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Jul-23-16 Kenneth Rogoff
johnlspouge: < <ljfyffe> wrote: <jls> You also get the benefit of the national <lemming> migration forecast: <In the Fall of 2016, the migration of these rodents is expected to be from EXTREME to SEVERELY EXTREME.> > ...
Jul-23-16 Kibitzer's Café
chancho: <User not found> Mister Tyson can give a better answer than I:
Jul-23-16 E Postny vs A Ledger, 2015
Moszkowski012273: Yeah 23...Qc6+ might of drawn this game for black.
Jul-23-16 Houdini (Computer)
scholes: There is going to be first update of Houdini in 3 years. Houdini 5 dev version is playing in TCEC stage 3. It soundly defeated reigning WCCC Komodo in first game of stage 3. But since TCEC is a scam they had to replay the game. Houdini 5 ...
Jul-23-16 Wesley So
entropy35: Didn't Wei Yi get third?
Jul-23-16 S Mariotti vs P Biyiasas, 1976
cunctatorg: A really adventurous game that went into turmoil!
Jul-23-16 J Ambroz vs C Allwermann, 1991
offramp: Black was indecisive with his kingside pieces. He fell behind in development then blundered.
Jul-23-16 Bilbao (2016)
chessalem: <His family never had to sell anything to further his career, unlike Magnus's when he was just starting.> Well, they wanted him to become an accountant like them. They showed little effort in helping him realize his dream...their ...
Jul-23-16 Wei Yi vs W So, 2016
iking: Wei fortified his position, Wesley can't breached that without exposing his king ..,. draw.
Jul-23-16 Ulf Andersson vs F Kuijpers, 1971
perfidious: Andersson's style as a mature GM has never overly appealed to me, but a game which is very much the exception is G Timmerman vs Ulf Andersson, 1994 .
Jul-23-16 Nakamura vs Wei Yi, 2016
HeMateMe: the black rook isn't so agile, blocked in by it's own pawns. shouldn't white try to advance his kingside pawns to break up black's formation? chaos favors the queen, on the open board.
Jul-23-16 Judit Polgar
HeMateMe: Happy 40th, Judit. You and your sisters' activities are a big chunk of chess history.
Jul-23-16 Jeremy Lim
HeMateMe: I think I could be converted < >
Jul-23-16 J Hawkins vs M Bartel, 2013
CountryGirl: Great development by Bartel
Jul-23-16 7th Hainan Danzhou (2016)
beenthere240: Nepo had a Carlsen-like tournament with 5 wins.
Jul-23-16 Edmund Beronio
Pulo y Gata: Well, small world. Didn't know your wife teaches English.
Jul-23-16 Vadim Milov
perfidious: <diagonal....The gap (loss) of a few dozen rating points can make the difference between regular invitations to closed (super)tournaments and 'banishment' to the chancier and less rewarding world of the Open circuit, the fate of so ...
Jul-23-16 A Ledger vs Baburin, 2012
CountryGirl: Neat finish
Jul-23-16 Short - Gretarsson (2016)
perfidious: <offramp> Are We Not Men? We Are Devo!
Jul-23-16 Capablanca vs B Kostic, 1919
RookFile: What a nightmare, to have to play a game like this as black.
Jul-23-16 Magnus Carlsen
epistle: It should have been a simul. Magnus vs the rest of the cast.
Jul-23-16 W So vs Carlsen, 2016
epistle: He missed winning.
Jul-23-16 Saveliy Golubov
sonia91: < Golubov represented Russia's top board at the 2016 World youth U-16 Olympiad(1).> He was top board for Russia also in last year's U16 Olympiad in Mongolia:
Jul-23-16 A Sokolov vs Yusupov, 1986
perfidious: Yusupov annotated this game in one of Dvoretsky's works. Always enjoyed the elegant and far from obvious exploitation of this tactical theme.
Jul-23-16 Taimanov vs Petrosian, 1953
Robyn Hode: Dominate the dark squares.
Jul-23-16 R Ovetchkin vs I Lysyj, 2013
perfidious: <RookFile> Do you recall how popular this Scotch Four Knights became by the mid 1990s? The preference was to play 11.Na4 instead of the drawish 11.Qf3; I even tried the new move on a couple of occasions during a phase of playing ...
Jul-23-16 E Torre vs A Sokolov, 1984
zydeco: Robert Byrne annotates this game: He calls 16....dxc4! 'deeply thought-out' and gives two long variations: 17.Bxc5 Bxc5 18.Nxf6+ Qxf6 19.Bxb7 Bxf2+ 20.Kg2 Bxe1 21.Qxe1 Rae8 and 17.Rxe7 Qxd4 18.Nxf6+
Jul-23-16 C Allwermann vs S Kalinitschew, 1999
RandomVisitor: Black was holding on ok until the mistake at move 27 - the improvement 27...Raf8 gives black an even game [DIAGRAM] Komodo-10-64bit: <+0.00 27...Raf8> 28.Nd4 Nxd4 29.Bxd4 Be4 30.Rxf7 Rxf7 31.Nf4 Qg4 32.h3 Qg5 33.Qe2 Rxf4 ...
Jul-23-16 Yusupov vs A Sokolov, 1986
zydeco: Yusupov gets close in this game. I probably would have played Qxd7+ on move 19 or 20, but, obviously, Yusupov knows what he's doing. Imaginative defense by Sokolov, especially with the game-saving 26...Kf6! (If 26....Qxc6 27.Qe5+). 28.Rxd8
Jul-23-16 Wilhelm Langguth
whiteshark: Wine trading since 1789
Jul-23-16 Capablanca vs B Kostic, 1919
Elrathia Kingi: I was slightly surprised by 17.Qxb7, expecting it to be answered by 17...Rb8, with a capture of the b pawn and strong positioning of the R on the 2nd rank. However, it seems that 17...Rb8 is refuted by Rxe7!, when white gets 2 ...
Jul-23-16 Florian Mesaros
waustad: He is playing first board for the Austrians at the World U 16 Olympiad, which is being played in Slovakia. Through 3 rounds the team is doing quite well.
Jul-23-16 Tal vs Z Pigits, 1953
joddon: 9B-b5 is MagnussCarlesns best move!! hello people where the heck do u get by attacking a pawn with a bishop??never seeen thsat before!!
Jul-23-16 Carlsen vs A Giri, 2016
patzer2: <Eyal><Giri finally cracked under the pressure with 37...Ra8??, a rather natural time-trouble blunder (instinctively one wants to bring the rook back to the defense of the king).> Good assessment. Instead of 37...Ra8?? the ...
Jul-23-16 Pillsbury vs F D Cornell, 1899
zanzibar: I was being a bit ironic, as I thought you were with the "*sigh*" from the previous post. But I have lamented the lack of OCR with CA's scans before. Without them doing a text search is impossible. And searching on text would certainly ...
Jul-23-16 M Molner vs Yudasin, 2005
chessperson2222222: Before the blunder Bd3?? white was already under unpleasant pressure.
Jul-23-16 M Molner vs Lenderman, 2010
chessperson2222222: It's incredibly rare to queen a pawn before move 20, but this is perhaps the only game where it is a blunder! After 20...Nxe2+! black is winning because the queen can't take back-black will queen with a tempo on white's queen!
Jul-23-16 Kramnik - Topalov World Championship Match (2006)
offramp: <The Kings Domain: Gotta be amused by the importance toilets played in this championship. (lol)> One of the problems was that the White player had a full-blown Armitage Shanks Double Flush "Buck Rogers" AAA1 Three-Seater, while the ...
Jul-23-16 Clemens Allwermann
perfidious: <<....Nobody was willing to believe that the amateur had done it all on his own. Especially not when other players discovered that you could reproduce virtually all of Allwermann’s moves with the chess program Fritz. All of this ...
Jul-23-16 Reshevsky vs Capablanca, 1935
Marmot PFL: <"Here Capablanca offered a draw, but since I had a clear initiative and pressure on black's weaknesses, I declined the offer. I thought I could win, and I could not hope to become a grandmaster by accepting draws in winning ...
Jul-23-16 Odd Lie
technical draw: I have taken and failed the Mensa test 300 times. They are tired of seeing my face in the testing center so they decided to make me a member. However not a regular member, my title is Member Honoris Causa, Which means I'm smarter ...
Jul-23-16 Korchnoi vs Piket, 1993
Ultra: Korchnoi gets a little too aggressive and pays the price.
Jul-23-16 Boris Gelfand
siggemannen: Gelfand still got it!
Jul-23-16 L Unuk vs E Hasegawa, 2014
whiteshark: <Stonehenge> Yes, my 2nd post was meant this way. ;)
Jul-23-16 S D Swapnil vs M Narciso Dublan, 2015
Dirkster: Hey, <Patriot> - years before Lurch there was Maynard G. Krebs (played by Bob Denver) on "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis". He was the first TV character to use the phrase "You rang?" (Who knew Lurch was a Dobie Gillis fan?!?) ...
Jul-23-16 S Onushko vs M Golubev, 1987
An Englishman: Good Morning: Hard not to like a move such as Black's 25th, which a) prevents discovered check; b) threatens the Rf7; c) threatens the Bc4; d) threatens to win the Queen with 26...Rg2+ and 27...Rg1+; and e) threatens checkmate ...
Jul-23-16 Milan Matulovic
MissScarlett: <<WMD> True is that Matulovic had a car accident in which a woman died and that he was sentenced to nine months in jail. The rest looks like a silly gossip or rather a silly piece of anti-Serb war propaganda. If I am not ...
Jul-23-16 W So vs Carlsen, 2015
perfidious: <tpstar....<dernier loup de T> This was a marker post to commemorate the Great Banishment of May 2015....> Hmmm...never heard about that--must be out of the loop. <....where the Good People stood strong in our ...
Jul-23-16 W
Nina Myers: You Wandals!
Jul-23-16 Rotlewi vs Rubinstein, 1907
Toribio3: The power of two bishops was demonstrated by Akiva.
Jul-23-16 Gelfand vs E Inarkiev, 2016
yiotta: White's idea starting with 23.h4, 24.h5!and 25. Qxf6 sac-ing the rook in order to get an unusual queen and knight mate threat, just brilliant! I wonder if Inarkiev overlooked the mate threat when he played Qh7?
Jul-23-16 A Giri vs Carlsen, 2016
Oxnard: Following this narrow escape, Giri taunted Carlsen on Twitter, writing "Takk" ("thanks" in Norwegian). Carlsen responded by trouncing Giri in their very next encounter, five days later.
Jul-23-16 Sliwa vs Petrosian, 1953
offramp: By move 22 Sliwa has a good-looking position. [DIAGRAM] Petrosian rapidly exchanges off some pieces, 29...Nxc4. [DIAGRAM] Petrosian probably was very slightly better off at the end. Those advanced kingside pawns don't look so strong ...
Jul-23-16 A Kubbel vs I Rabinovich, 1922
rwst: Many inaccuracies. The opening phase is fine except 8.Kh1?! Black starts to get better when White fails to activate heavy pieces with 15.Qxe2, but 18...Nxc4 19.Nxh5 Nxe3 would have been stronger. Why not exchange as White with 18 or 20.Qxd5 ...
Jul-23-16 Mednis vs Ermenkov, 1980
Moszkowski012273: <JustAFish> 22...Bd6 loses quite easily to 23.Rxf6...
Jul-23-16 J Krejcik vs A Gottlieb, 1922
rwst: Yes after 6...Ke8 it's "only" a bad but playable position. But computers prove that actually 6...Kg6!? is playable too because White won't go perpetual: 7.Qg3+ (7.d4 h6) Kf7 8.f4 Be7 9.Nf3 Nc6 10.fe Rf8 and the king is out of danger AND in ...
Jul-23-16 Maxim Dlugy
Moszkowski012273: He's starting a chess club on the upper west side of Manhattan,, it looks like it could be awesome!
Jul-23-16 Marshall vs Capablanca, 1913
RookFile: Marshall didn't want to build a big pawn center white white (2. c4 for example.) Maybe he should have.
Jul-23-16 C Jaffe vs Marshall, 1913
RookFile: The most charitable thing you can say about 20. Qxd5 is that it was a naive move on white's part.
Jul-23-16 C Jaffe vs Janowski, 1916
RookFile: 14....Nf8. That knight is a key defensive piece. It gives just enough protection for black's kingside. Meanwhile, black is winning on the queenside.
Jul-23-16 Leko vs Topalov, 2007
dernier loup de T: And really, why by ...

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