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DirkMcCallahan
Member since May-27-13 · Last seen Aug-19-17
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   DirkMcCallahan has kibitzed 143 times to chessgames   [more...]
   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?
 
   Dec-01-16 Carlsen - Karjakin World Championship (2016) (replies)
 
DirkMcCallahan: As much as I despise the idea of tiebreaks playing a role in deciding the WCC, I have to admit that the tiebreaks were definitely more "entertaining" than several of the classical games. Perhaps FIDE should be marketing the World Rapid Championship and World Blitz ...
 
   Nov-30-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
 
DirkMcCallahan: I played the video again, and it's around the 5:20:00 mark. A more accurate transcription is something like: "All right, Sergey Karjakin. Your dream of becoming a World Chess Champion does not come true [slight pause] today. How does that feel?" Anyway, fantastic game! I got ...
 
   Nov-30-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
 
DirkMcCallahan: <Domdaniel: Anyone *still* object to the format?> Yep. This was an exciting game, to be sure, and I'd love for there to be more high-profile rapids matches/tourneys, but this is no way to determine the World Chess Champion.
 
   Nov-28-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
 
DirkMcCallahan: This game was an insult to chess lovers everywhere, but I don't blame the players. I'd like to think that FIDE would use this as an excuse to rethink their ridiculous approach to the WCC, but I'm sure that they won't.
 
   Nov-17-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
 
DirkMcCallahan: This has been a fantastic match so far. Three well-fought, exciting games in a row. No one should complain about draws like these.
 
   Nov-14-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
 
DirkMcCallahan: Fantastic game! These sorts of endgame struggles are always a pleasure to watch.
 
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