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Korora
Member since Mar-09-18 · Last seen Apr-20-19
I'm more of a jack-of-all-trades, master-of-none. Chess, Shatranj, Xiangqi, Janggi, Shogi, Makruk, and a few I've made up for pending sci-fi stories.
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   Korora has kibitzed 103 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-04-19 G Gundersen vs A H Faul, 1928
 
Korora: I wonder to which piece BattleChess would have credited the checkmate.
 
   Mar-12-19 B Bok vs Le Quang Liem, 2019 (replies)
 
Korora: Ouch. Those two passed ♙s at the end.
 
   Mar-12-19 J A Palmisano vs G Llanos, 1995
 
Korora: This is the same sort of checkmate as the Fool's Mate for Makruk; the unguarded but unattacked ♘, in addition to threatening the ♔, also guards the only open flight square. Of course, for the closest legal position to this in Makruk (the ♕ is colorbound and starts ...
 
   Mar-10-19 Kramnik vs Topalov, 2006 (replies)
 
Korora: The pun's a reference to Agatha Christie's psychological horror masterpiece, I suppose?
 
   Feb-24-19 D Sengupta vs Srinath Narayanan, 2018
 
Korora: <dumbgai> Touch-move blunder?
 
   Feb-06-19 Capablanca vs T A Carter, 1909 (replies)
 
Korora: 28. ♕g7+ and Black was faced with the dolorous choice between the text and 28. ... ♗xg7 29. hxg7#.
 
   Feb-05-19 R Nuber vs R Keckeisen, 1994 (replies)
 
Korora: The author of Chess Openings for Dummies clearly hadn't heard of this game, having listed A Medina Garcia vs Gligoric, 1968 as "probably the longest" bloodless chess game. I do not know the records for longest bloodless games in Xiangqi, Sittuyin, Makruk, Shogi, etc.
 
   Jan-22-19 Sawyer Tom vs K Bateman, 2018 (replies)
 
Korora: <Autoreparaturwerkbau> From Wiktionary, the fifth definition seems to give the most probable meaning of the pun: <(US, Britain, slang) In various games, to defeat (an opponent) so that they fail to score, or to reach a certain point in the game; to skunk.> I'd run across ...
 
   Dec-29-18 A Nikolova vs A Kovchan, 2012
 
Korora: And I knew that the Najdorf can lead to chaotic-seeming positions, but still, this is one weird-looking final position. Black's ♗ on g5 seems to hold the net together, pinning the ♗ that could otherwise launch exchanges that would inflict crippling material loss on Black ...
 
   Dec-08-18 M Murara vs I Scott, 2012
 
Korora: Blasted dangling participle. "He is floundering..."
 
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