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Member since Nov-29-03 · Last seen Oct-31-14
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   Petrosianic has kibitzed 10258 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-31-14 Mikhail Tal (replies)
Petrosianic: In the absence of a rating system in those days, I don't see how Korchnoi can say he was entitled to the spot. Unless he means that the team spots go to the highest finishers in the last Candidates cycle. In that case, the top 6 Soviets would have been: 1. Petrosian 2. Keres
   Oct-31-14 Carlsen-Anand World Championship (2014) (replies)
Petrosianic: <The question is moot for two reasons:> I understand that Spassky qualified under the rules. I'm questioning the wisdom of the rules (and agreeing with them in the end). <second, ratings represent a rough measure of past accomplishments, not future ones (a detail most ...
   Oct-31-14 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
Petrosianic: <The universe doesn't have a purpose. It just *is*. Conscious beings have purposes.> Yes, but if those beings are a part of the universe then the universe has consciousness. Just as if A is part of B, and B is part of C, then A is part of C. Of course, the full-blown ...
   Oct-31-14 Tal vs Keres, 1964 (replies)
Petrosianic: Yeah, I see what you mean. Looking at their record, Spassky was 0-5 against Tal after 1970, with a lot of draws. Actually, it looks like Spassky's last EVER win against Tal was in their Candidates Match, which is kind of mind-boggling. I had no idea.
   Oct-31-14 Robert James Fischer (replies)
Petrosianic: That's funny too. They're similar jokes, but in a way opposite to each other. The first one is a very wistful, sentimental joke where the guy is only wishing for the old days, but in the second one, things really have come full circle.
   Oct-30-14 FIDE Grand Prix Tashkent (2014) (replies)
Petrosianic: <Kanatahodets>: <East vs West is a totally senseless exercise.> Nevertheless, as you can see, it's possible to create a decent set for both sides. Okay, I cheated a bit and used Reshevsky (a non-world champion) as one of the Bishops, but I could have used Morphy. ...
   Oct-29-14 Gulko vs Karpov, 1976 (replies)
Petrosianic: Good. That's good. Now, when you say Karpov didn't fall for his tactics, are you implying that they were on the cheap side? A coffeehouse attack, if you will? Or that they were reasonable, but Karpov just saw deeper? Another thing worth mentioning would be that the ending of ...
   Oct-29-14 Fabiano Caruana (replies)
Petrosianic: <bugabay>: If you gave up your reputation for this, it sounds like you not only lost the bet, you paid more than you were required to. But let me ask you this. If you expected Carlsen to win the tournament (albeit on tiebreak, which is what you're saying now), then why did
   Oct-28-14 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
Petrosianic: <It's clear to me. MC was the favorite to win the Candidates tournament and he refused to play.> What good is being the clear favorite if the system doesn't favor the favorite? Wasn't the Candidates that year a series of super-short, and Gelfand (the guy who did win) ...
   Oct-24-14 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
Petrosianic: If you think hurling isn't popular in the US, you should visit a fraternity house on Friday night.
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