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Dec-22-14 Kibitzer's Café
Travis Bickle: The Letter - Joe Cocker https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wia...
 
Dec-22-14 The World vs Naiditsch, 2014
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C65
Dec-22-14 Kenneth Rogoff
ljfyffe: <SOmeone...>Perhaps intended: "SOS me, One"? as in "SOS Chief, Noah", meaning "Beam me up, God"?!
 
Dec-22-14 Wesley So
cro777: <wordfunph: ayos lang po at kakaldag na si Chairman sa Tata 18 sleeps left.> Tata Steel tournament in retrospect: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mai...
 
Dec-22-14 Nutcracker Match of the Generations (2014)
Penguincw: Shirov is playing well here. Assuming he's facing Fedoseev next, if he beats him, Shirov will be at 2699.9, which is rounded to 2700.
 
Dec-22-14 Biographer Bistro
SimonWebbsTiger: The Danish Chess Federation is busy digitalising every copy of "Skakbladet." Here's a link you might like. Obviously a knowledge of Danish, Norwegian or Swedish will help you understand what is written. ...
 
Dec-22-14 Kasparov vs L Eolian, 1976
MrJafari: Very good game.Kasparov started with d4 and played very powerful moves...
D37
Dec-22-14 London Chess Classic (2014)
parmetd: Kramnik lost as well. I was refuting o0Tal1949's bogus point.
 
Dec-22-14 D Charochkina vs B Khotenashvili, 2014
chrisowen: Cease and decist fatefuls frameing of an fashions a cleat boot fanciful fastlane at fallacies am festoon f8 fencings a ground an catch finessed fidgety f8 fricassee accomplish fricky bite in ever tickled be vow fountain of youth ...
A22
Dec-22-14 B Lasker vs Lasker, 1890
TheFocus: Lasker finished in 1st equal (+5=1-1, drawing the play-off game) with his brother Berthold in the Berlin tournament in Berlin, Germany. This is the play-off game, played on July 24, 1890.
D13
Dec-22-14 Von Bardeleben vs Lasker, 1890
TheFocus: Lasker finished in 1st equal (+5=1-1, drawing the play-off game) with his brother Berthold in the Berlin tournament in Berlin, Germany. This is round 7, July 24, 1890.
D04
Dec-22-14 Lasker vs Von Scheve, 1890
TheFocus: Lasker finished in 1st equal (+5=1-1, drawing the play-off game) with his brother Berthold in the Berlin tournament in Berlin, Germany. This is round 6, July 24, 1890.
C45
Dec-22-14 B Lasker vs Lasker, 1890
TheFocus: Lasker finished in 1st equal (+5=1-1, drawing the play-off game) with his brother Berthold in the Berlin tournament in Berlin, Germany. This is round 4, July 23, 1890.
D45
Dec-22-14 Lasker vs Von Gottschall, 1890
TheFocus: Lasker finished in 1st equal (+5=1-1, drawing the play-off game) with his brother Berthold in the Berlin tournament in Berlin, Germany. This is round 3, July 22, 1890.
D04
Dec-22-14 H Caro vs Lasker, 1890
TheFocus: Lasker finished in 1st equal (+5=1-1, drawing the play-off game) with his brother Berthold in the Berlin tournament in Berlin, Germany. This is round 2, July 21, 1890.
D02
Dec-22-14 Odd Lie
ljfyffe: <diceman><To be or not to be; that is the question>But note: "To question or not to question; that is, the B" is an all-too- obvious correction required of the folios, pointed out Howard Staunton, the famous Shakespearean ...
 
Dec-22-14 Anderssen vs Kolisch, 1860
poorthylacine: From the 12th move, Kolisch crumbles under the pressure step by step; 12...Nf4 loses a pawn, and worse, allows Anderssen to begin his attack; 12...Nd4 was better; 30.f6!! is a blow! nice and heavy! 33...Qg4 was a little better ...
C51
Dec-22-14 Lasker vs Marshall, 1940
TheFocus: Match Game 2 played in New York, New York on May 19, 1940. Lasker lost with a score of +0=1-1.
B07
Dec-22-14 Marshall vs Lasker, 1940
TheFocus: Match Game 1 played in New York, New York on May 18, 1940. Lasker lost with a score of +0=1-1.
D62
Dec-22-14 Lasker vs Tarrasch, 1916
TheFocus: Match Game 6 played in Berlin, Germany on December 10, 1916. Lasker won with a score of +5=1-0.
C80
Dec-22-14 Tarrasch vs Lasker, 1916
TheFocus: Match Game 5 played in Berlin, Germany on December 5-10, 1916. Lasker won with a score of +5=1-0.
C97
Dec-22-14 Lasker vs Tarrasch, 1916
TheFocus: Match Game 4 played in Berlin, Germany on December 3, 1916. Lasker won with a score of +5=1-0.
D02
Dec-22-14 Tarrasch vs Lasker, 1916
TheFocus: Match Game 3 played in Berlin, Germany on December 2, 1916. Lasker won with a score of +5=1-0.
C55
Dec-22-14 Lasker vs Tarrasch, 1916
TheFocus: Match Game 2 played in Berlin, Germany on November 28 & 29, 1916. Lasker won with a score of +5=1-0.
C12
Dec-22-14 Tarrasch vs Lasker, 1916
TheFocus: Match Game 1 played in Berlin, Germany on November 25 & 26, 1916. Lasker won with a score of +5=1-0.
C88
Dec-22-14 A Speijer vs Lasker, 1908
TheFocus: Match Game 3 played in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on December 29, 1908. Lasker won with a score of +2=1-0.
C65
Dec-22-14 Lasker vs A Speijer, 1908
TheFocus: Match Game 2 played in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on December 27, 1908. Lasker won with a score of +2=1-0.
C62
Dec-22-14 A Speijer vs Lasker, 1908
TheFocus: Match Game 1 played in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on December 26, 1908. Lasker won with a score of +2=1-0.
D55
Dec-22-14 Lasker vs Bird, 1892
RookFile: I guess Bird was happy around move 17. He's got the queens off, which was obviously a goal of his. The only problem is that Lasker was one of the all time great endgame players.
B32
Dec-22-14 Anderssen vs Kolisch, 1859
poorthylacine: Anderssen could crush his opponent already after 21.Nc6!! and Black has no more satisfactory defense, for example: 1: 21...Qe8 22.Bxf6 gxf6 23.Nh5! or 23.Qf3! 2: 21...Qd7, ...
C51
Dec-22-14 Bird vs Lasker, 1892
TheFocus: Match Game 4 played in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England on September 1, 1892. Lasker won with a score of +5=0-0.
C58
Dec-22-14 Lasker vs Bird, 1892
TheFocus: Match Game 3 played in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England on August 31, 1892. Lasker won with a score of +5=0-0.
B34
Dec-22-14 Bird vs Lasker, 1892
TheFocus: Match Game 2 played in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England on August 30, 1892. Lasker won with a score of +5=0-0. Bird resigned on the 63rd move.
A02
Dec-22-14 Lasker vs Bird, 1892
TheFocus: Match Game 1 played in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England on August 29, 1892. Lasker won with a score of +5=0-0.
C61
Dec-22-14 Shirov vs G Oparin, 2014
The17thPawn: Oparin takes his king on a Petrosian like stroll but he comes up short.
B90
Dec-22-14 Lasker vs Blackburne, 1892
TheFocus: Match Game 10 played in London, England on June 14, 1892. Lasker won with a score of +6=4-0.
D37
Dec-22-14 G Sagalchik vs Nakamura, 2003
ndg2: Honoring the true value of game puns: as silly as it is I was able to google the game quickly because of it. As for the game: "the king is now save in it's corner, let's see what we can do with blacks's weal f7 pawn". BAMMM, Qxa3+ !!! I ...
C12
Dec-22-14 Blackburne vs Lasker, 1892
TheFocus: Match Game 9 played in London, England on June 13, 1892. Lasker won with a score of +6=4-0.
C65
Dec-22-14 Lasker vs Blackburne, 1892
TheFocus: Match Game 8 played in London, England on June 10, 1892. Lasker won with a score of +6=4-0.
C00
Dec-22-14 Blackburne vs Lasker, 1892
TheFocus: Match Game 7 played in London, England on June 7, 1892. Lasker won with a score of +6=4-0.
C22
Dec-22-14 Lasker vs Blackburne, 1892
TheFocus: Match Game 6 played in London, England on June 3, 1892. Lasker won with a score of +6=4-0.
D05
Dec-22-14 Blackburne vs Lasker, 1892
TheFocus: Match Game 5 played in London, England on June 2, 1892. Lasker won with a score of +6=4-0.
D37
Dec-22-14 Lasker vs Blackburne, 1892
TheFocus: Match Game 4 played in London, England on May 31, 1892. Lasker won with a score of +6=4-0.
D04
Dec-22-14 S Atalik vs Sax, 1997
CHESSTTCAMPS: Don't have much time to spend on this but I like the efficiency of 20.Nxf7+, noting that Bxf7? 21.e6+ Kg8 22.exf7+ Rxf7 23.Qe6 Raf8 24.Qf6 forces mate quickly. I suspect the best defense is 20... Kg7 21.Bxd6 Rxf7 where the best ...
E37
Dec-22-14 Sliwa vs A Beni, 1957
Penguincw: Similar puns have been used, but not these exact words. Example: Topalov vs Anand, 2010 . If only I knew what this pun means (I'll google it).
E80
Dec-22-14 Gyozo R Exner
Nosnibor: Exner had obtained a professorship from the university in Budapest. But in the Quadrangular match play tournament held in Nagy-Teteny he lost 4-0 to Charousek and therefore the database is incorrect because this shows one of the games ...
 
Dec-22-14 Mackenzie vs Bird, 1865
jnpope: Hmmm... the Chess World, v2 n2, April 1866, pp49-50, gives this game as <Played at New York between Messrs. Bird and Mackenzie.>. I'm no expert on the travels of H. E. Bird, but I don't have him arriving in America until November 27,
C51
Dec-22-14 Euwe vs Capablanca, 1922
Ulhumbrus: 17 g3 loses a pawn because 17...Bf5 gains a tempo and then 18...b5 gains another tempo and then 19...Bc5+ gains yet another tempo Euwe may have had his experience of meeting Capablanca for the first time in this game in mind when he ...
C66
Dec-22-14 Morozevich vs V Fedoseev, 2014
Layson: <scholes: What if 20 e4, how does black saves night?> If 20. e4, black responds with Nf4. Then if white takes the rook black gets a perp with Nxg2+ and Ne3+.
E36
Dec-22-14 Kolisch vs Anderssen, 1861
poorthylacine: If 25...Kc8 26.f8Q+ Rxf8 27.Qxf8? (instead of 27.Qe6+!) would be a blunder: 27...Bd8!! and now after 28.Be6+ Kb7 the advantage is for Black!
C52
Dec-22-14 Pablo Ismael Acosta vs Rafael Cabral De Souza, 2014
ScottElliott: So is 12 Ba3 the breakthrough? Nice the way White made Black's pawn on a6 a backward pawn and retained a pawn majority on the center and k-side.
A38
Dec-22-14 Santa Claus
Albums Dummyflap: Dear Santa, Make diamonds of coal. Keep those reindeer healthy.
 
Dec-22-14 V Jeremic vs Carlsen, 2003
ScottElliott: Amazing that Magnus did not see e5. Magnus we have come to expect perfection from you, but it is nice to know you are human.
A05
Dec-22-14 N Djukic vs Caruana, 2014
PawnSac: The speculative desperado piece sac 23.Nxe6?! (what else?) proves inadequate against Fab's ultra-sharp defensive skills. A fine game indeed.
B43
Dec-22-14 Blackburne vs Lasker, 1892
TheFocus: Match Game 3 played in London, England on May 30, 1892. Lasker won with a score of +6=4-0.
D02
Dec-22-14 Lasker vs Blackburne, 1892
TheFocus: Match Game 2 played in London, England on May 28, 1892. Lasker won with a score of +6=4-0.
C01
Dec-22-14 Blackburne vs Lasker, 1892
TheFocus: Match Game 1 played in London, England on May 27, 1892. Lasker won with a score of +6=4-0.
C65
Dec-22-14 Lasker vs N Miniati, 1890
TheFocus: Match Game 5 played in Manchester, England on March 13, 1890. Lasker won with a score of +3=2-0.
C25
Dec-22-14 N Miniati vs Lasker, 1890
TheFocus: Match Game 4 played in Manchester, England on March 11, 1890. Lasker won with a score of +3=2-0.
D05
Dec-22-14 Lasker vs N Miniati, 1890
TheFocus: Match Game 3 played in Manchester, England on March 10, 1890. Lasker won with a score of +3=2-0.
C30
Dec-22-14 N Miniati vs Lasker, 1890
TheFocus: Match Game 2 played in Manchester, England on March 7, 1890. Lasker won with a score of +3=2-0.
C50
Dec-22-14 Lasker vs N Miniati, 1890
TheFocus: Match Game 1 played in Manchester, England on March 6, 1890. Lasker won with a score of +3=2-0.
C11
Dec-22-14 Lasker vs Bird, 1890
TheFocus: Match Game 12 played in Liverpool, England on February 28, 1890. Lasker won with a score of +7=3-2.
A81
Dec-22-14 Bird vs Lasker, 1890
TheFocus: Match Game 11 played in Liverpool, England on February 27, 1890. Lasker won with a score of +7=3-2.
A13
Dec-22-14 Lasker vs Bird, 1890
TheFocus: Match Game 10 played in Liverpool, England on February 26, 1890. Lasker won with a score of +7=3-2.
A81
Dec-22-14 Bird vs Lasker, 1890
TheFocus: Match Game 9 played in Liverpool, England on February 25, 1890. Lasker won with a score of +7=3-2.
A03
Dec-22-14 Lasker vs Bird, 1890
TheFocus: Match Game 8 played in Liverpool, England on February 24, 1890. Lasker won with a score of +7=3-2.
A40
Dec-22-14 Bird vs Lasker, 1890
TheFocus: Match Game 7 played in Liverpool, England on February 22, 1890. Lasker won with a score of +7=3-2.
C13
Dec-22-14 Lasker vs Bird, 1890
TheFocus: Match Game 6 played in Liverpool, England on February 21, 1890. Lasker won with a score of +7=3-2.
B34
Dec-22-14 Bird vs Lasker, 1890
TheFocus: Match Game 5 played in Liverpool, England on February 20, 1890. Lasker won with a score of +7=3-2.
A03
Dec-22-14 Lasker vs Bird, 1890
TheFocus: Match Game 4 played in Liverpool, England on February 19, 1890. Lasker won with a score of +7=3-2.
B26
Dec-22-14 Mackenzie vs Alapin, 1887
Knight13: Black was doing fine until 22... Qa2?, a move totally out of the character of the position. White then virtually removed Black's queen from the game with 23. b3! and swiftly attacked at once, without delay, securing a nice victory.
C29
Dec-22-14 Bird vs Lasker, 1890
TheFocus: Match Game 3 played in Liverpool, England on February 19, 1890. Lasker won with a score of +7=3-2.
A03
Dec-22-14 Lasker vs Bird, 1890
TheFocus: Match Game 2 played in Liverpool, England on February 18, 1890. Lasker won with a score of +7=3-2.
B26
Dec-22-14 Bird vs Lasker, 1890
TheFocus: Match Game 1 played in Liverpool, England on February 17, 1890. Lasker won with a score of +7=3-2.
A03
Dec-22-14 Y Sakharov vs Nezhmetdinov, 1957
kbob: Re the opening, In a speed game I tried 13. Be3 with the idea that 13. ...b6, 14. Be2 Bxf3, 15. Bxf3 Bxe5 , 16. d5 hits the rook and 13. ... Bxf3, 14. Qxf3 Bxe5, 15. Bxc5 Bd6 16. Bxd6 Qxd6 17. Rd1 Nd7, 18. Bxd7 Qxd7 19. g4 Ng7 20. g5 ...
A67
Dec-22-14 Mieses vs Lasker, 1890
TheFocus: Match Game 8 played in Leipzig, Germany on January 6, 1890. Lasker won with a score of +5=3-0.
C26
Dec-22-14 Lasker vs Mieses, 1890
TheFocus: Match Game 7 played in Leipzig, Germany on January 6, 1890. Lasker won with a score of +5=3-0.
D21
Dec-22-14 Mieses vs Lasker, 1890
TheFocus: Match Game 6 played in Leipzig, Germany on January 4, 1890. Lasker won with a score of +5=3-0.
C25
Dec-22-14 Lasker vs Mieses, 1890
TheFocus: Match Game 5 played in Leipzig, Germany on January 4, 1890. Lasker won with a score of +5=3-0.
D11
Dec-22-14 Mieses vs Lasker, 1890
TheFocus: Match Game 4 played in Leipzig, Germany on January 3, 1890. Lasker won with a score of +5=3-0.
C25
Dec-22-14 Lasker vs Mieses, 1890
TheFocus: Match Game 3 played in Leipzig, Germany on January 2, 1890. Lasker won with a score of +5=3-0.
D21
Dec-22-14 Mieses vs Lasker, 1889
TheFocus: Match Game 2 played in Leipzig, Germany on December 31, 1889. Lasker won with a score of +5=3-0.
C25
Dec-22-14 Lasker vs Mieses, 1889
TheFocus: Match Game 1 played in Leipzig, Germany on December 30, 1889. Lasker won with a score of +5=3-0.
A84
Dec-22-14 Geller vs Taimanov, 1952
kevin86: A good game. I learned long ago that a (?) is a mistake, (??) is a blunder and ??? usually means instant death.
E40
Dec-22-14 Irine Kharisma Sukandar
Abdel Irada: "Kharisma" is of Greek etymology, entering English via Latin as "charisma." Likewise, I think Irine is a variant of Irene, from the Greek word meaning "peace." I don't, however, know the significance of the Greek first and middle ...
 
Dec-22-14 Von Bardeleben vs Lasker, 1889
TheFocus: Match Game 3 played in Berlin, Germany on November 16&18, 1889. Lasker won with a score of +2=1-1.
C26
Dec-22-14 Lasker vs Von Bardeleben, 1889
TheFocus: Match Game 2 played in Berlin, Germany on November 14-15, 1889. Lasker won with a score of +2=1-1.
B06
Dec-22-14 Von Bardeleben vs Lasker, 1889
TheFocus: Match Game 1 played in Berlin, Germany in November, 1889. Lasker won with a score of +2=1-1.
D53
Dec-22-14 Bagirov vs V Tukmakov, 1978
Nerwal: Not really, the main point was to protect b2, induce b6 and prepare d4 by tactical means along the c file. The trade of dark-squared bishops gives white nothing concrete, and black will grab more space in the center with e5 without ...
A34
Dec-22-14 Lasker vs Burn, 1889
TheFocus: Lasker finished in 2nd place (+5=2-1) in the Amsterdam tournament, played in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. This is round 9, September 1, 1889.
C01
Dec-22-14 Lasker vs J Mason, 1889
TheFocus: Lasker finished in 2nd place (+5=2-1) in the Amsterdam tournament, played in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. This is round 8, August 31, 1889.
C47
Dec-22-14 Gunsberg vs Lasker, 1889
TheFocus: Lasker finished in 2nd place (+5=2-1) in the Amsterdam tournament, played in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. This is round 6, August 30, 1889.
C65
Dec-22-14 R Leather vs Lasker, 1889
TheFocus: Lasker finished in 2nd place (+5=2-1) in the Amsterdam tournament, played in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. This is round 5, August 28, 1889.
A07
Dec-22-14 L Van Vliet vs Lasker, 1889
TheFocus: Lasker finished in 2nd place (+5=2-1) in the Amsterdam tournament, played in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. This is round 4, August 28, 1889.
C41
Dec-22-14 Loman vs Lasker, 1889
TheFocus: Lasker finished in 2nd place (+5=2-1) in the Amsterdam tournament, played in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. This is round 3, August 27, 1889.
C79
Dec-22-14 Lasker vs A van Foreest, 1889
TheFocus: Lasker finished in 2nd place (+5=2-1) in the Amsterdam tournament, played in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. This is round 2, August 26, 1889.
A04
Dec-22-14 Lasker vs J Bauer, 1889
TheFocus: Lasker finished in 2nd place (+5=2-1) in the Amsterdam tournament, played in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. This is round 1, August 26, 1889.
A03
Dec-22-14 Anatoly Karpov
echever7: It's notable how Karpov dominated over the players of his generation (post-Fischer). I would say a "failed generation". The likes of Timman, Hübner, Ulf Andersson,Eugenio Torrre, Tony Miles...and soviets like Tumakov, Balashov..They ...
 
Dec-22-14 E von Feyerfeil vs Lasker, 1889
TheFocus: Lasker's first triumph was winning the Hauptturnier A at the Breslau Congress. Lasker scored +7=2-0 in the Preliminaries and +4=0-2 in the Winners' group, but winning the play-off game with Feyerfeil. This is the play-off game; July 27, ...
D00
Dec-22-14 E von Feyerfeil vs Lasker, 1889
TheFocus: Lasker's first triumph was winning the Hauptturnier A at the Breslau Congress. Lasker scored +7=2-0 in the Preliminaries and +4=0-2 in the Winners' group, but winning the play-off game with Feyerfeil. This is a round from the Winners' ...
C30
Dec-22-14 Lasker vs Lipke, 1889
TheFocus: Lasker's first triumph was winning the Hauptturnier A at the Breslau Congress. Lasker scored +7=2-0 in the Preliminaries and +4=0-2 in the Winners' group, but winning the play-off game with Feyerfeil. This is a round from the Winners' ...
C26
Dec-22-14 V Tietz vs Lasker, 1889
TheFocus: Lasker's first triumph was winning the Hauptturnier A at the Breslau Congress. Lasker scored +7=2-0 in the Preliminaries and +4=0-2 in the Winners' group, but winning the play-off game with Feyerfeil. This is round 7, July 19, 1889.
C79
Dec-22-14 A Reif vs Lasker, 1889
TheFocus: Lasker's first triumph was winning the Hauptturnier A at the Breslau Congress. Lasker scored +7=2-0 in the Preliminaries and +4=0-2 in the Winners' group, but winning the play-off game with Feyerfeil. This is round 5, July 17, 1889.
A02
Dec-22-14 Grischuk vs Wang Yue, 2013
PawnSac: This game demonstrates Yue's sharp positional understanding. < 8.Nc6 ?! > the first questionable move. White should continue his development if he wants to press for advantage. < 11.Bd4 > white has embarked on a game of ...
B48
Dec-22-14 D Dubov vs Morozevich, 2014
goodevans: Come to think of it, 16...Ka5 17.a4 looks even more precarious for black.
C07
Dec-22-14 Jeremy Lim
HeMateMe: You don't want to push Fred "Mad Dog" Carter out of the record books, do you? I didn't think so.
 
Dec-22-14 Spassky vs Keres, 1965
Ulhumbrus: 31...Qe7 neglects the N on d8 and keeps Black's king's rook cut off from the c file. After this 21 Bxg7 begins the plan of Qc3, Qc7, Qb6, Qxa6 and Qxb5 gobbling up Black's two queen side pawns
C97
Dec-22-14 Robert James Fischer
ljfyffe: <Puzzle> Of course, besides the given solution (1Rf6 Bxf6 2Kxf6 Kf8 3Rh8#), there is 1Rf6 Bf8 2Rh8+ Kxh8 3Rf8#, and 1Rf6 Bh8 2Rxh8+ Kxh8 3Rxf8#, and 1Rf6 Bxh6 2Kxh6 Kh8 3Rf8#.
 
Dec-22-14 Larsen vs P Ricardi, 2002
ScottElliott: What about 13 Bxc5 Qxc5 14 Qxb4 Qxb4 15 Rxb4? Yes Black has the bishop pair and two against one pawns on the queen-side, but can't White apply pressure on the b-pawn or position a rook on c7?
A00
Dec-22-14 De Wind
perfidious: Who will be the first to pass Wind?
 
Dec-22-14 Anderssen vs Zukertort, 1869
offramp: The pgn header says Unknown Barmen. But we don't care who the barmen were!
C51
Dec-22-14 Zukertort vs Anderssen, 1869
offramp: The final position: [DIAGRAM] I think the game probably continued after this point at that white made an error somewhere.
C54
Dec-22-14 Euwe vs G Barcza, 1940
whiteshark: <24.Rc7!!> White gives up four pawns (d+f-h) only to eliminate black's double pawns on the b-file. Thereafter white's connected passers (a+b) will decide the day.
D92
Dec-22-14 Spassky vs Fischer, 1992
john barleycorn: <lost in space: <<Richard Taylor:> <Benzol> That looks like one of my Blitz games - I think both of them were - how shall we put it - a bit elderly! But Fischer played one great game as White in the Ruy> I ...
E80
Dec-22-14 Jose Raul Capablanca
ljfyffe: <Zukertort blindfold match in Toronto 1884> "..before commencing the champion stated as a rule of the contest, that as soon as he obtained the advantage of a clear piece (implying an equilvalent) he would claim the game unless the ...
 
Dec-22-14 Fischer vs J Rubinstein, 1971
welhelm1982: Not 2 lairs but 2 lies
B88
Dec-22-14 C Wichmann vs S Berger, 2010
Academus: looks like the answer to holiday contest #53. psuedo random number generator by Wichmann-Hill and Berger is a germanic name for hill.
C01
Dec-22-14 A Grosar vs R Barcenilla, 1996
kamagong24: great fight by GM Barcenilla!
C44
Dec-22-14 Korchnoi vs Short, 1995
newzild: <Ratt Boy> Sorry to have disturbed your "buzz"!
E45
Dec-22-14 Anand vs Kramnik, 2012
TheBish: Game ID 1700000!
C65
Dec-22-14 Pierre Tyrant
perfidious: Blue Oyster Cult: Tyranny and Mutation
 
Dec-22-14 Metger vs Max Weiss, 1887
Knight13: <Text 18. Qxd2!?> was a nice little treat. Black should have continued with 18... Qd7 and tried to get ... c5-d4 in, which seems to be a way better plan than the text's ... Ra8-a1 maneuver that barely, if at all, progressed his ...
C82
Dec-22-14 S Niemzowitsch vs Neumann, 1899
PhilFeeley: This could be a Monday puzzle for 16. Qf5.
C37
Dec-22-14 Levenfish vs Alekhine, 1913
TheFocus: Alekhine tied with Levenfish in St. Petersburg Quadrangular in St. Petersburg, Russia. This is round 2, April 20, 1913. Alekhine scored +2=0-1.
A46
Dec-22-14 Znosko-Borovsky vs Alekhine, 1913
TheFocus: Alekhine tied with Levenfish in St. Petersburg Quadrangular in St. Petersburg, Russia. This is round 3, April 22, 1913. Alekhine scored +2=0-1.
C71
Dec-22-14 Alekhine vs Duras, 1913
TheFocus: Alekhine tied with Levenfish in St. Petersburg Quadrangular in St. Petersburg, Russia. This is round 1, April 18, 1913. Alekhine scored +2=0-1.
C77
Dec-22-14 Levenfish vs Alekhine, 1912
TheFocus: Alekhine finished in 6= in the Vilnius All-Masters Tournament, won by Rubinstein. This is round 18, September 12, 1912. Alekhine scored +7=3-8.
C77
Dec-22-14 Alekhine vs O Bernstein, 1912
TheFocus: Alekhine finished in 6= in the Vilnius All-Masters Tournament, won by Rubinstein. This is round 15, September 7, 1912. Alekhine scored +7=3-8.
B43
Dec-22-14 Nimzowitsch vs Alekhine, 1912
TheFocus: Alekhine finished in 6= in the Vilnius All-Masters Tournament, won by Rubinstein. This is round 12, September 3, 1912. Alekhine scored +7=3-8.
D02
Dec-22-14 A Rabinovich vs Alekhine, 1912
TheFocus: Alekhine finished in 6= in the Vilnius All-Masters Tournament, won by Rubinstein. This is round 10, August 31, 1912. Alekhine scored +7=3-8.
B23
Dec-22-14 S Sevian vs Abhimanyu Puranik, 2010
Rovastar: I don't think you are missing anything. As far as I can see: 41. Qe8+! Rxe8 42. Rxe8+ Qf8 43. Rxf8+ Kxf8 44. Kf3 is sound. As black is forced to play all these moves and an endgame is easy from there.
A07
Dec-22-14 Alekhine vs Alapin, 1912
TheFocus: Alekhine finished in 6= in the Vilnius All-Masters Tournament, won by Rubinstein. This is round 9, August 31, 1912. Alekhine scored +7=3-8.
C00
Dec-22-14 Alekhine vs Levenfish, 1912
TheFocus: Alekhine finished in 6= in the Vilnius All-Masters Tournament, won by Rubinstein. This is round 7, August 28, 1912. Alekhine scored +7=3-8.
B40
Dec-22-14 Salwe vs Alekhine, 1912
TheFocus: Alekhine finished in 6= in the Vilnius All-Masters Tournament, won by Rubinstein. This is round 6, August 27, 1912. Alekhine scored +7=3-8.
A40
Dec-22-14 Alatortsev vs Furman, 1948
drunknite: OK indeed it looks like 68 b4 is the losing move although it takes a long time to break down the position. THe reason is essentially A) giving up the opposition allows K penetration and allows the black K and B to double attack g4 ...
A56
Dec-22-14 Alekhine vs Rubinstein, 1912
TheFocus: Alekhine finished in 6= in the Vilnius All-Masters Tournament, won by Rubinstein. This is round 5, August 24, 1912. Alekhine scored +7=3-8.
C83
Dec-22-14 Alekhine vs S Levitsky, 1912
TheFocus: Alekhine finished in 6= in the Vilnius All-Masters Tournament, won by Rubinstein. This is round 3, August 22, 1912. Alekhine scored +7=3-8.
A22
Dec-22-14 O Bernstein vs Alekhine, 1912
TheFocus: Sorry. Round 4.
D11
Dec-22-14 Alekhine vs Nimzowitsch, 1912
TheFocus: Alekhine finished in 6= in the Vilnius All-Masters Tournament, won by Rubinstein. This is round 1, August 19, 1912. Alekhine scored +7=3-8.
A46
Dec-22-14 Alekhine vs J Giersing, 1912
TheFocus: Alekhine finished in 1st place in the Nordic Masters Tournament held in Stockholm, Sweden. This is round 11, July 6, 1912. Alekhine finished with a score of +8=1-1.
A13
Dec-22-14 G Nyholm vs Alekhine, 1912
TheFocus: Alekhine finished in 1st place in the Nordic Masters Tournament held in Stockholm, Sweden. This is round 10, July 5, 1912. Alekhine finished with a score of +8=1-1.
C21
Dec-22-14 Alekhine vs F Englund, 1912
TheFocus: Alekhine finished in 1st place in the Nordic Masters Tournament held in Stockholm, Sweden. This is round 9, July 4, 1912. Alekhine finished with a score of +8=1-1.
A13
Dec-22-14 Spielmann vs Alekhine, 1912
TheFocus: Alekhine finished in 1st place in the Nordic Masters Tournament held in Stockholm, Sweden. This is round 8, July 3, 1912. Alekhine finished with a score of +8=1-1.
C24
Dec-22-14 Alekhine vs Olland, 1912
TheFocus: Alekhine finished in 1st place in the Nordic Masters Tournament held in Stockholm, Sweden. This is round 7, July 2, 1912. Alekhine finished with a score of +8=1-1.
C01
Dec-22-14 H Langborg vs Alekhine, 1912
TheFocus: Alekhine finished in 1st place in the Nordic Masters Tournament held in Stockholm, Sweden. This is round 5, June 29, 1912. Alekhine finished with a score of +8=1-1.
C53
Dec-22-14 Alekhine vs E Cohn, 1912
TheFocus: Alekhine finished in 1st place in the Nordic Masters Tournament held in Stockholm, Sweden. This is round 4, June 28, 1912. Alekhine finished with a score of +8=1-1.
C45
Dec-22-14 J Fridlizius vs Alekhine, 1912
TheFocus: Alekhine finished in 1st place in the Nordic Masters Tournament held in Stockholm, Sweden. This is round 3, June 27, 1912. Alekhine finished with a score of +8=1-1. Fridlizius won the Brilliancy Prize for this win.
C77
Dec-22-14 Alekhine vs G Marco, 1912
TheFocus: Alekhine finished in 1st place in the Nordic Masters Tournament held in Stockholm, Sweden. This is round 2, June 26, 1912. Alekhine finished with a score of +8=1-1.
C41
Dec-22-14 V Sjoberg vs Alekhine, 1912
TheFocus: Alekhine finished in 1st place in the Nordic Masters Tournament held in Stockholm, Sweden. This is round 1, June 25, 1912. Alekhine finished with a score of +8=1-1.
A84
Dec-22-14 Nimzowitsch vs Alekhine, 1911
TheFocus: Alekhine finished in 8= in the Karlsbad International held in Karlsbad, Germany, won by Teichmann. This is round 25, September 24, 1911. Alekhine finished with a score of +11=5-8.
C48
Dec-22-14 Alekhine vs E Cohn, 1911
TheFocus: Alekhine finished in 8= in the Karlsbad International held in Karlsbad, Germany, won by Teichmann. This is round 24, September 22, 1911. Alekhine finished with a score of +11=5-8.
C46
Dec-22-14 Rubinstein vs Alekhine, 1911
TheFocus: Alekhine finished in 8= in the Karlsbad International held in Karlsbad, Germany, won by Teichmann. This is round 23, September 21, 1911. Alekhine finished with a score of +11=5-8.
D15
Dec-22-14 Alekhine vs Leonhardt, 1911
TheFocus: Alekhine finished in 8= in the Karlsbad International held in Karlsbad, Germany, won by Teichmann. This is round 22, September 19, 1911. Alekhine finished with a score of +11=5-8.
A13
Dec-22-14 Duras vs Alekhine, 1911
TheFocus: Alekhine finished in 8= in the Karlsbad International held in Karlsbad, Germany, won by Teichmann. This is round 21, September 18, 1911. Alekhine finished with a score of +11=5-8.
D11
Dec-22-14 Alekhine vs Rotlewi, 1911
TheFocus: Alekhine finished in 8= in the Karlsbad International held in Karlsbad, Germany, won by Teichmann. This is round 20, September 16, 1911. Alekhine finished with a score of +11=5-8.
C77
Dec-22-14 A Rabinovich vs Alekhine, 1911
TheFocus: Alekhine finished in 8= in the Karlsbad International held in Karlsbad, Germany, won by Teichmann. This is round 19, September 15, 1911. Alekhine finished with a score of +11=5-8.
B12
Dec-22-14 Alekhine vs Fahrni, 1911
TheFocus: Alekhine finished in 8= in the Karlsbad International held in Karlsbad, Germany, won by Teichmann. This is round 18, September 14, 1911. Alekhine finished with a score of +11=5-8.
C01
Dec-22-14 Alekhine vs Teichmann, 1911
TheFocus: Alekhine finished in 8= in the Karlsbad International held in Karlsbad, Germany, won by Teichmann. This is round 17, September 12, 1911. Alekhine finished with a score of +11=5-8.
C77
Dec-22-14 B Kostic vs Alekhine, 1911
TheFocus: Alekhine finished in 8= in the Karlsbad International held in Karlsbad, Germany, won by Teichmann. This is round 16, September 11, 1911. Alekhine finished with a score of +11=5-8.
D46
Dec-22-14 Alekhine vs Dus Chotimirsky, 1911
TheFocus: Alekhine finished in 8= in the Karlsbad International held in Karlsbad, Germany, won by Teichmann. This is round 15, September 9, 1911. Alekhine finished with a score of +11=5-8.
A22
Dec-22-14 J Perlis vs Alekhine, 1911
TheFocus: Alekhine finished in 8= in the Karlsbad International held in Karlsbad, Germany, won by Teichmann. This is round 14, September 8, 1911. Alekhine finished with a score of +11=5-8.
C49
Dec-22-14 Alekhine vs O Chajes, 1911
TheFocus: Alekhine finished in 8= in the Karlsbad International held in Karlsbad, Germany, won by Teichmann. This is round 13, September 7, 1911. Alekhine finished with a score of +11=5-8.
A13
Dec-22-14 C Jaffe vs Alekhine, 1911
TheFocus: Alekhine finished in 8= in the Karlsbad International held in Karlsbad, Germany, won by Teichmann. This is round 12, September 5, 1911. Alekhine finished with a score of +11=5-8.
C27
Dec-22-14 Alekhine vs Levenfish, 1911
TheFocus: Alekhine finished in 8= in the Karlsbad International held in Karlsbad, Germany, won by Teichmann. This is round 11, September 4, 1911. Alekhine finished with a score of +11=5-8.
C83
Dec-22-14 M Szigeti vs Benko, 1945
An Englishman: Good Evening: I have never seen an arrangement of four Rooks after 30...Rc1 quite like this one!
D44
Dec-22-14 Spielmann vs Alekhine, 1911
TheFocus: Alekhine finished in 8= in the Karlsbad International held in Karlsbad, Germany, won by Teichmann. This is round 10, September 2, 1911. Alekhine finished with a score of +11=5-8.
B15
Dec-22-14 Alekhine vs P F Johner, 1911
TheFocus: Alekhine finished in 8= in the Karlsbad International held in Karlsbad, Germany, won by Teichmann. This is round 9, September 1, 1911. Alekhine finished with a score of +11=5-8.
C31
Dec-22-14 Alapin vs Alekhine, 1911
TheFocus: Alekhine finished in 8= in the Karlsbad International held in Karlsbad, Germany, won by Teichmann. This is round 8, August 31, 1911. Alekhine finished with a score of +11=5-8.
C42
Dec-22-14 Alekhine vs Salwe, 1911
TheFocus: Alekhine finished in 8= in the Karlsbad International held in Karlsbad, Germany, won by Teichmann. This is round 7, August 29, 1911. Alekhine finished with a score of +11=5-8.
C53
Dec-22-14 H Suechting vs Alekhine, 1911
TheFocus: Alekhine finished in 8= in the Karlsbad International held in Karlsbad, Germany, won by Teichmann. This is round 6, August 28, 1911. Alekhine finished with a score of +11=5-8.
C07
Dec-21-14 Zhou Jianchao vs W So, 2014
iking: where is the win for black? the fort is defensible
D45
Dec-21-14 Euwe vs Keres, 1940
visayanbraindoctor: Keres is one of chess history's great attackers. His style placed much greater emphasis on piece activity, initiative, and attack over material considerations. This extraordinary Almost World Champions IMO is the chess world's ...
E19
Dec-21-14 Molina
OhioChessFan: www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9MpqbOaXdo
 
Dec-21-14 Von Gottschall vs Burn, 1887
shallowred: Gottschall plays very well. after 5... dxe4 Gottschall patiently sets up a position to take the pawn. Finally; 21.Nh5 weakens the e6 square, which allows 24. Ne6 "cutting the line" between the Rook and Pawn.
C29
Dec-21-14 Duncan Suttles
redlance: Happy Birthday!!!!
 
Dec-21-14 J L Clech vs P Tyrant, 1989
sleepyirv: I think there's a lot of poetic justice in a Tyrant losing in the French.
C15
Dec-21-14 Magnus Carlsen
keypusher: <alexmagnus> Same with the 1920s. See this post from a feww months ago. keypusher: Copied from the Berlin 1928 page - a list of the players in order of finish with their age and chessmetrics rank. José Capablanca #2 39y11m Aron
 
Dec-21-14 Alekhine vs Schlechter, 1911
TheFocus: Alekhine finished in 8= in the Karlsbad International held in Karlsbad, Germany, won by Teichmann. This is round 5, August 26, 1911.
B01
Dec-21-14 Burn vs Alekhine, 1911
TheFocus: Alekhine finished in 8= in the Karlsbad International held in Karlsbad, Germany, won by Teichmann. This is round 4, August 25, 1911.
C13
Dec-21-14 Alekhine vs Tartakower, 1911
TheFocus: Alekhine finished in 8= in the Karlsbad International held in Karlsbad, Germany, won by Teichmann. This is round 3, August 24, 1911.
D02
Dec-21-14 Marshall vs Alekhine, 1911
TheFocus: Alekhine finished in 8= in the Karlsbad International held in Karlsbad, Germany, won by Teichmann. This is round 2, August 22, 1911.
A40
Dec-21-14 Alekhine vs Vidmar, 1911
TheFocus: Alekhine finished in 8= in Karlsbad held in Karlsbad, Germany, won by Teichmann This is round 1, August 21, 1911.
C49
Dec-21-14 Alekhine vs Salwe, 1910
TheFocus: Alekhine finished in 7= in the 17th DSB Congress held in Hamburg, Germany, won by Schlechter. This is round 17, August 6, 1910.
D30
Dec-21-14 Marshall vs Alekhine, 1910
TheFocus: Alekhine finished in 7= in the 17th DSB Congress held in Hamburg, Germany, won by Schlechter. This is round 16, August 5, 1910.
D46
Dec-21-14 Alekhine vs Tartakower, 1910
TheFocus: Alekhine finished in 7= in the 17th DSB Congress held in Hamburg, Germany, won by Schlechter. This is round 15, August 4, 1910.
A84
Dec-21-14 L Forgacs vs Alekhine, 1910
TheFocus: Alekhine finished in 7= in the 17th DSB Congress held in Hamburg, Germany, won by Schlechter. This is round 14, August 3, 1910.
C78
Dec-21-14 Alekhine vs Yates, 1910
TheFocus: Alekhine finished in 7= in the 17th DSB Congress held in Hamburg, Germany, won by Schlechter. This is round 13, August 2, 1910.
D61
Dec-21-14 Tarrasch vs Alekhine, 1910
TheFocus: Alekhine finished in 7= in the 17th DSB Congress held in Hamburg, Germany, won by Schlechter. This is round 12, August 1, 1910.
D02
Dec-21-14 W John vs Alekhine, 1910
TheFocus: Alekhine finished in 7= in the 17th DSB Congress held in Hamburg, Germany, won by Schlechter. This is round 11, July 30, 1910.
D02
Dec-21-14 Alekhine vs Teichmann, 1910
TheFocus: Alekhine finished in 7= in the 17th DSB Congress held in Hamburg, Germany, won by Schlechter. This is round 10, July 29, 1910.
C77
Dec-21-14 Nimzowitsch vs Alekhine, 1910
TheFocus: Alekhine finished in 7= in the 17th DSB Congress held in Hamburg, Germany, won by Schlechter. This is round 9, July 27, 1910.
A80
Dec-21-14 Alekhine vs Duras, 1910
TheFocus: Alekhine finished in 7= in the 17th DSB Congress held in Hamburg, Germany, won by Schlechter. This is round 8, July 26, 1910.
D30
Dec-21-14 Spielmann vs Alekhine, 1910
TheFocus: Alekhine finished in 7= in the 17th DSB Congress held in Hamburg, Germany, won by Schlechter. This is round 7, July 25, 1910.
C77
Dec-21-14 Alekhine vs Leonhardt, 1910
TheFocus: Alekhine finished in 7= in the 17th DSB Congress held in Hamburg, Germany, won by Schlechter. This is round 6, July 23, 1910.
D02
Dec-21-14 Dus Chotimirsky vs Alekhine, 1910
TheFocus: Alekhine finished in 7= in the 17th DSB Congress held in Hamburg, Germany, won by Schlechter. This is round 5, July 22, 1910.
A84
Dec-21-14 Alekhine vs Koehnlein, 1910
TheFocus: Alekhine finished in 7= in the 17th DSB Congress held in Hamburg, Germany, won by Schlechter. This is round 4, July 21, 1910.
C26
Dec-21-14 A Speijer vs Alekhine, 1910
TheFocus: Alekhine finished in 7= in the 17th DSB Congress held in Hamburg, Germany, won by Schlechter. This is round 3, July 20, 1910.
C15
Dec-21-14 Alekhine vs F G Jacob, 1910
TheFocus: Alekhine finished in 7= in the 17th DSB Congress held in Hamburg, Germany, won by Schlechter. This is round 2, July 19, 1910.
D00
Dec-21-14 Schlechter vs Alekhine, 1910
TheFocus: Alekhine finished in 7= in the 17th DSB Congress held in Hamburg, Germany, won by Schlechter. This is round 1, July 18, 1910.
C41
Dec-21-14 Max Weiss vs Schiffers, 1887
Knight13: Unless the score sheet is wrong, White was winning in the final position and shouldn't have taken the draw. If <43... Ke7??> White wins the rook after 44. Nc5+ Kd6 45. Re6+ Kf7 46. Rh7+, so there's no choice for Black but <43...
C77
Dec-21-14 Alekhine vs D Daniuszewski, 1909
TheFocus: Alekhine's first major win was the All Russian Amateur at St. Petersburg, Russia from February 15 - March 12, 1909. It was played jointly with the Chigorin Memorial won by Dr. Lasker and A. Rubinstein. This is round 18, March 11, 1909.
C28
Dec-21-14 Rotlewi vs Alekhine, 1909
TheFocus: Alekhine's first major win was the All Russian Amateur at St. Petersburg, Russia from February 15 - March 12, 1909. It was played jointly with the Chigorin Memorial won by Dr. Lasker and A. Rubinstein. This is round 17, March 9, 1909. ...
A40
Dec-21-14 Alekhine vs G Helbach, 1909
TheFocus: Alekhine's first major win was the All Russian Amateur at St. Petersburg, Russia from February 15 - March 12, 1909. It was played jointly with the Chigorin Memorial won by Dr. Lasker and A. Rubinstein. This is round 16, March 8, 1909. ...
C68
Dec-21-14 K Rosenkrantz vs Alekhine, 1909
TheFocus: Alekhine's first major win was the All Russian Amateur at St. Petersburg, Russia from February 15 - March 12, 1909. It was played jointly with the Chigorin Memorial won by Dr. Lasker and A. Rubinstein. This is round 15, March 7, 1909. ...
C14
Dec-21-14 Alekhine vs Viakhirev, 1909
TheFocus: Alekhine's first major win was the All Russian Amateur at St. Petersburg, Russia from February 15 - March 12, 1909. It was played jointly with the Chigorin Memorial won by Dr. Lasker and A. Rubinstein. This is round 14, March 5, 1909. ...
D11
Dec-21-14 Paulo Bersamina
pinoymaster77: For 2014, the main highlights for Pau as I recall are : - Getting U20 standard gold in ASEAN Chess in Macau and getting outright IM title and a GM norm - Qualifying to the BOGM for the first time thru the NCC Semis - Placing 3rd in ...
 
Dec-21-14 Kharlov vs Dreev, 1993
Domdaniel: 14.Ng5 (played by Polgar in a later game) is better than 14.g3.
C11
Dec-21-14 S F Lebedev vs Alekhine, 1909
TheFocus: Alekhine's first major win was the All Russian Amateur at St. Petersburg, Russia from February 15 - March 12, 1909. It was played jointly with the Chigorin Memorial won by Dr. Lasker and A. Rubinstein. This is round 13, March 4, 1909. ...
A40
Dec-21-14 Alekhine vs V Nikolaev, 1909
TheFocus: Alekhine's first major win was the All Russian Amateur at St. Petersburg, Russia from February 15 - March 12, 1909. It was played jointly with the Chigorin Memorial won by Dr. Lasker and A. Rubinstein. This is round 12, March 3, 1909. ...
C28
Dec-21-14 Eugenio Torre
pinoymaster77: Posted this in FB Groups Ahedres : For the year 2014, after a tumultous start highlighted by GM Wes' planned transfer, and the apparent 'Young GMs revolt' affecting the Tromso Olympiad formation, NCFP got some breaks this Q4 : - ...
 
Dec-21-14 A Greet vs E Keogh, 2006
Domdaniel: Keogh goes gonzo here ... but back in the 1960s he was beating top GMs like Stahlberg, and he can still play a bit.
C41
Dec-21-14 Nakamura vs Aronian, 2014
Reisswolf: Now I don't feel so bad about sometimes being unable to close out my opponents after outplaying them in the earlier part of the game.
A45
Dec-21-14 Bird vs Blackburne, 1886
GoldenBird: Ugh 1.f4. After 1.f4 e5 2. e4 is the only way to keep dynamic chances for white, as the position arising after 1.f4 e5 2. fxe5 d6 3. exd6 Bxd6 4. Nf3 is by no means easy to play from a practical point of view, despite white's advantage
A02
Dec-21-14 Kavalek vs Suttles, 1974
sleepyirv: Space Suttles
B08
Dec-21-14 Doll
zanzibar: I watched it <HMM>, words fail me, my eyes teared over. Well, <there was one more thing... it's been emotional.> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-U4... For pictures of other pretty boys putting on the moves: ...
 
Dec-21-14 C Daly vs P Short, 2008
Domdaniel: Daly and Short have both been among the strongest Irish players since the 1980s -- though both have been overtaken by players like Collins, Kelly, Quinn, Lopez etc, who all made the IM title in the same period.
C95
Dec-21-14 D Burrell vs Keene, 1979
MissScarlett: <Roll out the Burrell>
D01
Dec-21-14 Alekhine vs P Romanovsky, 1909
TheFocus: Round should read as 1909.
C26
Dec-21-14 Verlinsky vs Alekhine, 1909
TheFocus: Round should read as 1909.
C68
Dec-21-14 Alekhine vs B Gregory, 1909
TheFocus: 1909 actually.
C28
Dec-21-14 N Tereshchenko vs Alekhine, 1909
TheFocus: 1909 actually.
A40
Dec-21-14 Alekhine vs P A Evtifeev, 1909
TheFocus: 1909 actually.
D00
Dec-21-14 A Chepurnov vs Alekhine, 1909
TheFocus: 1909 actually.
C00
Dec-21-14 Alekhine vs V Rozanov, 1909
TheFocus: 1909 actually.
A40
Dec-21-14 M Elyashov vs Alekhine, 1909
TheFocus: Alekhine's first major win was the All Russian Amateur at St. Petersburg, Russia from February 15 - March 12, 1909. It was played jointly with the Chigorin Memorial won by Dr. Lasker and A. Rubinstein. This is round 11, March 1, 1909. ...
C01
Dec-21-14 Short vs Timman, 1991
GoldenBird: I think Short had remembered what Steintiz once said 'The King is a fighting piece!'
B04
Dec-21-14 Lautier vs Short, 1999
plang: The position up to 28 Rc1 is correct; for some reason the rest of the game score is incorrect.
D58
Dec-21-14 Alekhine vs M Neumann, 1908
TheFocus: Round 12, August 15, 1908 of the Dusseldorf Hauptturnier A. Alekhine finished in 4= with +8=2-3.
C78
Dec-21-14 Ed. Lasker vs Alekhine, 1908
TheFocus: Round 11, August 14, 1908 of the Dusseldorf Hauptturnier A. Alekhine finished in 4= with +8=2-3.
C41
Dec-21-14 Alekhine vs Gajdos, 1908
TheFocus: Round 10, August 13, 1908 of the Dusseldorf Hauptturnier A. Alekhine finished in 4= with +8=2-3.
D32
Dec-21-14 G Wiarda vs Alekhine, 1908
TheFocus: Round 9, August 12, 1908 of the Dusseldorf Hauptturnier A. Alekhine finished in 4= with +8=2-3.
C63
Dec-21-14 Alekhine vs Koehnlein, 1908
TheFocus: Round 4, August 6, 1908 of the Dusseldorf Hauptturnier A. Alekhine finished in 4= with +8=2-3.
D05
Dec-21-14 S Trcala vs Alekhine, 1908
TheFocus: Round 3, August 5, 1908 of the Dusseldorf Hauptturnier A. Alekhine finished in 4= with +8=2-3.
C77
Dec-21-14 Alekhine vs W Kunze, 1908
TheFocus: Round 2, August 4, 1908 of the Dusseldorf Hauptturnier A. Alekhine finished in 4= with +8=2-3.
C01
Dec-21-14 Van Wely vs Kramnik, 1998
shoshonte: On the opening of this game, it seems like 16. Kh1 was a mistake. Better was 16.Kf1 avoiding the eventual Qh2 with check. If 15...Qc7 instead of Bxh2, 16. Be2 seems to hold for white as in the game Goganov-Bajarani 2011
D46
Dec-21-14 M Bluvshtein vs V Baghdasaryan, 2010
shoshonte: On an opening aspect, 17. Bd3 is an improvement for white planning 18.e5 with tempo on the knight
D45
Dec-21-14 R Jumabayev vs P Maletin, 2011
shoshonte: On the opening of this game, 17.Bd3 was an improvement prepping 18.e5 with tempo on the knight.
D45
Dec-21-14 M Tratar vs M Palac, 2012
shoshonte: On an opening aspect of this game... 17.Be2! was an improvement for white planning to meet Be5 with Na4.
D45
Dec-21-14 O Roething vs Capablanca, 1910
Beancounter: Roething was seeing ghosts. The game is even after 30.Bxg8 Nxg6 31.Rxe7 Nxe7 32. Bxc Rfe8 33. Nd6+ Rxd6 34. Bxd6 fxg 35. Bxg =
C44
Dec-21-14 W So vs A Baryshpolets, 2013
shoshonte: White is winning after 65. Rxa2. it'll be hard to win against perfect defense but Baryshpolets just commits suicide on move 65 with Ra6?? I think from an opening standpoint 17. Be2 planning Bf3 after c5 is an improvement.
D45
Dec-21-14 Reshevsky vs Fine, 1937
shoshonte: Fine missed the move 17...Bxh3 winning a pawn although after 18. Ne2 Qg4 19. Ng3 Nxd5 20. Qxb7 black's only slightly better. See Valeinis - Sakai 2004
D28
Dec-21-14 E Schallopp vs Mackenzie, 1887
Knight13: <Text 40. h4?!>: Better is 40. Re5, cutting off Black's King, and then pushing the b-pawn instead of the a-pawn. <Text 43. h5??>: Again, White should have played 43. Re5. <Text 44. Ka3> White was a dead man walking even
B34
Dec-21-14 Gulko vs Kasparov, 1990
perfidious: <Eduardo> Which, in the eyes of some kibitzers, detracts from Kasparov's legacy.
E81
Dec-21-14 Miroshnichenko vs D Bojkov, 2008
luxtor: Yes! I Totally agree with posted guidelines, in that congeniality and respect for others is truly needed.
E91
Dec-21-14 J Thinnsen vs I D Wells, 1981
offramp: After 21...♙d7:♙e6, [DIAGRAM] ...white is forced to play a very non-mutual move: 22.♙e4-e5. In a few more moves, after 26.Kf1, white is in this unhappy position: [DIAGRAM] But white clings on tenaciously, and Wells
E17
Dec-21-14 Taimanov vs Petrosian, 1953
Cheapo by the Dozen: Going back to the translation discussion from a decade ago, "Schein" is German for "appear", which is why a Scheinopfer would be an apparent but not real sacrifice. I might have guessed wrong on Nutzopfer, however, as Nutz ...
E58
Dec-21-14 Kasparov vs Karpov, 1990
mickek977: Kasparov says himself in that linked YouTube-video that take with the rook instead on move 37 and then just move it back again is mate. I couldn't see that line in the comments yet.
C92
Dec-21-14 Alekhine vs C Amar, 1923
tamar: Seeing Alekhine play move 24, "Admiral" C Amar is reported to have said "It's a trap!"
C74
Dec-21-14 Karpov vs Unzicker, 1974
JosepCmd: Karpov's signature!
C98
Dec-21-14 Viswanathan Anand
Severin: He barely scraped by in LCC. Adams handed him a win in the last round that tied him with the two leaders, and then he won on tiebreaks. Overall, his level of play was seriously lacking. I don't have anything against him, but it's not ...
 
Dec-21-14 Alekhine vs C Lipschutz, 1923
TheFocus: From a blindfold simul in Paris, France on February 25, 1923. Alekhine scored +11=1-0.
D00
Dec-21-14 Alekhine vs J Blanco, 1923
TheFocus: From a blindfold simul in Paris, France on February 25, 1923. Alekhine scored +11=1-0.
D06
Dec-21-14 Alekhine vs Herzfeld, 1923
TheFocus: From a blindfold simul in Paris, France on February 25, 1923. Alekhine scored +11=1-0.
C62
Dec-21-14 Alekhine vs L Schwartz, 1923
TheFocus: From a blindfold simul in Paris, France on February 25, 1923. Alekhine scored +11=1-0.
C30
Dec-21-14 Alekhine vs D Freedmann, 1923
TheFocus: From a blindfold simul in Paris, France on February 25, 1923. Alekhine scored +11=1-0.
C54
Dec-21-14 Alekhine vs E Lancel, 1923
TheFocus: From a blindfold simul in Paris, France on February 25, 1923. Alekhine scored +11=1-0.
D61
Dec-21-14 Alekhine vs C Girard, 1923
TheFocus: From a blindfold simul in Paris, France on February 25, 1923. Alekhine scored +11=1-0.
D37
Dec-21-14 Alekhine vs A Scialom, 1923
TheFocus: From a blindfold simul in Paris, France on February 25, 1923. Alekhine scored +11=1-0.
C54
Dec-21-14 Alekhine vs E Vitta, 1923
TheFocus: From a blindfold simul in Paris, France on February 25, 1923. Alekhine scored +11=1-0.
B13
Dec-21-14 Alekhine vs R Darru, 1923
TheFocus: From a blindfold simul in Paris, France on February 25, 1923. Alekhine scored +11=1-0.
C30
Dec-21-14 A Muffang vs Alekhine, 1923
TheFocus: Match Game 2 played in Paris, France on February 22, 1923. Alekhine won both games in the match.
C02
Dec-21-14 Alekhine vs A Muffang, 1923
TheFocus: Match Game 1 played in Paris, France on February 20, 1923. Alekhine won both games in the match.
D30
Dec-21-14 Tal vs Averbakh, 1954
Check It Out: Tal says that Averbakh took over two hours on his first 10 moves.
C47
Dec-21-14 Alekhine vs Prils/Blaut, 1923
TheFocus: From a consultation simul in Antwerp, Belgium on February 10, 1923. Alekhine scored +7=0-1.
C77
Dec-21-14 Alekhine vs A Bonet, 1923
TheFocus: From a simul in Madrid, Spain on January 2, 1923. Alekhine scored +22=5-3.
A40
Dec-21-14 S Shchukin vs R Mascarinas, 2001
kamagong24: white's attack run out of bullets!
B21
Dec-21-14 Alekhine vs Sanchez Toca, 1923
TheFocus: From a simul in Madrid, Spain on January 2, 1923. Alekhine scored +22=5-3.
C26
Dec-21-14 Alekhine vs Molina, 1923
TheFocus: From a simul in Madrid, Spain on January 2, 1923. Alekhine scored +22=5-3.
C30
Dec-21-14 Pauli
technical draw: No kibitzing. Must be because of the Pauli exclusion principle.
 
Dec-21-14 Alekhine vs De Pedro, 1922
TheFocus: From a simul in Zaragoza, Spain on December 27, 1922. Alekhine's score against six opponents is not known.
D61
Dec-21-14 Alekhine vs V Marin y Llovet, 1922
TheFocus: From a clock simul in Barcelona, Spain on December 26, 1922. Alekhine's score is not known.
C77
Dec-21-14 V Fedoseev vs M Bosiocic, 2012
siggemannen: Ok, i bite. <Bodycheck!>
D70
Dec-21-14 Alekhine vs Cortes, 1922
TheFocus: From a simul in Barcelona, Spain in December, 1922. Alekhine's score is not known.
C01
Dec-21-14 Niclas Huschenbeth
kellmano: <whiteshark> just came here to post that link. Great stuff. I really like his presentation style.
 
Dec-21-14 Alekhine vs J Fernandez Rua, 1922
TheFocus: From a blindfold simul in Gijon, Spain on June 24, 1922. Alekhine scored +10=2-0.
C01
Dec-21-14 Alekhine vs V Marin y Llovet, 1922
TheFocus: From a clock simul in Barcelona, Spain on June 14, 1922. Alekhine's score is not known.
D15
Dec-21-14 Alekhine vs J Torres Caravaca, 1922
TheFocus: From a blindfold simul in Seville, Spain on June 5, 1922. Alekhine scored +23=3-2.
C37
Dec-21-14 Suruchee Thing
I Like Fish: the whole thing looks fishy...
 
Dec-21-14 Alekhine vs Ledr, 1922
TheFocus: From a blindfold simul in Prague, Czechoslovakia on May 9, 1922. Alekhine scored +10=2-0.
C23
Dec-21-14 Alekhine vs A Arnold, 1922
TheFocus: From a blindfold simul in Prague, Czechoslovakia on May 9, 1922. Alekhine scored +10=2-0. Only Alekhine was blindfold.
D00
Dec-21-14 Alekhine vs Zajicek, 1922
TheFocus: From a blindfold simul in Prague, Czechoslovakia on May 9, 1922. Alekhine scored +10=2-0.
D38
Dec-21-14 A Fritz vs Max Weiss, 1887
Knight13: 8. d3 > 8. Nd1?!. 12. d4 > 12. Bxb6?!. 16. Nd5 > 16. Rxf4?.
C49
Dec-21-14 Mackenzie vs Tarrasch, 1887
Knight13: What a game... Not a good game.
B34
Dec-21-14 Korchnoi - Spassky Candidates Final (1977)
MissScarlett: The November 1977 <Chess> reported: <The start of the Spassky v Korchnoy match in Belgrade has had to be postponed from the original date, November 15. Korchnoy was injured in a road accident on November 8th when a taxi in ...
 
Dec-21-14 T Williams vs Karpov, 1977
MissScarlett: No. Maybe drawing the world champion persuaded him he should go and do something worthwhile with his life. The T must be for Tony because elsewhere he's given as Anthony M. Apparently, he was awarded a special trophy for the best ...
A16
Dec-21-14 Ian Duncan Wells
Lonnie Lurko: <Paying tribute to a dead man while simultaneously ripping off his notes is a little on the tasteless side> Strictly speaking of course it wasn't Wells' annotations that were ripped off, but annotations in CHESS that were ...
 
Dec-21-14 F Benko vs Stahlberg, 1939
perfidious: <ozmikey> White's play in that phase smacks of time trouble; first, he apparently missed the strongest line as you noted, then pulled his pieces back, which spells doom; given his long-term weaknesses, an attacking policy is the ...
C13
Dec-21-14 Frank James Marshall
ljfyffe: " But those who were familiar with Marshall's earlier chess career, well before he regularly appeared on the European scene, would not have been surprised by the man's irrepressible belief in his own abilities at the chessboard, nor his ...
 
Dec-21-14 Max Weiss vs Gunsberg, 1887
Knight13: 11... Qe7 is slightly better. 12. Qxd4 and 17. Qg5 are interesting alternatives worth serious consideration.
C77
Dec-21-14 Spirit of Adventure vs Donald Duck, 1959
shoshonte: I just check this page! I was the one who submitted it! so happy it actually got posted. There's a tradition at my school that every year on the last day before Christmas break, we would watch Donald Duck in Mathmagic Land. One of my ...
D00
Dec-21-14 Judit Polgar vs Dreev, 2002
SpiritedReposte: The position after 16. Nd6 is interesting all those pieces on the d-file pity white didn't have a rook on d1.
B01
Dec-21-14 H Bogart vs NN, 1933
Conrad93: This gambit is so bad that black cna just give up a knight and still have an equal position.
A45
Dec-21-14 Shirov vs Morozevich, 2000
SpiritedReposte: 22. Rd2 does look like a reactionary move. 24. ...Qa4! is a great shot.
C14
Dec-21-14 N Marache vs B Raphael, 1857
Eggman: <torrete64> Actually, with a knight pawn the drawing method seen in the Philidor position is unnecessary. Black could simply put his king on g8 or h8 and sit his rook on (his) first rank and White can make no progress. This passive ...
B44
Dec-21-14 Millionaire Chess (2014)
Troller: I actually expected Pia Cramling to have had an appearance or two in the eighties, but apparently not: http://www.tatasteelchess.com/histo...
 
Dec-21-14 Geller vs Taimanov, 1954
Conrad93: Ah, the early days of 6. Bc4... This is what happens when you delay Bb3 for too long.
B88
Dec-21-14 Sax vs Korchnoi, 1986
Conrad93: Retreat Variation? A bit inaccurate. It's called the Armenian Variation.
C18
Dec-21-14 Suruchee Thing vs Andronica Leboela Maboloka, 2014
TheBish: On top of all the other blunders here, White could have greatly shortened the game by winning the rook with 49. Qe8+ Kh7 (or 49...Kg7 50. Qe5+) 50. Qf7+ Kh8 51. Qf6+, followed by promoting the c-pawn and mating with two queens.
B20
Dec-21-14 Fresch
Chessdreamer: I think this is Janos Flesch . ( http://www.365chess.com/view_game.p... )
 
Dec-21-14 Tarrasch vs K A Walbrodt, 1894
offramp: After 26.g4: [DIAGRAM] Tigran Petrosian would not have liked black's 26....♙h7-h5. It is an unnecessary pawn-move in front of one's king. Perhaps 26...♗e7 would have been better.
C42
Dec-21-14 Alekhine vs A Tackels, 1922
perfidious: Was this an open-field Tackel?
C01
Dec-21-14 A R Saleh Salem vs I Sokolov, 2014
sallom89: I just wonder what his true rating is..
A56
Dec-21-14 Kasimdzhanov vs P Tregubov, 2000
siggemannen: 43...Qd4 Bc3 wins
A57
Dec-21-14 P Tregubov vs Kasimdzhanov, 2000
siggemannen: Clever finish. If black tries to break the pin with Kh6, then Rh8 mates
D17
Dec-21-14 Harmonist vs Mackenzie, 1887
Knight13: <Text 13. Qf3>: 13. exf5 Nxf5/Bxf5 14. Nf3 or 13. exf5 Qxf5 14. Qf3 Qxf3 15. Nxf3 is a little superior. <Text 17. Rae1?!>: 17. Kh1. <Text 26. Bg5?>: 26. Qe2 is more advisable.
C45
Dec-21-14 Zappa (Computer)
sneaky pete: I know it's hard to defend an unpopular policy every once in a while, but ... happy birthday, Frank Zappa!
 
Dec-21-14 ?
Abdel Irada: <In some languages, most notably in Spanish typography since the 18th century, every question mark must be opened and closed; an interrogative sentence or phrase begins with an inverted question mark, "¿" and ends with the familiar
 
Dec-21-14 Alekhine vs E Verschueren, 1922
TheFocus: From a blindfold simul in Brussels, Belgium on March 18, 1922. Alekhine scored +6=3-3.
C53
Dec-21-14 Alekhine vs L Curtois, 1922
TheFocus: From a blindfold simul in Brussels, Belgium on March 18, 1922. Alekhine scored +6=3-3.
D00
Dec-21-14 Alekhine vs E Lancel, 1922
TheFocus: From a blindfold simul in Brussels, Belgium on March 18, 1922. Alekhine scored +6=3-3.
C30
Dec-21-14 Alekhine vs Villeneau, 1922
TheFocus: From a blindfold simul in Paris, France on March 15, 1922. Alekhine scored +11=1-0.
A22
Dec-21-14 Fleissig / A Staehelin vs Alekhine, 1922
TheFocus: From a consultation clock simul in Basle, Switzerland on March 2, 1922. Alekhine scored +3=0-1. 13,000.
C45
Dec-21-14 Chekhover vs Botvinnik, 1931
Benzol: My money would be on the War but I wouldn't be surprised if the missing scores turn up some day having been mislaid and then found in somebody's dusty old files.
A47
Dec-21-14 Nakamura vs Kramnik, 2013
KchessK: Nakamura vs Kramnik video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jkt...
D00
Dec-21-14 S Del Rio Angelis vs B Olape, 2004
CHESSTTCAMPS: Black's king-side is weakened on the dark squares and white has mobilized substantially in that region to exploit that weakness, expending a pawn in the process. Looking at forcing breakthroughs, 24.Qxh7+?? Kxh7 25.Rh5+ Kg8?? 26.Rh8#
C42
Dec-21-14 I Lysyj vs Morozevich, 2014
Boris Schipkov: My commentary http://www.chessib.com/lysyj-moroze... .
E11
Dec-21-14 Karpov vs R Seltzer, 1990
515: What a great battle! Black probably missed several chances to win. Here's a pretty one: 67...Rh6! 68. Kb5 Kb3 69. a5 Rh5 70. Kb6 Kb4 71. a6 Rh6 72. Kb7 Kb5 73. a7 Rh7 74. Kb8 Kb6 75. a8(N) Kc6 winning.
A58
Dec-21-14 Karjakin vs Nakamura, 2013
KchessK: Karjakin vs Nakamura https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejl...
B01
Dec-21-14 Mamedyarov vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2014
KchessK: Mamedyarov vs Nepomniachtchi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqQ...
E60


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