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Member since Jun-23-09 · Last seen Jun-19-18
Never give away for free what someone else will pay you for - <TheFocus>. Full Member
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   TheFocus has kibitzed 27028 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jun-18-18 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
TheFocus: <saffuna: <So, my question is, why did <thefocus> deserve it? Because of stuff like this?> <Primarily because he called Susan Polgar a <fat-arsed cow>. You probably think that was hilarious, too.> After that USCF affair, I could have called her a lot ...
   Jun-09-18 Rice Memorial (1916) (replies)
TheFocus: <Phony Benoni: <Retireborn> I no longer have the book. My collection has waned over the years. I see in another place that <Thefocus> apparently has a copy, so perhaps he can help.> Sorry I didn't see this yet, but looks like <zanzibar> has found Sergeant's ...
   Jun-08-18 Capablanca vs M Karff, 1941 (replies)
TheFocus: Vera Menchik beat Max Euwe.
   Jun-08-18 J C Rosenthal vs Capablanca, 1916 (replies)
TheFocus: From Sergeant's notes in the tournament book: <Here Rosenthal agreed to a draw, but he might well have gone on. The Field suggests the following: 31…Rxe3 (if 31…Rf8 32. e4) 32. Rxe3 Qxe3 33. Qxe3 dxe3 34. Kc1 Na3 35. Bb3+ Kf8 36. h6 gxh6 37. Rg1 and wins. If there is a ...
   Jun-05-18 AVRO (1938) (replies)
TheFocus: <Cibator: Max Euwe previewed this event in a book called "Meet The Masters", first published in 1940. It included pen-portraits and biographies of the eight contenders, plus selections of their most characteristic games. Later editions included a footnote on the death of ...
   Jun-04-18 Alekhine vs Lasker, 1924 (replies)
TheFocus: <saniyat> I believe that line is refuted by 34...Qxf4.
   Jun-04-18 All Russian Amateur (1909)
TheFocus: Here is a description of the St. Petersburg 1909 book (Russian edition)It includes both tournaments. I don't own a copy though. <ST. PETERSBURG 1909, Lasker, Znosko-Borovsky & Malyutin; St. Petersburg, 1910. Russian. Quite scarce. This edition, unlike the English & German ...
   Jun-03-18 takchess chessforum (replies)
TheFocus: <takchess> That sounds good.
   May-30-18 Robert James Fischer (replies)
TheFocus: <Joshka: <Diocletian> I've had my copy on eBay for months, finally dropped it down to 250. No takers. There's one guy who has been trying to sell it for 405 for almost a year. Good luck, you'll need it;-) Which brings me to something, why doesn't have a ...
   May-28-18 Josef Cukierman (replies)
TheFocus: <MissScarlett> <But the matter will only, one hopes, be settled by one of <>'s intrepid Parisian members prising themself off the lazyboy recliner> Tell them the Huns are coming. That'll get them off and running.
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