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Eyal
Member since Jun-20-05
My chess blog:

http://debuzzer.com/segal

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   Eyal has kibitzed 18760 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-06-16 London Chess Classic (2016) (replies)
 
Eyal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azk...
 
   Dec-06-16 Carlsen - Karjakin World Championship (2016) (replies)
 
Eyal: This "vice" may not be an official FIDE title, but it's not so rare - I've seen it applied to Gelfand, for example, plenty of times. And I don't think it has to do specifically with tiebreaks, it simply refers to someone who loses the WC match in a certain cycle (or comes second if ...
 
   Dec-06-16 Magnus Carlsen
 
Eyal: <It seems brutally hard to have to defend the WC title just a year from the previous match. Carlsen defended two hard challenges within two years of becoming the WC. Who else has done that?> Within three years of becoming the WC, actually (2013 - then defending in 14 & 16). Note ...
 
   Dec-04-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
 
Eyal: <capanegra: 51...h5!! was the best move of the match IMHO. I wonder if White is in zugzwang after that. Better said: if Carlsen had the right to pass, could he save the game?> No - 51...h5 is not just a waiting move. It has defensive purposes - preventing Qg4+ and in some lines ...
 
   Dec-03-16 Sergey Karjakin (replies)
 
Eyal: <keypusher> Well, you did have a point. I mean, at least as far as the general level of Karjakin's opening play is concerned (especially with White), one might think they shouldn't be too proud of themselves... (though in the final press conference Karjakin took a significant ...
 
   Dec-03-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
 
Eyal: <Can someone explain why on move 37 Carlsen could have won had he not offered the exchange of Queens?> It's not exactly winning by force, but he could have won the e5 pawn with an ongoing strong attack and without exchanging queens: 37.Ng5! Qc4 (37...hxg5? 38.Qh7+ Kf8 39.Qh8+ Ng8
 
   Dec-02-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
 
Eyal: Moments from some live broadcasts during Carlsen's final combination: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rpe... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ec... https://youtu.be/82dETTTM4zk?t=4h40...
 
   Nov-30-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
 
Eyal: <Why not 17.Ne3?> I'm sure it's not worse than what Carlsen actually played, but maybe 17...Ne6 - "trapping" the White DSB and forcing an exchange of bishops. It does leave more pieces on the board for awhile, but I guess Carlsen didn't see a shred of an advantage after that ...
 
   Nov-26-16 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
 
Eyal: Karjakin in the press conference - "I'm not impressed with how I played today, but at least I found one good move - 20.Bg5, because if I don't play it it's already very tricky for me".
 
   Nov-26-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
 
Eyal: Regarding what the players missed on moves 20-21: the tactics may be relatively simple, but it's worth noting that the patterns involving a knight on h3 are not typical of the Ruy Lopez. It's quite common for Black to bring a knight to f4 (as Karjakin did on move 11), but usually White
 
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Jan-02-13  mckmac: < Eyal > Please delete that last post and I'll put up the revision.
Jan-02-13  mckmac: Hamadryads

for PKLoose

women talk best but men shake hands I have shaken 30 already today and will shake 30 more before the year is gone not enough to marshall the smell of the s^%t of last night off me women talk best but you chose your mates and there's never an excuse for bad manners or callous disregard I saw Roskill Field get off the Ferry last night before I made the dreamer's mistake of coming to see you again 25 people in the roomyouknow half by name and you call that a living and that man's breath was it only garlic and your dress needed a press and it doesn't hang right on you anywayanyway great big note and wow like the boots and if you really do think that we are supposed to battle it out ad infinitum tere will always be losers

Jan-08-13  mckmac: < Eyal > Well, you were right to ask me to think again. My trouble is that I have waited so long for this that I now want it all to happen yesterday. I am sure it is finished now, and will post them up after this. Yes of course they go together.

I don't know if you are back yet, but when you are, pleeeze get rid of that first one... As I said, I was a little het up, it is far too nasty, even for me, and I am afraid someone might see it!

"Hamadryads", is in many ways a tribute to Hubert Selby Jnr. I was 19 and living in Gent, Belgium. I struck up a friendship with a Gentleman by the name of Chris Thomas. He was Welsh and had also once been a bike rider. We worked together at the same Fabriek over the border in Zeeland, and spent our nights together in the little bars that he knew so well. When morning came, the Barman would just close the drapes. It's important to show respect to those of us who have to head off to work each morning.

Chris turned me on to Soul Music. He understood how important it was, both culturally and politically. He loved the Atlantic/Stax sound best and I scoured every record shop around, carried vinyl home in bundles, sat down, turned the lights off, and cranked it up. That music changed me utterly.

Chris was very well read. He spoke a number of languages and was always giving me books. 'Last Exit to Brooklyn' is one of the greatest 'novels' I have read, not just for its amazing approach to language and structure, but for its subject matter. One of the problems that serious literature has, in my opinion, is that it is all so middleclass. Middleclass folk with middleclass concerns and facinating middleclass interior lives. It's the working, poor and destitute and criminal classes that interest me. There's more action, and they have much more fun.

Jan-08-13  mckmac: Between the Island and the Sea lies the Shore

For The Divine Miss Caitlin Smith

With thanks to my dear Parents, Maisie Alexandra, and Peter Bryden McKinnell

there is no faithful hound, nor honest son, both growing weary with the weight of waiting

there is no Shepherd's Hut with smokey walls, my old toy bow still safe in a chest, in the corner

there is no mighty loom, sporting cloth so fine, awaiting the picker's knife, night after night, under the moonlight

there is no swag of pretty suitors, their bellies grown soft, their Father's wallets getting shorter, beneath their downtown cloaks

but there is an oar and I have buried it deep in the swamps of Pokeno, only the clay cuddles it now

Hamadryads

for PKLoose

women talk best and if there were none of them we would not be here but there is never any excuse for bad manners no excuse for callous disregard no excuse for some of the mates you have I saw Roskill Field get off the Ferry last night before I made the dreamer's mistake of coming to see you again so women talk best but men shake hands and I have shaken 30 already today and will shake 30 more before the year is gone wont be enough to marshall the reek of the @#$% that was last night off of me so women talk best but 25 people in the roomyouknow half by name and you call that a career so women talk best but men shake hands and that man's breath was it only garlic and your dress needed a press and it doesn't hang right on you anywayanyway truly great big note and wow love the boots butbutbutt seriously my dear do you think we are playing without Knights?

Jan-23-13  mckmac: < Eyal > I might have shown this to you before.

If there is a time for waiting,
then there is, there is a time for more,
when a ship has crept through darkness,
that ship will sail for shore,
they say we never walk alone,
they say the rat will find a way,
when somone is looking for you,
he might just plainly say,
my love lies on the mountain,
my love sings by the streams.

Jan-25-13  mckmac: < Eyal > That last one has two more lines. I left them off because they were too predictable, but I think I can live with this...

We Lie We Walk With Orpheus
(for Robertson Davies)

If there is a time for waiting,
then there is, there is a time for more,
when a ship has crept through darkness,
that ship will sail for shore,
they say we never walk alone,
they say the rat will find a way,
when somone is looking for you,
he might just plainly say,
my love lies on the mountain,
my love sings by the streams,
my love stays with her sisters,
my love is sleeping with the trees.

Mar-02-13  mckmac: Greetings Eyal! First rain here today in weeks...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Gz7...
Mar-23-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  jessicafischerqueen: <Eyal: It's possible that Radjabov missed a win with 25...f2+, but I would expect anyone saying that not just to quote engine evaluations but to show some clear winning plan for Black in order to break White's defense after the latter manages to blockade on f2. At the very least it's not trivial.>

That's why they pay you the big money. Well ok they don't give you any money but they should.

I watched this whole game and my "method" of watching is to spar against my Shredder from various positions in the game as they arise. Your comments are key- your ideas with the aid of your trusty engine assistant. written in the King's English. Very useful to a club player like me to have intelligible top level analysis.

Also I appreciate your penmanship. I imagine you first draft the comments with an Eagle Quill and ink, and then your valet transcribes them to type?

Thanks!

Jun-04-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  ketchuplover: Thanks for analysis on Perez v. Topalov regarding stopping the doubling of Topalov's rooks on the a file. I was so sure.
Jun-06-13  WiseWizard: You're the man <Eyal>!
Jun-22-13  isemeria: <Eyal>, you're the best. Keep up the good work!
Jun-23-13
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  Eyal: Thanks everyone:-)
Jun-29-13
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  twinlark: <Eyal> Have you won yourself an IM title?
Sep-14-13
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  twinlark: Where's Eyal?
Sep-16-13
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  Eyal: <Where's Eyal?>

He's been very busy lately.

Nov-07-13  NGambit: Is <Eyal> going to be back here for the WCC 2013?
Jan-09-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Eyal: <NGambit> Well, no:-) But to answer the question more generally - I'm now devoting most of my "chess time" to writing a chess blog of my own, so I don't know if I'll be posting here again on a regular basis.
Jan-09-14  Shams: <Eyal> Is your blog written in English? You should link to it.
Jan-09-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Eyal: No, it's in Hebrew... But here's the link anyway: http://debuzzer.sport5.co.il/segal
Mar-11-14
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  Eyal: ... Now it's http://debuzzer.com/segal
Dec-25-14
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  wordfunph: <Eyal> Merry Christmas!
May-29-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Alex Schindler: I'm enjoying reading through your blog. I didn't realize even the algebraic notation would be in Hebrew! So, guessing from context , apparently we call bishops elephants like the Arabs always did? I guess for a mnemonic I'll just think of the Israeli bishop as a "friar" :)

Never thought I'd have to decipher the meaning of 6...פז6 on a chess blog. I'll keep reading for more of your analysis, and to figure out soon enough how Israeli notation differentiates melekh and malka. (at least K/N is phonetically intuitive!)

Jun-19-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Eyal: Hi, Alex - just saw your message; I'm glad you're enjoying the blog. You've probably figured it out by now - but in any case, the algebraic Hebrew notations for king [melekh] and queen [malka] are "" and "", respectively. Regarding the bishop - the Hebrew word for it () actually means "runner" or "messenger" - like "Laufer" in German (and as in other Germanic languages as well).
Jun-20-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  moronovich: Bishop is lber = runner in danish too.
But in french it is fou = fool.

All the best - moro - .

Nov-02-16  mckmac: < Moronovich > Sir, A 'memorable' quote if I ever heard one. Best Wishes. Matt

< Eyal > I owe you an apology for my craziness when we last spoke. Lev my friend, I was only lucky to still be standing at the end of it.

Thanks.

Matthew Mc Kinnell

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