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Mar-28-15 Kenneth Rogoff
Jim Bartle: <kp> Nobody on this page has explained what this law does.
Mar-28-15 Ganguly vs M Kazhgaleyev, 2005
asianwarrior: Did Garguly doubt his highly rated opponents knowledge of the K vs. K+B+N endgame that he did not resign as early as the 102nd move?
Mar-28-15 Jeremy Lim
Jim Bartle: <Notre Dame played a fantastic first half but they are only tied. Can they keep it up?> Missed it by that much.
Mar-28-15 Kibitzer's Café
IraqSon: [DIAGRAM]
Mar-28-15 Odd Lie
Tiggler: <perfidious: Maybe instead they would be considered HASBEENUSETAWAS, same as an old master who blathers on about all sorts of rot on every page imaginable here.> Nah. Most of them are Neverwozzers.
Mar-28-15 Macieja vs Karpov, 2003
SimonWebbsTiger: "13...Bxe5 ; 13...Nd3!" - Karpov, in Informator 87/301.
Mar-28-15 Cochrane vs Saint Amant, 1842
garuffa: Mmmmmh... I can't write the line but 8.f4 is less incisive that at at first look. White can't castle and must pay a pawn or two.
Mar-28-15 Sinakov vs Karpov, 1971
thegoodanarchist: Honza you are so right - Karpov is like Botvinnik 2.0, if I may use an analogy from the computer age. Logical, positional play by Karpov. He establishes his Rook into Sinakov's position, and when forced into a trade he replaces ...
Mar-28-15 Keene vs Purdy, 1979
offramp: See game 94.
Mar-28-15 Marienbad (1925)
thegoodanarchist: Neither of the world's two heavyweights was there for this tournament. Those two would be Alekhine and Capablanca
Mar-28-15 Y Kuzubov vs A Brkic, 2015
patzer2: Thanks! 44...Ke6 makes sense.
Mar-28-15 Ivanchuk vs Oll, 1993
offramp: It ends in a repetition, so the first Bb6 should be Bd6.
Mar-28-15 Edmund Beronio
Jim Bartle: Why doesn't FIDE have a rated player named Beronio?
Mar-28-15 Wesley So
iking: <mini cooper s: <iking> Ano handle nung nag demolished sayo?> .. i can not remember sir <minicooper>. ...
Mar-28-15 A Haida vs Nimzowitsch, 1925
nhnsn: I was thinking in 58...a2 59.h8=Q a1=Q+ 60.K moves Qxh8.
Mar-28-15 N Whitaker vs I Heitner, 1948
sachistu: The final move here was 23.Qd6 mate! See Hilbert's book about Whitaker p.398. Hilbert cites the tournament book by Spence p.31. I'll submit a correction slip.
Mar-28-15 Yifan Hou vs R Rapport, 2015
lionsden: wondering , why black didn't save his bishop on 33. ...Bf6 ( He could have saved his bishop ) Also, he missed 39. ....Nf4 pinning the white knight ?
Mar-28-15 Biographer Bistro
Pawn and Two: <Phony Benoni> Here is some information regarding the 1997 U.S. Open. Several issue of Chess Life in 1997 contained information regarding the U.S. Open to be played that year. The 1997 U.S. Open tournament dates - August 3-15, ...
Mar-28-15 A Muzychuk vs P Cramling, 2015
Penguincw: Muzychuk needed to win this game to continue the tiebreaks. She didn't get it, but she definitely tried, as this was an insane game. For example, look at the journey for the black knight: g8-e7-g6-f4-g2-e3, all within black's first 17 ...
Mar-28-15 E Formanek vs R Byrne, 1967
perfidious: <kbob: I knew a master from Madison, Wisconsin, who happened to get off to a great start in one of the U.S. Opens, including a win against Byrne. He said with some chagrin that the headline in the New York Times read " 'Unknown' ...
Mar-28-15 Jim Marfia
zanzibar: <Retire> yes, sadly true. (Or should that be gladly true, seeing how enjoyable playing over those games is?) Here's another example of Marfia's work as a translator, with his signature "The Marf" clearly on display: ...
Mar-28-15 Eugenio Torre
Nf3em: <PM77> no, not yet a retirement ... will still work there ;-)
Mar-28-15 Topalov vs Aronian, 2014
apexin: Thats just blitz games ... hardly gonna refute theory. This is Konstantinopolsky opening (after 3.g3) not considered especially dangerous for black. But its playable in blitz or bullet.
Mar-28-15 FIDE Women's World Chess Championship (2015)
dumbgai: By the way, those who are unfamiliar with the rules of Shogi should look them up. They look outrageous - there are more different types of pieces than chess, and other than the king they can all be promoted! You can also drop captured ...
Mar-28-15 Lasker vs Bird, 1890
shallowred: I like the positioning of the Bishop with 14.Bb1; it sits back (way back) and waits to contribute to the removal of Black's defenses with 21.BxN. I also like 24...f5! (Bird pinned the e5 pawn to the Queen on his 22nd move.) 32.h5! is a
Mar-28-15 C Land vs K Wasiluk, 2006
Landman: A rook and an enemy queen, both undefended, stare at each other for five half-moves (move 29).
Mar-28-15 I Khairullin vs Mamedyarov, 2015
1 2 3 4: <Steve.Patzer> ...Nxd7 Nc6 Rxe3 Qxe3
Mar-28-15 B Lichtenstein vs S Takacs, 1928
Paarhufer: I saw this game somewhere sparsely commented by Réti, and I was wondering about 25.. h5 with the idea to deflect White's queen from the protection of d4. Luckily, Spielmann in the WSZ (see above) gave the answer: Black is not losing ...
Mar-28-15 Ribli vs Spassky, 1985
SimonWebbsTiger: For what it's worth, Ribli annotated the game back in Informator 40/53. In the line 57...Qxe3, he analysed 59. e4 to a win for black and 58...Kg6 59.Kg2 Kf5 60.Kf2 Ke4 61.Ke2 f5 62.b4 as a win.
Mar-28-15 Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1938
tpstar: Another video on this game from Kevin and thechesswebsite: Good to review every five years or so. Great discussions on 16. Rae1, 21. Nf5 and 29 ... h6. <cool-headed> A telling observation from Botvinnik
Mar-28-15 Jorden van Foreest
BIDMONFA: Jorden van Foreest VAN FOREEST, Jorden _
Mar-28-15 George Hatfeild Gossip
whiteshark: They say Gossip traveled faster than warp speed...
Mar-28-15 Kasimdzhanov vs E Moradiabadi, 2014
offramp: 1...h5 is such a cool opening move!
Mar-28-15 P Cramling vs A Muzychuk, 2015
Mating Net: Getting a Rook and 2 Knights for the Queen was good. Giving White 2 connected passed pawns as a result, not so good.
Mar-28-15 John L Watson
James Demery: Anybody know why Jacob Aagard writes so negatively about Watson in his books? What is the source of his animosity?
Mar-28-15 Aeroflot Open (2015)
MagnusVerMagnus: thank you Waustad
Mar-28-15 Anna Zatonskih
waustad: There was a comment earlier by <HeMateMe> that Anna Z played for Russia in a team event. According to olimpbase, she has played for Ukraine and the USA in international team championships. Playing for a Russian or other club team ...
Mar-28-15 Steve Shutt
perfidious: Put up some nice numbers for a left winger, even if he wore the dreaded bleu, blanc et rouge of Les Habitants.
Mar-28-15 Koneru vs M Muzychuk, 2015
goodevans: Yes, indeed. Thanks.
Mar-28-15 Sarapu - Purdy Match, Australasian Championship (1952)
offramp: <asianwarrior: Why was it called an Australiasian champiomdhip when neither of them have asian root?> Yeah! And only only of them is Australian!
Mar-28-15 Fischer - Taimanov Candidates Quarterfinal (1971)
AylerKupp: And let's not forget HOW Fischer snuck into the Interzonal which he didn't qualify for as a result of not playing in the qualifying event, the 1969 US Championship. It was only through the good graces of Paul Benko and the other 1969 US
Mar-28-15 Kavalek vs Uhlmann, 1976
Howard: Not sure what you mean by the "time on one's dance card" remark, concerning Kavalek. For the record, Kavalek and I have the same birthday---August 9.
Mar-28-15 Alexander Alekhine
wwall: From New York Times, Aug 10, 1921 Woman Communist Abandons the Reds Zurich, Switzerland, Aug 9 – Fraulein Anneliese Ruegg, the well-known Swiss communist, who formerly preached the doctrines of Lenin and Troitsky to crowded audiences in ...
Mar-28-15 Zhao Xue vs N Pogonina, 2015
scormus: <the.raven> I'll second that! :) Seeing how Natalia like the Benko so much, Zhao might have been better to avoid playing 1 d4 a second time
Mar-28-15 Anatoly Lein
eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to GM Lein!
Mar-28-15 Gelfand vs Karpov, 1995
carpovius: !!! thnx <Olavi>
Mar-28-15 Koneru vs M Muzychuk, 2015
wordfunph: <Women's World Championship 2015 Round 5 Winner: Muzychuk Mariya - Harika : Muzychuk Mariya [info] 750 LIVE BET 5:4 2.23 1,672 Mar-31-15> :(
Mar-28-15 Doll
zanzibar: Here's the view from the front:
Mar-28-15 D Lucky vs Browne, 1995
technical draw: Cool game.
Mar-28-15 Harallamb Boshku
wordfunph: bosh!
Mar-28-15 Korchnoi vs A Ornstein, 1972
wordfunph: 2640 vs unrated 1/2
Mar-28-15 Magnus Carlsen
Everett: <Mar-13-15 pinoy king: Carlsen has an ugly scrunched up face. I think we can all agree that Wesley So is objectively the more attractive man.> I've heard Wesley also resembles a hairless boy. Perhaps some prefer that sort of ...
Mar-28-15 Spassky vs Fischer, 1966
Howard: So, once the queens came off, was it a win for Spassky ?! Still don't have a computer of my own yet....
Mar-28-15 Duras vs Spielmann, 1906
A.T PhoneHome: 44.Rxh6 is glooming unless some subtle nuance is totally escaping me. After Duras got his Rooks to seventh rank, the game was all but over. For some reason the seventh rank bind always reminds me of Fischer-Petrosian (1971), game 7.
Mar-28-15 Spassky vs Fischer, 1972
Howard: According to Mueller's book, 36.Kg4 would only have drawn, and the losing move did indeed come a bit later.
Mar-28-15 Dzindzichashvili vs Kavalek, 1978
Howard: Kavalek just analyzed the ending for this game in Chessbase the other day. He should have lost this game, but he was very fortunate to ekk out a draw.
Mar-28-15 A Ornstein vs K Darga, 1972
wordfunph: unrated vs 2540 1-0
Mar-28-15 Y Simbolon vs N Mitkov, 2008
wordfunph: unrated vs 2556 1-0
Mar-28-15 Spielmann vs Duras, 1904
A.T PhoneHome: I like how Duras has both queenside and kingside majority, exchanges pieces down to one Rook each then finally advances his c-pawn with the help of his King to end the game quickly. It always seems so simple but it really isn't!
Mar-28-15 David Lucky
zanzibar: Oh, one more. Is his middle name "Neal"?
Mar-28-15 Radolfo Tan Cardoso
wordfunph: short workout.. [Event "12th olm final C"] [Site "Moscow URS"] [Date "1956.09.22"] [Round "9"] [White "Cardoso, Radolfo Tan PHI"] [Black "Philippe, Georges LUX"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B01"] [EventDate ...
Mar-28-15 Duras vs Spielmann, 1907
A.T PhoneHome: In the ending: 26...Rxd8 27.Bxc5, following ...Bxb6 or ...Bxb4. And if King takes, 26...Kxd8 then 27.Nb7+ forking Black King and Queen. Great one by Mr. Duras!
Mar-28-15 Duras vs E Cohn, 1911
A.T PhoneHome: Pretty! Cohn has to reply 48...Kf5 or 48...Kh5 after which Duras wins Queen. 48...Kf5 49.Qd7+ or 48...Kh5 49.Qh7+. Beautiful indeed!
Mar-28-15 Paulo Bersamina
wordfunph: <gmlet> andirito lang kami, get well!
Mar-28-15 Arianne Caoili
asianwarrior: Is she the one in the picture?
Mar-28-15 Igor Vasilievich Ivanov
zanzibar: Oh, here's a link to the obituary: < Chess grandmaster of Utah dead at 58 By Jay Talbot The Salt Lake Tribune Published November 20, 2005 12:09 am >
Mar-28-15 D Harika vs M Arabidze, 2015
Penguincw: Like mentioned before on this site, Harika is stellar in RP vs. R endings in this tournament. She is +2,-0,=0 when she's the superior side, and +0,-0,=1 being the inferior side (or something like that).
Mar-28-15 S Shutt vs E Schiller, 1996
zanzibar: What the heck is the deal with the notation?!? <15...Re2!!#>
Mar-28-15 J van den Bosch vs S Landau, 1934
Compound Error: New Kasparov: why not 8..Qxc3+? Black grabs a pawn, but is immediately repelled with ♗d4 - losing development tempi for only a pawn.
Mar-28-15 Potkin vs M A Tabatabaei, 2015
whiteshark: <18. Rxf7 !!> What a shot! <18... Kxf7 19. Qh7> Not even a check, but decisive. Black has no good way of meeting the threat of Rf1+. <19... Ke6 20. Nf5!> Putting in more pressure! Black is up a full rook but with his ...
Mar-28-15 Mamedyarov vs B Savchenko, 2015
whiteshark: <18. Bg6!> Very precise, the bishop is taboo and the pressure keeps mounting. <18... gxf4> 18... fxg6 19. Nxg6+ Kg7 20. Nxf8 Kxf8 21. Qg6! <19. Qe2!!> Black has no resources on the kingside to beat back the attack. ...
Mar-28-15 Robert James Fischer
MissScarlett: The Targs may not have had ESP, but they possessed an inordinate amount of chutzpah to go after Fischer's estate.
Mar-28-15 Taimanov vs K Klaman, 1947
SpaceRunner: Looks like mutual time-trouble and black loosing on time!!
Mar-28-15 Caruana vs Aronian, 2014
CHESSTTCAMPS: Not bad, but I failed to analyze 54... Bf3. Way too slow on the analysis, though.
Mar-28-15 Friedrich Koehnlein
MissScarlett: <The loss of c.60,000 British casualties on 1 July, was not repeated and in the fighting from 2-13 July. The British lost another c.25,000 men, a change in the rate of loss from c.60,000 - 2,083 per day; German casualties from ...
Mar-28-15 Khalifman vs Leitao, 2000
Nerwal: Leitao's 42... ♔a3 looks wrong and probably is (42.... ♔b5 is principled). Meanwhile Khalifman skillfully avoids variations like 47. ♔f5 ♖h3 48. ♔e6 ♖xf3 49. ♖g8 ♖h3 50. ♖g3+ ♖xg3
Mar-28-15 Schlechter vs J Perlis, 1911
MissScarlett: Another GM who didn't know his classics: Ehlvest vs Illescas Cordoba, 1991
Mar-28-15 J Curdo vs J Schroer, 1996
zanzibar: [DIAGRAM] What move would you make as White? Curdo must love complications, he played 14.Nd5, hoping for 14...exd5 which leads to a very complicated tactical battle where White regains the sacrifice after 10 moves or so, coming out ...
Mar-28-15 Terentiev vs J Gallagher, 1990
MissScarlett: Richard Forster in his ChessCafe piece, <Jewels from Carlsbad 1911>: <To my dismay, Gallagher did not know at the time that Schlechter had anticipated the whole combination almost eighty years before. He had to (and did!) ...
Mar-28-15 Schlechter vs J Perlis, 1911
MissScarlett: <The order of moves in actual game Schlechter-Perlis doesn't include 3...Nf6 4.e3.> Still uncorrected here. The difference is material, because per the actual moves 5...cxd5 6.Qxd5, and 6...cxd5 7.Nc3 e6 8.Nb5.
Mar-28-15 M Yilmaz vs Sasikiran, 2015
alfamikewhiskey: A very fascinating game. Trench warfare.
Mar-28-15 Nenarokov vs A Selezniev, 1925
Chessical: Selezniev equalises out of a Four Knights/Spanish Berlin opening. Nenarokov's <19.f5> is Lasker-like but too sharp. It leaves the <e4> pawn backward and his Q on the same diagonal as his opponent's bishop; <19.Qg3> was
Mar-28-15 Burn vs Alapin, 1898
offramp: Alapin, perhaps half asleep, played 15...Nf5 [DIAGRAM] But that left his queen unprotected. Burn leapt in with 16.Ne5 and Nxf7 and Bxf7+, followed by Qh5+ and Qxh7 - and things looked bad for poor Alapin after 25.Rfe1 [DIAGRAM] ...
Mar-28-15 Marshall vs Von Scheve, 1904
morfishine: That Marshall always has something up his Schleeve *****
Mar-28-15 Khalifman vs K Kuderinov, 2015
siggemannen: Black pieces are really well placed for upcoming battle in the final position
Mar-28-15 D Fleetwood vs F Rhine, 1997
offramp: <FSR: The gametype should be "CORRESPONDENCE." Correction slip submitted.> ...."by post".
Mar-28-15 M C Lopez vs Browne, 1972
FSR: An extremely forgettable tournament for Browne. This was his fifth loss in a row.
Mar-28-15 Mariya Muzychuk
MagnusVerMagnus: I would like to take a blindfold and cigarette myself....really think she is very sweet though, always root for her.
Mar-28-15 Vladimir Kramnik
MagnusVerMagnus: lol, duck, roll, and cover baby
Mar-28-15 A Ivanov vs F Rhine, 1998
FSR: I believe this game was played at the Chicago Open. It definitely was not played at the World Open. Correction slip submitted.
Mar-28-15 F Rhine vs R Lifson, 1997
FSR: The gametype should be "CORRESPONDENCE." Correction slip submitted.
Mar-28-15 F Rhine vs D Burris, 1997
FSR: The gametype should be "CORRESPONDENCE." Correction slip submitted.
Mar-28-15 G Barcza vs O Troianescu, 1948
ToTheDeath: Great attack.

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