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   Plaidpawn has kibitzed 18 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-14-18 Kramnik vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
Plaidpawn: <Sally Simpson: In the past more often than not Kramnik has opted for 1.Nf3 v Caruana so perhaps we might see that today. Good move 1.Nf3. It frees the g1 square for a Rook :)> I see what you did there ;) And thanks for getting me to join a chess club here (took one of your
   Aug-16-17 St. Louis Rapid & Blitz (Rapid) (2017) (replies)
Plaidpawn: Garry is certainly showing better time management, too.
   Jun-29-17 YourNextMove (Rapid) (2017) (replies)
Plaidpawn: <Boomie: The geezers are struggling against the young guns.> Could it be adjusting to the "Bronstein time control" is an issue? From the interviews I've seen, whenever they're asked, the participants said it was an adjustment for them.
   Jun-28-17 Grand Chess Tour Paris (Rapid) (2017) (replies)
Plaidpawn: I'm wondering why <CG> hasn't started pages for this next leg of the Grand Tour.
   Jun-24-17 Carlsen vs Grischuk, 2017 (replies)
Plaidpawn: <Jamboree: How could this result be "0-1"? Black only has a single bishop left.> I don't know if this clarifies, but in the actual game, White flagged several moves before the ending position and there were more pieces on the board. In the discussion following the game, the ...
   Jun-16-17 Altibox Norway (2017) (replies)
Plaidpawn: <PeterDC> It might have been his assertion that the King's Gambit was an awful opening. They mentioned that it seemed to start a Twitter (or chat) firestorm.
   Jun-14-17 Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2017 (replies)
Plaidpawn: I'm still holding out for an Evan's Gambit.
   May-13-13 Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2013 (replies)
Plaidpawn: The time control is 1 h 40 min for 40 moves + 50 min for 20 moves + 15 min for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from the first. (from the tournament site)
   Nov-30-09 Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2009 (replies)
Plaidpawn: I was perusing the FIDE rules page and came across this entry in 4.4 item c: "intending to castle, touches the king or king and rook at the <same time>, but castling on that side is illegal, the player must make another legal move with his king" Touching the pieces at the ...
   Nov-11-09 Aronian vs Kramnik, 2009 (replies)
Plaidpawn: Nothing left for me but to plead the <fifth>
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