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Jul-22-14 The World vs Naiditsch, 2014
Jul-22-14 Wesley So
mesa1360: I like win = 1, draw & loss = 0 more than the fiona rules. At the onset of the game, the objective is to win because nothing is to be gained from draw. However, the player will not be unjustly penalized for a fighting draw.
Jul-22-14 Yifan Hou vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2014
chinokoli: Interesting that black made 7 straight moves with his dark squared bishop from move 31 to move 37.
Jul-22-14 C Eriksson vs R Rapport, 2014
Mating Net: I would say Black got out of jail thanks to the fork.
Jul-22-14 Robert Markus
waustad: When I saw "R Markus" I assumed they'd messed up Markus Ragger's name. Nope, he's another 2600+ player.
Jul-22-14 Kenneth Rogoff
KKDEREK: < Colonel Mortimer: During the course of my 48hr postathon in solidarity with the Palestinian people - I've had an unprecedented 8 virus attacks. I don't normally wear a tin foil hat but this does strike me as unusual. Luckily my anti
Jul-22-14 Politiken Cup (2014)
Wavy: There are so many players here yet so few posters in this page. Just to show that there are no star players in this tournament.
Jul-22-14 R Rapport vs T Rogers, 2014
diceman: Haven't seen a Caro that bad since Kasparov and Deep Blue.
Jul-22-14 Biel (2014)
Wavy: < kia0708: <I am sure would chess be very important and profitable, USA would dominate chess by far.> No doubt about it. The TOP 3 in the world would look like this: 1. Ivan Sovietov (USA) 2. Vladimir Ukrainov (USA) 3. ...
Jul-22-14 Philip I Hair
GumboGambit: Im sure there are some of us that have areas we would like to Phil Hair with.
Jul-22-14 Tal vs Keres, 1959
Xeroxx: reminiscent of Nakamura - Carlsen 2014.
Jul-22-14 Karpov - Fischer World Championship Match (1975)
Everett: And, yes, Fischer certainly benefited from Euwe's sentiments. Call it nepotism or corruption, both work.
Jul-22-14 Paul Keres
drnooo: so near as I can make out Keres had planned to escape to Sweden, was foiled in the sudden retreat of the Nazis from Russia, wound up on a list of those that likely would have been executed or sent to -70 degree places were it not for the ...
Jul-22-14 Reuben Fine
Phony Benoni: <Sally Simpson> There was a time (at least in the States) when Fine's <Basic Chess Endings> was considered the Bible. But it came out 75 years ago, and sheer time has changed much, even before the advent of computers. For
Jul-22-14 A Salem vs L McLaren, 1990
Benzol: Salems Lot.
Jul-22-14 Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting (2014)
Everett: <Shams> I didn't say Caruana lied. I was suggesting that <it> was a lie. I was not placing blame. Apologies for being unclear.
Jul-22-14 Fine vs B Dahlstrom, 1935
Phony Benoni: <crawfb5> Thanks. I must have goofed transcribing the game.
Jul-22-14 Kibitzer's Café
Travis Bickle: 2 good ol' Buckaroos... Ringo Starr & Buck Owens Act Naturally
Jul-22-14 M Sana vs N Leve, 2014
Fusilli: After 35...Rh1: [DIAGRAM] Here 36.Kg2 and white wins! There is no need for 36.Rxg6+ as I played. After 45...Kf7: [DIAGRAM] I played 46.Qf6+ and offered the draw. I simply did not consider 46.Nf4, where white is better but the endgame ...
Jul-22-14 O Iwu vs M Sana, 2014
Fusilli: This was a hard fought game. My opponent and I had been paired at the same tournament a few years earlier and he wanted revenge! ( O Iwu vs M Sana, 2011 ). And he almost got it. 21...dxc5 was naive. I thought I was going to maneuver my ...
Jul-22-14 Keres vs E Arlamowski, 1950
Xeroxx: A number of people has fallen for this trap.
Jul-22-14 Morphy vs F Slous, 1859
Xeroxx: maybe.
Jul-22-14 M Sana vs E Treger, 2014
Fusilli: I had advantage for the whole game, but did not manage to make it decisive. 33.Kf3 or Kh3 would have been better. Or 37.Rxb7.
Jul-22-14 M Sana vs J Altman, 2014
Fusilli: This kid is 10 (!), and for now he is under 1700, but he'll get far. I asked CG to upload the game just to share this interesting position. After 23.bxc3: [DIAGRAM] White threatens 24.f5 and black loses heavy material. But there is a ...
Jul-22-14 A Betaneli vs M Sana, 2014
Fusilli: What can I say... I was simply outplayed here. By the time I played 22...f5, out of desperation, I was seeing that my a-pawn would fall with no compensation whatsoever.
Jul-22-14 A Schroeter vs Janowski, 1899
heuristic: only game with 8.Nf3 15.Ngxe4 f5 16.Nxd6 Bxh1 is better 18...hxg5? 18...cxd4 19.cxd4 Qd7 20.gxh6 g6 21.Qg4 Qa4+ 22.Rc2 Qxa2 and WHT is toast 21...cxd4 22.cxd4 Qf7 23.Qxf7+ Rxf7 24.Rg1 24.dxe5 fxe5 25.Rxd6 30.Qh6 is not just a ...
Jul-22-14 M Sana vs A Roach, 2014
Fusilli: I played this game on my birthday. :) After 21...d5 22.e5: [DIAGRAM] This position reminded me of J Becerra-Rivero vs M Sana, 2004 , where we reached a more or less similar pawn structure and I ended up very passive, so I knew white had
Jul-22-14 I N Bozkurt vs M Sana, 2014
Fusilli: Tactically complicated game. After 26...Rd8: [DIAGRAM] The computer says he has to take the draw with 27.Bxf7+ Qxf7 28.Qxd8 Qxf2+ and perpetual is best for black. After 30.Nf3, I made a bad move, then another bad move, then a stupid ...
Jul-22-14 Seirawan vs Korchnoi, 1980
whiteshark: An extremely charming presentation by Yaz.
Jul-22-14 Keres vs W Kocher, 1943
Xeroxx: Kocher Tax.
Jul-22-14 M Sana vs C Mabe, 2014
Fusilli: Position after 39...Kf5: [DIAGRAM] I can't believe I survived this! 10.h4 is a weak move... just the first of several I made throughout the middle game.
Jul-22-14 Mark Bluvshtein
posoo: I think Bloovoston got scared when I made fun of him on da Tiviakov game he got roaled in! Don't give up so easy Bloovoston, Canada needs you!!!
Jul-22-14 A A Ryba vs M Sana, 2014
Fusilli: In this position, after 18.Qb3: [DIAGRAM] The computer finds: 18...Bxh3! If 19.Bxh3 Re3! and white has no satisfactory moves. Needless to say, I didn't even consider 18...Bxh3.
Jul-22-14 Keres vs Geller, 1962
Chessman1504: Assuming you meant tactics, when did Capablanca say tactics didn't matter? He was a bit of a tactical monster, so I would find such a comment surprising from him.
Jul-22-14 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2014
Chessman1504: I mean, all the top players are well-trained in the art of analysis and calculation, but I think Fabiano tends to be more concrete and rely on logic moreso than Carlsen with his more intuitive approach. I think Carlsen may be like ...
Jul-22-14 Tal vs Aronin, 1957
sbevan: Good comments on the game at:
Jul-22-14 R Rapport vs T Petersen, 2014
ketchuplover: 46...Qe8
Jul-22-14 Yifan Hou
Whitehat1963: Only 17 Elo points behind Polgar!
Jul-22-14 Tal vs Kasparov, 1992
dante1234: Kasparov lost to himself which Tal benefited.
Jul-22-14 Tarrasch vs Rubinstein, 1912
Marcelo Bruno: <master of defence> Sorry, but the author of this playing line belongs to Reuben Fine. D'Agostini only mentions it.
Jul-22-14 Levon Aronian
cro777: Aronian's girlfriend WIM Arianne Caoili, an Australian chess player born in Manila (Philippines) and now living mostly in Armenia, has impressed again in Armenian "Shall We Dance?". Caoili was one of the celebrity dancers in the fifth ...
Jul-22-14 Negi vs C Molin, 2014
Shams: <rickycota> Shredder gives White a huge material advantage after 6...Qxb2 7.N1c3. I missed that after 7...Nd4 White has 8.Rb1 and Black is completely lost.
Jul-22-14 Browne vs Keres, 1975
drnooo: the two greatest class acts in chess Keres and Tal no telling how far Keres would have gone had he ever escaped from under the scythe of the USSR He might have even lived to a ripe old age without the stress a truly great good man
Jul-22-14 D Justice vs M Sana, 2010
FSR: Miscarriage of Justice.
Jul-22-14 J Mehringer vs B Muschik, 2014
FSR: Face the Muschik.
Jul-22-14 A Giri vs Harikrishna, 2014
kellmano: Nice vid of the press conference: They are both likeable.
Jul-22-14 N Palm vs T Sorensen, 2010
FSR: Facepalm.
Jul-22-14 O Adu vs B Lugo, 2004
posoo: ANSWER HIM, duvnit!
Jul-22-14 S Justinussen vs D Smerdon, 2014
SimonWebbsTiger: Smerdon dropped by the commentator room and gave some entertaining post-game remarks. He said e.g. he is the strongest player in the World to play this line for Black because it isn't really any good!
Jul-22-14 L Blonarovych vs G Ramirez, 1957
jerseybob: When this game was played black's defensive routine against the K.I.R. hadn't yet been totally worked out. Black's Queen Odyssey Variation blows two tempi with the queen, two more with the bishop, and leaves white with everything a ...
Jul-22-14 J Salomon vs A G Tryggestad, 2014
FSR: Fun game (unless you're Black).
Jul-22-14 Max Hansen vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2014
whiteshark: Strammer Max!
Jul-22-14 ACP Golden Classic (2014)
posoo: CORRECT wavy.
Jul-22-14 A Suarez Real vs A Alonso Alvarez, 2014
Mating Net: Spectacular doesn't even begin to do justice to Qxf6!!
Jul-22-14 E M Faust vs G Ramirez, 1957
jerseybob: Nice forceful game from Bobby Fischer's old Junior sparring partner.
Jul-22-14 Leningrad/Moscow training (1939)
jerseybob: Shams: OK,I see now that Flohr's total doesn't include a Panov forfeit point either. My only point was that Reshevsky officially finished second, but I guess inclusion of the crosstable covers that. It would be interesting to know why ...
Jul-22-14 Larsen vs W Schmidt, 1971
Eduardo Bermudez: Chess player who was born in Poland on april 10th and won against David Bronstein, Bent Larsen y Hector Rossetto... you are thinking in Najdorf, no, I am thinking in the GM Wlodzimierz Schmidt !!
Jul-22-14 M A Jensen vs A Moiseenko, 2014
mjmorri: 22...Qxd6, surprise!!
Jul-22-14 L A Nielsen vs M Cornette, 2014
mjmorri: A common folly for the weaker player. In trying to force trades, White exposed his King to a fatal attack.
Jul-22-14 S Rosell vs M Cornette, 2014
mjmorri: 23.d4?? C'mon man!
Jul-22-14 B Muschik vs L Laustsen, 2014
mjmorri: Isn't 13...Nf6 playable?
Jul-22-14 Nagueb M Saleh
zanzibar: Recently spotted in Dubai Blitz 2014, but only played one game (missing from <CG>).
Jul-22-14 Stockfish vs Houdini, 2014
mrcool0: Why not 10...Nc2+! or 10...Qxd4! ?
Jul-22-14 Azahari Md Aliuddin Hj
zanzibar: Also dropped out of Dubai Blitz 2014, one game missing.
Jul-22-14 Jaan Ehlvest
zanzibar: Both of his Blitz games from Dubai 2014 are missing. For comparison purposes, Byambaa also dropped out early, but all three of his(?) games are on <CG>.
Jul-22-14 Biographer Bistro
Tabanus: <Chessical> Else I can only find this in The Times: 1st prize: 1000 pounds.
Jul-22-14 A Rasmussen vs T Rydstrom, 2014
mjmorri: Very nice!
Jul-22-14 Savielly Tartakower
Xeroxx: Yul Brynner-esque.
Jul-22-14 M Ly vs T Christensen, 2014
mjmorri: No sense of danger.
Jul-22-14 Kramnik vs Kamsky, 1994
SpiritedReposte: This game is sick. That counter attack was right on time.
Jul-22-14 A Neffe vs E Djurhuus, 2014
mjmorri: Black must have been distracted by his clever Queen trade.
Jul-22-14 I Skovgaard vs J C Schroeder, 2014
mjmorri: White must have been discouraged after losing the d pawn, but 19.Bf3 is tantamount to resigning.
Jul-22-14 Leo Fleischmann Forgacs
Karpova: He won a tournament arranged by the Budapest Chess Club, wherein all of the strongest players of Budapest participated. It took place from November 15 to December 14, 1906. Time control was 18 moves per hour. 1. Forgacs 14.0 2-3. Zoltan
Jul-22-14 Negi vs A Hobber, 2014
mjmorri: The Knight cannot be taken of course. Poor Black. Material is even, but his King cannot castle and the d6 square is very weak.
Jul-22-14 Taimanov vs Lisitsin, 1949
morphynoman2: Why not 19. Nb7?
Jul-22-14 L Cyborowski vs E Romanov, 2013
mjmorri: A common fate for Knights that defend each other while under attack. If one of them has to move...
Jul-22-14 M Sharif vs Kasparov, 1988
TheTamale: <YetAnotherAmateur> beat me to my version of a pun for this game. To which I can only say: great work, YAA!
Jul-22-14 Morozevich vs Svidler, 2013
Xeroxx: modern classic
Jul-22-14 D Andersen vs M Ly, 2014
luzhin: White's doubtless planned 19.Rag1 Qxh6 20.Rg8 mate fails to the fact that 19...Qxh6 is CHECK. Oops.
Jul-22-14 E M Faust vs J F Shaw, 1954
mjmorri: <The middlegame and ending are a dream come true for White> Indeed. Black has more pawn islands than White and one of them is composed of doubled pawns. Still, it took precise play from White to take advantage of this. 52...e5 ...
Jul-22-14 Keres vs D Allan, 1975
Xeroxx: interesting game.
Jul-22-14 Motylev vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2014
Rookiepawn: [DIAGRAM] Doesn't 20. Qxg4 lose a tempo here? Besides it allows Bf6. Seems like a pawn-grabbing move in the middle of a sharp game, leaving WQ in a bad square. I'd suggest 20. dxe6 followed by 0-0-0 and I think White is better. Is ...
Jul-22-14 Tim L Rogers
notyetagm: <Captain Hindsight: <AsosLight> That's why he is <notyetagm>. ;)> This is a well-known trap that you need to know. My first teacher used to set this trap with reversed colors against fish by playing the <BUDAPEST ...
Jul-22-14 Kateryna Lahno
notyetagm: Kateryna Lahno <alexmagnus: Half Russian, but her last name (now matter how written :)) is clearly Ukrainian.> Yes, her last name does not end in -nova, -seva, or -nina.
Jul-22-14 Boris Chatalbashev
whiteshark: GM Boris Chatalbashev (2549) is a Bulgarian GM, four times national champion for men. As an active player Boris has won more than 30 tournaments in his career and has been a part of the Bulgarian Olympic Team. He has been a successful ...
Jul-22-14 Davorin Kuljasevic
whiteshark: GM Davorin Kuljasevic (2564) is a Croatian GM, born 1986 in Zagreb, who lives in Rijeka, Croatia recently. Davorin graduated from Texas Tech University with MS in Finance and has been an International Grandmaster since 2010. He is an ...
Jul-22-14 Alan Turing
Jul-22-14 Grischuk vs Gelfand, 2012
N0B0DY: does it better
Jul-22-14 Team White vs Team Black, 2012
OhioChessFan: That was fantastic.
Jul-22-14 Y Rusakov vs Verlinsky, 1947
OBIT: Cool... with my students this would be known as a "teleporting queen" - the Black queen disappears from e7 and reappears on a1.
Jul-22-14 Leko vs J Horvath, 1992
isemeria: According to Solozhenkin 17...b5?! and 30...a5? were unnecessary weakening of the black queen side pawns. Although it was the blunder 32...fxe6? which decided the game. "After 32...Qxc6 33.Bd5 Qd7 34.Qf3 White seems to be better, but the
Jul-22-14 Korchnoi vs Nunn, 1981
WhiteRook48: A true brilliancy on the part of Nunn.
Jul-22-14 Kramnik vs Anand, 2008
Vinod S U: Best example for a sting in the tail game..!! 34 Ne3! excellent by vishy
Jul-22-14 Van Wely vs Anand, 1999
Shams: <dramas79> After 26.Rxc1 d2 White's Rc1 is overloaded and he will end up down a piece.
Jul-22-14 Topalov vs Anand, 2010
Vinod S U: Great game by vishy.. Topalov fell for anand's trap on move 30 f5.!! All was due to anand's strong light squared bishop..vishy was just wanted to draw this game. As the match would go to rapid games..thats why he played the lasker ...
Jul-22-14 M Sandu vs L Broomfield, 2008
FSR: Lucy wasn't exactly in the sky with diamonds in this game.
Jul-22-14 Harrison
OhioChessFan: <In a terrible case of irony, a tree planted in memory of Beatles guitarist George Harrison in Los Angeles has been destroyed by literal beetles.>
Jul-22-14 Karjakin vs Anand, 2006
Vinod S U: Anand's 24th move "Nc7" was adjudged the best move of the tournament,, top game by VISHY
Jul-22-14 Aronian vs Anand, 2013
Vinod S U: Brilliant game by anand, in this game aronian's first mistake was on 13th move Nxh7,, probably his last.In the post game interview anand had said that critical variation for white was Bxh7..!! and he didnt care for that as he had the ...
Jul-22-14 Edwin M Faust
perfidious: Did this player make a Faustian bargain?
Jul-22-14 E Folk Weaver
Stonehenge: Death Records and SortedByName have March 16, 1911 - April 15, 1992. has other dates and place of birth Tennessee.
Jul-22-14 Pillsbury vs Winawer, 1896
capafischer1: An amazing player with great tactical vision. Pillsbury had an even record with Lasker too after 14 games. Capablanca met him in Cuba when Capa was a little boy and saw him crush everyone playing blindfolded chess while playing cards
Jul-22-14 M Damjanovic vs Fischer, 1967
McNastyMac: @screwdriver, with g6 instead of a6, it would be a Dragon, but because of the a6, it is a Najdorf. The g6 move is a very solid/reliable option against the 6. h3 attack, and is played mainly instead of e6 or e5.
Jul-22-14 Steinitz vs Marshall, 1893
ljfyffe: Nov. 13, 1893 Montreal Chess Club simul Steinitz-Marshall 1e4 e6 2d4 d5 3Nd2 Ne7 4Ngf3 Ng6 5c3 Be7 6e5 f6 7exf6 Bxf6 8Nb3 0-0 9Bd3 Nh4 10Nxh4 Bxh4 110-0 Qe8 12Qe2 Nc6 13f4 Be7 14Bd2 Bd7 15Rae1 Bd6 16Bc2 Rf6 17Nc1 Qe7 18Nd3 Raf8 19g3 Be8 ...
Jul-22-14 Alexandre Vuilleumier
Penguincw: Happy 32nd birthday to IM Alexandre Vuilleumier.
Jul-22-14 Goglidze vs Reshevsky, 1939
jerseybob: I can't believe 13.Na4 is white's best here. Accepting the temporary pawn sac falls right in line with black's plans. 13.Nc4 looks better to me: if 13..a3, 14.Ba1, or 13..ab 14.ab and the pawn on b3 should be easier to defend than the ...
Jul-22-14 A Verzhansky vs V Kron, 2009
FSR: Why doesn't everyone play this line for Black? It seems to me that it's pretty much a bust of the Exchange Variation as a winning attempt. Note that the alternative 9.Bc4 b5! is also equal. Opening Explorer
Jul-22-14 Spassky vs Fischer, 1972
jerseybob: <Shams> <"One need only glance at the photograph".> Exactly. I've always loved this shot, and the look on Fischer's face echoes how I, a Fischer fan, felt at that moment. And after the Game 2 forfeiture, even more so!
Jul-22-14 O Schily vs E Lomer, 2004
Nightsurfer: During the "Tournament of Politicians" 2004 at Berlin, Otto Schily has to face Edmund Lomer who is a seasoned 5th Division Player with an ELO-Rating of 2139. And Otto Schily plays the game of his life by bringing Edmund Lomer to the ...
Jul-22-14 Lasker - Janowski (1909)
Karpova: <Dr. Lasker has now defeated decisively Steinitz, Marshall, Dr. Tarrasch and Janowski, although the encounter with the Parisian was not in the nature of a match, and not for the title, as in the case of each of the other opponents.>
Jul-22-14 Chess Olympiad (2014)
Jul-22-14 A Tyroler vs Euwe, 1928
Stonehenge: 34...Rc8? According to Euwe thought he had already taken the bishop. These things happen in chess :)
Jul-22-14 Van Wely vs E L'Ami, 2014
Boris Schipkov: This game with my commentary in Chess Siberia .
Jul-22-14 A Becker vs Euwe, 1928
Stonehenge: 47...b2 was played:
Jul-22-14 Yifan Hou vs R Wojtaszek, 2014
luzhin: It seems that the straightforward 21.d4! would have been the best (but 21.Qa4 was also very strong, of course).
Jul-22-14 J Ikeda vs S Greeuw, 2014
perfidious: The Junta seized power very early on in this one-sided tilt.
Jul-22-14 Zukertort vs Steinitz, 1886
Murphinsky: Also, I am not such a huge fan of 21...Bd6. The idea seems to be better executed via 21...h5, threatening h4 and Ne4, and the importance of the move order is that 22.h4 Bd6! and now f3 is not available because the knight will hang and ...
Jul-22-14 Mohishunder vs Cochrane, 1849
Ke2: 60 games of mohishunder-cochrane
Jul-22-14 Yifan Hou vs Anand, 2013
Chessinfinite: Nice game by the Women's World Champion against Anand. However, We got this from the Charming Chinese lady after the match in her blog: "It is the first encounter between Yifan and the current FIDE champion. The game ended after 52 ...
Jul-22-14 M Aram vs N Siddiqui, 2008
Ke2: This seems like a solid candidate for worst game on the site.
Jul-22-14 Konstantinopolsky vs Reshevsky, 1939
Gregor Samsa Mendel: <WhiteRook48> After 15 a4 I would play 15..Nxa4, which looks like it regains the pawn for black.
Jul-22-14 Morphy vs T Hampton, 1858
Ke2: Always these clearance pawn sacs
Jul-22-14 Morphy vs J Schulten, 1857
Ke2: Worst move is probably just 4...f5. I just checked the opening explorer and surprisingly this is the only instance of 4...f5.
Jul-22-14 Morphy vs M Conway, 1859
Ke2: <LTJ> these morphy minis are fun guess-the-move
Jul-22-14 S Radovic vs M L Andersen, 2001
FSR: Horrid play by Black.
Jul-22-14 Robert James Fischer
zanzibar: AP has a video clip of HBO promo with some interesting footage of a young Bobby Fischer (and brief appearances by Evans, Saidy, etc): (I guess it's just some footage from HBO's "Bobby Fischer ...
Jul-22-14 A Haik vs A Hauchard, 1988
FSR: Take a Haik.
Jul-21-14 Ragozin vs Reshevsky, 1939
jerseybob: Immediately simplifying to a king and pawn ending on move 33 seems to lose for black, but how about getting the king one square closer with 33..Kf7 and then improving his position in other ways, depending on what moves white makes. That
Jul-21-14 Louis F Stumpers
Sneaky: That's very good, but believe me, there are definitely other interpretations. (Keep in mind, that Randi received a lot of criticism for stating the puzzle in such as way that Moe is portrayed on sitting on information. The nature of the ...
Jul-21-14 Glucksberg vs Najdorf, 1929
parisattack: A real gem of a game!
Jul-21-14 Eugenio Torre
pinoymaster77: May punto si Iskuba dito earlier, BLUNDER pa on the part of NCFP to pursue GM Oli na nasa US na. Parang kumuha ng bato na pinukpok sa ulo. Pano nga kung di lang late but 'no show' sa Tromso? Kung 4 players lang for 11 games straight
Jul-21-14 Peter Thiel
Ke2: <BishopBerkeley> As far as I know Karpov is the only one in both groups
Jul-21-14 Hikaru Nakamura
spysfi: Naka won his second ICC open: His games against Grischuk (1/4 final):
Jul-21-14 Fabiano Caruana
Kinghunt: While I agree that Caruana is a stand out player, up until recently, I believe Caruana was "grouped" with Grischuk, Nakamura, Karjakin, and Kramnik. Event organizers would typically pick 3 of the 5, give or take. His play recently ...
Jul-21-14 Nguyen Huynh Minh Huy
cro777: Minh Huy qualifies for Grandmaster title Minh Huy is the winner of the 5th Borloy-Androvitzky Karoly Memorial First Saturday GM tournament in Budapest (July 2014). The victory earned Huy an additional 17 ELO-rating points, raising his ELO
Jul-21-14 Janowski vs J M Hanham, 1899
heuristic: only game with 7..d5 more forceful moves: 15.Bxe7 Nxe7 16.b4 Be7 15.Be3 16.Qex5 Bf6 17.Qh5+ g6 18.Qg4 Bxc3 16...Ng6 17.Qxg7 Bxb4 18.Qd4 22...d4 loses 22...Rhe8 23.Ra1 Kb8 and BLK holds
Jul-21-14 Yang Shen
waustad: It is telling that a player of her strength can be left off the team for the olympiad without noticably weakening it. Few countries have that much depth on the women's side. Other than China, only Georgia and Russia come to mind. India ...
Jul-21-14 J Banas vs A Ornstein, 1974
benjaminpugh: One can see the appeal of 29...Nf3 - it forks the white queen, rook and bishop, with the latter two being unprotected, and adds further cover to the mating g2 square. But it disastrously opens the a2-g8 file for the bishop leading to
Jul-21-14 Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1978
perfidious: <'s possible that Korchnoi played this opening not in a winning attempt but as an attempt to avoid the Soviet team's preparation. I recall an article he wrote in <Chess Life & Review> before the match where he
Jul-21-14 Peter Leko
Caissanist: I don't consider Leko's stagnation to be terribly mysterious. I'm still sticking with my opinion which I first posted here seven years ago: <He's always had the skills that are more typical of an older player, so in hindsight it's ...
Jul-21-14 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
MountainMatt: 2775.5 live rating!
Jul-21-14 Larsen vs Deep Blue, 1993
falso contacto: Somewhere I have an old magazine with his comments on the match.
Jul-21-14 Eljanov vs I Cheparinov, 2009
Xeroxx: Holy Mackinaw ^^
Jul-21-14 Greco vs NN, 1620
Ke2: Wow I knew the greek gift was an old idea but not 400 years old.
Jul-21-14 Roesch vs W Schlage, 1910
Ke2: <Rösch made 3 bad moves in a row - moves 12, 13, and 14.> Na white is dead on move 12
Jul-21-14 Morphy vs J Chamouillet / Allies, 1858
Ke2: Oddly Morphy played the exchange french in 6 out of 6 french games. Always made that extra tempo count with immediate pressure by Bg5.
Jul-21-14 Mongredien vs Morphy, 1859
Ke2: Even in the closed positions Morphy screams "I'm attacking"
Jul-21-14 Nakamura vs K Arakhamia-Grant, 2007
diceman: <vinidivici ... a woman beat nakamura....what the ...
Jul-21-14 Dzindzichashvili vs Ulf Andersson, 1979
whiteshark: <Howard: ... <my comment doesn't really pertain to the game given here>> Nor do my comments. But there's a hidden formula in the posts... <Nothing in violation of United States law.>
Jul-21-14 Euwe vs F A Spinhoven, 1933
sneaky pete: Euwe later confessed that 13.e4 .. was an error. He had overlooked, after the exchange on e4, the antipositional f7-f5-f4, incarcerating Bg3. When white realised his mistake, he switched on the Mad Max mode.
Jul-21-14 Peter Svidler
waustad: He's taken the lead in his rapids match with Boris Gelfand in Israel after the first day he's 2.5-1.5.
Jul-21-14 B Al Qudaimi vs B Amin, 2014
smarlny: Doesn't 30. f3 allow White to escape? What about 27 ... Rh1+ 28. Kg2 d3 29. Bxd3 (29. Kxh1 dxc2 and the pawn queens) Reh5 followed by 30. ... R5h2#
Jul-21-14 Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant
Octavia: belated happy birthday! This August you're playing at the Olympiad & the invited event in Erfurt - good luck in both !!!
Jul-21-14 Stockfish vs Fire, 2014
RubinSteinitz: Is this version of stockfish akin to stockfish 5? or is it some freakish souped up hot rod?
Jul-21-14 M Al Sayed vs O N Al Ali, 2014
zanzibar: 8...a5 is perhaps a bit too aggressive, but the eval is not overwhelming at the end - dead even (to 19-ply) after 13.h3, and again the pawn push might be too aggressive with 13...h4. At the end Stockfish given eval +1.79/19, not a ...
Jul-21-14 I Cheparinov vs Z Andriasian, 2014
zanzibar: They must have been playing the clock as much (or more) than the board.
Jul-21-14 Mamedyarov vs R Wojtaszek, 2014
zanzibar: This game ended a draw. 56.Kd4 isn't that hard to find.
Jul-21-14 M Al-Modiahki vs Bologan, 2014
zanzibar: Black won this game (lastest FIDE result). [DIAGRAM] White made a mistake with 25.Ne5, trapping his own queen after Black's 25...Be6.
Jul-21-14 E Inarkiev vs R Mamedov, 2014
zanzibar: Critical position after 23...Ne5 [DIAGRAM] How can White protect f3 properly? Inarkiev tried 24.Kg2? The <CG> sac tagging should also include 25...Nxf3! White gets caught with d5 improperly defended because of "piece-ordering", ...
Jul-21-14 Stockfish (Computer)
mrandersson: Stockfish the new engine of choice for super gms. Just think what the next generation of grand master will be like with getting help and ideas from even better engines. The depths of stockfish even on weak hardware such as a atom ...
Jul-21-14 Taimanov vs Bronstein, 1953
Tjm50: In the e-book version of this book which I have, the last move of the game is 42. ... Rf2. As for the comments about whether White's move 20 was Qd3 (Bronstein) or e3 (Najdorf) -- Bronstein's notes say that he was going for an advantage in ...
Jul-21-14 Lasker vs A Lewit, 1922
tranquilsimplicity: On second thoughts I feel that 8..Nf2 might fail to 9. Qe1 where White gets 2 minor pieces for a Rook.#
Jul-21-14 Naiditsch vs R J Dive, 2012
MissScarlett: The DB has a second 2012 Olympiad game between these two players. According to, this is the correct one.
Jul-21-14 Spielmann vs Flamberg, 1914
kevin86: Mate will come quickly from this brutal attack.
Jul-21-14 Szabo vs H Mueller, 1935
jdc2: The position after Black's 34th move is problem #859 in Reinfeld's "1001 winning chess combinations" from 1955, in the zugzwang section.
Jul-21-14 Richard Rapport
notyetagm: Link to above game ->
Jul-21-14 J Sriram vs A Adly, 2014
zanzibar: Black has one move to keep even here, and 21...Qb3 isn't it: [DIAGRAM] What's interesting to me is how deep the play can go, with engines giving White a huge eval, but still even material, e.g. 22...Re8 23.Ba5 Na6 24.e6 Nf8 25.exf7+ Kxf7
Jul-21-14 Chess Olympiad (Women) (2014)
MissScarlett: Lahno will play. Critical was point 4: <COT2014 will seek in negotiations with FIDE to find a solution to deal with the increased costs incurred by COT2014 as a consequence of this decision.> They're looking for a tax break.
Jul-21-14 Pentala Harikrishna
Chessinfinite: <Does the name "Pentala/Pendyala" have any etymological association with the number five? > I think, it has more to do with the place of his ancestry or his father's name, than the number five. That is how most Indian names ...
Jul-21-14 V Gunina vs M Arabidze, 2014
notyetagm: V Gunina vs M Arabidze, 2014 <Darek: Valentina plays like a Karpov positional masterpiece .Impressive games.> Buy you have overlooked that Gunina actually made a game-losing blunder, 60
Jul-21-14 Marshall vs Capablanca, 1909
Sally Simpson: Relating to the above post. [DIAGRAM] White to play and win. [DIAGRAM] The actual position from the game. A wee bit of tampering with a position for instructive value is OK provided one does not state it appeared in the actual ...
Jul-21-14 Lasker vs F Lynn, 1902
tranquilsimplicity: So would I.#
Jul-21-14 Judit Polgar
Kain3: <Even if Hou surpasses Judit's all-time peak, a better measure of her strength is whether she makes top ten, as Judit did. To paraphrase Rasheed Wallace: career don't lie.> I agree. Also, even if Hou beats Judit in games (which will ...
Jul-21-14 Alexander Moiseenko
waustad: First rounds of Swisses often get ...
Jul-21-14 Otto Schily
Nightsurfer: <Otto Schily> - who has celebrated his <82nd birthday> yesterday <on July 20th, 2014> - was Federal Minister of the Interior of Germany from 1998 to 2005. And <Otto Schily> is a chess player who has competed ...
Jul-21-14 Kavalek vs Petrosian, 1974
whiteshark: Mit der aktuellen Globalisierungswelle als Folie versucht <Kavalek>, die Gleichzeitigkeit des Disparaten <C16> zu bestimmen und die in sich kreisende Gegenwart als gemeinsame Herausforderung einer Beantwortung zuzuführen. ...
Jul-21-14 L Roos vs Kasparov, 1976
09061976: hahaha i didn't understand too at first but as u read the explanation given on comment niw i get it,thanks bro for your correct answer
Jul-21-14 F Kafka vs Hromadka, 1921
Garech: Interesting comments, thanks peeps! As Celtrusco points out, Kafka's fatal error seems to be that his king could not enter the safety of The Castle. -Garech
Jul-21-14 A Giri vs Yifan Hou, 2014
JohnBoy: Why not 42.Bh5? Taking the d5 pawn seems to give black the coordination to handle 43.Bh5.
Jul-21-14 Walter Arencibia
Penguincw: Happy 47th birthday to GM Walter Arencibia.
Jul-21-14 Magnus Carlsen
SimonWebbsTiger: @<HMM> a lovely dish you might want to try consists of the following: <Sildemad> ryebread raw onion rings curry salad (can be bought ready made in a supermarket) boiled egg slices pickled herring a shot glass
Jul-21-14 Daniel Freeman
Captain Hindsight: <I still can't believe I found 18.Qxh7! over the board.> Mazeltov! So your hard work on the daily tactical exercise has finally paid off !! ;-)
Jul-21-14 Polugaevsky vs Kavalek, 1974
Caissanist: Kavaleky annotates this game in his most recent Huffington Post column: . He gives 27..Qd4 as the losing move.
Jul-21-14 Nakamura vs Radjabov, 2014
Xeroxx: mate coming up.
Jul-21-14 O Bernstein vs Mieses, 1904
RubinSteinitz: Seems that allowing the knight trade off and not getting the black king into the potential pawn roll in the center did him in. Why not move the black king to d6 and at least attempt a pawn push? .
Jul-21-14 Caruana vs Adams, 2014
ex0duz: @cro777 : Thanks mate, very informative. I don't really see the rush of 9.Nc3 either, 9.h3 seems like a good solid move while also allowing a fast kingside expansion like Adams said.
Jul-21-14 Janowski vs C B Isaacson, 1899
heuristic: WHT never moved the Q-side pieces! 7..bxc6 is much more common Opening Explorer better is 13...Ng7 14.Qh6 Nf5 15.Qh3 this opening was played recently! Svidler vs Morozevich, 2005
Jul-21-14 Raymond Keene
HeMateMe: Hello, Ray. Will you be participating in the upcoming World Mind Games in China? I think you were there last year?
Jul-21-14 J S Rubin vs E Winter, 1974
RubinSteinitz: Seems that 10. R f1 was a typo. It should have been 10. O-O. If the move was actually intended to be 10. Rf1, then white deserves to lose. But seriously, the queen moves were not very subtle trappings! .
Jul-21-14 Short vs D Baramidze, 2007
Chessinfinite: Nice game by Baramidze under severe time pressure :) Short was all alone during this time, expecting an easy win, only to get the shock of the day !
Jul-21-14 Z Almasi vs W So, 2014
Pulo y Gata: Riiiiight...
Jul-21-14 Zoltan L Sarosy
Lovuschka: Sarosy confirmed to be still active, although retired from chess. (see comments)
Jul-21-14 Fischer vs Taimanov, 1971
Ke2: also the sac takes a while for the engine to appreciate
Jul-21-14 Vienna (1908)
Karpova: <waustad> In the final report, no tie-break system is mentioned. The prize money for the first three places was summated, then divided by three and shared among the winners. The prize money was: 1st-3rd: Duras, Maroczy and ...
Jul-21-14 L Day vs Nickoloff, 1977
eternaloptimist: Carpe Diem
Jul-21-14 Alexandra Kosteniuk
Alien Math: <HeMateMe: A 28 minute documentary . "The Super Brain of Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk" < > Gorgeous, unfortunately it is in Russian and there are no subtitles. One of the ...
Jul-21-14 Adams vs D Baramidze, 2014
waustad: OK, I'm sorry, the computer found a way to sac all of the material to make it last a bit longer.
Jul-21-14 Marta Przezdziecka
waustad: Come to think of it, maybe the Atlas brothers are too.
Jul-21-14 A Riazantsev vs P Maletin, 2014
zanzibar: FIDE scores this 1/2-1/2 despite White's threat of 57.Qc8+ Qf8 58.Rh8+. Hard to know what to make of this, but 56.Qc2 seemed played with the above in mind. Perhaps it's because Black was winning, or at least had the initiative, right up ...
Jul-21-14 Aronian vs Potkin, 2014
zanzibar: Hey, FIDE has this game as 1/2-1/2, but White is winning in the final position. What gives?
Jul-21-14 R Stoutenborough vs L C Gilden, 1972
An Englishman: Good Evening: I found this strange little sacrificial romp that ends in the "checkmate" of White's Queen. Can't figure out if Black's original Knight sac was also a sound Knight sac but the followup 24...d5 causes rather of bit of ...
Jul-21-14 Radjabov vs Carlsen, 2014
1d410: He loves these mind games :)
Jul-21-14 Aronian vs Carlsen, 2014
1d410: I missed it the first time so I do :)
Jul-21-14 Carlsen vs Fressinet, 2014
1d410: Nc5 is a drawish move, careening the game into a draw because Magnus now has a bad bishop and Fressinet's knight is busy blockading

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