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Shadout Mapes
Member since Mar-22-03 · Last seen Nov-18-18
PHD student in physics, I like chess.
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   Shadout Mapes has kibitzed 978 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-27-15 Benzol chessforum (replies)
Shadout Mapes: Thanks Benzol! I spent a lot of time here back when I was a kid, but sort of lost track of chess as I got older. I've been trying to keep up again recently. I'm not that strong anymore so I mostly lurk :).
   Apr-27-15 Kasparov vs Short (Blitz) (2015) (replies)
Shadout Mapes: I think Lasker knew Hilbert, but his doctoral advisor was Max Noether, father of the great algebraist Emmy Noether.
   Mar-11-15 A Escobar Forero vs D Nederveld, 2005 (replies)
Shadout Mapes: Yup I missed the knight move 24...Ne5 in the lines given by <Once> and <Pi Guy>, thanks. <morfishine> 22.Rxe6 Qxa1+?? 23.Bf1 Qxa3 24.Re7+ Kf8 25.Qxa3 looks pretty bad for black.
   Jun-29-08 Dortmund Sparkassen (2008) (replies)
Shadout Mapes: nice opening from kramnik, both in the choice and the execution.
   Jan-18-08 Kramnik vs Aronian, 2008 (replies)
Shadout Mapes: <sambo> after 16...dxc3 17.e6 Nf6 18.Bh5 Nxh5 19.Qxh5 Qf6 20.exf7+ Kd8 21.Rad1 white has a very nice attack.
   Dec-15-07 World Chess Cup (2007) (replies)
Shadout Mapes: Geller lead Korchnoi by half a point in the 1960 USSR championships, and in the penultimate round Korchnoi faced Geller as black and decided that he would only be satisfied with a win: Geller vs Korchnoi, 1960 . Not a match, I know, but considering the opposition and the ...
   Dec-11-07 Karjakin vs Shirov, 2007 (replies)
Shadout Mapes: <Eyal> Very important correction: after 49.Nxe4 the position is won for <black> in 208 moves. After reading your post I stared at the position for a while in disbelief before checking the tablebase myself to see white's win!
   Nov-06-07 Vladimir Kramnik (replies)
Shadout Mapes: I thought the classical record between Kramnik and Anand was 6-5 for Kramnik (it's the stat Dennis Monokroussos gave on his blog). Does anyone know their head-to-head record for certain?
   Oct-27-07 Anatoly Karpov (replies)
Shadout Mapes: <danielpi> What are the best books on Karpov? He's my current favorite player, and I'd like to pick through his best games.
   Sep-15-07 FIDE World Championship Tournament (2007) (replies)
Shadout Mapes: My Fritz is starting to really like Kramnik
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