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Honza Cervenka
Member since Sep-04-02 · Last seen Apr-23-18
I live in Stredokluky (a village near Prague, Czech republic). I play both practical and correspondence chess. My rating in practical chess (Czech national ELO) oscillates somewhere between 2010 and 2060, in correspondence chess I have rating 2155 (my best was 2220 in the middle of 90's). I have no special favorite player but I like to view good games of old masters (Tarrasch, Schlechter, Chigorin etc.)
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   Honza Cervenka has kibitzed 9353 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Apr-19-18 Menchik vs Alekhine, 1932
Honza Cervenka: It reminds me something. [DIAGRAM] White to move wins.
   Apr-19-18 Ding Liren vs R Wojtaszek, 2018 (replies)
Honza Cervenka: Black is toast I would say.
   Apr-19-18 J H Donner vs Portisch, 1960
Honza Cervenka: Not always f4 is so great outpost for a black Knight.
   Apr-17-18 J H Donner vs Portisch, 1960
Honza Cervenka: 24.f4 would have been better.
   Apr-08-18 Loewenthal vs Mongredien, 1862
Honza Cervenka: 5...dxc6 was better, and if 6.Nxe5, then 6...Qg5 7.0-0 Qxe5 8.d4 Qe7 9.dxc5 Qxc5 etc.
   Apr-08-18 Owen vs Anderssen, 1862
Honza Cervenka: Anderssen outplayed his opponent but after some inaccuracies he lost the ininiative and Owen turned the table. 32...Na4 was correct, for example 33.Qxa3 Qd5 34.Ne4 Qb7+ 35.Ka1 Rxf3 36.Rhe1 Nxc3 37.Qxc3 Rxc3 38.Nxc3 Qf3 or 33.Qb4 Nb2 34.Rdg1 Qd5 35.Rh2 Nd3 36.Qb6 e4 37.fxe4 ...
   Apr-08-18 G MacDonnell vs Steinitz, 1866
Honza Cervenka: What was the idea behind 16.g4 is difficult to grasp. Black was all the time in control of events and he won without troubles.
   Apr-06-18 Steinitz vs Chigorin, 1892 (replies)
Honza Cervenka: Maybe the last chance of black to hold the defense was seemingly desperate and ugly looking 20...h5. After 21.d4 black defense collapses in all lines but 23...Rf7 or 23...Re7 were more stubborn in resistance. 23...Nxd4 is hard to understand, because not only 24.Rxh7+! leads ...
   Apr-04-18 J Mason vs J Minckwitz, 1889
Honza Cervenka: Black's play was good enough for win but 13...Bxh3! was better. Of course, 14.gxh3 is not an option here, as then simple 14...Nf4 attacking Ph3 and Qe2 at once is crushing.
   Apr-04-18 J Bauer vs E Schallopp, 1889
Honza Cervenka: Poor Schallopp. After 23...g5 he got excellent game but in critical moment he did not find correct continuation. Instead of 30...f4? he should have played 30...Rdg8!! with dangerous attack. Of course, after 30...Rdg8 white cannot take the Knight 31.exd5 because then he gets ...
   Apr-04-18 E Schallopp vs A Fritz, 1889
   Apr-04-18 Paulsen vs Blackburne, 1889
   Apr-04-18 J Mieses vs J Mason, 1889
   Apr-04-18 Blackburne vs Metger, 1889
   Apr-04-18 Alapin vs Gossip, 1889
   Apr-04-18 Tarrasch vs Von Bardeleben, 1889
   Apr-04-18 Gunsberg vs Burn, 1889 (replies)
   Apr-04-18 G MacDonnell vs Bird, 1874 (replies)
   Apr-04-18 Schiffers vs Alapin, 1889
   Apr-03-18 Harmonist vs Schiffers, 1889
   Mar-31-18 S Sjugirov vs Navara, 2018
   Mar-31-18 P Ponkratov vs Navara, 2018 (replies)
   Mar-31-18 Navara vs S Sargsyan, 2018
   Mar-30-18 M Knezevic vs Kasparov, 1979
   Mar-29-18 Korchnoi vs Bronstein, 1952
   Mar-24-18 Bronstein vs Bagirov, 1963
   Mar-24-18 Polugaevsky vs A Zakharov, 1963
   Mar-24-18 Korchnoi vs Stein, 1963 (replies)
   Mar-23-18 A Zakharov vs I Nei, 1963
   Mar-23-18 I Nei vs Taimanov, 1963
   Mar-18-18 M Porges vs Lasker, 1896
   Mar-18-18 G A Thomas vs Tarrasch, 1922
   Mar-18-18 Geller vs Kholmov, 1963 (replies)
   Mar-18-18 Kholmov vs I Nei, 1963
   Mar-18-18 Kholmov vs Gipslis, 1963
   Mar-17-18 Honza Cervenka chessforum
   Mar-16-18 G A Thomas vs Bogoljubov, 1922
   Mar-14-18 Kramnik vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
   Mar-14-18 Bogoljubov vs G A Thomas, 1922 (replies)
   Mar-14-18 Tarrasch vs Yates, 1922
   Mar-13-18 Bogoljubov vs Yates, 1922
   Mar-13-18 Yates vs Bogoljubov, 1922
   Mar-13-18 NN vs Morphy, 1850 (replies)
   Mar-13-18 Karpov vs Kavalek, 1979
   Mar-13-18 N Das vs A Balkova, 2006
   Mar-12-18 Aronian vs Kramnik, 2018 (replies)
   Mar-12-18 Yusupov vs Yudasin, 1981
   Mar-12-18 Grischuk vs W So, 2018 (replies)
   Mar-04-18 Breyer vs K Treybal, 1912
   Mar-02-18 Heinrichsen vs Showalter, 1898
   Mar-02-18 Schiffers vs Charousek, 1898
   Mar-02-18 J Cervenka vs J Vokral, 1998
   Feb-28-18 Chigorin vs J N Berger, 1898
   Feb-26-18 Albin vs Chigorin, 1896
   Feb-24-18 J Noa vs Albin, 1896
   Feb-23-18 Team White vs Team Black, 2017 (replies)
   Feb-23-18 G Marco vs Schlechter, 1896
   Feb-23-18 Janowski vs Albin, 1896
   Feb-16-18 Blackburne vs Anderssen, 1878
   Feb-15-18 Janowski vs Charousek, 1896
   Feb-14-18 Albin vs G Marco, 1896
   Feb-14-18 Maroczy vs Von Popiel, 1896
   Feb-14-18 Janowski vs Winawer, 1896
   Feb-13-18 Von Popiel vs Schlechter, 1896
   Feb-10-18 J Noa vs Winawer, 1896
   Feb-10-18 Karpov vs C Gouveia, 1972
   Feb-09-18 G Marco vs Janowski, 1905
   Feb-09-18 G Marco vs Janowski, 1896 (replies)
   Feb-08-18 Pillsbury vs J Noa, 1896
   Feb-08-18 Tarrasch vs Maroczy, 1896
   Feb-08-18 Maroczy vs Winawer, 1896
   Feb-08-18 Von Popiel vs K A Walbrodt, 1896
   Feb-08-18 K A Walbrodt vs Maroczy, 1896
   Feb-08-18 K A Walbrodt vs J Noa, 1896
   Feb-08-18 Winawer vs Von Popiel, 1896
   Feb-06-18 Aronian vs Navara, 2017
   Feb-04-18 Colle vs Alekhine, 1931
   Feb-04-18 L Asztalos vs Alekhine, 1931
   Feb-04-18 Anand vs Kramnik, 2018 (replies)
   Feb-01-18 Movsesian vs M Saltaev, 2016 (replies)
   Jan-01-18 Jakovenko vs Sutovsky, 2016 (replies)
   Jan-01-18 N Gaprindashvili vs R Servaty, 1974
   Dec-31-17 Carlsen vs Y Kryvoruchko, 2017 (replies)
   Dec-30-17 Carlsen vs Yu Yangyi, 2017 (replies)
   Dec-30-17 V Fedoseev vs V S Gujrathi, 2017
   Dec-29-17 McShane vs Anand, 2017 (replies)
   Dec-29-17 Anand vs A Demchenko, 2017 (replies)
   Dec-29-17 Anand vs Leko, 2017 (replies)
   Dec-29-17 E Safarli vs V Laznicka, 2017
   Dec-23-17 M Kuerschner vs Tarrasch, 1887
   Nov-04-17 M Bobotsov vs Tal, 1958 (replies)
   Oct-27-17 Adianto vs Salov, 1986
   Oct-27-17 Korchnoi vs Salov, 1991
   Oct-27-17 Korchnoi vs Salov, 1989 (replies)
   Oct-27-17 Salov vs Korchnoi, 1991
   Oct-05-17 Schiffers vs H W Trenchard, 1898
   Oct-01-17 Showalter vs A Schwarz, 1898
   Oct-01-17 G Marco vs Maroczy, 1898
   Oct-01-17 Alapin vs Tarrasch, 1898
   Sep-16-17 Aronian vs Ivanchuk, 2017 (replies)
   Sep-16-17 Svidler vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2017 (replies)
   Sep-12-17 Grischuk vs Navara, 2017 (replies)
   Sep-11-17 World Cup (2017) (replies)
   Sep-10-17 F Vallejo Pons vs W So, 2017 (replies)
   Sep-10-17 Carlsen vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2017 (replies)
   Sep-09-17 Grischuk vs Navara, 2017
   Sep-08-17 Jobava vs Yu Yangyi, 2017 (replies)
   Sep-03-17 Hort vs Korchnoi, 1971
   Sep-03-17 Korchnoi vs Hort, 1981
   Sep-03-17 A Schneider vs M Dvoretsky, 1983 (replies)
   Sep-02-17 Yates vs Tartakower, 1925
   Aug-31-17 Albin vs Maroczy, 1903
   Aug-15-17 A Moiseenko vs B Grachev, 2012
   Aug-15-17 Navara vs Karjakin, 2017 (replies)
   Aug-15-17 Anand vs Aronian, 2017 (replies)
   Aug-15-17 Euwe vs Bogoljubov, 1923
   Aug-15-17 Aronian vs Navara, 2017 (replies)
   Aug-15-17 Navara vs Caruana, 2017
   Aug-15-17 Smagin vs A Khruschiov, 2002
   Jul-27-17 Englisch vs Metger, 1877
   Jul-26-17 S Urusov vs Jaenisch, 1854
   Jul-26-17 Steinitz vs Burn, 1895
   Jul-23-17 M Sinclair vs P Garbett, 1996
   Jul-23-17 Englisch vs Paulsen, 1879
   Jul-23-17 Paulsen vs Englisch, 1887
   Jul-23-17 Paulsen vs Englisch, 1882
   Jul-23-17 Englisch vs Winawer, 1878
   Jul-23-17 A Fritz vs Englisch, 1880
   Jul-23-17 Wittek vs Englisch, 1882
   Jul-18-17 Tal vs Koblents, 1957 (replies)
   Jul-09-17 Svidler vs Adams, 2017 (replies)
   Jul-08-17 Lahno vs O Berezin, 2003
   Jul-04-17 R Bergstrom vs S Khademalsharieh, 2017
   Jul-03-17 Vladimir P Malaniuk (replies)
   Jul-03-17 V Malaniuk vs Short, 1984 (replies)
   Jul-03-17 V Malaniuk vs Kholmov, 1985
   Jul-03-17 V Malaniuk vs Azmaiparashvili, 1983
   Jul-03-17 Ratmir Kholmov
   Jun-22-17 Schiffers vs Chigorin, 1897 (replies)
   Jun-21-17 Krum Georgiev vs Tseshkovsky, 1986 (replies)
   Jun-21-17 V Osnos vs Krum Georgiev, 1982
   Jun-21-17 Geller vs Portisch, 1962
   Jun-21-17 Uhlmann vs Krum Georgiev, 1983
   Jun-14-17 Kramnik vs Karjakin, 2017
   Jun-13-17 Filip vs J Vesely, 1961
   Jun-03-17 Najdorf vs N Padevsky, 1962 (replies)
   May-28-17 Ekaterina Bykovskikh vs Ruoshui Cao, 2016 (replies)
   Apr-15-17 Anand vs Tiviakov, 1992
   Apr-15-17 Tiviakov vs Anand, 1992
   Apr-02-17 T Thiel vs Ftacnik, 1992
   Mar-30-17 Svidler vs Harikrishna, 2017 (replies)
   Mar-24-17 W Winter vs Feigin, 1937
   Mar-24-17 Winawer vs Anderssen, 1877
   Mar-22-17 Spielmann vs M Walter, 1923
   Mar-22-17 J McConnell vs Steinitz, 1886 (replies)
   Mar-14-17 V Laznicka vs Sveshnikov, 2017
   Mar-14-17 Paulsen vs V Knorre, 1865
   Mar-08-17 A Shomoev vs R Mamedov, 2007 (replies)
   Mar-05-17 Tarrasch vs G Irion, 1887
   Mar-04-17 Larsen vs Spassky, 1968
   Mar-04-17 Larsen vs Spassky, 1968
   Feb-28-17 P T Duffy vs Steinitz, 1865
   Feb-27-17 Vidmar vs B Kostic, 1931
   Feb-24-17 A Kushnir vs N Gaprindashvili, 1965
   Feb-24-17 Spielmann vs Nimzowitsch, 1927 (replies)
   Feb-17-17 F Thorbergsson vs N Gaprindashvili, 1964
   Feb-17-17 N Gaprindashvili vs A Gudmundsson, 1964
   Feb-17-17 F Thorbergsson vs Taimanov, 1962
   Feb-17-17 Kholmov vs F Thorbergsson, 1962
   Feb-17-17 N Gaprindashvili vs G Palmason, 1964
   Feb-17-17 Wade vs N Gaprindashvili, 1964
   Feb-17-17 Gligoric vs N Gaprindashvili, 1964
   Feb-17-17 I Asmundsson vs N Gaprindashvili, 1964
   Feb-17-17 N Gaprindashvili vs F Olafsson, 1964
   Feb-17-17 I Johannsson vs N Gaprindashvili, 1964
   Feb-17-17 N Gaprindashvili vs T Bjornsson, 1964
   Jan-24-17 R Wojtaszek vs Bacrot, 2014 (replies)
   Jan-22-17 E Bukhman vs Y Sakharov, 1965
   Jan-22-17 A A Bykhovsky vs G Kuzmin, 1965
   Jan-22-17 V Osnos vs Vladimir Lepeshkin, 1965
   Jan-22-17 Vasiukov vs Polugaevsky, 1965
   Jan-20-17 M Bennedik vs J A Barlow, 1998
   Jan-17-17 Chiburdanidze vs N Gaprindashvili, 1978
   Jan-16-17 P Dubinin vs Kotov, 1936
   Jan-16-17 Uhlmann vs Spassky, 1967 (replies)
   Jan-16-17 Veresov vs V Makogonov, 1940
   Jan-16-17 Alekhine vs Tartakower, 1933 (replies)
   Jan-12-17 Karjakin vs Svidler, 2015 (replies)
   Jan-11-17 Petrosian vs H Pfleger, 1968
   Jan-05-17 Uhlmann vs Sliwa, 1957
   Dec-22-16 I Rabinovich vs Ragozin, 1935 (replies)
   Dec-21-16 Anand vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2016 (replies)
   Dec-21-16 Alburt vs M Ruderfer, 1970 (replies)
   Dec-16-16 Novotelnov vs L Shamkovich, 1950
   Dec-10-16 Capablanca vs H Steiner, 1933 (replies)
   Dec-10-16 Maroczy vs Marshall, 1903
   Dec-10-16 Maroczy vs Marshall, 1929
   Dec-10-16 W So vs Kasparov, 2016 (replies)
   Dec-07-16 J M Hodgson vs Seirawan, 1986 (replies)
   Dec-07-16 Kasparov vs Timman, 2000 (replies)
   Dec-06-16 Karpov vs C W Pritchett, 1974
   Dec-06-16 Ivanchuk vs Kramnik, 2002 (replies)
   Dec-06-16 Capablanca vs G A Thomas, 1919 (replies)
   Dec-06-16 Portisch vs Taimanov, 1959
   Nov-29-16 Taimanov vs Portisch, 1959
   Nov-29-16 Taimanov vs G Borisenko, 1956
   Nov-29-16 Keres vs Taimanov, 1965
   Nov-29-16 Smyslov vs Taimanov, 1961 (replies)
   Nov-29-16 Taimanov vs Smyslov, 1961
   Nov-29-16 Taimanov vs Keres, 1949
   Nov-29-16 Taimanov vs A Shashin, 1978 (replies)
   Nov-29-16 Gligoric vs Taimanov, 1970 (replies)
   Nov-28-16 Taimanov vs Sokolsky, 1949
   Nov-28-16 Mark Taimanov (replies)
   Nov-25-16 Jansa vs H Suradiradja, 1976
   Nov-16-16 Smyslov vs Taimanov, 1951
   Nov-16-16 Botvinnik vs Keres, 1952 (replies)
   Nov-14-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-13-16 Geller vs Taimanov, 1953
   Nov-13-16 Taimanov vs Geller, 1966
   Nov-13-16 Geller vs Taimanov, 1969
   Nov-11-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
   Nov-08-16 P Smirnov vs Alexey Popov, 2014
   Oct-02-16 Ivkov vs Piket, 1985
   Oct-02-16 A Giri vs Anand, 2016
   Sep-27-16 Mark Izrailovich Dvoretsky (replies)
   Sep-15-16 Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 (replies)
   Sep-09-16 Euwe vs Tal, 1960 (replies)
   Sep-08-16 J Vakhidov vs V Laznicka, 2016
   Sep-05-16 Navara vs Kasimdzhanov, 2016
   Sep-03-16 Abubukr Abdalsalam vs M Nikolov, 2016 (replies)
   Aug-19-16 Y Shulman vs Seirawan, 2012
   Aug-19-16 Gunsberg vs Blackburne, 1887 (replies)
   Aug-14-16 Teichmann vs Alekhine, 1921 (replies)
   Aug-09-16 Ehlvest vs Kasparov, 1988
   Aug-09-16 Kasparov vs Ehlvest, 1978 (replies)
   Aug-09-16 Tal vs R Forbis, 1988 (replies)
   Aug-09-16 F Olafsson vs Gligoric, 1959
   Aug-08-16 Horwitz vs Kieseritzky, 1846
   Aug-08-16 Kieseritzky vs Horwitz, 1846
   Aug-08-16 Kieseritzky vs Horwitz, 1846
   Aug-08-16 J Kozma vs Filip, 1963
   Aug-08-16 J Kozma vs Filip, 1955
   Aug-07-16 W So vs Nakamura, 2016 (replies)
   Jul-29-16 Kotov vs Bronstein, 1945
   Jul-28-16 Smejkal vs E Nowak, 1972
   Jul-28-16 Van der Wiel vs A Fernandes, 1995
   Jul-26-16 Bologan vs A Korobov, 2016 (replies)
   Jul-15-16 K A Walbrodt vs Lipke, 1893
   Jul-10-16 R Grabczewski vs Sliwa, 1961
   Jul-09-16 Ivkov vs Larsen, 1960
   Jul-06-16 Duras vs Dus Chotimirsky, 1909
   Jul-06-16 Vidmar vs Schlechter, 1909
   Jul-06-16 O Bernstein vs Salwe, 1909
   Jul-06-16 Duras vs Nenarokov, 1909 (replies)
   Jul-06-16 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2016 (replies)
   Jul-06-16 Koneru vs Zhao Xue, 2016 (replies)
   Jul-01-16 Spassky vs Tal, 1973 (replies)
   Jun-29-16 Alekhine vs V O Smyslov, 1912 (replies)
   Jun-29-16 S Zinser vs Botvinnik, 1968
   Jun-23-16 Maroczy / Rollans vs Korchnoi, 1985 (replies)
   Jun-21-16 Kramnik vs Topalov, 2016
   Jun-17-16 B Malich vs A Zaitsev, 1965
   Jun-17-16 C Roodzant vs Graf-Stevenson, 1936
   Jun-16-16 Rubinstein vs Lasker, 1909 (replies)
   Jun-11-16 Chigorin vs Pillsbury, 1896
   Jun-09-16 T Bjornsson vs Tal, 1964
   Jun-09-16 N Schouten vs N Gaprindashvili, 2016
   Jun-09-16 European Senior Chess Championships (2016) (replies)
   Jun-08-16 Korchnoi vs Hort, 1960
   Jun-07-16 Hort vs Korchnoi, 1967 (replies)
   Jun-07-16 G Chandler vs R Kynoch, 1981 (replies)
   Jun-06-16 Korchnoi vs Kholmov, 1975
   Jun-06-16 Kholmov vs Korchnoi, 1962
   Jun-06-16 Korchnoi vs Benko, 1960
   Jun-06-16 Korchnoi vs G Goldberg, 1953
   Jun-06-16 Viktor Korchnoi (replies)
   Jun-06-16 V Nebolsina vs L Rogule, 1998
   Jun-01-16 Plaskett vs I Gazik, 1978
   Jun-01-16 Plaskett vs Miles, 1986
   May-31-16 G Neumann vs Winawer, 1870
   May-30-16 G Neumann vs Winawer, 1867
   May-28-16 G Weimar vs W F van Essen, 1851
   May-26-16 D Duhm vs A Duhm, 1900 (replies)
   May-25-16 Navara vs V Kunin, 2016 (replies)
   May-25-16 Navara vs M Agopov, 2016
   May-25-16 Weenink vs L Gans, 1930 (replies)
   May-21-16 Leko vs E Romanov, 2015
   May-20-16 Euwe vs Tartakower, 1928
   May-15-16 Murey vs V Bondarenko, 1991 (replies)
   May-13-16 Burn vs Blackburne, 1889 (replies)
   May-13-16 K Rogoff vs Smyslov, 1976 (replies)
   May-13-16 Dubois vs Steinitz, 1862
   May-13-16 Z Mestrovic vs Gligoric, 1969
   May-12-16 Steinitz vs V Green, 1864
   May-11-16 M Mannke Sr vs Sliwa, 1960
   May-11-16 Paulsen vs Steinitz, 1870 (replies)
   May-11-16 Lasker vs L L Labatt, 1893
   May-10-16 Tarrasch vs Rubinstein, 1923
   May-10-16 Lasker vs Tartakower, 1923
   May-10-16 Fisher vs Steinitz, 1872
   May-07-16 E Zagorjansky vs Simagin, 1945 (replies)
   May-06-16 Blackburne vs J Mason, 1889
   May-06-16 Burn vs Gunsberg, 1889
   May-06-16 Ujtelky vs Hort, 1959
   May-06-16 Karasev vs L Shamkovich, 1971
   May-06-16 L Shamkovich vs Karpov, 1971 (replies)
   May-06-16 Taimanov vs Stein, 1971
   May-06-16 Balashov vs Savon, 1971
   May-06-16 Y Nikolaevsky vs Krogius, 1971 (replies)
   May-06-16 Spielmann vs M Elyashiv, 1903 (replies)
   May-05-16 Bareev vs Short, 1992
   May-05-16 Gelfand vs Kasparov, 1992
   May-05-16 Karpov vs Kasparov, 1990 (replies)
   May-05-16 Fischer vs W G Addison, 1970
   May-01-16 Gelfand vs Illescas Cordoba, 1992 (replies)
   May-01-16 Kasparov vs Caruana, 2016 (replies)
   May-01-16 Beliavsky vs Yusupov, 1992 (replies)
   Apr-30-16 Myers vs Savon, 1959
   Apr-30-16 Stein vs L Shamkovich, 1971
   Apr-30-16 Aronian vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
   Apr-30-16 Tal vs Peteris Grave, 1965 (replies)
   Apr-29-16 NN vs Steinitz, 1869
   Apr-26-16 Beliavsky vs Karpov, 1992 (replies)
   Apr-24-16 Judit Polgar vs Bacrot, 2014
   Apr-24-16 R Mamedov vs Judit Polgar, 2014
   Apr-23-16 Potkin vs Judit Polgar, 2014
   Apr-23-16 Judit Polgar vs Tomashevsky, 2014
   Apr-22-16 Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2016 (replies)
   Apr-13-16 Reti vs Bogoljubov, 1924 (replies)
   Apr-09-16 Svidler vs Bologan, 1995 (replies)
   Apr-09-16 S Khademalsharieh vs A Stefanova, 2016 (replies)
   Apr-09-16 Koneru vs A Stefanova, 2016
   Apr-07-16 Maroczy vs P F Johner, 1908
   Apr-06-16 Kolisch vs Hamppe, 1859
   Apr-02-16 Spielmann vs Flamberg, 1914 (replies)
   Apr-02-16 Menchik vs Graf-Stevenson, 1935
   Mar-28-16 World Championship Candidates (2016) (replies)
   Mar-28-16 Alekhine vs A West, 1923 (replies)
   Mar-28-16 Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1968
   Mar-27-16 Caruana vs Svidler, 2016 (replies)
   Mar-26-16 Marshall vs K Treybal, 1912
   Mar-26-16 K Treybal vs Burn, 1912
   Mar-26-16 Tartakower vs Rubinstein, 1923
   Mar-26-16 Schlechter vs Alapin, 1911
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  Domdaniel: Hej, Honza/Jan ...

I'm asking your advice, because you're a fine analyst, a good OTB player, an experienced CC player, and - after all these years on CG - a friend.

I'm still playing FIDE-rated team tournaments in Ireland, although my rating has gradually dropped from 2000+ to 1800 or so. I play in some weekend tournaments also, but I am no longer confident of getting my rating back up to where I feel it belongs.

So, I am thinking of mostly giving up OTB chess, and taking up Correspondendence Chess. What do you think?

Is this still a viable option, in the age of engines? I played some CC as a junior in the 1970s, and did quite well - but that was before strong engines. A couple of players who had similar OTB ratings to mine in those days have since become CC Masters. Plus I have been involved in some of the CG team games, such as those vs Arno Nickel.

Do you play CC at a competitive level? I think I could do reasonably well ... but I'm not sure about the apparent level of engine use (cheating?).

Have you any advice for me?

Thanks, Dom/G.

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  Ron: Hi Honza,

Missed chance by your countryman :(
Navara vs A Giri, 2016

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  Honza Cervenka: <Domdaniel> I played my last serious CC game back in 2002. It was too much time consuming and also quite expensive activity then for me. Of course, since then the CC changed a lot with arrival of really strong engines and now it is more centaur than correspondence chess. I don't have problem with that, and I believe that one day I will return to CC played by e-mail but right now I am too much busy for doing that seriously. But I am playing for fun some online chess, and I still try to play OTB in team competitions to help my friends from my chess club (though with quite mixed results and very bad start of the current season).
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  sachistu: Hi <Honza Cervenka>! I was wondering if you might have time to look at the introductory comments to a game in the publication Ceské listy sachové (1897)? There is an online copy available on (on the library tab) 1897 v2 page 95-96.

The typical venue, year and player information is apparently hidden in the introduction. From the limited portion I have been able to translate, there is apparently a discussion of the war of 1469 between King George (Jiri) of Podebrady and King Matthias (Matyas) of Bohemia. Exactly what, if anything, it has to do with the game escapes me. It was apparently a consultation game and the names of the players mentioned seem to be of that contemporary era (188n-189n).

I'm hoping you can translate enough of the text to determine the venue, the year and players (or cities) for both sides involved. I noticed from one of your kibitz you did not have access to online archives. If you are not able to access the chessarch site, perhaps I can extract the pages to send you. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

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  Honza Cervenka: Nice little chess joke:

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White to move wins.

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  Honza Cervenka: <sachistu> I don't see it. If you can download it in pdf or any similar format, you can send it to me via e-mail <>
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  sachistu: Hi <jan>. Have been away since June 2nd and just returned. The online (chessarch) copy is embedded in 3 volumes (1896 1897 1898) and thus not so easy to find. I will have to work on a way to pull out that section as the PDF (60Mb) is too big to send via my mail server. As soon as I can create something workable, I will send it to you.
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  Honza Cervenka: <sachistu> The game was a composition of Dr. Jan Dobrusky and it was an allegory of the defeat and surrender of Matthias Corvinus by George of Poděbrady at Vilémov in February 1469 during so-called Bohemian War 1468-1478. The game was performed live by members of Czech Sokol and Czech Chess Association in historical costumes during a national exhibition.

1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. Qxd4 Nc6 4. Qd1 d6 5. a3 Ne5 6. Ne2 c6 7. Ng3 Qa5+ 8. b4 Qc7 9. f4 Nd7 10. Qh5 g6 11. Qf3 Ne7 12. Bb2 Rg8 13. Nc3 Bg7 14. Bc4 Nb6 15. Bb3 Bd7 16. a4 a6 17. Rd1 Rd8 18. Rd2 c5 19. e5 dxe5 20. bxc5 Qxc5 21. Nce4 Qc7 22. fxe5 Nf5 23. a5 Nc8 24. Nxf5 gxf5 25. Bxf7+ Kxf7 26. Qh5+ Ke7 27. Ba3+ Ke6 28. Ng5+ Kxe5 29. Bb2+ Kf4 30. Rf1+ Ke3 31. Qf3# 1-0

Jul-10-16  zhouyundong:

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Jul-10-16  zhouyundong: 1. C5F5 h7g7
2. H5H6 g7h6
3. E7F8 g3g7
4. F5F6 h6h5
5. D3F4 h5g4
6. F6G7 g4f3
7. G7C3 f3f4
8. F8H6 f4f5
9. C3A5 f5e4
10. A5A4 e4f5
11. A4F4 f5e6
12. F4G4 e6e7
13. H6G5 e7f7
14. G4F5 f7g7
15. F5F6 g7h7
16. F6F7 h7h8
17. D7D8Q
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  sachistu: Thanks <Honza Cervenka>!
Jul-11-16  zhouyundong: where to talk about continuous check's endgames?
Sep-14-17  jinkinson: <Honza> W/regard to the problem you posted on June 6, 2016, there is no solution that lets white win is there?
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  Honza Cervenka: <jinkinson: <Honza> W/regard to the problem you posted on June 6, 2016, there is no solution that lets white win is there?>

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Well, there is a solution with a series of under-promotion:

1.h8=N g3 2.Ng6 fxg6 3.f7 g5 4.f8=N g4 5.Ne6 dxe6 6.d7 e5 7.d8=N e4 8.Nc6 bxc6 9.b7 c5 10.b8=N c4 11.Nc6 c3 12.Nb4#

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  Honza Cervenka: Black to move, white wins:

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  Honza Cervenka: Here is a solution: 1... e1=N 2.Rxe1 dxe1=N 3.Rxe1 fxe1=N 4.Nf3 d2 5.Nxe1 dxe1=N 6.Kb6 d3 7.Bxg3 d2 8.Bxe1 dxe1=N 9.a5 e2 10.a6 Nf3 11.Bxg2 e1=N 12.Bh3 Nd3 13.Bc8 Nc5 14.Bb7+ Nxb7 15.axb7#

And as bonus for those who can understand Russian an awesome story by Dmitry Dzhangirov

Happy New Year! :-)

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  Honza Cervenka: White to move wins:

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  zborris8: <White to move wins:> 1. g7 Yeah? No. I don't think this works. The Black king will somehow turn into a knight and escape.
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  Honza Cervenka: <zborris8: <White to move wins:> 1. g7 Yeah?> The first move is correct. Of course, 1....Qxg7 is forced reply. And what now?:-)
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  zborris8: <And what now?:-)> The purpose of <1. g7> was for me to safeguard the bishop on h1 for the discovered check. <1...Qxg7 2. d6+>.
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  zborris8: Ok, I see it through now. It's not the king that turns into a knight, it's the pawn. Very good puzzle, <Honza Cervenka>!

( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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  OhioChessFan: I've heard passed Pawns must be pushed...
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  OhioChessFan: The BR defends e8...the BN prevents check at's coming together...
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  Honza Cervenka: <OhioChessFan: I've heard passed Pawns must be pushed...>

Yes, passed Pawns must be pushed.... and underpromoted.;-)

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  Honza Cervenka: 1.g7 Qxg7 2.d6+ Kb8 3.Re8+ Rxe8 4.d7+ Nc7+ 5.Bxc7+ Kxc7 6.dxe8=N+ and 7.Nxg7 +-
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