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Member since Jul-05-06 · Last seen Apr-07-17
<"Dare to be original. The paths of mankind are littered with the bones and ashes of men too timid to express their ideas."> --??

I have one game in this database R Schloss vs C G Jaime, 2009.

For a short time, I was a student of soviet GM Eduard Gufeld. It was brief, but a golden opportunity to grow and a great privilege. In his prime, "Eddie" defeated Tal, Spassky, Smyslov, Korchnoi, Bronstein, etc. He drew Kasparov and Karpov. His best game Bagirov vs Gufeld, 1973 is immortalized in the famous book 'World's Greatest Chess Games.'

Here's some defeats of the Chessmaster 7000 program. To beat it I use a setup that Ernest F Pecci calls the "barrage position" (pawns on d4, e3, f4) followed by rapid kingside expansion. The problem with CM is that it plays too "classical" and at times is very materialistic. NOTE: Games are 100% REAL. No cheating, No BS. Exact same way as they were played:

Search Depth: MAX
Deep Thinking: ON
Transpose Table: ON
Opening Book: ON
100% Play Strength (2468 USCF)

NOTE: I am NO genius. I have lost well over 100 games against CM, however these are my most memorable wins.

SirChrislov vs Chessmaster 7000, game #1

1.d4 d5 2.e3 nf6 3.Bd3 Bg4 4.f3 Bd7 5.f4 e6 6.nf3 nc6 7.h3 Bd6 8.nbd2 0-0 9.c3 ne7 10.g4 c5 11.g5 nh5 12.ne5 ng3 13.Rg1 Bxe5 14.Rxg3 Bd6 15.nf3 c4 16.Bc2 Qb6 17.ne5 Bc6 18.h4 Rad8 19.Qg4 Bc7 20.h5 Bb5 21.Bxh7+ Kxh7 22.g6+ fxg6 23.hxg6+ Kg8 24.Qh4 Rf6 25.Rh3 Kf8 26.Qh8+ ng8 27.Rh7 Bxe5 28. Rxg7 Ke8 29.fxe5 Rf8 30.Rxg8 Rxg8 31.Qxg8+ Kd7 32.Qh7+ Kc6 33.g7 Ba4 34.g8Q Rxg8 35.Qxg8 Kd7 36.Kd2 Kc7 37.Rb1 Qa6 38.Ra1 Qb6 39.Rb1 Qa6 40.Qf7+ Bd7 41.a3 Qa4 42.Qe7 b6 43.Qb4 Qc6 44.b3 cxb3 45.Rxb3 Be8 46.a4 Qxa4 47.Qxa4 Bxa4 48.Ra3 b5 49.Kd3 Kb6 50.e4 dxe4+ 51.Kxe4 Bc2+ 52.Kf4 a5 53.Kg5 b4 54.cxb4 axb4 55.Ra2 b3 56.Rb2 Kc6 57.Kf6 Kd5 58.Bh6 Kxd4 59.Rxc2 bxc2 60.Kxe6 Kc5 61.Kf7 Kb4 62.e6 Ka3 63.e7 Ka2 64.e8Q Kb3 65.Qb5+ Kc3 66.Be3 c1Q 67.Qc5+ Kd3 68.Qxc1 Ke4 69.Qd2 Kf3 70.Kf6 Ke4 71.Qd4+ Kf3 72.Kg5 Ke2 73.Kg4 Kf1 74.Qd3+ Kg2 75.Qe2+ Kh1 76.Qf1+ Kh2 77.Bg1+ Kh1 78.Be3+ Kh2 79.Bf4# 1-0

SirChrislov vs Chessmaster 7000, game #2 <33...Qc7>

Same game as above but Chessmaster plays 33...Qc7 34.g8Q Rxg8 35.Qxg8 Qe7 36.Qc8+ Kb6 37.Qc5+ Qxc5 38.dxc5+ Kxc5 39.e4 dxe4 40. Be3+ Kd5 41.Bxa7 Ke5 42.0-0-0 <(queenside castle on the 42nd move! how often do you see that!?)> 42...Kf5 43.Rd6 Ke5 44.Bb8 Kf5 45.Rb6 Bc6 46.b4 cxb3ep 47.axb3 e3 48.b4 Ke4 49.b5 Bd5 50.c4 Bxc4 51.Rxb7 e2 52.Bg3 Kf3 53.Bh4 e5 54.b6 Bd5 55.Re7 e4 56.Kd2 Kg4 57.Be1 Kf4 58.b7 e3+ 59.Kxe2 Bf3+ 60.Kd3 Bxb7 61.Rxb7 e2 62.Kd4 Kg4 63.Ke4 Kg5 64.Rf7 Kg6 65.Rf2 Kg5 66.Bd2+ Kg6 67.Ke5 Kg7 68.Ke6 Kg6 69.Rg2+ Kh5 70.Kf5 e1Q 71.Bxe1 Kh6 72.Bd2+ Kh7 73.Rg6 Kh8 74.Bc3+ Kh7 75.Kf6 Kh8 76.Kf7+ Kh7 77.Rf6 Kh8 78.Rh6# 1-0

SirChrislov vs Chessmaster 7000, game #3 <25...nxg6!?>

Same as game #1, but Chessmaster plays 25...nxg6 26.Qh7+ Kf8 27.nxg6+ Kf7 28.Rg3 Rd7 29.nh8+ Kf8 30.ng6+ Kf7 31.Qh5 Qa6(?!) 32.ne5+ Kg8 33.Rh3 Bxe5 34.Qe8+ Rf8 35.Rh8+ Kxh8 36.Qxf8+ Kh7 37.fxe5 Ba4 <The Chessmaster persona "Kasparov" likes to play the move 37...Kg6 here. Now 38.Bd2 Rf7 39.Qg8 Rf3 40.Ke2 Rg3 41.Kf2 Rg5 42.e4 dxe4 43.Bxg5 Bd7 44.Rg1 e3+ 45.Kxe3 Bc6 46.Bf6+ Bg2 47.Rxg2+ Kf5 48.Rg5# and wallah! You've beaten Kasparov> 38.Kf2 Kg6 39.Kg3 Rf7 40.Qg8 Bc2 41.Bd2 Be4 42.Rg1 Rf1 43.Rxf1 Kh6 44.Rf4 Qc6 45.Qf7 Kg5 46.Rh4 Bf3 47.e4# 1-0 <The capture 37.dxe5 also works:>37.dxe5 Qb6 38.Bd2 Rd8 39.Qe7 Be8 40.0-0-0 Kg8 41.Rg1 Bf7 42.Rg3 g6(??) 43.Rh3 Qxb2+ 44.Kxb2 Rd6 45.exd6 a6 46.Qf6 a5 47.Rh8# 1-0

CM 7000 vs SirChrislov, B01 Portuguese Main Line 4.f3

1.e4 d5 2.exd5 nf6 3.d4 Bg4 4.f3 Bf5 5.g4 Bg6 6.c4 e6 7.Qb3 exd5 8.Qxb7 nbd7 9.nc3 Rb8 10.Qxa7 Bb4 11.Bf4 Qe7+ 12.ne2 0-0 13.g5 Bxc3+ 14.bxc3 nh5 15.Bc1 dxc4 16.Ba3 Qe3 17.Qxc7 Rfe8 18.Qxd7 nf4 19.Be7 Bd3 20.g6 Bxe2 21.gxf7+ Kxf7 22.Bg5+ Kg8 23.Bxf4 Qxc3+ 24.Kf2 Qxf3+ 25.Kg1 Qxf4 26.h4 Bxf1 27.Qd5+ Kh8 28.Rh2 Qg3+ 29.Rg2 Bxg2 30.Qxg2 Re1+ 31.Rxe1 Qxe1+ 32.Qf1 Rb1 33.Qxe1 Rxe1+ 34.Kf2 Rd1 35.Ke2 Rxd4 36.h5 c3 37.Ke3 Rd1 38.a4 c2 39.a5 c1Q+ 40.Ke4 Qc4+ 41.Kf3 Rd3+ 42.Kf2 Qc2+ 43.Ke1 Rd1# 0-1

SirChrislov vs CM 7000, Bird System

1.f4 d5 2.e3 nf6 3.nf3 e6 4.d4 Bd6 5.Bd3 0-0 6.h3 c5 7.c3 nc6 8.g4 c4 9.Bc2 Bd7 10.nbd2 h6 11.g5 hxg5 12.nxg5 Rc8 13.ndf3 Qb6 14.ne5 Rcd8 15.h4 ne7 16.h5 nf5 17.Qf3 Qb5 18.Qh3 nh6 19.Rg1 Bc7 20.ng4 nhxg4 21.Rxg4 e5 22.f5 nxg4 23.Qxg4 exd4 24.h6 dxe3 25.hxg7 Qb6 26.Qh5 Bg3+ 27.Ke2 Kxg7 28.Bxe3 Qd6 29.Bd4+ Be5 30.nh7 f6 31.Qg6+ Kh8 32.ng5 Bxf5 33.Qxf5 Qe7 34.ne6 Bh2 35.Rh1 Rd7 36.Rxh2+ Kg8 37.Qg6+ Qg7 38.nxg7 Rxg7 39.Qh5 Ra8 40.Bxf6 Kf8 41.Bxg7+ Ke7 42.Qe5+ Kd7 43.Bf5+ Kc6 44.Rh6+ Kb5 45.Bd7+ Ka5 46.Qxd5+ b5 47.Rh5 Rb8 48.Qxc4 a6 49.b4+ Kb6 50.Qc6+ Ka7 51.Bd4+ Rb6 52.Qc7+ Ka8 53.Rh8+ Rb8 54.Bc6# 1-0

<An old truth, both in
life and chess: "An
exceptional moment is
worth more than a year
serenely lived, or a
tournament won.">
-- GM Lev Polugaevsky

Some exceptional moments of mine: (all from tournament games. the last two are compositions)

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...Nxe3 2.Bxf5 Qxf5 3.fxe3 Bxe3+ 4.Kh2 Bf4+ 5.Kg2 Qg5+ 6.Kf3 Qg3+ 7.Ke4 Qe3+ 8.Kf5 g6+ 9.hxg6 fxg6+ 10.Ke6 Rae8+ 11.Kd7 Rd8+ 12.Ke6 Qh3+ 0-1

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Proudest chess moment: this finish was against a strong armenian player. I have reached a winning endgame (29.Qxf2 Rxf2 30.Rxe5, etc.) but I spotted the following 10 move mate combo, "a la Fischer" I like to say: 1.Rxe8+ Kxe8 2.Rxe5+ Kd7 3.Qe7+ Kc6 4.Qe8+ Kd6 5.Qb8+ Kc6 6.Qa8+ Kd7 7.Qb7+ Kd8 8.Rd5+ Ke8 9.Qd7+ Kf8 10.Qd8#.

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1.Ne6+ Kh7 (if ...fxe6, the line I had in mind was 2.Qd4+ Nf6 3.Rc7+ and wins) 2.Rh8+ Kxh8 3.Qd4+ f6 4.Qd8+ 1-0

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...Nh3+ 2.Kh1 Qg1+!! 3.Rxg1 Nf2#smothered mate. Lucena's Legacy!

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a smothered between two rooks, very rare kind of mate: 1.Qb4+ Kg8 2.Ne7+ resigns (...Kf8 3.Ng6+ Kg8 4.Qf8+ Rxf8 5.Ne7#).

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These are 2 problems I have composed. they were inspired by post-mortem combinations found in 2 of my games and are dedicated to the memory of my ex-trainer GM Eduard Gufeld who passed in 2002. my sincerest regret for not being able to attend his funeral. Wht mates in seven 1.Re8+ Kf6 2.Rd6+ Kf5 3.Bg6+ Kg4(...Kf4 4.Rd4#) 4.Rd4+ Bf4 5.Re5! Nc6(or any move) 6.Bh5+ Kh4 7.Rxf4#.

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Wht has a spectacular king hunt mate in seven 1.Qd8+ Kxe6 2.Rc6+ Kf5 3.Qd7+ Ke4 4.Rc4+ Ke3 5.Qd4+ Ke2 6.Rc2+ Ke1 7.Qg1#. (UPDATE: From the start position, It's a mate in two!)

La vida es una ola de nuevos horizontes, lo importante es no detenerse. Que tengas un dia lleno de bendiciones. (Yeah, I espik español too.)

<MUST-VIEW!! - These are some "numerical coincidences" I discovered about Bobby Fischer>

Fischer died at age 64, there are 64 squares on a chessboard.

64 + 64 = 128

1 + 2 + 8 = <11>

Fischer became the <11th> World Champion of Chess.

His best tournament record: <11-0> at the US Championship of '63

<11...Na4!!> beginning of the combination in Game of the Century.

Fischer's best known (and probably greatest) victories are those against the Byrne brothers. Donald Byrne = <11> letters, Robert Byrne = <11> letters.

Geller and Tal are the only players in history with plus scores against Fischer in regular tournament games. Yefim Geller = <11> letters. Tal vs. Fischer in tournament games: they faced each other <11> times.

"At <11> I just got good." -Fischer

<11th> letter in the alphabet: K for King:

In 1960, Fischer loses to Spassky on the black side of a king's gambit. Infuriated, he is prompt to write an article about the opening's unsoundness but he never actually proved he could beat it otb. King's Gambit = <11> letters. To this day: King's gambit 1, Fischer 0.

In the last professional game of his career, Fischer played his favorite King's Indian Defense (KID) = "King is Dead."

The last piece Fischer touched in that game was a king move (27...Kg7) afterwhich Spassky resigned and Fis

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   SirChrislov has kibitzed 812 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-09-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 (replies)
SirChrislov: It's 1:00am out out here here in Cali Cali. Goin to get 3 hrs sleep b4 I get up to see this. Goodnite.
   Sep-08-14 Eduard Gufeld (replies)
SirChrislov: This month marks 12 years since his passing. He would be 78 years young. His games are his monument. And his big heart. One of my recent tournament games, dedicated to my coach/trainer, GM Gufeld SirChrislov vs. Tomer, Whittier CA, 2014 1.d4 f5 2.e4 d6 3.nc3 nc6 4.Bc4 Nf6 5.f3 ...
   May-22-14 Lasker vs Capablanca, 1914 (replies)
SirChrislov: From the <Sally S> link: One day Giuoco sprang his opening on Bernardo and won a brilliant game “That was quite a game.” said Bernardo and so the name ‘The Quiet Game’ stuck. Ha! Soooo untrue but very very funny. I much doubt they spoke to each other in English while ...
   May-13-14 Tal vs Gufeld, 1968 (replies)
SirChrislov: Here Gufeld's doom was perhaps his insistence on harassing the bishop with 11...h5(?), I understand his desire of the bishop-pair advantage and he gets it but at too high a cost. So ...h4 was most probably inaccurate (but he was sometimes a hard-headed man. I knew him briefly.) ...
   Mar-23-13 G Idigoras vs Panno, 1955 (replies)
SirChrislov: <23.Nxg6!!> Annotators of the 50's were baffled by this move. Its strength did not lie in forcing variations leading to mate or material gain but rather a calmly increasing attack. 37...Bg7 allowed a quick finish. Perhaps more appropriate was 37...Qc5+ 38.Kf1! (not Kh1,
   Feb-28-13 Estrin vs Berliner, 1965 (replies)
SirChrislov: Tim Harding analyzes this game in great detail in <64 Great Chess Games: Instructive Classics from the World of Correspondence Chess> It is a masterpiece in terms of precision, Makes the immortal game look like child's play. But to understand it fully you must go through ...
   Feb-28-13 Kasparov vs Anand, 1995 (replies)
SirChrislov: Daylight come and viswana go home...
   Feb-27-13 Capablanca vs Janowski, 1911 (replies)
SirChrislov: <Ghengis Pawn II: 53. BxP Q-K8 ch?? A mistake which affected the destinies of three great chess masters. It was a tragedy in Janowski's life that he did not bring this brilliant game to a fitting conclusion with Q-R8 ch, followed by N x B and Q-N7. Capablanca won the ...
   Feb-14-13 Anthony J Love (replies)
SirChrislov: He played a decent game against my former instructor Eduard Gufeld, even though the result was based on the passed pawn favored by some "adjudicators" Gufeld vs A J Love, 1986
   Feb-13-13 Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922 (replies)
SirChrislov: In the following year, Burgess went solo with his own account of chess history in <Chess Highlughts of the 20th Century: The best chess 1900-1999 in historical context> where he did include this game and several others from <Mammoth Book of the WGCG>: Chess ...
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