...
C54
Oct-22-14 Keres vs Tal, 1959
Yopo: 26 Qf4 Qc5 27 Qb8+ Re8 28 Qxb7 Qd5 29 Qxa6 d3 30 f3 d2 31 Bxd2 Dxd2 32 Ng4 is very intersting.
B42
Oct-22-14 Topalov vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2014
Kinghunt: The threat is 42. Bd8! and black has to play d5, dropping the bishop, to prevent the white rook from getting to f8 and mating. This is only one way to carry the attack forward - other lines against some of the possible black defenses ...
B90
Oct-22-14 Tal vs Gulko, 1969
TheBish: I was surprised this wasn't listed under Tal's "Notable Games" on his main page. Of course, Tal probably has 20 or more other games of this quality that aren't on the list either!
B82
Oct-22-14 Short vs Karpov, 1992
Ke2: 1... c6 is kind of a joking move, asking Short, what do you want, Slav or Caro?
B12
Oct-22-14 English (A36)
PhilFeeley: So here's a question for all: If white wants to avoid the Sicilian after playing 1. e4 c5, can s/he not play 2. c4 and transpose to an English (A36). According to the database here, white doesn't really win very much (White wins: ...
A36
Oct-22-14 Nakamura vs Jobava, 2014
Jason Frost: <jphamlore> So it was unfair for Steinitz to play more solid, positional chess in the age of Morphy, Anderssen, and the like? Also what problem? Jobava is a 2700+ gm, and he got there precisely by playing and leading his games ...
E00
Oct-22-14 Philidor vs NN, 1749
Ke2: Philidor is famous for showing principles and he has some brilliancies but the level of play here was miserable. For instance, 36... Rb6 should hold instead of 36... Nd2. The well-planned breakthrough 28. f5 actually gets completely crushed ...
C23
Oct-22-14 Rauzer vs Veresov, 1934
Bartacus: 12 c4 forced Black into an unexpected but sound sacrifice. Simply 12 0-0 is best, maintaining the threat of c4 and getting the king into relative safety.
B17
Oct-21-14 Jeremy Lim
HeMateMe: Ah, the 80s Eagles---high school emotion and a trip to the Super Bowl! They had that coach who used to cry after games, and in the press conferences. I can't remember his name. The Giants really sucked back then. So did the Packers. My ...
 
Oct-21-14 Steinitz vs Chigorin, 1892
Ke2: <LTJ> Not 29. g4#? Tasteless.
C65
Oct-21-14 C Morrison vs M Basman, 1981
Cheapo by the Dozen: What if anything is wrong with 12 Be3? The b-pawn looks quite poisoned, and I don't see a Black queen move that creates a double threat.
B00
Oct-21-14 World Junior Championship (2014)
zakkzheng: I don't blame him for that. :)
 
Oct-21-14 Chigorin vs Steinitz, 1892
Ke2: Ahaha I love this pun
C34
Oct-21-14 Dzindzichashvili vs Karpov, 1988
Ke2: I suspect the score may not be correct. In MGP 1, Kasparov says "Black went on to convert the pawn". Also Black seems appreciably better in the final position.
C54
Oct-21-14 Krogius vs Stein, 1960
hoodrobin: Stein was a strong tactician, but Krogius was not at the top IMO.
E92
Oct-21-14 Ivanchuk vs Mamedyarov, 2013
1d410: WOW!!!
E10
Oct-21-14 Semyon Abramovich Furman
Lemon69: GM Furman's short autobiography posted on this link seems better and more accurate than what was posted here: https://chess24.com/en/read/news/ka...
 
Oct-21-14 Alekhine vs A Scialom, 1923
Ke2: <Auto> indeed. this is part of a pair Alekhine vs D Freedmann, 1923 where the other didn't grab a pawn (same simul)
C54
Oct-21-14 Stefansson vs Baburin, 1991
Cheapo by the Dozen: By the way, although I solved this pretty quickly, I found it tricky too. What got it for me was focusing on "If only the e4 knight were protected, this would be a very easy position", which eventually morphed into "Let's see
D22
Oct-21-14 Y Shulman vs Khalifman, 2005
FSR: In the same match, Shulman beat Khalifman with this line in Y Shulman vs Khalifman, 2005 . I don't know which game came first.
A59
Oct-21-14 Julio Catalino Sadorra
pinoymaster77: Nice article in chessity by GM Ino : http://www.chessity.com/blog/459/Wh...
 
Oct-21-14 L Cernousek vs Plachetka, 2004
FSR: It's very hard for White to try to exploit his extra pawn in this ending. See also Estrin vs Vasiukov, 1964 (eventually drawn by repetition).
B60
Oct-21-14 Mamedyarov vs D Andreikin, 2014
HeMateMe: white let black double his Rooks and get control of the position. Don't go pawn hunting when Rooks are on the loose.
D45
Oct-21-14 Millionaire Chess (2014)
perfidious: <Benzol: I think <AJ> found the fact of other US LifeMasters on the site difficult to deal with. I don't think he liked the presence of <FSR> and <perfidious> somehow.> Lovely stuff. Easy to forget that there ...
 
Oct-21-14 M Fedorovsky vs D Fridman, 2014
DiscoJew: This opening made a strong impression upon me. Every move black makes is entirely logical, and the sum total of the opening phase makes whites play seem insipid and illogical. Impressive game from black.
E34
Oct-21-14 E Harazinska vs A Favarel, 2014
DiscoJew: With Nb3 to follow and win in most lines.
E34
Oct-21-14 Milwaukee Chess Club vs Charles City Chess Club, 1876
JTV: The Fried Liver attack should be obsolete by now because 1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Nf6 3. Nf3 is dealt with by 3...Nxe4! Let's say that white continues with 4. d3 Nf6, then 5. Ng5 is foolish because black can counter attack the bishop by playing d5! Go
C57
Oct-21-14 Steinitz vs Lasker, 1896
Ke2: <patzer2: <LIFE MASTER AJ> I believe is correct in his analysis at the link given that the decisive mistake was 33. a4? and not 34. f5 as I previously indicated. After 33. a4? the position was already on the verge of being hopelessly
C54
Oct-21-14 Otto Zander
WCC Editing Project: Information courtesy of User: Tabanus The Times 11 July 1933 p. 13: <Chess for Aryans. An All-German League. From our chess correspondent. Berlin, July 10. An important stage towards the final consummation of the ...
 
Oct-21-14 A Ipatov vs Ftacnik, 2014
DiscoJew: 9.Nxd5!? was a glorious sack. Probably home prep, but it's logical, so it could be over the board inspiration. Amazing Trompowsky!
A45
Oct-21-14 Eduardo Patricio Iturrizaga Bonelli
Penguincw: Iturrizaga recently played a game against a strong player on ICC. It started as a Reti, but black eventually played 6...h5. Black ended up winning on time. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYHo...
 
Oct-21-14 Bled-Zagreb-Belgrade Candidates (1959)
FSR: Tal's 4-0 against Fischer was key in allowing him to win and thereby advance to the world championship against Botvinnik (which he also won). Note that Tal won by 1.5 points ahead of Keres, who only scored 2-2 against Fischer.
 
Oct-21-14 Steinitz vs Chizh, 1896
Ke2: close to duplicating the great steinitz-von bardeleben. steinitz really loved his opening analyses and would play them dogmatically. this greco gambit was one of his favorite weapons though lasker eventually destroyed it
C54
Oct-21-14 T Kotanjian vs S Ivanov, 2000
plang: Akesson had tried 8 a3!? against S. Ivanov at Stockholm 1999-00 (Rilton Cup) but Bkack had gone on to win (not included in this database)
D45
Oct-21-14 Kasimdzhanov vs Jakovenko, 2014
Penguincw: Kasimdzhanov can temporarily win a pawn with 61...Kd5 62.Bxg5, but it's won right back after 62...Bc3, and maybe black's better, as there are fewer pieces to impede the progress of the passed b-pawns. Still think it's a draw though.
C67
Oct-21-14 Viktor Korchnoi
john barleycorn: Spassky on Korchnoi: <I remember fondly one conversation I had a few years back with Boris Spassky. We were discussing Victor Korchnoi (‘Victor the Terrible’). Boris and Victor had been bitter adversaries for more than 40 ...
 
Oct-21-14 Smyslov vs Wade, 1973
ForeverYoung: 33 ... Nxd5?? 34 Re8+! Kf7 35 Bxd5 Rxd5 36 Rf8+!
A13
Oct-21-14 Lu Shanglei
sonia91: Interviewed by India Times, he said he was thinking of giving up on chess and going to university, but now this result gives him the confidence to continue playing chess: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...
 
Oct-21-14 Fischer vs V Ciocaltea, 1962
copablanco: Q-f6 was forced, and Kt-g6, and 0-0 for black ???
C75
Oct-21-14 Bundesliga (2014/15)
jphamlore: Why is the Bundesliga so underhyped relative to other chess competitions? Is it the sheer number of games?
 
Oct-21-14 Teimour Radjabov
MarkFinan: That's a cruel thing to say about Radjabov. You must be "A jealous troll". Tut tut.
 
Oct-21-14 K A Walbrodt vs Conill / Ostolaza / López / Herrer, 1893
m.okun: 33. ... Kd6
C89
Oct-21-14 D Forrester vs J Jones, 1936
Amarande: Time, perhaps? It doesn't look that bad for White, with three pawns for the piece and a promising passed pawn on e5 besides?
C57
Oct-21-14 Beer
Shams: Today's my ten-year anniversary on this site, so drinks are on me. Huzzah! It's the least I can do after suffering you to listen to me for a decade.
 
Oct-21-14 Rotlewi vs Rubinstein, 1907
1 2 3 4: <LevonKarapetyan> No, white is NOT winning, Rubinstein just would've do Rxg3
D32
Oct-21-14 Zukertort vs W P Shipley, 1884
Karpova: Zukertort scored +10 -2 in this Simul in the Germantown Chess Club. The other winner was Mordecai Morgan. Source: G C Reichhelm & W P Shipley, Chess in Philadelphia, 1898, pp. 87-88
C25
Oct-21-14 Nodirbek Abdusattorov
fisayo123: What a name :)
 
Oct-21-14 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
chancho: He's about 40 days older than Magnus Carlsen. (Maxime was born Oct 1990.) And he's as talented as they come. I hope the young Frenchman can make an impact in the years to come.
 
Oct-21-14 Domenico
francescodeluca1981: As week day, Domenica is Sunday. It is also a name for female person, while Domenico is the name for male person. Like general grammatical law, most (but not all) word ending with "a" vowel are for female gender ...
 
Oct-21-14 Steinitz vs Schlechter, 1895
keypusher: <Ke2: funny Lasker didn't follow his own annotations when he played this vs Steinitz next year (although these annotations may be dated post 1896)> Actually he did follow his notes here in game 1 of the Steinitz rematch. Steinitz ...
C54
Oct-21-14 W So vs R M Perez, 2014
AndrewMD: Can anyone explain the consequence of 22. ...exd5? Because 22. Nd5 seems Wesley is sacrificing the knight, and I cant see the mistake of taking that horse. Thanks a lot.
D70
Oct-21-14 K A Walbrodt vs Schlechter, 1895
m.okun: Schlechter was from those chess players who are able to go "to and fro".
C47
Oct-21-14 Kasparov vs Karpov, 1984
ughaibu: I like those positions in which only one side has equal chances.
E12
Oct-21-14 Schlechter vs B Vergani, 1895
m.okun: 25.Nb5 - Position mistake.
C66
Oct-21-14 Caruana vs Mamedyarov, 2014
Starkraven: @<<jkiipli>>: <In my previous comment I maybe was a bit critical of Caruana's play in general> yep & you had a stab @ Maggers too!... point of order old son, your bio sez youse's a 27yr old spring chicken 'n youse's ...
D12
Oct-21-14 R Smith vs C M Fisher, 1873
optimal play: <We have the pleasure of informing our readers that Mr. Smith has accepted Mr. Fisher's challenge to play a short match, to be decided in favour of the winner of the first seven games. The contest is to be played at Woollahra ...
A84
Oct-21-14 Karpov vs Balashov, 1972
Honza Cervenka: 55.Ng8# was slightly better check...:-D But OK, it was a blitz game.
C79
Oct-21-14 Count de Kostaki Epoureano
Stonehenge: Perhaps http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manola... More info in Romanian: http://mazarpasa.wordpress.com/2009...
 
Oct-21-14 Karpov vs Balashov, 1970
Honza Cervenka: Black had to be quite happy with draw in the end. It was difficult game for him.
B92
Oct-21-14 E Inarkiev vs A Berelowitsch, 2014
Pulo y Gata: This is a topical line in the Tarrasch and White has excellent control of the central dark squares. The bishop at f1 was not really imprisoned and white was just preparing the e4 push. 10. Na4 11. Be3 was advocated by GM Avrukh in one
D34
Oct-21-14 N Anastasovski vs D Bailey, 2006
PhilFeeley: Interesting opening! There must have been a time loss here, as there's plenty of play left in the position. 17. Nd5! should be a puzzle move some day.
A36
Oct-21-14 Gustavus Charles Reichhelm
ljfyffe: <manuscripts>p. 303, McFarland Press, 2010.
 
Oct-21-14 David Stuart Robinson
ljfyffe: The Steinitz Papers, McFarland & Company 2010 paperback; hardcover 2002.
 
Oct-21-14 Jonas Bjerre
Troller: Top seeded player in the ongoing 2014 European Youth Championships U10 group.
 
Oct-21-14 Lasker vs Babson / Henderson / Fleming, 1892
ljfyffe: <erroneous move given>, p.9.
C62
Oct-21-14 Duchamp vs Colle, 1923
Bruce Graham: Dada daddy Duchamp rakes Colle over the coals.
A53
Oct-21-14 Hebden vs I Snape, 2006
SpiritedReposte: 8 years and counting and no one else even sniffed at this game. Pretty final move. I thought Black had some good bishops going there but they were aiming the wrong way.
A48
Oct-21-14 Fischer vs I Zalys, 1964
ALKINAN: After 17..... Nd7 the game is lost for Black .
C33
Oct-21-14 Alexander Baburin
PhilFeeley: I wonder why Mr. Baburin didn't play in the Isle of Man tournament.
 
Oct-21-14 Tibor Reiss
zanzibar: Let's start with this game, which isn't on <CG>, although it can be found on ICOfY (wo Event/Site) and chess-db.com: [Event 'HUN-ChT1B Charousek 0001'] [Site '?'] [Date '2001.01.14'] [Round '?'] [White 'Reiss, Tibor'] ...
 
Oct-21-14 Paul Keres
The17thPawn: Have never figured why Keres faired so poorly against Botvinnik. He had a winning or drawn record against most all the major Soviet GM's of his day except Bronstein and Stein. I guess the Champ just had his number.
 
Oct-21-14 Lu Shanglei vs V Fedoseev, 2014
FairyPromotion: <luzhin: 20.Re5! is a bone-cruncher> Yes indeed! I decided to review Lu's decisive games from Junior Championship, and was particularly impressed by this game. Even after seeing the computer evaluations I find it hard to ...
C26


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