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Calli
Member since Mar-28-03 · Last seen Jul-27-17
This forum is devoted to unraveling some of the mysteries of chess history. We are limited to chess history before 1948 when the FIDE began to control the World Championship.

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   Calli has kibitzed 5815 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jul-06-17 Morphy - Harrwitz (1858)
 
Calli: I have added dates for Games 3 and 4. The dates are in Lawson, games 23 and 24, and confirmed in a German newspaper. Does anyone know the source of the date for game 1 of the match?
 
   Jul-01-17 Jeremy Lim (replies)
 
Calli: Okay, add Oladipo to my foolish contracts list. He signed an extension - 4 yrs, $84 million contract and traded less than a year later before the extension even kicked in. So, even if George leaves, OKC still dumped a bad contract.
 
   Jun-27-17 G W Medley vs Morphy, 1859
 
Calli: Aha! The game is given in Löwenthal's book (1860) with the ending "and Mr. Morphy resigned". So, I conclude that the game was adjourned, but Morphy soon realized it was hopeless and gave up.
 
   Jun-24-17 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2017 (replies)
 
Calli: Don't know why Fab was afraid to play 21...Nxc5 but it had to be better than Nd6 and later b6.
 
   Jun-24-17 Biographer Bistro (replies)
 
Calli: correspondencechess.com/campbell/ at the internet archive https://web.archive.org/web/2016052... I don't know how well all the links work. different dates in the "Wayback Machine" will often yield different results.
 
   Jun-22-17 Robert James Fischer (replies)
 
Calli: <tpstar> I agree there could have been more of Spassky, especially since Liev Schreiber bears such a physical resemblance and also liked the way he carried himself. He reminded me of Boris in a way that Tobey Maguire did not remind me of Bobby. I think he is just too short. ...
 
   Jun-11-17 Aronian vs Carlsen, 2017 (replies)
 
Calli: Aronian has seven classical wins against Carlsen. Interviewed after the game, Aronian indicated that he had thrown away other wins against Magnus. Anybody familiar with any of those games? ( Guess I am up for sorting through the 94 encounters in CGs databases.)
 
   Jun-09-17 Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2017 (replies)
 
Calli: I agree with Nigel Short, Naka's opening was bad. I'll bet he never repeats it, no matter what he said in the interview. What Peter is saying? Magnus was surely right about this position: [DIAGRAM] After 24.b5, if Black plays Nc5, then 25. RxN dxc 26.Qxe5 leads to a position that, if
 
   Jun-06-17 Carlsen vs W So, 2017 (replies)
 
Calli: The Trap: after the kings move across in opposition 56.Ke3 Ke7 57.Kd3 Kd7 58.Kc4, we arrive at 58...? [DIAGRAM] If Black continues thoughtlessly with Kc6?, he loses! 58...Kc6 59.g5 h6xg5 60.h5 and White's pawn Queens first because Black's king has been lured "out of the square" of h ...
 
   Jun-04-17 Morphy vs NN, 1855
 
Calli: I came up empty looking at New Orleans newspapers. I did find the game in Jay Whitehead's database where the game is dated 1857 and in New Orleans. This makes some sense because Morphy spent most of 1855 at college. Unfortunately, I don't know Whitehead's source.
 
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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!
Mar-16-13
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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.
Dec-15-13
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  martin moller: Hello Calli - i´m back doing a little reaserch on E.Lasker´s simultanious tour in denmark 1919.
Dec-23-13
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  martin moller: Merry Christmas :-)
Dec-26-13
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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.
Dec-26-13
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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.

Dec-31-13
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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
Aug-15-14
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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).
Sep-10-14
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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!
Sep-12-14
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  sachistu: Thanks again for the references.
Sep-23-14
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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?)
Mar-09-15
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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.
Mar-28-15
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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.
Dec-29-15
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  MissScarlett: There are four new games for Game Collection: Capablanca's 65 board Simul Exhibition. Just search Capablanca 1915.
Jan-18-16
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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

https://books.google.com/books?id=U...

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

Biographer Bistro (kibitz #12670)

Hope this is useful, thanks again.

Mar-17-16
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  zanzibar: <Calli> - another suggestion...

https://archive.org/details/grandin...

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).

Apr-21-16
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  zanzibar: <Calli> - another suggestion:

https://books.google.com/books?id=0...

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)

May-19-16
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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.
Jul-05-16
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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:

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt...

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

Mar-18-17
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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

Apr-13-17
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  zanzibar: <Calli> -
This game could be added to your <Munich RR4 (1909)> collection:

Fahrni vs Alapin, 1909

Are there really only 5 games available from this tournament?

Does that mean 19 games are missing from the record?

Note: there was another 2-round Quadrangular tournament played in early 1909 in Munich as well. See EDOchess.

Apr-13-17
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  zanzibar: I also found a Fahrni--Spielmann (0-1) 33-move QP game in Chess Weekly.

I'll post that maybe in the Bistro.

Apr-13-17
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  zanzibar: Calli there's a couple of games you missed from <Munich 1909>, I've asked <CG> to help identify them over on his forum.

I believe this game doesn't belong to your set:

Teichmann vs Spielmann, 1909

I believe it belongs to the earlier Munich 4-RR2 (vs. the June 4-RR4).

See:

http://www.edochess.ca/tournaments/...

etc.

May-05-17
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  MissScarlett: Game Collection: Alekhine takes Manhattan (and Staten Island too) is missing Alekhine vs Brooklyn CC, 1932

Alekhine's game against the Correspondence Chess League of America will be submitted.

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