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Aug-30-14 Biographer Bistro
zanzibar: What a mess this is. I should just throw in the towel. So... working on <Tromso olm>, I switched from the Open to the Women's section. I have a giant data structure filled by the FIDE player list. Turns out several of the women ...
Aug-30-14 Caruana vs Aronian, 2014
Bobsterman3000: Can some explain 17. Reb1 to a patzer like myself? What is the rationale behind it and what does it accomplish?
Aug-30-14 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2014
515: Great game by Caruana. No fear. And you've got to hand it to Carlsen, with respect to his honesty. 20...Nd3!! is fantastic. How many guys would say, "Oh I saw it but underestimated yadda, yadda, yadda." Carlsen admitted he never saw it ...
Aug-30-14 Wesley So
dunkenchess: <gokusano> Ipakita ang RA 9064. Kung wala eh hearsay. Meron man ang tanong: nakakabuti ba ito ke Wesley?
Aug-30-14 Hikaru Nakamura
Jambow: Transporting people across an island roughly the size of California with one of the larger population densities is a far different task than across the continent of North America which has much lower population density and an older ...
Aug-30-14 Kenneth Rogoff
johnlspouge: < <Jim Bartle> wrote: <Thank goodness <we> have Wikipedia.> Or in this case, thank God we have elementary school. > Never let it be said that it's too late to teach a Canadian school boy ;>}
Aug-30-14 Magnus Carlsen
Joshka: <devere> Think that Putin/Kirsan have lost all hope that Carlsen will play in Sochi. With Putin invading a sovereign country Ukraine today, Norway and Carlsen should halt any plans to play this match in Russia. NYET to PUTIN/NYET to ...
Aug-30-14 Nakamura vs Caruana, 2014
Mating Net: Nakamura is way over due for a signature win. Stopping the Caruana juggernaut may well qualify as one.
Aug-30-14 Fabiano Caruana
estrick: "Mr. Perfect" is playing like a machine, a juggernaut!
Aug-30-14 Sinquefield Cup (2014)
SirRuthless: I think Anand has been working with Caruana in developing the white side of his Berlin wall in exchange for unused prep which Caruana is now unleashing upon the chess elite.
Aug-30-14 The World vs Naiditsch, 2014
Aug-30-14 Paulo Bersamina
Iskubadayb: Wordz, wag mo na banggitin... nakakahiya naman. Plus 2 ha HIHI. :) :)
Aug-30-14 Carlsen vs Topalov, 2012
zborris8: A Carlsen Gem, mentioned during the SinqCup 2014, R4.
Aug-30-14 Kasparov vs Short, 2011
toreohm: Yes, I take that too.
Aug-30-14 Carlsen vs Topalov, 2014
bobthebob: It seems that Carlsen is more willing to take draws with white now. He isn't pursuing the alligator strategy as much either because the opponents have caught on and aren't pushing or because he just doesn't want to reveal more prep to ...
Aug-30-14 Botvinnik vs M Aaron, 1961
RookFile: Aaron wasn't in Botvinnik's league, of course.
Aug-30-14 Botvinnik vs Gligoric, 1961
RookFile: Botvinnik presses hard in this game, but Gligoric hangs on and gets the draw.
Aug-30-14 J Littlewood vs Botvinnik, 1961
RookFile: As others have said, Botvinnik showed nerves of steel in this game. It requires supreme confidence in your defensive abilities to play this way.
Aug-30-14 Botvinnik vs Wade, 1961
RookFile: Not what you would expect. White has the kingside pawn majority yet with 15. Nf5 he allows white's f pawns to be doubled too. Obviously Botvinnik knew what he was doing.
Aug-30-14 Botvinnik vs Bisguier, 1962
perfidious: If one were to cover Bisguier's face in that photo, the stocky, hunched figure would be familiar anywhere: same person I first met a dozen years later in Vermont, then in several tournament encounters a decade and more afterwards.
Aug-30-14 R G Smellie
ljfyffe: Not that I can find, but I'll keep an eye-out for the answer to your question.
Aug-30-14 N Delgado Ramirez vs R Navarro Segura, 2004
bright1: White to play and win on move 29
Aug-30-14 Tarrasch vs Schlechter, 1911
Dr. Siggy: According to Dr. Tarrasch, after 44. ... Rxg3, "White's King comes up to the Queen's Bishop pawn via e4 and conducts it on to queen." I may be wrong but, after 44. ...
Aug-30-14 Kibitzer's Café
Mating Net: Florida is the only state where the more south ya go, the more north ya get.
Aug-30-14 FIDE Women's Grand Prix Sharjah (2014)
HeMateMe: Maybe Hou was always in control. Sometimes the Bishop is as strong as the Rook.
Aug-30-14 Short vs D Houston, 1981
Xeroxx: Houston, we have a puzzle.
Aug-30-14 Stockfish Nakamura Match (2014)
nimh: I'm well aware of Regan's work. There's no doubt that he has high reputation in computer science and his papers on engine analysis of human games are detailed and scientifically well-formatted. But what I don't approve is the manner he has ...
Aug-30-14 Karpov vs G Cabrera, 1977
Xeroxx: Wow, total domination by Karpov.
Aug-30-14 Alekhine vs W Winter, 1932
Retireborn: <MJCB> 1. It's not Retire born, it is Reti Reborn. Yes, I regret that name, which I chose when I happened to be studying a book of Reti's games :-) 2. The white rook *is* at b1: after 16.Bf4 Bd6 17.Bxd6 Black should not play ...
Aug-30-14 Mario Schachinger
perfidious: Herr Schachinger could have a go with Richard Chess or his brother, Mike.
Aug-30-14 Dorfman vs S Maze, 2014
ljfyffe: I.e. "rain" and "reign"; and: female royal and female feline.
Aug-30-14 H Witt vs R Gamble, 2014
Xeroxx: Black didn't gamble enough.
Aug-30-14 Ben de Cat
ljfyffe: <til he finds his mouse> Not bad, not bad at all. <I taught my cat how to play poker, but every time he got a good hand, the ...
Aug-30-14 Pal Rethy
Xeroxx: Why is the game Honfi-Rethy (1950) not in the database?
Aug-30-14 Flohr vs Grob, 1933
adamico: <Francio> <Offramp> Also, this GOTD pun relates to the Flohr variation of the Ruy Lopez: Kasparov vs Karpov, 1986
Aug-30-14 H Lohmann vs Teschner, 1950
Xeroxx: Awesome.
Aug-30-14 Prins vs Tartakower, 1946
Xeroxx: Rxh4+ nice shot.
Aug-30-14 G A Thomas vs Tartakower, 1945
Xeroxx: Trade Town.
Aug-30-14 Prokes vs Tartakower, 1929
Xeroxx: cool rook maneuver.
Aug-30-14 Anand vs Carlsen, 2013
coldsweat: I felt that as early as 7...Re1, Magnus wrested the initiative away from his passive adversary. I loved his 10...Be6, and was interested to learn that he took 20 minutes on it, which suggests it may have been an over-board decision. His
Aug-30-14 Isaac Ryall
ljfyffe: <Isaac Ryall(Ontario)-C. Moble(New York) Hamilton Club Correspondence, 1880: 1e4 e5 2Nf3 Nc6 3Bb5 a6 4Ba4 b5 5Bb3 Bb7 6d3 g6 7Bd5 Bg7 8b4 Nge7 9c4 Nxd5 10cxd5 Ne7 11Bb2 d6 12d4 exd4 13Bxd4 Bxd4 14Qxd4 0-0 15Ng5 Nxd5 16Nf3 Nf6 17Nc3 ...
Aug-30-14 I Ryall vs H Helms, 1894
ljfyffe: That should be Isaac Ryall in above game.
Aug-30-14 Yifan Hou vs T Kosintseva, 2014
HeMateMe: very nice to see the exchange sac, to get a better endgame. Inspiring work.
Aug-30-14 Frank James Marshall
ljfyffe: Spelling error:that should be Marshal Dillon.
Aug-30-14 M Dziuba vs A Ipatov, 2009
belgradegambit: One of the easiest Saturday puzzles in a while. Ideas are pretty straightforward.
Aug-30-14 V Erdos vs Mamedyarov, 2012
Whitehat1963: Thanks, <perfidious>. I could see some potential replies, but it probably wouldn't have dissuaded me over the board. Yet another example of why I don't have a collection of GM games under my profile!
Aug-30-14 Polugaevsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1958
Whitehat1963: My lack of visual memory makes me an abysmal chessplayer, but it's great for rediscovering amazing games like this one!
Aug-30-14 Igor Rotov
Stonehenge: Interview:
Aug-30-14 Veronika Exler
waustad: She played a quick draw as white against the tournament leader Barbara Teuschler, but hung around to watch the other games for a few hours. I wondered about that some until I looked at the weather report for Feistritz, where is it chilly ...
Aug-30-14 Yang Shen
waustad: With 5.5/8 after her win today against Lela Javakhishvili, Shen Yang is one win away from her covetted GM norm. If my calculations are right, 6.5 points should do it (somebody posting on chessbomb used a different method and came up with ...
Aug-30-14 R Byrne vs Fischer, 1963
Mating Net: I agree <SpiritedReposte> the other game isn't even in the same league as this gem.
Aug-30-14 Shah Sagar
ketchuplover: Kudos on your recent tourney victory!
Aug-30-14 Moewig vs Rubinstein, 1905
residentlegal: The wig comes off and he accepts the truth with 40..Rb3. Moewig is submited by Rubinstein with a rear naked choke.
Aug-30-14 Eugenio Torre
pinoymaster77: Per the FIBA site, top performers sila Blatche sa points (28) and rrebounds (12) and the smallest, oldest Gilas player Jimmy Alapag with 6 assists. BTV analysts were marvelling at Jimmy's physical condition being quick and fit for a
Aug-30-14 Janusz Korwin Mikke
Christoforus Polacco: Janusz Korwin -Mikke is the founder and leader of the free-market party ''Congress of New Right''. Something like ''Tea Party'' :) He is good bridge player (ex polish team) and author books about this game (co-author with ...
Aug-30-14 I Saric vs Carlsen, 2014
Natalia Pogonina: GM Csaba Balogh (won the silver medal on Board 2 for Hungary) annotates this game:
Aug-30-14 Bled (1931)
Benzol: Surprisingly the bio of Akiba Rubinstein omits his involvement with this tournament. I wonder why?
Aug-30-14 Anna Ushenina
Penguincw: Happy Birthday to former Women's World Championship and GM Anna Ushenina.
Aug-30-14 Ju Wenjun vs E Danielian, 2014
Nerwal: <What's wrong with 52...Bxa5?> Nothing (53. Bxg5 Be1, at least
Aug-30-14 Alekhine Nouri
joeyj: https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd....
Aug-30-14 R G Smellie vs J A Boucher, 1916
ljfyffe: "Sophomoric"! Spelling error on my part, sorry.
Aug-30-14 French Championships (2014)
Moszkowski012273: At least he has a bio....
Aug-30-14 M Nielsen vs G Sargissian, 2009
Ke2: I love the BK gambit. Sargissian obviously wanted to avoid the home cooking but his approach may not be best. 9. C4! Is an important clamp. (White was ridiculously outmatched though)
Aug-30-14 Topalov vs Nakamura, 2014
goodevans: <mrbasso: <DavidD> Bxf2+ is very easy to see> Very easy to see that the B is immune to capture, that much agreed, but somewhat less easy to see that the complications that follow Kf1 work out in Black's favour. Both Black Ns
Aug-30-14 Spassky vs Fischer, 1972
morfishine: <coldsweat> With all due respect to Botvinnik, Game 13 is hardly qualified to be called the "highest creative achievement of Fischer" After all, Spassky blundered away a simple draw at the end *****
Aug-30-14 Topalov vs Shirov, 1997
Retireborn: <Penguincw> It was a rapid game, so not played all that well....Black could have won with 24...Rfd8, and 25...Nxf2 would still have given winning chances. 26.Bf6 turns the tables completely. Topalov is winning at the end, ...
Aug-30-14 Salwe vs P A Evtifeev, 1906
Chessical: [DIAGRAM] <23... Bxd4!> 24. Ne2 (<24. Rad1?!> Bc5 25. Rd2 Rg6 wins) <24... Bxf2> 25. Rxf2 Qh4 26. Kg1 Qxh3 27. Rg2 Qh1+ 28. Kf2 Qxa1; and wins.
Aug-30-14 Sax vs Smyslov, 1987
Retireborn: <Ke2> After 62...a2, 63.Ra8 is forced, then 63...Kb3 64.g6 Rxe4 (to clear the diagonal) 65.g7 Bc3 with check, 66.Kf5 Bxg7 (not 66...Ra4 because White queens with check) 67.Kxe4 a1Q 68.Rxa1 Bxa1 makes the draw clear.
Aug-30-14 Morphy vs Paulsen, 1857
Xeroxx: Paul Paulsen.
Aug-30-14 Akiba Rubinstein
Karpova: Regarding Akiva's participation in the 4th All-Russian Championship (1906) in St. Petersburg: <Für Spieler, die dem israelitischen Kultus angehören, wurde das Aufenthaltsrecht in St. Petersburg während der Dauer des Turniers vom ...
Aug-30-14 Pillsbury vs Burille, 1891
waustad: It seems strange that a 19 year old Pillsbury was being given odds by Burille.
Aug-30-14 Fischer vs Taimanov, 1971
1 2 3 4: <tarashi88> maybe... just maybe you forgot fischer had a pawn -.-
Aug-30-14 Caruana vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2014
pietah: Absentee: <pietah: But chess needs attractive games.> <Why? And attractive how?> There is no formula for a great game of chess. But the trade-offs of pieces and disabling dynamic factors in a chess game often leads to a ...
Aug-30-14 Bisguier vs A Danilovic, 2001
morfishine: Incredible oversight by White not seeing 20.Nxd5 cxd5 21.Bxd5 Kd7 followed by 22.Rad1! All I can see for Black is 22...Nd6 giving back the piece and eliminating 'check'; but this doesn't help much after 23.Bxa8 Rxa8 24.exd6 cxd6 (or ...
Aug-30-14 Ryosuke Nanjo
Aug-30-14 Domingo Ramos
asianwarrior: he might be an asian junior champion that goes with an im title. hope someone check it out.
Aug-30-14 Capablanca vs G A Thomas, 1919
panzerkampf: 28...Rc1?

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