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Oct-22-14 The World vs Naiditsch, 2014
Oct-22-14 Wesley So
pinoymaster77: Baka daw bumalik Tanduay sa expanding na PBA. Sasamahan nila SMB at Ginebra ulit pag nagkataon. May extension din to Korea, baka may masali ding soju sa hinaharap?
Oct-22-14 Beliavsky vs Vasiukov, 1979
Bubo bubo: The Nh5 is under attack and has only the poor retreat g3, therefore White must take immediate action with 34.Bxg5!, opening the g-file and threatening Bf6+. After 34...hxg5 35.Qxg5 Black must take care of his rook, but there is no ...
Oct-22-14 Kibitzer's Café
Travis Bickle: Here's a pretty good song form The Beatles 3rd songwriter. ; P Something - The Fab 4 (1080p)
Oct-22-14 Kenneth Rogoff
HeMateMe: Re: Blackwater--are there any Iraqi witnesses who say that there WAS one or more gunmen in the dense crowd firing at the Americans? I haven't really followed this. Saudi terror--the money and power in Saudi Arabi is pretty spread out. ...
Oct-22-14 Biographer Bistro
zanzibar: <Alien Math> I hate to say this, but I've tried reading your posts a couple of times and am a little confused. E.g. using "her" in the matter that you do is what's called an "unreferenced pronoun". It's not entirely clear what the ...
Oct-22-14 P Wells vs Shirov, 2006
Ke2: <If you guys really want something to laugh about you must check out LifeMaster AJ's own annotations on his game with someone called Rick Aeria on this site! He gives one move (An untaken Knight sac!) 3/4 Exclams ?? (You decide!) and ...
Oct-22-14 Garry Kasparov
Oct-22-14 I Nei vs F Kuijpers, 1966
wwall: 20...Kf8 may be the losing move. Better seems 20...Rd8 to protect the knight on d5 when the dark squared bishop moves. If 20...Rd8 21.e5 Bb8 22.f6 gxf6 23.exf6 Nf5, and Black may be winning. After 20...Kf8 21.e5 Bb8, White can play 22.f6 ...
Oct-22-14 FIDE Grand Prix Tashkent (2014)
a30seclegend: Thanks for the insight <keypusher> you're awesome! I knew it rarely but not like that. Hopefully we have another one soon. (But not too soon)
Oct-22-14 Caruana vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2014
Pulo y Gata: <Oct-22-14 a30seclegend: <dehanne> ROFL!!! Your post singlehandedly made my day.> Ditto. lol!
Oct-22-14 Kasparov vs The World, 1999
SpiritedReposte: I love a game that is so close instead of it being over when you are promoting a pawn, it is just the beginning of a second act.
Oct-22-14 Judit Polgar vs Anand, 2009
Garech: Shouldn't it be Lady and the ex-Champ?
Oct-22-14 D Andreikin vs Nakamura, 2014
Steve.Patzer: Actually the third repetition came with 23....Be6
Oct-22-14 John Welsh Young
ljfyffe: Zehr and MacDonald: History of Correspondence Chess in Canada.
Oct-22-14 Fabiano Caruana
bugabay: Your loss and not mine...good riddance....
Oct-22-14 Fritz vs Anand, 1999
Ke2: 12... O-O is clearly wrong and now black must struggle. Just 12... Bxb5.
Oct-22-14 Jackson Whipps Showalter
ljfyffe: Showalter played in the 1888 lnternational Correspondence Match between Canada and the United States.
Oct-22-14 L Orak vs D Kuljasevic, 2010
Rookiepawn: Nice, I like those unorthodox Winawer positions. I think White somehow miscalculated with 21. 0-0. The chances through the e file seem thinner than those through the g file for Black.
Oct-22-14 J Moeller vs NN, 1898
Ke2: Yep 11...O-O is critical. But apparently black can survive with 14... Nfe4 15. Nd2 f5 16. f3 O-O leading to an endgame that is quite survivable with opposite color bishops. I keep finding equality at best when analyzing, guess they were ...
Oct-22-14 E Saunders vs C Wheeler, 1903
ljfyffe: Stebbins-Narraway is from the 1891 St. John Globe Correspondence Tournament no.2, not 1893.(source: St.John Globe).
Oct-22-14 C S Howell vs Carlos Torre, 1925
Ke2: There is really little to fear from the Moeller, if you're well prepared. Still, 8... Nxc3? and 11... Ncd6? are both deadly traps. 11... f5 isn't considered best. Just 11... O-O followed by Nd6 is solid enough. 20... c6! is stronger and Black
Oct-22-14 Walter Penn Shipley
ljfyffe: St. John Globe Correspondence Tournament no. 2: Announcing long mates was something of a badge of honour in the early years of CC and the Shipley-Vaux tandum took home the prize for the longest-announced mate: 22 moves. (agsinst John ...
Oct-22-14 John Henderson
ljfyffe: <karpova> Shaw participated on nearly every important OTB chess tournament in Canada in the 1870s and 1880s, and won at least one prize at each event. In 1881, he received a magnificent silver cup from M.T. Ledroit of Quebec City ...
Oct-22-14 Radjabov vs Karjakin, 2014
1d410: <Join the Army> Why?
Oct-22-14 R S Raven vs N Whitaker, 1959
Ke2: Theoretical Novelty - Move 17 Resigns - Move 18
Oct-22-14 Karjakin vs L Dominguez, 2014
perfidious: Turrble, innit? Coulda bin me with them there pampered goldfishies---sted, I'm somewhere below the level of the barrycudies.
Oct-22-14 Magnus Carlsen
MarkFinan: <Sally Simpson: Don't know if this has been announced anywhere else on here. On Monday 27th October at noon. Dominic Lawson will be playing Chess and at the same time interviewing Magnus on BBC Channel 4.> I saw the Lawson ...
Oct-22-14 Petrosian vs Y Rudakov, 1945
happyspartan22: The 10...Qb4 manoeuvre seems to lose time and it actually helps White when the a file is opened as the White Rooks have targets to aim at whereas black can't really target the doubled pawns on b2 and b3.Instead 10...Bf5 or 10...Bg4
Oct-22-14 Tarrasch vs Von Scheve, 1890
Ke2: The original "French Tarrasch"
Oct-22-14 Virgil Aluyen
gokusano: Happy birthday to the great "wayne" bubz55!
Oct-22-14 Jakovenko vs Radjabov, 2014
Penguincw: Nice to see Radjabov playing a little longer. Last tournament, he had only 2 games lasting longer than 40 moves (max. 42). This tournament, he is 2/2. Plus, the shortest game was "only" 45 moves. Of course, it is coming at a slight ...
Oct-22-14 M Vachier-Lagrave vs Kasimdzhanov, 2014
Penguincw: Would black fare better if say, 10...a6 or 12...bxa5 was played?
Oct-22-14 Nunn vs I A Nataf, 1999
john barleycorn: The first game I saw in which sacrificing both rooks did not work...
Oct-22-14 L Dominguez vs Caruana, 2014
notyetagm: Game Collection: CARUANA'S BEST GAMES ---- L Dominguez vs Caruana, 2014 Caruana wins a crushing game based on the theme CENTRALIZATION
Oct-22-14 Lasker vs D R McLeod, 1893
ljfyffe: Championship. Donald ranked 3rd in '82 and '86.
Oct-22-14 Radjabov vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2014
whiteshark: Allez Vachier!
Oct-22-14 Carlsen-Anand World Championship (2014)
whiteshark: Tks 4 ze hint, <keypusher>. I c nao.
Oct-22-14 Nunn vs N Miezis, 1999
notyetagm: Nunn vs N Miezis, 1999
Oct-22-14 Svidler vs Carlsen, 2010
fisayo123: <tranquilsimplicity> I disagree. I think Carlsen is a very positional player, perhaps less so than Karpov was, particularly in his younger years. Most of Carlsen's wins I've analyzed are frought with positional play and he ...
Oct-22-14 R Burnett vs A Barnett, 2014
Mudphudder: Burn the Barn down!
Oct-22-14 A Karpov vs Dimnov, 1960
ljfyffe: That, of course, should read <should not be deleted out-of-hand.>
Oct-22-14 Jobava vs Caruana, 2014
Gypsy: Entertaining Q vs R+B fight.
Oct-22-14 Odd Lie
diceman: <TheFocus: <Diceman> Of course. You don't think chess was paying the bills?> I didn't know they had bills in Amsterdam.
Oct-22-14 R Shetty vs E Vladimirov, 2003
FSR: In the final position, 33.Qf6 is met by 33...Bb2+!! 34.Bxb2 (34.Kxb2 a1(Q)+) Qe1+ 35.Bc1 Qxc1#.
Oct-22-14 Yifan Hou
waustad: <penguincw>Thanks for he heads up. Hopefully they'll be showing links to tournaments with the top 100 and the top 50 women now too.
Oct-22-14 N Abdusattorov vs A Zhigalko, 2014
fisayo123: <Jim Bartle> Yes, that too, lol.
Oct-22-14 Bronstein vs Botvinnik, 1944
Ulhumbrus: In the position after 22...Rad8 consider the following question: why is a rook and pawn stronger than a bishop and knight, when it is? One answer is: when that pawn is a dangerous distant passed pawn which compels the opponent to give ...
Oct-22-14 Rudolf Johannes Loman
Karpova: Regarding Malta-Hemskeerk (The Hague, 1890), it was now confirmed that they played the game in Rotterdam, and Malta won. So both players ended the tournament with 5.0 points (Deutsches Wochenschach, 30 November 1890, issue 48, p. 405). I ...
Oct-22-14 Andrey Esipenko
fisayo123: No Kibitz yet :)
Oct-22-14 Kasparov vs Deep Blue, 1997
Chuckles: Following up on the <Nate Silver> quote above, Nate's site FiveThirtyEight has produced a 15-minute film about the match:
Oct-22-14 Agnieszka Brustman
psmith: She appears in Krysztof Kieslowski's TV series, The Decalogue, in which she plays a chess master giving a simul in the first episode.
Oct-22-14 Browne vs DeFirmian, 1994
whiteshark: Two West Coast titans, 6 time U.S. champion <Walter Browne>, and Grandmaster <Nick deFirmian>. A double - edged struggle results in a rollercoaster like endgame. Annotated by FM by Craig Mar: ...
Oct-22-14 Viktor Matviishen
fisayo123: No kibitz yet?
Oct-22-14 Viswanathan Anand
chaturangavallabha: Again consistency is of essence here. Strength on strength Anand is up there with the best of all time. He is becoming an Ivanchuk of late with occassional glimpses of brilliance whereas he requires Gelfand and Carlsenesque ...
Oct-22-14 A Giri vs Mamedyarov, 2014
fgh: This game is a great example of how <not> to play the Semi-Slav (<both> as white and black!).
Oct-22-14 Vladimir Smirnov
Jonathan Sarfati: Dr Smirnov is Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of Sydney, Australia. His son Anton is now an IM.
Oct-22-14 Josep Codina Feixes
BIDMONFA: Josep Codina Feixes CODINA, Josep _
Oct-22-14 M Pein vs Bronstein, 1997
tranquilsimplicity: <To the Death> Thank you for the explanation. One wonders and revels in Bronstein's imaginative power!#
Oct-22-14 R Maidana vs F Roselli, 2001
sneaky pete: Don't people think before they post here? After 29... a3 30.c5 Bxc5 (or bxc5) 31.c4+ .. White has an easy win.
Oct-22-14 M Lange vs J De Soyres, 1903
ljfyffe: <But helpless pieces of the game he plays Upon the chequer-board of nights and days; Hither and thither moves, and checks and slays And one by one back in the closet lays.> Omar Khayyam translated by Edward FitzGerald. ...
Oct-22-14 C M Fisher vs R Smith, 1873
optimal play: This is the second game in the match between Charles Marshall Fisher and Robert Smith played 1873 in Sydney. 6...Bg7 was a novelty by Smith. <KWRegan> tried this against Lombardy in the 1974 US Open Lombardy vs K Regan, 1974 ...
Oct-22-14 Vallejo-Pons vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2009
Ke2: <lday> <ordinary pawn up> it's not clear after trading queens then Ne5.
Oct-22-14 Shirov vs M Magomedov, 1989
SpiritedReposte: This is a very characteristic Shirov game, relentlessly attacking the king. He handles the initiative masterfully and what a finishing move. It's like his king was immune from harm the whole game!
Oct-22-14 R Rapport vs A Donchenko, 2014
Ke2: rapport is crazy. but too crazy? i really want him to reach the top so we can see things that aren't the ...
Oct-22-14 Steinitz vs K Marx, 1896
sneaky pete: <Ke2> One source is Ludwig Bachmann, Schachmeister Steinitz, volume 4 (first published in 1921), page 159.The game is from a Steinitz simul in Leiden, May 11, 1896. Black is a certain Marx, no first name or initial given. Of ...
Oct-22-14 Philip Woliston
perfidious: Remember coming across this player's game with Reshevsky in the latter's game collection in my youth and being mystified on never seeing his name appear anywhere else, as was the case with a number of other participants in early US ...
Oct-22-14 Y Yu vs A Zatonskih, 2013
Moszkowski012273: 13...cxb3 is what should have been played <cgcgcg>. Leaves black doing just fine.
Oct-22-14 J Lewi vs J Adamski, 1969
sls: <Abdel Irada: <James D Flynn: Chessgames, I don't speak Czech but I know enough Serbo-Croat to say that "i crni dobiva!" means "and Black is better">> No, it means "and Black wins!".
Oct-22-14 Isaak Mazel
Ke2: I think Edelman - Mazel is pretty notable.
Oct-22-14 Edelman vs I Mazel, 1928
Ke2: This is amazing
Oct-22-14 J Caramia vs J Blit, 2008
kbob: 9. ...Ng4 appears to be a novelty. Could we get an expert opinion on how white should continue?
Oct-22-14 Ulf Andersson vs Petrosian, 1973
Kramsalov: Especially strange draw that King indian defence has better reputation for white..
Oct-22-14 Botvinnik vs V Sherbakov, 1955
capafischer1: If on 21....Ne8 first you close the King in by playing F6 then no matter what black does you simply play Rf4 followed by Rh4 and mate next move.
Oct-22-14 Ulf Andersson vs Petrosian, 1971
Kramsalov: Two the most peacefull players in chess. 25.Qc4 is equal to proposal of a draw.. Why not Qd4?
Oct-22-14 A Giri vs Gelfand, 2014
gokusano: Dull draw
Oct-22-14 H Y Ibrahim vs K Anderson, 1984
Ke2: LOL <Abdel>
Oct-22-14 Mohishunder vs Cochrane, 1854
Ke2: Qg6? Because he's so cool...
Oct-22-14 Keres vs Tal, 1959
Yopo: 26 Qf4 Qc5 27 Qb8+ Re8 28 Qxb7 Qd5 29 Qxa6 d3 30 f3 d2 31 Bxd2 Dxd2 32 Ng4 is very intersting.
Oct-22-14 Topalov vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2014
Kinghunt: The threat is 42. Bd8! and black has to play d5, dropping the bishop, to prevent the white rook from getting to f8 and mating. This is only one way to carry the attack forward - other lines against some of the possible black defenses ...
Oct-22-14 Tal vs Gulko, 1969
TheBish: I was surprised this wasn't listed under Tal's "Notable Games" on his main page. Of course, Tal probably has 20 or more other games of this quality that aren't on the list either!
Oct-22-14 Short vs Karpov, 1992
Ke2: 1... c6 is kind of a joking move, asking Short, what do you want, Slav or Caro?
Oct-22-14 English (A36)
PhilFeeley: So here's a question for all: If white wants to avoid the Sicilian after playing 1. e4 c5, can s/he not play 2. c4 and transpose to an English (A36). According to the database here, white doesn't really win very much (White wins: ...
Oct-22-14 Nakamura vs Jobava, 2014
Jason Frost: <jphamlore> So it was unfair for Steinitz to play more solid, positional chess in the age of Morphy, Anderssen, and the like? Also what problem? Jobava is a 2700+ gm, and he got there precisely by playing and leading his games ...
Oct-22-14 Philidor vs NN, 1749
Ke2: Philidor is famous for showing principles and he has some brilliancies but the level of play here was miserable. For instance, 36... Rb6 should hold instead of 36... Nd2. The well-planned breakthrough 28. f5 actually gets completely crushed ...
Oct-22-14 Rauzer vs Veresov, 1934
Bartacus: 12 c4 forced Black into an unexpected but sound sacrifice. Simply 12 0-0 is best, maintaining the threat of c4 and getting the king into relative safety.

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