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GrandMaesterPycelle
Member since Jun-24-13 · Last seen Oct-15-19
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   GrandMaesterPycelle has kibitzed 76 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-16-19 Nisipeanu vs Nakamura, 2019 (replies)
 
GrandMaesterPycelle: Nisipeanu had not prepared this, according to both what he said and his use of time during the game. It was Nakamura who was playing instantly every move up to e5. I think e5 made sense if he had first played c3 (don't remember why) and possibly in a line after Qa5, so ...
 
   Sep-23-18 Achilleas Mitsakos
 
GrandMaesterPycelle: Achilleas Mitsakos passed away on September 16, 2018
 
   Apr-20-18 Morphy vs T W Barnes, 1859
 
GrandMaesterPycelle: <Eusopp: Hi, Can anyone tell me if this variation is correct: 29. bxa4 Nxe1 30.Kf1> After Nxg2 Kxg2, the material is equal and you have 5 isolated pawns. So no, not the greatest idea.
 
   Jan-07-18 Gligoric vs Taimanov, 1970 (replies)
 
GrandMaesterPycelle: <When Taimanov first visited the USA he did not know the English word <piano> and he referred to it as <big-pela you bang him white teeth he happy you bang him black teeth he sad.> Everyone knew what he meant> Nice story, though it collapses around ...
 
   Dec-18-17 I Marini vs C J Bet, 1972 (replies)
 
GrandMaesterPycelle: How do you play 26...Rexf3?? in a correspondence game?
 
   Dec-02-17 Konstantinopolsky vs J Banas, 1983 (replies)
 
GrandMaesterPycelle: Is he, though? Pretty much all he seems to do is endlessly whine about puns with a remarkably unjustified fury, like some sort of dark chess Don Quixote de la Patzer. So I get "known", but respect should probably be a little pricier.
 
   Nov-25-17 FIDE Grand Prix Mallorca (2017) (replies)
 
GrandMaesterPycelle: <Do you imagine Kasparov or Karpov playing like this?? 10 moves draws - he will not be WC - never> Yeah, Karpov and Kasparov playing short draws is unheard of...oh wait.
 
   Oct-04-17 Shirov vs Khalifman, 2016 (replies)
 
GrandMaesterPycelle: How bored do you have to be to play a half a move draw in a rapid tournament? I suppose in a way it's more sincere than a 7 move draw.
 
   Oct-03-17 James Tarjan (replies)
 
GrandMaesterPycelle: Actually, he won against Kosteniuk. Though the game hasn't yet found its way to the database.
 
   Sep-25-17 Isle of Man Masters (2017) (replies)
 
GrandMaesterPycelle: This is the second consecutive open tournament this happens with Hou and it does seem to beggar belief. Her results certainly haven't helped her escape the vicious cycle, but even though it is (has to be) just really bizarre chance, it's understandable to think you are ...
 
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