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   Calli has kibitzed 5771 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-25-17 Biographer Bistro (replies)
Calli: Likely dates for Alfred Jones were given in C.N. 8915 and C.N. 8924
   Mar-22-17 R Polaczek vs A Antoniou, 2007 (replies)
Calli: Think I would have played 23...Rxd6, getting rid if the "rusty nail". Black's position would still not be good and he'd be down material with a pawn for the exchange, but the position is semi-blocked and White would have to figure out how to win.
   Mar-03-17 Tan Zhongyi vs A Muzychuk, 2017 (replies)
Calli: " What's up with 33. Rf1?" Fork on e2 threatened and if 33.Re1 then Nb5 attacks the Rook and the Queen.
   Mar-01-17 A Muzychuk vs Tan Zhongyi, 2017 (replies)
Calli: Tan wastes time with 11...Be7 and 12...a6. There was no reason to retreat the B. 11...Rb1 and 12...b5 is much faster. In fact, the attack with b4 is pretty threatening. Therefore, I wonder why Anna chose 11.a3, weakening the king's position. 11.Kb1 is more solid.
   Feb-17-17 LaVieve Mae Hines (replies)
Calli: Picture at Pasadena 1932 with Kashdan and Robert B Griffith And another group shot Seated, left to right, Henry MacMahon, La Vieve Hines, Dr. Robert B. Griffith. Standing left to right, Henry Brochow, Isaac Kashdan and Arthur W. Dake
   Feb-09-17 Jeremy Lim (replies)
Calli: Phil Jackson practices the two-hand chest pass.
   Feb-08-17 H Kennedy vs J S Mucklow, 1851 (replies)
Calli: The opening name probably derives from Morphy vs J L Preti, 1858
   Feb-04-17 Tradewise Gibraltar (2017) (replies)
Calli: Are the tiebreak games on CG?
   Jan-27-17 Ju Wenjun vs S Shankland, 2017 (replies)
Calli: 36...Rxe4?? fails tactically. Briliant insight on my part, no? I think Black suddenly saw e5 as a real threat and a little panic set in. 36...f6 probably holds.
   Jan-25-17 Carlsen vs Van Wely, 2017 (replies)
Calli: I get the feeling that Magnus was playing it safe in a winning position. 32. Rb7 and Rxa7 appears faster than 32.Rxf4 but would have required some calculation of Black's kingside counterplay- e4-e5-Rc2 etc. After his previous two games, perhaps he wasn't interested in any possible ...
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  crawfb5: <Calli> I note that in Game Collection: under construction - A Capa collection you have a number of Capablanca games from the 1911 New York Masters. I have been going through the <NY Sun> coverage to make a collection and noted some discrepancies. I agree with your dates, but several of your round numbers seem to be off. This is what I have for Capablanca (1/22/1911 - 2/3/1911 with no rest days):

Round Opponent
2 Morris
3 Jaffe
4 Black
5 Marshall
6 Hodges
7 Chajes
8 Tennenwurzel
9 Kreymborg
10 Walcott
11 Smith
12 Baird
13 Johner

It looks to me like the Round 1 bye was skipped, as the cases where we disagree are where you have games listed as one round earlier than I do.

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  TheFocus: Merry Christmas!
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  TheFocus: Happy New Year <Calli>!!
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  OhioChessFan: Tata Steel Moves Prediction Contest, sponsored by the legendary <chessmoron> and hosted in my forum, is now open. First round begins Saturday the 12th. Click on Elvis for details.
Mar-15-13  thomastonk: <Calli> Google books id=lbBAAAAAcAAJ seems to be a CPC 1862, but unfortunately beginning around page 100 every second page is missing. Nevertheless, it could be interesting for your link list at Calli's Game Collections. Thank you very much, btw!
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  Calli: <thomastonk> Thanks, added it to the list. Think I'll put "Chess Player's Magazine" in there too because it fills in the years 1863-67.
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  martin moller: Hello Calli - i´m back doing a little reaserch on E.Lasker´s simultanious tour in denmark 1919.
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  martin moller: Merry Christmas :-)
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  martin moller: Hello Calli - Do you know if there are any books on Capablanca who gives the games from the Copenhagen 1928 simul ? The Danish chess magazine from december 1928 gives the 2 games won by danes.
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  TheFocus: The book <The Games of Capablanca> by Rogelio Caparros gives Desler, A. - Capablanca, 1-0; Gemzoe, J.E. - Capablanca, 0-1; and Capablanca - Olson, K., 0-1.

Perhaps it was actually Olson, K. - Capablanca, 0-1. Does the report say if he had Black in every game?

Gemzoe is listed as a winner, but Caparros has him as the loser. Perhaps that was also wrong, and it should be Capablanca - Gemzoe.

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  TheFocus: Happy New Year <Calli>!
Jul-23-14  Oldboot: Hi Calli, please, which were his last words?
"This time last year he weighed 16 stones; he went abroad, and his strength seemed suddenly to leave him. With difficulty he got into a cab. He gradually wasted away, until he became 7 st. 8 Ib., and this was the last time he was weighed (two months since), and he was certainly much less weight at the last. Physicians were in vain. No one really knows the cause of his death ; some have suspected a cancer in the stomach, and, unfortunately, he would not give permission to have a post mortem, so that the real cause will always remain a matter of surmise. Our impression is that he died from " banting." from being an enormous eater he suddenly stopped his food, taking meat only once a week ; and soon, from want of use, the stomach refused to fulfil its functions. He died in peace, and desired kind remembrances to all his friends. To us his last words were whispered, " Kind, kind to the last ; God bless your wife and little ones." He lost his voice ten days before his death, and for twelve days he ate nothing." - Westminster Papers
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  sachistu: Hi Calli, just wondering about the source for the opponent list in Morphy's 8 game blind simul at Cafe de la Regence in 1858. Maroczy's book of Morphy's games just lists 'Bornemann' so I was wondering who identified 'H. Bornemann'? I noticed the notes by Loewenthal, so perhaps that came from Loewenthal's book (which I do not have).
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  sachistu: Thanks for the references <Calli>. Evidently, you have one of the earlier German copies of Maroczy's book on Morphy as mine does not have p433. A second question is the citation of Florent Guibert as one of Morphy's opponents at that same simul. My understanding is Florent is a more modern day player, and Guibert's first initial was 'A'. Rod Edwards provided documentation on Winter's website (see CN#7982). Edwards identifies him as 'A.M', but I have not found a reference (so far) for the 'M'(which is a common French method of name identification). All the other sources I can find list only 'Guibert' (or M.Guibert). Can you point to the source that uses 'Florent'? Thanks!
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  sachistu: Thanks again for the references.
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  sachistu: Hi <calli> This is 'old', but wondering about the kibitz for E.Morphy-P.Morphy. You cite Sergeant regarding the score e.g. stopping after move 29. (Maroczy's book also stops after move 29 with different wording.) However, you mentioned the year was in dispute. Maroczy (and I presume Sergeant) list 1854. Wondering what was the source of 1850 citation? I tried to go back in your kibitz' before posting this, but that was back in 2005. Also, wondering why there are two copies of this in the database (or did I just miss something simple?)
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  sachistu: Hi <Calli> Hope you saw my kibitz from March 2nd re: Kevitz & Pinkus vs Alekhine. If you haven't seen it, please take a look when you can. If you are involved in other work, I understand.
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  sachistu: Thanks for the citation <Calli>. However,the account and score from Brooklyn Daily Eagle raises more questions. The score is missing a move pair (move 36) and apparently move 35 is a typo. The version I have gives 35.Bf2 Kc8 36.Bg1 Qh5 with the remaining moves as given on the <cg> site and BDE.
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  MissScarlett: There are four new games for Game Collection: Capablanca's 65 board Simul Exhibition. Just search Capablanca 1915.
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  zanzibar: <Calli> - of course great thanks for your collection of various online resources.

I believe there's a mistake in the Shule's tournament book you give for <London (1862)>.

The present link is for <Bristol (1861)>, here's the correct Shule link

<Pawn and Two> was the one who spotted this:

Biographer Bistro (kibitz #12670)

Hope this is useful, thanks again.

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  zanzibar: <Calli> - another suggestion...

is a freely downloadable version of the <Philadelphia (1876)> tournament-book.

I prefer having a local copy over Hathitrust with their restrictions (over a public domain document).

Thanks (actually your link was helpful, giving the exact title in hand).

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  zanzibar: <Calli> - another suggestion:

is a freely downloadable version of the <Nuremberg (1883)> tournament-book.

I prefer having a local copy over Hathitrust with their restrictions (over a public domain document).

(Hathitrust's version is from U.Wisc, the above is from Princeton)

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  sachistu: Hi <Calli>. Saw your post for the Knight-Pratten game. I currently have 153 of Pratten's games (mostly transcribed from the Paige book, which has 400 in total). If this is a player of interest to you or the site, I could see about uploading them.
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  zanzibar: <Calli> - please recheck your link for <Karlsbad (1907)> in your tournament book collection.

I think the google book version isn't publicly viewable.

The best I could come with is the Hathitrust version:

I'd love to be able to download the PDF, so if you do know of a google book version...

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  Chessical: <Calli> You may be interested in the quoted contemporary newspaper report for your collection - Game Collection: Morphy's blindfold exhibition at the London CC

Morphy vs Alfred Jones, 1859

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