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Apr-18-14 Kenneth Rogoff
Jim Bartle: Sorry. It's the one that's largely red, with the title "Gun Deaths in Florida." Look at it carefully.
Apr-18-14 Gashimov Memorial (2014)
LucB: Nice pictures <cro>.. **sigh**
Apr-18-14 Wesley So
pinoymaster77: Advanced happy Easter indeed ! Let Susan be the Coach, GM Wes posted earlier his full support and respect his Coach. Lahat naman tayo, walang magagawa, Spice Cup offers the scholarship program thru Webster U. Coach Susan is a ...
Apr-18-14 Oliver Barbosa
pinoymaster77: If Im not mistaken, GM Oli's peak rating before was 2593 to 2597? But then ELO a bit on decline trend since then. Now lately with top finishes in the last 2 events eh ELO is recovering.
Apr-18-14 Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian
Benzol: <Conrad> Try A Dueckstein vs Petrosian, 1962 and A Dueckstein vs Petrosian, 1968
Apr-18-14 FIDE Women's Grand Prix Khanty-Mansiysk (2014)
Conrad93: No, there are far more than just three or four.
Apr-18-14 E Hagesaether vs L O Hauge, 2014
Shams: Very nice finish. Black bounced back admirably in this game.
Apr-18-14 Esther De Kleuver
epistle: Happy Esther, the Clever One!
Apr-18-14 Biographer Bistro
zanzibar: While I'm doing a coredump... (1)<Phony> as for the ambiguity at move 58, it's pretty clear that 58.R-R4 is the notation. It's ambiguous this time because the king is off the h-file, but earlier it was 54.R-R4ch. I think that ...
Apr-18-14 Shelby Lyman
Benzol: The following game was apparently played in the New England Open in 1963. [Event "New England Open"] [Site "USA"] [Date "1963.??.??"] [EventDate "?"] [Round "?"] [White "Lombardy, William James"] [Black "Lyman, ...
Apr-18-14 Edward Winter
Conrad93: Weird. Someone on was saying he lives in Switzerland.
Apr-18-14 Zsuzsa Polgar
Apr-18-14 Magnus Carlsen
Conrad93: I wonder by how many points Wesley So could win the Candidates. With enough time and motivation he might just crush Carlsen. So's style of chess reminds of Capablanca. Perhaps he is Capablanca reborn?
Apr-18-14 W Pettigrew vs B A Smith, 2002
profK: How can this be a draw???? Or how can the above mentioned South Australian game be a black win...
Apr-18-14 D Wagner vs Shirov, 2014
Moszkowski012273: Didn't Shirov miss 14...Bxg3. Or did he really see better?
Apr-18-14 Norman Weinstein
Conrad93: Would I see you?
Apr-18-14 Louis F Stumpers
weary willy: <Tiggler: <weary willy> The number of syllables depends on the sounds. You cannot say heads without saying hedse, because the s has an aspirate in it, which is a vowel sound.> Ah! You seem to know what you are talking ...
Apr-18-14 Kibitzer's Café
KKDEREK: < harrylime: Real 2 v 1 Barca Bale ! lol .. wow ! > yeah, messi is the "best ever"..Better than Pele..lolololol
Apr-18-14 Fine vs Gruenfeld, 1936
perfidious: <Nicocobas> Fine wrote a work--believe it was called <The Psychology of the Chess Player>. Hard to take it seriously in some ways, however, IIRC. My recollection is of Fine writing that Lasker's adoption of a quiet form of ...
Apr-18-14 Bronstein vs L Shamkovich, 1968
mrcarbonell: Memorable game
Apr-18-14 F Urkedal vs E Hagesaether, 2014
perfidious: A typically insightful kibitz from this, ah, poster.
Apr-18-14 Daniil Dubov
waustad: Happy 18th b'day!
Apr-18-14 Daiva Batyte
waustad: At the moment she is having a horrid tournament in Vienna. So far she has shed 46.3 elo having scored 0.5 in the first 7 rounds.
Apr-18-14 J Sieglen vs K Wesseln, 1989
patzer2: <Jimfromprovidence> <...after 32. Qc5 Qh3! 33. Qb5> (diagram above), I correctly guessed 33...Nxe4! when 34. Bxh3 (34. Rxe4 Bd5! ) 34... gxh3! 35. Qf1 Nd2
Apr-18-14 Taimanov vs L Shamkovich, 1951
profK: In hindsight 14...h5 keeps black in there.
Apr-18-14 Anatoly Karpov
offramp: < thegoodanarchist: <Like dogs who sniff each other when meeting, chess players have a ritual at first acquaintance: they sit down to play speed chess> Karpov's QOTD for today shows he has a great sense of humor> We've had a ...
Apr-18-14 F Lillevold vs F Elsness, 2014
Gregor Samsa Mendel: "I know it was you, Frode--you broke my heart..."
Apr-18-14 Kasparov vs Oral, 2001
KingG: Kasparov had been on the Black side of this variation 21 years earlier: Mikhalchishin vs Kasparov, 1980 . Kasparov improved with 17.Qe5!, rather than the 17.Qf4 played in that game. It seems likely that he found this improvement while ...
Apr-18-14 Kosteniuk vs Lahno, 2014
luzhin: Amazing game. Black had to allow the perpetual, because if 21...Bd7?? 22.Qxd7+! wins.
Apr-18-14 Nezhmetdinov vs L Shamkovich, 1954
Conrad93: This is really tame for a Nezhmetdinov game.
Apr-18-14 Ignatz Von Kolisch
zanzibar: To change the subject for a moment... Kolisch achieved his early success at chess, but later went on to fame and true fortune as a banker. His chess playing may have been responsible for that as well - In <Habitues of the Cafe de la ...
Apr-18-14 Yifan Hou vs M Sebag, 2011
Whitehat1963: What a finish!
Apr-18-14 S Mihajlov vs L E Johannessen, 2014
luzhin: I think after your good idea 26.h4! then 26...Bb7 27.h5 Kh6 and the position may be in dynamic equality. But a 2530 player should be expected to play on in such circumstances against a 2200 one.
Apr-18-14 Harrwitz vs Horwitz, 1849
Whitehat1963: Quite a battle of Witz!
Apr-18-14 Hort vs Portisch, 1973
Petrosianic: <This is one of their only competitive games against each other.> Not sure what you mean by this. There are nearly 40 games between them in the database.
Apr-18-14 Hans-Joachim Federer
KKDEREK: <achieve> Great post usual.. Yeah, Nadal's body (knees)starting to pay the price..Tomorrow another Fed - Joker clash..Both are a little inconsistent in this tournament so far I saw...I have no idea how to pick a fave there..Good ...
Apr-18-14 P Kosar vs L Albertovic, 1996
Bobby Spassky: This is a great fighting game.
Apr-18-14 N Dzagnidze vs Adams, 2013
Domdaniel: <perf> Being annihilated by Tal is no shame, of course -- though it may point to the essential soundness, or otherwise, of the opening. I largely gave up on the Benoni after an annihilation by Ray Keene ... not quite in the same ...
Apr-18-14 O Girya vs Kosteniuk, 2014
kdogphs: Loved this game! Easily one of the best I have seen this year.
Apr-18-14 I Malakhov vs P Ponkratov, 2013
Poisonpawns: Come on Pavel;4..Qe7 is just wrong;looks like black overused the computer and figured 4..Qe7 was legit.
Apr-18-14 J Moses vs O Cruz Filho, 1938
john barleycorn: <ajile: Interesting. This line is known as the Karpov Variation and yet Karpov wasn't even born until 1951, 13 years later.> What is even more interesting is that Karpov never played it - he preferred the Steinitz variation ...
Apr-18-14 B Bok vs G Gajewski, 2014
luzhin: 30.Nf6+!! sets up a delightful sequence of unacceptable Q sacrifices.
Apr-18-14 Lahno vs Yifan Hou, 2014
Nerwal: <Why did Hou sac the exchange, if she wasn't going to do anything with it?> After 12. Nd2 an exchange sacrifice is more or less forced as white is ready to play
Apr-18-14 Anand vs Karpov, 2003
tranquilsimplicity: <freeman8201> Indeed. Kasparov also destroyed Karpov with this variation. My feeling is that this is evidence of Karpov's discomfort and perhaps dislike of sharp, creative, complicated, combinatorial games. But if one ...
Apr-18-14 Eugenio Torre
geniokov: Happy Easter to everyone!
Apr-18-14 G Gajewski vs A Donchenko, 2014
luzhin: 21.Rf1!! is a wonderfully calm continuation of the attack, rather than the more obvious 21.Qh7+. Of course Black could have tried 15...c5, but White's attack after 16.Qd3 g6 17.f5 is at least full value for the sacrificed piece.
Apr-18-14 Ivanchuk vs Topalov, 2007
epicchess: I am a big fan of Ivanchuk, but I do not applaud him in this game, since this was merely a trivial blunder on Topalov's side. This is no "master" tactic, but merely a tactic for a 1400. Definitely not on my top 20 Ivanchuk games of all ...
Apr-18-14 A Mastrovasilis vs A Timofeev, 2013
fm avari viraf: Timofeev was under the illusion that with 15...Rd8 he would recover the piece but soon realised that 16.Qa4 would seal his fate hence he decided to take a shower.
Apr-18-14 B Dragicevic vs NN, 2012
offramp: A fair game; a bit old-fashioned looking. This is white's only game in the database so far. He did not manage to find the name of his opponent, and he forgot to make a note of his surroundings so as to provide a venue. I did not ...
Apr-18-14 Teimour Radjabov
Method B: I am curious to see his play at the Gashimov Memorial (2014) next week - especially his white openings. Good luck to him!
Apr-18-14 Henk H Hage
sneaky pete: Born 1943, died 2001. He was a free lance journalist. The IMC title was awarded posthumously.
Apr-18-14 NN vs H Hage, 1989
sneaky pete: From an Albin Countergambit theme tournament. NN is from the German Democratic Republic, that was rightly discontinued shortly after this game.
Apr-18-14 A F Amirul vs P Wiwatanadate, 2014
Jim Bartle: We played Poompong.
Apr-18-14 Capablanca vs Reshevsky, 1936
maxi: In his notes to the game (that I found in E. Winter's book), Capablanca says that Black has to avoid at all costs the Rook exchange in this endgame.
Apr-18-14 Tradewise Gibraltar (2014)
offramp: As a tribute to the victory of Cheparinov and Ivanchuk I have just bought a colossal turkey. I have thrown away the carcass and my family & I are only going to eat the 16kg of boiled giblets. Slàinte!
Apr-18-14 F Elsness vs J L Hammer, 2014
whiteshark: <1-0> Actually, after 16...Rfc8 a draw was agreed. *submitted
Apr-18-14 Reshevsky vs Karpov, 1976
perfidious: <Schlechter: fischer always plays for a win does he? have you bothered to look at how short some of his draws were.> This, coming from a poster who styles himself 'Schlechter', is not without its amusing aspects. There were but
Apr-18-14 Lasker vs Steinitz, 1894
zanzibar: Maybe they were actually <crachoirs> leftover from the pre-game tasting.
Apr-18-14 Spassky vs Larsen, 1970
perfidious: <Eduardo>'s statement was <reigning> titleholders. Reshevsky never played Smyslov while the latter was champion, defeated Botvinnik with Black while the Patriarch was on the way to winning the match tournament (but had not ...
Apr-18-14 Amir Faiz Amirul
perfidious: If one does not take into account that the losing player in both games was aged seven, the sentence should stand; for the play was very weak. As it is, let history be the judge when this player becomes a GM at fourteen.
Apr-18-14 Fagernes GM Open (2014)
whiteshark: Fagernes Chess International 2014 is taking place at Quality Hotel & Resort Fagernes in Fagernes, Nord-Aurdal, Norway from 13th to 20th April, 2014. More than 10 GMs are competing for the first prize of 1500 EU. ...
Apr-18-14 Svidler vs Topalov, 1999
MOLLOYCHESS: Burba-Havuchek went 10, Re1, Ng4; 11, Nxg4, Bxg4; 12, Rxe8, Raxe8!; winning. Unfortunately 11, d4 refutes it. I think 9,...Bd4; gives black a good game. Well, computers think so.
Apr-18-14 A Hagesather vs E Lie, 2014
luzhin: Even after playing a string of pointless moves, White would have been pretty much OK after 24.Qh4.
Apr-18-14 J Vang Glud vs Timman, 2013
TheBish: I nominate this game for Game of the Day! Pretty wild; Timman sacrifices a knight for two (then three) pawns, his opponent gets greedy and grabs one of those pawns back - but it's a blunder - leading to a wild finish with massive ...
Apr-18-14 Albert Einstein
HeMateMe: I think he was the first guy with extensions. He was just showing off, you know.
Apr-18-14 K Wesseln vs J Rigo, 1986
whiteshark: incomplete score. Here's the full game: 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. e3 Bb7 5. Bd3 c5 6. O-O cxd4 7. exd4 Be7 8. b3 d6 9. Bb2 Nbd7 10. Nbd2 O-O 11. Re1 Re8 12. Rc1 a6 13. b4 a5 14. a3 Ra7 15. Qb3 Qa8 16. Bf1 Bf8 17. Qe3 axb4 18. ...
Apr-18-14 Tomislav Music
Stonehenge: Kommt, eilet und laufet ( )
Apr-18-14 Movsesian vs Gelfand, 2010
TheBish: And yet still not corrected!
Apr-18-14 Keene vs P Cuellar, 1974
RedShield: OlimpBase has the same score, with the exception of 30.Re1, but Rf1 makes more sense.
Apr-18-14 Jeremy Lim
HeMateMe: I remember Ernie (No D) diGregorio. Played for the Buffalo Braves, with Bob McAdoo. They could put up some big numbers, but they gave up big numbers, too. Maybe Randy Smith was on those teams, a great all around athlete. A small guy ...
Apr-18-14 Julio Catalino Sadorra
Rookiepawn: I personally don't see anything wrong with asking for support, in fact my opinion is that chess players should receive more, given the fact they are the ones who keep chess alive. I don't like bureaucrats earning more than sportsmen ...
Apr-18-14 A Giri vs M Prusikin, 2013
Rookiepawn: I'm just trying to figure out whether the Q sac gives Black a chance of getting away with it. At first glance I would say 22... g5 strikes me as a little bit too bold. Pushing all your castle's pawns forwards when the enemy's Bishops ...
Apr-18-14 V Nielsen vs C F Delcomyn, 1894
patzer2: <johnlspouge: GOOT = Get Out Of That© It's a <Once>-ism, origins lost in time!> Thanks!
Apr-18-14 Richard Teichmann
Karpova: Dr. Emanuel Lasker: <Teichmann hat seine eigene Manier. Er belegt sein Spiel, im Verlustfalle, mit groben Schimpfnamen, im entgegengesetzten Falle macht er dem Gegner die Freude, die von jenem begangenen Fehler zu verunglimpfen. So ...
Apr-18-14 Rashkovsky vs Bareev, 1986
sakredkow: You have to admire that fighting spirit. At least you'll never wonder, what if?
Apr-18-14 D Falcon vs D Hogan, 1999
offramp: All I really need is a photocopy of your foot in order to proceed immediately sir.
Apr-18-14 T Bus vs F Jonker, 2011
perfidious: If the result is indeed correct, one might say White missed the Bus.
Apr-18-14 Kmoch vs Prins, 1940
Angusxxx: After 16. ... e6 this would make a great Monday/Tuesday puzzle
Apr-18-14 Athanasios Mastrovasilis
einneu: His younger brother is a better player than him
Apr-18-14 Mark Paragua
joeyj: Philadelphia Open 2014 Standings – Open Section
Apr-18-14 S Sjugirov vs Karjakin, 2014
Richard Taylor: This was "book" to about move 13 the only other game on is this one where Dreev beat Ivanchuk: Dreev vs Ivanchuk, 2007
Apr-18-14 G Gorse vs R Rapport, 2011
whiteshark: <Shams> The score is correct acc. to I'd guess black lost on time
Apr-18-14 Vera Papadopoulou
Apr-18-14 Janowski vs Lasker, 1910
Karpova: The game was adjourned after <31.Ra6>. Source: Dr. Emanuel Lasker, 'Pester Lloyd', 1910.12.09, p. 6 <Sem> Did Euwe really mean this game and not, perhaps, game 5 Lasker vs Janowski, 1910 ?
Apr-18-14 Lasker-Steinitz World Championship (1894)
jnpope: <Lossmaster> is correct (and nice find of a contemporary source for that photograph). Photographs from all three playing locations exist:
Apr-18-14 Lasker vs Janowski, 1910
Karpova: The game was adjourned after <31.Rad3>. Source: Dr. Emanuel Lasker, 'Pester Lloyd', 1910.12.04, p. 13
Apr-18-14 Robatsch vs Fischer, 1965
Fisticuffs: 66 on a par 49 in guess the move sozin TOO EASy.
Apr-18-14 Lasker vs Janowski, 1910
Karpova: This game was adjourned after <31.e4>. Source: Dr. Emanuel Lasker, 'Pester Lloyd', 1910.11.27, p. 11
Apr-18-14 Janowski vs Lasker, 1910
Karpova: This game was adjourned after <32.f3> [1] and <63...Rb6>.[2] [1] Dr. Emanuel Lasker, 'Pester Lloyd', 1910.11.23, p. 9 [2] Dr. Emanuel Lasker, 'Pester Lloyd', 1910.11.25, p. 9
Apr-18-14 Janowski vs Lasker, 1910
Karpova: Janowski sealed his 32nd move and the game was adjourned after Dr. Lasker had played <31...Qe7>., but Janowski said that he would probably resign the game immediately and so the next game could begin. Indeed, he abdicated resumption
Apr-18-14 Lasker vs Janowski, 1910
Karpova: This game was adjourned after <31.Rxd5>, the <52nd> move,[1] , <62.Qc7> [2] and <93.Qa3+>.[3] [1] Dr. Emanuel Lasker, 'Pester Lloyd', 1910.11.14, p. 4 [2] Dr. Emanuel Lasker, 'Pester Lloyd', 1910.11.16, p. 6 [3] ...
Apr-18-14 Janowski vs Lasker, 1910
Karpova: The game was adjourned after <33.h4>. Source: Dr. Emanuel Lasker, "Pester Lloyd", 1910.11.12, p. 7
Apr-18-14 Raymond Keene
RedShield: Nice to know that the Internet finally made it to Panama.
Apr-18-14 Hamad Al-Tamimi vs L Guerra Tulcan, 2006
RedShield: <Tulcan death grip>
Apr-18-14 Tania Sachdev
PhilFeeley: Missing this important game from 2012. Why, I don't know. I'll try to find the full set of moves: Sachdev, T. 2417 - Liu, Y 2090 E49, Asian Championship (7) 24.05.2012 [DIAGRAM] 19...b4 20. dxc5 Qxc5 21. cxb4 a4 22. Bxf6 gxf6 23. ...
Apr-18-14 Robert James Fischer
HeMateMe: What if they cast today's players in the Fischer movie? Daniel King as 1972 Bob Joel Benjamin as Jack Collins Bob's Mom: Pia Cramling Sister Joan: Ana Muzychuk Bill Lombardi: Susan Polgar 1972 Boris Spassky: Peter Svidler Ed ...
Apr-18-14 H K Mattison vs Rubinstein, 1929
MilesGhost: Yes, a very pleasing, smooth win by the Polish grandmaster. There is so much to learn about rook endings and this game teaches plenty. So many players would have agreed a draw here at some point. It took a Rubinstein to see the ...
Apr-18-14 Leonid Stein
Benzol: That's just the point. The worst could happen. :)
Apr-18-14 Philip Stuart Milner-Barry
Benzol: Another game from an old NZ Chess magazine. This one played in the first round of the British Championship in 1963. [Event "British Championship"] [Site "England"] [Date "1963.??.??"] [EventDate "?"] [Round "1"] [Result ...
Apr-18-14 A J Goldsby
LIFE Master AJ: Hello: Ljubojevic vs S Makarichev, 1975 . My web page for this game is:
Apr-18-14 Ljubojevic vs S Makarichev, 1975
LIFE Master AJ: The web page - the link is above - is finished.
Apr-18-14 Alekhine vs L Kussman, 1924
Strelets: Note to move 6: "...Black Queen's Knight at c3"? Looks like a slight mistake in translation from Alekhine's descriptive QB3.
Apr-18-14 John Paul Gomez
rainbowxpress: Ooops! natalisud! Bangon JP! Kaya pa yan!
Apr-18-14 J Segovia vs H Martin, 1986
jasmin: After 6...Qxb2?
Apr-18-14 K W Troff vs I Saric, 2014
Bartacus: For a split second I thought White could hang on with 35 Rb5. However, Black wins with a brutal knight fork; 35...Rxb5 36 Qxb5 Na3+. I've only seen a few of Saric's games so far, but I'm impressed. I think he'll be a name we'll hear more
Apr-18-14 Lasker-Janowski World Championship Match (1910)
zanzibar: Following up my own post - finding information about Dr. J. Hannak seems to be rather harder than one might expect given how often his biography of Lasker is cited. The most extensive information I found was on a webpage devoted to the ...
Apr-18-14 Verdoni
Gottschalk: One of the authors of Traaité des Amateurs. The other known authors Bernard, Carlier and Leger.
Apr-18-14 Ulf Andersson vs H M Elwert, 1999
Wyatt Gwyon: Bad day at the office for Ulf. This isn't the sort of game he would be expected to have trouble with.

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