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Oct-20-14 Carlsen-Anand World Championship (2014)
Arihant: Chess is a game of mental gymnastics and how long you can continue to play with the same level of mental strength I.e mental stamina and you can outplay and out prepare your opponent in speed and time needed per moves....Anand seems to ...
 
Oct-20-14 Kenneth Rogoff
al wazir: <The bottom line is: You can't tell where someone lives simply by knowing his opinions on a few issues.> I never said you could. <It may be possible to make a statistical observation, like the ones you offered on the topic of ...
 
Oct-20-14 Lawrence Trent
Mudphudder: I found him quite entertaining during his commentary for the MC open. I hope he continues to commentate these big tournaments.
 
Oct-20-14 Nisipeanu vs D Reinderman, 2010
AnotherNN: It seems to me at Move 15, White could have killed it with 15.B-g7. How would Black have coped with the double threat of either Q-h8 mate or Q-h7 mate?! Might make a nice Tuesday puzzle, I think.
B04
Oct-20-14 Kibitzer's Café
Schwartz: Here's some music for the games tomorrow. Midlake - The Courage of Others http://grooveshark.com/#!/album/The...
 
Oct-20-14 The World vs Naiditsch, 2014
...
C65
Oct-20-14 Otto Zander
zanzibar: OK, last post for now.... An amazing collection of chess sets, including the first African design I've ever seen: http://www.chess-museum.com/recent-... Bundesform in animal horn is about 55% of the way down.
 
Oct-20-14 Kramnik vs Kasparov, 2000
plang: After the conventional 14..a6 Kramnik would have had an advantage after 15 a4..bxa 16 Ra2 or 16 d5..Bxa1 17 Qxa1 with excellent compensation for the exchange. 15 Qxb5 led eventually to the win of a pawn but offered limited winning chances; ...
D85
Oct-20-14 Geller vs Najdorf, 1953
jbennett: I'm doing a series of videos on the Zurich 1953 tournament. For round 13 I selected this game to cover: http://youtu.be/Y5paTQW_hKY
B92
Oct-20-14 World Junior Championship (2014)
zakkzheng: Why didn't USA send the best players?
 
Oct-20-14 Wei Yi vs J Duda, 2014
Penguincw: Wow! What a final round game! Unfortunately, within 20 moves, it boiled down to a boring, equal position, but you gotta love the use of the "in-between moves" (a.k.a. zwischenzug).
C57
Oct-20-14 A Indjic vs Lu Shanglei, 2014
zakkzheng: Why didn't USA send the best players?
A80
Oct-20-14 Y Yu vs R Markus, 2014
garrido: to come mate in two, well play Yu
C41
Oct-20-14 Wesley So
joeyj: Spice Cup Open 2014 21 Oct - 26 Oct 2014, St. Louis, Missouri (USA) Tuesday, October 21 5:00 pm - Round 1 (6:00AM 22 Oct - Manila Time) ::: Note: Manila is 13:0 hours ahead of St. Louis
 
Oct-20-14 Odd Lie
TheFocus: Erva is correct.
 
Oct-20-14 FIDE Grand Prix Tashkent (2014)
JosepCmd: @jphamlore You're right about Mamedyarov's queen pawn openings but I think Mamedyarov's biggest problem is his obscure playing theories. Mamedyarov plays neither positional nor tactical chess. His theories are unpredictable. But all of
 
Oct-20-14 Jeremy Lim
perfidious: Could <Ko-me> be the lodestone of Lakers' demise, just as he was the beacon which drew players to LA for so long? Interesting thesis here: http://espn.go.com/espn/feature/sto...
 
Oct-20-14 Nigel Short
Jim Bartle: No, the article is a response to criticism (or perceived criticism) in the Slate article. No criticism of Short or Kavalek.
 
Oct-20-14 Johannes Zukertort
ljfyffe: Writings in Chess History 2012.
 
Oct-20-14 K Gratka vs M Azadmanesh, 1994
Charlie Cheswick: <greed and death> Nice helpmate. That would be humbling for the winner.
A10
Oct-20-14 Lasker vs Babson / Henderson / Fleming, 1892
ljfyffe: MORAVIAN PRESS
C62
Oct-20-14 Kasparov vs Timman, 1991
Bruce Graham: The word has often been misspelled: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zwisch...
D10
Oct-20-14 Paulo Bersamina
pinoymaster77: Parang diesel pala Jayson dun sa recent 3rd DLSHI team event na well attended with 51 teams ! http://www.chess-results.com/tnr149...
 
Oct-20-14 Janelle Mae Frayna
pinoymaster77: WIM Frayna's player info for WJCC 2014 : Name Frayna Janelle Mae Title WIM Starting rank 21 Rating national 0 Rating international 2140 Performance rating 2178 FIDE rtg
 
Oct-20-14 Jan Jodilyn Fronda
pinoymaster77: Posting her player info, this was her last WJCC stint, being born 1994 : Name Fronda Jan Jodilyn Title WIM Starting rank 23 Rating national 0 Rating international 2127 Performance rating 2100 FIDE rtg
 
Oct-20-14 John Henderson
ljfyffe: <According to Larry Fyffe, who has read the original French article in "Le Monde Illustre", Henderson spent his youth in St.-Liboire. For twelve years he was the district magistrate for St.-Hyacinthe. In 1866 Henderson started a chess ...
 
Oct-20-14 Karjakin vs V Iotov, 2014
ALKINAN: after 26...ed the best move is 27 Qe2!! a very difficult move to find -serguey makartchev
B01
Oct-20-14 R Rapport vs A Donchenko, 2014
Tartalacreme: Here are some games with 2.Na3 my Malakhov and Zvjagintsev. V Malakhov vs Nisipeanu, 2006 V Malakhov vs E Vorobiov, 2006 V Malakhov vs V Milov, 2006 V Malakhov vs Sasikiran, 2006 V Zvjaginsev vs Motylev, 2005 V ...
B20
Oct-20-14 Henry A Howe
ljfyffe: Montreal Gazette Feb. 13 1900 <He was an exception to most highly educated scholars in that his attaiments were varied. He excelled in classics as well as in mathematics and had a taste for the arts and for games of skill. He attained ...
 
Oct-20-14 Y Yu vs A Zatonskih, 2013
BOSTER: A little strange , that nobody explain what was a mistake in the black game. So , I will try. Playing aggressive 13...Bb5 black's thoughts were like this: Nd2 is pinned ,so if white's answer 14.bxc4, I can play Bxc4 with tempo attacking ...
C02
Oct-20-14 Henry N Kittson
ljfyffe: Toronto Evening Telegram Aug.14, 1926 <During his best years Kittson was a player of the first rank and his great attraction for the game induced him to enter the Canadian championship tournment in his city in 1924, when he fought ...
 
Oct-20-14 Biographer Bistro
john barleycorn: <Karpova>, <Zanzibar>On a second thought: <Juden können wir zu unserer Arbeit nicht brauchen...> does not translate as <We don't need Jews to do our work> I understand that as "we can do the work alone" ...
 
Oct-20-14 J Schwertel vs P Rahls, 2001
coolconundrum: Not a benoni... looks like a Dutch stonewall happening by the third move..
A43
Oct-20-14 Eva Moser
waustad: The round 2 games for the Steirische Landesliga 2014/2015 are now out: http://chess-results.com/partieSuch... Her win over Michal Meszaros is a Sicilian that was outside of this database by move 4. She won 2 pawns and her opponent ...
 
Oct-20-14 Parma vs Larsen, 1972
Penguincw: Too bad Larsen's only loss of the tournament came in the last round. He was close to being undefeated.
B83
Oct-20-14 Y Yu vs Robson, 2014
Penguincw: White might've missed a mid-week POTD at move 32, but 42...? is an early week puzzle. :)
B96
Oct-20-14 Albert Becker
zanzibar: For a letter Becker wrote to Otto Zander, shortly after the Austrian Anschluss, see: Otto Zander and specifically: Otto Zander
 
Oct-20-14 Mamedyarov vs Jobava, 2014
kia0708: WOW ! What exchange of blows !
A53
Oct-20-14 Capablanca vs P W Sergeant, 1913
MissScarlett: Sergeant briefly annotated this game for the <The Times Literary Supplement> of 30th October. <22.Qg1 up to this point the game is identical with one played between Mr. Beamish and myself in 1912. I there, as White, played ...
C88
Oct-20-14 W Krol vs N Delgado Ramirez, 2003
wkrol: My win from GM - please look at my blog: http://www.krolchesscorr.blogspot.c...
B21
Oct-20-14 W Krol vs P Hegoburo, 2003
wkrol: Very interesting game! More look please in my blog: http://www.krolchesscorr.blogspot.c...
A02
Oct-20-14 W Krol vs J Mercadal Benejam, 2003
wkrol: Look please at my blog: http://www.krolchesscorr.blogspot.c...
A02
Oct-20-14 Zhansaya Abdumalik
fisayo123: Well, apparently her coach is Chuchelov of all people. Yes, the same Chuchelov who coaches the likes of Caruana and Radjabov.
 
Oct-20-14 Tarrasch vs J Noa, 1896
offramp: Noa as black has just played 75...Qb4-d2+. [DIAGRAM] He is three pawns up but still cannot win!
D55
Oct-20-14 D Stuart vs G Simonson, 1906
ljfyffe: This would be David Stuart Robinson.
C34
Oct-20-14 Kasparov vs Karpov, 2009
Raj Dey: Kasparov is un comparable. He is the greatest.
D31
Oct-20-14 J Mason vs F J Lee, 1890
Karpova: On move 20, Mason overstepped the time limit. He acknowledged that his flag had fallen. Although the tournament regulations specified <The player who exceeds the time-limit forfeits the game>, the committee investigated the case and
C14
Oct-20-14 David Stuart Robinson
ljfyffe: Born and died in Philadelphia he was a prominent attorney...a d counsel to insurance and coal interests. Director of the Franklin Chess Club for many years, he represented them in legal matters and ranked as one of the stronger players of
 
Oct-20-14 H Davidson vs Mackenzie, 1880
Karpova: 18.Rae1 <Very well played>. Black may have put up more resistance, had he moved away his Q in response, though. 33.Rb8+ may win even faster than 33.Kf3. Source: G C ...
C63
Oct-20-14 D M Martinez vs Mackenzie, 1880
Karpova: <This game excited a great deal of attention, as the style in which it was won, was quite a la Labourdonnais. Mr. Elmer E. Dungan, of Philadelphia, embodied this modern classic in a beautiful pen and ink drawing, which he presented to ...
C49
Oct-20-14 Bird vs A Roberts, 1876
Karpova: <Mr. Albert Roberts was a strong player of this period. Still living in Phildelphia, but has abandoned the practice of the game.> 19...Rfd8 doesn't look good. Maybe it was now time to open push the queen's side
A03
Oct-20-14 Joseph W Shaw
ljfyffe: <Shaw, born in Huddersfield, England. Came to Montreal, Canada in 1854. Like Staunton, he was a devotee of the Bard.>
 
Oct-20-14 Short vs Kasparov, 2011
Raj Dey: Not a good opening selection against great Garry
C58
Oct-20-14 Robert James Fischer
TheFocus: <Joshka> I agree. The true facts about Fischer would make a good movie, no need to embellish it. If so, they may as well put a cape on him and let him have an X-man-like death ray shooting out of his eyes.
 
Oct-20-14 Cyril Vansittart
ljfyffe: A partner in the banking firm Vansittart & Co., in the Piazza di Spagna, Rome... (likely, he was more than 9!)
 
Oct-20-14 Gustavus Charles Reichhelm
ljfyffe: Obituary:Nobody knew where he lived, though his death discloses the fact that he had a room with a German family on a small street uptown. Here he kept his splendid collection of books and chess manucripts, but nobody got to see them ...
 
Oct-20-14 Alekhine vs Eikstroem, 1935
MissScarlett: <October 16,1935> Unlikely as this coincides with the WC match with Euwe. The date given, 12th September, is correct. NICBase records three high-level correspondence games Folke played in 1935-36 against Keres, Eliskases and ...
B15
Oct-20-14 F Handke vs E Inarkiev, 2014
Bobsterman3000: The attack that wasn't.
C77
Oct-20-14 Wei Yi
Minitray: Wei to go, young master. Keep it up.
 
Oct-20-14 Alekhine vs Vasic, 1931
WhiteAnemone: Nice game! Loved the queen sac.
C15
Oct-20-14 Judit Polgar vs V Onischuk, 2014
bennythejets: wow...give a rook for bishop whit no king def. for onischuk!! good game Judith!!
B09
Oct-20-14 V Malakhov vs V Iordachescu, 2012
Travis Bickle: Fascinating ending!
A19
Oct-20-14 Maurice Ashley
john barleycorn: <jakaiden> hope you got out of it what you expected. can you please give some feedback?
 
Oct-20-14 World Junior Championship (Girls) (2014)
fisayo123: I just saw that. That's obviously a huge advantage for Goryachinka. Really pathetic that.
 
Oct-20-14 Viswanathan Anand
Minitray: <chaturangavallabha:> Welcome to CG.com I suggest you hook up with IndianFan (wherever he is from). The two of you might hit it off.
 
Oct-20-14 Eliza Campbell Foot
ljfyffe: Kurt Landsberger: The Steinitz Papers
 
Oct-20-14 Daniel S Roberts
Stonehenge: Perhaps http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/f...
 
Oct-20-14 Topalov vs Ljubojevic, 2003
TheBish: Good POTD puzzle for White on move 30! Maybe a Tuesday puzzle. Note that if Black had played 29...Qc7, White could play 30. Qxe6+!!
B48
Oct-20-14 V Gashimov vs Grischuk, 2010
fisayo123: Really? He once said a draw he had with Svidler in 2007 was his favourite game.
B97
Oct-20-14 Sarin Nihal
OhioChessFan: http://www.thehindu.com/multimedia/...
 
Oct-20-14 B Milic vs Puc, 1946
ColeTrane: potd otra vez de hoy
A09
Oct-20-14 Lu Shanglei
twinlark: Congratulations to Lu Shanglei in winning the World Junior. It does indeed qualify him to compete in the World Cup next year.
 
Oct-20-14 Reuben Fine
perfidious: <FSR: Fine was very strong, there's no denying that - although he somehow never won a U.S. Championship.> True, despite not having to face Reshevsky, his bete noire in those events, in 1944. Arnold Denker defeated him that year ...
 
Oct-20-14 Kasparov vs K Gratka, 1993
perfidious: Kasparov may well have been White in this game, but there is not the ghost of a chance that he would have played this in anything but an exhibition of some sort.
E67
Oct-20-14 Caruana vs Gelfand, 2014
Willchess: Good to see Boris take the fight to the young lad
B90
Oct-20-14 Simon Kim Williams
PhilFeeley: Simon didn't do so well on the Isle of Man this year: http://chess-results.com/tnr147695.... Maybe it was the cold that went around.
 
Oct-20-14 A Merry vs R Jedynak, 2014
PhilFeeley: Label for this game: Alan! be merry!
E20
Oct-20-14 Bundesliga (2014/15)
PhilFeeley: I don't suppose <CG.com> could put up a real table of results. It's getting to be that I can't trust any of their tables at all.
 
Oct-20-14 Arthur Bisguier
Caissanist: According to the Wikipedia article on the subject (yes, there really is one), playing Bisguier gives you a Morphy number of 4, thanks to our buddy James Mortimer: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morphy... ...
 
Oct-20-14 Santasiere vs Fischer, 1957
Ke2: in a winning position, just missing if Qxf3, then Rf7+
E67
Oct-20-14 E Ihlenfeld vs S Arounopoulos, 1991
An Englishman: Good Evening: Another addition to the list of games without any captures that are not quick draws.
E98


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