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DirkMcCallahan
Member since May-27-13 · Last seen Jul-15-19
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   DirkMcCallahan has kibitzed 181 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-09-19 Grand Chess Tour Cote d’Ivoire (Rapid & Blitz) (2019) (replies)
 
DirkMcCallahan: Incredible finish in the Amin-Nakamura game!
 
   Dec-05-18 Tiggler chessforum (replies)
 
DirkMcCallahan: <Tiggler> Thank you for your work on this! Of course, as others have pointed out, the games aren't truly independent trials (particularly in a case such as we saw in the 2018 WCC rapids), but it's quite interesting to see the theoretical breakdown, and I'd be curious to
 
   Nov-29-18 Carlsen - Caruana World Championship Match (2018) (replies)
 
DirkMcCallahan: <beatgiant: <DirkMcCallahan> Yes, you are confused. If Carlsen's chance of winning or drawing is .63, then <Carlsen's> chance of losing would have to be .37.> Of course; you're right. But I'm still not sure how Carlsen can have a .63 chance of winning OR ...
 
   Nov-28-18 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
 
DirkMcCallahan: Do these games count towards the players' rapid ratings?
 
   Nov-13-18 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
 
DirkMcCallahan: <moronovich: The headline of the day will be the Caruana material that has been leaked.> All I saw was a still frame showing an open laptop with some Carlsen-Karjakin games (which doesn't seem to be terribly privileged information). Was there something else that came ...
 
   Jul-31-18 Daniel Freeman (replies)
 
DirkMcCallahan: This is very sad news. Chessgames.com is one of the finest sites on the Web; I can't imagine the chess world without it. For over ten years of my life it's been a source of entertainment, information, and simple joy. RIP, Mr. Freeman.
 
   May-06-18 Ju Wenjun vs Tan Zhongyi, 2018 (replies)
 
DirkMcCallahan: I'm a terrible chess player, so this might seem a bit silly, but...what's wrong with 10...Nxe5?
 
   Mar-30-18 World Championship Candidates (2018) (replies)
 
DirkMcCallahan: <Sokrates: what the heck is "gamesmanship"? > Per Google: "the art of winning games by using various ploys and tactics to gain a psychological advantage." <Should we be left with the impression that Caruana acted unethically or didn't follow your codes of ...
 
   Mar-27-18 Grischuk vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
 
DirkMcCallahan: <morfishine: I'm not sure what demons Grischuk is seeing; it looks like he had the simple 48.Rxb2 cxb2 <49.Rb7>> I'm guessing 49...Rb8 would be the move.
 
   Nov-26-17 FIDE Grand Prix Mallorca (2017) (replies)
 
DirkMcCallahan: <not not: If you are confident in your chess strenght, any qualification process will do.> ...so you would be in favour of a series of single-elimination Armageddon matches in order to determine the WCC?
 
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