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Apr-18-15 Euwe vs W Schelfhout, 1919
Stonehenge: White agreed to a draw in a won position :)
Apr-18-15 Mamedyarov vs Caruana, 2015
moronovich: Says the pot.
Apr-18-15 Wesley So
art00: And, besides, he is entitled to be presumed innocent until proven guilty. According to our Bill of Rights. Whoever is accusing him (the Ombudsman?) of these crime/s need to prove the accusation/s. ***
Apr-18-15 Kibitzer's Café
ljfyffe: <but you can't name the Beatles song it sounds like>Oasis is like that too with lyrics; you know there is a reference, but it is so re-arranged in a different context that it is somewhat obscured: <What was that sound/ Ring ...
Apr-18-15 Biographer Bistro
Tabanus: On "bracket dates", did we reach an agreement? I seem to remember we agreed on <start of first game till start of last game>. But that's not entirely logical, many others have <start of first game till end of last game>. And
Apr-18-15 AVRO (1938)
Olavi: <AylerKupp> Another case in point is Zürich candidates 1953, when Kotov beat Smyslov towards the end, giving Reshevsky a real chance of winning the tournament (they were even after that).
Apr-18-15 Gashimov Memorial (2015)
IraqSon: There's an implicit deal to make So win this tournament.
Apr-18-15 M Wilder vs A Lein, 1981
patzer2: Here's a look with Deep Fritz 14 at a key position in the game (21...?) and today's Saturday puzzle position (22. ?): <21...Rad8?> This natural positional move doubling rooks on the d-file can't be wrong, can it? Yes it can, because
Apr-18-15 A S Dronov vs W Fischer, 2011
siggemannen: He probably ment RandomVisitor, who has a good computer and a lizard avatar
Apr-18-15 Kramnik vs W So, 2015
Mr. President: I'm ready!
Apr-18-15 S Ernst vs J Werle, 2001
Smite: Hey Vern, it's Ernst
Apr-18-15 Alexander Dranov
Stonehenge: That's this chap: Aleksandr Surenovich Dronov :)
Apr-18-15 Kenneth Rogoff
Abdel Irada: The line between apostle and apostate has been rather blurred since Judas Iscariot. ∞
Apr-18-15 W So vs A Giri, 2015
MagnusVerMagnus: Giri walked into nothing but his own moves...and they sucked!
Apr-18-15 S Sevian vs C Holt, 2015
FSR: Holt had to lose, since Sevian refused to, and otherwise Holt would have blown his record (shared with So) for fewest draws in the tournament. US Championships (2015)
Apr-18-15 Siegbert Tarrasch
offramp: <Mr. V:.. Offramp, I see you are also a Tarrasch fan. What do you mean by describing his wit as "Teutonic"? Just curious. I've never hear of any humor described thus.> I really just meant that it was German. I think his sense of ...
Apr-18-15 G Quparadze vs V Ahmadov, 2008
Delboy: <thulium> my issue is with the recycling of puns. And no, I had not seen that trap before.
Apr-18-15 Kramnik vs Adams, 2015
perfidious: <Mendrys> There is one poster who has engaged in a clear anti-Giri campaign, but I can see no more of him.
Apr-18-15 D Waterman vs L Binet Tapaszto, 1972
tpstar: White stood well out of the opening but Black took over the middlegame and closed out the endgame. In retrospect 12. c4 may be premature; White could try 12. Qc2 inducing a Kingside Pawn move (12 ... h6/g6) or else 12 ... Nf6 retreating ...
Apr-18-15 C Bernales vs M Rodriguez Arrieta, 2008
tpstar: White to Play and Win after 21 ... Bg5.
Apr-18-15 S Bouaziz vs Nunn, 1982
Albanius: A notoriously ultra-sharp variation with chances for both sides. In other words, with two chances...
Apr-18-15 S Arndt vs M Wilde, 1987
FSR: Wilde Thing.
Apr-18-15 P Wilde vs H Mueller, 2001
FSR: Where the Wilde Things Are.
Apr-18-15 W So vs Akobian, 2015
piltdown man: It's all a pampered goldfish plot.
Apr-18-15 Nunn vs S Bouaziz, 1983
Albanius: Black would have been better off fianchettoing the KB, transposing to the Dragon Levenfisch variation, as in Ljubojevic vs Miles, 1980 which led to a complex game with chances for both sides, in other words, with two chances...
Apr-18-15 Louis F Stumpers
al wazir: Correction: <If he has been told 17, he would be able deduce that the answer is August 15> should read <If he has been told 17, he would be able to deduce that the answer is August 17.>
Apr-17-15 Jeremy Lim
plang: He is suspected in other murders
Apr-17-15 Doll
zanzibar: <HMM> Well, if the humps in the right places, like the Outback: <In 1977, Robyn Davidson embarked on a particularly distinctive an intimate journey: crossing the Australian Outback. With only four camels and her dog, Davidson ...
Apr-17-15 Ekaterina Kovalevskaya
MagnusVerMagnus: My favorite player!!!!
Apr-17-15 Verlinsky vs I Rabinovich, 1925
patzer2: As <Fishermon> and <HelaNubo> discussed on page 1 of the kibitzing here back in 2007, Black's decisive blunder was 31...Qd2? This threatening move overlooked the winning 10-move combination (solving today's Friday puzzle) 32. ...
Apr-17-15 Oliver Dimakiling
pinoymaster77: Natigil momentum with 2 losses to GMs Socko and Rasmussen, bawi na lang remaining rounds
Apr-17-15 Haridas Pascua
pinoymaster77: At 4.5/9 and 70th place finish, mas may chances pa yata sana sa Bangkok Open. But anyway, lessons learned, may 3 intl events pa naman hosted by PHI this year, kung masunod NCFP calendar
Apr-17-15 Nimzowitsch vs Yates, 1928
wwall: Instead of 42...Qc2+, perhaps best is 42...Qe2+ 43.Kh1 Kh8 44.Qc8+ Kh7 45.Qf5+ Kh6 46.Nxf6 Qd1+ 47.Kg2 Qg1+ 48.Kf3 Qh1+ 49.Ke2 Qxh2+ 50.Kf1 Qh1+ 51.Ke2 Qg2+ 52.Ke1 Qd2+ 53.Kf1 Qd1+ 54.Kg2 Qe2+ 55.Kh1 Qe1+ 56.Kg2 Qg3+ 57.Kf1 gxf6 58.Qxf6+ ...
Apr-17-15 Edmund Beronio
pinoymaster77: Sayans, naka ESCAPE with a draw WC Magnus kay ex-WC Vishy ah, baka may baggage pa si Vishy? Some commentaries in chessbomb mentioned his spending about 30 minutes sa 41st move ba yun? Was he seeing ghosts? On So vs Giri, did Wes ...
Apr-17-15 Eugenio Torre
pinoymaster77: Picked up some good points from GM Daniel King's analyses - on the WCs Anand vs Carlsen game, Magnus didn't go for the Berlin but the Marshall Gambit. Some winning lines for Ex-WC Anand (Nb4 instead of the safer Ne3) but opted to ...
Apr-17-15 Miklos Torok
Apr-17-15 Odd Lie
WannaBe: So. The truth comes out. <TheFocus> is Brian Williams. Brian never interviewed Kasparov, he interviewed Morphy. <technical draw> Have you tried that new start up site? GoFuddMe. Started by Elmer.
Apr-17-15 Chigorin vs K Rosenkrantz, 1897
fredthebear: e7 fork or Qxg7+ are problems for Black.
Apr-17-15 Paulo Bersamina
pinoymaster77: Quota na IM Pau sa 3 GMs, 4th GM na si GM Kunte. Umabot na sa 2400 plateau, while yung max 7 pts eh di pa din sigurado sa norm, eh may chance mapasok sa premyo circle
Apr-17-15 Rene Gralla
tpstar: The Best Player Picture Ever! ;>D
Apr-17-15 US Championships (2015)
Tiggler: He was playing the comode-o dragon.
Apr-17-15 Anand vs Carlsen, 2015
Ulhumbrus: Perhaps after a point White's advantage was considerable but not quite enough to win. Black has one asset of his own: Black's b3 pawn may become dangerous if after 35...h6 White tries something like f4 and g5. One idea earlier which ...
Apr-17-15 R Goletiani vs A Sharevich, 2015
Tim Rigney: Nicely done with the rook at moves 28 through 31. :)
Apr-17-15 E Inarkiev vs Leitao, 2013
fredthebear: If 24...bxNc6 then 25.Qxa6+ gives Black further problems.
Apr-17-15 Rozentalis vs R Appel, 1993
Matesenelinsti: For me the most interesting move is 25.a4. Great plan!
Apr-17-15 Reshevsky vs Thomas B Marshall, 1921
MissScarlett: Game score from <The Brooklyn Daily Eagle>, 5th May, 1921, p.23. Two notes: <At this point, the hour being 12:15 am, the game was adjudicated a win for White. "It seems to me," says Mr. Marshall, "with proper play, to be a ...
Apr-17-15 Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984
MagnusVerMagnus: Yet after this debacle it was Karpov that made FIDE cancel the match after 0 more wins and 3 loses when he was about De-evolve into a lizard as Everyone called him then.
Apr-17-15 Anish Giri
MagnusVerMagnus: Lil Puke
Apr-17-15 Geller vs F Olafsson, 1969
Mr. V: This is a wonderful endgame. Zydeco, I think if in your line after 47...Rc6 48.Ng4, then black plays 48...Re-c5. This gives black some counter play. Now, if 49.e5 then 49...Rxc2 50.Nf6+ Rxf6 51.Rxc2 Rxf5 and maybe a draw. If 49.Kd1 h5 ...
Apr-17-15 Norman Tweed Whitaker
MissScarlett: <He was scheduled to play a match for the U.S. Chess Championship with Frank James Marshall, but failed to appear.> When and why?
Apr-17-15 Bangkok Chess Club Open (2015)
Penguincw: Penultimate round coming up, and there's a big matchup tomorrow: (1) Wang Hao (6/7) vs. (4) ustafsson (6/7) 11 players sit at 5.5 points. < Wang Hao has 6/7 and is only gaining 3 rating points. He better end up winning this ...
Apr-17-15 F Kuijpers vs D Mabbs, 1961
centralfiles: <The Chess Express> Yep
Apr-17-15 Tarrasch vs Lasker, 1908
Mr. V: Is the game score still wrong? Something about Keypusher's notes also seems off around move 80.
Apr-17-15 R Mamedov vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2015
Penguincw: < Maroczy style structures with few pieces on the board rarely tend to be dangerous for black. In this game Mamedov held a slight edge through-out, but it never seems as if the Frenchman was in any real danger. > ...
Apr-17-15 Capablanca vs N Whitaker, 1909
offramp: Perhaps Norm was too clever for his own good. Listen to that Dragnet Episode I keep going on about and you'll hear DC Friday's monologue about the go-hick of conmen.
Apr-17-15 D Naroditsky vs Nakamura, 2015
FSR: As for 6.Nd5, see Opening Explorer .
Apr-17-15 Capablanca vs Lupe Requena, 1916
MissScarlett: <Capablanca gave a simultaneous exhibition at the Manhattan Chess Club last week against 33 opponents, winning 30, drawing 2, and losing 1. The only winner against the youthful master was Senorita Lupe Requena, the daughter of the
Apr-17-15 C Baginskaite vs Nakamura, 2006
zanzibar: From move 18 to 35 White never put a piece beyond the 4th rank. Who was waiting for whom to self-destruct?
Apr-17-15 B Kostic vs Capablanca, 1919
ToTheDeath: Lovely game by Capablanca, in particular the creative doubling of the rooks on the b file.
Apr-17-15 Janosevic vs Geller, 1968
fenno: If you want to replay this game in a tournament as a white player, you have to consider the possibility that the opponent may call the arbiter to judge if the draw offer was unreasonable, distractive, annoying or noise introducing. It is a ...
Apr-17-15 Cray Blitz vs Belle, 1983
jnpope: The Montreal Gazette published this game Dec. 4, 1981, which means it is from the 1981 North American Computer Championship held in Los Angeles (not 1983 in New York).
Apr-17-15 Y Dembo vs O Avraam, 1993
centralfiles: 8...Be7 is the way to go.
Apr-17-15 Carlsen vs Aronian, 2012
Adalricus: Required move is 34. Rd1 or a pawn move. Otherwise black has mate in one. Well played, Levon.
Apr-17-15 James Anderson
MissScarlett: Well bowled, champ.
Apr-17-15 Korchnoi vs Keres, 1965
SpiritedReposte: A neglected game from two great players. Keres just kept pocketing those pawns.
Apr-17-15 Geller vs Doda, 1969
zydeco: Doda resigned because of 41.Bh5.
Apr-17-15 Philippe vs E Dizdarevic, 1985
jvv: Yes, but after 10... Qd8 11.bxc5 Bxh3 12.gxh3 Ne4 black wins.
Apr-17-15 S B Pettengill
Stonehenge: This guy?
Apr-17-15 Saemisch vs Nimzowitsch, 1923
Phony Benoni: "The most powerful weapon in chess is to have the next move." -- David Bronstein "Yeah, right." -- Friedrich Saemisch
Apr-17-15 Vladimir Kramnik
Eti fan: For those following Vlad, he might have chances to score after 24th and 25th move inaccuracies by Adams here
Apr-17-15 V Litvinov vs Veresov, 1958
fredthebear: If 13.gxQh4 Rg6+ to be followed by 14.Bg4 RxBg4+ 15.Kh1 Nxf2# a discovered double check along the long diagonal.
Apr-17-15 S Wood vs Griffith, 1901
fredthebear: The obvious 12.c3 fork is met by 12...Qf2+ 13.Qe2 QxQe2#.
Apr-17-15 Steinitz vs Lasker, 1894
MindCtrol9: If 55.Be2 Kf2 and While loses the Bishop.
Apr-17-15 Dubai Chess Open (2015)
offramp: Nigalidze was NOT caught red-handed. The phone was found and he apparently admitted it. Red-handed would be to be caught phone in hand...
Apr-17-15 Nakamura vs Akobian, 2015
Hot Logic: I thought it was a reasonable sac, especially with the open a and c files and the rook already on the a-file. Then Akobian starts playing limp moves like Ra5 and it seems like he is not taking the initiative and just wasting tempos. It ...
Apr-17-15 Abram Isaakovich Rabinovich
Richard Taylor: All the Rabinoviches are related to the Rabbinocalvitches, and they are all related sadly and happily to the Rabidovichoviches who are very thick with the endless Rabbinnobienoiaviches who are related very firmly but distantly to ...
Apr-17-15 Lilienthal vs Kotov, 1940
GrahamClayton: 13...♖xc2 14. ♘xd6+ exd6 15. ♘xf6+ ♔e7 16. ♘d5+ and 17. ♕xh8.

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