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|Mar-16-12|| ||HeMateMe: Got a simul with Yaz? cool. Play something fun. You're going to get killed anyway, so get a signed scoresheet with some fireworks. Play the Kings Gambit. Or, the Cochrane Gambit, or maybe a Benko Gambit. Go for it, baby.|
|Mar-16-12|| ||Nova: Thanks for the advice!
There are 30 people signed up, so not too many. I would love to win (but a draw would surely suffice!) My favorite openings as black are the sicilian and king's indian defense, so if he plays d4 or e4 I will steer towards them. I like the idea of keeping things complicated, and I will surely notate so that you may see the game!
|Mar-16-12|| ||spawn2: <Nova>
King Indian and Sicilian eh..then its going to be a slambang affair. Fastest with the mostest as one chess columnist always writes..go for mate!
Will wait for the pgn. May the Force be with you..
|Mar-18-12|| ||pazzed paun: no criticism of Yasser but if he has not played in a tournament in 8 years joins the U.S. championship at the last minute, finishes with a less than
50% score, and is STILL ranked in the top ten of U.S. players is it just impossible to be a 2650+ player in the USA?|
|Mar-18-12|| ||Nova: <spawn2>
Here is the pgn. A tough game, but ended once Yasser trapped my queen!
[Event "Yasser Simul"]
[White "Seirawan, Yasser"]
E84: King's Indian: Samisch Panno: 7 Nge2 a6 8 Qd2 Rb8
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. f3 O-O 6. Nge2 Nc6 7. Be3 a6 8. Qd2 Rb8 9. Rc1 e5 10. d5 Ne7 11. Ng3 c6 12. Be2 Nd7 13. O-O c5 14. a3 f5 15. exf5 Nxf5 16. Nxf5 Rxf5 17. b4 b6 18. Rb1 Qh4 19. g4 Rf7 20. Bg5! Qh3 21. Rf2 Rf4 (my desperation) 22. Bf1 Rxg4+ 23. fxg4 Qxg4+ 24. Rg2 Qf5 25. Bd3 1-0
Not exactly my best game, but a nice queen trap that I will never forget! Is there a way to submit this game to the database?
|Mar-18-12|| ||wordfunph: <Nova> try PGN Upload Utility.|
|Mar-19-12|| ||spawn2: <Nova>
Thank you very much. Will go through the game later. As expected, he opened with d4. How did GM Yasser fare against the 30 participants?
|Mar-19-12|| ||HeMateMe: <Nova> 20. B-g5...a Bishop attacking a Queen on the diagonal *behind* the Queen often leads to horrible things (as if I would have fared better).|
Nice effort. Did he sign your scoresheet? Yaz was always a cool dude. He beat Karpov, back when nobody beat Karpov except for Kasparov.
|Mar-20-12|| ||Nova: <spawn2> Yasser had 20 Wins 5 Draws 1 Loss.
Funnily enough, the draws and his loss came near the end of the simul, I guess when he became very tired from all the games (if only I lasted till move 40!) |
<HeMateMe> 20. Bg5! Came out of the blue. What amazes me is that he saw this when he played g4 the move before. I had never seen such a trap and thus was caught off guard.
I must say that Yasser was a super cool guy. He is the strongest player I have ever met, and was so cheerful and enthusiastic about the game of chess that he took a picture with me, signed my chess board, and even talked about chess books and funny anecdotes. Definitely an event I will never forget!
|Mar-20-12|| ||spawn2: <Nova>
<Definitely an event I will never forget!>
I know how you feel: )
Being able to play with your chess idol, whether win, lose or draw is an experience you will carry with you until old age.
|Mar-20-12|| ||Everett: Yasser is going to be in the US Championship again! Yay!|
|Mar-24-12|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday Yasser!|
|Mar-24-12|| ||twinlark: Still one of the best. Happy birthday.|
|Mar-24-12|| ||talisman: happy birthday to one of the good guys...anyway to get your "no regrets" book?|
|Mar-24-12|| ||wordfunph: "It was only after about eighty games that I discovered castling."|
- GM Yasser Seirawan
Yasser, happy birthday!
|Mar-24-12|| ||Penguincw: Happy Birthday Yasser Seirawan. Keep playing chess!|
|Mar-24-12|| ||Check It Out: Great to see you're back playing! Happy birthday, come visit Seattle again soon.|
|Mar-24-12|| ||laurenttizano: 2040 huh! March 24,2012 the calendar must
not be joking?!
Happy B-day Sir Yasser!!!!!!!
|Mar-24-12|| ||Nova: Happy Birthday Yasser! It was an honor to play you in the simul!|
|Mar-24-12|| ||kamalakanta: Happy Brithday, Yasser!
|May-20-12|| ||ketchuplover: username Linden Lyons on redhotpawn.com is starting a quarterly periodical on Seirawan chess.|
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|Jun-10-12|| ||ketchuplover: Good luck vs. Karpov!|
|Jun-11-12|| ||whiteshark: < Quote of the Day
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|Oct-18-12|| ||ughaibu: How much colloquial russian did Seirawan understand in 1983?|
|Nov-30-12|| ||norami: I just got the book on Anand's games by Anand and Nunn and at the end it quoted Seirawan from his book saying that he thought Anand was the 4th best player of all time. It didn't say who his top three were, but if you put Anand at #4 you must favor recent players, in which case the logical choices for the top three would be Kasparov, Fischer, Karpov, probably in that order. Anyone know?|
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