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Chuckles
Member since May-10-04 · Last seen Apr-24-18
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   Chuckles has kibitzed 227 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-19-17 World Cup (2017) (replies)
 
Chuckles: <Tiggler> <If So loses he can do the same unless So plays in the Isle of Man.> If So loses tomorrow, his rating goes to 2783. If he then doesn't play for the rest of the year, the total of his 12 monthly ratings is <33662>. Average: 2805.17. If Kramnik doesn't ...
 
   Aug-16-17 Aronian vs Kasparov, 2017
 
Chuckles: There is an interesting possibility if Garry plays 42...Kg4 at the end. White has to take the pawn, but then the knight is trapped on h7. It seems that the best play then is: 43. Nxh7 b5 44. Kd5 a5 45. Kd6 b4 46. axb4 a4! (if axb4, white can take the knight and get back to ...
 
   Jul-18-17 Rybka vs Nakamura, 2008
 
Chuckles: I don't really understand calling this a bug in Rybka. Draws are evaluated at 0.00, so if it evaluates avoiding the draw at any positive score, it will avoid the draw. What else should it do? I guess you could program it to always allow 50-move draws, on the basis that if there's ...
 
   Sep-13-16 Chess Olympiad (2016) (replies)
 
Chuckles: Making head-to-head the first tiebreaker overvalues a single match in the tournament, but I can see why some people prefer it. The change I'd like to see is that the last round shouldn't count in the "opposition match points" part of the tiebreaker calculation. That way, all the ...
 
   Apr-20-16 US Chess Championships (2016) (replies)
 
Chuckles: And they went for it!
 
   Apr-06-16 World Championship Candidates (2016) (replies)
 
Chuckles: So Karjakin has dropped out of the Norway tournament to focus on the match instead.
 
   Mar-27-16 Topalov vs Nakamura, 2016 (replies)
 
Chuckles: After 34...Rxe4 white can play Ra8+ and Ra7 and the double attack on the g7 pawn will let him make a draw.
 
   Mar-21-16 Anand vs Aronian, 2016 (replies)
 
Chuckles: Jan & Loek seem to think this is just hopeless for Levon.
 
   Mar-15-16 Karjakin vs Anand, 2016 (replies)
 
Chuckles: Vishy is India #2 on the live list now.
 
   Dec-29-15 Qatar Masters (2015) (replies)
 
Chuckles: < Kramnik doesn't seem to have any ambitions with the black pieces.> His record with black in classical games this year (if I'm reading the database right) is +7 -5 =11. Seems reasonably combative to me, especially given the high level of his usual opponents.
 
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