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Aug-18-17 Kibitzer's Café
Big Pawn: Part 48 of 239 <Poetry Corner> <And, as they came, with Alpine's Lord The Hermit Monk held solemn word:. 'Roderick! it is a fearful strife, For man endowed with mortal life Whose shroud of sentient clay can still ...
Aug-18-17 Kenneth S Rogoff
HeMateMe: Bob, don't you think Bannon looks unhealthy? He looks like someone who needs to eat better, get some exercise, and above all, get some ...
Aug-18-17 St. Louis Rapid & Blitz (Blitz) (2017)
perfidious: <HMM>, the games today were the second half of the blitz portion.
Aug-18-17 L Dominguez vs Kasparov, 2017
HeMateMe: nice. white played the whole game with his LSB blocked in, allowing Kaspy to sac his Rook and play against the blocked position. A GK pet opening, working to perfection.
Aug-18-17 Tarrasch vs Teichmann, 1912
zanzibar: Hmmm, I think 38.Rh7+ isn't really so imprecise, but rather, 39.Bd3 is (better is 39.Rh8+ for another "bite of the apple"(?)).
Aug-18-17 I Nepomniachtchi vs W So, 2017
tpstar: Why can't you do it (1. c4 g6), why can't you set your monkey free? (2. Nc3 c5)/Always giving in to it (3. d4 cxd4), do you love the monkey or do you love me? (4. Qxd4 Nf6)/Why can't you do it (5. Bf4 Nc6), why do I have to share my baby ...
Aug-18-17 Jeremy Lim
WannaBe: Did the game go "over"?
Aug-18-17 Kasparov vs Nakamura, 2017
maelith: The beast of baku.
Aug-18-17 Caruana vs Karjakin, 2017
tpstar: Black to Play and Win after 25. Bf2.
Aug-18-17 Euwe vs Alekhine, 1934
sudoplatov: Wasn't the opening similar to one Alekhine won with colors reversed against Rubinstein?
Aug-18-17 Kasparov vs Caruana, 2016
Saniyat24: A fascinating game...
Aug-18-17 R Zile vs Nyberg, 1984
thegoodanarchist: <Domdaniel: Who is guiding Ms Zile anyway?> Same person driving Miss Daisy? I dunno... The Rolling Stones had a song called who's driving your plane?
Aug-18-17 Nakamura vs Karjakin, 2017
HeMateMe: white has many threats....
Aug-18-17 I Nepomniachtchi vs Aronian, 2017
HeMateMe: was this 30 minutes or a five minute game?
Aug-18-17 Alekhine vs Bogoljubov, 1922
Sally Simpson: Hi ChessHigherCat, Regarding Czentovic offering the draw, there we have to grant Stefan Zweig his right to tell the story his way. Czentovic offers a draw and challenges the group again. The new player who has joined the group ...
Aug-18-17 Caruana vs Kasparov, 2017
Yuridmi: 19. gf5 bad Better 19. Nxd6
Aug-18-17 Le Quang Liem vs L Dominguez, 2011
Saniyat24: 20.b3 was a very good move, but to these Grandmasters...this kind of moves must take very little time, as they always calculate ahead...!
Aug-18-17 K Thompson vs F Rhine, 1992
Saniyat24: a bit nerve wrecking was that castling, but nice finish..
Aug-18-17 Kasparov vs Navara, 2017
KingG: Unsurprisingly Kasparov pointed to this game as the one that really spoiled his tournament. It probably wasn't even so much that he lost from a winning position, but that he had played such a good game up until then. I think that this is ...
Aug-18-17 Kasparov vs Caruana, 2017
KingG: Kasparov said that he should have played the logical 24.Ng3, preparing f5, instead of 24.Ng5.
Aug-18-17 Harry Nelson Pillsbury
morfishine: Pillsbury is really sort of the missing link of great American chess players due to his early demise. No telling how high his star could've ascended. As chess players, we can only be grateful for what he did achieve and what he left us
Aug-18-17 R Panjwani vs Ivanchuk, 2014
ChessHigherCat: I think I found an improvement for black in the king hunt in my last line: 41. Kxf4 Qf5+ 42. Kg3 Qg5+ 43. Kf3 Qe3+ 44. Kg4 Qe4+ 45. Kh5 Qf5+ 46. Kh4 Bf2#
Aug-18-17 St. Louis Rapid & Blitz (Rapid) (2017)
Appaz: <WorstPlayerEver: I kicked you in the face, not in the back. That's the difference.> Ah, a kick in the face. I'm glad you pointed it out, because I completely missed it.
Aug-18-17 Levon Aronian
ketchuplover: kudos to Levon on his triumph in St.louis
Aug-18-17 Jobava vs M Krasenkow, 2003
fispok: Offense first, white cannot take the knight even with check, as Kf6 maintains the mate threat, as well as threatens the rook.
Aug-18-17 E Najer vs M Krasenkow, 2005
fispok: One wrong move on white's part turned it around. 24 Nd4 instead of Nf4 cutting off the connection between the heavy pieces.
Aug-18-17 C Ward vs M Krasenkow, 1992
fispok: A beautiful example of the gruenfeld strategy in action. White sets up an intimidating center,but black entices him to advance it too far, and then tactically undercuts it.
Aug-18-17 M Krasenkow vs Z Kozul, 2001
fispok: Talk about heavy pieces in action, two simultaneous Alekhine's guns, next to each other. It turned out that black's was simply misplaced; after his enthusiastic exchanges, black was left with weak light squares that were swiftly exploited.
Aug-18-17 Wesley So
Amulet: As of this writing, Wesley has already made it known to the chess world what a Filipino is capable of in chess. He faces the top players fair and square, sometimes he wins sometimes he loses. Each time he fights with bravado, a real ...
Aug-18-17 M Krasenkow vs P Cramling, 1994
fispok: A nice knight manouver in the opening to leave black with a bad DSB
Aug-18-17 Karjakin vs Kasparov, 2017
luzhin: The problem with 31.Rf1? would have been revealed if Gary had found 31...e4! which wins the bishop (it can't move because of Ne2+ winning the Queen).
Aug-18-17 Larsen vs Ivkov, 1967
wwall: Perhaps 27...Nc4 is the losing move. Black can try 27...Kg8 28.Nf4 Rh6 and hold. 29.Nxg6 doesn't work after 29...fxg6 30.Bxg6+ Kg8 31.Ne6 Rg6 Instead of 29...Kg8, if 29...fxg6, then 30.Nxg6 Qf7 31.Nxh8 Kxh8 32.Qh4+ Kg8 33.Rxc4 dxc4 34.Qd8+ ...
Aug-18-17 V Shiyanovsky vs Korchnoi, 1947
tpstar: Black to Play and Win after 22. Ne5. <NeverAgain> Thanks for highlighting this game. =)
Aug-18-17 Caruana vs Nakamura, 2017
schweigzwang: <Why not the whole planet?> We're working on it.
Aug-18-17 Botvinnik vs A Buslaev, 1963
keypusher: Botvinnik vs A Buslaev, 1963 adds 36.Rc1.
Aug-18-17 Karjakin vs Anand, 2017
bubuli55: < Stanley Yee > You are correct. Thanks. Very good.
Aug-18-17 Mackenzie vs Tarrasch, 1885
mifralu: [DIAGRAM] 30. ...g5 Tarrasch: "There is hardly any other move possible!" From his book "Dreihundert Schachpartien..." Looks like 30. ...g5 wasn't his best move, according to Stockfish! < 1. 23 [+0.67] 30. ... Qb7 31. Nd3 Qe7 32. ...
Aug-18-17 Kasparov vs Karpov, 1990
HeMateMe: Some home cooking from Chef Kasparov.
Aug-18-17 Kasparov vs Aronian, 2017
KingG: He was probably better after the simple and obvious 22.0-0. Maybe 22.g4 doesn't spoil his advantage, but it seemed to make the position harder to play.
Aug-18-17 Kasparov vs Portisch, 1983
kevin86: nice king chase!
Aug-18-17 K Shirazi vs D Gurevich, 1985
ChessHigherCat: Reminds me of the blitz games I played against Kamran: I never had the slightest idea what he was up to do, guess the move score = O.
Aug-18-17 Le Quang Liem vs Navara, 2017
Stanley Yee: Apparently after 56... Rc3?? 57. Rg7+!! Kf8 58. Rxh7 b3 59. Ra7 Rg3+ 60. Kxf4 Rh3 61. Rxa3 b2 62. Ra8+ Kf7 63. Rb8 Rh1 64, Rxb2 wins. Or 57... Kh8 58. e6 Rc8 59. Rd7 Kg8 60. e7 Re8 61. Rd8 Kf7 62. g6+ hxg6 63. Rxe8 Kxe8 64. h7. ...
Aug-18-17 Jozsef Mendelson
mifralu: Mendelssohn from Breslau played in the Hauptturnier Group 1 and in the "Siegergruppe" Hamburg 1885 and edochess has him as Salomon Mendelssohn And here: Em. Lasker / Mendelsohn / Popiel By the way,
Aug-18-17 Magnus Wahlbom
BIDMONFA: Magnus Wahlbom WAHLBOM, Magnus _
Aug-18-17 Aronian vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2017
Domdaniel: Aronian's 23.e4 is a nice tactic which gives him a clear initiative. After ...dxe4 24.Rd6 Black has to return the pawn, as any attempt to keep his Bishop on the long diagonal would be disastrous, eg 24...Bb7 25.Bb5+ wins.
Aug-18-17 Thies Heinemann
BIDMONFA: Thies Heinemann HEINEMANN, Thies _
Aug-18-17 Edmund Beronio
Aug-18-17 Kasparov vs Karjakin, 2017
Richard Taylor: Actually like the Steinitz Gambit it's not a bad line of the King's Gambit. Kasparov played some interesting games but mismanaged his time. The clock is most important in Rapid and Blitz. But he drew this game which is good.
Aug-18-17 Aronian vs Radjabov, 2013
Toribio3: Teimour was struck by a 7 magnitude tremor! Viva Levon.
Aug-18-17 Biographer Bistro
keypusher: Portoroz Interzonal (1958) The Portoroz currently it cites a book by Averbakh for the proposition that there were six slots to the Candidates available, but no more than four could be taken by players from one country. However, both Tal
Aug-18-17 Kasparov vs Karjakin, 2017
Richard Taylor: <tvsprasad> At that point Karjakin could have played 11. ... Nxd4 Here is the position: [DIAGRAM] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 d5 5. cxd5 Qxd5 6. Nf3 Qf5 7. Qb3 Nc6 8. Bd2 O-O 9. h3 a5 10. g4 Qg6 Now if 11. Nh4 ...
Aug-18-17 Benko vs Averbakh, 1958
keypusher: [DIAGRAM] After 57.Rxf8. If Black takes the rook, then 58.Nb4 Rc1+ 59.Kb5 Re1 60.Nd5! -- White's super-knight protects the e-pawn, prevents the black king from approaching, and can shield the king and the pawn from the rook with Nd5-b4.
Aug-18-17 W Schmidt vs K Pinkas, 1983
zev22407: 22)..Queenxg2!!
Aug-18-17 Rublevsky vs E Zude, 2011
Dijon15: Stockfish flags 17...Ne5 as Black's mistake, suggesting instead ...Bxf5, but even so, Black's position does not inspire confidence. Maybe Black should back up and try 13...Bf6.
Aug-18-17 Aronian vs Navara, 2017
tessathedog: This ending seems to be identical to Salwe-Rubinstein 1908 with colours reversed. This is analysed in Dvorestsky on page 245 in the 3rd edition. Interesting that even a strong GM like Yasser (of course, in fairness he was under the ...
Aug-18-17 Alekhine vs H Wolf, 1922
FSR: Wolf in Sheep's Clothing.
Aug-18-17 K Tishkovets vs V Bechalov, 1988
PhilippeG: If 16..Qxb3 first then 17Nxf6 ef 18 Bxd7 Kf8 19 ab3 and the White have won a bishop
Aug-18-17 Jansa vs P Troeger, 1961
fredthebear: C'mon, folks! This is a fantastic cut-and-thrust game! Give it spin one time.
Aug-18-17 K Langeweg vs Hort, 1975
ozmikey: <Chicago Chess Man> Black can do even better than that - 42. Rxg3 fxg3+ 43. Qxg3 Qxg3+ 44. Kxg3 Be5+ 45. Kh4 Kh6! and mate next move!
Aug-18-17 Timman vs K Langeweg, 1975
ozmikey: My first thought on seeing the final position was "loss on time", but actually after 42. Rh7+ Kf8 43. Rf1 Black is, surprisingly, dead lost. He loses his extra pawn back with considerable interest in every line.
Aug-18-17 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014
Soethiha: 20.Ne8+ Kg8 21.Qh8+ Kh8 22.Rf8# Please reply me , anyone
Aug-18-17 Marco Baldauf
BIDMONFA: Marco Baldauf BALDAUF, Marco _
Aug-18-17 I Dahlberg vs Korchnoi, 1981
Tietie007: Nice game !
Aug-18-17 Caruana vs L Dominguez, 2017
sfm: LOL! That's blitz!

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