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Jan-29-15 Tradewise Gibraltar (2015)
Kinghunt: <visayanbraindoctor: What's particularly impressive with Wei is that 1. He consistently manages to get into sharp tactical middlegames. 2. He seems to employ mostly sound tactics when he achieves #1 above. In brief he is able to ...
Jan-29-15 J Vojinovic vs Nakamura, 2015
SimonWebbsTiger: @<Sally Simpson> Thx for quoting those games. Didn't surprise me there has been a game which employed Seirawan's suggestion of 6. Bd3 with Ng1-e2-f4.
Jan-29-15 Yu Lie
norami: <PhilFeely> I was hoping no one would raise that particular point but it looks like you're more than a match for me.
Jan-29-15 Odd Lie
Abdel Irada: ***ATTENTION*** It has come to the attention of site management that, since "Odd" is Norwegian for God, this entire page constitutes blasphemy and all posts will therefore be deleted within 72 hours of this notice. Please copy any ...
Jan-29-15 Wesley So
Intong158017: First SD insults the friends of WS and then follows this up by calling WS a SOB. What would be your reaction if someone calls you a SOB ? Are you made of the same fiber like SD that you condone his actions? In fact WS should be ...
Jan-29-15 Kenneth Rogoff
Abdel Irada: Speaking of "long memories": ∞
Jan-29-15 Pillsbury vs F Young, 1890
bengalcat47: The first signs of brilliance from the young Pillsbury!
Jan-29-15 Hans-Joachim Federer
optimal play: <achieve> <... does anyone know her ethnic ancestry? Just curious, as Serena referred to her (Madison Keys), being proud of a new "African" american, on her way to the tennis elite ...> She explains herself... <Serena ...
Jan-29-15 Fischer vs Tal, 1959
auldoxon: Perhaps the variation that Fischer played is relatively weak.
Jan-29-15 Topalov vs A Guerrero, 2015
PhilFeeley: The advice to "mix it up" against a stronger player - play moves that may throw him off (at least a surprise in the opening) - didn't pay off here.
Jan-29-15 Yasser Saber vs V Plotkin, 2015
PhilFeeley: Nicely played double-bishop endgame. The Canadians are winning!
Jan-29-15 Bergell / Neumann vs Knorre / Cordel, 1865
Abdel Irada: Perhaps an asterisk* could be thought of as a sort of explanation point. --- *Since if you see one, it usually** implies the existence of a corresponding footnote. **Unless it's an "asterexasper"***, which, like this one, leaves the ...
Jan-29-15 Leko vs Topalov, 1999
plang: 6..Qb6 was a very new idea at the time that has achieved some popularity. Leko gave an exclamation point to Topalov's exchange sacrifice 24..e5 saying that it provided good compensation. Leko thought Black's best continuation was 27..Ba6 28
Jan-29-15 Robert James Fischer
Peter Nemenyi: "Alexei Suetin, Petrosian's distraught analyst, stumbled over to me, mumbling incredulously, 'Er spielt so einfach!'" --Robert Byrne, from his introduction to Mednis's How to Beat Bobby Fischer
Jan-29-15 W J Fullarton vs R Smith, 1872
optimal play: <<<<<THE MATCH BETWEEN SOUTH AUSTRALIA AND NEW SOUTH WALES.> The [above] game was played at Board No. 2 :> NOTES.> 3...g6 This move, which, we believe, is the invention of Herr Paulsen, should have been ...
Jan-29-15 Smyslov vs Uhlmann, 1966
jerseybob: Even though Smyslov's 11.dc was much praised at the time, this tripled-pawn variation hurts my eyes! But a few years later against Hartston, Uhlmann improved with 12..Nge5.
Jan-29-15 K Sajjadi vs R Schaefer, 2015
Mating Net: Black's 19...Bxf3! forces White to play the dreadful 20.gxf3 because the c4 Bishop would hang after the Queen's are exchanged.
Jan-29-15 Spassky vs J Penrose, 1969
nmatta: Life Master AJ Goldsby offers his analysis of this game in the following link:
Jan-29-15 I Nepomniachtchi vs Wei Yi, 2013
TangoJoseph: your right, he has just hit 2700 and is becoming a Super GM ready to battle the chess elite ... he is 15 yr old and tuens 16 in June ,,, Aug-12-13 csmath: Wei Yi real strength is already above 2600 and he will likely reach 2700 in ...
Jan-29-15 Wei Yi vs A Haast, 2015
sevenseaman: This Wei Yi is Wi fi.
Jan-29-15 Raymond Keene
Penguincw: Happy Birthday Raymond Keene!
Jan-29-15 Ju Wenjun
Bruce Graham: She spanked Rapport in Gibraltar.
Jan-29-15 A Timofeev vs D Khismatullin, 2009
paavoh: Timofeev's 49.b4 equals the Bishop sac (-Bh3) by Shirov. Always a pleasure to come back to this game.
Jan-29-15 T Nabaty vs Nakamura, 2015
tamar: clock times 1:56 for White 11:29 for Black Komodo gives the most conservative estimate on the web site of the three engines at - 1.96, but the position after nine moves with White to move is obviously hopeless. [DIAGRAM]
Jan-29-15 Maroczy vs Kashdan, 1932
JimNorCal: <PB><JB>: I was staring at the final position, puzzled, when I saw your notes. Then it was "oh", "Oh", "OH!" as it sunk in. Very pretty!
Jan-29-15 Topalov vs Emilio Miguel Sanchez Jerez, 2015
paavoh: @benny: Click on the player's name. You usually can get some info thereform, if not, search him at the FIDE site. FYI, Jerez is a FM, about 2300.
Jan-29-15 Harikrishna vs I Chirila, 2015
sevenseaman: 16. Qg5+ may not have achieved much! 19. Re3 exchange sac is critical decision. Pentala goes on to see off the other B too. With his own B controlling the long dark diagonal, White has an iron grip on the game.
Jan-29-15 Wei Yi vs Shirov, 2013
TangoJoseph: Very interesting Wei Li borrows an idea before his time, before his fathers time , maybe from his grandfathers time :) Rauzer vs V Makogonov, 1934
Jan-29-15 Mamedyarov vs T Nyback, 2005
TheBish: Mamedyarov vs T Nyback, 2005 White to play (44.?) "Medium", even material. White seems to be in quite a predicament. His queen is attacked by the Ba6, but it can't be captured because if 44. Qxa6 Qxb3#. Also, if it runs away, say 44. Qg8
Jan-29-15 Carlsen-Anand World Championship (2014)
boz: <KP> heh heh
Jan-29-15 Rauzer vs V Makogonov, 1934
TangoJoseph: Wow 1935 ? or even 1934 was a long time ago. Recently Shoriv ran into this Wei Yi vs Shirov, 2013
Jan-29-15 Ivanchuk vs Jobava, 2015
Jan-29-15 Carlsen vs W So, 2015
1d410: <Everett> Wesley has much to learn if he wants to play like Magnus ;)
Jan-29-15 Eugenio Torre
pinoymaster77: Nahihirapan recently to access this forum, before I just have to search 'the chess games of...(name of player). Anyway, in trying to find alternative links eh chanced upon this previous article back in 2013. Since then, for the 6 ...
Jan-29-15 Yifan Hou vs M Al Sayed, 2015
PawnSac: <suenteus po 147: 35...Kg7 is just a desperation move near the time control. The fact that resignation occurred before White's move indicates to me that Black saw immediately it was dead lost.> 36.Be4+ ends it.
Jan-29-15 Prasanna Vasanthan Vishnu
Penguincw: Congrats to Prasanna V Vishnu for his start at the 2015 Tradewise Gibraltar tournament. Rated 2463, he managed to beat Sutovsky and then drew Naroditsky, both rated over 150 rating points above him. As a result, he's already gained 10.2
Jan-29-15 Gudmundur Kjartansson
Penguincw: Another round has passed, and Kjartansson (my apologizes for the spelling mistake in the above post) remains a perfect 3/3. He is not only the lowest rated player to still have a perfect score, but the only IM. While he managed to beat ...
Jan-29-15 Yifan Hou
Penguincw: Well, it's extended for at least one more day, as she's up to 2678.1. She has white against Babu M R Lalith tomorrow (rated 2537). A win or draw is sufficient to keep the streak going.
Jan-29-15 Tata Steel (2015)
patzer2: <Sally Simpson> Thanks for the teaching tips!
Jan-29-15 Alexander Grischuk
plang: He is playing in the Batumi Grand Prix tournament starting in mid February
Jan-29-15 Furman vs Dus Chotimirsky, 1949
jerseybob: 16.Nf5 might be pawn snatch too far, but even after a safer move, say 16.Be2, I like black's game.
Jan-29-15 Kibitzer's Café
Schwartz:'s one more song. The Rose Captain - Sea Wolf
Jan-29-15 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014
RookFile: Depends on how you look at it. Maybe losing has freed Anand. He had his time as champ; he lost - now he's free to enjoy life. As they say, they can't take the title of "ex-champ" away from you.
Jan-29-15 E Korchmar vs A Poliak, 1931
Shams: <tpstar> Thanks. Maybe I'll submit a couple more games for that collection.
Jan-29-15 Anatoly Karpov
Catfriend: <Caissanist> Perhaps Capablanca - Alekhine?
Jan-29-15 Magnus Carlsen
pinoy king: So world champion 2016.
Jan-29-15 S Lejlic vs L Bohman, 2015
kingfu: Is 4...Be6 better against the Monte Carlo?
Jan-29-15 Harikrishna vs A Giri, 2014
TangoJoseph: I think Re2 draws , The King cannot penetrate and rook exchange looks like draw ? imho
Jan-29-15 Viktor Korchnoi
Tomlinsky: <December 2013, Switzerland, the small town of Wohlen not far from Zurich, 13:02 local time. In the canteen of the local old people’s clinic twenty or so patients are wearily watching us – a group of three people arrived from Moscow.
Jan-29-15 Harikrishna vs A Giri, 2013
TangoJoseph: A rook trapped on middle of the board with only Kings and pawns, ! Nice endgame for white
Jan-29-15 V Prosviriakov vs Wei Yi, 2015
Conrad93: Either way, Wei Yi is doing pretty well. #44 and with a 2701.7 live rating.
Jan-29-15 Wei Yi
Conrad93: He's 2701.7 on the Live Rating list. Gongrats Wei! Welcome to the elite.
Jan-29-15 Harikrishna vs A Giri, 2014
TangoJoseph: 16,,,,Be6 17. Ne3 Bd7 18 Nd5 Be6 19. Ne3 Bd7 20... is almost draw by repetition :) good thing Harikrishna choose to deviate :)
Jan-29-15 Biographer Bistro
crawfb5: <zanzibar: <crawfb5:> writes <<z> All the world championship matches predate the voting process because they were already established as pages by CG prior to development of the current system. The ongoing process of ...
Jan-29-15 Lautier vs Bologan, 1992
Conrad93: <Qd7?? Jesus> To be fair, black was already lost at that point.
Jan-29-15 Conquest vs R Edouard, 2008
Albion 1959: I saw this game live and was watching when Conquest actually played 19.Bxh6. The sacrifice gave Conquest a raging attack that just fell short against good defence. I enjoyed this game, well played by both sides. It also something of a
Jan-29-15 Ju Wenjun vs Wei Yi, 2012
sagahelten: Wei Yi played for a draw here. Tomorrow with the white pieces and +2700 live rating, he wont!
Jan-29-15 Gelfand vs Ivanchuk, 2000
fisayo123: Hard to imagine Chucky won the endgame in question vs a player like Gelfand.
Jan-29-15 Simon Kim Williams
Tomlinsky: Simon Williams Fun Fact: Simon's oldest brother, Tony, once held Anatoly Karpov to a draw in a simul.
Jan-29-15 Vassily Ivanchuk
fisayo123: Fascinating article on Ivanchuk from chess24.
Jan-29-15 Louis F Stumpers
john barleycorn: <al wazir> Just picked up my old books. Davenport gives the proof due to Gauss. (Actually, neither Wilson nor Waring had a proof) For p>3. Just pair each number 1,2,...,p-1 with its reciprocal. Except 1 or p-1 each ...
Jan-29-15 R O'Kelly vs S Mariotti, 1970
jerseybob: A game Tal could've played in his heyday, with rampaging knights and lots of good black-square action. White could certainly have played better, but the Benoni can sometimes freeze its victims with terror.
Jan-29-15 Anish Giri
delftfan: Congratulations Anish Giri for good performance and all the best for upcoming events. New article from Giri:
Jan-29-15 Ju Wenjun vs R Rapport, 2015
Capoue: To feel the margin: In the blue corner, Leko is the dullest grandmaster at contrary of him in the red corner, Rapport is the craziest in the elite. Two totally antagonistic people by a small country and the others between the two, ...
Jan-29-15 B Khotenashvili vs Wei Yi, 2015
Doniez: And the kid is now over 2700. Kudos to this young Chinese who is accelerating to the top.
Jan-29-15 Steinitz vs Rock, 1863
RookFile: Black plays to open lines while behind in development with an uncastled king. I wonder what's going to happen?
Jan-29-15 Novopashin vs Tal, 1962
Check It Out: Tal said, <After 42.Qxe2 Bh6 white could sacrifice the exchange: 43.Kh2 Rd7 44.Rxe3 Bxe3 45.Qxe3 Re7 Qf2, but now black can win in many different ways.> [DIAGRAM] Sure, but I'm convinced I could bungle that ending as black.
Jan-29-15 A Kogan vs McShane, 2010
belgradegambit: Reminiscent of the famous "Connect Four"game A Timofeev vs D Khismatullin, 2009 .
Jan-29-15 Fischer vs Stein, 1967
FM William Schill: I love the geometry of this game after 21 moves!
Jan-29-15 G Oparin vs Y Yu, 2015
fisayo123: Yu was cruising till he missed the tactical shot <31.Nd5!>, the point being the bishop on e7 is unprotected after the forced Knight capture. Unlike him to miss such tricks.
Jan-29-15 Nigel Short
Dionysius1: Daily Telegraph chess column today says GM Nigel Short had to back out of the Gibraltar tournament due to ill health. I hope it's nothing too serious and that he's soon on the mend.
Jan-29-15 W So vs I Saric, 2015
keypusher: <thegoodanarchist: <piltdown man: Take that, you pampered goldfish!> How does one pamper a goldfish? No one can give a good answer....> Does no one read the classics?
Jan-29-15 S Boring
perfidious: <Tabanus: This could be him: Possibly, but I rather doubt it--Shaked could already play a little in 1991.
Jan-29-15 Anderssen vs S Rosenthal, 1870
poorthylacine: Recognize the error of the move 28 by playing 29.Rd1 was still better, even with a tempo lost.
Jan-29-15 Steinitz vs Blackburne, 1870
poorthylacine: "I am here to learn": Blackburne was younger than Steinitz, but the last changed completely his way of playing after this tournament, and we see like a "new" Steinitz when we consider his games from 1873!! In the Vienna tournament ...
Jan-29-15 Kashdan vs Menchik, 1932
jerseybob: Losing move: 6..c5? Kashdan spots it with 7.Nb5! and stays out of the Vera Menchik Club.
Jan-29-15 Artur Kogan
alfiepa: The game Kogan - McSHane is commented By Arthur in the blog There are also photos of GM Kogan Arthur Kogan Is the Coach of the National chess Team of Italia
Jan-29-15 Karpov vs Topalov, 1994
Eduardo Bermudez: Jeff Sonas calculeted wrongly Karpov his rating score in 1994 in Linares.Sonas gives 2899 rating to Karpov for his 11/13 84,61% score.The real Karpov rating score is 3017.Karpov scored 11/13 84,61% and his opponents ratings were ...
Jan-29-15 J Wiedersich vs A Muzychuk, 2015
fokers13: score is wrong,moves don't make sense.
Jan-29-15 Korchnoi vs Tolush, 1952
NeverAgain: Instead, Korchnoi let this golden opportunity slip away with 32.♘e7+ and then threw away all his advantage with the next move. He could have kept Black under pressure with 33.♖d7 ♖f8 (forced, to avoid a disaster on ...
Jan-29-15 Das Debashis
Gouki: drew with topalov. congratulations to you
Jan-29-15 A Tate vs R Rapport, 2015
Octavia: R R said Alan overlooked a forced draw @ the end of the opening.
Jan-29-15 Normunds Miezis
mrandersson: Having gone over quite a few of his game i must say i really like his style of play and ideas he has. The c4 e4 idea is one i have used a few times but his ideas give me ideas as well.
Jan-29-15 Grenke
chancho: GRENKE Chess Classic is coming in about four days and no tournament page? Tsk tsk...
Jan-29-15 Jacobo Bolbochan vs Stahlberg, 1948
TheaN: Stumbled upon this interesting deviation of the OotD: in the Qa5 variation of the Lilienthal variation white plays 14.Bg2, where 14.b3!? is probably more solid to keep the bishop on the a6-f1 diagonal. From 14....c3 15.b3 onwards the game ...
Jan-29-15 B Wall vs S Goodridge, 1973
Cheapo by the Dozen: Was White correct to take the draw? He was a pawn down, but would have won it back shortly, probably after Rb7 c5 dc bc Ra7
Jan-29-15 Z Solmanis vs Tal, 1953
Xeroxx: Solmanis Temple.
Jan-29-15 Jeremy Lim
HeMateMe: roundball trivia: What do Kevin Garnett and Bill Willoughby have in common? (no googling).
Jan-29-15 N Miezis vs J Norri, 2012
mrandersson: Nice game this. Do like Normunds Miezis style and his use of the english opening.
Jan-29-15 V Rodriguez vs B Lalith, 2015
Gregor Samsa Mendel: Black gets stomped by a much lower-rated player in this miniature.
Jan-29-15 J Henrichsen vs N Zhukova, 2015
offramp: Game #1 from the giblet tournament. The end is quite funny. Worth a mountain of chitterlings.
Jan-29-15 Kasparov vs Karpov, 1985
offramp: Thanks Crafty. Was I on a waiting list?
Jan-29-15 Rustam Kasimdzhanov
Conrad93: It irks me when people refer to this guy as World Champion. FIDE's knockout tournament was a pathetic joke.
Jan-29-15 Carlsen vs Yifan Hou, 2015
Conrad93: <This man is just beastly. No mercy.> A 2800+ beating a 2600+ isn't beastly, just predictable.
Jan-29-15 Arman Mikaelyan
BIDMONFA: Arman Mikaelyan MIKAELYAN, Arman _
Jan-29-15 S Khademalsharieh vs A Gravett, 2015
ossipossi: <26...Rfc8> and Black keeps kicking.
Jan-29-15 Paulsen vs Winawer, 1870
poorthylacine: Facing one of the best players, the still young Winawer, after his exploits of the Paris tournament in 1867, tries to rush quickly at move 14, but the position of Paulsen is solid and soon Winawer has to play accurate moves in order
Jan-29-15 A Das vs Yifan Hou, 2015
HeMateMe: Mr. D showed pretty good D, holding out for 67 moves against world champion Hou.
Jan-29-15 Clinton Parmelee
Mr. President: Give that man a cigar!
Jan-29-15 Capablanca vs I S Turover, 1931
Eggman: <<It is incredible to see a player who was strong enough to meet Alekhine and Capa (and even to beat Marshall!) blundering in such a canonical position.>> Early days. It's not the only time that Capablanca won a rook and pawn ...
Jan-29-15 M Kandic vs Tarjan, 2015
Granny O Doul: When he quit, it seemed Tarjan might soon overtake Browne and Byrne. Guess we'll soon see if he's still able.
Jan-29-15 W Shipman vs Dzindzichashvili, 1993
Granny O Doul: Good to see Walter is apparently ok.
Jan-29-15 M Borriss vs C Bauer, 2006
FSR: Correction slip submitted.
Jan-29-15 R Jackson vs P Wilson, 1992
FSR: Correction slip submitted.
Jan-29-15 Razvan-Gabriel Iagar
BIDMONFA: Razvan-Gabriel Iagar IAGAR, Razvan Gabriel _
Jan-29-15 G Marco vs J W Baird, 1894
zanzibar: What's interesting about this illegal PGN (2...nc6 vs 2...Nc6) is that both <SCID> and <CG> choke. Not ChessbaseLight though!
Jan-29-15 T Palmer vs R Surbeg, 2006
tpstar: tpstar-zorker (FICS 1/28/15): 10. Qd3 [last book move] g6 11. 0-0-0 0-0 12. h4 Qd6 [12 ... Bg7!? 13. Qc3 Qd6 ] 13. h5 c5? [13 ... Qf4+ 14. Kb1 Bg7 15. hxg6 hxg6
Jan-29-15 Korchnoi vs Ivanchuk, 2000
zanzibar: Korchnoi could have steered the game into safer waters with: [DIAGRAM] 17.fxe6 Rxd5 18.Qc4 Qxe6 19.O-O then if 19...Rg8 20.g3 Bg7 21.Rad1 and he has some time to defuse the intersecting attack of R+B. But immediately castling only serves
Jan-29-15 Tkachiev vs M S Katz, 2004
baalzebul: 4Nxe5. I mean, why not? Also, 5Nxe5, followed by d4!
Jan-29-15 A Giri vs W So, 2015
patzer2: Out of the opening and into the middle game some missed opportunities and improvements from GM Gustafsson's analysis are: 27. Qh5! when play might go f5 28. Qf3 h6 29. Rc6 Qd7 ...
Jan-29-15 HIARCS (Computer)
waustad: When upgradingto the latestversion of Os X it nuked my old free HIARCS. Looking at their website I wonder if it is worth it to go for the deep version. I'm probably not strong enough to need all of the extra features, but the tablebase ...
Jan-29-15 P V Vishnu vs Sutovsky, 2015
Gilmoy: Actually, it's to open the c1-h6 diagonal for mate, e.g. 33..exf5 34.Be5+ Kh6 35.Bf4#. White already owned f5, so it was not necessary to force Black to self-block it. <20..e6 21.Nde7+> recalls the always-delightful Stanishevsky vs ...
Jan-29-15 H Rossetto vs S Schweber, 1970
zanzibar: The critical position is here: [DIAGRAM] (White to move) 29.Qb4 practically begs for Black to invade the 2nd rank, and the knight defense allows a nice abstract skewer of the rook against the f4 square with 30...Qc1. It looks like just
Jan-29-15 R Svane vs Jakovenko, 2015
Gilmoy: Forked at c1 or e5. And Black had to see that before <29..Rf4>!

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