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Member since Feb-17-09 · Last seen Mar-24-13
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   MMan has kibitzed 15 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-19-13 Zsuzsa Polgar (replies)
MMan: The mention of the 1985 New York International reminded me of something. This tournament was the end of a three-year period in which she was not allowed to compete outside the Soviet bloc. From the New York Times report of the event: "For three years, she said, the Hungarian Chess ...
   Jun-24-11 Mikhail Tal (replies)
MMan: Interesting reference to Tal in V. M. Zubok's "Zhivago's Children", a book about the intelligentsia in the post-Stalin USSR: "The avant-garde wave even reached the game of chess. During the Stalinist era it was the second most popular game after soccer, and it was propogandized by the ...
   Dec-13-10 Women's World Chess Championship (2010) (replies)
MMan: <A smaller tournament with 16 players, playing 4 game matches (full length) would be a more just method of determining the World Champion.> They don't do it this way to be just, they do it because it fills an arena with thousands of screaming fans, and millions more watching on ...
   Oct-11-10 Vakhtang Ilich Karseladze (replies)
MMan: Wasn't this the guy who trained the dynasty of Georgian WWCs?
   Sep-16-10 Edward Lasker (replies)
MMan: Ed Lasker's wikipedia article now has a 1973 quote in which he details his exact family relationship to Emanuel: [url= Lasker[/url] [quote] The genealogy, incidentally, indicates that the common forbear of Emanuel and myself was the son Samuel ...
   May-26-10 Robert James Fischer (replies)
MMan: "Can you post a link MMan? I`m not too good at this internet thing." Hmmm. This should bring up most of it:
   May-26-10 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
MMan: I've seen passing mention of chess variant called "three check chess". The problem is, that's about all I've seen. I know the basic rules - checking the opponent three times wins the game (checkmate still works, too). Other rules are same as regular chess. Supposedly this game was ...
   Mar-18-10 Maria Ivanka-Budinsky (replies)
MMan: Interesting interview in an Alaskan newspaper with Ivanka in 1975:
   May-12-09 Yoshiharu Habu (replies)
MMan: Haven't heard much about Mr. Habu recently. Is he still playing chess or now sticking to shogi?
   Mar-14-09 Lilit Mkrtchian (replies)
MMan: "Lilit Mkrtchian is currently leading the European Women's Championship in St. Petersburg." I hope the prize money is big enough that she can buy some vowels.
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