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|Dec-29-12|| ||DanielBryant: Is his book Chess: The Adventurous Way worth reading?|
|Sep-18-13|| ||Penguincw: ♔ Quote of the Day ♔
< "I wasn't sure what square to take the rook to. Because there were three alternatives (e8, d8 and c8), I decided to go for the middle one." >
So I'm guessing d8.
|Dec-14-13|| ||ketchuplover: what <brankat> said|
|Dec-14-13|| ||Penguincw: Happy 62nd birthday to Dutch GM Jan Timman.|
|Dec-14-13|| ||whiteshark: I'll second that, <ketchuplover>!|
|Jan-26-14|| ||Conrad93: Shame that most chess players barely know who he is...|
|Jan-26-14|| ||Karposian: What a great tournament by Jan Timman in Tata Steel Challengers. You are still a formidable chess player, well done!|
|Jan-24-15|| ||Gregor Samsa Mendel: Sadly, Timman isn't doing so well in this year's Tata Steel Challengers.|
|Feb-09-15|| ||Domdaniel: < Shame that most chess players barely know who he is...>|
Can this be true?
Some people don't seem to know who anyone is.
|May-08-15|| ||TheFocus: <The thing is, back then you didn't have this transfer of information, this influence of computers and databases. This meant that everything you needed to pick up, you needed to pick up from what happened around you, what happened at tournaments, what the strongest players were doing. You could rely on your talent. It was a fantastic time. You didn't need to learn a lot, you didn't need to prepare a lot; it was all natural. That's why I liked it so much> - Jan Timman.|
|May-15-15|| ||TheFocus: <Half the variations which are calculated in a tournament game turn out to be completely superfluous. Unfortunately, no one knows in advance which half> - Jan Timman.|
|May-16-15|| ||TheFocus: <Some studies make such a deep impression on you that they stay etched in your memory forever> - Jan Timman.|
|May-17-15|| ||TheFocus: <The best reason to abolish it, in my opinion, is that everyone should deal with his time in the best way; there is no good reason why you should get half a minute extra with each move, except that it's a bit easier for the arbiter> - Jan Timman (speaking about incremental time controls)|
|May-17-15|| ||TheFocus: <When you're good at something, you should continue to do it. Too many players have stopped at a relatively young age> - Jan Timman.|
|May-22-15|| ||TheFocus: <Once you’re no longer young, open tournaments are very hard work. - Jan Timman (page 90, New in Chess, 2012/6.|
|Dec-04-15|| ||john barleycorn: one of Timman's highly praised books is free for download|
|Dec-14-15|| ||ketchuplover: I prefer Unfortunately being replaced by Fortunately in the post six places before this one. Happy birthday young man.|
|Dec-14-15|| ||lost in space: Happy birthday, champ.|
|Dec-14-15|| ||Sularus: happy birthday, GM timman!|
|Dec-14-15|| ||HeMateMe: Burn one for me, Mr. Timman!|
|Dec-14-15|| ||paavoh: Is it true that now he, at 65, is eligible for the World Senior Championship? A force to be reckoned with. I say he deserves to win
|Dec-14-15|| ||sire: Happy birthday, GM Jan Timman.|
|Sep-10-16|| ||dehanne: Documentary featuring all Dutch all time greats.|
|Dec-14-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Jan Timman.|
|Feb-12-17|| ||Paarhufer: Timman has been playing for Porz for many years. Last week I witnessed the end of his game with IM Koch (White): |
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Black to move. I was not the only one who wondered about the black knight on g1! The game ended after 36.. ♖b8 37. ♕a7 ♖e8 38. ♕c5 ♗xe2 39. ♕xd5 ♕xd5 40. ♘xd5 ♗a6 41. ♗d6 ♘f3+ 42. ♗xf3 exf3+ 43. ♗e5+ ♔g8 44. g4 with Timman's resignation. He shook the hand of his opponent, stood up, took his bag and his jacket, and within a few seconds he had left the playing hall and went to the train station I assume. Similar things could be observed, when the games of GMs Reinderman (another loss) and van den Doel (a win) ended, though one of them needed some time to get his smartphone back. Eight GMs won for Porz, but can we call them a team?! Only GM Lutz, who was the first one to finish his game, stayed almost to the end of the match, when GMs Bok and van Wely secured the 4.5:3.5.
In previous years the players of Porz needed to be a little more patient: they got their money after the game and signed on the receipt block.
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