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   TheFocus has kibitzed 14239 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-15-15 Fischer vs Tal, 1960
TheFocus: Anyone forgetting that the first two games between them were draws?
   Apr-15-15 Odd Lie (replies)
TheFocus: <whiteshark> The truth comes out about Kasparov! I was suspicious of Garry ever since I interviewed him for the AP. Me: "Garry, do you think chess players should begin by learning the elementary mates, such as Bishop and Knight vs. King?" Garry: "Uh... What? How does the ...
   Apr-15-15 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
TheFocus: I have never read anything by Fitzgerald. Nor plan to. (Shrugs)
   Apr-14-15 Wesley So (replies)
TheFocus: <On the contrary, Wes is an elite athlete> When is a chess player an athlete? Chess isn't even a sport. Working out in the gym, running lots of miles, hitting the heavy bag, etc. does not make you an athlete. It just gets you in shape for a grueling tournament.
   Apr-14-15 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
TheFocus: <Mark> Still doing great!
   Apr-14-15 AVRO (1938) (replies)
TheFocus: Fine was never U.S. Champion either. The "one point" preventing that was Sammy.
   Apr-13-15 Robert James Fischer (replies)
TheFocus: Bobby was from Brooklyn, not the Bronx. Every Russian schoolboy knows this.
   Apr-13-15 US Championships (2015) (replies)
TheFocus: <starry2013> <Why don't more people want chess modernised and make more of a sporting spectacle the general public would be interested in?> It always makes me laugh when I see people wanting to turn chess into a spectator sport. The non-chess playing public will not ...
   Apr-13-15 crawfb5 chessforum
TheFocus: It bears mentioning that <Havana 1913> has appeared in English, the translation being by Edward Winter.
   Apr-09-15 Hartston vs Spassky, 1966 (replies)
TheFocus: "Hartston, we have a problem."
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