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Jun-24-16 Jeremy Lim
chancho: Tim Duncan... He lost millions due to a dishonest financial adviser.
Jun-24-16 Kibitzer's Café
MissScarlett: Remind me not to invite <cormier> to our next get-together.
Jun-24-16 Kenneth Rogoff
User not found: <Shams: <User not found> "Infested"? Classy.> Thank you. I was gonna plump for some other terminology but ceegee spelt my words with pound and dollar signs LOL. <You have ONLY YOURSELVES to blame for immigrants.> ...
Jun-24-16 Tan Zhongyi vs Shen Yang, 2015
morfishine: <Sally Simpson> Very nice post, we never really know what our opponents will play
Jun-24-16 YourNextMove Blitz (2016)
catlover: <Sokrates> Thanks!
Jun-24-16 Alekhine vs T J Johnston, 1923
Calli: Okay, Steinitz-MacDonnell has been deleted and Johnston's forename added to this game. Thank You CG!
Jun-24-16 Garry Kasparov
Howard: Here's a rather intriguing (for me, at least) question. Why isn't Kasparov on the January, 1979 rating list ?! Surely, he would have had a FIDE rating by that point. Anyone know ?
Jun-24-16 Crash Test Dummy (Computer)
Jun-24-16 Richard Rapport
john barleycorn: < Pulo y Gata: By personality,...> ah ok. I hope it is not punished like singing "My way" :
Jun-24-16 Biographer Bistro
offramp: That is a good one, <Chessical:>. <Using Chessmetrics date> data <They had played four times > prior <to this match.> Kashdan <had emerged as a >g G <randmaster > <in the early 1930s> no ...
Jun-24-16 Davorin Kuljasevic
cro777: GM Davorin Kuljasevic and his bride IM Iva Videnova. Congrats to marriage!
Jun-24-16 Reshevsky vs Botvinnik, 1946
plang: 5..Ba5 was almost completely unexplored at the time. This was the first game where 6 Qg4 was played; 6 b4 had been played in a previous game and remains the most popular choice. 9 Qxg7?!, giving up the e-pawn, has not been repeated; 9 Nf3 ...
Jun-24-16 Ljubojevic vs Smyslov, 1973
perfidious: Believe the drawing possibility was noted in the tournament book.
Jun-24-16 Kasparov - Karpov World Championship Match (1990)
thegoodanarchist: <offramp: <HeMateMe: I like 2/5 and 3/5.> That might be too much of a disparity. I think 3/5 to the loser and 4/5 to the winner sounds about right.> π/5 would be more equitable, IMO
Jun-24-16 Menchik vs W Winter, 1932
lakshashishu: Nice pun!! if Trump wins US2016,"trumpcard" should be next GOTD:)
Jun-24-16 Boris Gelfand
cro777: Gelfand turns 48 today. Happy birthday, Boris Abramovich! Gelfand has an outstanding positional mind and a very direct and concrete approach to the strategical problems. His multi volume work (in collaboration with Jacob Aagaard) on ...
Jun-24-16 YourNextMove Rapid (2016)
perfidious: <Geoff> Makes no difference--to <tolengoof>, those count the same as Wesley's losses of any sort in the eyes of <Nina Myers>, who has a collection of Wes' defeats.
Jun-24-16 Fischer vs Keres, 1961
RookFile: 28. Kf1 Ra3 29. Qc5 Rxe3 30. Rd8+ Kh7 31. Qf5+ Qg6 32. Qxg6+. Material is actually equal, but I think white can just push his queenside pawns and win.
Jun-24-16 Kasparov vs Karpov, 1990
Joker2048: This is so bad for me that my opponent offering me draw in a winning position. Poor karpov..:O:O:O:O:O:
Jun-24-16 Louis Stumpers
john barleycorn: <lexmagnus: Here all the divergent sums from Wikipedia and the blog> Please, call it the sum of divergent series. a divergent sum does not exist.
Jun-24-16 11th Edmonton International (2016)
eternaloptimist: Ganguly still hasn't played Shankland & Shirov yet so it's doubtful that he will run the table by defeating every player in the tournament. Although he plays Wang today w/ the white pieces so he should keep his winning streak ...
Jun-24-16 M Vachier-Lagrave vs Carlsen, 2016
Sokrates: Incredible how Carlsen managed to sneak two devastating black pawns behind the enemy's front.
Jun-24-16 Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2016
Sokrates: Kramnik has suffered some defeats of late vs. Carlsen. It has been a while since he expressed that Carlsen wasn't better than 4-5 others from the elite.
Jun-24-16 B Valencia
offramp: Solid player.
Jun-24-16 Capablanca vs Maroczy, 1929
offramp: Maroczy played better dead.
Jun-24-16 Nigel Short
MissScarlett: <Nigel Short ‏@nigelshortchess 5h 5 hours ago The British people have proudly decided...that we are a bunch of @#$%@#$%s #WhatHaveWeDone> @#$% EU!
Jun-24-16 W Paulsen vs P Schwengers, 1863
sneaky pete: After 15.Qd2 .. [DIAGRAM] the threat is Bc3 .. winning Na5, but both players only have eyes for attacks on the other wing.
Jun-24-16 Jonathan Rowson
MissScarlett: <Jonathan Rowson ‏@Jonathan_Rowson 8h 8 hours ago I've never felt less British than I do this morning, except for the strong feeling that I need to apologise for what just happened.> @#$% EU!
Jun-24-16 W Paulsen vs J Minckwitz, 1885
dernier loup de T: 16.c3 is too passive; instead of this useless move, 16. Rd7! was beginning a strong attack play.
Jun-24-16 Ganguly vs S P Sethuraman, 2016
iking: 2 pawns are rolling 4ward ...
Jun-24-16 Scotland
Sally Simpson: Nothing mad about democracy. It's what the people voted for. Sounds like they were fed up with Brussels telling them how to run things. Me. I always exercise my democratic right not to vote. Never have and never will. The secret of
Jun-24-16 Cambridge vs Bedlam Asylum, 1883
Sally Simpson: All chess players are stark raving mad. Except me......and of course Jackson my pink talking chess playing frog that sits on my shoulder and whispers good moves in my ear. He's whispering something now. "Don't tell them about me ...
Jun-24-16 Fischer - Larsen Candidates Semifinal (1971)
offramp: The games of this match were outstanding. Some of the games in the Taimanov match were a bit substandard (not Fischer's fault) but both players played very well in this match. Larsen, sadly, was too optimistic before it began and too ...
Jun-24-16 Abramian vs Tolush, 1938
Sally Simpson: In the Andrew Soltis book 'Soviet Chess 1917-1991' page 203. Soltis mentions a tale recalled by Andrei Batuyev of a Tolush game played 'from a Leningrad Championship'. Tolush sacked a piece and a crowd grew around his board. Tolush ...
Jun-24-16 Javier Amores Gago
epistle: Tumitindi na talaga ang katitilingan ng mga hunghang. Panalo na raw sa Bilbao, kukubrahin na lang ang premyo. Pati dyos ginagamit. Hindi uto-uto si Lord, hoy. More sighing sa Bilbao!
Jun-24-16 Pillsbury vs H Wolf, 1902
Mateo: A convincing victory. However, Pillsbury could have won even faster. 13.Qd2! was nice. 13...Kxh7 14.Qh6+ Kg8 15.Ng5 Bxg5 16.Bxg5.
Jun-24-16 Keres vs Botvinnik, 1941
keypusher: <daveinsatiable: <superpatzer77> I don't usually disagree with your analysis (albeit from 6 years ago), but surely white resigns in view of the much simpler: 24. Qe2 Nd2++ 25. Ka1 Qb1+ 26 Rxb1 Nc2#> Black doesn't have ...
Jun-24-16 I A Horowitz vs Kashdan, 1938
Chessical: [DIAGRAM] Kasdan blundered with <79...Rc1?> instead of Ra8 and now Horowitz could have played <80. a7!> winning.
Jun-24-16 Fischer vs O Gadia, 1960
RookFile: In the line 21. f6 Bxf6 22. Nxf6+ gxf6 23. Qg3+ Kh8 24. Rf5, black obtains counterplay with 24....b4. [DIAGRAM]
Jun-24-16 A Hon vs P Van der Sterren, 1992
rwbean: Now Komodo 10 suggests 12... f6 is equal. 12... ♗xf3? 13. ♕xf3 is evaluating at +1.83 after 30 ply. 17... ♘e6 is another suggsetion but it's still too late.
Jun-24-16 Mackenzie vs Lipschutz, 1886
dernier loup de T: The veritables mistakes begin at move 53, when both players begin to err; Tartatakover was of course just joking with the words when he said tat the last but one mistake is winning a game ;its not always "enough", LOL: see ...
Jun-24-16 Joker (Computer)
TheFocus: My body is a temple. But I'm not religious, so it's run-down and dilapidated.
Jun-24-16 Juan Corzo
TheFocus: Happy birthday, Juan Corzo.
Jun-24-16 Ante Brkic
beatgiant: If Euwe had lived a couple more decades and played him, we'd now have a great "Brexit vs EU" pun.
Jun-24-16 Scott Fitzgerald Massey
perfidious: Wondered at seeing no FIDE for the other Scott Massey; for he was probably borderline 2300 strength when we met twice, long ago.
Jun-24-16 Julio Catalino Sadorra
pinoymaster77: Womens eh 64th naman
Jun-24-16 G Marco vs Schlechter, 1896
Smothered Mate: Actually, I missed that after Kb2!, ​Bd1 seems to make black's win require taking white's pawn ​ before making other progress, rather than straight-forwardly ​ forcing white to sacrifice its bishop for the ...
Jun-24-16 Wesley So
iking: go Wesley! arriva!
Jun-24-16 Veselin Topalov
MissScarlett: @#$% off!
Jun-24-16 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
MissScarlett: @#$% off!
Jun-24-16 Viktor Korchnoi
Granny O Doul: Do you suppose Korchnoi used to take Tal's milk money in the schoolyard?
Jun-24-16 Larsen vs Fischer, 1971
Toribio3: It looks like GM Larsen was an amateur at that level of playing against ex-world champion Bobby Fischer; particularly-in this game.
Jun-24-16 Hamppe vs Meitner, 1872
rwbean: How about some other people run some tournaments after these two positions: 11. ♔b5 ♘e7 12.c4 d4 13.♔xc5 a5 14.♕a4+ (a) 14... ♔d8 15. ♕xa5 Rxa5+ 16. ♔b4 ♘c6+ 17. ♔b3 (b) 14... ♔f8
Jun-23-16 Eugenio Torre
spawn2: BOGM's Rds 4 & 5 games are now available for review in
Jun-23-16 Nimzowitsch vs Tartakower, 1929
edubueno: Wrong start, poor middle game, this was not Tartakower style.
Jun-23-16 Spielmann vs Capablanca, 1929
edubueno: 17...Ae6 is a mistake and 18...Dc7 is a worste move.
Jun-23-16 Kasparov vs Anand, 1991
iking: GOTD: Bastrikov's "Dance of the Knights"
Jun-23-16 Bang
zanzibar: Let's flip the colors to have the problem be... White to move: [DIAGRAM] 2b1rbr1 /k1p4p/ppPp1p2/3Rpp1q/QN3P2/4PNP1/PP5P/1KR5 w - - 0 23 Janowski vs Albin, 1895 (m=23.5, Black to move in game)
Jun-23-16 Capablanca vs Vidmar, 1929
edubueno: I think that Vidmar, repeated his lucky style, against Alekhine in Notthingam
Jun-23-16 Capablanca vs Gilg, 1929
edubueno: 36...Ag8 should resist.
Jun-23-16 Saemisch vs Capablanca, 1929
edubueno: The presence of Gloria affected Capa's game.
Jun-23-16 Maroczy / Rollans vs Korchnoi, 1985
piltdown man: A dead rubber.
Jun-23-16 Capablanca vs Marshall, 1929
edubueno: Brilliant and easy, that was Capa!
Jun-23-16 Showalter vs E Kemeny, 1896
Smothered Mate: The Lomonosov tablebases indicate that ​ 56. gxf3 ​ (played) starts a mate-in-44 by white of black. ​ They also indicate that at least in the absence of the 50-move rule, white's play was enough to keep the win.
Jun-23-16 Gruenfeld vs Capablanca, 1929
edubueno: Capa, with black pieces had no problems to share the point. His position was slightly better.
Jun-23-16 Capablanca vs H K Mattison, 1929
edubueno: 9...Ab4 is a real mistake. 9...dxc4 is better and logic.
Jun-23-16 DisasterArea (Computer)
Pulo y Gata: <Perf> I'm afraid remoras are rather atrached to water and their big guy. Detached them from one or both and you'll have the desired end.
Jun-23-16 Magnus Carlsen
Jim Bartle: Yeah, I guess. But you can drive to a point close by, right? so that means anybody can get there, not just hikers. I've been on the edge of Half Dome and El Capitan in Yosemite, similar places in Zion, and other glaciated mountains, ...
Jun-23-16 N Gaprindashvili vs A Arakelyan, 2016
parisattack: Interesting QP Game opening. Nona is still very creative at the chessboard.
Jun-23-16 Nunn vs B Gasic, 1974
apexin: Quite an interesting game in the opening of the day. im not sure who is better after 27.Rxg7+.Looks like 28.Ne6 winning the queen(instead of Rg1+) is also possible. Immense complications.
Jun-23-16 O Johannesson vs K Lee, 2012
MikieSimon: I don't feel so smart. What's the matter with 26. Qd4? If ...Qg2, 27. Re2
Jun-23-16 K Ulanowski vs E Kustal, 2009
morfishine: All in all, way too simple of a position for a Thursday, and subsequently, way too much attention devoted to such a trivial problem *****
Jun-23-16 Eurasian Blitz Chess Cup (2016)
sonia91: <Amonatov shocks stars to win $30,000 Eurasian Cup>:
Jun-23-16 S P Sethuraman vs Shirov, 2016
shivasuri4: The idea behind 21...Rxd6 might have been to meet 22.e5 with Qxe5, but that falls to 23.Qh6.
Jun-23-16 Topalov vs W So, 2016
MCDreamz: To envy or not to envy, that is the question. Haters gonna hate.
Jun-23-16 V Artemiev vs Mamedyarov, 2016
siggemannen: Smooth win by Vlad
Jun-23-16 Farrukh Amonatov
sonia91: Congratulations on winning the Eurasian Blitz Chess Cup (2016) , ahead of several top players!
Jun-23-16 K Kalantar vs Petrosian, 1946
plang: 10..Bh3 was a clear improvement over 10..Bg4 which had been played in a game a few years earlier. 14 Ba3?! left the bishop on a poor diagonal and vulnerable to boot; 14 Bb2 was more logical.
Jun-23-16 Topalov vs W So, 2016
kamagong24: the Pianissimo variation is gaining popularity over the more forceful Greco variation nice win over a former world champ and a well known tactician :)
Jun-23-16 N Kalinichenko vs W Knebel, 1999
Takya Kotov: Resignation seems a bit premature.
Jun-23-16 Chekhov vs A Sokolov, 1984
zydeco: Chekhov chickens out at a couple of critical moments and pays for it. The important moment is when he declined to play 15.Bxc6. Then 15....dxe3 16.Bxa8 exf2+ 17.Kxf2 Qxa8 and black probably has enough compensation for the exchange with c4 ...
Jun-23-16 Capablanca Memorial (Elite) (2016)
sonia91: Poor Bruzon had a horrible tournament, after having hard time in the American Continental Championship earlier this month, where he dropped 25 rtg points; now he is out of top 100..
Jun-23-16 B Djurasevic vs Gligoric, 1954
apexin: Maybe Gligoric advanced the a pawn to far.
Jun-23-16 Wahbi Kheit vs D Gormally, 2014
apexin: 6.Nf3 doesnt make much sense...
Jun-23-16 M Hamer vs E Forsaa, 2008
apexin: If you want to play g4 early in the Najdorf it seems to be a better idea to prepare it with f3,h3, or Rg1.
Jun-23-16 Rubinstein vs Ahues, 1930
AylerKupp: Top notch play by Ahues. Even though a pawn up, defeating Rubinstein in a R+P endgame is no easy task. And as <SmotheredMate> indicated, it required finding several only-moves-to-win in a row.
Jun-23-16 Tal vs Lutikov, 1966
AylerKupp: The octopus knight strikes again!
Jun-23-16 Morphy vs T W Barnes, 1858
talhal20: This is reference to whitehat 1963.I believe Morphy played with better logic than computer generates.
Jun-23-16 Alekhine vs F Hutchinson Stirling, 1923
MissScarlett: Call off the dogs. Found a piece in the <Portsmouth News> of August 20th regarding Alekhine's simul of the 18th.
Jun-23-16 K Hoeing vs W Paulsen, 1863
sneaky pete: <date 1863.08.30> Max Lange: Gespielt im Geister'schen Rittersaale zu Düsseldorf, am 31. August Vormittafs (Jahrbuch des Westdeutschen Schachbundes 1863 - herausgegeben von M. Lange).
Jun-23-16 M Lange vs K Hoeing, 1863
sneaky pete: <date 1863.08.30> But Lange writes: Gespielt auf dem Ananasberg zu Düseldorf, am 1. September Vormittags (Jahrbuch des Westdeutschen Schachbundes 1863 - herausgegeben von M. Lange). Düsseldorf must be somewhere in Hawaii with ...
Jun-23-16 M Lange vs W Paulsen, 1863
sneaky pete: The sometimes lucky Lange. After 31... Qe4+ [DIAGRAM] with possibly 32.Kh2 f4 next, he would have (been) lost. The game was played "im Kölnischen Hof" in Düsseldorf, September 2, 10 pm till September 3, 6 pm. I trust the players had ...
Jun-23-16 W So vs A Giri, 2016
Pulo y Gata: Let's not get carried away. The seed was really planted here: Topalov vs Kasimdzhanov, 2012 , the idea was worked out when Kazim was working with Anand.
Jun-23-16 Schlechter vs Reggio, 1902
Mateo: This not Schlechter at the top. 14..Nc5? simply loses a pawn. 16...Bd4? is refuted by 17.0-0-0 (instead of 17.exd4?). 25.f4? was not the best. 25.Qe4 Rh6 26.Rh4+ Rh6 27.Qxb4, White wins a pawn. 28...Rd8? was just a blunder losing a pawn.
Jun-23-16 M Bobotsov vs F Bohatirchuk, 1954
Smothered Mate: Assuming the standard 50 move rule applies, and using ​ : ​ ​ ​ 65. ... Kxh4 ​ draws 88. ... Kb6 ​ loses; Kc5 was best and Kb7 was the only other drawing ...
Jun-23-16 M Vachier-Lagrave vs A Giri, 2016
offramp: Maxime the Serious Cowboy comes out with what I believe is an innovation at move 12, and it is a good one. [DIAGRAM] 12.Rg1! Almost like a beginner's move. Of course, you can play moves like that in a rapid game because no one really ...
Jun-23-16 Seirawan vs Korchnoi, 1980
Jim Bartle: From Sports Illustrated: <"Luck, luck, luck," Seirawan now says of that match. "You can be lucky. I'm unknown to the guy. So he decides to play a second-rate defense to improve his offensive chances. Heh! This defense is the one ...
Jun-23-16 Howard Staunton
Cibator: One latter-day version (courtesy of Steeleye Span) goes thus: Oh come lands, or come towns, Oh come tinker or come tailor; Come fiddler, come dancer, Come ploughman or come sailor; Come rich man, come poor man, Come fool or
Jun-23-16 C Barnes vs M Sullivan, 1973
ChessDryad: Nicely played endgame.
Jun-23-16 Daniel Andersen
Tabanus: At least it was Daniel (not Dan) who played against Carlsen in 2004, see Daniel Andersen ... and move the non-Dan games over there.
Jun-23-16 J Kraai vs E Schiller, 2002
Smothered Mate: Bearing that in mind, my engine analysis seems to indicate that ​ 58. Ka6 ​ loses, and Bc2 was the only drawing move. The main line is ​ ​ ​ 58. Bc2 Nb8 ​ 59. Bd1 Nc6+ ​ 60. Ka6 Nd4 ...
Jun-23-16 D Parr vs Keene, 1962
perfidious: The 10....Qxe5 line was my choice the only time I ever faced the Milner-Barry and I believe it is the stronger option.
Jun-23-16 Lutikov vs Tal, 1968
Ultra: Lutikov stops Tal yet again. Would love to read an interview of his thoughts regarding playing Tal.
Jun-23-16 D Haessel vs I Findlay, 2016
HeMateMe: nice attack, mate in 3.
Jun-23-16 Carlsen vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2016
offramp: That must be why he played it.
Jun-23-16 Kramnik vs A Giri, 2016
SimplicityRichard: Save the pawn, lose the game. The case of loss owing to a lag in development.#
Jun-23-16 A Timofeev vs E Inarkiev, 2008
Smothered Mate: According to the Lomonosov tablebases: ​ ​ After ​ 77. ... Kxg5 , ​ the position was drawn. On move 78, both pawn moves draw and everything else (including the played Kf6) loses. 79. Ra7 ​ ...
Jun-23-16 Adolf Albin
zanzibar: This page must have the greatest number of stale links of almost any on <CG>. <Tab>'s find-a-grave link is good, although it's too bad there isn't an actual photograph of his gravestone (assuming he has one). * * * * * ...
Jun-23-16 G Mittermayr vs C Kleijn, 2009
patzer2: Playing catch up on a Tuesday puzzle I didn't have a chance to look at yesterday, I started to make it more difficult than it needed to be with 25...Ra1+ 26. Kd2 Bf4+ 27. Ke1 Qa5 . ...
Jun-23-16 Caruana vs W So, 2016
ChemMac: Caruana must have been almost losing on time not to take the perpetual check draw with 44. Qe3 Probably So was also...the last few moves look like a mutual time scramble.
Jun-23-16 Milton Ioannidis
zanzibar: I like this one... Well, except for the music, maybe.
Jun-23-16 A S Rasmussen vs T Rydstrom, 2014
patzer2: Fairly easy Wednesday with the 24.Nf6+ gxf6 25. Qg6+ clearance and check mating pattern. Checking the game against my solution, I found myself still calculating the final resigned ...

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