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Member since May-27-13 · Last seen Jul-09-18
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   DirkMcCallahan has kibitzed 169 times to chessgames   [more...]
   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.> you would be in favour of a series of single-elimination Armageddon matches in order to determine the WCC?
   Sep-25-17 Isle of Man Open (2017) (replies)
DirkMcCallahan: What are the tiebreak rules for this event?
   Sep-21-17 World Cup (2017) (replies)
DirkMcCallahan: <alexmagnus: I once made a calculation that with the current rules a WC match will see Blitz once in about 30 years and Armageddon once in about 700 years. So your "let's see" is quite unlikely.> I'd argue that the mere <possibility> of the new WCC being decided ...
   Jun-16-17 Altibox Norway (2017) (replies)
DirkMcCallahan: <If you posted some math here, you could argue that the minimum activity requirements are not enough, so a player can achieve a high rating for January and then play the minimum number of games and "coast" on that achievement. Is that what you are thinking? If so, I could ...
   Apr-26-17 Gashimov Memorial (2017) (replies)
DirkMcCallahan: <Nerwal> Thank you very much!
   Apr-09-17 Sabina-Francesca Foisor (replies)
DirkMcCallahan: What a way to win the championship! Rf6 was a jewel of a move.
   Feb-19-17 FIDE Grand Prix Sharjah (2017) (replies)
DirkMcCallahan: I've been out of the loop. Why aren't Caruana, Kramnik, So, Anand, and Topalov playing? So and Caruana have a good chance at getting to the next Candidates based on rating, but why wouldn't you take any opportunity you could to reach the Candidates?
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