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Jul-27-14 The World vs Naiditsch, 2014
Jul-27-14 Kenneth Rogoff
al wazir: <twinlark>: I condole you on your leadership. Abbott is an antipodean counterpart of George W. Bush. You call him a thug. I guess that shortening "Abbott" to "Abo" would be in poor taste, so I won't do it, but I bet others will.
Jul-27-14 Bernd Neudel
GumboGambit: What you get when you overbake pasta
Jul-27-14 Bu Xiangzhi vs A Moiseenko, 2014
biskop: Anyone know why black plays 31...Ke6 giving up the a7 pawn, instead of just defending with Re7?
Jul-27-14 Wesley So
iking: <bugabay: <Crabs are free!> Where????? Along Mc Arthur highway (Pampanga), crabs are not free....they are sold by the kilo.> that hurts
Jul-27-14 Anand vs Movsesian, 2014
fisayo123: Amazing that this is the first meeting between these two.
Jul-27-14 F A Hoffmann vs A Petrov, 1844
M.Hassan: Black to play 12...? Black is two pawns up. 12.........Qe7 13.Qxd5 <if 13.Nxh8 Qg5+ 14.Qg4 Bf2+ 15.Kxf2 Qxg4 and Black Queen is lost> 13..........Rf8 14.Rf1 Rxf7 15.Rxf7 Qg5+ 16.Kf3 Qe3+ 17.Kg4 d6+ 18.Rf5 Bxf5+ ...
Jul-27-14 Boleslavsky vs Polyak, 1940
Phony Benoni: One of the advantages a bishop has over a knight in the endgame is its ability to gain a move. It's not often he gets to flaunt this skill in the middle game, but watch this. After <25...Ne6>: [DIAGRAM] The bishop hits the ...
Jul-27-14 British Chess Championships (2014)
Pulo y Gata: wavy, yes on the WSCC; not really on the WJCC- A handful of GMs got their title through that event.
Jul-27-14 K Shirazi vs S Neamtu, 1987
Ke2: Yep he was. And this is a great sac, removing all the defenders.
Jul-27-14 Moore vs D Flournoy, 1984
Ke2: We're used to seeing Alekhine's Gun, zugzwangs, blah blah blah. My proposed name is "Backwards K of Doom".
Jul-27-14 Garry Kasparov
SugarDom: It's time to give others a chance. FIDE has a lot of problem. 20 years is enough.
Jul-27-14 Nadezhda Kosintseva
cro777: Both the 5+1 and 3+1 blitz sections ended tied: 3.5-3.5 and 4-4.
Jul-27-14 Kamran Shirazi
Ke2: His beautiful garbage
Jul-27-14 Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922
Sally Simpson: A last round game. Alekhine had to win this because he was tying with Rubinstein who was playing George Thomas and expected to win. Rubinstein eventually drew it after trying for over 100 moves to win it. Rubinstein vs G A Thomas, ...
Jul-27-14 Karpov vs Adorjan, 1989
SpiritedReposte: Elegant play from Karpov. 35.Kg2! and 38.Qf7! are such subtle yet deadly moves.
Jul-27-14 Andreas Bang
HeMateMe: Games that reach climaxes?
Jul-27-14 Biographer Bistro
WCC Editing Project: <MissScarlett> Ilhan Onat I updated and sourced his bio based on your new information.
Jul-27-14 K Shirazi vs K Burger, 1988
Tullius: 13.Qh6+ Kg8 14.Bc4+ and mate next move.
Jul-27-14 Petrosian vs G Barcza, 1952
Ke2: The position on move 12 is a classic KIA tabiya. Nakamura who's the best 1 minute player uses this exact system for 1 minute. This system is useful psychologically, as those dreadful Sicilian tactical/theory brutes instead go into a ...
Jul-27-14 Politiken Cup (2014)
Wavy: Great breakthrough for Bu for finally beating a 2700 player.
Jul-27-14 Shirov vs I Naumkin, 1992
Ke2: I'm gonna fianchetto this bad boy... No wait I'm attacking!!
Jul-27-14 V Gashimov vs Korchnoi, 2008
GrahamClayton: According to Cyrus Lakdawala's new book "Korchnoi: Move By Move", Gashimov missed the problem-like move 76. Bf5!, eg ...
Jul-27-14 D Gormally vs A Kosten, 2013
perfidious: Gormally's comments are an object example of a phenomenon which has cursed many a player of all strengths throughout history, yet is generally not acknowledged, as he has done with refreshing candour.
Jul-27-14 Ulf Andersson vs E Torre, 1977
kereru: Ulf Andersson positionally crushed - you don't see that very often.
Jul-27-14 DeFirmian vs K Shirazi, 1986
Ke2: Qe4, Qh7, Qh6, and Qe6 even all win. Qe4 is the cleanest and most beautiful. 28. Rb2 was necessary. Why so greedy Grandmaster?
Jul-27-14 Eugenio Torre
Pulo y Gata: Yes, UTAK!
Jul-27-14 M Ly vs N Palm, 2014
GumboGambit: If you ever feel the need to yawn during a long drawn out game put your Moulthun-Palm together.
Jul-27-14 K G Nielsen vs T S Thybo, 2014
SimonWebbsTiger: the Black player is 11 and has scored way over his expected score at Politiken Cup, so set to win lots of rating. His elder Brother, Jesper, is one of the best Danish juniors (circa 2100).
Jul-27-14 D Derakhshani vs D Andersen, 2014
GumboGambit: For a seasoned FM, Anderesen has a nasty habit of losing miniatures due to placing his Queen in bad spots: J Mansson vs D Andersen, 2007 S Petersen vs D Andersen, 2009 J Kristiansen vs D Andersen, 2009 J Reipsch vs D Andersen, ...
Jul-27-14 J Kristiansen vs A Alle, 2014
GumboGambit: Its their first game in the DB, but if they meet again it will be: <Ambjorn again, Kristiansen>
Jul-27-14 Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985
john barleycorn: <perfidious: Which, of course, is why Karpov was unable to win this match...> no, that was because it was arranged... Seriously, the matches in 85 and 86 were so close that declaring any of the two athletes a better player ...
Jul-27-14 M Bach vs E Djurhuus, 2014
GumboGambit: I just got that vintage Bach LP we talked about. Should we play it at Djurhuus or mine?
Jul-27-14 M Weeks vs J Ikeda, 2014
GumboGambit: When I first entered an Ikeda, the place was so huge, it took me Weeks to get out.
Jul-27-14 Fadmal Zyde vs Kurt Hinrichs, 2014
GumboGambit: Poor effort by Hinrichs, whose play has been slipping. Derrick Rose really needs to comes back and stay healthy.
Jul-27-14 S Rosselli del Turco vs Alekhine, 1933
posoo: LOL but who says dat Allokone has to take da horse?!
Jul-27-14 G Jones vs G Meier, 2014
wordfunph: Meier simply overpowered by Gawain.
Jul-27-14 V Tukmakov vs Oll, 1986
Ron: While studying games in the Queen's Indian Defense, I came across this game. 11. d5 is an interesting pseudo-gambit. Black's response 11 ... Bf6 perhaps is not the best, for White destroyed Black's ability to castle. Perhaps 11. ... 0-0 is ...
Jul-27-14 E Djurhuus vs J Hardlei, 2014
GumboGambit: Clever Queen Trap by Eivind, living up to his name. It should be noted that both players were born in 2000, which Hardlei seems possible to some of us.
Jul-27-14 R Pert vs N Pert, 2014
GumboGambit: Obviously, the <Pert Plus> pun will NOT be used on this game.
Jul-27-14 L Harmon-Vellotti vs K W Troff, 2013
Xeroxx: very suspicious play
Jul-27-14 A Hagesaether vs L E Bjorn, 2014
GumboGambit: You have to admire these Scandanavians for breaking out this ultra-sharp line of the <Quade Gambit>. Outside of a few 19th century games, there isnt much out there after 4...g4. Youd be hard pressed to find a line that features ...
Jul-27-14 Chess Olympiad (2014)
shintaro go: Interesting to see Ivanchuk and Leko on board 3 while Radjabov is on board 4.
Jul-27-14 Annie Kappel
Annie K.: Thanks, everybody! :)
Jul-27-14 Hebden vs Emms, 2014
luzhin: 49.b8 and 51.Nh8+ make a most attractive impression; and a fine demonstration of why Q+N is as a rule a much better fighting force than Q+B.
Jul-27-14 Varuzhan Akobian
Xeroxx: Always get him and Akopian mixed up. Not sure why.
Jul-27-14 Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1978
eternaloptimist: Apparently Korchnoi wasn't familiar w/ this equation when Karpov has at least 2 heavy pieces [R(s) &/or Q] ...
Jul-27-14 Yang Shen
waustad: Here is an article I can't read at all too:
Jul-27-14 Alexander Alekhine
ketchuplover: Master Class Vol:3 Alexander Alekhine is available now. Use your preferred search engine and find your desired price.
Jul-27-14 A Giri vs Aronian, 2012
Garech: Pure coffeehouse chess! -Garech
Jul-27-14 Chigorin vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1903
m.okun: 28. ... Qg6 - very bad! At all without possessing sharp position thinking, it can be seen.
Jul-27-14 J W Gilbert
ljfyffe: That is, Black Q moves first.
Jul-27-14 Kirsan Ilyumzhinov
Absentee: <HeMateMe: Now, no one has any respect for the women's FIDE title.> Because it doesn't translate to performance. Which makes it meaningless.
Jul-27-14 Pachman vs Bronstein, 1946
SimonWebbsTiger: a reference to the Pacman computer game, where our entrepid hero has to eat those "beans" and avoid the ghosts?
Jul-27-14 Benjamin Finegold
HeMateMe: <when I left my king in check. He grabbed it> The kid was 6, maybe he thought it was a Mars bar? I read somewhere, on some chess site, that he is no longer the GM in residence at the St. Louie Chess Club. I think Susan Polgar ...
Jul-27-14 Vladimir Kramnik
MissScarlett: <Sensational news came from Qatar: Vladimir Kramnik will play in Qatar Masters Open which is scheduled to take place from November 25 to December 5 this year. This has been announced on the Facebook page of the competition, in ...
Jul-27-14 O Hackner vs A Brusey, 2014
HeMateMe: black's pin didn't hold up as long as he thought it would.
Jul-27-14 Peter Leko
isemeria: In his game introduction to I Morovic vs Leko, 1994 , Evgeny Solozhenkin writes: <"... at age of 14, Peter Leko's knowledge of the modern chess theory and technique are much better than his evaluation of the dynamic positions. It ...
Jul-27-14 Kibitzer's Café
HeMateMe: beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Here they are, together: < >
Jul-27-14 J Mason vs Chigorin, 1889
Cedroke: Carry on wayward mason
Jul-27-14 T Moore vs B Colias, 1984
perfidious: At least Black ate humble pie in the manner of A Hennings vs Korchnoi, 1969 and did not go in for 4....Qf6 5.Nd5, as played in Mieses vs Chigorin, 1906 .
Jul-27-14 Amy B Hoare
HeMateMe: You should have chatted up the Tartes, when they were all tarted up.
Jul-27-14 R Blanco Estera vs Kupchik, 1913
Amarande: A stark illustration of the importance of luft in a Rook's ending, as the win is an order of magnitude faster only because of the 30 a7! back rank mate tactic. The game is still won without it (30 Rb6 would suffice, as the threat of a7 ...
Jul-27-14 Tom Moore
Landman: He beat Colias (~2300 at the time) so he's not a shabby player. This is very probably Thomas S Moore from Wisconsin, USCF 2234.
Jul-27-14 Alekhine vs B P Reilly, 1937
aliejin: "Do not retell in mediocre verse " Fantastic ! I'm a poet ! Really I did not know ! I divide into a blocks because english is not my native languaje.. and by doing so i help the google translate to help me Thats all!
Jul-27-14 A Rott vs P Deatherage, 1990
IFNB: This is a morbid game if I've ever seen one.
Jul-27-14 I Sokolov vs Leko, 1994
isemeria: The endgame arising after 43.Ra1 (D) was a revelation to me. (Probably trivial for masters.) [DIAGRAM] White has a protected passed pawn on d5, and white will win black's a-pawn using his king and rook. Nevertheless, the position is ...
Jul-27-14 Anders 1980 Svensson
Cushion: He has quite a name.
Jul-27-14 Korchnoi vs Short, 1987
computer chess guy: Korchnoi was much better out of the opening, and it is amazing Short managed to win this. 21. Qe5 (instead of Rg3) looks crushing: [DIAGRAM] Black will find it very hard to protect the c7 pawn and also fend off other threats.
Jul-27-14 M Gurevich vs Anand, 1991
Xeroxx: Thats why black lost. He was so confused to where he was.
Jul-27-14 D Gershkowich vs P Zisman, 2014
bright1: White to play and win on move 17
Jul-27-14 Alon Iskhakabeev vs A Axelrod, 2014
bright1: Very enjoyable tactical game.
Jul-27-14 F S Dunkelsbuhler
I Like Fish: buhler... buhler... F S Dunkelsbuhler ... anyone...???
Jul-27-14 Odd Lie
I Like Fish: in chess... orange... is the new white... and deep blue... is the new black... or is it... vice versa... or the reverse... help...
Jul-27-14 Minna Svane vs A Svensson, 2014
I Like Fish: that is right... me too....
Jul-27-14 Bagirov vs G Hefti, 1995
diagonal: @ 9.Bd3 This move was already played 17 years before that game between grandmaster Bagirov and swiss amateur Hefti, by no less than Tigran Petrosian against Yuri Balashov, also a very solid positional player (Balashov is known ...
Jul-27-14 Minna Svane
I Like Fish: mother of chess talents...
Jul-27-14 Paul E Deatherage
Stonehenge: Obituary:
Jul-27-14 Petrosian vs Balashov, 1978
diagonal: @ 9. Bd3 <<17 years after Petrosian played this way against Balashov, grandmaster Bagirov repeated this move. His opponent, an amateur called Hefti, replied with the elementary 9. ..f5! And it turns out, that white cannot exploit
Jul-27-14 Biel (2014)
vkk: That being said harikrishna needs to step it up a notch... The guy lives in my hometown back in India and is the only shimmer of hope after anand retires to be in the top 10 for India
Jul-27-14 Janelle Mae Frayna
pinoymaster77: Baka pala umabot etong +164, kasi by Aug 1 may update na ulit ang FIDE ratings. Pero sana mag base pa din ang Tromso sa July FIDE ratings kung magkagayon...
Jul-27-14 Nisipeanu vs Ivanchuk, 1999
whiteshark: <Xxx> Vassily the Terrible?
Jul-27-14 Ignatz von Popiel
Penguincw: R.I.P. Ignatz von Popiel, one of the few people that had a positive record against Lasker (even though they only played one game).
Jul-27-14 Stefano Rosselli del Turco
Penguincw: R.I.P. Stefano Rosselli del Turco.
Jul-27-14 H Davidson vs P Ware, 1876
ljfyffe: James Narraway, NB - E.T.C. Knowles, NB, 1886 correspondence)<1c4 f5 2d4 e6 3 Nf3 d5 4c5 Nc6 5e3 Nf6 6Nc3 a6 7a3 Be7 8Bd3 0-0 9Qc2 b6 10b4 Bb7 11Ng5 Qc8 12f3 Nh5 13h4 h6 14g4 Ng3 15Rh3 hxg5 16hxg5 Bxg5 17Qh2 Ne7 18Qxg3 fxg4 19Qxg4 e5 ...
Jul-27-14 Fischer vs Najdorf, 1970
Ulhumbrus: 27 e5 opens lines in a position where White is at least two moves ahead of Black ahead in development After 28 Qxa8 Rxa8 29 fxe5 White's e5 pawn has fixed Black's f7 pawn without becoming vulnerable while his c pawn is passed, ...
Jul-27-14 Yifan Hou
perfidious: <Magister Ludi> is cementing his place in wankerdom.
Jul-27-14 Magnus Carlsen
MissScarlett: Chess boxing:
Jul-27-14 A Galkin vs I Kovalenko, 2013
ThunderFire234: <Once> Haha, lovely way to put it. Very creative indeed. I saw Nd4+ it just screamed to be played, but didn't see the move Qg4+ which actually finishes the white lord off.
Jul-27-14 Kasparov vs Anand, 1995
MissScarlett: <Fast-forward 19 years to Garry’s visit to Montenegro as part of his campaign for the presidency of the World Chess Federation (FIDE). He was told that a local club player, Zdravko Vuković, had also discovered the spectacular
Jul-27-14 Reshevsky vs Vaganian, 1976
morfishine: Fantastic the way 25.Rae1 doesn't help *****
Jul-27-14 Nenad Panic
perfidious: Always cool under pressure.
Jul-27-14 Morphy vs NN, 1858
TPFIN: It is over faster if 19. Dc4 ...
Jul-27-14 Kramnik vs Anand, 1996
ScottElliott: Tremendous win by Anand. He was fighting for his life when he played 26 ... Rxc5. Agree with the first kibitzer 27 Bxc5 would have been best. Anand just played sound chess incrementally gaining after that until he triumphed in the ...
Jul-27-14 K Muench vs H Haider, 1982
whiteshark: Caught!
Jul-27-14 J Aldrete vs T Oim, 1999
rwbean: 9 ... Bf8 looks so passive. White has a few options: Nxe6, fxg7,
Jul-27-14 Karpov vs Hort, 1980
FSR: Cabrilo in Informant 30 assesses the final position as equal. He doesn't indicate that Hort lost on time, but that is very likely what happened.
Jul-27-14 Paulo Bersamina
pinoymaster77: Nasa FIDE for Aug na yung 2014 BOGM / NCC Finals where +43 si IM Pau, so come August eh mga 2373 ELO na for standard, maigi na din yung may puhunan / momentum na towards the 2500 level...
Jul-27-14 Taimanov vs Averbakh, 1953
jbennett: I'm doing a series of videos on the Zurich 1953 tournament. For round 6 I selected this game to cover:
Jul-27-14 A B Hoare vs S Warman, 2013
HeMateMe: Some pretty swashbuckling tactics, here. Any chance this opening can be renamed the Hoare-Haag Attack? It's kinda catchy.
Jul-27-14 Doll
HeMateMe: When Ian Fleming Productions comes calling, he'll be the sexiest Bond villain, ever.
Jul-27-14 Mohamad Naser Al Sayed
zanzibar: And he uses the FIDE spelling on his tweeter account: So I think <CG> should probably change the name to follow suit.
Jul-27-14 Szabo vs Benko, 1951
Rookiepawn: <m3ph1st0s: Why not 27.Qh6 forcing winning an exchange? What's the problem with 27...Rxf6 28.Rxf6 I don't see any threat> Watch out: 27. Qh6 Qb6+ followed by Rxf6 and Black swallows the WB.

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