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Oct-29-14 Paul Keres
HeMateMe: mostly, because he has a dogged, irrational hatred of Israel. I'm pretty sure that in everyday life when Mort encounters someone of Jewish heritage who is proud of the state of Israel, Mort immediately dislikes such person(s). I see the ...
Oct-29-14 The World vs Naiditsch, 2014
Oct-29-14 Gelfand vs Jobava, 2014
Check It Out: <SR> Do you have an article link you can post that deals with the allegation of Jobava cheating? thanks.
Oct-29-14 FIDE Grand Prix Tashkent (2014)
SirRuthless: <gokusano> I never said that was sole evidence. If you had stronger reading comprehension skills then you would not have come away with that impression. He has a documented history of cheating.
Oct-29-14 Jeremy Lim
HeMateMe: I'm glad the stink of Barry Bonds has left the San Fran team. I haven't been watching the Series, but I hope the announcers haven't said his name even once. I wonder what his father Bobby Bonds, a guy who wasn't a cheater, thinks of his ...
Oct-29-14 Wesley So
mysql: How come he didnt join the spice cup?
Oct-29-14 Kenneth Rogoff
HeMateMe: What about it Mort? Why did the Jews of the nascent Israel state chase out all the arabs, in 1947? Could it have been the result of decades of enmity? And, why did the rest of the world do nothing when this occurred? Did they realize ...
Oct-29-14 Caruana vs Gelfand, 2014
DrGridlock: <I believe Caruana has already calculated the tactical maneuvers that will bring him victory after 20. dxc5!.> Implicit in the assertion is that dxc5 (and following moves) are sufficient to produce victory for White. Instead of ...
Oct-29-14 Kibitzer's Café
nok: <Little children, be aware that your life is short and passing. Therefore, yearn for eternity and keep preparing your hearts in prayer.> If life is short I'd rather not spend it on prayer, but that's just me.
Oct-29-14 T Schmehl vs A Simonov, 2004
Bubo bubo: After looking at the "solution" I'am even more disappointed: No Kg6, but Kg8, of course followed by that standard mating sequence after the B-sac on h7 (really an old ...
Oct-29-14 S Finegold vs Michael Vilenchuk, 2011
The17thPawn: Really interesting treatment of the Dragon. Black seems to treat it like the Benko by jettisoning his b and a pawns and then blasting away at the white queenside with his heavy pieces. The difference being that whites king is in the ...
Oct-29-14 Lindehn vs Maczuski, 1863
JTV: The losing move for black was 7...Nxe4. Gee, here's a couple of bishops staring at an un-castled position and instead of castling into safety, black decides to whack the e4 pawn. Of course white played it smart and castled the next move but ...
Oct-29-14 Karjakin vs Jobava, 2014
perfidious: <JosepCmd: I think this game should take place in his notable games.> By saving it to a games collection you create, or already possess, you can help this game reach the list of Jobava's most notable.
Oct-29-14 Tal vs Fischer, 1959
Rookiepawn: [DIAGRAM] Maybe this position shows what I think is some kind of strategic principle (or whatever): some flank attacks, rather than being "vertical" (attack through the files), are kind of "triangular" clashing on the h1-a8 long ...
Oct-29-14 Spassky vs Suetin, 1967
Zugzwangovich: Of the postion at move 53 Evans wrote, "Black plays on because he is hoping for a miracle. At Havana 1952...I learned at first hand the full meaning of Tartakower's dictum that 'you can't win by resigning.' The Dutch master Prins ...
Oct-29-14 Hikaru Nakamura
SirRuthless: I like his avatar as well. A nice Eggshell white with raised lettering. The look of it... The lines... hrmmm.
Oct-29-14 Robert James Fischer
thegoodanarchist: <ljfyffe: <thegoodanarchist> Much that you say of Fischer is true, but you manage to undermine all your assertions by posting that silly 80/20 figure....a look at the long history of chess puts matters in proper ...
Oct-29-14 Carlsen-Anand World Championship (2014)
jphamlore: <HeMateMe: Aronian has all the talent in the world, but I don't think he knows how to slightly change his style/strategy to simply build a picket fence of points and win a tournament. No prize for best game played, just the prize of ...
Oct-29-14 T Hillarp Persson vs W So, 2009
gokusano: One of my favorite games of gm wesley so. The move 17. Bc7 is a mark of a grandmonster. If not for the engine, a very selective few will be able to see this move. If ever you're one of them, you must be a strong gm. Still at a very young
Oct-29-14 Karjakin vs Nakamura, 2014
Garech: N.b. Thursday is a rest day, play resumes on Friday. -Garech
Oct-29-14 Karlsbad (1911)
nimh: Süchting was merely 253 points weaker than Lasker on August 1911 list. I wonder if Nunn would claim as 'confidently' that Lasker in the early part of the 20th century was just a mediocre Fide Master player in today's terms of strength? The ...
Oct-29-14 E Saunders vs C Wheeler, 1903
ljfyffe: <sachistu>The St. John Globe may be of help as Narraway used to be a hometown boy. The 1898 Toronto Globe may also be at the local library--l'll check as soon as possible.l went through this stuff many years ago and seem to have a ...
Oct-29-14 Mamedyarov vs Karjakin, 2014
chessastronomy: 8TH round game Mamedyarov vs Karjakin both players fight hard for GP Fide points since they are both behind five other players. A win for either player would have been GREAT !!! crucial to aim for Fide Grand Prix points, $, ...
Oct-29-14 Baadur Jobava
JosepCmd: Go LexySexy! Time to prove yourself!
Oct-29-14 M Cebalo vs Vasiukov, 2014
perfidious: Cebalo's conduct of the attack makes 1....f5 look like a bad move, but Black's manoeuvre Nh6-f7, while sometimes seen in the Leningrad, is not at all likely to inspire any followers with all the other pieces slumbering.
Oct-29-14 Bogoljubov vs Nimzowitsch, 1930
WCC Editing Project: Thanks <Karpova>! That is an extremely helpful and informative annotation by Albert Becker , that gives a substantial answer to my question.
Oct-29-14 Unzicker vs Karpov, 1980
perfidious: Very definitely--Fischer was direct and aggressive on the whole, whereas Karpov operated more subtly.
Oct-29-14 D Andreikin vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2014
chessastronomy: 8th Round Game Andreikin leads this tourney together with Nakamura and Jobava all three with five points of eight games with MLV and Mamedyarov just half point behind, this explains short game, no risk conservative draw, since ...
Oct-29-14 Caruana vs Kasimdzhanov, 2014
Penguincw: 20...Rc8 21.Nc6 Rxc7 22.Ne7+ Kf8 23.Rxc7 Kxe7 24.e4 Be5 25.Rxd7+ Kxd7 26.exd5. Well that was an interesting way to exchange a rook and 2 minor pieces. < 8th round Caruana draw vs Rustam K. Caruana still has chances to win this ...
Oct-29-14 Nakamura vs Radjabov, 2014
Penguincw: The novelty here was 16...Rac8.
Oct-29-14 A Herzog vs K Petschar, 1994
Dr. J: <TheBish: ... after 25...Kb8 26. Rxb7+ Ka8 27. Rb6!, when Black can't save the queen without allowing mate with Qxa6. So after 27...Ra2 28. Rxa6+ Qxa6 29. Nxa6 the win is simple.> Same result, but a bit more forcing, and perhaps a bit
Oct-29-14 Gulko vs Karpov, 1976
Petrosianic: Good. That's good. Now, when you say Karpov didn't fall for his tactics, are you implying that they were on the cheap side? A coffeehouse attack, if you will? Or that they were reasonable, but Karpov just saw deeper? Another thing ...
Oct-29-14 Biographer Bistro
ljfyffe: <Who knew doyen and dean were related> Well I am surprised ---quite a few people know that Gabriel Doyen and Dean Wolstenholme were related: ie in the sense that they both were painters during the 17 and 18 French; ...
Oct-29-14 Stockfish (Computer)
notyetagm: <Infenwe: Wow. This might be one of the most impressive games I've seen this entire season. SF playing down a rook for over 20 moves. Such amazing ability to evaluate compensation for the ...
Oct-29-14 Ronan Le Goff
OhioChessFan: Winds in the east, mist coming in. Like somethin’ is brewin’ and bout to begin. Can’t put me finger on what lies in store, but I fear what’s to happen all happened before.
Oct-29-14 Illya Nyzhnyk
ketchuplover: Illya for FIDE president !!!!!!!!!!!
Oct-29-14 M Leon Hoyos vs Robson, 2014
chessastronomy: Ray Robson just won 50,000 dollar 2nd prize in Million $ Chess in Las Vegas, will Yucatecan León Hoyos be a match ? 3rd Round Spice Cup 2014 ... It's a Sicilian Def. but León Hoyos gets out of regular theory 4. Q:d4 Nc6 5. Ab5 ...
Oct-29-14 A Giri vs Jakovenko, 2014
basjebooi: Ah, I see. Thank you very much! <Shams>
Oct-29-14 P Sangla vs Karpov, 1968
OhioChessFan: Suggested name: "AK: Brevity is a Virtue"
Oct-29-14 Darja Kaps
Oct-29-14 W C Arnold vs M L Hanauer, 1936
sharpnova: @Zaius - How so? I've seen people mated or at least really decisively punished for taking as little as a pawn. Taking a whole queen for mate is less greedy than that.
Oct-29-14 J H Price vs A K Robinson, 1889
Karpova: <Mr. Price was for years the strongest player in Wilmington, Del.> The annotator writes that <8.Ba3> is best. 13.Bf6 looks like a mistake. The annotator notes that <13.Nbd2> led to an advantage for White, according to J ...
Oct-29-14 Averbakh vs Kotov, 1953
jbennett: I'm doing a series of videos on the Zurich 1953 tournament. For round 14 I selected this game to cover:
Oct-29-14 J Young vs C B Isaacson, 1888
Karpova: 10...Bc5: <Mr. Isaacson improves on the books and now Mr. Young improves on Mr. Isaacson.> According to the Opening Explorer, 10...Bd6 is by far the most common move in this position. Not annotated was 12...Bd6, which looks like a ...
Oct-29-14 Z Kozul vs Radjabov, 2003
Dr. J: After 48 Kf2 Rh2+ 49 Ke3(?)There's a nice forced win: 49...Qc1+ 50 Kd3 Qf1+ 51 Ke3 Re2+ 52 Kf4 Rxe4+ 53 Kxe4 Qe2+ 54 Qe3 Qc4+ 55 Kf5 Qxd5+ 56 Kf4 Bh6+. But what happens after 49 Kg3 ?
Oct-29-14 Fitzgerald vs Loyd, 1898
sachistu: <zanzibar> The reference you cited was the American Chess Journal, 1877, p142. And as you mentioned, the score stopped after 20.Kd5 then saying "Black mates in 7". The finish (mate) as given here is apparently someone's ...
Oct-29-14 Y Privalov
whiteshark: <Yuriy Privalov (1958-2007)> became a National Master at the age of 28. Later he was a chess trainer in the Lviv Chess School “Дебют” (“Opening”) where many of today’s Ukrainian Grandmasters have ...
Oct-29-14 Till Plewe
Gejewe: <thomastonk> This is funny. In the 1980ties me and a group of Dutch chessplayers often teamed up with Till Plewe at chess tournaments. A young, very social and friendly guy from Korschenbroich (near Mönchengladbach). At one point he ...
Oct-29-14 Nakamura vs A Giri, 2014
Marmot PFL: The Bishop is blocked by its pawns. By the time it gets active there isn't much left to play for.
Oct-29-14 Louis F Stumpers
al wazir: <Sneaky>: I've thought abut the two-envelope problem so more and even looked at the wiki article. I have to concede that what I've posted so far hasn't come to grips with the essence of the problem. The simplest version, without ...
Oct-29-14 Boris Gelfand
Absentee: <It is even more outrageous that due to the Iranian GM's refusal to play with Boris, that the Iran GP event has been canceled and moved to Georgia without the players who signed on to this oppressive schedule being given the ...
Oct-29-14 Fabiano Caruana
Petrosianic: <bugabay>: If you gave up your reputation for this, it sounds like you not only lost the bet, you paid more than you were required to. But let me ask you this. If you expected Carlsen to win the tournament (albeit on tiebreak, ...
Oct-29-14 Joachim Neumann
ljfyffe: Member of the CC Olympiad XII German team that came first.
Oct-29-14 Sergey Ivanovich Korolev
ljfyffe: Member of thr Russian team that won the 1987-1995 CC Olympiad X.
Oct-29-14 John A Toothill
ljfyffe: Toothill was a member of the British team that won the 1982-1987 CC Olympiad IX.
Oct-29-14 Lev Evgenyevich Omelchenko
ljfyffe: Member of the Soviet team that won the 1977-82 Chess Correspondence Olympiad VIII.
Oct-29-14 Yuri Nikolaevich Sakharov
ljfyffe: Also, CC Olympiad VII, 1972-76, won by Soviets.
Oct-29-14 Vladimir Zagorovsky
ljfyffe: Zagorovsky was a member of the Russian team thar won the 1962-1964 CC Olympiad IV.
Oct-29-14 Ulviyya Hasil Fataliyeva
cro777: WFM Ulviyya Fataliyeva (ELO 2117) won the 2014 European Youth Chess Championship, Open group U18 (girls) scoring 8/9 and very solid play.
Oct-29-14 Daniel Gurevich
waustad: Here is an article by him from USCF:
Oct-29-14 Hanon W Russell
MissScarlett: The Chess Cafe has become subscription-membership only, so a lot of useful archived material is no longer just a click away.
Oct-29-14 Igor Bondarevsky
ljfyffe: Bondarevsky was part of the Russian team that won the 1958-1961 CC Olympiad III.
Oct-29-14 Stanislav Foglar Sr
ljfyffe: Folglar was the captain of the Czech team that won CC Oympiad V, 1965-68.
Oct-29-14 Karel Prucha
ljfyffe: Thr team won CC Olympiad II of1952-55; Prucha was captain.
Oct-29-14 Gedeon Barcza
ljfyffe: Barcza, with Balogh, Szigeti, Szucs, Gonda, and Elekes won the 1949-1952 CC Olympiad I.
Oct-29-14 J Curdo vs Fedorowicz, 1974
perfidious: That is self-evident.
Oct-29-14 F Braga vs Karpov, 1982
tranquilsimplicity: The subtlest manoeuvrings of the great positional genius Karpov!#
Oct-29-14 Kaplan vs Karpov, 1973
tranquilsimplicity: A simple but elegant tactic indeed. A characteristic of Karpov's play; a preference towards simple tactics as opposed to combinations.#
Oct-29-14 R Smith vs C M Fisher, 1873
optimal play: This is the ninth game in the match between Robert Smith and Charles Marshall Fisher played 1873 in Sydney. 3.g3 <We cannot commend this move; Q Kt to B 3 is preferable>* This move seems to have been pioneered by Robert Smith,
Oct-29-14 A Pichot vs L Bruzon, 2014
chessastronomy: (11va ronda) Partida decisiva en la que Bruzón se sale de líneas convencionales en una siciliana. Ventaja de Pichot después de 22. T:h6 ya que tiene mejor coordinación de piezas y el rey de Bruzón está expuesto. Pero Alan P. ...
Oct-29-14 Duras vs V Vlk, 1902
morfishine: <Rookiepawn> Excellent! A straightforward method to implement your instructions would be to (1) Imagine the word 'Vulcan' (2) Looking in the mirror, slowly speak the word 'Vulcan' 3-times, focusing on the correct enunciation, & ...
Oct-29-14 R Calvo vs Karpov, 1973
tranquilsimplicity: And finally to my point. This game is a classic example of Karpov's genius and style of play. I have always insisted that Karpov's play is highly strategic or ultra-positional, in that Karpov is patient, makes simple seemingly ...
Oct-29-14 L Bruzon vs G Hernandez Guerrero, 2014
chessastronomy: Gilberto logra ligera ventaja en esta India de Rey después de 8... Ce5. Aunque unas jugadas después Bruzón retoma la iniciativa. La partida = desde la jugada 20-28 pero Gilberto logra iniciativa después de 28... A:a4 aunque sólo le
Oct-29-14 S Shankland vs G Hernandez Guerrero, 2014
chessastronomy: Excelente teoría en la Benoni de ambos jugadores. Shankland encuentra una combinación ganadora con sacrificio de calidad que le da peones pasados y el triunfo cuando Gilberto juega 29. ... Cg4? 30. A:g4 h:g 31. T:D4 !! Comentario ...
Oct-29-14 Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2013
Ke2: wow what a disaster...
Oct-29-14 G Hernandez Guerrero vs A Bachmann, 2014
chessastronomy: Gran Torneo del mexicano potosino Gilberto Hernández, este truinfo contra Bachmann, fue importante. En la partida previa a esta partida entabló con negras contra Lázaro Bruzón. Bachmann trata de complicar con 36. ... Te7 en lugar ...
Oct-29-14 Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian
waustad: I saw him do a simul in Silver Springs, Maryland in the '70s, not long before I moved to Vienna in '77. It might have been '76, but not much earlier.
Oct-29-14 Karjakin vs A Giri, 2014
drleper: <Shams: From a research standpoint, <drleper> is our most prized possession.> Never fear, there's plenty more to come, please standby.
Oct-29-14 Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994
drleper: <DrMAL: According to the narrator, GM Danny King, Kasparov had anticipated all this, including 34.c6 when he whipped off 34...Rxb2+ sacrificing back. But apparently he did not count on 37.Ka4! winning, otherwise he would have had a ...
Oct-29-14 Bereziuk vs A Izhnin, 1976
ChessCoachClark: This game was cited as Diagram #374 on pages 249-250 of Checkmate! by Koltanowski and Finkelstein (c)1978, but the players' names were given as Berezyok and Ijnin. You will also see this game and 402 others for Berezjuk, Sergej at
Oct-29-14 Kasparov vs Portisch, 1983
SpiritedReposte: Good pun as this is definitive Kasparov style. Sacrificing material, getting the initiative and pressing for the win. Much like Fischer, maybe you don't like Kasparov's personality, but its hard not to like his chess.
Oct-29-14 V Reid vs E de Haan, 2013
DiscoJew: "Haan Solo" or "Reid 'em and weep"

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