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Apr-24-17 Kibitzer's Café
Travis Bickle: Here's 1 by Procol Harum, Robin Trowers 1st band.. Conquistador
Apr-24-17 Kramnik vs Harikrishna, 2017
jphamlore: This kind of sacrifice also reminds me of Kasparov.
Apr-24-17 Alekhine vs A Munoz, 1945
crwynn: Alekhine plays a very modern-looking opening in today's puzzle.
Apr-24-17 Wesley So
chessobserver: Halos kompleto na ang cast. Meron na tayong komedyante at kontrabida.
Apr-24-17 Klaus Junge
zanzibar: <<OCF> I will sleep well tonight knowing this pic is up.> Hmmmm... (OCF, the king of snark) I didn't really want the job, but I have been referred to, on more than one occasion, as the most tenacious person one is likely to ...
Apr-24-17 Kenneth S Rogoff
Abdel Irada: ∞ <Aunt ButterTux: <Liar Jim Bartle: saffuna: OK, you concede on Dems and infrastructure. We'll move on.> I can't find where <bob> conceded anything. Where is it?> Hmm. <Aunt ButterTux: <abby: ...
Apr-24-17 Anthony Miles
zanzibar: <offramp> I replied elsewhere that I'm stumped. Maybe I'll try again. Else this thread might get xferred over to Stumpers.
Apr-24-17 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
zanzibar: <CHC> yes, that is likely what's going on. I still find it curious that the bother used one transliteration, and the sisters another. Must be some kind of story behind this, trivial though it may be.
Apr-24-17 Doll
zanzibar: <HMM> I guess you grew up in the pre-Bill Gates era (before people knew that nerds were capable of making billions and billions of sawbucks).
Apr-24-17 Biographer Bistro
zanzibar: <<OCF> The list is okay, but I'd prefer the Wiki method of a link to open such a list.> Agreed (to reiterate a similar past comment). And have we implemented links in the tnography? .
Apr-24-17 Showalter vs Schlechter, 1899
KEG: A fine win by Schlechter topped off by a brilliant winning combination beginning with 18...Bxc3. Showalter played the Exchange Variation of the Ruy Lopez. This proved to be a formidable weapon in the hands of Emmanuel Lasker and Bobby ...
Apr-24-17 I Ibragimov vs Rublevsky, 1998
OhioChessFan: Nice technique in converting an outside passer. The advantage of the B vs N is magnified in those endings. And did you notice he won a QGA? It happens.
Apr-24-17 GRENKE Chess Classic (2017)
zanzibar: <<Petrosianic> But anyone who can play chess should be able to handle any of the notations out there.> Mostly agreed - I don't have much problem reading algebraic notation in Russian, German, Spanish, etc. English Descriptive
Apr-24-17 Kasparov vs A Sokolov, 1988
Saniyat24: great game...!
Apr-24-17 Topalov vs Kramnik, 2017
tonsillolith: What I love about chess is how it mirrors life: a single instance can always be readily generalized to a consistent phenomenon.
Apr-24-17 Joker (Computer)
OhioChessFan: What’s the difference between a good joke and a bad joke timing.
Apr-24-17 Edmund Beronio
Viktorerro: The WSFFCI will e meet up @ DUMP-PA, as tribute to their Idol dumping his Pa, - and Ma in favor of the foster mum and dud of galvanize the Vision and Mission of the fans forever clubbing mantra...
Apr-24-17 N Barsalou vs B Wall, 1980
fredthebear: <Cheapo by the Dozen: <goodevans>, One could add that Mr. Wall is one of the weaker players in the database to actually have a bio.> How many of us have accomplished enough to have our biography in the database? Mr. Wall ...
Apr-24-17 Gashimov Memorial (2017)
gokusano: Kramnik is the man at the moment. Forget about So and would be better if everyone forgets him entirely. Just an opinion. ;0)
Apr-24-17 Karjakin vs Adams, 2017
ChessHigherCat: <lentil: oof! 40 ...Kxf1 Qc4+> but White's still got a few moves left in him: 41. Re2 Nc3 42. Qe8+ Kg2 43. Qe5+ Kh2 [Flag!] and white wins on time..
Apr-24-17 Jeremy Lim
WannaBe: Wow, this is like a baseball team firing the bench coach, or first base coach. Chicago 'Hawks have fired assistant coach after losing their last 8 games of season (4 in a first round sweep to #8 seed, see my previous post/comment) ...
Apr-24-17 Kramnik vs Morozevich, 2001
plang: Kramnik could not have been expecting 7..Nd5!? which Morozovich had seen a little known Yugoslav player use twice. Morozovich's 9..Nxc3?! has not been repeated; 9..Nb4 or 9..exd are preferable. 11 Qxd4! made it difficult for Black to ...
Apr-24-17 Eugenio Torre
Nf3em: Ayus!
Apr-24-17 W So vs Carlsen, 2017
jaccas: Why are you fond of gatecrashing e ? Look somebody else to talk to. Anyway, see it for yourself if there were blunders b4 losing? Was it a draw bp ? ...
Apr-24-17 Peter Schreiner
waustad: This was from 7.5/8, so possibly he'd need a third norm that is over 9 rounds. I'm not sure of the rules there. To get a norm here, he must have had a high enough tpr that even with a loss it would have been over 2600 (If I recall the ...
Apr-24-17 D E Rumens vs J C Benjamin, 1976
Granny O Doul: In Leonard Barden's "Play Better Chess", he questions Black's sixth move and suggests the far inferior ...Nd5, allowing White to ruin Black's pawn structure and his light bishop for all time with 7. Bc6+, as Roman Djin explains on ...
Apr-24-17 Showalter vs Gossip, 1889
MrSmith: <morfishine - more worthy title> Indeed.
Apr-24-17 Tal vs E Bhend, 1959
Strelets: <tamar> I for one fully endorse this pun.
Apr-24-17 A Nadanian vs D Gordievsky, 2013 81...Rh1 ?
Apr-24-17 Kotronias vs S Kindermann, 1989
Saniyat24: Kotronias actually played very well in this game...!
Apr-24-17 P Vachtfeidl vs Svetlana Sucikova, 2016
siggemannen: 22...Rxa2 looked pretty cool, but what about just 23.Re1? Bishop on b7 looks dead
Apr-24-17 Carlsen vs B Finegold, 2017
yureesystem: Carlsen king move 7.Kd1 is remarkable, it put a question to 5...Bxb1, give up a develop bishop for undeveloped knight on b1 and follow it up with 6...Bb4+, another great move by Carlsen is Qxb1 able his King to go to d1 instead Ke2, ...
Apr-24-17 Alekhine vs Bogoljubov, 1934
clement41: What a game! Classic yet beautiful combo starting 52. ?
Apr-24-17 Dmitry Gordievsky
siggemannen: Funny, chess-results link gives: Morovic Fernandez Ivan CHI 2550 Китай ie. China, pretty sure Ivan is from Chile.
Apr-24-17 George Hatfeild Gossip
Domdaniel: <(nothing rhymes with gossip.)> Ho's sip their drinks While gentlemen slurp... Beaus sip as well And babies just burp.
Apr-24-17 K A Walbrodt vs Schlechter, 1898
linuxguy: 14.Qe3? 14.Qf2 avoids the tactical pin on the queen that comes up. The trades on c6 were the cause for the loss. 18.c3, shoring up the d4 square, would have been better.
Apr-24-17 Najdorf vs Gligoric, 1952
ChessHigherCat: <keypusher> Is this more pinko liberal propaganda? (whoops, wrong forum :-)
Apr-24-17 Vitruvius vs Houdini, 2013
tamar: Paarhufer your welcome, Even last season, only 5 man TBS were permitted, but it might go to 6 if Season 10 ever materializes
Apr-24-17 D Gordievsky vs A Mokshanov, 2012
dutch bass dirt: 9.Bf8!
Apr-24-17 Keres vs Tal, 1959
Marmot PFL: They were saving energy for the non-soviet players.
Apr-24-17 Staunton - Saint Amant (1843)
Caissanist: I can't help with the French, but many thanks for your excellent article!
Apr-24-17 E Walther vs Fischer, 1959
andrea volponi: 53...Af4! -b4 Ad2 -a3 Ac1! -a4 Ad2! -Kc5 Kd7 -a5 Kc7 -Kb5 Ae1 -Ka4 Ad2 -b5 Kd6 -b6 Kc5 =.
Apr-24-17 Staunton vs Saint Amant, 1843
Caissanist: This was generally regarded as the worst-played game of the match. Staunton was no match for Saint Amant in terms of physical endurance, and the previous day's game had lasted nearly ten hours, with no adjournments.
Apr-24-17 Vitruvius (Computer)
tamar: It might plunge him into Deep Saros
Apr-24-17 Tiviakov vs L van Foreest, 2016
Domdaniel: Lucas van Foreest trains with Tiviakov.
Apr-24-17 Short vs Yifan Hou, 2016
Domdaniel: Sam Collins described this as Short's *other* great King march, alongside the famous Timman game. I'm not so sure. Pretty, yes, but it's a routine maneuver.
Apr-24-17 Tomislav Music
OhioChessFan: Listened to this over the weekend: Schubert's 4th Symphony in C Minor
Apr-24-17 A Kashlinskaya vs A Galliamova, 2017
Nerwal: The over optimistic 19. exf5 (opening all the lines for Black) is nicely punished by the already decisive sacrifice 19... ♘xb4.
Apr-24-17 Yi Xu
cro777: How to pronounce Xu:
Apr-24-17 B Khotenashvili vs V Golubenko, 2017
Nerwal: The bishop pair and the ability to create an outside passed pawn is enough to create very serious winning chances in such endgames. Curiously, the opposite-colored bishop endgame seems to be winning with the pawn at b2 and the bishop at ...
Apr-24-17 Eljanov vs Mamedyarov, 2017
HeMateMe: I enjoyed the Bishop maneuvers, black finally finds a way to activate his LSB by pinning the Rook.
Apr-24-17 Mamedyarov vs Radjabov, 2017
Conrad93: Another planned out draw masquerading as a game.
Apr-24-17 M Mchedlishvili vs M Parligras, 2015
ChessHigherCat: <Patzer2> I'm so ignorant of tournament chess that I had to look up the definition of "Class A player": 1800–1999. I don't know if this is really true but it seems possible to me that somebody who lacked certain talents ...
Apr-24-17 Topalov vs W So, 2017
wordfunph: Topa offered his c3 pawn and 1/2. ayayyayy!
Apr-24-17 Vladimir Kramnik
tamar: Correction. Black to move in last diagram. Current position with White to move [DIAGRAM] 42 Be5 is possible now because it cannot be taken because of the bishop check on g6
Apr-24-17 C Andersson vs F McCluskey, 1993
Domdaniel: White does not have a forced win after 11...Ke7, but she will have a couple of extra pawns after 12.Nd5+ or Bg5+ or Qe6+. Still, not quite resignable yet.
Apr-24-17 D Wagner vs A Kienitz, 2017
rattaplus: Greetings fellow chess fans. Can anyone explain this game's result?
Apr-24-17 Zhou Jianchao
ketchuplover: Doing well in the Chinese Championships thus far
Apr-24-17 Adams vs W So, 2017
JimNorCal: How considerate of Adams to let GM So off easy with a draw. I'm sure GM So is exceedingly grateful!
Apr-24-17 Morozevich vs Svidler, 2013
eyalbd: Seirawan explains the game here:
Apr-24-17 Jackson Whipps Showalter
rea: One of the inventors of the curveball!
Apr-24-17 W So vs Mamedyarov, 2017
Pulo y Gata: It looks like another draw me.
Apr-24-17 Glucksberg vs Najdorf, 1929
Phony Benoni: That's what happens when you get old. You become a straight man.
Apr-24-17 Michael Adams
offramp: He has played 34 games this year. He has won 10 and lost 5. But 6 of those wins were against giblet-crunchers in the Tradewise. Adams has to do what English Football League teams do. Go down a division. Fans get fed up with seeing their ...
Apr-24-17 W So vs R Wojtaszek, 2017
epistle: Puro draw na yan. Para magkaroon naman ng non-winning streak. Maiba naman.
Apr-24-17 C Boyce vs Purdy, 1926
Optimal Pieces: ...a "tie" which I have never forgotten, because through not seeing it I missed tying for the Australian Championship at my first attempt (Sydney 1926). – C.J.S. Purdy, The Search for Chess Perfection II, page 251. 22...Qxd4 ...
Apr-24-17 Magnus Carlsen
perfidious: Even 2400 would not be turrble.
Apr-24-17 Deep Blue vs Bronstein, 1996
rwbean: Black gradually threw that away - 46 ... ♔h6 still draws. 23 ... ♖a8 or 27 ... ♖xb1+ would have been decisive.
Apr-24-17 Ray Robson
JimNorCal: Here's a more recent image. Yeah, he's, like, twice as tall now compared to the current photo at top of page.
Apr-24-17 Tarrasch vs Schlechter, 1894
JimNorCal: If you flip from move 20 or so to move 30 or so, the change in the position is striking.
Apr-24-17 E Ghaem Maghami vs Mamedyarov, 2016
whiteshark: LPDO.
Apr-24-17 Bird vs J N Berger, 1883
goser: Actually, 58. g5 loses because of 61... Kd7.
Apr-24-17 Yifan Hou
HeMateMe: hmm....they say everyone has a doppelganger? < >
Apr-24-17 European Individual Championship (Women) (2017)
HeMateMe: I googled the tournament, 2017, and got this photo: < > that was the blitz ch, won by Anna M. There doesn't seem to be much coverage of the event, nothing on chessbase which always has this ...
Apr-24-17 Botvinnik vs Bronstein, 1951
Toribio3: The power of two bishops in the endgame can not be ignored!
Apr-24-17 Leko vs Dreev, 2016
FSR: Isn't Black winning in the final position?
Apr-24-17 K Shirazi vs D Hergott, 1988
perfidious: Perhaps the appeals committee should have criticised the arbiter in Campomanes' game for lacking fervour in his warnings.
Apr-24-17 I Gaponenko vs B De Jong-Muhren, 2007
fredthebear: Why not 69...Rc3+ and stay on the tail of the White king with perpetual checks? It all worked out anyway.
Apr-24-17 K Arakhamia-Grant vs P Poobalasingam, 2007
fredthebear: Another Mad Rook device that gives perpetual check until a draw is forced. So often, the weakened king is on the a- or h-file to allow this to happen.
Apr-24-17 C A Hevia Alejano vs D Gurevich, 2016
FSR: 19.Nbc5??
Apr-24-17 Samuel Reshevsky
RookFile: Reshevsky waited too long in his career to study the opening.
Apr-24-17 S Jalanskis vs H Ploompuu, 2002
fredthebear: 72.RxRf2 KxRf2 73.Kxh2 would gain a pawn for White but lose the game. The Black king would control the f-1 promotion square and make a new queen.

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