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Dec-07-16 J M Hodgson vs Seirawan, 1986
newzild: <JSYantiss> <Sally Simpson> White also has the simple 27. Rxb6, leaving him up by an exchange and two pawns.
Dec-07-16 Fyodor Ivanovich Dus Chotimirsky
zanzibar: His autobiography is partially (entirely?) cited here: where one can find the passage concerning the naming of the Dragon variation. Sorry, but I couldn't quickly find the page numbers of the ...
Dec-07-16 Jeremy Lim
HeMateMe: "Long may you run?"
Dec-07-16 Wesley So
WinKing: Brothers!?
Dec-07-16 Kasparov vs Timman, 2000
Bubo bubo: After 35.Kxd5 d2 (otherwise 36.Rc3 and 37.Rd3), White can win a vital tempo with 36.g4+, and whether Black captures or not, his king has to enter the fourth rank, so the rook can access c4 with check and will reach d4 just in time to ...
Dec-07-16 Biographer Bistro
zanzibar: <St. Petersburg 1914> St Petersburg (1914) Tarrasch wrote the tournament book, which <Benzol> cites: This book is over hundred years old. I assume it's out of copyright, at least the ...
Dec-07-16 Schlechter vs Lasker, 1895
Saniyat24: Schlecter could have played g3 as his 48th move...but I guess they were playing on a higher and different level...!
Dec-07-16 Kenneth S Rogoff
saffuna: <Why do the liberals have to lie? > Some do, but in this case another liberal corrected him. When has a conservative on this page corrected <tpstar> when he posted his blatant lies? Never. (<bob> recently did say ...
Dec-07-16 Carlsen - Karjakin World Championship (2016)
beatgiant: <Shams> <Play the tiebreaks first> If we must include the fast time controls in the title system, I agree that's the best way to do it. But, my personal opinion is we should not mix the fast and slow titles that way. I ...
Dec-07-16 Kibitzer's Café
Big Pawn: <naresb: <Luke Warm>I hope so !!> Nice avatar, <!!>
Dec-07-16 Harry Nelson Pillsbury
cunctatorg: <Nosnibor>: perhaps the trivial excuse regarding Pillsbury's illness is the explanation of this oddity; all these games had been played from 1900 until 1904 and during these years the severely ill Pillsbury didn't fight Frank ...
Dec-07-16 Urii Eliseev
sonia91: RIP :(( That's so sad, Russia lost his second young talent in 2016, after Ivan Bukavshin...
Dec-07-16 William James Lombardy
HeMateMe: Bob Newhart takes his first I.Q. test < >
Dec-07-16 Morozevich vs Tkachiev, 2000
plang: Game 1 of their 4th round match in the World Championship tournament; Tkachiev won game 2 to win the match and then was eliminated by Grischuk in the next round (the quarterfinals). While preparing for this game Morozovich had looked at the
Dec-07-16 Smyslov vs Oll, 1993
zanzibar: BTW- there is something very aesthetically pleasing about the end of this game, especially the 31...e4 32.Nh3# pseudo-Model mate finish.
Dec-07-16 N Georgiadis vs Caruana, 2016
Remo1000: Hi Nico! Congratulations from Switzerland. Great game, hope you will become soon Grandmaster. You deserve it. Best wishes from Zurich Remo Bannwart
Dec-07-16 Robert James Fischer
Petrosianic: <keypusher> <Now explain to me how that makes him a lesser player than Morphy.> He wasn't an American.
Dec-07-16 Feigin vs Fine, 1937
parisattack: Lessons From My Games a wonderful book. Happy holidays to you <cwcarlson>!
Dec-07-16 London Chess Classic (2016)
botvinnik64: Should be a great tourney. Let's hope age triumphs over beauty (!) - Go Vishy!!!
Dec-07-16 Champions Showdown (2016)
Retireborn: The Sun is a red dwarf now?! I still haven't recovered from being told that Pluto is a dwarf planet. I feel belittled.
Dec-07-16 Teichmann vs Alekhine, 1913
RKnight: At first blush it would seem that 21 f3 wins the knight, but black's attack is fierce: 21 f3 Bd3, 22. fxe4 Qh2+, 23. Kf1 Bg3, 26. Nf3 Qh1+ with considerable pressure, but not clear if it wins. Both players probably saw this line, and ...
Dec-07-16 Magnus Carlsen
Eyal: P. H. Nielsen on the match (particularly the openings):
Dec-07-16 Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927
ChessHigherCat: Capa really toys with Alekhine here like a little kid, especially in the end game. So much for the idea that a bishop is worth more than a knight. You can just imagine Alekhine trying to intimidate Capa and lure him into cheap ...
Dec-07-16 K Adjout vs A Debbeche, 2000
TrueFiendish: Worst game ever :)
Dec-07-16 Fischer vs Spassky, 1972
RookFile: Did Fine overlook 28...Ng5? That's incredible. When he knew what he was doing, he would have seen that in a speed game. Obviously, he was just trying to cash in with his book based upon his ability to market his past accomplishments.
Dec-07-16 R Fischer vs A Tari, 2016
Robed.Bishop: Yes, but not "Bobby" Fischer. Unless, of course, Tari was playing Bobby with an Ouija board.
Dec-07-16 Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1929
Saniyat24: What an extra ordinary game....! Alekhine long castling on his 25th move...Bogoljubov's expert Queen moves to attack from both sides...this game is a gem..!
Dec-07-16 Averbakh vs Kotov, 1953
Amulet: Wow what a game! I admire white's tenacity here although all odds are against him. He throws in the towel only when he got hogtied. That's the fighting spirit right there.
Dec-07-16 Cochrane vs Mohishunder, 1851
blackdranzer: So many mistakes..are these even considered good players to make it to the list ?...or does this have some historical importance?
Dec-07-16 Stockfish (Computer)
zanzibar: I suppose another simple-minded approach would be to somehow fold the calculation depth into a feedback loop of some kind or another. Not sure how much time/energy I have for pursuing the material in the links <Appaz> mentions ...
Dec-07-16 J Sequera vs P Parfenov, 2008
fispok: Heavy piece of endgame. Excellent use of initiative from about move 9 on.
Dec-07-16 J Sequera vs T Gulbrandsen, 2015
fispok: I don't know why he thought the Kt wouldn't get trapped. Excellent example of the bishop pair against the unpaired minors.
Dec-07-16 Kasimdzhanov vs Beliavsky, 2012
clement41: 24 Rd7!? is highly tempting, leading to fascinating lines such as 24...c3!! 25 b3 (25 bc? Bxa2 thanks to the a passed pawn) Bxb3! 26 ab (cb?? handing black a monster passed pawn)
Dec-07-16 Cochrane vs Mohishunder, 1850
wilfredo munoz: <FSR> Check out this page and then click on the subheading "Variations" just a few scrolls down. You'll see this opening line among many variants. And you'll see that name--Philidor--and
Dec-07-16 Nezhmetdinov vs V Mikenas, 1948
Kamagong42: amazing! super nez!!!!!
Dec-07-16 Edmund Beronio
iking: Segarra steals show in PH international chess tiff .
Dec-07-16 J N Berger vs Maroczy, 1900
Straclonoor: Nice game by Berger, who shows his power in difficult endgame.
Dec-07-16 Karpov vs Kasparov, 1987
Finnishplayer: Karpov claims that 35.Qf4! and 37.Rf3! would have won. Kasparov writes in "On Modern Chess Part 3" that neither of these attempts win. He writes that 33.Qf4! would have probably won and 37. Re1! would have given better winning ...
Dec-07-16 Bill Paschall
mprodrigues: he regularly plays and does streams on lichess. those are quite fun.
Dec-07-16 Robert E Byrne vs Larry Evans, 1946
Pyrandus: Schallop Defence, good Defence...
Dec-07-16 Alekhine vs H Johner, 1934
wilfredo munoz: I agree with <aw1988>. Black's game is too passive. After 47 ... Kf7 48 Bd5+ Ke8 49 Qxf6 Nh7 50 Qg6+, we arrive at this position (Black to move): [DIAGRAM] Mate results after 50 ... Kf8 51 Qg8#. And the Queen gets forked ...
Dec-07-16 Lasker vs J L Daniell, 1897
Richard Taylor: <Richard Taylor: <keypusher: It seems to me Black could have stayed alive with 21....fxg5 22. Bg4 Qf7 (22...Qxg4 23. Qxh7+ Kf8 24. Qh8+ Kf7 25. Rh8+ Ke6 26 Qxe8+ Kf6 27. Rf7#).>> And in this after 21. ... fxg5 22. Bg4?!
Dec-07-16 Gerardus C van Perlo
BobbyDigital80: @blacksburg But you've laughed out loud with opening and middlegame books?
Dec-07-16 Schlechter vs Pillsbury, 1899
KEG: In pressing hard to win a drawn ending, Pillsbury nearly loses (and probably should have been defeated by Schlechter). After a dull and even opening, Schlechter got careless with 22. h3 (22. Nd4 was the way to maintain equality), 23. Rf1 (23.
Dec-07-16 A Pickersgill vs C Norton, 2016
SeanAzarin: Emperor Norton

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