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May-26-15 Nakamura vs Jakovenko, 2015
HeMateMe: Looks like they started an hour early, this round.
E32
May-26-15 Kibitzer's Café
HeMateMe: u need a new spellchecker, Jiffie.
 
May-26-15 Odd Lie
HeMateMe: Gosh, there's a NEW attitude in town, in Buffalo, because Rex Ryan is the new head coach.
 
May-26-15 Kenneth Rogoff
HeMateMe: < there is little <substantial> difference between the parties> I thought I just listed a few substantive differences. If Al Gore had been president, there likely would have been no second invasion of Iraq. There may also ...
 
May-26-15 Edmund Beronio
balolog: <Wesley So: Thank you to all my friends and supporters here. Your encouragement is important to me and despite the insinuations of my haters, I am not ungrateful for it. This work is hard and the sacrifices are heavy but knowing there ...
 
May-26-15 Miles vs DeFirmian, 1990
morfishine: "Desperado Defirmian" Defirmian has a number of spectacular, sacrificial victories to his credit, each of which could be labeled his own 'Immortal' game. I think what sets this one apart is he pulled it off against Tony Miles, of all ...
E38
May-26-15 Fressinet vs E Postny, 2005
morfishine: Took me awhile to finally figure out <39.Rxf6> is the way to go 39...Qxe4 40.Rxf7+ Kg8 (40...Qxd4 41.Re8#) 41.Rg7+ Kf8 42.Rxe4 and White is up a rook *****
C99
May-26-15 B Adhiban vs E Torre, 2010
spawn2: thanks Chessdreamer..guess too tired with office work to see it:)
C55
May-26-15 Mihaela Sandu
virginmind: Placed second after 7 rounds, with 6 points.
 
May-26-15 Biographer Bistro
jessicafischerqueen: I agree with <Tab>. This is called The *Biographers* Bistro for a reason. The primary purpose of this forum, as I understand it, is to improve and add to the academically sound biographical content of the player page ...
 
May-26-15 Magnus Carlsen
Quercus: I believe it was the look he was referring to, as a joke: http://en.chessbase.com/post/john-f... .
 
May-26-15 Lone Pine (1976)
HeMateMe: On the table above, Rogo is no. 9.
 
May-26-15 FIDE Grand Prix Khanty-Mansiysk (2015)
donjova: <...why be on a zero when you can be with the hero?> Some people, including myself, find that rooting for the clearly best player (or a club) is incredibly boring and uninspiring.
 
May-26-15 Jeremy Lim
MagnusVerMagnus: Rangers plus 50 and Rockies plus 10 look good tomorrow imho.
 
May-26-15 Wesley So
Sally Simpson: ". I am not always as good as I want to be and I can take criticism of my game, I don’t mind that." I'm pretty sure there are not too many here qualified to criticising Wes's games. Though that won't stop the them and their engines ...
 
May-26-15 Filip Boe Olsen
SimonWebbsTiger: the young Danish lad has just done enough to become an FM.
 
May-26-15 L Trent vs D Tan, 2002
morfishine: Chernev would've loved this game
A45
May-26-15 I Zaitsev vs J Pokojowczyk, 1976
Cobax12: Nice positional middle game!
C02
May-26-15 Louis F Stumpers
al wazir: That "trillion" should be a billion, of course. It took about five minutes to run on my desktop. If I had actually run a trillion steps (games), it would have taken half a week.
 
May-26-15 Panno vs W Martz, 1976
Fusilli: Longest queen endgame ever! Beautifully laborious win by Panno.
A16
May-26-15 Vladimir Alexandrovich Korolkov
Infohunter: <GrahamClayton> A fine study indeed. I would like to add that it richly repays a detailed analysis of the "what if" lines at each and every turn for both sides.
 
May-26-15 L D Evans vs Panno, 1976
Fusilli: <avidfan> <20.Qb7 Bc4 21.Ba3 Rb8 22.Qf3 Bd5 23.Bxd5 Nxd5 etc.> Actually, in that line 21...Ng4 is a killer. [DIAGRAM]
B43
May-26-15 R Barnett vs Blackburne, 1886
ColdSong: Black to play and win after 20.Rf3.A nice attack from Mr Blackburne.
C29
May-26-15 Milton Loeb Hanauer
An Englishman: Good Evening: Chess Made Simple is a great book for new players and deserves a place among the classics.
 
May-26-15 Julio Sumar
zanzibar: The R9 game is also fun... again Sumar plays into a critical position being worse: <Sumar--Perez Perez; Tel Aviv olm (1964)> (Black to move: pre-move 33...Qd2-c3 34.d5-d6) [DIAGRAM] White has given up two pawns to get a passer. ...
 
May-25-15 Grischuk vs Svidler, 2015
ndg2: An exemplary showcase of fighting spirit!
D22
May-25-15 Manuel Perez Candelario
eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to GM Perez-Candelario! <waustad> I'll say he has "so little notice"! There was a 9-year no kibitz stretch between the BIDMONFA kibitz & your 1st kibitz!
 
May-25-15 B Parham vs Vlad Dima, 2001
Karposian: WARNING! This page is under surveillance by the Grammar Police. Don't let what happened to poor <Nightsurfer> happen to you! Stay away, or post at your own risk.
B10
May-25-15 Wei Yi
crazyim5: <This kid is gonna get 2750 by the end of the year at the rate he's going!> At this speed more like 2780 I would think!
 
May-25-15 Blackburne vs G Chamier, 1885
optimal play: <<<<MR. BLACKBURNE IN ADELAIDE.> The Greco Counter Gambit> (a) 2...f5 This opening is not considered sound, but it is rather popular because of the quick development which it produces. (b) 6...♕g6 This is ...
C40
May-25-15 Blackburne vs H Charlick, 1885
optimal play: <MR. BLACKBURNE IN ADELAIDE.> 8.Ne2 <R to K sq is more generally played.> 9...Qd7 <We should play Kt to K 2 here.> 22...Rfe7 <White here proffered a draw, which was accepted. The game has been played very ...
C11
May-25-15 Caruana vs Nakamura, 2015
SirRuthless: I think it was. Why risk black pushing the f pawn and creating his own chances? People were a little quick in this room to say black was toast because the pawn endgame looked messy and white's king was better places and his pawns ...
B76
May-25-15 Jakovenko vs A Giri, 2015
jindraz: my patzer comment says 15. 0-0 Nd5 16. Qb5 c6 17. Qd3 b5 and the tables have turned on white.
D38
May-25-15 Angantysson vs K Kaiszauri, 1982
dgm1214: queens gone
B08
May-25-15 Wei Yi vs Ding Liren, 2015
fisayo123: As highly as I rate Wei Yi, he'll do very well to finish in the top half of TATA Steel. I think he will do better than Carlsen's last place (in his first Corus A group tournament).
C67
May-25-15 Benko vs Bisguier, 1964
grasser: A little trick at the end there.
C25
May-25-15 Bisguier vs Benko, 1962
grasser: A little trick at the end there.
B47
May-25-15 Maxim Dlugy
TheFocus: <When I am down in material and do not have a plan, I simply develop in the hope of finding one later on> - Max Dlugy.
 
May-25-15 Geza Maroczy
TheFocus: <The World has gone downhill since I was young. When I look around me nowadays, I am glad that I myself am going downhill> - Geza Maroczy (1947).
 
May-25-15 Nick DeFirmian
TheFocus: <A lot of the difference between an IM and GM is a seriousness to the game. The GM is willing to go through all this. He's willing to put up with anything. This shows his dedication. One other thing is the GMs superiority in tactics. ...
 
May-25-15 J Kostro vs K Kaiszauri, 1974
Cheapo by the Dozen: This would make a nice Monday puzzle.
B08
May-25-15 William Ewart Napier
TheFocus: <Castle if you will, or if you must, but not when you can> - William Napier.
 
May-25-15 F La Rota vs J Sarwer, 1988
ToTheDeath: Very interesting to hear from Jeff, great comments on this page. Sholastic chess is full of opening trap games like these, no big deal and quite common actually even among the talents.
B10
May-25-15 Y Yu vs Wan Yunguo, 2015
bright1: Not sure why the player with the black pieces resigned in the final position.
D85
May-25-15 Mihai Suba
TheFocus: <When your opponent has a strategic advantage and virtually controls the board, or when he attacks something that cannot be defended by reasonable means, then the 'threat' or 'blackmail' with nonexistent attacks on the king may induce
 
May-25-15 Robert James Fischer
TheFocus: <As Bobby Fischer said, you have to go for the truth in chess, and if that requires taking on a risky activity, you have to go ahead and do it> - Edmar Mednis.
 
May-25-15 Yasser Seirawan
TheFocus: <One of the most common mistakes a player can make, is to play mindlessly along, repeating known ideas, used before in similar situations. The player thinks he is playing by the book, but because one or two details are askew, the ...
 
May-25-15 Znosko-Borovsky vs Salwe, 1907
FSR: Long Tall Salwe. A great swindle.
C54
May-25-15 Korchnoi vs Ulf Andersson, 1971
Tabanus: Picture from this game: http://sah.hr/forum/index.php?actio...
E00
May-25-15 J H Donner vs Najdorf, 1973
Tabanus: Picture from this game: http://sah.hr/forum/index.php?actio...
A77
May-25-15 L Lengyel vs Gligoric, 1971
Tabanus: Picture from this game: http://sah.hr/forum/index.php?actio...
E60
May-25-15 Joel Benjamin
Fusilli: <The Focus> There are enough masters and experts in Nashville to have a nice small round-robin. I have suggested to the NCC to organize a low-key tournament... say, playing once a week only, since most of us are busy adults. But ...
 
May-25-15 P Trifunovic vs Bisguier, 1962
Tabanus: Picture from this game: http://sah.hr/forum/index.php?actio...
A48
May-25-15 Flohr vs Botvinnik, 1965
Tabanus: Picture from this game: http://sah.hr/forum/index.php?actio...
D13
May-25-15 Adorjan vs Timman, 1978
Tabanus: Picture from this game: http://sah.hr/forum/index.php?actio...
A28
May-25-15 Gligoric vs Panno, 1969
Tabanus: Picture from this game: http://sah.hr/forum/index.php?actio...
E43
May-25-15 F Henneberke vs Stahlberg, 1961
Tabanus: Pictures from this game: http://sah.hr/forum/index.php?actio... http://sah.hr/forum/index.php?actio...
A56
May-25-15 Ribli vs A Planinc, 1973
Tabanus: Picture from this game: http://sah.hr/forum/index.php?actio...
E68
May-25-15 Paul Motwani
TheFocus: <Tenacity is a very important quality for a chess player to develop. For example, it may mean stubbornly defending a difficult position for a long time… (or) you may be sitting with an advantageous position, but meeting resistance ...
 
May-25-15 Gligoric vs Julio Bolbochan, 1962
Fusilli: <zydeco> <This was an important failure for Gligoric. If he'd won this game...> If he'd won this game, then he would have been only 1-2 against Julio Bolbochan. Their score was then, and remained, 2-0 in favor of the ...
A16
May-25-15 John Nunn
TheFocus: <Of all the personal qualities which are important at the board, determination is perhaps the most significant. Some players…see the gloom ahead of them, with only the distant prospect of at most half a point, and become ...
 
May-25-15 Eduard Gufeld
TheFocus: <After losing a game I play the next one better, after losing the second game I play like a lion, but after three defeats in a row anyone can beat me!> - Eduard Gufeld.
 
May-25-15 Viktor Korchnoi
TheFocus: <Chessplayers are of varying character. Some, in order to be confident of success, have to see their opponents as a friend, while others must, without fail, feel enmity towards the opponent... There are many more of the second type, ...
 
May-25-15 F Olafsson vs Karpov, 1976
Tabanus: Picture from this game: http://sah.hr/forum/index.php?actio...
E53
May-25-15 Jose Raul Capablanca
john barleycorn: I think Hilbert once said that one of his students became a novelist because he was lacking imagination to become a mathematician.
 
May-25-15 Karpov vs Van der Wiel, 1983
Tabanus: Picture from this game: http://sah.hr/forum/index.php?actio...
B44
May-25-15 Sosonko vs Karpov, 1980
Tabanus: Picture from this game: http://sah.hr/forum/index.php?actio...
E06
May-25-15 Lev Polugaevsky
SimonWebbsTiger: @<parrisattack> there have been a few new ideas in the Polu' variation. Everyman published "Chess Developments: the 6. Bg5 Najdorf Sicilian" by Kevin Goh Wei Ming in 2014. Ming uses the quoted Hao-Naka game as his ...
 
May-25-15 Huebner vs Karpov, 1979
Tabanus: Picture from this game: http://sah.hr/forum/index.php?actio...
E06
May-25-15 Paul Keres
TheFocus: <The older I get the more I value pawns> - Paul Keres.
 
May-25-15 Ivan Sokolov
TheFocus: <You have a chance to become a good chess player if you travel to play chess, not play chess to travel> - Ivan Sokolov.
 
May-25-15 Wilhelm Steinitz
TheFocus: <I am not a chess historian, I am a piece of chess history, which no one can ignore> - Wilhelm Steinitz.
 
May-25-15 David Bronstein
TheFocus: <Real combinations cannot result if one stirs together pawns, pieces, and weak points in a pot, heating this mixture on the fire of time pressure> - David Bronstein.
 
May-25-15 William Hartston
TheFocus: <For however magnificent his best games, however impressive his match victories, Spassky is destined to be remembered primarily one thing: He was the man who lost to Bobby Fischer> - William Hartston.
 
May-25-15 Mikhail Tal
TheFocus: <If you wait for your luck to turn up, life becomes very boring> - Mikhail Tal.
 
May-25-15 Yanofsky vs Julio Bolbochan, 1962
Fusilli: <Cibator> Not really... It's a strong move, but it only wins a pawn. Even some five moves later, Stockfish only says -1.3 or so. Arguably, it is the winning move, or the move that gives black an advantage that he will not ...
B92
May-25-15 Jobava vs L Dominguez, 2015
docbenway: HeMateMe-Yes, it is all that. Also 32.Qxa7 is an example of indirect defense of the b pawn.
C53
May-25-15 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
parisattack: Thank you for the update <MamedyarovFan> and of course it is always a pleasure to hear from you on CG.com! The vintage Krug is still aging and getting better; we'll hope for the same from our man <Shak>! A fine result at ...
 
May-25-15 Grischuk vs Caruana, 2015
OhioChessFan: <Dom: As for evolution, there's no argument worth debating. One doesn't have to be fond of it: it simply is the case, and anyone who doubts this is delusional or ill-informed. > I accept that you sincerely believe that ...
D37
May-25-15 Bent Larsen
TheFocus: <Lack of patience is probably the most common reason for losing a game, or drawing a game that should have been won> - Bent Larsen.
 
May-25-15 Hans Kmoch
TheFocus: <Devastating moves are like dissonant sounds; they shatter the eardrums. Their appeal is to an atavistic brutality in our natures, not to our finer sensibilities. In contrast, a "quiet" move is the epitome of finesse. A soft answer ...
 
May-25-15 Igor Naumkin
ketchuplover: He doesn't prepare for games. Cool.
 
May-25-15 Emanuel Lasker
TheFocus: <He who has a slight disadvantage plays more attentively, inventively and more boldly than his antagonist, who either takes it easy or aspires after too much. Thus a slight disadvantage is very frequently seen to convert into a good, ...
 
May-25-15 Jan Hein Donner
TheFocus: <Everything that he said was exceptionally interesting , but it was all untrue!> - Bent Larsen on Jan Hein Donner.
 
May-25-15 Nigel Rodney Davies
TheFocus: <If you like the way someone plays a particular opening, check out what they play in other openings too. It could be that you've found a good model whose thinking accords with your own> - Nigel Davies.
 
May-25-15 Anatoly Karpov
Everett: <offramp> it is confusing, but Karpov believed there was no way for him to save the game with best play, that Polu was looking for a way for Karpov to save himself but couldn't find it. Why? Because it was not there to be found. So ...
 
May-25-15 Tal vs F Rhine, 1988
tjipa: Sadly, it seems 11...Nxd4 was not a novelty after all, it was played in game Zinn-Marovic back in 1966, not available here, though. On the bright side, you followed a player who was an IM then (in 1966). Sadly (again), he lost that game. To
B14
May-25-15 Akiba Rubinstein
TheFocus: <His style is of extraordinary fineness, and his knowledge of the game can hardly be surpassed by any living player> - Emanuel Lasker on Akiba Rubinstein.
 
May-25-15 Reuben Fine
TheFocus: <Combinations have always been the most intriguing aspect of Chess. The masters look for them, the public applauds them, the critics praise them. It is because combinations are possible that Chess is more than a lifeless mathematical ...
 
May-25-15 Arpad Elo
TheFocus: <The process of rating players can be compared to the measurement of the position of a cork bobbing up and down on the surface of agitated water with a yard stick tied to a rope and which is swaying in the wind> - Arpad Elo.
 
May-25-15 Bisguier vs Benko, 1963
ISeth: Truly a replica kind of Game like "Game of the Century ".
D96
May-25-15 Jakovenko vs Karjakin, 2015
Ulhumbrus: 13...c4 parts with the bishop pair, never an asset to concede lightly. With Black's queen on d6, 21...Nxe5 allows White to play 22 dxe5 with tempo, giving Black no time to play ...Nd5. An alternative is 21...Ne8 defending c7 and freeing
D45
May-25-15 Viktors Pupols
TheFocus: <Chess rewards merit; it is more fair than life. National origin, age, sex, social status don't matter. Good ideas are rewarded; bad ones punished. There are no hole cards or luck; all assets are even and in plain view. Apples and ...
 
May-25-15 Peter Leko
TheFocus: <Sometimes it seems that Leko doesn't really like playing chess so much as striving to analyse opening positions. Probably his ideal would be to take his analyses if not to bare kings, then at least to positions from the Nalimov ...
 
May-25-15 Georg Marco
TheFocus: <All the commentator can do is advise students not to be led astray either by the anxious qualms of the practical player or by the prophecies of doom by the theorists, but to test everything for themselves. For it is only through the ...
 
May-25-15 Hans Ree
TheFocus: <Some twenty years ago an English journalist complained that in sports, only chess and marbles were above suspicion. One wonders what has happened in the world of marbles> - Hans Ree.
 
May-25-15 Rajan Ayyar
zanzibar: And a picture: http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.town... Not one a player would like to see next to their name on <CG>.
 
May-25-15 Hikaru Nakamura
SirRuthless: There is a 1/100 chances, however that a draw with white against Jakovenko will not be enough.
 
May-25-15 Motylev vs E Najer, 2015
Breunor: Black's 27th is the puzzle in the New York Post yesterday. Good puzzle , I guess for us here Saturday or Sunday? (I know I didn't get it!) Wonderful game!
B11
May-25-15 Rose
perfidious: <Whitehat> Wouldn't care to take that action.
 
May-25-15 Sverdlovsk (1943)
Calli: Worth mentioning that "Sverdlovsk" is today Ekaterinburg or perhaps Yekaterinburg if directly transliterated from the Russian Екатеринбург. The Soviets called it ...
 
May-25-15 Svidler vs Tomashevsky, 2015
perfidious: <Ehsan> No problem.
C84
May-25-15 Polugaevsky vs Karpov, 1974
tamar: Tal, who happened to arrive after Karpov's 28th move, assumed Karpov was in control by his demeanor on the stage, and by Polugaevsky's agonized expressions. <The first thing that struck me (I had not yet seen the position) was this: with
E57
May-25-15 Argue
Whitehat1963: Pro life, pro choice. Go!
 
May-25-15 Anand vs Kasparov, 1995
Whitehat1963: 17. b4 is a brilliant move!
B84
May-25-15 E Can vs Yusupov, 2007
Everyone: This example shows <Everyone> that sport and the protection of resources <Can> go hand in hand, even when the link is not obvious.
C43
May-25-15 Georgiy Stepanov (Schneideman)
MissScarlett: <With the Germans soon at the gates, Leningraders with German-sounding surnames had become a suspect class. It did not help that Shneideman shared his name with a prominent Nazi general. He was soon denounced as a spy and arrested
 
May-25-15 Vladimir Kramnik
TheFocus: <I actually played much worse because it was very depressing. I saw that he was so much faster than me and could constantly feel things on the chessboard that took me time to figure out for myself. There were many occasions where he ...
 
May-25-15 Alexander Shabalov
TheFocus: <I like life on a tour; just nothing else compares to it – you are so free. Nothing else can possibly come close to the lifestyle. This is how it works for most of the chess players. Material-wise it is not so rewarding, but the ...
 
May-25-15 Karjakin vs Nakamura, 2015
belgradegambit: After 9. g4, 9...Bxg4 originally received !! as a TN in Informant many years ago. The variations are tricky but the sacrifice has since proved to be unsound. When White plays 10. O-O-O (IMHO Nxe6 is much better) I always get a ...
B76
May-25-15 Fischer vs Najdorf, 1970
RookFile: I'm learning to play the Kan. Without a computer, I played over this game, and asked myself what mistake Najdorf made in this game. I couldn't find one. Obviously, he must have made one or two, but it is by no means obvious. Fischer has ...
B42
May-25-15 Osmond MD
zanzibar: Maybe this guy? http://www.northdevonjournal.co.uk/...
 
May-25-15 Boris Spassky
TheFocus: <Spassky's strength is his emotional stability plus his stamina. His strength away from the board sustains him at the board> - Larry Evans in Time Magazine July 31, 1972.
 
May-25-15 Yacov Murey
TheFocus: <He looks like a tramp. He dresses badly and is not too clean. He doesn't know how to eat properly what's in front of him. He speaks only about chess, as if it is the most important thing in the world, and he talks about the game even
 
May-25-15 Jaan Ehlvest
TheFocus: <Recently, I've had a lot of critics saying I should concentrate more during the game. But I'm usually very nervous, that's why I walk around. Chess is a horrible game. I mean, the game is very nice, but for a profession it's ...
 
May-25-15 Jeffery Xiong
johnkr: He's now only #47 junior, he has competition from people like Sevian and Troff. How can these kids afford to travel around all over the country and world? Daddy's money I guess.
 
May-25-15 W M Duckworth vs Julio Bolbochan, 1991
Eduardo Bermudez: I would like to play like him at 71 !!
B30
May-25-15 John Harald Morrison
MissScarlett: The Times, September 7th, 1935: <The premature death of Mr. J. H. Morrison on September 1 will come as a shock to the small circle of friends to whom he was known. Morrison was a scholar at Wadham studying philosophy under ...
 
May-25-15 D Naroditsky vs K Spraggett, 2015
patzer2: the position after 22. Rxd4!? (diagram below) is instructive: [DIAGRAM] Here, (diagram above) "winning the Rook" with 22...exd4? is a blunder as White gains two pieces for the Rook and is close to winning after 23. Bxf4! Qd8 24. Ne2 Qf8 ...
B08
May-25-15 Milner-Barry vs Foltys, 1939
GrahamClayton: 26...♕d8 was a better move, removing the Queen well away from the White pieces which in the game trap the Queen.
B72
May-25-15 J Yemi vs B Pratyusha, 2012
GrahamClayton: Very unusual to see a player with two sets of doubled pawns plus a set of triple pawns as well.
E12
May-25-15 Arpad Vajda
MissScarlett: <Vajda, Police Chief of Budapest, was a strong international master who had drawn with both Capablanca and Marshall at the tournament in his home city the previous year.> http://www.shropshirechess.org/Hist... German Wiki ...
 
May-25-15 Lisitsin vs Ragozin, 1939
GrahamClayton: Between moves 52 and 58, Ragozin's knight reminds me of Pac-Man swallowing up all of the pellets!
D38
May-25-15 Eugenio Torre
pinoymaster77: Nil's post in his Leaflet Mag in FB : Tagaytay Waits For This Year's Battle of the Grandmasters . The peaceful pines are silently waiting for Philippine's best of the best in chess as talks circulates that this year's Battle of the
 
May-25-15 Varuzhan Akobian
perfidious: Have always loathed Celtics and never cared for Bird, but completely agree with his approach.
 
May-25-15 A Vajda vs N Lie, 1931
MissScarlett: <Arpad Mini>
C48
May-25-15 Norman Tweed Whitaker
wrap99: I recall from the tremendous bio Shady Side that NTW once played a game vs a young Jon Frankel in which he was busted but refused to move and just left the board for the clock to run down. Am I remembering rightly (I gave away a first ...
 
May-25-15 J Sherwin vs Feuerstein, 1957
GrahamClayton: Unusual position after 51...♘4g3: [DIAGRAM] It is unusual to see both sets of knight mutually protecting each other, and with one knight on g3 and g6.
B41
May-25-15 Arturo Pomar-Salamanca
wrap99: I marvel that a man who had such a close connection with Alekhine is still around. Alekhine was playing opponents who were born solidly in the middle of the 19th century -- that is approaching 200 years ago. Chess is a wonderful game in ...
 
May-25-15 L Dominguez vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2015
ivanmax: Until round 10 started there's no comment. but, does anyone think that Rdf1 as a good try? [DIAGRAM] I thought Bd3 as the best and then Rdf1! with a good chance, agree?
B90
May-25-15 Khan
alexmagnus: Two games, two winning miniatures, both played in Moscow. Who was Khan and where do the games come from?
 
May-25-15 Jakovenko vs Gelfand, 2015
Moszkowski012273: White missed the much better 26.Bxd6....
B90
May-25-15 Nakamura vs Stockfish, 2014
posoo: Excellent point Rookfull. "If you strive to play lik a cumpoter, u will only ever be able to play like a cumpoter." POSOO SAID IT.
000
May-25-15 J Kristinsson vs Browne, 2014
RookFile: Alert play by Browne.
E25
May-25-15 Haukur Angantysson
offramp: Alex Trebeck: It would be madness to do this at Plainfield Correctional Facility. Dan Tran: What is Haukur Angantysson ?
 
May-25-15 Karjakin vs Caruana, 2015
Everett: Yeah, but if Caruana had used less time earlier in the game, he may not have created the board situation which allowed him to win.
A35
May-25-15 Blackburne vs H Charlick, 1885
optimal play: <<<<BLACKBURNE, THE CHESSPLAYER.> Adelaide, Saturday> Mr. J. H. Blackburne, the chessplayer, played twenty five antagonists here last night. He lost one game to Mr. Charlick, but he won all the other games. Mr. ...
C31
May-25-15 Silman vs J Schroer, 1990
GeneM: Pages 263-4, in Jeremy Silman's 3rd edition (1993 ed) of his book - How to Reassess Your Chess. In the chapter titled - Initiative. The opening here, the Benko Gambit, is all about an early initiative for Black, at the cost of pawn ...
A57
May-25-15 W A Bills vs K Burger, 1968
Phony Benoni: The game continued after move 37, but the full score is unavailable due to time pressure.(Tournament book edited by Jack Spence, game #199).
B22
May-25-15 Fabiano Caruana
KnightVBishop: between Fabiano and Magnus..who do you guys think has more raw chess understanding?
 
May-25-15 Capablanca vs G Oskam, 1920
maxi: Yeah, now nobody will ever know.
D02
May-25-15 O Bazan vs Fischer, 1960
Smite: A great game to kick off the study of the Ragozin.
D38


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