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Karpova
Member since Sep-24-04
Thanks to the anonymous donor of my premium membership!

I want to thank the User who presented me with another year of premium membership!

Akiva Rubinstein, Jose Raul Capablanca, Vladimir Kramnik, Anatoly Karpov and Judit Polgar.

Thanks to User: jessicafischerqueen for generously presenting me with a year of premium membership (9 August 2013 to 9 August 2014)!

Thanks to User: technical draw for one year of premium membership (2008.03.30 to 2009.03.30)! It was a nice experience.

For my article <Research about Rubinsteinís mental stability prior to the First World War> have a look at Akiba Rubinstein

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Interesting quote:

<Eric Schiller: <Hehateme>Sorry, I forgot about the ridiculous"plagiarism" charge. Winter got his knickers in a bunch because in my combination and tactics books I never said where the game combination was first published! Nor has anyone else, ever! It is indicative of his "scholarahip".

That's why I have a Ph.D. and he doesn't and never will.> Source: Eric Schiller

Remarkable quotes:

notsodeepthought: <For future guidance, the following is a template for a typical "dialogue" with AJ, complete with name-calling and standard cliches.

<<New User>: Hello AJ, I noticed that you took part at tournament ___, can you tell us about it? Also, if you feel like a game, let me know and I'll tell you where to look me up.

<AJ>:
<Nude Abuser>, what do you mean by "Hello"? Are you a Life Master, or at least a GM, that you can talk to me just like that? What's YOUR rating? I bet you don't even have a home page on this site. And no, I don't play on the internet, because internet chess players are cheaters, especially YOU, since you all use computers. That's what my old sergeant in the Army told me. Nyuk Nyuk Nyuk.

P.S. Nyuk>> Odd Lie

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ahmadov: <I have just played a similar game on gameknot.com :)> De Legal vs Saint Brie, 1750

whiteshark: <<ahmadov>: the black side ?? LOL> De Legal vs Saint Brie, 1750

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RandomVisitor: <Arrgh. I was hit by a power failure last night and early this morning. A few of my machines went down before I was able to put the machines in sleep mode. I am trying to bring the machines back up and I will report on which analysis lines need to be restarted. I regret that I was not fully prepared for this, but should have expected it. Stay tuned.> The World vs G Timmerman, 2007

kutztown46: <<RV>: I think I just saw on the news that the Energy Dept. has determined that the nation's increase in power consumption has been traced to some guy running six ultra-powerful computers to play chess. The report went on to say that because of national security concerns, officials were doing what they can to "cut the juice" to this guy.>The World vs G Timmerman, 2007

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doremi: <<Hey, what is going on in Ivan vs Mamed? How did Sokolov get 1 hour at move 26?> Sokolov hired Danailov at move 25> Essent Tournament (2006)

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azaris: <I hear the Russians put a dangerous scorpion in Danailov's luggage and it stung him. The scorpion died three days later of poisoning.> Kramnik - Topalov World Championship Match (2006)

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euripides: <<After 11 Qxd4 White has a Q on d4.> There's no arguing with that.> Carlsen vs Leko, 2007 in respond to Carlsen vs Leko, 2007

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DCP23: <But it turned out there was an even faster way of exploiting the weakness of the light squares, as Korbut demonstrated with 31..Qh6! and 32..Qxh2+!. /Am I starting to sound a bit like <notyetagm> yet? ;) /> Russian Superfinals (2007)

malthrope: <<DCP23 <as Korbut demonstrated with 31..Qh6! [MOVING BACKWARDS WITH THE HEAVY QUEEN [SEE THREAT]> and 32..Qxh2+! <DEMOLISHING THE K-SIDE WITH A HEAVY BLOW!> /Am I starting to sound a bit like <notyetagm> yet?> Yeah <DCP23> you are but just a little bit! :^)> Russian Superfinals (2007)

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Artar1: <<Hugin: I want you to download the last Toga engine and test it out on your comp against Fritz 10.> Thank you for your kind offer.> The World vs G Timmerman, 2007

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Rocafella: <It's happened. CG.com has finally resorted to incorporating sexual innuendo into puns for GOTD. One thing to say to this disgusting act. Great stuff, keep up the good work! =D> S Erenburg vs D Fridman, 2005 (Pun: "Pawn Shop")

unsound: <<Rocafella> I think I should save you possible future embarrassment and point out that there is a vast difference between a "pawn shop" and a "porn shop."> S Erenburg vs D Fridman, 2005

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acirce: <<It's always struck me that the kramnik fans stick together and have the same views. Maybe it's mass hypnosis but maybe they're just right.

Topalov fans however come up with many wierd and wonderful explanations/theories, but rarely do they back eachother up. No one rallies to <peergynt>s aid when he is trying to defend Topalov, even when 5 or 6 people are happy to point out the flaws in his arguments.

You can come to whatever conclusions you want, but i know mine.>

I think what you want to say is that there is one group of people with collectivist sheep mentality insisting on the medieval dogma that two plus two equals four, and then there are a few freethinking individualist Topalov fans, who do agree that two plus two does NOT equal four, but they differ about whether it really equals five, seven, or one billion.

Makes sense to me.> Veselin Topalov

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On Rotlewi vs Rubinstein, 1907 (before it got submitted) offramp: <Seems like a reasonable game, though it may not quite make the standard. Submit it and see what they say.> Rubinstein vs Duras, 1908

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Jesuitic Calvinist: <For those who know something about cricket, I read recently that former England captain Graham Gooch, who played his first test match in 1975, was the first player with a moustache to play for England since 1946.> Capablanca vs Milner-Barry, 1935

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Jesuitic Calvinist: <I am glad this lady has been successful career-wise; it can't be easy going through life with a name that sounds like an inexplicably popular line of the Nimzovich Defence.> Jana Malypetrova Hartston Miles Bellin

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jamthegenius: <I have a tactical and attacking ability and style that is comparable to Alekhine, yet fall somewhere below Kosteniuk.>

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Bufon: <<acirce35..Rxc8 36.Rxc8 Rxd6! 37.exd6 Qd2 forcing a perpetual was a fairly easy draw> This is the kind of recomendations one would expect from a Kramnik fan, finding the draw lines, thanks to God, Topalov is no Drawmnik. He gave us a nice defeat by the hands of a young prodigy instead of a draw by repetition.> Mamedyarov vs Topalov, 2006

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notsodeepthought: <WMD: <LIFE Master AJ>, would you consider the email from Ray Keene to be the highlight of your chess career?> <I don't know if AJ's already answered that - he's on my ignore list - but my guess is that he considers that email to be the highlight of RAY KEENE's career.> A J Goldsby

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euripides: <Does the Romanian federation issue Lifemaster titles ?> Alexandru Crisan

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After Kramnik blundering in Deep Fritz vs Kramnik, 2006 Eyal: <<technical draw: There is no happier group in the world today than the Kramnik bashers. Danilov is getting drunk tonight! (just like every night).> So maybe tonight he is staying sober.>

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Round 2 of Essent Tournament (2006) AdrianP: <<Danailov Press Release> As can be seen from the Essent tournament, Kramnik has no right to call himself the world chess champion. After all, his contender for the title is being roundly trounced by players not even in the top 10. We, that is Topalov and I, refuse to recognise the recent match in Elista, meaning that Topalov remains the true world chess champion. Keep those loo doors closed.>

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Vasily Smyslov acirce: <If there is an argument between two philosophers, but nobody is watching it, do they really spam the Smyslov page?> (After a discussion mainly between <danielpi> and <Plato>)

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samvega: <ughaibu: I'm also a one finger typist, however I feel the Chessgames members are worth the effort of occasionally employing a second finger, dont you? <Our gratitude for the effort you put into capitalizing woud be that much greater if you'd ever actually written something worth reading.>> Raymond Keene

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Claudia Noemi Amura ConLaMismaMano: <First Latin American woman to become a a male IM.> ketchuplover: <gender reassignment?>

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larsker: <No list would be complete without an honorary mention of Goldsby's collected works with a special regard to his Sounding off webpage.>

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THE pawn: <I still can't believe Topalov missed 17.Be5. This was a forced win and I saw that in a couple of seconds and since I was already looking like a mad man at h7 with knight+queen, I immediately saw that if Be5 f6 than Ng5. But Topalov is only rated 2800...> Topalov vs Kamsky, 2006

Steppenwolf: <17. Be5, f6. 18 Ng5, f5. And now what?> Topalov vs Kamsky, 2006

you vs yourself: <<steppenwolf>17.Be5 f6 18.Ng5 f5 19.Nh6#> Topalov vs Kamsky, 2006

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   Karpova has kibitzed 11665 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-01-14 Biographer Bistro (replies)
 
Karpova: <chessgames.com> Two suggestions: 1) Add an Intro for new/current events, even the ones in progress. This makes it much easier to add important information, since they are usually easily available. So a biographer would not have great trouble finding info and adding it. When
 
   Oct-31-14 A Priester vs Blackburne, 1889
 
Karpova: I wonder why White didn't go for 10.Nf7 (not annotated). Maybe only Black saw it and so hurried to play 10...Rf8, although 10...d5 may have been slightly better. Source: G C Reichhelm & W P Shipley, Chess in Philadelphia, 1898, pp. 94-95
 
   Oct-31-14 W P Shipley vs Gunsberg, 1889
 
Karpova: 12...Bb6 was not annotated, but I wonder if it is the best. Maybe 12...Bf5 or even 12...Bxf3. 22...Ba7: <These long backward strokes are favorites with the master, as they convey the idea to the gallery of superhuman profundity.> Source: G C Reichhelm & W P Shipley, Chess in ...
 
   Oct-31-14 H Voigt vs Max Weiss, 1889
 
Karpova: 12...Bg4 was not annotated, but looks like an inaccuracy. Black should have tried to keep the d-P with 12...Bc5 (13.Nxd4 Ng4). 18.Ne5: <Mr. Voigt himself acknowledged that this was a fine move.> It looks like an ...
 
   Oct-31-14 Memorable Quotes chessforum
 
Karpova: torrefan: <Fanatics are never inconsequential. Even just one of them can blow up an entire village.> Jim Bartle: <That's your response, that kibitzers on the So page might blow up a village?> Millionaire Chess (2014) Millionaire Chess (2014)
 
   Oct-30-14 J Elson vs Max Weiss, 1889
 
Karpova: <They played four games, Elson winning one and drawing one.> 17...Bxg4 was not annotated, but it looks safer to take on g5 first. Source: G C Reichhelm & W P Shipley, Chess in Philadelphia, 1898, pp. 93-94
 
   Oct-30-14 H Voigt vs Blackburne, 1889
 
Karpova: According to the annotator, 31...Kh5 was played to hinder g4. Source: G C Reichhelm & W P Shipley, Chess in Philadelphia, 1898, p. 93
 
   Oct-30-14 C Newman vs Max Weiss, 1889
 
Karpova: <The contest between Weiss and Neuman was a blaze of Allgaier gambits, resulting in a win for each and one draw.> I wonder if 15...Qd5 was good. The move is not annotated. It seems as if White had the strong reply 16.c4 now (16...Qxc4 17.d5+ Nxd5 18.Qxg4+). Source: G C ...
 
   Oct-30-14 chessgames.com chessforum (replies)
 
Karpova: <chessgames.com> What about improving the possibility of getting an overview over a player's tournament/match career? It is possible via the tournament index search function, although the order in which the events appear, looks strange to me (why not according to date, so ...
 
   Oct-29-14 J H Price vs A K Robinson, 1889
 
Karpova: <Mr. Price was for years the strongest player in Wilmington, Del.> The annotator writes that <8.Ba3> is best. 13.Bf6 looks like a mistake. The annotator notes that <13.Nbd2> led to an advantage for White, according to J P Morgan. I wonder if 13...Kd7 was necessary.
 
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Jun-11-14
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  Karpova: <perfidious>

When you thought he already hit rock bottom, he will prove you wrong by reaching a new, deeper low. A slap in the face of everyone actually facing antisemitism.

Jun-11-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karpova: <LIFE Master AJ: haha

Actually, my record is not that accurate, as many of my losses are not here. And I don't care anymore ...

A.) My games cannot be kibitzed upon.

B.) They upload my losses, but not my wins.

In my book, DF has an axe to grind. According to a personal source - in his own chess club - he hates Jews. If this is true, it would go a long way to explain his poor treatment of this NM.>

Source: A J Goldsby

<LIFE Master AJ: And while this might seem unusual <preposterous?> to you, I will offer the following true stories, from my own life:

#1.) When I was a little boy, if a friend's parents found out that I was Jewish, they would not allow their child to play with me.

#2.) I once attended a church in Myrtle Grove as a teenager. When they learned/uncovered the fact that that I was of Jewish descent, I was told to: "Leave! And never return."

#3.) My wife's parents and grandparents found out I was Jewish, and I was banned for life; I was told that I would never be allowed in their house again. (This was one of the hardest things to comprehend, even my wife - Julie - found this behavior incomprehensible at times.)

So if you think that anti-Semitism is dead, you would be completely and wholly mistaken.>

Source: A J Goldsby

Jun-11-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karpova: Guidelines for submitting games to <chessgames.com>, point 3:

<We want to focus on the most instructive and interesting chess games. It is strongly preferred that one or both of the players be at least master-strength (2200 Elo).>

Source: PGN Upload Utility

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<A J Goldsby> of the USA, born in 1958: http://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?...

- <untitled>

- <unrated>

>

Nevertheless featured on <chessgames.com> with 100 games and a 77.5% winning percentage: A J Goldsby

Jun-11-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  SwitchingQuylthulg: Timeline of newly uploaded AJ games:

Oct 26, 2008: AJ has 34 wins and 10 losses (72.6%; ratio of wins to losses 3.4:1) - A J Goldsby

Aug 10, 2009: AJ has 38 wins and 10 losses (74.6%; ratio of wins to losses 3.8:1) - A J Goldsby

Aug 14, 2010: chessgames.com refuses to upload user-submitted losses by AJ, claiming they were "mostly internet blitz games" - chessgames.com chessforum (For testing purposes, I tried to submit a few classical game losses by AJ against serious opponents in serious tournaments around this time. They were never uploaded, either.)

Dec 3, 2010: AJ has 59 wins and 11 losses (79.6%; ratio of wins to losses 5.4:1) - A J Goldsby

Jul 2, 2012: AJ has 69 wins and 13 losses (79.5%; ratio of wins to losses 5.3:1) - A J Goldsby

Apr 12, 2013: AJ has 71 wins and 13 losses (79.9%; ratio of wins to losses 5.5:1) - A J Goldsby

Today: AJ is down to a miserable 71 wins and 16 losses. It's actually true that the last three AJ games that have gone up are losses, although AJ himself submitted at least one of them (A J Goldsby) and actually complained when it didn't go up fast enough (chessgames.com chessforum). It's also rather curious, given the developments of August 2010, that one of the other two (A J Goldsby vs T Hamilton, 2003) is a Dos Hermanas game against a non-master. But in any case, this is clearly a development we should welcome.

Jun-11-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: If he isn't banned for this latest.......
Jun-11-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karpova: Thanks for the interesting and detailed account, <Switch>!

I could very well imagine that the offending game was P Ballard vs A J Goldsby, 2013.

Everything was fine as long as Golsby's win - A J Goldsby vs P Ballard, 2012 - was their only game in the database.

When the loss was also uploaded, he tried to force its deletion in typical fashion by claiming the game score was incorrect and incomplete without giving details - chessgames.com chessforum.

He later complained:

<LIFE Master AJ: I am going to submit my win vs. Pat Ballard from the 2013 Louisiana State Championships.

Since you posted my loss against this player, posting my win is the ONLY fair thing to do ... not posting it will reveal to the world your true intentions ... ... ... and perhaps further sully your reputation. (If this is even possible!)> chessgames.com chessforum

Even before that, he had reacted strongly to the game:

After someone had posted the game score, Goldsby deleted it and called Ballard <grossly inferior> and <lucky>, see Odd Lie and Patrick A Ballard.

Ballard himself had this to say about their OTB encounter:

<Pballa: [...], but there was an incident after the game that <skytzo985> posted above. AJ showed his class by refusing to shake my hand after the game, actually taking his scoresheet and hitting my hand with it.> Patrick A Ballard

Jun-11-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karpova: <OCF>

I'm sure he won't be reprimanded.

Jun-11-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: The <Fractious Floridian> does not get banned, though it is possible his 'persecutors' might in some situations.
Jun-23-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  WCC Editing Project:

<Karpova>

In case you didn't see this yet:

http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...

Jun-23-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karpova: <Jess>

Thank you! I have already seen it. A good article with some interesting information.

Jun-26-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  WCC Editing Project:

<Karpova>

Apologies, but I just wrote a lengthy reply to your last email about your idea regarding the <Bistro>.

I just now found that I didn't send it!

I'll rewrite my reply after work today.

Good grief...

Jun-28-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  WCC Editing Project:

Congratulations, and thank you, on your Beta testing!

Jun-28-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  WCC Editing Project:

Finally!

In case you secretly wanted to see this- it has a beautiful finish:

[Event "Baltic Clubs Cup"]
[Site "Riga"]
[Date "1971.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Mikhail Tal"]
[Black "Andres Vooremaa"]
[ECO "E08"]
[WhiteElo "?"]
[BlackElo "?"]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.g3 Be7 5.Bg2 0-0 6.0-0 c6 7.b3 Nbd7 8.Qc2 b6 9.Nc3 Ba6 10.Rd1 Rc8 11.Bb2 b5 12.c5 b4 13.Na4 Bb5 14.a3 a5 15.Ne1 Qc7 16.axb4 axb4 17.Nd3 Bxd3 18.Qxd3 Ra8 19.Bc1 e5 20.dxe5 Nxe5 21.Qd4 Nfd7 22.Bf4 Bf6 23.Qxb4 Rab8 24.Qa3 Rb5 25.e4 dxe4 26.Nc3 Rxc5 27.Nxe4 Rc2 28.Bh3 Nf3+ 29.Kg2 Nde5 30.Rd7 Qb8 31.Bf5 Re2 32.Nxf6 gxf6 33.Kf1 Qb5 34.Qxf8

Khalifman et al, "Mikhail Tal - 8th World Champion" (PC-CD)

"The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal," p.11

Jun-28-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karpova: <Jess>

Thanks! The finish is really nice!

Sep-04-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  WCC Editing Project:

<Karpova>

Thanks for such a prompt reply in the Bistro.

I am now comfortably set up at my new job in my new apartment.

Just last night I finally finished editing your material into Game Collection: WCC: Capablanca-Alekhine 1927 ARCHIVE, and I've sent off the draft (minus all the inline references) to <Tim> so that he can finish the style edit he already started.

Might you look it over once more?

This will be the next one I send to <crawfb5>.

<Ohio> is currently editing two of <Chessical's> drafts by email.

Do you want submit another one of yours after <Capablanca-Alekhine 1927>, or do you want to submit one of <Chessical's>?

Sep-04-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karpova: <Jess>

I will look it over again and then e-mail you.

If <chessical> wants one of his drafts to be submitted next, that's fine with me. Might be good to finally add an Intro for a newer world championship match, e. g. a lesser known one like Karpov-Kamsky.

Sep-04-14
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  Chessical: I have no issues at all with waiting in a queue, after all I am British!
Sep-05-14
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  Karpova: <Chessical>

We do not need to be so strict about it, so when you have time and think that nothing needs to be added, you can start to prepare it for submission. Preparing a draft for publication usually takes quite a while.

Sep-16-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <Karpova> While editing bios here can be a tricky business, what with space limitations and all, the manner in which you have handled Tony Miles' page deserves praise.
Sep-17-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karpova: <perfidious>

Thank you very much!

Sep-17-14  Alien Math: <Karpova> expand of Miles' tournaments section appear possible if think clarity have need, rest are clear and explains his troubles and after, think bio are well with current form
Sep-18-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karpova: <Alien Math>

Thanks! It's good to read that the biography is clear. The part on the chess results may be expanded, if good sources can be found.

Oct-21-14  zborris8: <Karpova> I noticed some of your messages on player's biographies. So I am writing to you with a question -

I will have a player's biography ready soon. As I am not a part of the biographer's bistro, would you kindly let me know how, or to whom I should send this material for consideration into the website? Thanks in advance!

Oct-21-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karpova: <zborris8>

You can post it directly on the player's page. If you want specific information incorporated in the player's biography, you can also post in the Bistro. If you post it in the Bistro, together with the exact source, you make sure that the biographers do no miss it.

Oct-21-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karpova: <zborris8>

Alternatively, you can post on the respective player page and then leave a note in the Biographer's Bistro and link to your post(s). You can get a link to posts by moving the mouse pointer on the date of a post, then right click and copy the link.

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