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PivotalAnorak
Member since Jun-22-04 · Last seen Oct-30-14
Belgium. Gave up official OTB chess a few years ago because, although I still love the game a lot, I didn't like competition anymore. FIDE rating around 2100 then. Fav players: Karpov, Nimzovich, Rubinstein, Karpov, Capablanca, Botvinnik, Karpov, Petrosian, Salov, Karpov, Leko, Kramnik, Karpov...

   PivotalAnorak has kibitzed 200 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Sep-01-14 Ton Timman (replies)
 
PivotalAnorak: WGM Jennifer Shahade and her brother, IM Gregory Shahade
 
   Jun-28-14 Henri Winants
 
PivotalAnorak: Dr H Winants passed away recently (June 19, 2014).
 
   Dec-23-13 Bart Michiels (replies)
 
PivotalAnorak: He's just become a GM.
 
   May-23-12 Karpov vs Unzicker, 1974 (replies)
 
PivotalAnorak: How about this one: Kasparov vs Karpov, 1984 - position after 20... Qa5 - endgame after 40. Rxb5
 
   Oct-19-11 Governor's Cup (2011) (replies)
 
PivotalAnorak: "Kramnikfan": he's ill and has left the tournament. His next opponents, Leko and Ni Hua, will be "bye" and get 1 point.
 
   Sep-08-11 Campora vs V Tukmakov, 1988
 
PivotalAnorak: ajile sorry it's been 2 years :-) but I was thinking of 42 Qxc3 and if 42...Qd5+ then 43 Qf3. I see nothing for Black, White has 1 extra pawn and an excellent Q-side majority (+ Black's b-pawn is weak)... I really don't understand 42 Rc1 positionally, notwithstanding the ...
 
   Sep-08-11 Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 (replies)
 
PivotalAnorak: @ IRONCASTLEVINAY Petrosian vs Simagin, 1956
 
   Apr-10-11 Albert Frank
 
PivotalAnorak: I know him; his name is Albert Frank, not Frank Albert.
 
   Nov-17-10 B Martin vs M Smet, 1997 (replies)
 
PivotalAnorak: <technical draw> didn't find the "same" mate, but here's what I remembered when seeing this game: Bogoljubov vs Nimzowitsch, 1930 or Keres vs Botvinnik, 1941
 
   Nov-04-10 Georg Meier (replies)
 
PivotalAnorak: <Albertan> I tried but can't open your blog ?
 
   Sep-30-10 C Kottnauer vs Kotov, 1946 (replies)
   Sep-26-10 Navara vs Leko, 2010
   Sep-22-10 S Djuraev vs T Vandenbussche, 2010 (replies)
   Sep-17-10 Stefan Docx (replies)
   Jun-27-10 M Gurevich vs Christiansen, 1992
   Nov-08-09 Carlsen vs Aronian, 2009 (replies)
   Sep-02-09 Koltanowski vs M Defosse, 1936 (replies)
   Aug-19-09 Marc Lacrosse (replies)
   Jun-09-09 Karpov vs Timman, 1993 (replies)
   Apr-03-09 Karpov vs Hort, 1982
   Sep-06-08 Spassky vs Ulf Andersson, 1986 (replies)
   Dec-19-07 M Maeckelbergh vs Santa, 1994 (replies)
   Oct-24-07 Tolush vs Kotov, 1948 (replies)
   Oct-12-07 Nimzowitsch vs Tartakower, 1929 (replies)
   Sep-06-07 Smyslov vs Timman, 1981
   Aug-15-07 Tartakower vs Euwe, 1921 (replies)
   Jul-31-07 Sosonko vs Karpov, 1979 (replies)
   May-09-07 Y Shulman vs The World, 2007 (replies)
   Feb-24-07 Korchnoi vs Ulf Andersson, 1988
   Feb-23-07 Ulf Andersson vs Nunn, 1989 (replies)
   Feb-23-07 E Prie vs M Santo-Roman, 1997 (replies)
   Feb-04-07 M Bobotsov vs Petrosian, 1968 (replies)
   Jan-18-07 Anatoly Karpov (replies)
   Dec-20-06 G Welling vs Eingorn, 2006 (replies)
   Nov-12-06 Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian (replies)
   Oct-29-06 A Volokitin vs Karpov, 2006 (replies)
   Oct-27-06 L Svenonius vs M Levertin, 1876 (replies)
   Oct-08-06 Boris Spassky (replies)
   Sep-20-06 Yates vs Rubinstein, 1925 (replies)
   Sep-15-06 J Grefe vs Najdorf, 1976 (replies)
   Sep-04-06 M Howard vs P C Long, 1983 (replies)
   Aug-18-06 The World vs A Nickel, 2006 (replies)
   Aug-10-06 Karpov vs Balashov, 1981 (replies)
   Aug-09-06 Tal vs Botvinnik, 1966 (replies)
   Jul-18-06 Petrosian vs Stahlberg, 1953 (replies)
   Jul-17-06 Nimzowitsch vs Saemisch, 1929 (replies)
   Jul-17-06 Keene vs O Jakobsen, 1981 (replies)
   Jul-05-06 Winawer vs Lasker, 1896 (replies)
   Jun-02-06 Sophie Milliet (replies)
   May-30-06 A Yurgis vs Botvinnik, 1931 (replies)
   May-18-06 E Joppen vs Petrosian, 1954
   Apr-28-06 Short vs Salov, 1990 (replies)
   Apr-06-06 Van der Wiel vs J van Baarle, 1983 (replies)
   Apr-06-06 O Krause vs B Leussen, 1908 (replies)
   Mar-29-06 Willy Iclicki (replies)
   Mar-17-06 Rellstab vs E Eliskases, 1939 (replies)
   Feb-26-06 Bacrot vs Aronian, 2006 (replies)
   Feb-26-06 Leko vs Topalov, 2006 (replies)
   Feb-02-06 Maxim Gorky (replies)
   Feb-02-06 Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (replies)
   Jan-22-06 Karjakin vs Kosteniuk, 2003 (replies)
   Jan-17-06 Van Wely vs Topalov, 2006 (replies)
   Jan-17-06 I Sokolov vs Anand, 2006 (replies)
   Jan-16-06 Ivanchuk vs Anand, 2006 (replies)
   Jan-13-06 Throstur Thorhallsson (replies)
   Dec-16-05 Semon Palatnik (replies)
   Dec-01-05 Igor V Platonov (replies)
   Dec-01-05 I Platonov vs Cortlever, 1970 (replies)
   Nov-06-05 Petrosian vs Portisch, 1974 (replies)
   Oct-18-05 Ulf Andersson vs Vaganian, 1989 (replies)
   Oct-17-05 Christiansen vs Leko, 1994 (replies)
   Oct-04-05 Salov vs Mikhalchishin, 1982 (replies)
   Sep-09-05 A Skripchenko vs Lautier, 1998 (replies)
   Aug-31-05 Korchnoi vs Plachetka, 1969 (replies)
   Aug-31-05 L Gutman vs A Vitolinsh, 1979 (replies)
   Aug-05-05 F Greisen vs K L Andersen, 2001 (replies)
   Jul-21-05 Y Gruenfeld vs Ljubojevic, 1979 (replies)
   Jul-21-05 Ljubojevic vs K Honfi, 1970 (replies)
   Jul-21-05 Bronstein vs Ljubojevic, 1973 (replies)
   Jul-21-05 Alfred Kreymborg (replies)
   Jul-20-05 Ivanchuk vs Karpov, 1991 (replies)
   Jul-20-05 Hector vs J Gunnarsson, 2003
   Jul-17-05 Topalov vs Svidler, 2005
   Jul-08-05 Lasker vs Reshevsky, 1936 (replies)
   Jul-01-05 Kmoch vs Nimzowitsch, 1927 (replies)
   Jun-03-05 A Bannik vs Petrosian, 1957 (replies)
   Jun-03-05 Smyslov vs T Ernst, 1988
   Jun-01-05 Wilhelm Steinitz (replies)
   May-30-05 Alexandra Kosteniuk (replies)
   May-26-05 L Engels vs Maroczy, 1936 (replies)
   May-13-05 Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978 (replies)
   May-06-05 Jon Loftur Arnason (replies)
   Apr-25-05 B R (replies)
   Apr-25-05 S Rubinstein vs H Schumacher, 2001
   Apr-25-05 Maurice Jago (replies)
   Apr-22-05 Joseph Henry Blackburne (replies)
   Apr-21-05 Ngan Koshnitsky (replies)
   Apr-20-05 Margeir Petursson (replies)
   Apr-16-05 Judit Polgar vs F Berkes, 2003 (replies)
   Apr-12-05 M Steinberg vs Karpov, 1969 (replies)
   Apr-09-05 Luc Winants (replies)
   Apr-06-05 Karpov vs Gligoric, 1975 (replies)
   Apr-04-05 John Pope (replies)
   Mar-18-05 Sebastien Maze (replies)
   Mar-17-05 Tal vs Petrosian, 1958 (replies)
   Mar-11-05 Jean Francois Jourdain
   Mar-02-05 Kasparov vs Topalov, 2005 (replies)
   Feb-27-05 Kasparov vs Adams, 2005 (replies)
   Feb-13-05 M Stean vs Sosonko, 1975 (replies)
   Jan-27-05 Schlechter vs Rubinstein, 1912 (replies)
   Jan-22-05 Rashid Gibiatovich Nezhmetdinov (replies)
   Jan-21-05 Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 (replies)
   Jan-18-05 Spassky vs Bisguier, 1955 (replies)
   Jan-15-05 Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1958 (replies)
   Dec-31-04 Karpov vs Timman, 1986 (replies)
   Dec-30-04 Smyslov vs Geller, 1955 (replies)
   Dec-20-04 Karpov vs Kasparov, 1990 (replies)
   Dec-03-04 Alekhine vs Fine, 1937 (replies)
   Nov-04-04 J Goh vs G van der Stricht, 2004
   Oct-27-04 K Bischoff vs K Mueller, 2004 (replies)
   Oct-27-04 E Torre vs Tarjan, 1983 (replies)
   Oct-20-04 Amos Burn (replies)
   Oct-13-04 Petrosian vs Benko, 1962 (replies)
   Oct-12-04 Mark Diesen (replies)
   Oct-12-04 Alekhine vs Nimzowitsch, 1914 (replies)
   Oct-11-04 A Diulger vs V Slovineanu, 2001
   Oct-11-04 Sasikiran vs M Gurevich, 2003
   Oct-10-04 Kramnik vs Leko, 2004 (replies)
   Oct-08-04 Leko vs Kramnik, 1995 (replies)
   Sep-28-04 Philidor Defense (C41) (replies)
   Sep-28-04 Smyslov vs Stahlberg, 1953 (replies)
   Sep-28-04 Leko vs Kramnik, 2004 (replies)
   Sep-28-04 Kramer vs Ruster, 1926 (replies)
   Sep-21-04 Kasparov vs Karpov, 1994 (replies)
   Sep-21-04 Spassky vs Karpov, 1988 (replies)
   Sep-21-04 C R Gurnhill vs W H Banks, 1962 (replies)
   Sep-21-04 A Matanovic vs Petrosian, 1959 (replies)
   Sep-17-04 Ulf Andersson vs Polugaevsky, 1990 (replies)
   Sep-10-04 Geller vs Mikhalchishin, 1985
   Sep-09-04 Kasparov vs Portisch, 1986 (replies)
   Sep-03-04 Leitao vs Karpov, 2004 (replies)
   Aug-28-04 Quinteros vs R Henley, 1976 (replies)
   Aug-26-04 Bird vs Englisch, 1883 (replies)
   Aug-09-04 S Rosselli del Turco vs Sultan Khan, 1933
   Aug-07-04 G Orlov vs Karpov, 1971 (replies)
   Aug-05-04 David Gedult (replies)
   Aug-01-04 Tarjan vs Ljubojevic, 1969 (replies)
   Jul-30-04 R Gerber vs C Landenbergue, 2004 (replies)
   Jul-26-04 Salov vs P Peelen, 1983
   Jul-20-04 A Sokolov vs Ulf Andersson, 1989
   Jul-19-04 Karpov vs Kramnik, 1994 (replies)
   Jul-19-04 Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 (replies)
   Jul-15-04 Bronstein vs Botvinnik, 1951 (replies)
   Jul-15-04 Fischer vs Larsen, 1966 (replies)
   Jul-15-04 Kramnik - Leko World Championship Match (2004) (replies)
   Jul-15-04 Kasparov vs Kasimdzhanov, 2001 (replies)
   Jul-15-04 Portisch vs Karpov, 1972 (replies)
   Jul-12-04 Valery Salov (replies)
   Jul-09-04 Karpov vs Yusupov, 1988 (replies)
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