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The names of the chess pieces in 73 languages:

Dump the World Championship. Chess should be like tennis: four majors a year.

"I believe what a man tells me about himself. Until he tells me something different, and then I believe that." -- Ray Bradbury

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   Shams has kibitzed 19176 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-03-15 Robert James Fischer (replies)
Shams: This game was also a loss on time: Fischer vs V Pupols, 1955
   Aug-31-15 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
Shams: McKinley's Gone:
   Aug-30-15 Sinquefield Cup (2015) (replies)
Shams: <DirkMcCallahan> This is from memory but Soltis wrote of a guy ejected from the playing hall for yelling "move your rook!" to a GM who had gone in the tank after an opponent made a move that contained a clear one-move threat. If I remember correctly the player thought for a ...
   Aug-29-15 W So vs Nakamura, 2015 (replies)
Shams: <Marmot PFL> <<Naka mentioned during post game interview, and I am paraphrasing here, Wesley needs more opening preps, I think Naka was sincere when he said that...> I thought he said better prep, not more. Think he meant going beyond learning computer evaluations to ...
   Aug-10-15 Russian Superfinals (2015) (replies)
Shams: <eternaloptimist> < For example Jakovenko has got to be a better endgame player than Caruana.> You might very well be right, but it seems to me like Jakovenko has been living for a long time on a run of brilliant endgame play that ended several years ago.
   Jun-07-15 Daniel Hugo Campora
Shams: <Fusilli> You should post that in the Biographer's Bistro.
   May-26-15 Karne chessforum
Shams: Sister? Carpenters? What does that mean?
   May-26-15 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
Shams: <keypusher> <There is a fair amount of intelligence in some rock music, but little of it finds its way into the words.> "Most rock journalism is people who can't write, interviewing people who can't talk, for people who can't read." -- Frank Zappa
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