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Nov-24-14 Kenneth Rogoff
al wazir: <Shams: You appear to be asking if race matters in police shootings, but I know that couldn't be the case.> It clearly matters to the Ferguson police and to the people in the streets demonstrating against the bigotry and ...
Nov-24-14 Carlsen-Anand World Championship (2014)
RookFile: Because he tried to win instead of sticking to the script.
Nov-24-14 Wesley So
kabayan1: <pulo y gata Very good. Then Wesley doesn't need to miss any FIDE event representing the US. It's up to par and expectation, if the handlers and USCF really want to push his career forward. After all, Susan said that Wesley is in a ...
Nov-24-14 The World vs Naiditsch, 2014
Nov-24-14 Albert Einstein
zanzibar: Here's the link to Feynman's Vol III Ch 18 <18–3The annihilation of positronium> Unfortunately HTML 5 isn't used, and the mathematics is in TeX-like notation.
Nov-24-14 H Pohlenz vs M Pinel, 1994
patzer2: <Boster> Thanks! No offense taken. When I was an active player, I was known for always trying for the objective but elusive "best move." So I understand where you are coming from in the discussion about less than the best move ...
Nov-24-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014
Broadwit: Magnus simply outplayed Vishy in all departments of the game! I hope Vishy continues to be a strong player like Korchnoi well into his 60s. He has already inspired 1000s of Indians!
Nov-24-14 Erich Eliskases
zanzibar: One last note - the <soloscacchi> site is also in Italian: It has a picture of Eliskases and Alekhine: Maybe the first one is too, I just fed it ...
Nov-24-14 Robert James Fischer
pcomanici: Was Fisher a diabetic? He died of renal failure. (Common among diabetics) that would explain his rejection from the draft. Bottom line the guy was a beast! Probably the strongest chess player we will ever see. Today we have rating ...
Nov-24-14 Kibitzer's Café
Wayne Proudlove: One reason I never got into metal is I don't like the aesthetic...I prefer a light touch to heaviness. That is, if I was to choose between the polarities of light and dark, which I don't. I reject the distinction. I'm drawn to the
Nov-24-14 Alexander Alekhine
visayanbraindoctor: It would be great if CG puts up a page for the Prague 1943 tournament. It was Alekhine's last moderately strong tournament (meaning there were strong masters there along with assorted bunnies typical of pre-WW2 tournaments), ...
Nov-24-14 Bent Larsen
pcomanici: Larsen, was a great an exciting chess player. In the 1950's was the world's strongest player that was NON Russian. Late in his career he runs into Fisher who probably was (and is) the strongest player to date. You will miss out on ...
Nov-24-14 Claude Fred Tears
Phony Benoni: <perfidious> Another non-GM Fischer/Fine opponent that comes quickly to mind is Edmund Nash , who also faced--among many others--Kashdan, Larsen, and me. That's what happens when you play in many US Opens over a 63-year period ...
Nov-24-14 M Cebalo vs Vasiukov, 2014
zanzibar: <AylerKupp> Thanks for sharing those entertaining stories from the trenches.
Nov-24-14 Paul Keres
Sally Simpson: Hi Vishy, If this language thing really interests you then go for it. I'm not too sure if the languages he knew or did not know affected decisions by his German and Russian superiors. Here was someone both could use for proganda ...
Nov-24-14 Lasker vs NN, 1900
TheFocus: Oh my. I didn't mention that Lasker's partner at leapfrog was dear old Maroczy.
Nov-24-14 Nakamura vs Aronian, 2014
pajaste: umm, preciously few games with 5.Bd2. Great play by Nakamura especially with opposite colored bishops. <15...Qh4 looks like a hopelessly unsound attacking move made instead of trying to catch up in development> then what? ...g6 with
Nov-24-14 Louis F Stumpers
micartouse: <Sneaky> Dang you're right - it has to be isosceles to bisect the opposite side. :( I'm back to square one then - no wonder I was surprised at how quickly I got the answer; it was crap.
Nov-24-14 V Neverov vs S Bogdanovich, 2013
Albion 1959: Neverov was doing okay up to move 206 when Kh2?? cost him the game. Bogdanovich can only win by forcing the white king onto the edge of the board, or into a corner. In this case the h-file or h1. After Kh2?? the noose is tightened ...
Nov-24-14 Capablanca - Alekhine World Championship Match (1927)
Sally Simpson: Hi Perfidious. Did some reserach (clicked on google in my tea break.) The Tooth Fairy in Argentina is called the 'El Ratón Pérez' The Tooth Mouse. No money is left but presents. I once slept with my head under the pillow. When I ...
Nov-24-14 Eugenio Torre
Pulo y Gata: In the previous championship and in this one, Anand has exhibited difficulties with concrete analysis of the lines, a fact that favored Carlsen who has no such problem. Is Anand's problem connected with age? I think partly, yes. I'm ...
Nov-24-14 Karpov - Fischer World Championship Match (1975)
Petrosianic: That's his chances against the Fischer of 1972. who wouldn't have been showing up in any case.
Nov-24-14 Carlsen vs Shirov, 2008
tamar: Talking about top endgame players in history during his 11th game commentary on Carlsen-Anand 2014, Peter Svidler recalled thinking he had witnessed something extra-ordinary in this game. From a nearly equal position, Magnus, while still a ...
Nov-24-14 J P McKenna vs S Stockinger, 1994
MissScarlett: <Siegfried, so soon?>
Nov-24-14 Nakamura-Aronian Match (2014)
schweigzwang: I think Shahade said 2:15pm Eastern but I admit I wasn't listening that closely.
Nov-24-14 D Thompson vs D Moody, 1994
dutch bass dirt: GOTD-"Discount Double Check"
Nov-24-14 Aronian vs Nakamura, 2014
SirRuthless: I think this is all theory until Nbd7 which was the novelty. Aronian responded quickly with Bb2 and Rad8 Rac1 followed quickly but Nakamura had to think for a long while before Nb6. So I think they saw something like this position but
Nov-24-14 Y Kuzubov vs V Milov, 2007
Gilmoy: Looks like 40.Rd6 <not 39..Ne8 40.Rd7 oops> and e6 is too weak. f4-f5 is also playable. Plus the a-pawn will surely cost a piece later. Can't see where Black has any counterplay for a draw.
Nov-24-14 Magnus Carlsen
Kinghunt: <HeMateMe: <Leaving aside that all of that is your opinion and you can't cite a single source to contradict Carlsen's stated reason for declining to participate.> ....and, you can't PROVE I'm wrong in my opinion that he was a ...
Nov-24-14 Peter Svidler
Nerwal: <What might explain why Svidler doesn't seem to find himself on the losing side of a lot of brilliancies? But, for example, Topalov and Ivanchuk do. Does Svidler have a solid and drawish style perhaps?> He's resilient in complex ...
Nov-24-14 Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858
yurikvelo: this game Stockfish analysis
Nov-24-14 Y Kuzubov vs M Gurevich, 2007
Whitehat1963: What's the finish?
Nov-24-14 Michael Adams
Chessinfinite: I guess the spider insect finally found a way to beat Anand.. lol Nice opening prep spidey, unfortunately you never got to play a World Championship match.
Nov-24-14 Odd Lie
HeMateMe: There must be a doctor or pharmacist who supplied Bill with those date rape pills. that's the guy you have to catch, and he'll squeak. In this electronic day and age he would probably get caught.
Nov-24-14 J Trapl vs I Hausner, 1980
RookFile: I guess 45. Red7 isn't even the best move, but it doesn't spoil anything. Instead, white can play 45. Rf7, and black has to play something like ...Rg8. That it's 46. Rxf5 and we can start over again and find something else of black's to ...
Nov-24-14 Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857
yurikvelo: this game deep analyze
Nov-24-14 Anand vs Carlsen, 2014
keypusher: Reposting. < MissScarlett: <Deep opening preparation is one of his major strengths and in their 2013 match in Chennai Carlsen avoided all opening bombs. But for some reason, hubris or overconfidence, he chose to meet Anand’s 1 d4
Nov-24-14 Ukrainian Championship (2014)
alexmagnus: <Lahno is another Ukrainian who is also an ethnic Russian, I believe.> At least the name Lahno sounds Ukrainian. Karjakin <is> a Russian name though. But ethnically both contries are quite connected. I remember, somebody ...
Nov-24-14 Michael Steadman
MarkFinan: How this guy reached a 2250+ rating is puzzling to me. Check out his play in R Taylor vs M Steadman, 2008 and it's pretty awful!
Nov-24-14 Jindrich Trapl
ljfyffe: A TRAP-L<atvian>, perhaps:<1e4 e5 2Nf3 f5 3Bc4 fxe4 4Nxe5 Qg5 5Nf7 Qxg2 6Rf1 d5 7Nxh8 Nf6 8Bxd5 Bh3 9Bf7+ Ke7 10 Bc4 Nc6 11Be2 Nd4 12Nc3 Nf3+ 13Bxf3 Qxf1 mate>
Nov-24-14 Harrwitz vs Loewenthal, 1853
poorthylacine: TO TAMAR again: excuse me please, I did not notice that you wrote: "at ONE stage...", I thought it was written: "at THIS stage..." Sorry... Still the index would be useful, lol!
Nov-24-14 Saitek Brute Force vs Bronstein, 1995
tranquilsimplicity: Brontein's final Sicilian. Simple and instructive.#
Nov-24-14 Karpov vs Polugaevsky, 1983
Petrosianic: <Howard>: Uhhh, Petrosian, how do you mean that Fischer was "not leading' when he walked out of the 1967 Interzonal> I mean that he wasn't in First Place. Sorry, I thought that was clear. You can compare the results yourself.
Nov-24-14 C F Tears vs R Llorens, 1962
AylerKupp: Another possibly relevant video from the one hit-wonder group ? and the Mysterians:
Nov-24-14 Gipslis vs Tal, 1958
perfidious: The story cited above is reinforcement of the trait that Tal did not always thoroughly check variations in his preparation, a failing noted by Korchnoi at about this time.
Nov-24-14 Nigel Short
john barleycorn: <Nigel Short: ... By the way, perhaps someone could try posting a positive comment about me,...> I would if I could but I can't. Not because there is nothing positive about you (though it was not easy to find, lol) but the ...
Nov-24-14 J Palkovi vs Kiss, 1988
billyhan: I find all these puns quite "tongue in cheek".
Nov-24-14 Manfred Nimtz
ljfyffe: Member of the German team that won the ICCF Olympiad XII Final (1998).
Nov-24-14 Lasker vs B H Lutton, 1901
heuristic: better: 11...Nxe5 12.Ng3 0-0 mo' better: 24.f5 Qxe5 25.fxg6 hxg6 26.Rxg2 FWIW: 27.Rxg2 Rxg2 28.Qxg2 Qxg2 29.Bxg2 IMHO: 27...Rdg6 deserves an "!"
Nov-24-14 Biographer Bistro <diff> will come in very handy, yes.
Nov-24-14 Aronian vs Nakamura, 2014
Gypsy: A textbook ending.
Nov-24-14 Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1974
Howard: Interesting question....maybe Korchnoi was short on time, and he decided to offer (or accept) a draw.
Nov-24-14 Abram Khasin
ljfyffe: Khasin was a member of the Soviet team that won the CC Olympiad VI Final (1968-1972); that won VII (1972-1976); that won VIII (1977-1982); and that came 3rd in IX (1982-1987)Final.
Nov-24-14 J Schumer vs D Miller, 1917
MissScarlett: Black is probably the <David Miller> who allied against Capablanca in Capablanca vs Allies, 1920 .
Nov-24-14 Josef Snajdr
ljfyffe: Member of Czech team that came first in CC Olympiad V (1965-1968)Final, and 2nd in VI (1968-1972)Final, to be more precise.
Nov-24-14 Valt Borsony
ljfyffe: Borsony was part of the Czech team that placed first in the CC Olympiad II (1952-55) Final. And 8th in III (1958-1961).
Nov-24-14 Dezso Elekes
ljfyffe: Dr. Elekes was a member of the Hungarian team that won the Chess Correspondence Olympiad I (1949-1952) Final.
Nov-24-14 Nakamura vs Aronian, 2014
paavoh: Perhaps Black would have an opportunity to strike the White center, not once but twice, with the advance of the c pawns. The weakened white squares would not be a major problem when the White LSB is missing - that is how I read the ...
Nov-24-14 Svidler vs D Andreikin, 2014
kevin86: The two pawns and two rooks at move 28 is hilarious!
Nov-24-14 T Peine vs V Budde, 1970
Nightsurfer: The motives of checkmates seem to be an endless chain of replays. The matrix of that very type of smothered checkmate in this game here <Thomas Peine vs Vladimir Budde (1970)>, namely because of the friendly support by a Bishop ...
Nov-24-14 Uhlmann vs Wade, 1959
notyetagm: Uhlmann vs Wade, 1959 ...
Nov-24-14 Kasparov vs Kramnik, 2000
RookFile: Wonderful defensive effort by Kramnik.
Nov-24-14 Hikaru Nakamura
kamagong24: who is better at being terrible, nakamura or strickland?
Nov-24-14 Samuel Sevian
Strongest Force: oops...Dec 26 is his birthday...he's a young 13 still.
Nov-24-14 E Torre vs B Ivanovic, 1977
kamagong24: Great attacking game by Asia's first GM!!!
Nov-24-14 Nikolai N Kristoffel
ljfyffe: In the ICCF World Cup III Final (1981-1986), Kristoffel came in third. 4th and fifth went respectively to Tomkovich and Shteynsapir of the USSR who had the same number of points as Kristoffel.
Nov-24-14 Michel Lecroq
ljfyffe: Listed under France, LeCroq came in 2=(4th)) in the 1977-1983 ICCF Cup Final.
Nov-24-14 H Ahman vs H Malmgren, 1947
ljfyffe: Ahman came in 5th at the ICCF Cup I(1973-1977).
Nov-24-14 Viswanathan Anand
extremeintellect: <chancho: Gracious in defeat. Always a class act. Bravo Vishy Anand! Bravo!> Well Said Chancho (from the other page).
Nov-24-14 Garry Kasparov
john barleycorn: I like Kasparov's gems of wisdom. But try as he might he will never become the "Russian Voltaire".
Nov-24-14 Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927
aliejin: To a certain height all the games are "Equal games ...." but this is a static analysis ... (artifical way to analyze chess I would say) abstracting from the fact that players are preparing / planning their movements .... Towards the ...
Nov-24-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014
Albion 1959: To You v Yourself. I see it now and it becomes clear when the mind is not tired and focused better. From a practical point of view Bxg3 was probably Vishy's best chance:
Nov-24-14 I A Horowitz vs N Beckhardt, 1933
Calar: And we have a novelty as early as move 6 :P 22.Nf7 is nice shot, capturing black queen if he takes the knight (22...Kxf7 23.Ng5+)
Nov-24-14 Santasiere vs C F Tears, 1957
ColeTrane: this cowboy has some heavy games
Nov-24-14 Anderssen vs Eichborn, 1853
hesyrett: 22.Qg3 is an awful blunder.  After 22.Kc2 to be followed by b2-b3 White could buy time for Rae1 which would probably force ...Re8 with a subsequent trade of Rs.
Nov-24-14 B Kalinkin vs Nezhmetdinov, 1962
TheBish: 23...h3!! is an amazing move. Most players would think long and hard before finally taking the knight, but that would be far from best. As Tal points out in "Attack With Mikhail Tal" (after 23. a4), "White does not even suspect any ...
Nov-24-14 Bronstein vs Geller, 1961
tranquilsimplicity: Bronstein: The artist.#
Nov-24-14 Fedorov vs M Sorokin, 2001
tranquilsimplicity: <InspiredByMorphy> Indeed. I felt that resignation by Black was premature.#
Nov-24-14 Fedorov vs Z Gyimesi, 2001
tranquilsimplicity: Beautiful finish!#
Nov-24-14 R Jumabayev vs Fedorov, 2006
tranquilsimplicity: <ToTheDeath> You are correct. And it's funny how I was about to quit this game but caught glimpse of your post. Then I re-checked the finish to find that you are right. Strange how one can sometimes overlook something ...
Nov-24-14 K Shanava vs Fedorov, 2010
tranquilsimplicity: A most brilliant Kingside Attack using the Sicilian Defence.#
Nov-24-14 Ponomariov vs Caruana, 2012
tranquilsimplicity: <notyetagm> And forgive me for quoting from 'The Chess Drum' in a recent discussion. I don't want to go into details. However, your magazine is a much needed publication. And I also used your article on the history of ...
Nov-24-14 Geller vs Keres, 1962
Sokrates: Excellent play by Keres. In his Predecessor series, Kasparov sets Geller in a brighter light than Keres. Probably influenced by his old teacher Botvinnik, who beat Keres when he was down in the late Stalin period, but only beat Geller ...
Nov-24-14 M Gluzman vs Bareev, 2001
Moszkowski012273: <posoo> I thought you could play a little chess?
Nov-24-14 R Gonzalez vs Tal, 1992
tranquilsimplicity: Such; I need glasses.#
Nov-24-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014
Richard Taylor: <keypusher: <Richard Taylor> Thanks for these interesting posts. One thing -- Anand has beaten Carlsen in classical before. But before Game 3, he hadn't done it since 2010.> Thanks. Yes I thought he may have then. Since
Nov-24-14 Ukrainian Championship (Women) (2014)
PhilFeeley: <waustad: Anna U's situation is discussed some here: > Wow! More to that story to come I hope. <Ushenina had complained about the absence of anti-cheating control in the Championship. The ...
Nov-24-14 Vasiukov vs Tal, 1959
tranquilsimplicity: The "other side" (positional mastery) of Tal.#
Nov-24-14 K Isgandarova vs E Repkova, 2012
An Englishman: Good Evening: The Scandinavian has absorbed rather a walloping over the past few years (appears to be another one of its "refuted" periods), but this amusing little miniature ends with two pieces pinned against the King ...
Nov-24-14 G Uusi vs Tal, 1972
perfidious: The following is Cafferty's account: <....The game was adjourned in a position in which Tal had a fairly clear drawing line and, seeing that attempts to play for more all lost, Tal decided to offer a draw at breakfast on the ...
Nov-24-14 Fischer vs Spassky, 1972
Petrosianic: Yes, it's a bad move, because it loses a pawn for no compensation. 19...Kf8 would have been much better.
Nov-24-14 K Edvardsson vs H Danielsen, 2001
tranquilsimplicity: My first ever post on CG; naive and enthusiastic.#

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