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Oct-26-16 Kibitzer's Café
The Wanderer: Lamento - Christopher Caliendo ~ Desra Dabney & Bob Baratta Aquilus - Archal Lahcra
Oct-26-16 Jeremy Lim
HeMateMe: all the good teams get on TV, where the money is. It doesn't matter if you are no. 1 or no. 15, you will still get big TV revenue money. We'll see how long the "harborough Effect" lasts, and see if he is justified in getting $9M/yr.
Oct-26-16 Korchnoi vs Petrosian, 1962
Petrosianic: The description of this game from Vasiliev's book: <Geller's position was worsened in that Petrosian won against Korchnoi on the same day [that Geller lost to Fischer] , and with an elegant bishop sacrifice. Korchnoi had played the
Oct-26-16 Magnus Carlsen
maelith: While we are waiting for the world championship, nice to see this.
Oct-26-16 Hikaru Nakamura
Oct-26-16 Carlsen vs Ulf Andersson, 2006
maxi: After 22.Bg6 Rdf8 Houdini 4 Pro x64 gives a minimal advantage of 0.18. There was no reason to resign.
Oct-26-16 T Chan vs Li Chao, 2008
Phony Benoni: After <46...Rxc5> [DIAGRAM] One hopes the next two moves are reversed in the score, and that the game actually continued <47.Rxf6 gxf6 48.Qxh6+ Kg8>.
Oct-26-16 T Markowski vs G Koelsch, 1995
fredthebear: White knocks Black around the ring. White initiates a pair of two-for-one exchanges on the 19th and 29th moves, has a passer supporting the centralized bishop, and then the knight hones in on a stifled Black rook. It was time for an ...
Oct-26-16 Kenneth S Rogoff
Abdel Irada: ∞ [Part 2 of 2] <Did those classified documents show up on Wikileaks? Has anyone alleged that they fell into the hands of hostile persons or states?> Is this relevant? The point is not who might have got hold of them, ...
Oct-26-16 Reti vs M Walter, 1925
tpstar: 24 ... Qxa4 25. Bxe6 and the only way to prevent 26. Bf7# is the sad 25 ... Qc4, when 26. Bxc4 Rxc4 27. Bd2 leaves White up a piece. Or 25 ... Qxd1?! 26. Rxd1 and White will be up two Bishops.
Oct-26-16 Teichmann vs Lipke, 1894
ColdSong: Really why not 39.Rg3.
Oct-26-16 M Sion Castro vs Vyzmanavin, 1993
RandomVisitor: At the final position, Komodo can achieve nothing substantial [DIAGRAM] Komodo-10.1-64bit: <-4.21/42 35.Qd8+ Ne8 36.Re3 Qa1+ 37.Qd1 Qa8> 38.Re5 Nc7 39.Rc5 Qe4+ 40.Kd2 Qxg2 41.Kc1 Qxf2 42.Qd4 Qe1+ 43.Kb2 Ne8 44.h4 h6 45.Rc8 ...
Oct-26-16 Chandler vs V Wolf, 1985
RookFile: Petrosian was one of the first to just move the king from the kingside to the queenside. Chandler does it here. He is in no hurry, the pawn structure is forever.
Oct-26-16 Carlsen - Karjakin World Championship (2016)
beenthere240: Why no thread? The event will be over in 15 minutes (or thereabouts)
Oct-26-16 S Maduro vs E Kpodo, 2012
tpstar: White to Play and Win after 59 ... Kd8. Great RRN vs RRN endgame.
Oct-26-16 Eugenio Torre
pinoymaster77: I've scanned this in chess sites headliners but only realized the details on the Short vs Hou match thru this Peter Long article. What's rule 6.5? Can chess enthusiasts share their views?
Oct-26-16 Alburt vs Fedorowicz, 1981
Abdel Irada: ∞ And that — without imputing any blame to its countless victims — is precisely why it is imperative to correct this error whenever possible. Otherwise, it will simply spread unchecked until it becomes accepted as ...
Oct-26-16 E Ovod vs V Gunina, 2016
Jazzer32: Quite an entertaining game!
Oct-26-16 Ivanchuk vs Karpov, 1994
perfidious: <Jonathan> No idea whether or not Kasparov tried to put that view out there, but of course he did not take losses at all well. Agree with you in re Kasparov being the true titleholder until going down to defeat against Kramnik. ...
Oct-26-16 Navara vs K Piorun, 2016
diagonal: Navara follows in his own footsteps: Navara vs R Wojtaszek, 2015 A next king's march, in a slightly less spectacular manner 19.Rxc5! was brave (other would have played 19.b4)
Oct-26-16 C Russell vs I Ibragimov, 1992
tpstar: A flurry of trades leads to this R&P endgame: [DIAGRAM] Material is even but Black has a significant advantage in Rook position over White's King position as the c Pawn threatens to Queen with mate. Therefore 34. Rh8 & 35. Rc8 but Black ...
Oct-26-16 Karlsbad (1923)
perfidious: On the topic of truculence: Spielmann had no draws at all, a result which might quieten those who decry the typical top-level event nowadays with no outsiders, so is bound to produce a fair number of drawn games.
Oct-26-16 Short - Hou (2016)
diagonal: <Absentee> correct, sorry! Still, imho the rule is bizarre - and its handling, too.
Oct-26-16 Chigorin vs Janowski, 1895
clbaltha: I´m a Chigorin's fan. I had the privilege to see some amazing games of his, including Hastings'95. I can't believe that so fantastic player, almost a world champion, could be so pathetic, sometimes. See Pollock 0 x Chigorin 1, same ...
Oct-26-16 V Zaltsman vs Benko, 1981
RookFile: Not sure why Benko played out the hopeless ending. His king needed to be on the other side of the board to even have a prayer of drawing this.
Oct-26-16 Lasker vs G Oskam, 1908
tpstar: White walks into mate with 35. Kf4?? Kf6 0-1 - 36. h4 h6 & 37 ... g5+. Instead 35. Ke2 Kd5 36. Rd3 Rc4 37. Ke3 with decent chances to convert the ending.
Oct-26-16 Biographer Bistro <SwitchingQuylthulg> Sargon and I actually have a tool called "Event Name Editor" that looks a little bit like what you describe, but not as robust. Let me take a stab at answering my own question in a simpler way than you ...
Oct-26-16 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2008
Christoforus Polacco: After 51.Rb7 is draw by perpetual chess & after 56.Rf7 is draw again. It looks like Karjakin needed to win but Carslen required only half point.... <eurypides> Rather black queen should stay on 'g7' or 'e7' square - on ...
Oct-26-16 Russian Superfinals (2016)
Pedro Fernandez: Hey <John>, your sense of humor never will die! Greetings my dear British friend.
Oct-26-16 Fabiano Caruana
todicav23: Fischer became the youngest person ever to qualify for the Candidates when he was 15 years old. We can agree that he was already a top 10 player at that age. Fischer was just more talented than Caruana. In a hypothetical match, if ...
Oct-26-16 Yifan Hou vs Short, 2016
diagonal: Nice game and win by Hou - but not rated for Elo list: Short - Hou (2016)
Oct-26-16 Shirov vs Vyzmanavin, 1994
yiotta: 47...Qb8+ wins the rook, but I quibble...I would love to have seen Shirov's face.
Oct-26-16 Henry Edward Bird
offramp: <posoo: WAT is a BRISCHMO?> A BRItish Schmo, a British idiot.
Oct-26-16 Aronian vs A Giri, 2016
Dave12: as usual Aronian learned from the best Spassky vs Petrosian, 1969
Oct-26-16 D Flores vs R Molina, 2012
fredthebear: 21.Bxg7 shows some brass! In the final position, White is threatening to capture the loose Black Nf6 as well as play Nf5 threatening mate.
Oct-26-16 Wen Yang vs V Artemiev, 2016
antonioaguilar: This is a pretty interesting game, not because of the tactics but because of the position. After <13.Rxf7!!> White is winning in all lines. But, how did Black mess it up? Well, he didnt defend the b7 bishop. Instead of ...
Oct-26-16 Chigorin vs I A Zybin, 1900
Christoforus Polacco: @ Grbasowski. It's doesn't matter :) Both sides changed theory. According with book : 3.. Bg4!? 4.Be2 ef 5.O-O (5.ed Nf6) de 6.Ne1 Qd4+ 7.Kh1 f3 Bh3 9.c3 Qb6 10.Rg1 Nf6 with equality. So... Chigorin was looking for ...
Oct-26-16 Alekhine - Euwe World Championship Match (1935)
MissScarlett: <Alekhine VS Euwe , World Chess Championship(1935) RARE FOOTAGE!!>
Oct-26-16 D Bocharov vs Svidler, 2016
rokko: I went through the endgame with a computer and the complexity is mind-boggling - very nice ideas for white (the plan Bh4-f6 in some variations), the ambiguity of certain décisions (Rxd4 wins a pawn and allows the d-pawn to advance but it ...
Oct-26-16 E Ubiennykh vs A Goryachkina, 2016
John Abraham: great game from Aleksandra, she really showed the power of pins!
Oct-26-16 Grace Freeman
MissScarlett: Hemingway defined courage as Grace under pressure. Alekhine must have had a lot of bottle hitting that on a regular basis.
Oct-26-16 D H Campora vs Portisch, 1986
fredthebear: The Black rook is pinned to the e8 mating square on the back rank! Few of us would look for such a mating square but Campora takes immediate advantage of the situation. White's odd looking bishop give-away surely alerted Portisch to ...
Oct-26-16 Karpov - Timman (2016)
perfidious: <offramp> 'Class A' in USCF ratings is 1800-1999.
Oct-26-16 Noah Fecker vs Dohyeon A Yun, 2016
Domdaniel: Which Fecker said the Sicilian was an Uncommon Opening?
Oct-26-16 Nunn vs M I Situru, 1994
Stonehenge: Clearly not Nunn's best :)
Oct-26-16 R Rapport vs Fressinet, 2015
optimuswise: Awesome game!
Oct-26-16 K Burger vs Benko, 1969
kingfu: I will have a karl burger with a side of three losing moves! How many quickly got 27...Ba6? I did not. Pal Benko did! This is the guy who played 1.g3 against Fischer and won. In a Candidates Tournament. The rest of us were looking at ...
Oct-26-16 Polugaevsky vs Spassky, 1959
Nerwal: It is quite possible that 31...♕xf3 32.♘xf6 ♕xf6 33.♕xf6 gxf6 offers more chances than what Spassky played. However the pawn endgame arising after 34. ♖d7 ♖e7 35. ♖xe7 looks lost (queenside ...
Oct-26-16 Henry Davis
OhioChessFan: If anyone finds such things interesting, I tried to search out some information for this player. I'm not sure if I ended up on the right Henry Davis, but look down at the bottom of this page: ...
Oct-26-16 Teichmann vs Tarrasch, 1894
ColdSong: One may notice that recently no less than Kasparov used the Vienna as a blitz weapon.That opening cannot possibly have no avenir,since with a help from the computer one can study deeply this or that middlegame position where the black ...
Oct-26-16 Bachrach / Schapiro / Wolfrum vs Alekhine, 1911
aliejin: 36 ..nf5??? 37 Q8h++
Oct-26-16 Spassky vs Karpov, 1982
ZonszeinP: Spassky would have never thrown away a game! And against Karpov of all! Unbelievable!
Oct-26-16 Utut Adianto
talunanIM: ^^Pulpol^^ anong sinasabat mo bakla ka pa engles engles ka pang gurang ka. Bilang na araw mo tanda palulutangin kna din.
Oct-26-16 N Pogonina vs A Galliamova, 2016
Nerwal: Black's problem was that the fortress doesn't really hold. After 76. ♖b3 White threatens something like 76... ♖c8 77. ♖bb6 ♖e8 78. ♔f4 ♖e7 79. ♖b8 ♖c7 80. ♖f8+ ♔e7 81. ♖aa8 ...
Oct-26-16 Prince Dadian vs S Kostrovitsky, 1896
offramp: Thank you <morfishine>. Everyone knows that I am the Louis Pasteur of premature obituaries.
Oct-26-16 Russian Superfinals (Women) (2016)
whiteshark: Congratulations to Alexandra Kosteniuk for winning <The Superfinal of the 66th Russian Women's Championship> with a lead of 1.5 points before the final round.
Oct-26-16 Petrosian vs Gligoric, 1962
whiteshark: <1/2> In a team game w/ black I'd say: Let the fun begin, and win!
Oct-26-16 Kosteniuk vs E Ovod, 2016
ninja warrior: hard-fought game!
Oct-26-16 Nigel Short
Gottschalk: <QOTD 2016 Oct 26 "Fischer is like Zeus; he is the God of the gods." Nigel Short> And...of course... Nigel is the king of fools! Fischer was the worst of all world champions because he did not play a single game while he was ...
Oct-26-16 J van de Mortel vs J Van der Wal, 1993
OhioChessFan: "Mortel's Immortal"
Oct-26-16 J van de Mortel vs N Mitkov, 2005
OhioChessFan: "Mortel Lock"
Oct-26-16 I Saren vs Karpov, 1972
Dionysius1: Karpov must have been torture to play against. Usually I can only follow the point of his moves by seeing what effect they have later, and he's about the least predictable player for me. Great to watch but imagine having to play him.
Oct-26-16 R Rabiega vs R Rapport, 2016
Pinkerton: No. This is Good Rapport!
Oct-26-16 Martin Percivaldi
mprodrigues: He is on a good run so far in the Nordic Championship 3/4 seems he will be an IM after this tourney. He already has 2 IM norms
Oct-26-16 Wesley So
WinKing: Carlsen - Nakamura Blitz battle coming up!
Oct-26-16 E Inarkiev vs G Oparin, 2016
Rob Morrison: It might be even more significant that black dropped his queen.
Oct-26-16 Kramnik vs Kamsky, 1994
Gottschalk: Blunder game. Right moves were 19...Re8 to Kamsky and 43 Rh4 to Kramnik.
Oct-26-16 A Yang Ching-Wei vs N Krishna Teja, 2016
cpalape: Las negras realizan al final un copamiento de una torre blanca y fin.
Oct-26-16 G Rechlis vs Speelman, 1987
cocker: Black has just sacrificed a piece for a couple of pawns and some attack. Pity they agreed a draw at this point.
Oct-26-16 Marshall vs Janowski, 1905
offramp: [DIAGRAM] Here Janowsky exchanged bishops with 23...Bxf4. A good-looking move is to swerve that exchange and play 23...Bc5. [DIAGRAM] Now Black has a few threats. 24...Q (or N)xb2 24...d4 24...g5 24...Rxe6.
Oct-26-16 Nezhmetdinov vs Korchnoi, 1959
dejavu: Korchnoi was great with the French defense and he was also one of the most dynamic defenders, a fact that unfailingly thwart swashbuckling attackers such as Nez & Tal with whom he has a good score. Leave alone the fact that should things ...
Oct-26-16 Janowski vs Marshall, 1905
offramp: 39. axb4 [DIAGRAM] The knight is better than the bishop because the bishop is somewhat hemmed in. But it is the old story: in order to make progress White has to let the bishop out! Then it is a draw.
Oct-26-16 Karpov vs Timman, 2016
Conrad93: 19. e4 Bd7 20. Bf1 and I don't get how White is worse. Or am I missing something? This looks like the type of position Karpov in his prime would never lose.
Oct-26-16 Marshall vs Janowski, 1905
offramp: [DIAGRAM] White has just played 35. Nf3-g5. This threatens the ♗e4, the ♙d6 and there is a potential threat of Nf7+ in the future. Janowsky was unable to calculate which of these threats was the most serious so he decided to ...
Oct-26-16 W So vs Nakamura, 2016
Conrad93: I wish ChessGames would stop using Java. It doesn't work on my web browser.
Oct-26-16 Marshall vs Janowski, 1905
offramp: A very difficult middle game with both kings wide open. The e-file is crucial. [DIAGRAM] Black has just played 43...Qe4. The threat is 44...Rg7 with a mating attack down the g-file. So Marshall gives up a piece for two pawns. He then ...
Oct-26-16 Marshall vs Janowski, 1905
offramp: [DIAGRAM] 26.? White to move. Not all attacking moves are towards the enemy! Well played, Marshall.
Oct-26-16 Janowski vs Marshall, 1905
offramp: Marshall played this game with tremendous will to win. In this opening White has to be careful because natural moves might turn out to be wastes of time, and White could end up behind in development. Marshall began aiming his pieces at ...
Oct-26-16 Janowski vs Steinitz, 1898
iking: David and go
Oct-26-16 Fine vs W Winter, 1935
cwcarlson: Alekhine would have played the crushing 25.Ne7+ Kh8 26.Qh5.
Oct-26-16 N Vitiugov vs D Bocharov, 2016
1971: A+ game
Oct-26-16 Alekhine vs Reshevsky, 1932
beatgiant: <Retireborn> Thanks. I agree that my suggested move e6 with Black's king on g7 does allow the <...h5> counterplay. White needs more patient technique, as Alekhine well demonstrated in the rest of the moves you posted. I ...
Oct-26-16 Nezhmetdinov vs Bronstein, 1959
zydeco: 27....Rxf5 seems a little restless. Bronstein was out of form in this tournament.
Oct-26-16 A Riazantsev vs D Kokarev, 2016
An Englishman: Good Evening: <kwid>, I don't know about any future team games. Because of my lack of software, never felt as if I contributed much, anyway.
Oct-26-16 Said Salim Al Maashani Amer vs C Mathews, 2016
tpstar: Black to Play and Win after 23. Bg5. Hail Cesar!

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