chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

 
Chessgames.com User Profile Chessforum

Eggman
Member since Oct-11-03 · Last seen Nov-18-18
Once almost beat a guy who once almost beat Bobby Fischer

Chessgames.com Full Member

   Eggman has kibitzed 3804 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-15-18 chessgames.com chessforum (replies)
 
Eggman: I would like to offer the position after 7...Bb7? in B Fiedler vs R Brice, 1995 as quite suitable for a game of the day puzzle.
 
   Oct-04-18 Nigel Short (replies)
 
Eggman: What was the name of the (punk? new wave?) band that Short was in back in the '80s? And weren't they on Top of the Pops or some such BBC show? 'The Urge' rings a bell, but I can't find anything about this on the 'net.
 
   Jul-28-18 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
Eggman: Just read this about Heath Ledger. Had no idea (I'm a little skeptical, actually). I'm also surprised to be reminded that he died over a decade ago. <<Then there was chess, which Ledger played at close to grandmaster level. "When he was 12, he won the state chess ...
 
   Jul-03-18 N Gaprindashvili vs Dlugy, 1987
 
Eggman: [DIAGRAM] White to play and win. 20.Rxd5! If 20...Qxd5 then 21.Nxe7+, of course, and meanwhile if 20...exd5 then 21.Qg4! threatening both mate on g7 and the win of Black's queen with 21.Nh6+, dual threats which cannot both be parried.
 
   Jun-05-18 J Hohmeister vs T Frank, 1993
 
Eggman: This reminds me of a psychology study I participated in at the University of Toronto back in the '90s. I sat in front of a computer and was shown the first 20 moves of an incomplete game and then the board was set up again and I was asked to reproduce from memory what I had just ...
 
   May-14-18 Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1981 (replies)
 
Eggman: Karpov could have ended this game more quickly and prettily. [DIAGRAM] After the self-pinning 41...Rc2! White could resign on the spot, since after the forced 42.Qf1 Black nets queen for rook with 42...Rc1.
 
   Mar-29-18 World Championship Candidates (2018) (replies)
 
Eggman: By my count there was only one Sicilian in the whole tournament: Caruana vs Mamedyarov, 2018 . Remarkable.
 
   Mar-29-18 Caruana vs Mamedyarov, 2018 (replies)
 
Eggman: I think this was the only Sicilian in the tournament! Who could have seen that coming?!
 
   Oct-31-17 Portoroz Interzonal (1958)
 
Eggman: I wonder why Reshevsky was not a participant in this interzonal. He placed second in the US Championship (1957/58) , but he is absent here and replaced by James T. Sherwin, who finished third in that tournament.
 
   Oct-23-17 E Lobron vs Timman, 1992 (replies)
 
Eggman: I suppose you are right, <paul1959>, and even righter, <patzer2>!
 
(replies) indicates a reply to the comment.

Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-04-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  Eggman: Another classic puzzle, one of the prettiest combinations of its kind ever played:


click for larger view

Farges - Rakhinshteyn, Toronto, 1984

White to play and draw. Solution to follow.

Jul-05-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  Eggman: <<cyruslaihy>>

Here is a puzzle with a theme similar to the one you posted on the kibitzer's cafe page a couple of days ago (the one that you said took you twenty minutes to solve):


click for larger view

Karsa-Meneth, 1986
White to play and win.

Jul-05-06  cyruslaihy: i got it!

1 Ne7+ Kf8 2 Nc8+ Kg8 3 Re8+ Nxe8 4 Ne7+ Kf8 Nxh7#

1...Kh8 2 Nxf7#

4...Kh8 5 Nxf7#

thanks for the puzzle!

Jul-06-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  Eggman: Solution to Farges-Rakhinshteyn above:

1.♖xg6+!! ♔xg6 (1...fxg6 2.♕xf8+ ♔h7 3.♖f7+ ♖xf7+ 4.♕xf7+ ♔h8 5.♕f8+ =) 2.♕f6+ ♔h7 (2...♔h5?? 3.♖f5+ exf5 4.♕xf5#) 3.♖g3 ♖g8 4.♖g7+! ♖xg7 5.♕xh6+! ♔g8 6.♕h8+! ♔xh8 Stalemate!

Jul-07-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  Eggman: <<cyruslaihy>> Well done. You can see the similarity to the Nimzo puzzle you sighted - in both cases White uses a discovered check to block an enemy piece (in this case the Rook on a8), thus making the rest of the combo possible.
Oct-25-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Any relations to Eggman ??
Nov-23-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  Eggman: <<Whiteshark>>

Wierd! I wouldn't mind taking credit for that guy's one game, but no, it's just a coincidink.

Nov-25-07  timhortons: bonjour...im from montreal..if youre from toronto then we had the same time schedule....almost 3 am aight? im playin in fics and gameknot till 6am almost daily
Nov-25-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  Eggman: Hello, timhortons! I had an intuition that you were Canadian. I'm afraid I've never actually played on-line.
Nov-30-07  timhortons: eggman lately i play blitz for i dont trust games done in correspondence chess....with lot of chess software around who knows what they well do..in blitz i always had quarrel with people who adjourn the game when we reach a complicated position....at fics i almost got banned for that...at icc there is these 2100 plus player that in mid game when his downed on 10 seconds he postpone the game and come back 20 minutes after...i dont feel good about it though i restraint my self from confronting him for his rating alone would tell he could blow me to pieces on board but in blitz who knows what would happen between us...i feel bad of players who adjourn the blitz game... i feel theyre cheatin... i didnt finish the game with that man..i intentionally loss on time
Dec-04-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  Eggman: <timhortons> What about (heaven forbid!) playing someone face to face? People did this for hundreds of years before the dreaded internet came along, and Montreal has a pretty good chess community, n'est pas?
Oct-07-08  timhortons: <eggman> how are you? you know last canadian open i meet some guys from toronto, they come to montreal to join the tournament and these guys are rated 1400 and 1700, they come here and stay in the hotel for one week just to join the tournament, I cant come to terms of it. I even hear some masters from toronto complaining about hotel accomodation and these and that but patzers dont mind spending money for there beloved sport.
Oct-07-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Eggman: Maybe the masters don't have so much money because of all the time they've invested to become chess masters?
Oct-23-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: <Eggman> I've spruced up the Yasser Seirawan bio a bit. I was a little uneasy about his top world standing, as I could find no actual confirmation. Chessmetrics puts him at #14 at his peak, but that's not really official.

I like to confirm stuff I put into the bios, so if you have some definite information I would appreciate hearing it.

I'm also pretty sure that Seirawan made a People Magazine "Beautiful People" list, but couldn't find any details.

Oct-24-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Eggman: Thanks so much for getting back to me, PB! The top 13 on the FIDE July 1990 world rankings were as follows:

1. Kasparov, G 2800
2. Karpov, A 2730
3. Ivanchuk, V 2680
4. Gelfand, B 2680
5. Timman, J 2660
6. Ehlvest, J 2655
7. Salov, V 2655
8. Kamsky, G 2650
9. Gurevich, M 2640
10. Seirawan, Y 2635
11. Andersson, U 2630
12. Korchnoi, V 2630
13. Vaganian, R 2630

This information, as far as I know, is not available on the internet. Nevertheless, if you have a few minutes you can confirm it for yourself. I would direct you the following page maintained by Mark Weeks: http://www.mark-weeks.com/chess/rat...

Here you can download a file called 1990-07.zip. This is the July 1990 ratings, listed alphabetically. To confirm that Seirawan, rated 2635, was indeed 10th in the world, simply do a 'find' for ' 28' (space 28), to find all the players (namely Kasparov) rated 2800 or better, then do a 'find' for ' 27' to find all the players (namely Karpov) rated 2700-2799, and then search ' 26' to look at all the players rated 2600-2699 (there are 31 of these). You will see that only Kasparov, Karpov, and seven othters are rated higher than Seirawan's 2635. Hope this helps.

Oct-24-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: <Eggman> Thanks for finding that information; makes a bio editor's job easier!

I think the Candidates touraments were missing because they weren't mentioned in Seirawan's Wikipedia entry. These sometimes get copied a bit too slavishly.

Amazing how he could be #10 in 1990 with 2635, then twenty years later barely be in the top 100 with a higher rating.

Jan-11-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: <Eggman> Updated Todd Southam's biography.
Jan-29-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Eggman: Thanks, PB.
May-04-13  Tal7777777: Truly you have a dizzying intellect...
May-13-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Eggman: <Tal> Lol!
Feb-20-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: Your aniversary will be 13 years in October. Any plans for lucky 13th? :)
Nov-28-16  ketchuplover: koo koo ka choo
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, totally anonymous, and 100% free--plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No posting personal information of members.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.


NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific user and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.

You are not logged in to chessgames.com.
If you need an account, register now;
it's quick, anonymous, and free!
If you already have an account, click here to sign-in.

View another user profile:
  


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2018, Chessgames Services LLC