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MindBoggle
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   MindBoggle has kibitzed 36 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-27-17 Carlsen vs Granda Zuniga, 2017 (replies)
 
MindBoggle: Of course white is much better, but resignation seems rather premature. On the other hand... Let's say Granda finds some way to hang on. What will happen? Well - Magnus' stamina is legendary, and he is going to grind and grind and grind until the cows come home. I guess Granda ...
 
   Mar-13-16 Anna Rudolf (replies)
 
MindBoggle: As far as I know, one of the requirements to become an IM (apart from the norms) is to achieve an elo of at least 2400. According to wiki, Anna's peak rating is 2393. If that is true, then how did she become an IM?
 
   Oct-15-12 Carlsen vs McShane, 2012
 
MindBoggle: @geiger: Because black wants his king on g7 and the rook on h8, and the fastest way to achieve that setup is to just walk the king to g7. But why put the rook on h8, you ask? With the pawn structure the way it is, white's natural break is h3, g4 and f5. Since black's king's ...
 
   Oct-09-12 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2012 (replies)
 
MindBoggle: @Maelith. Carlsen knows just as much, if not more, about openings as the other top players. True, he is using a strange system in this game, but that's not because he doesn't know the normal systems. It's because Caruana also knows the normal systems. In short: He wants to ...
 
   Sep-01-12 C Christensen vs Rune Andersen, 2001
 
MindBoggle: Very beautiful, but it doesn't work...
 
   Aug-07-12 I Cheparinov vs H Danielsen, 2012
 
MindBoggle: I assume the point must be that 26...cd is met by 27.Rxe6,Qxe6 28.Rf6,Qe8/c8[Qe7/d7 29.e6!] 29.Rd6,Kg7[or 30.Rd8 decides] 30.Bf6+,Kh7 31.Bxh8,Qxh8 32.Qe7 winning the bishop or the king.
 
   Jul-24-12 Alexander Morozevich (replies)
 
MindBoggle: Moro is like a car with only two gears: Forwards and Backwards. Genius or Failure. Death or Glory. There is nothing in between. I like it.
 
   Aug-04-11 Biel Chess Festival (2011) (replies)
 
MindBoggle: A legend is, properly speaking, a story. When applied to a person, it is 'a person that people tell stories about'. Usually such persons are dead, and this is why we sometimes use the oxymoron 'a living legend'. This is applied in rare cases (like Fischer after he disappeared ...
 
   Apr-06-11 M Bab vs Dus Chotimirsky, 1911 (replies)
 
MindBoggle: Qxf1 looks completely unnecessary to me. I don't see any defence after the simple 29...Nf2.
 
   Feb-02-11 Short vs Ivanchuk, 2011 (replies)
 
MindBoggle: Hmmmm.... I saw 34...Qf4+ 35.Kg2,Bxh4 which is completely winning and thought that was it. Well - it IS completely winning, but Ivanchuks choice is even more completely winning. I won't give myself full points for this, as I should've realized that Bxh4+ is easier, but I have ...
 
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