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Dec-18-14 Komodo vs Houdini, 2014
CHESS LIZARD: quality of move far superior than gm game,almost 30-40 percentage of move go over my head. their move don't follow the chess stargies they never hesitate to make double pawan and isolated pawn
C02
Dec-18-14 Johannes Zukertort
tamar: Did Zukertort just like inventing stories, or was he dodging his heritage? Anyway thanks for the research jnpope
 
Dec-18-14 Kenneth Rogoff
Jim Bartle: Or Wodehouse. He could be <gussie fink-nottle>." give some company to <roderickspode>.
 
Dec-18-14 Kibitzer's Café
Abdel Irada: <Openings have "Name", end games does not have name. (Unless it's a check mate and there are various names for different way of check mate. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Checkm... )> Yes and no. Certainly, if you see a name ...
 
Dec-18-14 Carlsen-Anand World Championship (2014)
Kinghunt: <Jim Bartle: Remember, if the perfect computer existed, every single move would be evaluated as +1000, 0, or -1000. If a move wins it's a +1000, even if today's computer can't see it (or humans, of course. So there's really no ...
 
Dec-18-14 Alatortsev vs Furman, 1948
beatgiant: <drunknite> So 81. Be2 Bxa4 82. Kd5 is the suggestion? That does seem a little tricky, but instead of that, 81. Be2 <Bf3> looks like it mops up. <going from memory> You saw an analysis of this somewhere?
A56
Dec-18-14 Wesley So
rollybee: I agree... No one can serve two masters at the same time
 
Dec-18-14 Reshevsky vs H Bogart, 1956
Conrad93: Kind of odd that he played 6. d4 instead of Nxf7. Was he actually afraid, or did he think that lightly of the competition?
C57
Dec-18-14 Odd Lie
diceman: <tpstar: Roses are red, violets are orange I have so much stuff I should put it in storange And then have my banker refinance my mortgange So I may get dinner with my new girlfriend Solange If hungry we'll visit the forest and ...
 
Dec-18-14 The World vs Naiditsch, 2014
...
C65
Dec-18-14 Nijboer vs A Zhigalko, 2004
Conrad93: 31...Bxg5 is even more attractive, with a similar idea. 32. hxg6+ Bxh6 33. Rxh6+! gxh6 34. Qxh6#
B90
Dec-18-14 Mamedyarov vs Carlsen, 2012
drleper: Magnus missed a win 50...Rg4 which pushes the white king along to catch the f pawn just in time. The more direct 50...f2! would have left white stranded. 50...f2 51.Rf3 Rg2 and now 52.Ke4 runs into 52...Bh5 and the rook has nowhere to go ...
E60
Dec-18-14 Dragan Vukotic Jovsic
whinston: Dragan, it's me from Jekich house. If you are ever coming to New York it would be good to see you again after all these years...
 
Dec-18-14 Fischer vs W Nyman, 1964
morfishine: One thing about Fischer that must be understood is that he was not a prodigy and he was not a genius. What he was, was a product of his surroundings: A fatherless boy, spending loads of time on chess by himself because his mother was ...
C33
Dec-18-14 Haridas Pascua
lakers4sho: I knew this kid's got some game.
 
Dec-18-14 Anderssen vs Staunton, 1851
keypusher: <Penguincw> The Sicilian was probably more in vogue in 1851 (to Morphy's disgust) than it would be for 90 years after. Anderssen was particularly good with it, I think. Steinitz vs Anderssen, 1866
B40
Dec-18-14 Asa Hoffmann
Moszkowski012273: Hmmmmmm..... Methinks you are correct sir...
 
Dec-18-14 Jobava vs G Arzumanian, 1999
Sally Simpson: Hi Kinghunt. So the points in favour of not carrying out your job correctly (i.e checkmating the King as per the aim of the game.) is an unsourced quote and a game score error. :) I suspected straight away the score was wrong. It ...
D31
Dec-18-14 Julio Catalino Sadorra
pinoymaster77: After winning over IM Jem in rd7, GM Ino now co-leads with top seed GM Popov with 5.5 pts! Next ay GM Demchenko this am. IM Hari ambushed GM Gagushnavili to up his total to 5pts /6th but will go up against TOP seed GM Popov this ...
 
Dec-18-14 Anand vs Kulaots, 2004
MAnaconda: just try :D
B80
Dec-18-14 Biographer Bistro
Phony Benoni: <keypusher> My immediate reaction was the first game where Fischer misplayed the double-bishop ending. Guess that's not it, though.
 
Dec-18-14 London Chess Classic (2014)
Reisswolf: I rather fear that Aronian is slowly moving out of his prime. He is obviously very good, but he tends to lose at the most inopportune moments. The last two candidate cycles are very good examples. I think he will continue to be a top ...
 
Dec-18-14 Luke McShane
TheFocus: Luke, come to the Dark Side. We have cookies.
 
Dec-18-14 Spassky vs Smyslov, 1960
chessfanprag: why not black 30. - Ne4?
D24
Dec-18-14 Taimanov vs Gligoric, 1953
jbennett: I'm doing a series of videos on the Zurich 1953 tournament. For round 17 I selected this game to cover: http://youtu.be/Zxpq8mr4zgE
B52
Dec-18-14 Geller vs Szabo, 1953
jbennett: I'm doing a series of videos on the Zurich 1953 tournament. For round 16 I selected this game to cover: http://youtu.be/dAGAjGPKLq4
E53
Dec-18-14 Bronstein vs Gligoric, 1953
jbennett: I'm doing a series of videos on the Zurich 1953 tournament. For round 15 I selected this game to cover: http://youtu.be/PP3a0iW5kuI
E71
Dec-18-14 Eugenio Torre
pinoymaster77: Earlier on, I mistakenly link up the vaunted Torre Attack to AFGM and found out meron palang Mexican GM. AFGM has his own variation in some other opening. Nice chessbase article on the Mexican GM Torre.... sana di ma withdraw / ...
 
Dec-18-14 Ivanchuk vs Yusupov, 1991
Jim Bartle: <It takes a player of Ivanchuk's skill and imagination to produce such a game.> ...and bad nerves.
E67
Dec-18-14 G Milos vs P Carlsson, 2012
Phony Benoni: Aha! I knew I'd seen this idea before: Ivanchuk vs Yusupov, 1991 [DIAGRAM] 28...Rg6!, with the idea of 29...Qh1+!. Fabulous game. If you've forgotten it, take a look.
D17
Dec-18-14 Morozevich vs P Nikolic, 2000
plang: <tonsillolith: I don't understand why White was so eager to jettison his light-squared bishop.> Black's kingside light squares are weak so exchange of light-squared bishops favors White
C00
Dec-18-14 Eu Wen Aron Teh
BIDMONFA: Eu Wen Aron Teh TEH, Eu Wen Aron http://www.bidmonfa.com/teh_eu_wen_... _
 
Dec-18-14 Zsuzsa Polgar
FSR: http://www.kingpinchess.net/2014/12...
 
Dec-18-14 Magnus Carlsen
cro777: <PaulBl: If I'm right Magnus' next chess appearance will be in the Tata tournament next January. Any ideas what he is doing until then?> Carlsen is ready for two big tournaments this winter: The 77th Tata Steel Chess Tournament: 9 - ...
 
Dec-18-14 Petrosian vs Najdorf, 1966
zydeco: Good notes by both players on this game. Petrosian's line is borrowed from Smyslov. 12....Qc7 is a bad inaccuracy - moving the queen for no good reason. Najdorf feels that he's given white an advantage and begins to play very ...
A05
Dec-18-14 Hikaru Nakamura
SirRuthless: I think it's time for a page update to reflect the successes of the last few months. Aronian Match result, London Rapid, Grand Prix Series events, etc...
 
Dec-18-14 Kramnik vs Anand, 2014
chancho: No. He's playing Zurich in February.
D44
Dec-18-14 J C Halpern vs A Ettlinger, 1893
heuristic: WHT had the advantage most of the game 25...b5?! 25...Ra5 26.Qxh7 Rxa2 30.Qd4!? 30.e5! dxe5 31.Qxe5 Kd8 32.Nf3 37.Qb7+!? 37.h4 Ke7 38.Qc3 Qa8 39.e5 39.Rb2?! 39.Rb3 Ra8 40.a3 f5 41.exf5 Bxf5 42.Kf2
C50
Dec-18-14 USSR Championship (1969)
suenteus po 147: The introduction I wrote was the result of sources I consulted putting the collection together. I've since lost all my sources so I can't tell you now where I got it from, only that what I've written is what I read.
 
Dec-18-14 R Potter vs N Weinstein, 1967
Phony Benoni: After <50...f2>: [DIAGRAM] Yet another example of why you should never snatch the b-pawn with your queen. Black wins here after <51.h7 f1Q 52.h8Q Qf4+ 53.Kh3 Kf2!>. If White's b-pawn were off the board, he could draw ...
E70
Dec-18-14 Kasparov vs Judit Polgar, 2000
plang: Polgar had played 6..Ng4 in games 1 and 3 of her 1999 match with Shirov and had lost both games. 10..Nf6 was new and has been repeated a number of times though 10..Ne5 remains the main line. Kasparov's pawn sacrifice was speculative and his
B90
Dec-18-14 World Chess Championship Candidates (2014)
alexmagnus: By the way schism: note how Kramnik competed in both cycles before he eventually beat Kasparov.
 
Dec-18-14 Anand vs Caruana, 2014
1d410: Anand won the tournament after this. Maybe this is the future of professional chess!
D37
Dec-18-14 Becker vs Mackenzie, 1876
chelseaosgood: or why not 29.... Qxd3 ???
C33
Dec-18-14 Owen vs Horwitz, 1856
Errrrrrr: 34...kt -f8 followed by 35. Q-d8 with a big plus
C44
Dec-18-14 Jeremy Lim
HeMateMe: Phil's the $M8 man. He's the one who sent the NBA defensive player of the year to Dallas, for a scrub. Phil might have a problem winning ball games without a) Michael Jordan, b) kobe and Shaq, c), The Bulls scouting department to find ...
 
Dec-18-14 Rogelio Antonio Jr
kamagong24: yes!!!!!
 
Dec-18-14 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening (B00)
parisattack: Owen's/1. ...b6 Opening of the Day 1. ...b6/Owen's BOOKS Bauer - Play 1.... b6 Kapitaniak - 1.... b6! Keene / Plaskett / Tisdall - The English Defense King - English Defence Lakdawala 1. ...b6 Move-By-Move (Jan 2015) Soltis - ...
B00
Dec-18-14 Elisabeth Paehtz
whiteshark: <waustad> You are probably right about the reasons. note that this was the single round weekend, where the 'joint traveling teams' played against each other. Next FBL weekend is 24/25 Jan 2015 so it's still possible that both ...
 
Dec-18-14 Mednis vs Bisguier, 1959
mwhoyle: This is the game referenced in the Practical Endgame column in the November 2014 Chess Life.
C78
Dec-18-14 K Kulon vs K Azimova, 2014
OhioChessFan: "No Bottles to Break-Just Hearts"
A20
Dec-18-14 Adams vs Anand, 2014
Ulhumbrus: On the page http://en.chessbase.com/post/lcc-r5... To quote John Saunders <...Two of the games started with the ominous moves 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6, formerly known as the Berlin, but now renamed the London Defence by ...
C67
Dec-18-14 A Lacoste vs S Kerr, 2002
OhioChessFan: "Never Resist the Call of the Game"
D02
Dec-18-14 Pontus Carlsson
john barleycorn: <Absentee: Why does AlexandraThess hate him so much?> His family name starts with "C".
 
Dec-18-14 Klaudia Kulon
waustad: Congratulations on winning the 4th International Chess Memorial of Krystyna Holuj-Radzikowska 2014.
 
Dec-18-14 Santa Claus
s0030135: To Santa and chessgames.com: Thank you very much for the premium membership in the past year. The features, especially the advanced opening explorer, helped me a lot in improving my chess playing abilities. Although I am not ...
 
Dec-18-14 E Paehtz vs E Sedina, 2008
Captain Hindsight: <22.c3!> would have been a good chance to save the game. [DIAGRAM] =
C18
Dec-18-14 Peter Hugh Clarke
Stonehenge: 11/12 according to http://www.britishchessmagazine.co.... .
 
Dec-18-14 Blackburne vs Tarrasch, 1894
offramp: <paladin at large: Blackburne notes on move 4 that it is "good to get a great theorist like Tarrasch out of the books as soon as possible"...> But the position in the opening is essentially a QGD Tarrasch - an opening that Tarrasch ...
D02
Dec-18-14 Lasker vs D Creemer, 1926
perfidious: Black got Creemed, regardless of where this was played.
E76
Dec-18-14 R L Perry vs R W Smith, 1976
Richard Taylor: But methought Roger was probably in time trouble and missed a win with (among a number of other likely moves) but Komodo award 5 points to white if 31. Rf4. Black would be completely lost.
B73
Dec-18-14 Kasparov - Short World Championship Match (1993)
kellmano: Can you believe that this kind of thing used to be on TV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVn... An entertaining twenty minutes
 
Dec-18-14 Petrosian vs Smyslov, 1969
beatgiant: Unless you're Smyslov. Three other examples of unambitious opening play by Petrosian (white): Petrosian vs Smyslov, 1949 Petrosian vs Smyslov, 1959 Petrosian vs Smyslov, 1961
E55
Dec-18-14 Santasiere vs C F Rehberg, 1948
perfidious: <jerseybob> Lot of those from the pre-computer epoch between even strong masters.
A00
Dec-18-14 Tal vs S Zhukhovitsky, 1969
RookFile: Thanks for the info. I guess the player with the black pieces is still alive, and is 98 years old!
C75
Dec-18-14 Prins vs L Day, 1968
FSR: <Chessdreamer> is correct. The citation he mentions is on page 108 of Keene's book. Correction slip submitted.
B40
Dec-18-14 F A Hoffmann vs A Petrov, 1844
KeyanChess: 12...O-O!!! was an amazing move. It's also unique. I've never seen such a move. It's such an amazing and unexpected move it deserves at least two exclamation points.
C53
Dec-18-14 Rubinstein vs Hromadka, 1923
KeyanChess: KeyanChess: KeyanChess: 25.Qb6!!! was a beautiful move, and very surprising as well. It actually reminded me of Marshall's 23...Qg3!!! in his game against Levitsky. Analysis after 25.Qb6!!!: 25...axb6; Not the best. 25...Rd7 is ...
C30
Dec-18-14 Frank Thornally
GrahamClayton: San Francisco based player whose best results occurred in the mid-1970's, highlighted by a 4th place in the 1975 US Open.
 


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