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Six pawns! Do you know what that means? There are only eight to begin with.
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   Absentee has kibitzed 1590 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-23-14 Gashimov Memorial (2014) (replies)
Absentee: <Salty: <Absentee: I don't think they have any day off. The tournament is supposed to last from April 20 to 30, which, since it's a double round robin, means no rest days.> Friday the 25th is a rest day I believe.> You're right - the opening ceremony was held the 19th,
   Apr-22-14 Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2014 (replies)
Absentee: I've happened to come across several of RichardTaylor's comments, here and there, and they usually sounded tongue in cheek, current one included (can you picture someone saying that with a straight face?). So I guess it was just a pretty unfortunate attempt at humor.
   Apr-21-14 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
Absentee: He didn't. Besides, 1) comparisons between players of different eras and 2) inflation are irrelevant in regards to the question of whether becoming #1 was more significant than beating Anand. There's no point in bringing them up other than as a smokescreen.
   Apr-19-14 FIDE Women's Grand Prix Khanty-Mansiysk (2014) (replies)
   Apr-17-14 Chessgames Bookie chessforum (replies)
Absentee: Hello, probably due to a problem with mail forwarding I haven't received the gift code. Could you kindly resend the email? Thanks!
   Apr-17-14 Wesley So (replies)
Absentee: Welcome back, Tolly. I missed you.
   Apr-16-14 Yifan Hou (replies)
Absentee: I hope that's just a shaky rationalization and not what she actually thinks.
   Apr-16-14 Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 (replies)
Absentee: It sure is an uncommon opening.
   Apr-16-14 World Chess Championship Candidates (2014) (replies)
Absentee: Come on, you're smarter than that.
   Apr-14-14 USSR vs. Rest of the World (1984) (replies)
Absentee: <Petrosianic: It reminds me of a case that was settled recently, where someone successfully sued her employer. She engaged in some activity where she was promised "a Toyota" if she completed some task. She did, and they gave her a "Toy Yoda" instead.> Way to encourage ...
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