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Oct-11-15 Kenneth Rogoff
Check It Out: <al wazir> And that's why Neil de Grasse Tyson gets all the chicks.
Oct-11-15 Millionaire Chess (2015)
markz: Popilski is the #1 in the 2400-2549 group. I guess he chose to play there instead of the top group.
Oct-11-15 Wesley So
WinKing: GM So 2760 - GM McShane 2674 E67: King's Indian, Fianchetto 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. g3 O-O 5. Bg2 d6 6. O-O e5 7. d4 Nbd7 8. h3 Re8 9. e4 exd4 10. Nxd4 a6 11. Re1 Rb8 12. a4 Ne5 13. b3 [DIAGRAM]
Oct-11-15 World Blitz Championship (2015)
kamagong24: Fishy: Mr Lightning? lMAO...MORE LIKED MR plastic head... why? you think you can beat Anand in chess??? dream on fishy hollow head!!! hahaha
Oct-11-15 McShane vs Nakamura, 2015
SirRuthless: A practical decision by both players to jettison but Luke McShanes chances in a classical game against his opponent were probably better than him winning the rapid tiebreak. The onus is on white to prove something in the opening at ...
Oct-11-15 Edmund Beronio
pinoymaster77: Pero dehado na din yung 4th qualifier, biruin mo 4 blitz games sa elims then best-of-3 rapids sa sudden death playoff ng group topnotchers, di ba nakakapagod din yun. Tapos kinabukasan na 'Millionaire Monday'
Oct-11-15 Karpov - Fischer World Championship Match (1975)
Joshka: <albion 1959> 100games?? Oh surely you must be kidding. Karpov barely held on against Korchnoi in 1978, when he was surely stronger than he would have been in 1975. In fact Korchnoi was 20 years older and Karpov still didn't have all
Oct-11-15 Le Quang Liem vs W So, 2015
kamagong24: fight another day...
Oct-11-15 W So vs I R Ortiz Suarez, 2015
kamagong24: such a vulgar display of power!
Oct-11-15 Le Quang Liem
AzingaBonzer: LQL is very close to his peak rating of 2717. With a good performance on Monday, he could set a new peak for himself.
Oct-11-15 Jeremy Lim
zanzibar: < <ExplodedClownCigarLips> 10/10/15 11:53pm That’s a straight up tackle with intent to injure. Not the first time Utley did that with Tejada either. > from ...
Oct-11-15 Gata Kamsky
grasser: perfidious: That would make it even worse. You MUST stay at the same Hotel as the playing room. You must experience no inconvenience whatsoever. Such as wearing that ...
Oct-11-15 M F Noble vs A F Ker, 1994
Jonathan Sarfati: The loser of this game authored a chess column in the Evening Post in Wellington, and had previously shown the Alekhine win. He wrote that no one should fall for this again. But in a later column, he sportingly included this ...
Oct-11-15 World Rapid Championship (2015)
apexin: <Fishy> In this digital age we can watch about any other sport in the world live for free, so why not chess? You sound like Kim Jung Un, or someone of that sort. If you had to pay to see whatever game you follow live, would you not ...
Oct-11-15 Granda Zuniga vs Cherniaev, 2015
apexin: You're right hedgeh0g. Somehow i missed the mate in one threat, that black cant do nothing about.
Oct-11-15 Carlsen vs Radjabov, 2015
apexin: I don't think so Fishy. Carlsen might be dominating chess currently but Radjabov is a very strong and experienced player.
Oct-11-15 Y Kryvoruchko vs Carlsen, 2015
apexin: 29...Ne5 and if Qxe3 then black gets his queen back with Ng4+!
Oct-11-15 L Bruzon Batista vs E Iturrizaga, 2008
bsteelaway: Why not 28.....Nc3? attacking with discovered mate threat
Oct-11-15 Boleslavsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1958
capafischer1: Great attacker. He had a plus combined score vs 5 world champions by 1 game.
Oct-11-15 H Buckle vs NN, 1840
zambranoknight: weak playes playing
Oct-11-15 Doll
zanzibar: Dessert for <HMM>:
Oct-11-15 I Morovic vs Beliavsky, 1985
Willber G: The best combination I have seen for a while. 25.Qb5 is lovely.
Oct-11-15 S Zhigalko vs S Agdestein, 2015
luzhin: Pity we didn't see the denouement: 23...Kg8 24.Nxh6+ Kh8 25.Qg8+ Rxg8 26.Nf7 mate.
Oct-11-15 V Sikula vs Paschall, 2005
parisattack: How went your study <zenithooligan>? The fianchetto Scandinavian is certainly still under a cloud. Its last outing I think was right after Larsen presented it in his Zoom book (late 1970s) as a Grunfeld-like formation against 1.
Oct-11-15 H Kennedy vs Mayet, 1851
wwall: It looks like the losing move was 52...Rc2?, allowing White to play Rd7+ and penetrate on the 7th rank while blocking in the Black Rook. Black should draw with 52...Bc2 53.Ka3 Bb3 54.Bxb3 axb3 55.Kxb3 Kxe6.
Oct-11-15 Ivanchuk vs Y Kryvoruchko, 2015
luzhin: Amazing succesive threats to trap the Black Queen on f8: 21.Ne5 threatens Nd7 and 22.Bd5 threatens Ng6! Conclusion: when your Queen is so blocked that it cannot move at all, it is in trouble.
Oct-11-15 Kibitzer's Café
cormier: Crowds of angry mourners marched in central Ankara on Sunday to denounce Turkish authorities a day after nearly 100 peace activists died in the worst terrorist attack in the country's history.
Oct-11-15 M Antipov vs Ivanchuk, 2015
luzhin: Nice: if 22.Rxd3 Nxf2 mate!
Oct-11-15 R Wojtaszek vs Carlsen, 2015
1971: Carlsen is the real deal.
Oct-11-15 Fischer vs Larsen, 1958
thegoodanarchist: How to play against the Sicilian Dragon: Pry open the h-file, sac and mate.
Oct-11-15 Chigorin vs Schlechter, 1905
Mating Net: If you know the Bishop's pawn on the seventh rank stalemate trick, you could find this move. The pattern is the same. [DIAGRAM]
Oct-11-15 Robson vs Lenderman, 2015
Marmot PFL: If not winning than at least a strong attack - 17 Bxh7+ Kxh7 18 Ng5+ Kg8 19 Qh3 Ne4 20 Qh7+ Kf8 21 Qh8+ Ke7 22. Qxg7 Nxg5 23. fxg5 then g6, Rf1. Sure beats losing, and shows the old saying that the player with initiative must use it ...
Oct-11-15 Bareev vs Yu Yangyi, 2015
perfidious: Wonder whether we shall be favoured by that great pundit <donkrad> weighing in with his thoughts on these players going in for this opening line, well suited to those with pacific intentions.
Oct-11-15 S Zhigalko vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2015
markbstephenson: Among other things, doubling the Q and R on the a file
Oct-11-15 J Sherwin vs Fischer, 1957
perfidious: The event was indeed Bled 1961, and Keres was the player who pointed this out to Fischer.
Oct-11-15 M Muzychuk vs Koneru, 2015
detritus: <Koneru blundered mainly because White had found a plan to keep a slightly better position which was rather unpleasant for Black to defend (23. ♘xc5 instead of the obvious 23. ♘bd4 was a good decision).> I was watching ...
Oct-11-15 Carlsen vs G Guseinov, 2015
zanzibar: Well, maybe <HMM> is right, if one considers the N for B chase (moves 8 and 9) a waste of time instead of developing during the opening... (It's a question of taste imo, but it does give White the center and a tempo for free)
Oct-11-15 M Vachier-Lagrave vs Kasimdzhanov, 2015
thegoodanarchist: Kasimdzhanov can still bring it.
Oct-11-15 Kamsky vs C Holt, 2015
thegoodanarchist: The Great Gat' 'ski
Oct-11-15 Gil Popilski
thegoodanarchist: I bet this guy's nickname is Popsicle
Oct-11-15 Women's Grand Prix Monte Carlo (2015)
sonia91: <waustad> Yeah, for sure she had/has enough talent to become GM; I've read somewhere that Sofia is the most talented among the three sisters, but she found monotonous the chess player's life, so instead she chose to become an artist
Oct-11-15 Ngoc Truongson Nguyen vs V Malakhov, 2015
maviahb: Winning in Berlin with Berlin.
Oct-11-15 Kaidanov vs I Nyzhnyk, 2015
thegoodanarchist: Surprisingly, the higher rated GM blundered a piece.
Oct-11-15 Spielmann vs Nimzowitsch, 1906
cunctatorg: Rudolf Spielmann, a Aron Nimzowitsch's "old comrade in arms"!... Well, he had the right to be once disoriented or whatever...
Oct-11-15 Topalov vs Bareev, 1997
Conrad93: The rook should be on f1, by the way.
Oct-11-15 Gelfand vs S Zhigalko, 2015
1971: Good job from Zhigalko who I never heard of before this tournament. Apparently he's good. It's really hard to play like this; sharp for so many moves in a row especially in fast time control.
Oct-11-15 Dolcie
MissScarlett: Help needed finding info on <Professor Dolcie>. You can take it as read that I've exhuasted the normal channels, i.e., Google.
Oct-11-15 Evgeny Bareev
Conrad93: Bareev is doing extremely well at the Millionaire Chess Open. He could potentially reach 2700 again, or at least come very close.
Oct-11-15 Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1981
Howard: It was shown by Polugaevsky that 34.Qe4 would have given Karpov a very favorable endgame.
Oct-11-15 Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1981
Howard: Did Karpov, by some chance, miss some winning chances in this game. It was reported that he did, but I don't recall the specifics... ...and I don't have a computer to find out for myself.
Oct-11-15 Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1981
Howard: Yes, and he drew the remaining game (Game 3). Give him credit for the remaining 14 games though---he scored three losses and two wins during that remaining stretch. If not for his horrible start, the match probably would have been ...
Oct-11-15 Bologan vs Dlugy, 2015
Volcach: 34. e7!!!!!! Brilliant move. This game showed the power of the connected passed pawns. In the end, e7 is met by Nd6 and after the obvious Rxd6 Ke7 is met with Rd8, and White will be up a rook.
Oct-11-15 Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858
The Kings Domain: Good match between the two greatest masters of the time. It's divine providence that the two met over the board for posterity. It's too bad Morphy never went to Germany to play a rematch with Anderssen and to challenge the German
Oct-11-15 Dylan McClain
MissScarlett: He's gone from <speaking truth to power> to fronting FIDE's new website:
Oct-11-15 S Khademalsharieh vs Yifan Hou, 2015
Nerwal: Another win for You Hifan but she's really far away from her best chess. 30. exf5 ♖xf5+ 31. ♔g1 with two strong bishops and a clear advantage. Pity Khademalsharieh is collapsing in this tournament.
Oct-11-15 Spassky vs Fischer, 1972
Howard: Not to sound stubborn/ignorant, but would someone try to answer this question: Was Fischer's position lost after 29...Bxh2. Aylerkupp states that it was---but despite looking at his past posts, I don't see the forced win for Spassky. ...
Oct-11-15 William Cauldwell Rogers
Tabanus: <Phony Benoni> Ah yes. I first thought you was wrong, but DC must be another player. So be it! He has no games in the database yet.
Oct-11-15 Anand vs P Ponkratov, 2015
ndg2: Well played. Have to take notes for my own play. Only played f5 a couple of times, not f5
Oct-11-15 Kirill Alekseenko
sonia91: He just won the 23rd Chigorin Memorial:
Oct-11-15 Magnus Carlsen
MissScarlett: <Tarjei J. Svensen ‏@TarjeiJS 23h23 hours ago Carlsen to NRK: "If I continue scoring 4/5 every day, I'll become World Champion" #worldchess #berlinchess2015> =1st 8/10.
Oct-11-15 Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858
The Kings Domain: Boy, Anderssen looked like a patzer there. It's no surprise his tournament record improved after this match; he certainly learned a lot from games like this!
Oct-11-15 E J Brooks
MissScarlett: Possibly <Edwin Joseph Brooks>:
Oct-11-15 Lahno vs Carlsen, 2004
PachelbelMelody: Creative move (... Nh6!?)
Oct-11-15 Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858
Sally Simpson: Hi Kings Domain, I was under the impression that Anderssen threw himself into studying chess after this match defeat and improved culminating in his Baden-Baden victory 1870 ahead of Stenitz. It was a minor war cry of mine 'Even ...
Oct-11-15 Kirsan Ilyumzhinov
MissScarlett: <At another point of the program, Ilyumzhinov was asked by one of the presenters: - Is chess also politics? - Of course,- Ilyumzhinov replied. - In our life, everything is politics. If you don't do politics, politics does ...
Oct-11-15 Y Kuzubov vs A Donchenko, 2015
luzhin: Fabulous triple piece sac by Kuzubov on moves 28-30. Black could have defended better with 31...Qd5 but would still be dead lost after 32.Qg4+ Kf7 33.Bc4
Oct-11-15 Naiditsch vs Fressinet, 2015
markbstephenson: After 22.b4? black's forces gracefully stampede into white's king position
Oct-11-15 R Mamedov vs Anand, 2015
goetzaholic: This was an interesting Game
Oct-11-15 Anderssen vs Morphy, 1858
The Kings Domain: Excellent positional play by Anderssen at the start of the game, his pieces were poised for good attacks on both black's kingside and queenside. If his games were as sound as this throughout the match he may have won it.
Oct-11-15 Janowski vs Lasker, 1909
chessgamer2000: I was going to ask,why black didn't play b4?But I noticed 22...Rd8 threatened Rxd5
Oct-11-15 D Tipal
MissScarlett: <D Tipal> is given by Fiala's <Capablanca in the United Kingdom (1911-1920)>, based on <The Times Weekly Edition>, November 24th 1911, but this is very likely <Oto Tipal>, a member of the City of London CC ( ...
Oct-11-15 Aronian vs I Kovalenko, 2015
fisayo123: 21...e3!! What a move! It's rare to see Aronian demolished in such exquisite fashion. The entire concept of the rook lift was pure inspiration. Kovalenko once again proves what a talented player he is.
Oct-11-15 Emir Gamis
puliskarakter: <Gamis Family> featured in KMJS Oct 11 2015; nice Mr.Gamis and what a kid!
Oct-11-15 Kasparov vs Mephisto, 1985
Reavvan: this game was boring
Oct-11-15 Lasker - Schlechter World Championship Match (1910)
Oct-11-15 Vladislav Kovalev
MissScarlett: A striking looking blonde: Not to be confused with the Vladislav Kovalev alleged to be one of the Minsk subway bombers:
Oct-11-15 Anderssen vs Morphy, 1858
The Kings Domain: Llawdogg: True.
Oct-11-15 Keres vs H Westerinen, 1973
typhoonsub: 24 Qc4 and wins from the spot...Qe8 or Qf4, 25. NxB, QxB. 26. Qc2. If 26...axb 27 Bc4 Ra1+ 28. Ke2 RxR 29. Qb3
Oct-11-15 Le Quang Liem vs V Durarbayli, 2015
druukee: Isn't 52...Kf6 better?
Oct-11-15 Capablanca vs Lillian K Franklyn, 1910
MissScarlett: The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 18th February, 1910, p.26: <Among the twenty-nine opponents of Jose R. Capablanca at the rooms of the Manhattan Chess Club, last night, was one woman player, who promises to make her mark in the feminine ...
Oct-11-15 V K Matta vs S Vidit, 2009
MissScarlett: Like most women, when I'm bad, I'm even better.
Oct-11-15 Carlsen vs D Dubov, 2015
fisayo123: 35...Bb7 is also winning. Stopping every counter attack and preparing Rh5.
Oct-11-15 J Towsley vs Kaidanov, 1992
perfidious: A droll bit of seppuku by White to ring down the curtain in this ending.
Oct-11-15 Radjabov vs Navara, 2015
fisayo123: Nice Queen trap by Teimour.
Oct-11-15 A Stukopin vs Nakamura, 2015
kamagong24: the fickle king
Oct-11-15 Le Quang Liem vs J Stopa, 2015
kamagong24: and the king gets trapped in the end...
Oct-11-15 S Vidit vs R Wojtaszek, 2015
scholes: its a draw
Oct-11-15 Ruifeng Li vs Caruana, 2015
choosea: < SirRuthless: I think white definitely could have and should have played for more. How? > 28. Rc7 (28. Rbd7 Keeps up the pressure, and with the plan of Nf3-d2 to trade off Black's best piece, only White can be better. ) " IM ...
Oct-11-15 Edmundo Gatus
Sally Simpson: Hi Epistle, I'm sure they are real fans and they let their on the spot emotions pour out but it does sometimes read like they blame Wes for any loss. If a player rated 2700 makes even a small slip v a 2600 player he will get put ...
Oct-11-15 V Gashimov vs Topalov, 2011
rodantero: Funny that Adams felt into the same trap in the recent World Cup in Baku, in a game against Laznicka.
Oct-11-15 W So vs V Durarbayli, 2015
epistle: Apology accepted. I'll just leak my wounds. Let's pray that Wesley now recovers Le Quang's lost friendship and have one more of these tactical losses.
Oct-11-15 Pavasovic vs R Forster, 1997
tpstar: White to Play and Win after 24 ... Re8.
Oct-11-15 A Shimanov vs Kamsky, 2015
Oct-11-15 Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858
The Kings Domain: Poor 6th move by Anderssen, perhaps a flawed opening experiment or overconfidence on his part. He sure payed terribly for it.
Oct-11-15 Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858
The Kings Domain: Love the simplicity of these old-fashioned games. Steady and impressive play by Anderssen.
Oct-11-15 Smirin vs Shirov, 2015
Stanley Yee: <Shams> Very nice, thanks. In fact there is no defence to 21.Bd4, as the g7 pawn cannot move due to Nh6 Mate.
Oct-11-15 Nakamura vs Le Quang Liem, 2015
lostgalaxy: 45...gxh 46.gxf! Rff7 47.f6
Oct-11-15 Paul Little
Caissanist: Batgirl has written a second article about Little: .
Oct-11-15 Janosevic vs D Andric, 1948
PJs Studio: Solid Q+R+P vs Q+R+B ending by Janosević
Oct-11-15 Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858
The Kings Domain: Morphy's illness seems to have shown here, by allowing his great foe a strong attack at the start through some flawed play on his part. It speaks highly of his strength that he was able to emerge victorious after very trying ...
Oct-11-15 V Fedoseev vs Y Vovk, 2015
hedgeh0g: At first glance, it looks like Black has a secure grip on the d5-square, covered by pawn, knight, bishop and queen. Unfortunately for him, the pawn is pinned, the knight can be taken and White's bishop can uncover an attack on d5 with ...
Oct-11-15 Dreev vs L Trent, 2014
grasser: I do not see a win for white here at all.
Oct-11-15 Biographer Bistro
MissScarlett: <Why can't cg.c do something like Wiki...> Because Wikipedia has an annual operating budget of tens of millions of dollars, and thousands of contributing editors.
Oct-11-15 Gaioz Nigalidze
Caissanist: Nigalidze's not going to get banned for 15 years, that is what he would face for a second offense. For a first offense, the maximum ban is for three years. It's been six months now since he was caught, there has yet to be a ruling ...
Oct-11-15 Judit Polgar vs Kasparov, 2002
Psihadal: <The Kings Domain: Unless Kasparov let her win...> Yeah, i don't think so. And this is Kasparov after all.
Oct-11-15 Anand vs A R Saleh Salem, 2015
Mehem: Anand lost his chances with 27.Nd3 (27.c3±). After 27... a4! it's a draw by force.
Oct-11-15 G Thorhallsson vs L O Hauge, 2015
Sargon: Does anyone know if there was time trouble for someone in this game?
Oct-11-15 Luke McShane
King Radio: Easy to be a fan of Luke. Such a strong player, and always so gracious. It would be a great world if everyone could be as classy as he is.
Oct-11-15 Fischer vs Seidman, 1960
ToTheDeath: Fischer's timely exchange sacrifice breaks the attack. Nice try.
Oct-11-15 Fischer vs C Kalme, 1958
ToTheDeath: What a game, great rook sac by Fischer who saw further as usual.
Oct-11-15 Rogelio Barcenilla
pinoymaster77: Ayos winning na si GM Banjo, +5.79 na Barcenilla, Rogelio - Stukopin, Andrey Millionaire Chess 2015 round 06 Embed PGN 1. c4 e6 2. Nf3 d5 3. cxd5 exd5 4. d4 c6 5. Nc3 Bf5 6. Bf4 Nf6 7. e3 Nbd7 8. Bd3 Bxd3 9. Qxd3 Be7 10. h3 O-O ...
Oct-11-15 A Korobov vs Karjakin, 2015
MindCtrol9: Karjakin is playing with energy and good.I have no doubts that he could become the next Carlsen challenger,although this is not an easy task having others young and strong players like Caruana even he has not been doing so good ...
Oct-11-15 G Popilski vs Nakamura, 2015
Chess for life: I wonder if this is a tactical draw? To get better pairings afterwards? Would that work?
Oct-11-15 Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1991
dernier loup de T: Of course, I do not pretend I found the winning stroke; I am just a poor patzer; but Schussler, if not Anand himself, indicated it in an ancient Mega Database already!!

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